Kritika Kamra

Kritika Kamra (pronounced [krɪʈʰɪkaː kaːmraː]; born 25 October 1988) is an Indian film and television actress.[3]

Kritika Kamra
Born (1988-10-25) 25 October 1988[1][2]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Model
Years active2007–present

Kritika is known for playing Arohi in television shows Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Dr. Nidhi in Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Ananya in Reporters and Chandrakanta in Prem Ya Paheli - Chandrakanta. In 2014 she participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Kamra made her Bollywood debut in 2018 with Mitron.[4] The film has earned her a unanimous affirmation of being an applauded performer. Prior to the film, Kritika has done three web based Short films, Music Video Mera Jahan and the most danced on song of 2018 Kamariya with staggering views of over 275 Millions on YouTube.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Early life

Kritika was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and grew up in her hometown Ashoknagar, Madhya Pradesh. She did her early schooling at Anand Primary School, Sukhpur, where her father is a dentist and mother a nutritionist and an educationist in Shri Anandpur Trust Charitable Hospital, Ashoknagar. She also briefly attended Tara Sadan Sr. Secondary school, Ashoknagar, M.P. She completed her middle school from St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and then pursued secondary and higher secondary studies at Delhi Public School, New Delhi.[11][12][13] She then went on to study fashion at National Institute of Fashion Technology but dropped out after her first year, as she was cast for Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar.[14]

Career

In Kritika's acting career spanning just over 11 years, her choice of work has always set her apart from her contemporaries.[15] Her decision to debut in Bollywood with the film Mitron directed by National Award Winner, Nitin Kakkar,[16] pays a homage to her Mantra, of choosing a project with a good story and memorable characters! Though the film did not fare too well at the box office but it has put Kritika on the map to success in Bollywood! The film has earned her a unanimous label of a confident, assured, captivating and a memorable performer! She made every second of her presence on screen count! [17][18] Though her journey from TV To the Films may seem long, but it has been rewarding, memorable & progressive with some very noteworthy choices.

During Yahaan ke Hum Sikander, she was offered a cameo role of an antagonist in SAB TV's show called Jersey No. 10. However, the show that made her an over night sensation, and a youth icon was Imagine TV & Balaji Telefilm's Kitani Mohabbat Hai. This was the only show in India at that time, to have come back with a second season under same Title & same lead pair. In both the seasons, she played the iconic character of ’Arohi’ starring opposite Karan Kundra. This show made them the most loved and followed On-Screen pair! She was handpicked by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefims to essay the role of Arohi Sharma.[19][20]

After Kitani Mohabbat Hai, she was seen as Prateeksha, lead female protagonist on Sony TV’s Pyaar Ka Bandhan.[21] Kamra’s career took another major leap towards fame & recognition when she bagged the role of Dr. Nidhi in Sony TV & Rajan Shahi’s Kuch Toh Log Kahenge. In this adaptation of a critically acclaimed Pakistani show, Dhoop Kinare,[22] she shared screen space with the likes of Sharad Kelkar, Karan Wahi & Mohnish Bahl, some of the most coveted names in Indian TV industry. Her portrayal of Dr. Nidhi not only made this, one of her most memorable TV outings, a household name, & a favorite amongst all age groups viewers, it also awarded her the 18th Lion Gold Award’s Best Actress in a Lead role award. It will not be wrong to say that this show made her The bonafide television star, Kritika Kamra.[23]

Another praiseworthy addition to her career came with her portrayal of Ananya Kashyap, in one of Sony TV’s most loved & famous among youth finite shows, Reporters, in which she starred opposite the hugely popular Rajeev Khandelwal.[24] After Reporters, Kritika was seen as the beautiful Chandrakanta in Life OK’s fantasy drama Prem Ya Paheli - Chandrakanta.[25][26]

Kamra has also featured in advertisements for some big brands such as Coca-Cola, Stayfree Secure, Parachute Hair Oil, Fair and Lovely Beauty on Duty, P.C Chandra Jewellers, Meena Bazaar, Shree Rajmahal jewellers, and Miraaya to name a few.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2018MitronAvni Bollywood Debut, Female Lead

Web ventures

YearProject NameProject TypeRoleNotesRef(s)
2015Best GirlfriendShort FilmSonaliCo-star Vikrant Massey[27]
2015Dry DreamsShort FilmUnnamedCo-star Barun Sobti[28]
2016Friend ZonedComedy GigCompany BossLead role[29]
2016White ShirtShort FilmVaniCo-star Kunal Kapoor[30]
2017Mera JahanMusic VideoUnnamedCo-star Gajendra Verma[10]
2019Hai Pyaar KyaMusic VideoUnnamedCo-Star Jubin Nautiyal

