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Born Namita Mukesh Vankawala
(1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 33)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Other names Bhairavi, Namitha Kapoor, Dheeraj Yadav
Occupation actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Height 6 (1.83m)

Namitha (born Namita Mukesh Vankawala on 10 May 1981 in Surat) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Indian regional movies, such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.


She first came into the limelight after she was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998.[1] She went on to participate in the 2001 Miss India pageant and ended up as the fourth runner-up, while Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India during this event. This publicity opened up doors for her and she did a number of TV commercials like Himani cream & hand soap, Arun Ice Creams, Manikchand Gutka, and Nile herbal shampoo.

Film director Siddiqui introduced her to the tinsel screen in a Malayalam movie, and thereafter Namitha has acted in several Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and English movies. In the first of two Telugu movies she went by the name of Bhairavi. She attained fame after the release of Engal Anna in which she starred opposite Vijayakanth. She is also known as an item girl in regional movies, and often appears in Tamil magazine front covers. She became even more popular after her dance number 'Arjuna Arjuna'.[2]

She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham directed by Sreenu Vaitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film Aai. In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the Hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein. Standing 6' tall, she is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood.[3]

On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.[4]

On 17 April 2011, she inaugurated the Nungambakkam (Chennai) branch of the sports café Blitzz.[5]

Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving: in June 2012, she and Tamil actor Bharat promoted awareness of safe driving.[6]

There have been false story about her trying to commit suicide[7]

Her most famous role is in the film Thamburatti.

Personal life[edit]

Namitha was born in the Gujarati-speaking Ghanchi family in Surat, Gujarat, India on 10 May 1981. She is the only daughter in this family, which consists of her dad, a businessman while her mother is a homemaker. She has a degree in English Literature. She used to teach swimming to young children and was raised in Surat.

She is proficient in Karate, loves to dance, watch movies, swim and play badminton in her spare time and likes to work out. She likes novels, especially by Sidney Sheldon, as well as comic books. She is a promoter of Gadgetguru.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Language Other notes
2002 Sontham Nandini Telugu
Gemini Manisha Natwarlal Telugu
2003 Oka Raju Oka Rani Preethi Telugu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli Sasirekha Telugu
2004 Engal Anna Gowri Tamil
Aithe Enti Anjali Sharma Telugu
2005 Aai Anjali Tamil
Englishkaran Maheshwari Tamil
Nayakudu Telugu
Chanakya Deivanayaki Tamil
Bambara Kannaley Tamil
Aanai Ramya Tamil
2006 Kovai Brothers Sania Tamil
Love Ke Chakkar Mein Neha Batra Hindi
Pachchak Kuthira Poovu Tamil
Thagapansamy Swapna Tamil
Nee Venunda Chellam Anjali Tamil
Neelakanta Ganga Kannada
2007 Vyapari Namitha Tamil
Naan Avanillai Monica Prasad Tamil
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Dhanalakshmi Tamil
Billa C. J. Tamil
2008 Sandai Tamil
Maya Aunt Maya English
Pandi Salangai Tamil
Indra Kannada
2009 Perumal Saroja Tamil
Thee Ruchidevi Tamil
1977 Chandini Tamil
Billa Lisa Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Indira Vizha Kamini Tamil
Jaganmohini Jaganmohini Tamil
2010 Black Stallion Laura Fernandez Malayalam
Azhagaana Ponnuthan Jennifer Tamil
Guru Sishyan Anitha Tamil
Simha Maheswari Telugu
Hoo Kannada
2011 Ilaignan Sena Tamil
Namitha I Love You Sunanda Kannada
2013 Benki Birugali Mona Kannada
2014 Parvathi Pura Kannada Filming


  1. ^ "Namitha was crowned Miss Surat in 1998 – The Times of India". 29 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Namitha at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Name *. "Namitha Kapoor Measurements, Bra Size, Height, Weight". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Namitha's die-hard fan – The Times of India". 27 October 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Namitha Inaugurates Blitzz Cafe Shop Stills". 18 April 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Namitha, Bharath want you to be safe on the road!". Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Namitha suicide attempt is false (13 November 2013). "Namitha suicide attempt is false | Tamil Cinema". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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