Deepika Kamaiah

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Deepika Kamaiah
Native name ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಕಾಮಯ್ಯ
Born Bangalore, India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 2011–present

Deepika Kamaiah is an Indian model turned film actress. She has appeared in South Indian films in addition to Bollywood films. Kamaiah has been a finalist of Femina Miss India. She took part in Bigg Boss Kannada in the second season. She is an alumnus of Kendriya Vidyalaya Bangalore and completed her from Bishop Cotton Women's Cristian College in 2009. Her mother is a school teacher and teaches Kannada.


Modelling & Film[edit]

NandiNeravanda Deepika Kamaiah, a kodavathi, was born in Bangalore. She began her modelling career while she was studying her class 11. She went on to become one of the finalists in the Femina Miss India South beauty pageant in 2009. She also won the Lycra MTV Style Awards in 2010. While she was juggling between her modeling assignments and studies, a film offer came through from a Tamil director, Kulaindai Veerappan for his directorial, Aanmai Thavarael.[1] Her role, however, went unnoticed without any recognition from the critics.


Kamaiah landed her first major role through the Kannada film Chingari (2012), an adaptation of Taken, directed by Harsha. She acted alongside Darshan and Bhavana in the lead role. The film, centered around human trafficking went on to be one of the highest-grossing films for the year. Her portrayal of Geetha, trapped under human trafficking earned her favorable reviews with Rediff commenting "Deepika comes as a whiff of fresh air and does an adequate job for a newcomer".[2] The NDTV Movies reviewer praised her for her "hardwork to make her presence felt".[3] Following this success, she was offered many films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. She accepted a role as the protagonist for the film Neene Bari Neene directed by Deepak Thimmaiah.[4]

She also subsequently signed for the upcoming film Auto Raja which also stars Ganesh and Bhama in the lead roles.[5] She is also making her Bollywood debut in the Rajkumar Santoshi directorial Phata Poster Nikla Hero which stars Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. Kamaiah plays a cameo as a village girl and would be seen in the initial portions of the film [6][7]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2011 Aanmai Thavarael Nandini Tamil
2012 Chingari Geetha Kannada
2013 Auto Raja Ragini Kannada Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero Hindi
2014 Damaal Dumeel Tamil
2015 Neene Bari Neene Kannada
2016 Jaggu Dada Kannada Guest appearance
2016 Devaravne Bidu Guru Kannada Announced[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'I consider myself lucky to get such a fantastic break' - Movies". 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Review: Chingari is quite racy - Movies". 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Review: Chingari | NDTV". 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  4. ^ Sharanya CR, TNN (2012-07-16). "Deepika to play female protagonist in her next film - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Deepika replaces Chaitra in 'Auto Raja' - Kannada Actor, Actress, Movie News & Gossips". 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Deepika Kamaiah in a Shahid Kapoor film - Times Of India". 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  7. ^ : Ramchander (2013-03-06). "Deepika Kamaiah in Shahid Kapoor's Phata Poster Nikla Hero - Oneindia Entertainment". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  8. ^ Deepika Kamaiah is back

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