Television

Key
Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast
YearShowRoleChannelNotesRef(s)
2007–08Yahaan Ke Hum SikanderArshiyaZee Next[31]
2009Kitani Mohabbat HaiArohi SharmaImagine TV[32]
2009–10Pyaar Ka BandhanKajol Das/Pratiksha DasSony TV[33]
2010Zara Nachke DikhaContestantStar One[34]
Ganga Kii DheejGeetaSahara One
2010–11Kitani Mohabbat Hai 2Arohi AhluwaliaImagine TV[35]
2011–13Kuch Toh Log KahengeDr. Nidhi VermaSony TV[36]
2012–13V The SerialKritika KamraChannel VCameo[37]
2013Ek Thhi NaaykaVeeraLife OKEpisode 15 & 16[38]
2014Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7ContestantColors TVEliminated 3rd week - 29 June 2014[39]
2015MTV Webbed 2HostMTV[40]
ReportersAnanya KashyapSony TV[41]
2016I Don't Watch TVherselfArréWeb series[42]
2017Prem Ya Paheli - ChandrakantaPrincess ChandrakantaLife OK[43]
2019Khatra Khatra KhatraHerselfColors TVGuest[44]

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Won[45]
2012 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Won[46]
2013 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Won
2015 Reporters 21st Lions Gold Award Best Onscreen Couple (along with Rajeev Khandelwal) Nominated[47]
2015 Webbed 2 Cyber Award 2015 Cyber Celebrity of the Year Won[48]
2017 Prem Ya Paheli - Chandrakanta Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated[49]

See also

References

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  2. "Kritika Kamra chooses Game Of Thrones cosplay for her birthday bash".
  3. "Kritika Kamra: I don't enjoy saas-bahu dramas". The Times of India.
  4. "Telly queen Kritika Kamra talks about making her Bollywood debut with Mitron". Time Now.
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  7. "Kritika Kamara & Rajeev Khandelwal turn Reporters". The Indian Express.
  8. "Kritika Kamra to play Chandrakanta". The Times of India.
  9. "Kritika Kamra to host 'Webbed 2' on MTV". dna. 8 March 2014.
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  11. "Born in Uttar Pradesh, Kritika completed her High school and higher secondary schooling from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi".
  12. "Kritika Kamra: Kanpur feels like home". The Times of India.
  13. "Know more about Kritika Kamra #JDJ 7". Colors.
  14. "'You can call it my first major show'". Hindustan Times.
  15. "There is no place for fragile egos When you are an actor". Filmi Beat.
  16. "Our film's title has nothing to do with PM Modi: Mitron director Nitin Kakkar '". The Indian Express.
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  19. "Imagine to bring season 2 of Kitani Mohabbat Hai". The Indian Express.
  20. "Kritika Kamra and Karan Kundra; The forever in demand couple". Fusion Production.
  21. "Kritika Kamra back with Pyaar Ka Bandhan". Telly Chakkar.
  22. "Kuch Toh Log' set to recreate Dhoop Kinare' magic on TV". Mid Day.
  23. "Meet Kuch Toh Log Kahenge's Dr Nidhi Varma". Rediff Movies.
  24. "Rajeev Khandelwal and Kritika Kamra turn 'Reporters'". The Indian Express.
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  27. "The Internet success of Kritika-Vikrant's Best Girlfriend to set a series rolling". The Times of India.
  28. "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water".
  29. "A twisted tale". The Hindu.
  30. "Watch: Kritika Kamra in White Shirt".
  31. "I hardly get time for myself: Kritika Kamra". The Times of India.
  32. "It's showtime, folks!". The Times of India.
  33. "Balaji Telefilms Limited : Television, Motion Pictures".
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  35. "Imagine to bring season 2 of Kitani Mohabbat Hai".
  36. "Meet Kuch Toh Log Kahenge's Dr Nidhi Varma". Rediff. 5 October 2011.
  37. "Chose to stay away from The Serial: Kritika Kamra". The Times of India.
  38. "`Ek Thi Daayan` scared `nayika` Kritika Kamra". Zee News.
  39. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 to be tougher this season". dna. 26 May 2014.
  40. "Kritika Kamra will anchor MTV Webbed". The Indian Express. 4 April 2014.
  41. "Kritika Kamra: I'm not a damsel in distress, but a strong, opinionated woman". The Times of India.
  42. "Trailer of 'I Don't Watch TV' web series launched – Watch it here". Zee News.
  43. "Kritika Kamra: My role in Chandrakanta is neither spineless nor 'a bechari'". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  44. "Kritika Kamra and Jubin Nautiyal on Colors' Khatra Khatra Khatra". Iwmbuzz.com. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  45. "2009 nominations". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  46. "Telly awards 2012 Jury Awards winners".
  47. "Indian Telly Awards 2015 - Nominees". Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  48. "Congrats Kritika Kamra, the Cyber Celebrity of the Year". Telly chakkar.
  49. "ITA Nominations". Indian Telly Awards.
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