Friday, December 19, 2008

Anushka Sharma

Name : Anushka Sharma

Height : 5'9"

Debut Film : Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Birth Date: May 1, 1988

Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Anushka Sharma a 5'9" tall Bengaluru based elite model is the heroine of the forthcoming Indian Bollywood film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that stars Shahrukh Khan in the pivotal role. Directed by Aditya Chopra, who earlier directed hits like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) and Mohabbatein (2000), the film is currently in its filming stage and is expected to release on December 12, 2008.

Anushka was picked to be Wendell Rodrick's finale model at the last Fashion Week. Since then the demure looking model has done campaigns for Silk & Shine, Whisper and Fiat Palio. With a set of expressive eyes, this 21-year old Bangalorean has always wanted to be a model. "I can't see myself doing anything else," she was once quoted as saying. At the moment she is studying for a degree in economics.

Yash Raj films had created much mystery and speculations about the girl who would be cast opposite SRK in their next mega venture ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. The suspense now comes to an end with the announcement of Anushka Sharma’s name as the female lead for the film.

Anushka, 19 year old teenager, is a small time model from Bangalore. During the last Fashion Week, Anushka was one of the models picked for Wendell Roderick’s finale. Since then she has been doing product endorsements.

Right from the beginning, Anushka wanted to make it big in the glamour world. She studied in Army School and then went ahead to do graduation in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.

With moral support from her parents, a confident Anushka got herself enrolled in Elite Modelling Agency. She was groomed by renowned style consultant Prasad Bidapa, who met her when she was just 13. Bidapa admits that Anushka always had the quality to be a star.

Designer Wendell Rodricks selected her for his finale show in 2007 at Fashion week. Later, Anushka did few ad-campaigns for Whisper, Silk & Shine and Fiat Palio.

She bagged her dream debut in Aditya Chopra’s film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ through Elite Modelling Agency.

Talking about the choice, Yash Chopra said, “We were looking first and foremost for someone who could truly embody the spirit of small town Punjab and we know we have found her in Anushka Sharma. And while she has no previous acting experience, we have seen that unique spark in her that makes us confident that she will be a standout even opposite Shah Rukh.