|Occupation||Actress , Former Model|
|Awards||Miss India Earth 2005|
Niharika Singh is an Indian actress and the winner of Femina Miss India Earth 2005. She made her acting debut with Ashim Ahluwalia's film Miss Lovely, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes film festival. 
Early life and career
Niharika is a model turned actor who has appeared in several music videos, print ads and tv commercials. Making her feature film debut in Miss Lovely, Niharika gives what could be a star-making performance as Pinky, a struggling actress with a shadowy past.
Born on 31st August, 1982 she recalls her first role as "Bharat Mata" when she was still in Nursery. She further did children theatre workshops with Sahitya Kala parishad consecutively for three years after which she went to study in a boarding school in Nainital. She started modeling when she was in Dehradun at the age of 17, doing local shows which she continued when she moved to New Delhi to pursue a degree in B. Com honors from Shri ram college of commerce. Realizing commerce wasn't her subject of interest, she dropped out of college and moved to Mumbai in 2003.
Niharika participated in Femina Miss India in 2005 and won the title of Miss India Earth along with subtitles for Miss Photogenic and Miss Beautiful Hair. She went on to represent India at the Miss Earth pageant held in Manila, Philippines in the same year.
Her career in films started when she signed a 10 film contract with Raj Kanwar in 2006. The films were never made. Then, John Matthew Mathan and Tseries got her out of the contract and made 'A new love ishtory' with her. She further worked in films like 'Mudh mudh ke na dekh mudh mudh ke' and 'Private number'. None of these films made it to the cinemas. 'Miss Lovely' is her first theatrical release.
She's done acting workshops with Barry John and a Film Appreciation course from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. The actor has been a sort of drifter so far and says she rediscovered cinema after her tryst with Cannes for 'Miss Lovely'.
Miss Lovely (2012) as Pinky
A New Love Ishtory (2013) as Kamya Dhanraj
Anwar ka Ajab kissa (2013) as Ayesha
- Jain, Rupam (June 5, 2012). "Niharika Singh talks about her Cannes Journey". Times of India. Retrieved September 19, 2012.