9 August 1991 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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 movie Desamuduru (2007), winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Following appearances in several high-budget Telugu films, including Kantri and Maska, she started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai (2011). She was part of commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham (2011), Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013) and Singam II (2013).
Hansika Motwani was born to Pradeep Motwani, a businessman and Mona Motwani, a dermatologist. She has a brother Prashant Motwani. Her mother tongue is Sindhi and she is a Buddhist. She was born in Mumbai.
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. 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, 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. 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.
In 2012, Hansika's 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. Her last 2012 release was Denikaina Ready, opposite Vishnu Manchu, which also earned a positive response from the public. She received her first Best Actress nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards South for her performance in the film.
She was seen in Settai, opposite Arya and starred in Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, opposite Siddharth. She played a lead role in Suriya's Singam II. She was asked to reduce her weight for a film opposite Raam.
She has completed filming for Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani with Karthi. She was selected to play Maya, a gangster, in Silambarasan's Vettai Mannan, with whom she was also acting in Vaalu. She started shooting for Sundar C's psychological thriller Aranmanai in October 2013. Apart from Aranmanai, she is also working on two Tamil films Maan Karate and Uyire Uyire, the remake of the Telugu film Ishq under Jaya Prada's production and a Telugu film Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda. She has also signed another Telugu film to be directed by KS Ravindra (Bobby).
|2003||Hawa||Sanjana's daughter||Hindi||Child artist|
|Koi... Mil Gaya||Priya Six||Hindi||Child artist|
|Aabra Ka Daabra||Pinky||Hindi||Child artist|
|Hum Kaun Hai?||Sara Williams||Hindi||Child artist|
|2007||Desamuduru||Vaishali||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South|
|Aap Ka Surroor||Ria||Hindi||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||Ashima Kapoor||Hindi|
|2011||Mappillai||Gayathri||Tamil||SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actress
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
|Engeyum Kadhal||Kayalvizhi Rajasekhar (Lolita)||Tamil||Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
Nominated—SIIMA Award Award for Best Actress
|Oh My Friend||Ritu||Telugu|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Meera Mahendrakumar||Tamil||Edison Award for Best Actress
SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
|Denikaina Ready||Sharmila||Telugu||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||Sanjana||Tamil|
|2014||Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda||Telugu||Filming|
|Untitled Ravi Teja Film||Telugu||Filming|
|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|
|2003||Karishma Kaa Karishma||Teena|
|2004-05||Hum Do Hain Na||Kareena / Koyal|
|2005||Celebrity Fame Gurukul||Herself (Contestant)|
- TV Child Artiste of the Year - Indian Telly Awards - Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South - Desamuduru
- SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actress - Tamil - Mappillai
- SIIMA Award for Special Appreciation as Actress - Telugu - Kandireega
- Chennai Times Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female - Mappillai
- Edison Award for Best Actress - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Tamil - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - Aap Ka Surroor
- Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress - Mappillai
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Tamil - Engeyum Kaadhal
- Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine - Engeyum Kaadhal
- Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
- "Hansika’s tryst with Kevin Pietersen". Deccan Chronicle. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Sreedhar Pillai, TNN Aug 8, 2009, 12.00am IST (2009-08-08). "I’m here to entertain: Hansika - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- [www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2010/jan/210110-Hansika-Motwani-religion-Buddhism.htm Hansika chants for peace] Mid-Day - February 21, 2010
- "Hansika speaks impressive Tamil - Tamil Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- My life begins now: Hansika
- "Hansika charges 50 lakhs!". Sify. Retrieved 26 November 2006.
- "Hansika – The latest find". Rediff. Retrieved 26 November 2006.
- "The Tribune - Magazine section - Saturday Extra". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- "Hansika hikes her fee to 75 lakhs". Times of India. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Denikaina Ready: Title of Vishnu Babu's next film". CNN-IBN. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "'Delhi Belly' to be remade in Tamil". Indianexpress. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Hari to retain original cast for 'Singam II'". CNN-IBN. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- Posted by: Ramchander (2011-08-04). "When Ram told Hansika Motwani to shed her weight - Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- "Hansika thrilled to play a ‘rowdy’". DeccanChronicle. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "Simbu and Hansika come together again in ‘Vaalu’". Times of India. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- TNN Jun 20, 2013, 05.02PM IST (2013-06-20). "Sivakarthikeyan and Hansikaâ€™s next titled Maan Karate - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- "I love doing comedy: Hansika". Sify.com. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- "Hansika in Raviteja's next". filmfog.com. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
- "Hansika Motwani 25 Aug 2004". TellychakkarTeam.
- "Now, Celebrity Fame Gurukul".