Anushka Sharma Bollywood Actress Biography

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Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma was born on 1 May 1988 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer, and her mother, Ashima Sharma, is a homemaker. Her father is a native of Uttar Pradesh, while her mother is a Garhwali. Her elder brother is film producer Karnesh Sharma, who earlier served in the Merchant Navy. Prior to joining the navy, Karnesh played for the under-19 Bangalore Ranji cricket team. Sharma has stated that being a military brat played an important role in shaping her as a person and contributing to her life. In an interview with The Times of India in 2012, she said, “I take pride in saying that I am an army officer’s daughter even more than being an actor. She studied in Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She then moved to Mumbai to further her modeling career.

Sharma says she originally wished to make it big in the modeling world but had no strong aspirations for films. She began her modeling career at the Lakme Fashion Week as a model for Wendell Rodricks’s Les Vamps Show and was picked to be Rodricks’s finale model at the Spring Summer ’07 Collection. Since then she has done campaigns for Silk & Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio.

Her first acting role was in Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) opposite Shahrukh Khan. The film was a huge success and her performance was appreciated. Film critic Taran Adarsh said, “Anushka looks the character and surprises you with a confident performance. It’s no small achievement to share screen space with an actor of the caliber of SRK and Anushka manages it very well from start to end.” Her second film, Badmaash Company, also under Yash Raj Films, was released on May 7, 2010. She was praised for breaking out of the shell of the conservative and homely Taani to play the feisty and independent Bulbul, and her performance was applauded.

She has two other projects on hand. She began shooting for her first venture outside of Yash Raj with Nikhil Advani and Akshay Kumar in Patiala House in December 2009. Patiala House is scheduled to be released on February 11, 2011. She has also started filming for her third Yash Raj Film, Band Baaja Baaraat, directed by Maneesh Sharma and co-starring debutant Ranveer Singh.

Filmography:

Year

Title Role Director

Remarks

2008 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Taani Sahni Aditya Chopra
2010 Badmaash Company Bulbul Singh Parmeet Sethi
2010 Band Baaja Baaraat Shruti Kakkar Maneesh Sharma
2011 Patiala House Simran Chaggal Nikhil Advani
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Ishika Desai Maneesh Sharma
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Akira Rai Yash Chopra
2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Bijlee Mandola Vishal Bhardwaj
2014 PK Jagat “Jaggu” Janini Rajkumar Hirani
2015 NH10 Meera Navdeep Singh Also producer
2015 Bombay Velvet Rosie Noronha Anurag Kashyap
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Farah Ali Zoya Akhtar
2016 Sultan Aarfa Hussain Ali Abbas Zafar
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Alizeh Khan Karan Johar
2017 Phillauri Shashi Anshai Lal Also producer and playback singer for song “Naughty Billo”
2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal Sejal Zaveri Imtiaz Ali
2018 Sanju TBA Rajkumar Hirani Filming
2018 Pari TBA Prosit Roy Filming
2018 Untitled project TBA Anand L Rai Filming

Awards and Nominations-

Year

Film Award Category

Awards

2009 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Filmfare Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Female Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Won
2011 Band Baaja Baaraat BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Film Actor-Female Nominated
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Excellent Performance Award Won
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Won
Hottest Pair (along with Ranveer Singh) Won
Lions Gold Awards Favorite Jodi (along with Ranveer Singh) Won
Screen Awards Best Actress Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
Stardust Awards Best Comedy/Romance Actress Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Female Nominated
N/A International Female Icon Nominated
2013 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Stardust Awards Best Comedy/Romance Actress Won
Jab Tak Hai Jaan BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Film Actor-Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role-Female Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Comedy/Romance Actress Won
Times of India Film Awards Best Supporting Actor (Female) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Won
2015 PK Stardust Awards Best Actor of the Year (Female) Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role-Female Nominated
2016 NH10 Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role-Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Social Film Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role-Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Thriller Film Nominated
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Actress Nominated
Jagran Film Festival Best Actress Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
K.A Abbas Honour for Social Consciousness Won
Stardust Awards Performer of the Year (Female) Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Best Actor (Female) Nominated
Best Actor Critics (Female) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor (Female) – Viewers’ Choice Nominated
Dil Dhadakne Do BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role-Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Role – Female Nominated
Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
Best Jodi (Popular Choice) (along with Ranveer Singh) Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast Won
2017 Sultan Zee Cine Awards Best Actor (Female) – Viewers’ Choice Won
Screen Awards Best Actress (Jury Choice) Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Actress of the Year Won
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Won
Screen Awards Best Actress (Jury Choice) Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

 

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