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  Mouli Ganguly
Mouli Ganguly is a famous television actress and Bengali film actress. She became a household name after Ekta Kapoor's thriller TV serial on Star Plus 'Kahiin Kissii Roz'. Mouli was born on 15 December,1981 in Kolkata. She has studied at University of Calcutta and has a degree in mass communication.

Mouli started her career as a model. She has featured in a number of TV ads like Rin, Pears, Close-Up, Arial, Asian Paints, Double Diamond , Britannia, Sonam Quartz , Bombay Dying and Maggie. She later worked as an assistant director. In 2001 , she bagged a lead role in Ekta Kapoor's serial 'Kaahin Kissi Roz'. She came into limelight because of this role. After that she was seen in the serials like 'Resham Dankh' ,'Kkusum' ,'Kutumb' and 'Saaksshi'.

After that she appeared in Rituparno Ghosh's critically acclaimed movie 'Raincoat'...  See full bio

Mouli Ganguly is a famous television actress and Bengali film actress. She became a household name after Ekta Kapoor's thriller TV serial on Star Plus 'Kahiin Kissii Roz'. Mouli was born on 15 December,1981 in Kolkata. She has studied at University of Calcutta and has a degree in mass communication.

Mouli started her career as a model. She has featured in a number of TV ads like Rin, Pears, Close-Up, Arial, Asian Paints, Double Diamond , Britannia, Sonam Quartz , Bombay Dying and Maggie. She later worked as an assistant director. In 2001 , she bagged a lead role in Ekta Kapoor's serial 'Kaahin Kissi Roz'. She came into limelight because of this role. After that she was seen in the serials like 'Resham Dankh' ,'Kkusum' ,'Kutumb' and 'Saaksshi'.

After that she appeared in Rituparno Ghosh's critically acclaimed movie 'Raincoat' with Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai. After that, she came back on television with the TV serial 'Aathvaan Vachan' . She then appeared in one dance reality show Nach Baliye. She has also appeared as a lead in the film 'It's a Man's World'.

Currently she is essaying a negative role in the serial 'Kya Huaa Tera Vaada' on Sony TV. Mouli is married to her long time boyfriend and co-star Mazhar Sayyed.

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  Dia Mirza

The girl with a beautiful smile and innocent eyes Dia Mirza Handrich is one of the talented actresses in the tinsel town. She hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Dia's parents are Frank Handrich , a German interior designer and a Bengali Hindu Deepa. Her mother married Ahmed Mirza after the death Frank Handrich when the Dia was very young. Thus Dia adopted Mirza as her surname. The beautiful actress was born on 9th December 1981.

Dia did her schooling from Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad. She also went to Nasr School and did further studies at Stanley Junior College. She did her graduation from Andhra Pradesh Open University. Dia started her career at very young age of 16 years. She worked as a marketing executive for one company. She then shifted to modeling for print and electronic media. The fair beauty worked in the commercial advertis...  See full bio


The girl with a beautiful smile and innocent eyes Dia Mirza Handrich is one of the talented actresses in the tinsel town. She hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Dia's parents are Frank Handrich , a German interior designer and a Bengali Hindu Deepa. Her mother married Ahmed Mirza after the death Frank Handrich when the Dia was very young. Thus Dia adopted Mirza as her surname. The beautiful actress was born on 9th December 1981.

Dia did her schooling from Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad. She also went to Nasr School and did further studies at Stanley Junior College. She did her graduation from Andhra Pradesh Open University. Dia started her career at very young age of 16 years. She worked as a marketing executive for one company. She then shifted to modeling for print and electronic media. The fair beauty worked in the commercial advertisements for Walls,Lipton and Emami. She then took part in the famous Femina Miss India contest in 2000. She came up as a 2nd runner up. She then won the title of Miss Asia Pacific in the same year. She is also a winner of the title Miss Beautiful Smile. Her talent was recognized by Bollywood and she got a big break in the Hindi film 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' with R. Madhavan. The film was not a big success , but youngsters loved the movie.

Next, she appeared in many movies like 'Deewanapan' , 'Dum', 'Tehzeeb' , 'Stop!', 'Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye', 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha - A Love Story, 'Blackmail', 'Naam Gum Jayega ', 'Parineeta', 'Dus' , 'Fight Club', 'Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai', 'Alag, 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' , 'Dus Kahaniyaan' ,'Cash', 'Krazzy 4', 'Jai Veeru', 'Kisaan', 'Acid Factory, 'Hum Tum Aur Ghost' , 'Fruit & Nut' and 'Familywala'. Only some of these films were admired. The rest films were ignored by the audiences and the critics. But Dia's performance was noted by one and all.

