Aahana Kumra

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Aahana Kumra
Aahana Kumra on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week 2017.jpg
Aahana Kumra 2017
Born 1985[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
Occupation
Website aahanakumra.com

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.

Career[edit]

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. [3][4][5][6][7][8][9] In 2017, Kumra had a leading role in the black comedy film Lipstick Under My Burkha as Leela.[10] The following year she portrayed the role of Priyanka Gandhi in the political biography film The Accidental Prime Minister.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Accidental Prime Minister Priyanka Gandhi Feature Film [11]
2017 It Happened In Hong Kong Aahana Web series [12]
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 [10]
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 Siberia Short Film
2015 Kudla Cafe Tulu Feature Film [13]
2014 Yudh Taruni Sikarwar TV Series
2013 Ansuni Meera Short Film
2013 Sona Spa Ritu Feature Film [14]
2010 Cardboard Thoughts Short Film
2009 Bollywood Hero Clapper Girl TV Series
2009 Mai Tisha Short Film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
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 [15]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Me - Aahana Kumra". aahanakumra.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan made 'Yudh' so much easier: Aahana Kumra". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Aahana Kumra". NDTV Movies. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Aahana Kumra: Was not nervous to work with Amitabh Bachchan". CNN-IBN. Press Trust of India. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Shukla, Richa (15 December 2014). "Aahana Kumra: Gorging on dal baati churma was a great experience". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan's Yudh: Actress Aahana Kumra feels fortunate to be working with Big B". India TV. Press Trust of India. 2 July 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aahana Kumra's dream to work with Big B comes true". Mid Day. Indo-Asian News Service. 2 July 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Singh, Suhani (11 July 2014). "She's a Scream: Newbie Aahana Kumra to make debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in TV series Yudh". India Today. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Movie Review: 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Could Start A Revolution". thequint.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Anupam Kher starts shooting for Manmohan Singh movie The Accidental Prime Minister, see photos". indianexpress.com. 5 April 2018. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  12. ^ Lazarus, Susanna Myrtle (9 March 2018). "Aahana Kumra and Amol Parashar on their new show and how travel defines them". Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com. 
  13. ^ Prabhu, Ganesh (18 February 2016). "'Kudla Cafe' to hit Udupi cinemas tomorrow". Archived from the original on 18 February 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com. 
  14. ^ "WATCH: Trailer of Naseeruddin Shah's new concept thriller film 'Sona Spa'". india.com. 23 February 2013. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "FOI Online Awards". FOI Online Awards. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.