Hansika Motwani

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Hansika Motwani
Star Hansika.jpg
Born (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 23)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Model
Religion Buddhism
Relatives Mona Motwani

Hansika Motwani (born 9 August 1991) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut as a leading actress in the Telugu film Desamuduru (2007), winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. She then appeared in several high-budget Telugu films, including Kantri (2008) and Maska (2009). She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai (2011) and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham (2011), Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013) Singam II (2013) and Maan Karate (2014) establishing herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses of Tamil cinema.

Personal life[edit]

Hansika Motwani was born to Pradeep Motwani, a businessman and Mona Motwani, a dermatologist. She has a brother Prashant Motwani.[1] Her mother tongue is Sindhi[2] and she is a Buddhist.[3] She was born in Mumbai.[4]

Hansika attended the Podar International School in Mumbai.[5] She went on to study at the International Curriculum School in Mumbai.

Hansika is involved in many philanthropic activities. She provides monetary support for the education of 25 underprivileged children and also takes care of the medical needs of 10 women affected with breast cancer.[6] She is the brand Ambassador of 'Chennai turns Pink', an awareness program to create breast cancer awareness among urban women.[7]

Hansika has a devout fan base who has built a temple for her in Madurai, Tamil Nadu which became operational from January, 2013.[8]

In 2014, she was featured in Forbes' list of 250 celebrities that make it to the 100 Most Influential Celebrities nominees list.[9]

Career[edit]

Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, for which she received the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards, and appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan.

Hansika made her debut in a lead role in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru, opposite Allu Arjun, earning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her performance.[10] Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Kaa Surroor — a moderate hit. She next signed the Hindi film titled He: The Only One, where she was to essay the role of a killer, hell-bent on taking revenge for her family,[11] but the film was later shelved.

Hansika's first 2008 release was Bindaas, starring Puneet Rajkumar, her first and only Kannada film to date. Later that year, she was paired with Jr. NTR in the film Kantri. She made her Tamil film debut in the unsuccessful 2011 film Mappillai, opposite Dhanush. Her next Tamil film, Engeyum Kadhal, opposite Jayam Ravi, was also unsuccessful.[12] The 2011 film Velayudham, in which she starred alongside Vijay, became a box-office success; this was her first time playing the role of a village belle.

2012 Hansika had two releases, one in Tamil and Telugu each. Her first release was M. Rajesh's romantic comedy Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, which became her first runaway hit and earned her positive reviews from critics for her performance.[13] In Telugu, she was featured in Denikaina Ready, opposite Vishnu Manchu, which also earned a positive response from the public.[14] She received her first Best Actress nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards South for her performance in the film. In 2013, she played the lead roles in four Tamil films, Settai, opposite Arya,[15] Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, opposite Siddharth, Hari's Singam II starring Suriya [16] and Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani with Suriya's brother, Karthi.

Her first 2014 release was the Telugu comedy film Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda [17] and her first Tamil release was the fantasy film Maan Karate with Sivakarthikeyan which became a "Hit" at box office. [18] She was selected to play Maya, a gangster, in Silambarasan's Vettai Mannan,[19] with whom she is also acting with in Vaalu.[20] She started shooting for Sundar C's psychological thriller Aranmanai in October 2013 and [21] apart from Aranmanai, she is also working on three other Tamil films Romeo Juliet, Meagamann and Uyire Uyire, the remake of the Telugu film Ishq under Jaya Prada's production. She has also signed a Telugu film, Power, starring opposite Ravi Teja.[22]

She has Signed for the high budget Tamil production Fantasy film directed by Chimbudevan co-starring actor Vijay in the lead role along with Shruti Haasan.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Remarks
2003 Hawa Sanjana's daughter Hindi Child artist
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Priya Six Hindi Child artist
2003 Aabra Ka Daabra Pinky Hindi Child artist
2004 Jaago Shruti Hindi Child artist
2004 Hum Kaun Hai? Sara Williams Hindi Child artist
2007 Desamuduru Vaishali Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South
2007 Aap Kaa Surroor Ria Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2008 Bindaas Preethi Kannada
2008 Kantri Varalakshmi Telugu
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Ashima Kapoor Hindi
2009 Maska Meenu Telugu
2009 Billa Priya Telugu Cameo role
2009 Jayeebhava Anjali Narashima Telugu
2010 Seetharamula Kalyanam Nandhini Telugu
2011 Mappillai Gayathri Tamil
2011 Engeyum Kadhal Kayalvizhi Rajasekhar Tamil
2011 Kandireega Sruthi Telugu
2011 Velayudham Vaidehi Tamil
2011 Oh My Friend Ritu Telugu
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Meera Mahendrakumar Tamil
2012 Denikaina Ready Sharmila Telugu Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2013 Settai Madhumitha Tamil
2013 Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Sanjana Tamil
2013 Something Something Telugu
2013 Singam II Sathya Tamil
2013 Biriyani Priyanka Tamil
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Honey Telugu
2014 Maan Karate Yazhini Tamil
2014 Power Nirupama Telugu
2014 Aranmanai Selvi Tamil
2014 Meaghamann Usha Tamil
2015 Aambala Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production
2015 Vaalu Films that have not yet been released Priya Mahalakshmi Tamil Post-production
2015 Uyire Uyire Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production
2015 Romeo Juliet Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production [24]
2015 Vijay 58 Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming
2015 Idhayam Murali Films that have not yet been released Tamil Pre-production
2015 Vettai Mannan Films that have not yet been released Maya Tamil Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language
2001-03 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Tina Hindi
2001 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Karuna / Shona
2002 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Baavri Virani
2002 Son Pari Sweety
2003 Karishma Kaa Karishma Teena
2004-05 Hum Do Hain Na Kareena / Koyal[25]
2005 Celebrity Fame Gurukul Herself (Contestant)[26]

Awards[edit]

Won
Nominations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hansika’s tryst with Kevin Pietersen". Deccan Chronicle. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ Sreedhar, Pillai (8 August 2009). "I’m here to entertain: Hansika". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Hansika chants for peace Mid-Day - February 21, 2010
  4. ^ "Hansika speaks impressive Tamil - Tamil Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  5. ^ My life begins now: Hansika
  6. ^ "Hansika to adopt one more child - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  7. ^ Pink Ambassadors - Chennai Turns Pink
  8. ^ "A temple in Hansika's name - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  9. ^ Forbes India Magazine - Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List
  10. ^ "Hansika charges 50 lakhs!". Sify. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  11. ^ "Hansika – The latest find". Rediff. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  12. ^ "The Tribune - Magazine section - Saturday Extra". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  13. ^ "Hansika hikes her fee to 75 lakhs". Times of India. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Denikaina Ready: Title of Vishnu Babu's next film". CNN-IBN. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "'Delhi Belly' to be remade in Tamil". Indianexpress. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Hari to retain original cast for 'Singam II'". CNN-IBN. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Hansika is happy being a busy bee!
  18. ^ "CHENNAI BOX OFFICE". Behindwoods. May 25, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hansika thrilled to play a ‘rowdy’". DeccanChronicle. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Simbu and Hansika come together again in ‘Vaalu’". Times of India. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Why is Hansika nervous? - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  22. ^ "Ravi Teja, Hansika's film to start soon - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  23. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140601/entertainment-kollywood/article/two-heroines-ilayathalapathy-vijay
  24. ^ "Hansika, Ravi in Romeo Juliet". Times of India. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Hansika Motwani 25 Aug 2004". TellychakkarTeam. 
  26. ^ "Now, Celebrity Fame Gurukul". 

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