Dia also did cameos in the films like 'Kyon Ho Gaya Na', 'Heyy Babyy', 'My Brother Nikhil', 'Om Shanti Om' (2007), 'Luck By Chance', 'Kurbaan' etc. She also did an item song in 'Phir Hera Pheri'. She has appeared on the small screen too. The beautiful actress has bagged many awards for her promising performances in her films.

Recently Dia along with her boyfriend Sahil Sangha and friend Zayed Khan opened a production house named as the Born Free Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Their first film was 'Love BreakUps Zindagi' got critical appreciation.

Dia is involved in many philanthropic activities and humanitarian causes. She is a animal lover, a socialist and environment conservationist too. This has earned her lots of awards. She works for spreading awareness about female infanticide, HIV . She is associated with PETA, CRY and the Cancer Patients Aid Association. Full of energy and zest, Dia strieves hard to pay the society her part.

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  Keerthi Chawla
Keerthi Chawla (born on December 9) is an Indian actress, who is working in Tamil and Telugu film industry. She has appeared in some well known films such as Aadi, Aalwar, Naan Avanillai and Uliyin Osai.

Keerthi Chawla (born on December 9) is an Indian actress, who is working in Tamil and Telugu film industry. She has appeared in some well known films such as Aadi, Aalwar, Naan Avanillai and Uliyin Osai.

Known For: Naan AvanillaiAalwar
 
  Celina Jaitley
A former miss India and beauty queen Celina Jaitley is famous for her beautiful eyes and carved body. Born on 24th November 1981, Celina was the winner of a beauty pageant Femina Miss India Universe in 2001. Celina originates from Shimla. Her father Colonel V.K. Jaitly was a Colonel in Indian Army (now retired) and her mother Meeta who is an Afghan by origin is a child psychologist. Her brother too serves the Indian Army. Celina's beauty is inherited from her mother as her mother is also a former beauty queen.

As Celina's father was in the Army, she has grown up in many cities like Lucknow, Kashmir , Cuddalore and Kolkata. She went to City Montessori school in Lucknow and later took a degree from St. Joseph's college in Manjakuppam. When Celina was a teenager, she always wanted to be in the Army either by becoming a doctor or a pilot. ...  See full bio

A former miss India and beauty queen Celina Jaitley is famous for her beautiful eyes and carved body. Born on 24th November 1981, Celina was the winner of a beauty pageant Femina Miss India Universe in 2001. Celina originates from Shimla. Her father Colonel V.K. Jaitly was a Colonel in Indian Army (now retired) and her mother Meeta who is an Afghan by origin is a child psychologist. Her brother too serves the Indian Army. Celina's beauty is inherited from her mother as her mother is also a former beauty queen.

As Celina's father was in the Army, she has grown up in many cities like Lucknow, Kashmir , Cuddalore and Kolkata. She went to City Montessori school in Lucknow and later took a degree from St. Joseph's college in Manjakuppam. When Celina was a teenager, she always wanted to be in the Army either by becoming a doctor or a pilot. But destiny had some other plans for her. When the beauty queen was in college, she started doing modeling assignments and later took part in Miss India Pageant. She won that pageant and later ended up becoming a runner up in the Miss Universe Pageant in the same year.

When Celina was busy in doing beauty competitions, renowned actor and director Feroz Khan noticed her and gave her a lead role in his film 'Janasheen' with his son Fardeen Khan. Later Celina has done many international films and appeared in 2 music videos as well. Her some of the famous Hindi movies are 'Khel','No Entry','Zinda','Apna Sapna Money Money','C Kkompany','Money Hain To Honey Hain','Golmaal Returns','Paying Guests','Accident on Hill road','Hello Darling','Run Bhola Run' and 'Will You Marry Me?' etc. Her performance in the film 'Golmaal Returns' and 'No Entry' was recognized and appreciated by people.

The beautiful actress got married to her long time beau an Australian businessman Peter Hagg on 23rd July 2011. She is now a proud mother of cute twin boys.

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  S. Thaman
Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, known popularly as S. Thaman is an Indian film music composer, who predominantly works in Telugu cinema.Despite debuting his film career as an actor in Shankar's Boys, he has since established himself as a prominent music director in the South Indian film industry composing music for many movies every year. He owns a music band named Thakkali.

