Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films.
69 Facts About Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award.
Anushka Sharma made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the top-grossing romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films' romances Band Baaja Baaraat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan ; winning the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter.
Anushka Sharma went on to earn praise for playing strong-willed women in the crime thriller NH10, and the dramas Dil Dhadakne Do, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Sui Dhaaga.
Anushka Sharma was the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Filmz, under which she produced several films and web series, including NH10 and Paatal Lok.
Anushka Sharma is the ambassador for multiple brands and products, has designed her own line of clothing for women, named Nush, and supports various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights.
Anushka Sharma is married to the cricketer Virat Kohli, with whom she has a daughter.
Anushka Sharma was born on 1 May 1988 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
Anushka Sharma lived in Sheela Bhawan of Naishvilla road in her childhood.
Anushka Sharma's father is a native of Uttar Pradesh, while her mother is a Garhwali.
Anushka Sharma has stated that being a military brat played an important role in shaping her as a person and contributing to her life.
Anushka Sharma originally intended to pursue a career in modelling or journalism, and had no aspirations to be an actress.
Anushka Sharma enrolled herself at the Elite Model Management, and was groomed by the style consultant Prasad Bidapa.
In 2007, Anushka Sharma made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Wendell Rodricks's Les Vamps Show and was picked to be his finale model at the Spring Summer 2007 Collection.
Whilst modelling, Anushka Sharma joined an acting school and began auditioning for film roles.
Anushka Sharma made her acting debut in Aditya Chopra's romantic drama Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
Anushka Sharma took a day to prepare for her screen test at the Yash Raj Films studio and refused to do an impromptu one.
Anushka Sharma was signed for a three-film deal with the company and landed the leading role of Tani Sahni, a young bride to a middle-aged man, portrayed by Khan.
Two years later, Anushka Sharma played the leading lady in the crime-comedy Badmaash Company, directed by Parmeet Sethi and co-starring Shahid Kapoor, Vir Das and Meiyang Chang.
Later in 2010, Anushka Sharma completed her three-film contract with Yash Raj Films by starring in Band Baaja Baaraat, a romantic comedy directed by Maneesh Anushka Sharma and co-starring debutant Ranveer Singh.
Anushka Sharma's role was that of Shruti Kakkar, an ambitious middle-class Punjabi girl who starts her own wedding planning business.
In preparation for the part, Anushka Sharma learned to speak in the Punjabi dialect, which she cited as the toughest part of her role; she described the way the lead characters in the film interact as "crude but cute" and it required her to "talk fast, sometimes mix words and even omit words completely".
Trade analysts expressed doubt on Band Baaja Baaraats financial prospect, citing the middling response to Yash Raj Films' last few productions, the lack of a male star, and saying that by then Anushka Sharma was an "almost-forgotten" actress.
Anushka Sharma's performance was praised by critics, many of whom cited it as her best work to that point.
The critic Anupama Chopra wrote that Anushka Sharma "comes into her own as the ambitious Delhi girl, who dreams of upgrading to multi-crore Sainik Farms weddings".
The film tells the story of a budding cricketer who encounters trouble in convincing his father of his profession; Anushka Sharma was cast as the love interest of Kumar's character.
Anushka Sharma featured as Ishika Desai, a salesgirl hired to outwit a conman, who ends up falling in love with him instead.
The film and Anushka Sharma's performance received mixed reviews, with Piyali Dasgupta of NDTV calling her "believable but not endearing".
In 2012, Anushka Sharma played a supporting role alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in Yash Chopra's "swan song", the romance Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which marked her fifth collaboration with Yash Raj Films and her second with Khan.
Anushka Sharma was cast as Akira Rai, a Discovery Channel reporter who harbours ambitions of being a documentary filmmaker.
Anushka Sharma next appeared in Vishal Bhardwaj's Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, a political satire set in a village in Haryana.
Co-starring alongside Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan and Shabana Azmi, Anushka Sharma played the titular role of Bijlee Mandola, a strong-headed girl who engages in a romantic affair with Khan's character despite being engaged to another man.
Several critics noted that Anushka Sharma was being stereotyped as a loud and loquacious girl; Raja Sen noted that she "is great in a couple of scenes near the climax," though Kanika Sikka of Daily News and Analysis was more critical and found her "unconvincing".
