Monica Castelino

Monica Castelino is an Indian film actress, who has primarily appeared in the Hindi film industry. After portraying the lead role in the Tamil film Minsara Kanna (1999), Monica appeared in glamorous roles in Hindi films throughout the 2000s. In the 2010s, she worked on several Hindi television shows including on The Kapil Sharma Show (2017).

Monica Castelino
Born
Clare Monica Castelino

23.06.1982
Other namesMonicka
OccupationActress

Career

After portraying a supporting role as the protagonist's sister in the Hindi film Kaalia (1997), Monica made her debut in a lead role through K. S. Ravikumar's 1999 Tamil romantic thriller film Minsara Kanna, appearing opposite Vijay in a leading role. Simran was the first choice to play as lady lead, but due to her other commitments she opted out and Monica was subsequently signed on. She shot with the team in Chennai, Switzerland and Germany, notably filming the "Un Per Solla" song in the Alps.[1][2] The film opened to average reviews and collections at the box office, with the actress gaining mixed reviews for her work.[3]

Failure to get further opportunities saw Monica play a glamorous lead role in a low budget Hindi adult film Kama Sundari, before playing a similar supporting role in Meri Partigya, which had Mithun Chakraborty in the lead role. She was later seen in an item number in Shikaar (2004), performing a club dance song in the climax of the film. In 2004, she signed on to work on Men Not Allowed where she portrayed a lesbian woman in love with a woman portrayed by Payal Rohatgi.[4][5] She then continued to play glamorous roles in Hindi films in the late 2000s.[6][7]

In the 2010s, Monica moved on to portray roles in television serials and notably featured in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai (2014), Dr. Madhumati On Duty (2016) and Gupp Chupp (2016) in lead roles. She regularly also worked on shows produced by Optimystix Entertainment.[8][9] In 2017, she joined the Hindi comedy programme, The Kapil Sharma Show, as a regular cast member.[10][11]

Personal life

Monica Castelino was briefly married to an assistant director, Satyaprakash Singh. The pair separated the following year after Monica complained of Singh's adultery and harassment.[12]

Filmography

Feature films
YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1997KaaliaKalaHindi
1999Minsara KannaAishwaryaTamil
2001Kama SundariSundariHindi
2002Meri PartigyaHindiSpecial appearance
2004ShikaarHindiSpecial appearance
2006Men Not AllowedUrmilaHindi
2006Rafta RaftaShilpaHindi
2007UndertrialSameena HussainHindi
2009Dekh Bhai DekhHindi
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya
2009Maniben.com
2010Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
2011R. K. Laxman Ki Duniya
2011Rishton Ke Bhanwar Mein Uljhi NiyatiSharmila
2012Haunted Nights
2014Tu Mere Agal Bagal HaiVictoria Bai
2014Comedy Classes
2015The Great Indian Family Drama
20152025 Jaane Kya Hoga AageMonica
2016Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle
2016Dr. Madhumati On Duty
2016Gupp ChuppLovely Kohli
2017Har Mard Ka DardMallika
2017The Kapil Sharma ShowVarious roles
2017Y.A.R.O Ka TashanSushmitha Kapoor
2017Aadat Se Majboor (TV series)Ranjan's fake wife
2018KhichdiPremavarsha
2018PartnersPhullorani

References

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