Anushka Sharma (Hindi: अनुष्का शर्मा pronounced [əˈnʊʂkaː ˈʃərmaː]; born 1 May 1988) is an Indian actress and former model who appears in Hindi films. In 2008, she was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film contract and made her screen debut in Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She later received acclaim for her role as Shruti Kakkar in Band Baaja Baaraat (2010). Both films fetched her a Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards ceremony.
.Sharma was born in Bangalore, but her parents are from Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Her father, Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer and her mother Ashima Sharma is a housewife. She has an elder brother named Karnesh,[ who was a state-level cricketer and now, is in the Merchant Navy. She studied in Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She later moved to Mumbai to further pursue her modelling career, where she currently resides.
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.
|2008||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||Tani Sahni||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress |
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
|2010||Badmaash Company||Bulbul Singh|
|Band Baaja Baaraat||Shruti Kakkar||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Ladies VS Ricky Bahl|
Awards and nominations
2009: Filmfare Best Actress Award; Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
2009: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award; Rab Ne Bana Di Jod
2011: Filmfare Best Actress Award; Band Baaja Baaraat
Star Screen AwardsNominated
- 2008: Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female; Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
- 2011: Star Screen Award for Best Actress; Band Baaja Baaraat
Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards
- 2009: Best Debut (Female); Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
- 2011: Best Actress in a Leading Role; Band Baaja Baaraat
Zee Cine AwardsNominated
2011: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Female; Band Baaja Baaraat