Anushka Sharma Biography
Born on 1st May 1988 to parents Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma, an army officer and his wife Ashima Sharma, Anushka is their second child after her elder brother Karnesh who is currently in the Merchant Navy. She did her schooling from Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
Desiring to be a model, she got herself enrolled in Elite Modelling agency where she was groomed by renowned style consultant Prasad Bidapa’. Later she moved to Mumbai to try her luck and pursue a career in modeling.
She began her career as a model with Lakme Fashion Week for Wendell Rodricks’s Les Vamps show and was lucky to be picked as Rodrick’s finale model at the Spring Summer 07 collection. She had lots of advertisement offers since then and she campaigned for Silk and Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewellery and Fiat Palio. Admired by Aditya Chopra in one of these advertisements, she was casted in his movie ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2008.
The success of the film and the acclamation of her role was a turning point in her life. Initially aspiring only to be a top model and not indulge in the film industry, this actress is made for Bollywood. She seconf movie ‘Badmaash Company’ showed her in a stunning role and her chemistry with Shahid Kapoor was enchanting.
In 2010, she appeared in Yash Raj Film’s ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ opposite debutant Ranveer Singh and their pair was acknowledged as one of the best in the industry. The movie released with positive reviews and it was reported that it grossed rupees 21.44 crore in the first five weeks.
Her role as a Punjabi girl who manages marriage parties along with partner Ranveer was asserted as her best role till date. Critics felt that the movie rested on her shoulders and she did justice to it. She even received a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Speculations of her romance with Ranveer followed her but she never confirmed her relationship with the actor.
Her next release was Nikhil Advani’s ‘Patiala House’ which released in 2011. Despite the film being lukewarm at the box office, Sharma received positive responses from critics.
Her next venture ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’, again with ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ costar Ranveer was moderate at the box office but received negative media perception. Currentl she is shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ , Yash Chopra’s untitled film with Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. She is a very promising actress who has won several awards including IIfa for her performance in Band Baaja Baraat.