Anushka Sharma Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Anushka Sharma (born 1 May 1988) is an Indian actress and film producer who works in Hindi films. She has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, she has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.
Born in Ayodhya and raised in Bangalore, Sharma had her first modelling assignment for the fashion designer Wendell Rodricks in 2007 and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career as a model. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the highly successful romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012); winning the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Sharma went on to earn praise for playing strong-willed women in the crime thriller NH10 (2015), and the dramas Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), and Sui Dhaaga (2018). Her highest-grossing releases came with the sports drama Sultan (2016), Rajkumar Hirani’s religious satire PK (2014) and biopic Sanju (2018).
Sharma is the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Films, under which she has produced several films, including NH10. She is the ambassador for multiple brands and products, has designed her own line of clothing for women, named Nush, and supports various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights. Sharma is married to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
Early life and modeling career
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 ancestral home is in Dehradun town of Uttarakhand on Naishvilla road, her father lived here before joining Indian army. Anushka Sharma’s grandmother Urmila still lives in their house. Sharma lived in Sheela Bhawan of Naishvilla road in her childhood.
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. 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.”
Sharma was raised in Bangalore. But she did her primary schooling at St. Mary’s School, Margherita, Assam. Sakshi Dhoni, the wife of M.S Dhoni, was her classmate in that school. She completed her schooling at Army School, Bangalore. Then she did her graduation in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
She originally intended to pursue a career in modelling or journalism, and had no aspirations to be an actress. After graduation, Sharma moved to Mumbai to further her modelling career. She enrolled herself at the Elite Model Management, and was groomed by the style consultant Prasad Bidapa. In 2007, Sharma made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Wendell Rodricks’s Les Vamps Show and was picked to be his finale model at the Spring Summer 2007 Collection. Since then she has done campaigns for the brands Silk & Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio. Sharma later said, “I think I was born to emote and act. I would walk down the ramp and smile and they used to say, ‘give us a blank look.’ It was really difficult, not to smile”. Whilst modelling, Sharma also joined an acting school and began auditioning for film roles.
Personal life and off-screen work
Sharma started practicing vegetarianism in 2015. The Times of India has listed her as one of “Bollywood’s hottest vegetarian celebrities”. She has also been named as “The Person of the Year” by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on multiple occasions. She is an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation. Sharma has confessed to being a victim of anxiety disorder and seeking treatment for it.
Sharma and Virat Kohli, pictured in 2017
A practicing Hindu, Sharma, along with her family, is a follower of Anant Dham Atmabodh Ashram in Haridwar. The ashram is headed by Maharaj Anant Baba, who is her family’s spiritual guru and the actress is a regular visitor to the ashram. Sharma’s romantic relationship with the cricketer Virat Kohli has attracted substantial media coverage in India, though she has been reluctant to publicly talk about it. The couple married in Italy on 11 December 2017. On 11 January 2021, Sharma gave birth to a girl, Vamika.
In September 2013, Sharma participated and walked the ramp in a fashion show that was held in memory of the late filmmaker, Yash Chopra. She participated in the opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League held at Kolkata, along with other celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar and composer Pritam.
Apart from acting, Sharma supports a number of charities and causes. She walked the ramp to support Shabana Azmi’s Mijwan Welfare Society, a Non-governmental organization that helps empower women. In 2013, alongside other Bollywood actors, she pledged to support the education of India’s young girls as part of NDTV’s “Our Girls, Our Pride” fundraiser. That same year, she appeared alongside other celebrities in a commercial, produced by the National Film Development Corporation of India, to create awareness about the ‘Right to Education’ for children. In December 2014, 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. Sharma had also fronted a campaign to collect donations for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. She supports the annual Mumbai Film Festival, and donated money in its cause in 2015. Sharma has been vocal about the disparity in the pay that actresses command, in comparison with their male counterparts in the film industry. In 2016, she supported India’s first transgender band, the 6-Pack Band (initiated by Y-Films), by providing a voice over in their first single, “Hum Hain Happy.”
Sharma has also spoken up for animal rights on social media. In April 2014, she took to Twitter to ask for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in Mumbai. In June 2015, she condemned the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China, and urged her fans to sign an online petition aimed at stopping it. In October 2015, she launched ‘Pawsitivity’, a campaign aimed at sensitising people about the adverse effects of noise, air, water and soil pollution on animals. In October 2017, Sharma launched her own clothing line, named Nush.
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Priya Gupta of The Times of India has said that “the best part of stardom is that she does not have the trappings of a star.” Kalpana Nair of Firstpost stated: “actresses like Sharma command the respect they do in a largely conservative and male-dominated industry and the fact that their fan base grows when they take on roles that are not conventional is good reason for us to beam widely and walk with a spring in our step”. Samar Srivastava, writing for Forbes, called her “unafraid”, and added: “you would be hard-pressed to associate Sharma with the stereotype of a mainstream leading lady.” The Times of India published that “..she never shies away from putting across.”
Sharma featured on Rediff.com’s list of “Bollywood’s Best Actors” for Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), and NH10 (2015). She was also featured in their list of “Bollywood’s Best Dressed Actresses” in 2012–13. She held the fifth position on The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2011. Since 2012, she has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100, a list based on the income and popularity of Indian celebrities. In 2018, she peaked at the 16th position with an estimated annual earning of ₹45.83 crore (US$6.0 million), making her the third highest-paid actress and female celebrity in the country. Sharma maintains a Twitter account and has an official Facebook page. She is cited as one of the most popular Indian celebrities on social media. In 2015, she appeared on The Huffington Post’s list of “100 most influential women on Twitter”. The same year, she also topped the Times Celebex list of Bollywood stars, in terms of highest box-office collection. In 2016, she featured on The Times of India’s ‘Most Engaging on Twitter’ list of Hindi film actors. Filmfare magazine’s fashion poll of 2015 voted her as being “Amazing with Androgyny” and said that “… has carved a niche for her easy breezy high street style.” She also featured on Verve magazine’s “Best Dressed 2015” list. In 2018, Sharma appeared in the Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list, and Fortune India’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”. In 2019, she featured on Fortune India’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list again. Sharma is a celebrity endorser for various brands and products, including TVS Scooty, Nivea, Elle 18 cosmetics, Bru coffee and Pantene.
|2008||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||Taani Sahni|
|2010||Badmaash Company||Bulbul Singh|
|Band Baaja Baaraat||Shruti Kakkar||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|2011||Patiala House||Simran Chaggal|
|Ladies vs Ricky Bahl||Ishika Desai|
|2012||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Akira Rai|
|2013||Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola||Bijlee Mandola|
|2014||PK||Jagat “Jaggu” Janini|
|Bombay Velvet||Rosie Noronha|
|Dil Dhadakne Do||Farah Ali||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||Alizeh Khan||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||Sejal Zaveri|
|Sui Dhaaga||Mamta||Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress|
|Zero||Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder|
Nominated—Filmfare OTT Award for Best Film, Web Original
|2022||Mai: A Mother’s Rage||—|
|TBA||Chakda ‘Xpress||Jhulan Goswami|