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Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani celebrates her birthday at Arth Bar (06).jpg
Motwani in 2018
Born (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 30)[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2001–2004 (child actress),
2007-present

Hansika Motwani (born 9 August 1991) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut in Telugu cinema with Desamuduru (2007) and became the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Filmfare Award.

Motwani began her career as a child actor in Hindi films, and later went on to appear in lead roles in Telugu films, including Kantri (2008) and Maska (2009). She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films such as Engeyum Kadhal (2011), Velayudham (2011), Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013) and Singam II (2013) Aranmanai (2014) . She debuted in Malayalam cinema with Villain (2017).[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Hansika Motwani was born to a Sindhi family in Mumbai.[4][5] Her father, Pradeep Motwani is a businessman and her mother, Mona Motwani is a dermatologist.[6][7]

Motwani attended the Podar International School[8] and the International Curriculum School, Santacruz, both in Mumbai.

Career[edit]

2001–2010[edit]

Motwani in 2010

Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan.

Hansika made her debut in a lead role at the age of 15 in a lead role in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru and earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her performance.[9] She later appeared in the Hindi film Aap Kaa Surroor with Himesh Reshammiya.

Hansika's first 2008 release was Bindaas, starring Puneeth Rajkumar, her first and only Kannada film to date. Later that year, she appeared in Kantri with Jr. NTR.

2011–2015[edit]

Motwani snapped at the domestic airport in 2016.

Hansika debuted in Tamil cinema with Mappillai. Her next Tamil film, Engeyum Kadhal was a successful one.[10] The same year she went on to star alongside Vijay in Velayudham.

In 2012, Hansika had two releases, one in Tamil and another one in Telugu. Her first release was M. Rajesh's romantic comedy film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi which became her first runaway hit and earned her positive reviews for her performance.[11] In Telugu, she was featured in Denikaina Ready which also earned a positive response from the public.[12] She received her first Best Actress nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards South for her performance in the films. In 2013, she appeared in four Tamil films such as Settai,[13] Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Hari's Singam II starring Suriya[14] and Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani with Suriya's brother Karthi. She had five releases in 2014, two of them were Telugu films, the comedy flick Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda[15] and the action-masala film Power.[16] Her Tamil releases were the fantasy film Maan Karate with Sivakarthikeyan,[17] Sundar C's horror comedy Aranmanai[18] and the action thriller film Meaghamann.[19]

Aambala, her third collaboration with Sundar C, was her first 2015 release. Her second release that year was Romeo Juliet, which marked her second film with Jayam Ravi. She also appeared in Vaalu with Silambarasan.[20][21]

2016–present[edit]

In 2016, Aranmanai 2 directed by Sundar C. received mixed reviews.[22] She had a list of flops later that year, including Uyire Uyire and Pokkiri Raja. Her last release in 2016 was Manithan in which she played a teacher's role. She won praise for her depiction of Priya.

Bogan was her first release in 2017 and it was reviewed positively. Many critics praised Motwani for her performance in the introduction scene and the pre-climax scene. She also acted in a Telugu film Luckunnodu. Motwani debuted in Malayalam films with Villain in 2017.

Her first release of 2018 was Gulaebaghavali in which she played a con-artist's role named Viji. Her other release of 2018 was Thuppakki Munai, starring Vikram Prabhu. In 2019, she appeared with Atharvaa in the Tamil film 100, directed by Sam Anton and in the Telugu film Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL opposite Sundeep Kishan.

Her next films include the thriller film Maha directed by U. R. Jameel and Partner directed by Manoj Damodharan which also stars Aadhi Pinisetty in the lead role.[23] Hansika has also signed on to play the lead in the Telugu web series titled Nasha directed by G. Ashok[24] and in two Telugu films: My Name Is Shruthi and 105 Minutes.[25][26]

Personal life[edit]

Hansika participates in philanthropic activities. She provides monetary support for the education of 30 underprivileged children and also takes care of the medical needs of 10 women who are suffering with breast cancer.[27] She is the brand Ambassador of Chennai turns Pink, an awareness program to promote breast cancer awareness among women.[28]

In 2014, she was featured in Forbes's 250 celebrities list.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Films[edit]

