Nidhi Subbaiah

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Nidhi Subbaiah
Nidhi Subbaiah at the promotion of Ajab Gazabb Love in Nov 2012
Born (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 29)[1]
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Alma mater Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore.
Occupation Film actress, model
Years active 2009–present
At a South Indian Film Festival
At the inauguration of the movie 'Ajab Gajab Love'

Nidhi Subbaiah (Kannada: ನಿಧಿ ಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯ) (born 16 February 1985[1]) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in various television advertisements and in South Indian films, primarily in Kannada. After making her acting debut in the Telugu film Sweet Heart (2009), she rose to fame by acting in few successful Kannada films such as Pancharangi (2010) and Krishnan Marriage Story (2011). Both these films brought her nominations for South Filmfare Awards and the latter film won her SIIMA Special Appreciation Award-Kannada.

Early life[edit]

Nidhi was born on February 16, 1985 in the Kodagu district of Karnataka as the only child to Bollachanda Subhash Subbaiah and Jhansi Subbaiah.[2] Soon afterwards, her family later moved to Gokulam in the historic city of Mysore, where she spent most of her childhood and pursued her education. An alumna of St. Joseph's, Mysore, she went on to study civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore. She dropped out in the 1st year as her modelling career took off and this ultimately led her to pursue a career in acting. Currently she lives in Mumbai, after getting offers from Bollywood.[2]


She first ventured into modelling, appearing in various television commercials,[3] with Fair and Lovely being the most notable, through which she landed her first acting assignment.[2] She made her acting debut with Abhimaani in 2009, which did not fare well at the box office.[4] She has also acted in Suri's Anna Bond that features her alongside Puneet Rajkumar and Priyamani.The film did fairly well at the box office.[5] She will be making a special appearance in Poornima Mohan's School Days.[6] Nidhi's first Bollywood outing is titled Oh My God which stars Akshay Kumar. She has a cameo appearance in the movie. Nidhi's First Bollywood Movie as a Leading actress was Ajab Gazabb Love where she co-stars with Jackky Bhagnani.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Sweetheart[citation needed] Telugu
2009 Abhimaani Aparna Kannada
2009 Chamkaysi Chindi Udaysi Kamala Kannada
2010 Krishna Nee Late Aagi Baaro Lakshmi Kannada
2010 Pancharangi Ambika Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2011 Veera Bahu Devi Kannada
2011 Krishnan Marriage Story Khushi Kannada SIIMA Special Appreciation Award-Kannada
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2012 Anna Bond Divya Kannada SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012 Oh My God Shweta Tiwari Hindi as the Reporter of ABP News
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Madhuri Singh Chouhan Hindi Lead Actress
2013 School Days Kannada Filming
Special appearance
2013 Vara Kannada Post-Production
2014 Direct Ishq Ho Gaya Hindi Filming


  1. ^ a b "TV9 Special: {Epi 4} 'Sandalwood Queen' Actress Nidhi Subbaiah". 
  2. ^ a b c "Nidhi had a little lamb, Entertainment - Bollywood - Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore Mirror". 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ Hooli, Shekhar (2010-09-01). "Yogaraj creates magic on screen: Nidhi Subbaiah". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ SHARADHA SRINIDHI, TNN Jun 18, 2009, 12.00am IST (2009-06-18). "Nidhi doesn't mind showing skin". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ Prathibha Joy, TNN Sep 27, 2011, 12.00am IST (2011-09-27). "Nidhi Subbaiah bags Suri’s next". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Poornima Mohan goes back to her school days - Movies". 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 

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