Daisy Bopanna

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Daisy Bopanna
Daisy bopanna ipl.jpg
Bopanna in 2012
Native name ಡೈಸಿ ಬೋಪಣ್ಣ
Born Daisy Bopanna
(1982-12-04) 4 December 1982 (age 35)
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Amit Jaju (married 2011-Present)

Daisy Bopanna(born 4 December 1982) is an Indian actress who appears primarily in Kannada cinema. She has worked with actors like Upendra in Aishwarya, Kamal Hassan in Rama Shama Bhama and Akshay Kumar in Garam Masala.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bopanna's family hails from Kodagu (also known by its Anglicised former name of Coorg). She was born on 4 December 1982. Daisy did her schooling from Aurobindo School,[2] pre-university at Kumarans College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chitrakala Parishat in Bangalore, Karnataka. She is married to Amit Jaju, a partner with the forensic practice of Ernst & Young and son of Prakash Jaju.[3] Her brother is an eminent advertising professional working in Mumbai.


Being academically proficient and coming from an intellectual and highly educated family, Daisy was interested in pursuing a career in advertising as a copywriter. But the call of the entertainment industry proved too strong and she put on hold her intellectual ambitions and opted to work in front of the camera.[citation needed]

She started with theater, working for a short time with B. Jayasri’s Spandana theatre camp and also contemporary English theatre[2] with Preetam Koilpillai, and never looked back. Her first movie Bimba (The Image) was sent to the prestigious Berlin & Frankfurt Film Festival, winning international awards. The movie, directed by Kavitha Lankesh, explored the exploitation of child artistes in the film industry. Her later work in Bhagavan with Darshan earned her the tag of "Spicy Daisy".[4]

After that Daisy went on to act in many films such as Rama Shyama Bhama, Thavarina Siri, Aishwarya, Satyavaan Savitri, Gaalipata, Olave Jeevana Lekkachara, Crazy Loka and other films. Daisy proved that she is a good performer in all these films. Daisy event went on to act in Hindi films like Garam Masala where she was seen opposite Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. Though the film was a hit, Daisy had to wait for another two years to find herself a next project. The next project came in the form of United Six which was average at the box-office.[citation needed]

She starred in more than 150 regional ads before being cast in the Priyadarshan movie Garam Masala. She has also starred in a Tamil and Telugu film, opposite leading stars like Kamal Hassan, Ravi Teja and Ganesh. Her first ad film was with veteran ad film maker Rajiv Menon.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Indru Mudhal Geetha Tamil
2005 Bimba Saroja Kannada Debut Kannada film
2005 Bhagawan Anjali Kannada Credited as Anjali
2006 Chanti Telugu as Anjali
2005 Relax Anjali Telugu as Anjali
2005 Garam Masala Deepti Hindi Debut Hindi film
2005 Rama Shama Bhama Priya Kannada
2006 Jackpot Special appearance Kannada
2006 Prajapathi Special Appearance as Actress Malayalam Debut Malayalam Film
2006 Aishwarya Anjali Kannada
2006 Thavarina Siri Priya Kannada
2007 Sathyavan Savithri Subbalakshmi Kannada
2008 Gaalipata Sowmya Kannada Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2008 Chakkara Viyugam Sandhya Tamil Debut Tamil film
2009 Sweet Heart Telugu Debut Telugu film
2009 Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara Special appearance Kannada
2010 Khuda Kasam Hindi
2011 United Six Jia Hindi
2012 Crazy Loka Sarala Kannada
2012 Mass Kannada Under production
2012 Maaya Kannada Under production


  1. ^ "Daisy Bopanna biography". apunkachoice.com. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Daisy Bopanna interview". sify.com. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Daisy Bopanna gets hitched". The Times of India. 1 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Daisy Bopanna interview". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 

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