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Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and film producer. She has established a career in Hindi films, and is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India.
|Born||1 May 1988 Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharastra, India.|
|Spouse(s)||Virat Kohli (m. 2017)|
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.
A photo of Anushka appears on the wall in the film Lage Raho Munnabhai. This was 2 years before her debut. Anushka’s first movie in theatre was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge. In an interview, She confessed that Aditya Chopra told her that she was not the most good-looking girl around but that she was talented. Rejected lead roles in “2 States” and “Ki and Ka”, which went to Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan respectively. Both films were hits at the box office.
She was the first choice for the lead role in Imtiaz Ali’s “Tamasha”. But She rejected the role saying that it wasn’t meaty enough. The role went to Deepika Padukone.
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. She is the youngest bollywood actress who became producer. She became a producer at the age of 25.
She originally intended to pursue a career in modelling or journalism, and had no aspirations to be an actress. She is the first bollywood actress whose film (PK) crossed 300 crore mark at box office. Her father is a retired Army-Officer and her mother is a housewife. Her brother is in Merchant Navy.
She was once shortlisted for Steven Spielberg’s movie based on Indo-Pak relations, along with Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington and Richard Gere. However, Spielberg dropped the plan of making the movie. If not an actress, Anushka would have been a Journalist. Before foraying into modelling world, She had first enrolled for a journalism course.
She was trained by well-known style consultant Prasad Bidapa when she was just 15. She confessed that she decided to become an actress after watching Kareena Kapoor in the movie “Jab We Met”. Anushka became the first bollywood actress to appear on the Enterpreneur magazine. She auditioned for Kareena Kapoor’s role in “3 Idiots”. This was before her debut in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. She became a vegetarian in the year 2015.
She is a good friend of actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. She rapped for a song in her film “Phillauri”. She admires and respects actor Shahrukh Khan a lot. Her debut was with Khan. Khan once confessed that she told him that she doesn’t like him as an actor, but he is a very good person.
got married to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli in 2017, in a private ceremony in Italy. Both Anushka and Virat met in year 2013 during a commercial shoot and got married after 4 years of relationship.
It was Shahrukh’s witty humor that leads these two love-birds to each other, and comes out in the open! Arranging a mock swayamvar for Virat Kohli, at the opening ceremony of that year’s IPL, Shahrukh gave him 8 options to choose from and it is a no-brainer who he picked!
As per the popular belief, Anushka and Virat first met on the shooting sets of a shampoo commercial, but that’s not really true! It was Ranveer Singh, who introduced Anushka to our handsome cricketer, Virat and since then, the sparks of love started to fly between the two.
In addition to acting in films, Sharma is the ambassador for multiple brands and products and has designed her own line of clothing for women. She supports various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights, and is the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Films. Sharma is a celebrity endorser for various brands and products, including TVS Scooty, Nivea, Elle 18 cosmetics, Bru coffee and Pantene.