Aahana Kumra 2017
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Aahana Kumra is an Indian feature film, television, and theatre actress. Kumra is known for her small screen debut in Sony Entertainment Television's Yudh with Amitabh Bachchan and also her lead role in the TV series Agent Raghav - Crime Branch with Sharad Kelkar, followed by leading roles in a number of feature films.
Aahana Kumra, born and brought up in Lucknow, had an inclination towards acting since childhood when she began theatre roles. She is a graduate from Whistling Woods International School of Acting and started her career with advertisements and short films, appearing in advertisements for Garnier Fairness Cream, ICICI Bank, KFC, Reliance Internet and others. In 2013, Kumra was cast in the television series Yudh - a 20-episode show starring Amitabh Bachchan in which Kumra plays the pivotal role of Bachchan's daughter. Later, she starred in Agent Raghav - Crime Branch, a biweekly television crime thriller show, as the female lead Agent Trisha Dewan opposite Sharad Kelkar. Kumra won Best Actress Award at the Third Moida International Awards for her short film Siberia. She made her Hindi feature film debut in Sona Spain 2013, and her Tulu feature film debut in 2015 in Kudla Cafe. She hosted the Prokabbadi 2016 series.  In 2017, Kumra had a leading role in the black comedy film Lipstick Under My Burkha as Leela. The following year she portrayed the role of Priyanka Gandhi in the political biography film The Accidental Prime Minister.
|2018||The Accidental Prime Minister||Priyanka Gandhi||Feature Film |
|2017||It Happened In Hong Kong||Aahana||Web series |
|2017||Inside Edge||Shahana Vasishtha||Web Series on Amazon Prime|
|2016||Pro Kabaddi||Host||Star Sports|
|2016||Official Chukyagiri||Rati||Web series|
|2017||Lipstick Under My Burkha||Leela||Feature Film |
|2016||Queen of Hearts||Lead Role||Short Film|
|2016||The Blueberry Hunt||Jaya||Feature Film|
|2015||Ek Tha Main||Short Film|
|2015||Agent Raghav||Agent Trisha Dewan||TV Series|
|2015||Dreaming Awake||Esha||Short Film|
|2015||Kudla Cafe||Tulu Feature Film |
|2014||Yudh||Taruni Sikarwar||TV Series|
|2013||Sona Spa||Ritu||Feature Film |
|2010||Cardboard Thoughts||Short Film|
|2009||Bollywood Hero||Clapper Girl||TV Series|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Lipstick Under My Burkha||Star Screen Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female||Nominated|
|FOI Online Awards, India||Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast||Nominated|||
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