Ghantasala Sai Srinivas Thaman Siva Kumar, known popularly as S. Thaman is an Indian film music composer, who predominantly works in Telugu cinema.Despite debuting his film career as an actor in Shankar's Boys, he has since established himself as a prominent music director in the South Indian film industry composing music for many movies every year. He owns a music band named Thakkali.

 
  Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty (born on 7 November 1981 as Sweety Shetty) is an Indian film actress who works mainly in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. She debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super and rose to fame following her performance in Vikramarkudu (2006). 

After starring in a series of high-budget productions alongside leading Telugu and Tamil actors, she went on to became one of South India's most leading actresses in the successive years, while receiving high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati, and as Saroja in Vedam, which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards.

Anushka Shetty was born as Sweety Shetty on 7 November 1981 in Mangalore. Shetty is an ethnic Bunt hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty.&nb...  See full bio

Anushka Shetty (born on 7 November 1981 as Sweety Shetty) is an Indian film actress who works mainly in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. She debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super and rose to fame following her performance in Vikramarkudu (2006). 

After starring in a series of high-budget productions alongside leading Telugu and Tamil actors, she went on to became one of South India's most leading actresses in the successive years, while receiving high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati, and as Saroja in Vedam, which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards.

Anushka Shetty was born as Sweety Shetty on 7 November 1981 in Mangalore. Shetty is an ethnic Bunt hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. 

She has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty who is a cosmetic surgeon.She attended her schooling in Bangalore. She did her Bachelor of Computer Applications at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur.

 
  Esha Deol
Esha Deol (born 2 November 1981) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films. She made her acting debut in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002). Deol was praised by film critics and her performance in the movie earned her numerous awards and nominations including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Deol earned critical acclaim for her performances and has mainly found success in multi-starrer movies. Deol's breakthrough role was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004) and its Hindi remake Yuva (2004).

Deol's first commercial success was the multi-starrer action film Dhoom (2004) featuring her in a supporting role. It was followed by numerous multi-starrer movies including Dus (2005) and No Entry (2005) that were commercial successes at the box office and earned Deol critical acclaim. The majority of Deol\...  See full bio

Esha Deol (born 2 November 1981) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films. She made her acting debut in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002). Deol was praised by film critics and her performance in the movie earned her numerous awards and nominations including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Deol earned critical acclaim for her performances and has mainly found success in multi-starrer movies. Deol's breakthrough role was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004) and its Hindi remake Yuva (2004).

Deol's first commercial success was the multi-starrer action film Dhoom (2004) featuring her in a supporting role. It was followed by numerous multi-starrer movies including Dus (2005) and No Entry (2005) that were commercial successes at the box office and earned Deol critical acclaim. The majority of Deol's films earned critical acclaim for her performances in films including Ankahee (2006), Darling (2007) until she took a hiatus from acting. Deol made her comeback to acting with a lead role in Tell Me O Kkhuda (2011).

She was born to famous Bollywood actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra. She has a younger sister Ahana Deol. Her older half-siblings are Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Vijeeta and Ajeeta, through her father's first marriage to Prakash Kaur. Deol attended Mithibai College in Mumbai where she planned to become a fashion designer. Deol trained in the Odissi dancing style under Mumbai guru Rabindra Atibuddhi. She was trained by and performs classical Bharatanatyam dance with her mother.

Deol decided to join the acting line of her parents and became a second-generation actress. She started her acting career in a lead role with Vinay Shukla's Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) opposite Aftab Shivdasani, with Sanjay Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan and Anupam Kher playing supporting roles. This movie was a box office failure. Deol received mixed reactions from critics upon her performance. Savera R Someshwar of Rediff wrote "Esha, as a person, exudes a confidence that almost borders on arrogance. She's athletic and seems perfectly capable of looking after herself in any situation. Esha, on screen, is required to convey three emotions: Love, sorrow and fear. Especially fear. No wonder she flounders. She is just unable to look terrorised. Even her alleged romance with costar Aftab has not helped her shed her stern demeanour in her romantic scenes." Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood wrote "She isn’t horrible, but given the hype, the demands and of course, comparisons, she surely isn’t up to the mark. Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe is just plain old mediocre in such a way that you end up noticing the flaws in Esha’s performance more. Her facial expressions need work, her attitude is beautiful but she seems too stern when it is not required. Of course, she is nowhere close to being a washout and if you are her fan you can appreciate the other aspects of her performances without completely losing faith in her future projects." Despite mixed reactions and box office failure, Deol won numerous awards for her performance including the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut at the 48th Filmfare Awards.