List of films and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2003 Hawa Sasha Hindi Child artist
Koi... Mil Gaya Priya Six
Aabra Ka Daabra Pinky
Jaago Shruti
2004 Hum Kaun Hai? Sara Williams
2007 Desamuduru Vaishali Telugu Lead debut; Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South
Aap Kaa Surroor Ria Bakshi Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2008 Bindaas Preethi Kannada
Kantri Varalakshmi Telugu
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Ashima Kapoor Hindi
2009 Maska Meenu Telugu
Billa Priya Cameo appearance
Jayeebhava Anjali Narashima
2010 Seeta Ramula Kalyanam Nandhini
2011 Mappillai Gayathri Tamil Tamil debut
Engeyum Kadhal Kayalvizhi (Lolita)
Kandireega Sruthi Telugu Nominated -SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Telugu)
Velayudham Vaidehi Tamil
Oh My Friend Rithu Telugu
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Meera Mahendrakumar Tamil
Denikaina Ready Sharmila Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2013 Settai Madhumitha Tamil
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Sanjana
Something Something Sanjana Telugu
Singam II Sathya Tamil
Biriyani Priyanka
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda Honey Telugu
Maan Karate Yazhini Tamil
Power Nirupama Telugu
Aranmanai Selvi Tamil
Meaghamann Usha
2015 Aambala Maya
Romeo Juliet Aishwarya (Subbulakshmi)
Vaalu Priya Mahalakshmi
Puli Princess Manthagini
Size Zero Herself Telugu Cameo appearance
Inji Iduppazhagi Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
2016 Aranmanai 2 Maya Tamil
Pokkiri Raja Sunitha
Uyire Uyire Priya
Manithan Priya
2017 Luckunnodu Positive Padma Telugu
Bogan Mahalakshmi Tamil
Singam 3 Sathya Cameo appearance
Goutham Nanda Spoorthi Telugu
Villain Dr. Shreya Venkatesh Malayalam Malayalam debut
2018 Gulaebaghavali Viji Tamil
Thuppakki Munai Mythili
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Jaya Prada Telugu Special appearance
100 Nisha Tamil
Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL Rukmini Telugu [30]
2021 Maha Films that have not yet been released Maha Tamil Completed [31]
Partner Films that have not yet been released TBA Completed [32][33]
105 Minutes Films that have not yet been released TBA Telugu Completed [34][35][36]
My Name Is Shruthi Films that have not yet been released Shruthi Telugu Filming [37]
Rowdy Baby Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming [38]

Web series[edit]

List of web series and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2021 Nasha Films that have not yet been released TBA Telugu Filming; Debut webseries [39]

Television[edit]

List of television shows and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes
2001–2003 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Tina Hindi
2001 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Karuna / Shona
2002 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Baavri Virani
Son Pari Sweety
2003 Karishma Kaa Karishma Teena
2004–05 Hum Do Hain Na Kareena / Koel [40]
2005 Celebrity Fame Gurukul Herself (contestant) [41]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Year Title Singer(s) Language Label Ref.
2021 Booty Shake Tony Kakkar and Sonu Kakkar Hindi Desi Music Factory [42]
Mazaa B Praak Saregama [43]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2003 Indian Telly Award Best Child Artiste - Female Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Won
2008 55th Filmfare Awards South Best Debut actress Desamuduru Won [44][better source needed]
53rd Filmfare Awards Best Debut actress Aap Kaa Surroor Nominated
2012 1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut actress - Tamil Mappillai Won
Vijay Awards Best Debut actress Nominated
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Tamil Engeyum Kaadhal Nominated
Vijay Awards Favourite Heroine Nominated
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Special Appreciation as actress - Telugu Kandireega Won [45]
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Telugu Nominated
2013 60th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu Denikaina Ready Nominated
Edison Awards Best actress Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Won
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Tamil Won
2014 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Tamil Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Nominated
Vijay Awards Favourite Heroine Nominated
2015 Vijay Awards Favourite Heroine Maan Karate Won [46]
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Tamil Aranmanai Won
2016 14th Santosham Film Awards Special Jury Award for Best Actress Won
Best Actress – Tamil Romeo Juliet Won
2017 Zee Apsara Awards Most popular South Diva on Social Media - Won [47]
2018 7th South Indian International Movie Awards Style Icon of the year Won

See also[edit]

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