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Himarsha Venkatsamy

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Himarsha Venkatsamy
Venkatsamy in 2014
Durban, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Occupation(s)Actress, model, television host
SpouseAbdulkadir Arsenalist

Himarsha Venkatsamy is a South African model and actress, known for winning the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt in 2010, defeating Anjali Lavania and Nidhi Sunil in the final round.[1][2]

She made a special appearance in the 2010 Bollywood romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys,[3] but her first breakthrough came when she was roped to play Jhumpa in the thriller film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.[4]

Early life[edit]

Himarsha was born to South African parents of South Indian origin in Durban, South Africa. She has been a model since the age of 13, when she began dancing at the Durban school she was attending where she was studying art and music. She is married to her long-time Kenyan boyfriend, Abdulkadir Arsenalist.


Himarsha participated in the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Hunt 2009 along with her sister Terushka. She won the contest that was televised on NDTV Good Times. She studied for a physiotherapist at the University of the Witwatersrand, before leaving for India to be a full-time model. She has been a part of the Lakme Fashion Week 2009.[5]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 I Hate Luv Storys uncredited role Hindi Special appearance
2015 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Jhumpa Hindi Debut (Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi)

Directed by Kamal Sadanah

2016 Veeram Unniyarcha Malayalam/Hindi/English Trilingual film

Directed by Jayaraj

2018 Black Bud Sanya Malhotra Hindi Crime/Drama/Thriller

Directed by Amol Kale


  1. ^ "A day in the life of: Sizzling hot Kingfisher model Himarsha Venkatsamy". lifestyle.in.msn.com. 30 November 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ "NDTV Good Times: Himarsha Venkatsamy". goodtimes.ndtv.com. 30 October 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ "A swimsuit calender [sic] auditions". The Times of India. 4 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. ^ "IndiaGlitz - From Kingfisher Model To Lady Of The Jungle In Roar Himarsha Venkatswamy Is Here To Stay! - Malayalam Movie News".
  5. ^ "'My folks are cool about me modelling bikinis'".

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