Deol's second film was Arjun Sablok's love triangle Na Tum Jaano Na Hum opposite Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan. The film flopped at the box office. Taran Adarsh of IndiaFm praised her acting and wrote "it is Esha Deol who surprises you with a mature performance. Although her looks are inconsistent, the youngster takes on the role with utmost sincerity and comes out with a natural performance. She has been better presented when compared to her debut film." Bhavna Giani of Rediff praised Deol's acting and dancing and compared it to Deol's mother Hema Malini. Giani wrote "As far as performances go, Esha is quite good, emoting clearly with her eyes. She makes the transition from bubbly schoolgirl to young woman waiting for her love easily. Her grace fills the screen. Dancing seems to come as naturally to her as it does to Hritik. A carbon copy of her mother Hema Malini, one cannot help but feel one is watching the Dream Girl all over again." Deol's third and final release of the year was Sanjay Chhel's Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa opposite Tusshar Kapoor. It was Deol's third consecutive flop but she earned critical acclaim and Taran Adarsh observed that it was her better performance as compared to her previous two films.

Deol's first two movies of 2003: Kucch To Hai and Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne were box office failures. For Kucch To Hai, Deol earned mixed reviews from Taran Adarsh, who wrote "Esha Deol shows improvement in terms of performance as well as her overall appearance." Taran Adarsh considered Deol to be "alright" in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne. Ronjita Kulkarni praised her performance in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne, writing "Chura Liya... was supposed to give Esha a makeover and re-launch her. Strangely, her role is similar to her debut, Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche. While the former had her terrified of her husband, Chura Liya... sees her terrified of three gangsters. The film gives her ample scope for histrionics, but she does not utilise it. Her dialogue delivery is good, but her performance is hyper." Deol was one of the heroines of J.P. Dutta's multi starrer war epic LOC Kargil and was paired with Abhishek Bachchan. Though Deol and all the other heroines could not get much scope, she earned critical acclaim for her performance.The film became the sixth highest-grossing movie of the year.


In 2004, Deol made her debut in Tamil cinema by playing a French teacher in Mani Ratnam's political film Aayutha Ezhuthu. She was paired with Suriya. She earned critical acclaim for her performance. Sify.com defined her as "surprisingly fresh and sparkling". In order to prepare for her role, Deol learned nuances of the language with Mani Ratnam's assistant R. Kannan. After completing Aayutha Ezhuthu, Deol started filming the Hindi version of the movie titled Yuva. In Yuva, Deol repeated the same role and was paired opposite Ajay Devgn. Prem Panicker of Rediff wrote "Esha Deol is the surprise package among the troika. While hers is the least developed character, she still manages to show flashes of her inherited acting genes." Taran Adarsh wrote "Esha Deol justifies her part, but her role doesn't demand histrionics either." Both movies were released on the same date but could not attain success. Yuva had a below average opening and flopped at the box office.

Deol finally got her breakthrough with Yash Raj Films' action film Dhoom opposite Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra and Rimi Sen. It was Deol's first action role and she was paired opposite Chopra. The film had a decent opening and became a hit at the box office, becoming the fourth-highest grossing movie at the box office. Deol did not get much scope in the film but her performance earned her a nomination for the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 6th IIFA Awards. Critics considered Deol and Rimi Sen's performances to be nothing more than beauties and their purpose was defined as providing sex appeal. Surjyakiran Das of Planet Bollywood wrote "It’s most fitting to mention actresses Esha Deol and Rimi Sen while discussing the music and choreography; they seem to turn up in the film only when the heroes feel like crooning a tune and shaking a leg with a loved one. Both actresses do convincing enough work in their roles, but their real purpose is to provide sex appeal." Rajesh Karkera wrote "Esha Deol and Rimii Sen only need to look beautiful in their limited presence in this sweat 'n' leather flick."


