Pallavi Sharda

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Pallavi Sharda
Pallavi Sharda at CHANDON launch.jpg
Pallavi at Chandon launch
Born Pallavi Sharda
(1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 27)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Parent(s) Dr. Hema Sharda
Dr. Nalin Sharda
Website
www.pallavisharda.com

Pallavi Sharda (born 5 March 1988)[1][2][3] is an Indian-Australian film/theatre actress and dancer, trained in Bharatha Natyam.[4]

Early life[edit]

Sharda was born on 5 March 1988 in Perth, Australia [1][2][3] to Dr. Hema Sharda (Director of South Asian Relations at the University of Western Australia), and Dr. Nalin Kant Sharda (Professor of Computer Science at Victoria University).[5][6][7] Her parents are from Delhi, her father is Punjabi.[8] Both her parents are IIT alumni and have PhDs in science and engineering.[9] They migrated to Australia in the 1980s before she was born.[10] Sharda came to Melbourne as a toddler where she grew up in the outer north-western suburbs.[11] She went to school at Lowther Hall in Essendon[11] and commenced her LLB and BA (Media & Communications) & Diploma in Modern Languages (French) at the University of Melbourne, at the age of 16 and graduated with honours.[12] Sharda shifted base from Melbourne to Mumbai in 2010.[13]

Career[edit]

Sharda started her Bollywood career by playing a cameo in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan (2010). In March 2010 Sharda was crowned "Miss India Australia" in Sydney.[14][15][16]

She next starred in the comedic-drama film, Dus Tola (2010), in which she played the role of Geeta, a village dance teacher. Pallavi's performance was identified as the best element of the film by The Times of India.[17] Sharda's second release, an Indo-American film called Walkaway was released on 29 October 2010 across USA. Sharda's next Bollywood release, Love Breakups Zindagi released on 7 October 2011.

In 2011 and 2012 Sharda was the lead actress of the theatrical musical, Taj Express directed by Shruti Merchant and choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.[18]

Sharda made her Australian film debut with comedy film Save Your Legs, which released on 28 February 2013.[19] She then appeared in Abhinav Kashyap's Bollywood film Besharam.[20] in which she portrayed a woman whose car is stolen by a petty thief. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV stated that she "does a fairly good job of looking blissfully beatific",[21] however the film was not a box-office success.

Pallavi's next Bollywood venture, Hawaizaada, was released worldwide on 30 January 2015. Directed by Vibhu Puri and co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Mithun Chakraborty, the film is inspired by the true events of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who is believed to have flown an unmanned aircraft in 1895 Bombay.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2010 My Name Is Khan Sajida Khan
Dus Tola Geeta
Walkaway Sia
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Radhika
2012 Heroine Gayatri Reddy
2013 Save Your Legs Anjali Australian film
Besharam Tara Sharma
2015 Hawaizaada Sitara

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I Gave Ranbir Kudos For Ruining My Make Up...": Pallavi Sharda. Bollywood Hungama. 3:15 minutes in. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b March, Stephanie (3 October 2013). "Melbourne performer Pallavi Sharda on brink of Bollywood stardom with role in new film Besharam". ABC News. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Gupta, Priya (29 August 2013). "I always regretted not being born in India: Pallavi Sharda". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Building on Bollywood". IndianExpress.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  5. ^ "UWA Staff Profile : The University of Western Australia : The University of Western Australia". Uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  6. ^ Dr. Nalin Kant Sharda. "Home Page of Dr.Nalin Kant Sharda". Nalinsharda.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  7. ^ Dr. Nalin Kant Sharda. "Home Page of Dr.Nalin Kant Sharda". Nalinsharda.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Ranbir's and my stories are interlinked - Pallavi Sharda | Latest Movie Features". Bollywood Hungama. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  9. ^ "I always regretted not being born in India: Pallavi Sharda". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Pallavi Sharda - Ranbir's new leading lady - The Times of India". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  11. ^ a b "PROFILE: Pallavi Sharda living Bollywood dream". Brimbank Weekly. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Pallavi Sharda : Biography". IMD.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ Miss India Australia 2010
  15. ^ "I always wanted to dance in Bollywood". Hindustantimes.com. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  16. ^ "Who is Pallavi Sharda?". Indian Express. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Dus Tola Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  18. ^ "Aboard the Taj Express". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  19. ^ "Pallavi Sharda spreads her wings back home". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  20. ^ Thakkar, Mehul (16 August 2013). "Ranbir Kapoor juggling between the Kashyap brothers". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  21. ^ "Besharam movie review". Movies.ndtv.com. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2015-02-27.