In 2014, Anushka Sharma played a television journalist who befriends an alien, in Rajkumar Hirani's religious satire PK.
Critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote that Anushka Sharma plays "a feisty poetry-loving girl who knows her mind far more than most Hindi film heroines are allowed to" and praised her for "hold[ing] her own" against Khan.
Anushka Sharma launched a production company named Clean Slate Filmz, whose first release was Navdeep Singh's thriller NH10, in which she played the lead role.
In preparation, Anushka Sharma underwent interval training for three months to build her stamina.
Saibal Chatterjee found the film to be a "taut and riveting thriller" and praised Anushka Sharma for "conveying a range of moods as she moves from the vulnerable to the fearless in a battle in which the odds are stacked heavily against her", and Prarthana Sarkar of International Business Times credited her for breaking away from her romantic comedy image.
Anushka Sharma's character was referenced from the actresses Brigitte Bardot, Helen and Waheeda Rehman.
Anushka Sharma used temporary lip enhancers for the part, citing it as the reason behind her changed appearance on a chat show in 2014, and refuted media speculation about having undergone plastic surgery.
Anushka Sharma next reunited with Yash Raj Films in Sultan, a romantic sports drama from the writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar.
Anushka Sharma took on the role of Aarfa Hussain, a wrestler from Haryana who inspires the title character to take up the sport.
Anushka Sharma achieved further success later that year when she played the lead female role of Alizeh Khan, a free-spirited girl in a loveless relationship in Karan Johar's romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai.
The film earned over 2 billion worldwide, and Anushka Sharma received a Best Actress nomination at the 62nd Filmfare Awards.
Anushka Sharma next collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan for the third time in Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal, a romance about a Gujrati tourist in Europe who falls in love with her tour guide.
Rajeev Masand commended the film's ensemble but was critical of Anushka Sharma's performance, writing that she "sticks out with strange hair and stranger accent".
Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India praised the subtle chemistry between the leads and credited Anushka Sharma for playing the restrained role effortlessly.
Anushka Sharma received a nomination for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
Anushka Sharma played a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy, for which she met with an occupational therapist and an audiologist; she stayed in character and chose to use a wheelchair between shots.
In 2020, Anushka Sharma served as executive producer for her company's crime thriller series Paatal Lok, which was released on Amazon Prime Video, and produced the horror film Bulbbul for Netflix.
In 2022, Anushka Sharma announced that she would step away from her producing duties for her banner Clean Slate Filmz, and that her brother would be the sole owner of the company.
Anushka Sharma has been named as "The Person of the Year" by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on multiple occasions.
Anushka Sharma has confessed to being a victim of anxiety disorder and seeking treatment for it.
On 11 January 2021, Anushka Sharma gave birth to a girl, Vamika.
Anushka Sharma is extremely private about her personal life and has repeatedly requested the media and paparazzi to not share pictures of her daughter.
In September 2013, Anushka Sharma participated and walked the ramp in a fashion show that was held in memory of the late filmmaker, Yash Chopra.
Anushka Sharma participated in the opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League held at Kolkata, along with other celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar and composer Pritam.
Anushka Sharma walked the ramp to support Shabana Azmi's Mijwan Welfare Society, a Non-governmental organization that helps empower women.
In December 2014, Anushka Sharma auctioned the leather jacket she wore in Jab Tak Hai Jaan on eBay, with proceeds going to the redevelopment of the flood-ravaged states of Kashmir and Assam.
Anushka Sharma had fronted a campaign to collect donations for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
Anushka Sharma has been vocal about the disparity in the pay that actresses command, in comparison with their male counterparts in the film industry.
Anushka Sharma has spoken up for animal rights on social media.
In October 2017, Anushka Sharma launched her own clothing line, named Nush.
Anushka Sharma was fined through rider for bike ride without helmet on Mumbai roads.
Anushka Sharma held the fifth position on The Times of India's listing of the "Most Desirable Woman" in 2011.
In 2018, Anushka Sharma Anushka Sharma appeared in the Forbes Asias 30 Under 30 list,.
Anushka Sharma maintains a Twitter account and has an official Facebook page.
Anushka Sharma is cited as one of the most popular Indian celebrities on social media.
Anushka Sharma is a celebrity endorser for various brands and products, including TVS Scooty, Nivea, Elle 18 cosmetics, Bru coffee and Pantene.