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Namrata Shirodkar

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Namrata Shirodkar
Born 22 January 1972

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1993–2004
Title Miss Universe 2018
Miss universe 2018
Spouse(s) Mahesh Babu
(February 2005 – present)
Children 2
Beauty pageant titleholder
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India Universe 1993
(Winner)
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1993
(Top-6 finalists)
Miss Asia Pacific 1993
(1st Runner-up)
(Best in Evening Gown)

Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni[1] is an actress, producer and former model known for her works in Bollywood. She was awarded the Femina Miss India in 1993. She is best known for her works in films such as Kachche Dhaage (1999), Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Pukar (2000), for which she was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award,[2] Astitva (2000), Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002), LOC Kargil (2003),[3] and the crossover cinema Bride and Prejudice (2004), which was a hit overseas, particularly in the UK.[4] She married Telugu actor Mahesh Babu on 10 February 2005, and the couple has a son and a daughter.[5]

Early life[edit]

Namrata Shirodkar’s elder sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938).[6]

Modelling career[edit]

Shirodkar worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in 1993.[7] She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in sixth place.[8] The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen as first runner-up.[8]

Acting career[edit]

She appeared in a brief role as a child artiste with shatrughn Sinha in the 1977 movie “shirdi ke Sai baba”

Shirodkar’s debut film was meant to be Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila, with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan. This movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement and the title was changed to Hello India but it is still awaiting release. Shirodkar made her actual debut with a small role in the super-hit film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 2001, Shirodkar met Telugu cinema Superstar Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming finished.[10] They married on 10 February 2005 at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband.[11] Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni, was born on 31 August 2006.[12] Their second child, a daughter Sitara was born on 20 July 2012.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Pooja (Kabir’s Mother) Hindi Special appearance
Mere Do Anmol Ratan Kiran Hindi
Hero Hindustani Namrata ‘Nikki’ Agarwal Hindi
1999 Kachche Dhaage Ragini Pandit Hindi
Chora Chittha Chora Kannada
Ezhupunna Tharakan Ashwini Malayalam
Vaastav: The Reality Sonia Hindi
2000 Pukar Pooja Mallapa Hindi Nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Hera Pheri Ms. Chinga Hindi
Vamsee Shilpa Telugu
Astitva Revati Marathi / Hindi
Aaghaaz Gittika Hindi
2001 Albela Nina Hindi
Tera Mera Saath Rahen Suman Gupta Hindi
2002 Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality Sonu Raghunath Shivalkar Hindi
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Raksha Hindi
Maseeha Pinky Hindi
2003 Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye Mona Hindi
Tehzeeb Aloka Hindi
LOC Kargil Lt. Col. Y.K. – Joshi’s wife Hindi
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Pia Hindi
Insaaf: The Justice Mrs. Kunti V. Prasad Hindi
Bride and Prejudice Jaya Bakshi English/Hindi
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sandra (Narrator) Hindi
Anji Swapna Telugu
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