Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar (born 22 January 1972)[1] is an actress, producer and former model known for her works in Bollywood.[1] She was awarded the Femina Miss India in 1993. She is best known for her works in films such as Kachche Dhaage (1999), Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Pukar (2000), for which she was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award,[2] Astitva (2000), Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002), LOC Kargil (2003),[3] and the crossover cinema Bride and Prejudice (2004), which was a hit overseas, particularly in the UK.[4] She married Telugu actor Mahesh Babu on 10 February 2005, and the couple has a son and a daughter.[5]

Namrata Shirodkar
Born (1972-01-22) 22 January 1972[1]
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, India
OccupationActress, model
Years active1993–2004
TitleFemina Miss India Universe 1993
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
Spouse(s)Mahesh Babu
(2005 – present)
Children2
Beauty pageant titleholder
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India Universe 1993
(Winner)
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1993
(Top 6)
Miss Asia Pacific 1993
(1st Runner-up)
(Best in Evening Gown)

Early life

Namrata Shirodkar is the younger sister of the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938).[6]

Modelling career

Shirodkar worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in 1993.[7] She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in top six.[8] The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen as first runner-up.[8]

Acting career

She appeared in a brief role as a child artiste with shatrughn Sinha in the 1977 movie "shirdi ke Sai baba"

Shirodkar's debut film was meant to be Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila, with Manoj kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan. This movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement and the title was changed to Hello India but it is still awaiting release. Shirodkar made her actual debut with a small role in the film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.[9]

Personal life

In 2000, Shirodkar met Telugu cinema actor Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming finished.[10] They married on 10 February 2005 at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband.[11] Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni, was born on 31 August 2006.[12] Their second child, a daughter Sitara was born on 20 July 2012.[5]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1998Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota HaiPooja (Kabir's Mother)HindiSpecial appearance
Mere Do Anmol RatanKiranHindi
Hero HindustaniNamrata 'Nikki' AgarwalHindi
1999Kachche DhaageRagini PanditHindi
Chora Chittha ChoraKannada
Ezhupunna TharakanAshwiniMalayalam
Vaastav: The RealitySoniaHindi
2000PukarPooja MallapaHindiNominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Hera PheriMs. ChingaHindiSpecial Appearance
VamseeShilpaTelugu
AstitvaRevatiMarathi / Hindi
AaghaazGittikaHindi
2001AlbelaNinaHindi
Tera Mera Saath RahenSuman GuptaHindi
2002Hathyar: Face to Face with RealitySonu Raghunath ShivalkarHindi
Dil Vil Pyar VyarRakshaHindi
MaseehaPinkyHindi
2003Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na JaayeMonaHindi
TehzeebAlokaHindi
LOC KargilLt. Col. Y.K. – Joshi's wifeHindi
2004Charas: A Joint OperationPiaHindi
Insaaf: The JusticeMrs. Kunti V. PrasadHindi
Bride and PrejudiceJaya BakshiEnglish/Hindi
Rok Sako To Rok LoSandra (Narrator)Hindi
AnjiSwapnaTelugu

References

  1. "Happy Birthday Namrata Shirodkar: Her journey from Miss India Universe 1993 to becoming the wife of southern superstar Mahesh Babu". CNN-News18. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. "Nomination for Pukar". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  3. "Box Office 2000". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  4. "Bride and Prejudice business in the UK". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  5. Kavirayani, Suresh (22 July 2012). "Mahesh Babu names his daughter Sitara". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  6. "Veteran Marathi actress dead". Express India. 4 June 1997. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  7. "Miss India Winners 2010-1964". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  8. "1993 Miss Universe results". geocities.com. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  9. "Vaastav is a hit!". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  10. "Mahesh and Namrata dating!". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  11. "Namrata Shirodkar marries Mahesh Babu". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  12. "Mahesh Babu becomes daddy!". sify.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
1992
Femina Miss India
1993
Succeeded by
Sushmita Sen
(Miss Universe)
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