After the success of Dhoom, Deol starred in Krishna Vamsi's war film Insan opposite Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor and Lara Dutta. It was Deol's first release of 2005. The film was a failure at the box office. Her next release was Main Aisa Hi Hoon. The film was a remake of the critically acclaimed Hollywood movie I Am Sam (2001). Deol played a supporting role and earned praise by Patcy N. Subhash K. Jha of IANS also praised Deol, writing "Esha Deol as the fey unstable nomadic and maladjusted Maya is a mix of Zeenat Aman in Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Anooradha Patel in Ijaazat. Playing this zonked-out character Esha Deol comes into her own as an actress. Her far-way looks of pain anger neglect and insecurity remain with you long after the film. Yup she too has matured along with Hindi cinema."


In 2007, Deol's portrayal of a notorious and vengeful ghost for Ram Gopal Verma's Darling was reviewed positively. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted that, "Esha Deol is excellent in a role that’s nothing short of a challenge. It would’ve boomeranged had it been entrusted to any inferior actor, but Esha is in terrific form here. This should be the turning point in her career."

Deol's next film was Tell Me O Kkhuda in 2011 which was directed by her mother. She portrayed the lead role in the film opposite Arjan Bajwa, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor and her father Dharmendra. She will also appear in Shivam Nair's Ghost Ghost Na Raha with Rahul Bose and Ayaz Khan.

Esha Deol was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 2 November 1981. She was given the full name of Esha Dharmendra Deol. The name 'Esha' comes from the Upanishads and is derived from the Sanskrit language meaning "the divine beloved". She is the elder daughter of Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She has a younger sister named Ahana. She is the half-sister of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and first cousin of actor Abhay Deol. She is part Punjabi and part Tamil and speaks Tamil with her mother and sister.

During her school days, she was passionate about football and played as a midfielder.[citation needed] She was the captain of her school football team, represented her college in handball at the state level and was also selected for the Indian national woman's football team.

Esha Deol got engaged to her boyfriend Bharat Takhtani, a businessman on 12 February 2012 and married on 29 June 2012.

Known For: Aaytha Ezhuthu
 
  Reema Sen
Reemma Sen is an Indian actress and model.Reema Sen was born in Kolkata, into a middle class family in 1981. She completed high school from Calcutta, after which her family moved to Mumbai.She appeared in the video of the song "Chandini Raatein".In Mumbai, she began her modelling career, appearing in a number of advertising campaigns.

Later on, Reemma moved from modelling to acting soon after. Her first film was a low budget film, Chitram, in Telugu, in which she acted opposite Uday Kiran. Later she appeared in the Tamil film, Minnale, which was very successful. She tried to enter Bollywood but her first Hindi film Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke flopped, and she decided to continue working in Tamil cinema. Her latest movie Rendu was also a successful movie in the Tamil cinema. People found her facial expressions in the film Thimiru endearing and h...  See full bio

Reemma Sen is an Indian actress and model.Reema Sen was born in Kolkata, into a middle class family in 1981. She completed high school from Calcutta, after which her family moved to Mumbai.She appeared in the video of the song "Chandini Raatein".In Mumbai, she began her modelling career, appearing in a number of advertising campaigns.

Later on, Reemma moved from modelling to acting soon after. Her first film was a low budget film, Chitram, in Telugu, in which she acted opposite Uday Kiran. Later she appeared in the Tamil film, Minnale, which was very successful. She tried to enter Bollywood but her first Hindi film Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke flopped, and she decided to continue working in Tamil cinema. Her latest movie Rendu was also a successful movie in the Tamil cinema. People found her facial expressions in the film Thimiru endearing and her horrific turn in Vallavan exposed her abilities in the histrionic department.Her role in Aayirathil Oruvan was highly praised by viewers and critics.

In April 2006, a Madurai court issued non-bailable warrants against Sen and Shilpa Shetty for "posing in an obscene manner" in photographs published by a Tamil newspaper - Dinakaran owned by Sun Media. The report stated that the two actresses had failed to comply with earlier summonses for the same reason, hence the issuance of the warrants. The petitioner submitted that the paper had published "very sexy blow-ups and medium blow-ups" in its issues December 2005 and January 2006 issues, and which allegedly violated the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986, Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1956, and the Indian Penal Code Section 292 (Sale of Obscene Books). The petitioner further demanded that the images should be confiscated under the terms of the Press and Registration of Book Act 1867.

In January 2007 outgoing Chief Justice Y.K. Sabharwal confirmed that Sen had written to him in order to enunciate guidelines against frivolous lawsuits against artists, but refused her plea on the grounds that she should have filed a formal petition instead of writing a letter.

