Hansika Motwani

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Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani celebrates her birthday at Arth Bar (06).jpg
Born (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 29)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2001–2005
2007-present

Hansika Motwani (born 9 August 1991) is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Tamil films. She also appears in Telugu films, and has done a number of films in Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. Hansika made her film debut in Telugu cinema with Desamuduru, and became the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Filmfare Award.

Motwani appeared in a couple of Telugu movies, including Kantri and Maska. She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films such as Engeyum Kadhal, Velayudham, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru and Singam 2. She debuted in Malayalam cinema with Villain.

Early life[edit]

Hansika Motwani was born to a Sindhi family in Mumbai.[2][3] Her father, Pradeep Motwani is a businessman and her mother, Mona Motwani is a dermatologist.[4][5]

Motwani attended the Podar International School[6] 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 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.[7] She made her debut at the age of 16 as a leading actress in a Bollywood 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]

Hansika debuted in Tamil cinema with Mappillai. Her next Tamil film, Engeyum Kadhal was a successful one.[8] 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.[9] In Telugu, she was featured in Denikaina Ready which also earned a positive response from the public.[10] 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,[11] Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Hari's Singam II starring Suriya[12] 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[13] and the action-masala film Power.[14] Her Tamil releases were the fantasy film Maan Karate with Sivakarthikeyan,[15] Sundar C's horror comedy Aranmanai[16] and the action thriller film Meaghamann.[17]

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.[18][19]

2016–present[edit]

Hansika attends the launch of the multi-designer jewelry store Azotiique

In 2016, Aranmanai 2 directed by Sundar C. received mixed reviews.[20] 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.[21] Hansika as also signed on to play the lead in the Telugu web series titled Nasha directed by G. Ashok [22] and in the untitled Tamil horror-comedy film directed by director duo Hari Shankar and Hareesh Narayan opposite former cricketer Sreesanth.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Hansika participates in philanthropic activities. She provides monetary support for the education of 25 underprivileged children and also takes care of the medical needs of 10 women who are suffering with breast cancer.[24] She is the brand Ambassador of Chennai turns Pink, an awareness program to promote breast cancer awareness among women.[25]

In 2014, she was featured in Forbes's 250 celebrities list.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Remarks
2003 Hawa Sasha Hindi Child artist
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Priya Six Hindi Child artist
2003 Aabra Ka Daabra Pinky Hindi Child artist
2003 Jaago Shruti Hindi Child artist
2004 Hum Kaun Hai? Sara Williams Hindi Child artist
2007 Desamuduru Vaishali Telugu Lead debut; Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South
2007 Aap Kaa Surroor Ria Bakshi Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2008 Bindaas Preethi Kannada
2008 Kantri Varalakshmi Telugu
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Ashima Kapoor Hindi
2009 Maska Meenu Telugu
2009 Billa Priya Telugu Cameo appearance
2009 Jayeebhava Anjali Narashima Telugu
2010 Seeta Ramula Kalyanam Nandhini Telugu
2011 Mappillai Gayathri Tamil
2011 Engeyum Kadhal Kayalvizhi Rajasekhar Tamil
2011 Kandireega Sruthi Telugu
2011 Velayudham Vaidehi Tamil
2011 Oh My Friend Rithu Telugu
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Meera Mahendrakumar Tamil
2012 Denikaina Ready Sharmila Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2013 Settai Madhumitha Tamil
2013 Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Sanjana Tamil
2013 Singam II Sathya Tamil
2013 Biriyani Priyanka Tamil
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda Honey Telugu
2014 Maan Karate Yazhini Tamil
2014 Power Nirupama Telugu
2014 Aranmanai Selvi Tamil
2014 Meaghamann Usha Tamil
2015 Aambala Maya Tamil
2015 Romeo Juliet Aishwarya (Subbulakshmi) Tamil
2015 Vaalu Priya Mahalakshmi Tamil
2015 Puli Princess Manthagini Tamil
2015 Size Zero Herself Telugu Cameo appearance
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
2016 Aranmanai 2 Maya Tamil
2016 Pokkiri Raja Sunitha Tamil
2016 Uyire Uyire Priya Tamil
2016 Manithan Priya Tamil
2017 Luckunnodu Positive Padma Telugu
2017 Bogan Mahalakshmi Tamil
2017 Singam 3 Sathya Tamil
2017 Goutham Nanda Spoorthi Telugu
2017 Villain Dr. Shreya Venkatesh Malayalam
2018 Gulaebaghavali Viji Tamil
2018 Thuppakki Munai Mythili Tamil
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Jaya Prada Telugu Special appearance
2019 100 Nisha Tamil
2019 Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL Rukmini Telugu [27]
2020 Maha Films that have not yet been released Maha Tamil Filming

Television[edit]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2001–03 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Tina Hindi
2001 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Karuna / Shona Hindi
2002 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Baavri Virani Hindi
2002 Son Pari Sweety Hindi
2003 Karishma Kaa Karishma Teena Hindi
2004–05 Hum 2 Hain Na Kareena / Koel Hindi [28]
2005 Celebrity Fame Gurukul Herself (Contestant) Hindi [29]
2020 Nasha dagger TBA Telugu Filming[30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Hansika Motwani awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins10
Nominations7
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result
2003 Indian Telly Award Best Child Artiste - Female Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Won
2008 55th Filmfare Awards South Best Debut actress[31] Desamuduru Won
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[32] Kandireega Won
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Telugu Nominated
2013 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[33] Maan Karate Won
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best actress - Tamil Aranmanai Won
2017 Zee Apsara Awards Most popular South Diva on Social Media[34] - Won
2018 7th South Indian International Movie Awards Style Icon of the year - Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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