Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and producer. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Her highest-grossing releases came with the sports drama Sultan and Rajkumar Hirani’s religious satire PK.
About Anushka Sharma in brief
Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and producer. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Her highest-grossing releases came with the sports drama Sultan and Rajkumar Hirani’s religious satire PK. Sharma is the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Filmz, 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. Her elder brother is film producer Karnesh Sharma, who earlier served in the Merchant Navy. 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. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer, and her mother, Ashima Sharma,. is a homemaker. Her mother is a Garhwali. She was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and raised in Bangalore. She is married to the cricketer Virat Kohli and has a daughter, Shraddha, who is also an actress. She currently lives in Mumbai with her husband and two children. She lives with her mother and two brothers in New York City. She works as an ambassador for several brands and causes, including gender equality and animal rights, and supports various charities and causes.
She also runs her own clothing line, Nush, named after her mother’s maiden name, which she first wore in the 1970s. She previously worked as a model for Wendell Rodricks and has appeared on the runways of Lakme Fashion Week. She had her first modelling assignment for the fashion designer in 2007. Sharma was picked to be his finale model at the Spring Summer 2007 Collection. She originally intended to pursue a career in modelling or journalism, and had no aspirations to be an actress, but moved to Mumbai to further her modelling career. She took a day to prepare for her screen test and landed the leading role of Tani Sahni, a young bride to a middle-aged man, portrayed by Khan. Sharma went on to earn praise for playing strong-willed women in the crime thriller NH10, and the dramas Dil Dhadakne Do, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Sui Dhaaga. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in the lattermost, for playing an aspiring filmmaker in the film, NH10, and has been nominated for several other awards, including Best Actress and Best Female Actress in two other films. Her film debut was in the romantic comedy Badmaar directed by Maneesh Shashidoor, starring Vir Das and co-starring Ranveer Singh. Sharma completed her three-film contract with Yashra Raj Films by starring in BandBaaja Baarat, a romantic comedy directed by Shveer Kapur.