 
  Mallika sherawat
Sherawat was born Reema Lamba in Rohtak, Haryana to a Jat family. Mallika was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist. She was born on 24 October,1981. She adopted the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "empress", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name She has stated that she uses her mother's maiden name because of the support that her mother has provided her. Although relations with her family were strained when she entered the film industry, now Sherawat's family have accepted her career choice and reconciled their relations.

Sherawat went to school at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. She has obtained a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. During the initial days of her career, she claime...  See full bio

Sherawat was born Reema Lamba in Rohtak, Haryana to a Jat family. Mallika was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist. She was born on 24 October,1981. She adopted the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "empress", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name She has stated that she uses her mother's maiden name because of the support that her mother has provided her. Although relations with her family were strained when she entered the film industry, now Sherawat's family have accepted her career choice and reconciled their relations.

Sherawat went to school at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. She has obtained a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. During the initial days of her career, she claimed to have come from a very conservative small town family, and that she faced many hurdles from her family in pursuing her career. However, Mallika's family has refuted this as a story created by her to give her an aura of a small town rustic girl who made it big in Bollywood. It has been reported that she was married for a short while to a Jet Airways pilot Captain Karan Singh Gill.

Before entering films, Sherawat appeared in television commercials with Amitabh Bachchan for BPL and Shahrukh Khan for Santro. She also appeared in Nirmal Pandey's Maar Dala and Surjit Bindrakhia's Lak Tunoo music video. She debuted in films with a small role in Jeena Sirf Merre Liye where she was credited as Reema Lamba.

Sherawat attracted notice with her appearance in the 2003 film, Khwahish. In 2004, she starred in Murder, a film inspired by Hollywood's Unfaithful. She received a nomination for Best Actress at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance in Murder. The film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year.

Since then, Sherawat has been known for expressing her opinions in public, as well for the reaction to some of her statements.

In 2005, Sherawat acted in The Myth, a Chinese film, co-starring with Jackie Chan. She played the role of an Indian girl who saves Chan's character from a river. The Myth was her first International film. Her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival to promote the film grabbed a lot of attention with Time Magazine's Richard Corliss calling her "the next big thing".

Her performance in the 2006 film Pyaar Ke Side Effects, co-starring Rahul Bose, won her praise from around the industry, and the film also did moderately well at the box office.

Her first release in 2007 was Mani Ratnam's Guru, in which she appeared in a special song, "Mayya Mayya". She also played a guest role in Himesh Reshammiya's Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story and reportedly charged Rs. 15 million for a 10-minute appearance. Her last release of 2007 was Welcome, which also did well at the box office receiving blockbuster status.

Her 2008 releases were Ugly Aur Pagli and Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam. Both films were unsuccessful at the box office. Sherawat's next Bollywood release was Double Dhamaal, which went on to becoming a moderate success at the box office, receiving above average status at the box office, by Box Office India. She also appeared in item numbers in films such as Thank You (Razia Gundon Mein Phas Gayi), Bin Bulaye Baraati (Shalu Ke Thumkey} and in Osthe (Kalasala), which is a Tamil film. In 2012, she also featured in an item number in Tezz (Laila). As of May 2012, Sherawat is expected to appear in two films which will feature her in full fledged roles, which are Kismat Love Paisa Dilli, in which she will be essaying the role of a Haryanvi, and Lucky Unlucky.

Hollywood

In 2009, Sherawat starred in a Hollywood film named Hisss, co-starring Irrfan Khan and directed by Jennifer Lynch. The film, based on the legend of Nāga, is an independent co-production between the United States and India. Endeavour Independent has bought the distribution rights of Hisss.

Sherawat promoted the film with live snakes at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. Hisss was released in all major Indian languages on 22 October 2010.

Sherawat starred in another Hollywood film, Politics of Love, aka Love, Barack, directed by William Dear. She plays Aretha Gupta, a devoted local Obama volunteer coordinator. The film is a romantic comedy set during Barack Obama's campaign for the US Presidency. First look of Love, Barack was unveiled by Sherawat at Cannes 2010. It was released in 2011.

Sherawat won the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award at the 16th Annual Diversity Awards held in California. On 14 August 2009, Sherawat received a career recognition Honorary Citizenship of Los Angeles for her career achievements and charitable efforts.

 
  Sneha
Sneha (born Suhasini on 12 October 1981) is an Indian film actress, who has acted in mostly Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films and also one Kannada language film. She debuted in the 2000 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, directed by Anil and had her first commercial success with Aanandham (2001). She became one of Tamil cinema's contemporary lead actresses in the 2000s, following appearances in several commercially successful films.

