Anushka Sharma (on born 1 May 1988) is an Indian actress and producer who works in Hindi films. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India, she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. 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.
|Sharma promoting Zero in 2018|
|Born||1 May 1988 (age 33)|
|Education||Bangalore University (B.A)|
|Spouse(s)||Virat Kohli |
Film debut and breakthrough (2008–2013)
Sharma made her acting debut in Aditya Chopra‘s romantic drama Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She took a day to prepare for her screen test at the Yash Raj Films studio and refused to do an impromptu one. She was signed for a three-film deal with the company and landed the leading role of Tani Sahni, a young bride to a middle-aged man, portrayed by Khan.
Success and expansion into film production (2014–2016)
In 2014, Sharma played a television journalist who befriends an alien (played by Aamir Khan), in Rajkumar Hirani‘s religious satire PK. Critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote that Sharma plays “a feisty poetry-loving girl who knows her mind far more than most Hindi film heroines are allowed to” and praised her for “hold[ing] her own” against Khan.
Career fluctuations and further production ventures (2017–present)
The 2017 fantasy comedy Phillauri, co-starring Suraj Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh, featured Sharma as a friendly ghost who wants to reunite with her lover. In addition to acting and producing, Sharma also sang a song in it. She next collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan for the third time in Imtiaz Ali‘s Jab Harry Met Sejal, a romance about a Gujrati tourist (Sharma) in Europe who falls in love with her tour guide.
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.