Hebah Patel

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Hebah Patel
Hebah Patel at VVIT, 2016 (cropped).jpg
Patel in 2016
Born (1989-01-06) 6 January 1989 (age 33)[1]
Alma materSophia College for Women, Mumbai
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2014–present

Hebah Patel (born 6 January 1989) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Telugu films. After working as a model, Patel made her acting debut with the Kannada film Adyaksha and then made her Tamil film debut Thirumanam Enum Nikkah both (2014).[2]

Patel made her Telugu film debut with Ala Ela (2014) and received critical acclaim for her role in Kumari 21F (2015). She received Best Debut Actress – Telugu at the Santosham Film Awards for her performance in both these films. Her notable work include Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada both (2016), Andhhagadu, Angel both (2017) and 24 Kisses (2018). She made her web debut with Masti's (2020).[3]

Early life[edit]

Patel was born on 6 January 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashta.[3] She belong to a Kannada-speaking Muslim family, but people mistake her to be a Gujarati, due to her last name.[4] She completed her graduation from Sophia College for Women, Mumbai.[5]

Career[edit]

Debut and breakthrough (2014–2015)[edit]

Patel made her acting debut with the 2014 Kannada film Adyaksha, appearing as Aishwarya, and also marking her Kannada film debut.[6] She had her Tamil debut with Thirumanam Enum Nikkah playing Naseema, a critically successful film and Telugu film debut with Ala Ela, where she was seen as Shruti, in the same year.[7]

Hebah had her breakthrough with the role of Meena "Kumari" in the coming-of-age love story Kumari 21F with Raj Tarun.[8] It released in 2015 to positive reviews for her performance. A reviewer for the Deccan Chronicle wrote that Patel "steals the show" in the film.[9]

Various roles and success (2016–2018)[edit]

Patel had a successful year, in 2016 with 3 releases. She was first seen as Supriya in Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam alongside Raj Tarun, which received praises for its comic content. She next appeared as Nithya / Amala in Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada opposite Nikhil Siddharth,[10] it was a critical and commercial success. Her final film of the year was Naanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends, where she was seen as Padmavati / Paddu, it was a female-oriented film.

Hebah Patel at VVIT

Hebah again had 3 releases in 2017, with Mister being the first release, she was seen as Meera opposite Varun Tej. It received mixed reviews. She appeared as Dr. Netra in her next film Andhhagadu, pairing with her frequent co-star Raj Tarun. It was a critical and commercial success.[11] Her final release of the year was Angel with Naga Anvesh, where she was seen as Nakshatra.

In 2018, her only film was 24 Kisses with Adith Arun. It saw her playing Sri Lakshmi and received mixed to positive reviews.[12]

Setback and resurgence (2019–present)[edit]

Patel's setback started in 2019, when she had no release. In 2020, she portrayed a cameo character of Sarah in Bheeshma and supporting character of Srujana in Orey Bujjiga. Meanwhile, in 2020, she made her web debut with the Telugu series Masti's, portraying Tanya.

In 2021, Hebah appeared in a special appearance in the song "Dinchak" along with Ram Pothineni in Red.

Hebah's upcoming films include Telugu films Geetha with Sunil and Telisinavaallu with Ram Karthik. She also has Tamil films Vallan with Sundar C., which marks her return to Tamil cinema after 8 years and Aadya.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2014 Adyaksha Aishwarya Kannada Debut Kannada film
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah Naseema Tamil Tamil debut
Ala Ela Shruti Telugu Telugu debut
2015 Kumari 21F Meena "Kumari"
2016 Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam Supriya
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Nithya / Amala
Naanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends Padmavati "Paddu"
2017 Mister Meera
Andhhagadu Dr. Netra
Angel Nakshatra
2018 24 Kisses Sri Lakshmi [13]
2020 Bheeshma Sarah Cameo appearance [14]
Orey Bujjiga Srujana [15]
2021 Red Herself Special appearance in the song "Dinchak" [16]
2022 Odela Railway Station Radhika [17]
Sasana Sabha Films that have not yet been released TBA Special appearance in a song [18]
Telisinavaallu Films that have not yet been released Chaitra Completed [19]
Geetha Films that have not yet been released TBA Completed [20]
Vallan dagger TBA Tamil Completed [21]
TBA Aadya dagger TBA Filming [22]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2020 Masti's Tanya Telugu Aha series [23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 14th Santosham Film Awards Best Debut Actress Ala Ela & Kumari 21F Won [24]
Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Kumari 21F Nominated [25]
TV9 National Film Awards Best Actress (Special Jury Award) Won [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Hebah Patel: Hot-as-hell photos of the 'Kumari 21F' bombshell". The Times of India. 6 January 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ Y. Sunitra Chowdhary. "Favoured by lady luck". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Hebah Patel: Fans shower Twitter with wishes as the actress turns 31". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Hebah Patel: Eidi on Eid used to excite me always." The Times of India. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  5. ^ "University of Mumbai Affiliated Colleges:Arts and Science" (PDF). University of Mumbai website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Hebah Patel Roped in for Adyaksha". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Ala Ela review by jeevi - Telugu cinema review -Rahul Ravindran, Vennela Kishore, Shani, Heebah Patel & Bhanusri Mehra". Idle Brain. Archived from the original on 10 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Kumari 21 F Movie Review". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Movie review 'Kumari 21F': Bold and beautiful!". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Of undying love". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Andhhagadu (Overview)". Filmibeat.
  12. ^ "24 Kisses, a gripping love story". The Hans India. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  13. ^ Telugu360 (13 June 2018). "Hebah Patel plays a media student in '24 Kisses'". Telugu360.com. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  14. ^ Desk, Tollywood (18 February 2020). "Hebah Patel to bring Entertainment Twist in Bheeshma". Tollywood. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  15. ^ "Hebah Patel joins Raj Tharun's Orey Bujjiga". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  16. ^ "Hebah Patel to feature in a song in Ram Pothineni's 'Red'". The News Minute. 5 March 2020. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Odela Railway Station Movie Review, Rating". Sakshi Post. 26 August 2022. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  18. ^ "Hebah Patel doing an Item Song now". indiaherald.com. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  19. ^ "Hebah Patel's first look as Chaitra from Telisinavaallu out". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Geetha completes shoot, First Look to be out soon". Ragalahari. 15 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Hebah Patel returns to Tamil films with Sundar C's 'Vallan'". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  22. ^ "Varalaxmi Sarthkumar to star as lead in Aadya along with Hebah Patel and Ashish Gandhi". Outlook India. 5 March 2022.
  23. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (28 September 2020). "Hebah Patel: All for good content, OTT or cinema". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X.
  24. ^ "List of Winners Santosham Awards 2016 – Complete Details". Scooptimes. Archived from the original on 21 July 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  25. ^ "Filmfare Awards Telugu 2016 Winners List, Nominees Details". Scooptimes. Archived from the original on 21 July 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  26. ^ "TSR TV9 National Film Awards 2015, 2016 Winners lists: Baahubali, Srimanthudu, SOS bag maximum awards". International Business Times. 9 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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