She has won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil), for her performance in Unnai Ninaithu (2002) and also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress twice, in 2001 for her performances in the films Virumbugiren, Aanandham, Punnagai Desam and later for Pirivom Santhippom (2008). She has also won Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance in the movie, Radha Gopalam. She was nomi...  See full bio

Sneha (born Suhasini on 12 October 1981) is an Indian film actress, who has acted in mostly Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films and also one Kannada language film. She debuted in the 2000 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, directed by Anil and had her first commercial success with Aanandham (2001). She became one of Tamil cinema's contemporary lead actresses in the 2000s, following appearances in several commercially successful films.

She has won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil), for her performance in Unnai Ninaithu (2002) and also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress twice, in 2001 for her performances in the films Virumbugiren, Aanandham, Punnagai Desam and later for Pirivom Santhippom (2008). She has also won Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance in the movie, Radha Gopalam. She was nominated three times for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil.

Sneha, born as Suhasini, is the daughter of Rajaram and Padmavathy, as youngest of the 4 children. She was born in Mumbai in a Reddy family and later, her family immediately moved to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where she completed her schooling. The family later settled in Panruti, Tamil Nadu where she owns a Marriage Hall (She sold this in early 2012 to local business man, which now is renamed to R.C. Mahal). She got married to Prasanna, a Tamil actor on 11 May 2012.

Fazil recommended Sneha to Anil-Babu who was searching for a heroine for his love story Ingane Oru Nilapakshi (2000). The film featured Sneha as an aspiring dancer, with the actress performing for seven classical songs. She was signed by Susi Ganeshan for his directorial debut Virumbugiren in 2000, which however became long delayed and Ennavale opposite Madhavan became her first Tamil release. The film proved to be a commercial failure. Later that year, Sneha starred in N. Linguswamy's family drama Aanandham, which featured her as part of an ensemble cast and in K. Balachandar's Parthale Paravasam. She finished the year with a foray into Telugu cinema, with an appearance in Priyamaina Neeku, followed by Tholi Valapu.

She was part of a total eight films that releases in 2002. M. Raja's Hanuman Junction became a major success. Other films that year included the Vasanth's Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke, Unnai Ninaithu and April Madhathil. The former bombed at the box office, while the latter emerged commercially successful. Her performance in Unnai Ninaithu led to her being awarded the first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Subsequently she acted in lead role in King and a supporting role in Pammal K. Sambandam with Vikram and Abbas, respectively. Virumbugiren that featured Sneha as a rustic village belle, eventually released in December 2002 and went on to win several Tamil Nadu State Film Awards; Sneha herself won the Best Actress award.

Sneha acted in two films in 2003, Vaseegara with Vijay and a heroine-oriented double role in Parthiban Kanavu. While the former was a failure, the later was a huge success. She received high praise for her performance in Parthiban Kanavu, with The Hindu writing: "Till date this is the best role that has come Sneha's way and the charming actress has utilised the opportunity well. With make-up or without it, Sneha sparkles".

2004 was a mixed year for the actress, with Jana, Bose and Adhu all failing at the box-office. However, Vasool Raja MBBS opposite Kamal Haasan and Autograph and the Telugu film Venky were huge successes.

The years 2005 and 2006 saw her acting in Telugu films such as Sankranthi with Venkatesh, Radha Gopalam with Srikanth, Sri Ramadasu with Nagarjuna, and Thuruppu Gulan with Mammootty winning plaudits at box office, while others released in the respective years turning as average grosser at the box office. She essayed the role of a commercial sex worker in Selvaraghavan's Pudhupettai, starring Dhanush. With Thuruppu Gulan, she paired with Mammootty. In the year 2006, she made her debut into Kannada film industry through Ravi Shastri, which remains her only Kannada project till date.

In 2007, Sneha starred in Naan Avanillai a super hit and first hit since 2004, while her Telugu films Madhumasamand Maharadhi and Tamil film Pallikoodam turned out to be above-average grosser at box office.

Pirivom Santhippom, which saw her collaborating with Karu Pazhaniappan again, was her first film in 2008. Co-starring Cheran, the film opened to critical acclaim and emerged a sleeper hit, while fetching Sneha plaudits and several accolades. A review from Sify noted that she was "superb as Sala a woman torn by the dualities of her existence", labelling it as her "career best performance". She won her second Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, besides the Vijay Award for Best Actress and nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award. Her Cameo appearance in the film Kuselan with Rajinikanth marked her 50th film in her career. She tried highly glamorous roles with Pandi and Inba, both turning out to be average grossers. She paired with Silambarasan in Silambattam which gave her another commercial success. Her Telugu films Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna and Pandurangadu turned out to be average grossers while Adivishnu flopped at the box office.

