Samiksha Bhatt

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Samiksha Bhatt
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Samiksha Bhatt at Lakecity International Film Festival in 2014
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2012 – present

Samiksha Bhatt is an Indian film and television actress. She began her acting career with the feature film Ballad of Rustom.[1] She played the role of Sita in television serial Sankat Mochan Hanumaan. She won the Best Actress Award at the Lakecity International Film Festival for her short film Valentine. She was recently seen as playing the lead role of Chandani in the comedy television serial Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan.[2][3]

Early life and family[edit]

Samiksha was born in Dungarpur. Her family later moved to Jaipur. Her mother, the late Rachana Bhatt worked as the branch manager of Bank of Baroda. Her father, Raghava S. Bhatt has worked as vice president for the multinational groups of marble mining. He now works as a marble mining consultant as well as an Astrology and Vastu consultant and is ranked sixth in India for the latter. She has two siblings. Her elder sister is a software engineer working in the U.S.. Her younger brother is pursuing his M.B.A. degree in London.

Samiksha was an all-rounder in school and college. She won numerous awards in academics, dancing, singing, drawing and quiz competitions.[citation needed] She was given the title of Miss Paulina and Best Student Award in St. Paul's Senior Secondary School.[citation needed] She used to actively participate in plays at school and college.[citation needed]

She pursued a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from the Manipal University.

Early career[edit]

In the final year of graduation, she began auditioning for films and bagged a prominent role in the film Ballad of Rustom, that later went on be in the contention for Oscars for Best Feature Film in the 86th Academy Awards, 2014.[4][5] She finished shooting for it along with her course at Manipal, but gave interviews in software companies with the idea of having a stable income. She went on to work as a software engineer in an American firm in Bangalore for one and a half years. She soon realized that this is not where her passion lies and wanted to pursue a career in acting. She began auditioning along with working as a software engineer. She did a few projects like the Tamil telefilm Naermugam [6] that won the Best Film award on Kalaignar TV, a Mortein commercial, and a few print shoots. She used to get a lot of offers and audition calls from Mumbai while she was in Bangalore. This, along with her film Ballad of Rustom winning accolades in numerous international film festivals motivated her to move to Mumbai leaving her job behind.

Acting career[edit]

In 2012, Samiksha moved to Mumbai for a full time career in acting. She began auditioning fervently and soon was selected to play the role of Sita in television serial Sankat Mochan Hanumaan. She completed 230 episodes of the same.[7] Alongside, she was a member of Pritha theatre group. Later she played the leading role of Chandani in comedy television serial Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan and completed 120 episodes of the same.[8][9]

Other work[edit]

Assistant director[edit]

She worked as Chief Assistant Director in the film Hinsa par Vijay in 2014.

Films[edit]

Year Title Category Role Notes Ref
2012 Ballad of Rustom Feature Film Prominent Role Contention for Oscars, Academy Awards 2014 for Best Feature Film [10][11]
2012 Naermugam Tamil Telefilm Female Lead Won Best Film Award on Kalaignar TV [12]
2013 Valentine Short Film Female Lead Won Best Actress Award at Lakecity International Film Festival [13]
2014 Hinsa Par Vijay Feature Film Female Lead Released [14]
2014 Hinsa Par Vijay Feature Film Chief Assistant Director Released [15]
2015 Zeroline Feature Film Female Lead Unreleased
2015 Kuch Alagsa... Feature Film Female Lead Unreleased [16]

Television serials[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Number of Episodes Ref
2012 - 2013 Sankat Mochan Hanumaan Sita Main Lead 230 Episodes
2014 - 2015 Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan Chandani Main Lead 120 Episodes [17][18]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result Ref
2014 Oscars, Academy Awards Best Feature Film Ballad of Rustom Contention [19]
2012 Naalaya Iyakunar Awards Best Telefilm Naermugam Won
2014 Lakecity International Film Festival Best Actress Valentine Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.balladofrustom.com/
  2. ^ http://www.mysnappbook.com/snap/nadaniyaan-serial-actress-chandu-chandni-verma-real-name-photo/
  3. ^ http://www.filmsntv.com/2014/09/catch-samiksha-bhatt-urf-chandu-in-her.html
  4. ^ http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/best-picture-oscar-2014-eligible-films?page=2
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/list/ls054267340/
  6. ^ http://www.tamilo.com/tamil-short-movies/3184-tamil-short-film-naermugam-.html
  7. ^ http://instantpublish.blogspot.in/2013/09/sankat-mochan-hanuman-celebrated.html
  8. ^ http://www.mysnappbook.com/snap/nadaniyaan-serial-actress-chandu-chandni-verma-real-name-photo/
  9. ^ http://www.filmsntv.com/2014/09/catch-samiksha-bhatt-urf-chandu-in-her.html
  10. ^ http://www.balladofrustom.com/
  11. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/ballad-of-rustom-for-oscars/article5542283.ece
  12. ^ http://www.tamilo.com/tamil-short-movies/3184-tamil-short-film-naermugam-.html
  13. ^ https://www.behance.net/gallery/10356743/Valentine-Short-Film
  14. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/programmes/hinsa-par-vijay/params/tvprogramme/programmeid-30000000549946661/channelid-10000000011140000/starttime-201502031600
  15. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/programmes/hinsa-par-vijay/params/tvprogramme/programmeid-30000000549946661/channelid-10000000011140000/starttime-201502031600
  16. ^ http://www.filmsntv.com/2013/05/kuch-alagsa-is-absolutely-different-in.html
  17. ^ http://www.mysnappbook.com/snap/nadaniyaan-serial-actress-chandu-chandni-verma-real-name-photo/
  18. ^ http://www.filmsntv.com/2014/09/catch-samiksha-bhatt-urf-chandu-in-her.html
  19. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/Ajita-Suchitra-Veeras-film-in-Oscar-contention/articleshow/28394951.cms

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