Simran Bagga (born Rishibala Naval; 4 April 1976) is an Indian actress who has predominantly appears in Tamil, Telugu and a few Malayalam films. She debuted in Bollywood and acted in Hindi films, before starring in her first Tamil film V.I.P and her first Telugu film Abbai Gari Pelli in 1997.
Trisha Krishnan (born 4 May 1983),known mononymously as Trisha, is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily works in the South Indian film industries, where she has established herself as a leading actress. She was noticed after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Madras contest (1999), which marked her entry into filmdom.
Trisha was born to Krishnan and Uma in Chennai (then known as Madras) into a family, whose Tamil speaking ancestors hailed from the Palakkad region of Kerala.She completed schooling at the Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Church Park, Chennai, and later pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course at the Ethiraj College for Women (Chennai). She ventured into modelling and appeared in several print and television commercials. In 1999, she won the “Miss Salem” beauty pageant, and later the same year, the Miss Madras contest. She had also won the Miss India 2001 pageant’s “Beautiful Smile” award.
Trisha had aspired to become a criminal psychologist initially, and resisted the thought of pursuing acting, as she wanted to complete her studies first. She also appeared in Falguni Pathak‘s music video Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye as Ayesha Takia‘s friend. She was later approached for an acting role in Tamil movie Lesa Lesa by Indian film director Priyadarshan, which marked the beginning of her professional career as an actress. During her college course, she had occupied herself with a tight shooting schedule, which made it difficult to continue with her education. However, she compensated by attending summer classes.
Katrina Kaif , born Katrina Turquotte 16 July 1983, is a British film actress and model. Primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, Kaif has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. In addition to being one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, she is considered one of India’s most attractive celebrities by the media.
Born in British Hong Kong, Kaif and her family lived in several countries before she moved to India. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model. At a fashion show in London, filmmaker Kaizad Gustad spotted Kaif and decided to cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. While filming in India, Kaif received modelling assignments and established a successful modelling career. However, filmmakers were hesitant to cast her due to her poor command of Hindi. After appearing in the Telugu film, Malliswari (2004), Kaif earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007). She followed with a series of box-office hits, but was criticised for her acting, repetitive roles and inclination to male-dominated films.
In addition to acting, Kaif is involved with her mother’s charity and participates in stage shows. She is guarded about her personal life, which is a subject of media scrutiny. Her background has also been a topic of discussion, with some sources accusing her of fabricating her history.
Tamannaah Bhatia , born 21 December 1989, is an Indian actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu and Tamil films. She has also appeared in a few Hindi films. Through her successful career, Tamannaah has become one of the most popular celebrities in South India. In addition to acting, she also participates in stage shows and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
Tamannaah Bhatia was born on 21 December 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Santhosh and Rajani Bhatia and she has an elder brother, Anand. Her father is a diamond merchant. She is of Sindhi descent.
She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai. She later changed her screen name for numerological reasons, varying it slightly to Tamannaah. She has been working since the age of 13, when she was spotted at her school’s annual day function and offered a lead role, which she took up, and then also became a part of Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre for a year. She also appeared in Abhijeet Sawant’s album song “Lafzo Mein” from the album Aapka Abhijeet which was released in the year 2005.
Sonarika’s father is in the construction business whereas her mother is a homemaker. She was born and raised in Mumbai. Sonarika did her schooling from Yashodham High School & Junior College. She then joined the Arts stream for her bachelor’s degree.
TV shows (2011–13)
Sonarika debuted in the television show Tum Dena Saath Mera that aired on Life OK in 2011. Before that she was to play the lead role in Rajan Shahi’s untitled serial which never happened. After Tum Dena Saath Mera she was cast in the show Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev as Parvati. She got immense fame and popularity for the portrayal of Goddess Parvati / Adishakti as well as Durga and Mahakali.
Rashmi Gautam is an Indian film actress, who appears mostly in Telugu films. She also starred in the 2011 Tamil romantic film Kandaen, winning positive reviews for her performance. She hosted the Telugu television show Jabardasth.
After appearing in a supporting role in the Telugu 2010 film, Prasthanam, Rashmi was spotted by actress Sangeetha at a reality dance show and she referred her to Mugil, who subsequently signed her on to play the lead role of Narmada. A reviewer from The Hindu gave the film a positive review, citing that Rashmi “makes her presence felt” and that it was “quite a solid role”.
Rakul started a modelling career while in college, during which she also made her acting debut in the Kannada film Gilli (2009). In 2011, she participated in the Femina Miss India pageant in which she was placed fifth and won five pageant titles, including ‘Miss India People’s Choice’. She subsequently opted to become a full-time actress, making her Telugu debut in Keratam the same year and her Tamil debut in Thadaiyara Thaakka, the following year. In 2014 she also made her Bollywood debut in Yaariyan in which her performance was better received.
Rakul, who said that she had always dreamt of being an actress, began her career in modelling at age 18 while she was still in college. In 2009 she made her acting debut in the Kannada film, Gilli, a remake of Selvaraghavan‘s 7G Rainbow Colony. She stated that she signed up the film “with the aim to earn a little extra pocket money” and that she was unaware “how big south Indian films were”. She won critical acclaim for her role in the film before returning to complete her degree and compete in the 2011 Femina Miss India pageant. Apart from the Miss India Poll, Rakul won four subtitles at the pageant including Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face, Femina Miss Talented, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile and Femina Miss Beautiful Eyes.
She returned to films in 2011, featuring opposite debutant Siddharth Rajkumar in Keratam, though critics noted that she “got very little screen time”. The film was also made in Tamil simultaneously with the same cast but a different director as Yuvan, though the film is yet to release. In 2012, she appeared in a supporting role in the Tamil film Thadaiyara Thaakka. 2013 she was seen in two films, Puthagam in Tamil and Venkatadri Express in Telugu, the latter becoming a commercial success and earning her a Best Actress nomination at the 61st Filmfare Awards South.
In 2014, Rakul debuted in a starring role in Bollywood with Divya Kumar’s directorial debut Yaariyan, after which her third Tamil film Yennamo Yedho released. By mid-2014, she was working on four Telugu films simultaneous which were directed by Sriwaas, G. Nageswara Reddy, Srinivas Reddy and Gopichand Malineni, respectively. Sriwaas’ Loukyam and G. Nageswara Reddy’s Current Theega were her next releases. She received positive reviews for her performances in both films,[ with 123telugu.com going on to claim that she was “slowly becoming a star actress”. Her next released film was Pandaga Chesko.
Public recognition and widespread success (2015–present)
In January 2016 she signed a film under the direction of Boyapati Srinu opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas for which she charged ₹1.5 crore (US$220,000). In February 2016 she signed Surender Reddy’s Dhruva opposite Ram Charan. In early March 2016 she signed Gopichand Malineni’s untitled film opposite Sai Dharam Tej.