The thriller films Achchamundu Achchamundu, co-starring Prasanna and Hollywood actor John Shea, and Amaravathi, were her only releases of 2009 in Tamil and Telugu, respectively. Both films won many plaudits for dealing with bold themes of pedophiles and womb stealing, respectively. The former film won many awards in the International Panorama and the later grossed average at box office.

In 2010, she starred in Venkat Prabhu's Goa. She again forayed into a glamorous ultra-modern chick role with a few shades of grey. She made cameo appearances in Vishal's Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai and the critically acclaimed Vasanthabalan directorial Angadi Theru. She also appeared in three Malayalam films. She acted in Pramani with Mammootty and paired up with Mohanlal for the first time in Shikkar, The Hunt, which was a huge success and considered as a milestone in Mohanlal's history. Her last release of 2011 was Vande Mataram. Starring opposite Mammootty again, she played an aviator in the film, which released to mixed critical response and bombed at the box-office.

In 2011, she was first seen as a tough Police Officer in Bhavani IPS, which opened to mixed reviews and bombed at the box office, although Sneha received praise for her performance. Ponnar Shankar, a period film penned by M. Karunanidhi, where she appeared as a warrior-princess, opened to mixed reviews and didn't do well at the box-office. Rajanna, a period film based on Telangana issue opposite Nagarjuna for the second time, released on December 22, 2011 to stupendous reviews.

In 2012, she appeared in a guest role along with actor Vikram for the film Marina and as an Air Hostess in a cameo role in the movie Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. Her long canned movie, Murattu Kaalai with Sundar C was released on June 15, 2012 to mixed reviews, being her first movie post marriage. Currently, Sneha is working on two projects; Vidiyal, where she appears as a Muslim girl for the first time and also alongside actor R. Sarath Kumar and Haridas opposite Kishore which are currently under production.

Sneha was to make her Bollywood debut with Mad Dad, alongside Naseeruddin Shah and Ayesha Takia to be directed by Revathy S Varma. Sneha was also roped in to play Sita in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ramayan featuring Ajay Devgn in lead. However, both the projects failed to take off. She was also reported to play a major role in Kochadaiyaan to be written by K. S. Ravikumar and directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. In December 2011, Sneha confirmed in an interview that she will be starring opposite Rajinikanth. But later, she opted out of the project to allocate dates for the film Haridas to which, is already committed. She has also signed Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani.

She has appeared in many commercials like Saravana Stores, Horlicks, Roobini Oil, Aashirvadh, Idhayam Dots, Jos Aalukkas, Power Shampoos, Shree Devi Textiles, Preethi Mixi, GRB Udhayam Ghee, Papilon, Vencobb Chicken, Nisha Fairness Cream etc. In 2010, she was announced the brand ambassador for Dabur Amla Nelli Hair Oil and Cavin Kare's Chinni's Pickle. Post marriage, Sneha along with her husband Prasanna worked on Univercell commercials which created viral response.

She also appeared in numerous Fashion Shows like Chennai International Fashion Week, Sydney Sladen Fashion Week and other shows which were held in Chennai and Mumbai.

Sneha was paired with Prasanna for the first time in Achchamundu! Achchamundu! (2009). Since then, there were numerous reports in the media on their affair. Prasanna was spotted in all her modeling shows and both were spotted together in Movie Previews. Though, both declined it as rumour, later, on November 9, 2011 Prasanna announced, "Yes... Sneha and I decided to marry soon with the blessings of our parents. The engagement will be announced later. Someone has mentioned that our marriage would be in March 2012. There is no truth in that report. We have planned to announce our marriage date properly later on. Till then, please wait and thanks for all!" through his PR. Sneha, later acknowledged the same on November 16, 2011. They got married on May 11, 2012 in Chennai. They went to New Zealand for honeymoon. Prasanna added, "We were unable to go for honeymoon immediately after our marriage, since Sneha had to shoot for her upcoming film Haridas. A couple of weeks ago, we got some time and left for New Zealand. Sneha has not accepted any new offer since she wants to focus on family."

 
 
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