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Born Namitha Mukesh Vankawala
Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupation actress, model
Years active 2001–present
Modelling information
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Hair colour brown
Eye colour black

Namitha is an Indian film actress, mostly active in the South Indian film industry. She competed in the Miss India 2001 pageant and made her film debut in 2002. She is currently a contestant in the Bigg Boss Tamil 1 reality show hosted by Kamal Haasan in Star Vijay.


Namitha was crowned Miss Surat during the year of 1998. She went on to participate in the 2001 Miss India pageant and ended up as the fourth runner-up,[1] while Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India. 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.

She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Gemini but Sontham directed by Sreenu Vaitla got released first. Technically Gemini is her first movie. 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 6'2" tall, she is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood.[2] On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.[3]

Social Life[edit]

Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving and in June 2012, she and Tamil actor Bharat promoted awareness of safe driving.[4] Namitha is proficient in Karate with double black belts, she loves to dance, watch various movies, swim and play badminton in her spare time and likes to work out.[5]


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
Kamasutra Nights 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 Mahima Telugu
Hoo Kannada
2011 Ilaignan Sena Tamil
Namitha I Love You Sunanda Kannada
2013 Benki Birugali Mona Kannada
2016 Ilamai Oonjal Durga Tamil
Puli Murugan Julie Malayalam
2017 Pottu Tamil Filming


  1. ^ "Namitha was crowned Miss Surat in 1998 – The Times of India". 29 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Namitha Kapoor Measurements, Bra Size, Height, Weight". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Bharathan, Bijoy (27 October 2010). "Namitha's die-hard fan – The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Namitha, Bharath want you to be safe on the road!". Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Namitha Kapoor and South Indian Cinema’s bed room scenes hesitation". Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

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