Isha Talwar

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Isha Talwar
Isha Talwar grace GQ Style Awards (09) (cropped).jpg
Talwar at GQ Style Awards 2018
Born (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 31)[1]
ResidenceKochi, Kerala, India[2][3]
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
OccupationActress, model
Years active2010–present
RelativesVinod Talwar (father)

Isha Talwar is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. After she worked as a model and appeared in various commercials, she made her film debut with the 2012 Malayalam film Thattathin Marayathu.

Early life and education[edit]

Isha Talwar was born to a Punjabi family.[4] She is the daughter of Vinod Talwar, who works as a director and executive producer for Boney Kapoor in Bollywood.[5][6] Born and brought up in Mumbai, she graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.[7] She joined choreographer Terence Lewis's dance school in 2004, where she learned various dance forms like ballet, jazz, hip-hop and salsa and went on to become a tutor in the dance studio.[8] She stated that Lewis was "one person who changed me completely".[8]


Talwar worked as a model and appeared in more than 40 commercials for brands like Pizza Hut, Vivel Fairness Cream, Kaya Skin Clinic, Dulux Paints and Dhatri Fairness Cream,[9] besides a music video with Hrithik Roshan for the Just Dance competition.[5] She says she spent two years preparing for her film debut.[10] Although she had worked as a child actress in the 2000 Bollywood film Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai,[11] her full-length film debut was with the Malayalam film Thattathin Marayathu,[12] for which she took a four-month voice training class, went through a course to learn the language,[10] and learned to play the guitar.[9] The film which saw her play Aisha, a Muslim girl who falls in love with a Hindu boy,[12] became a blockbuster and was listed by Rediff in their "Top five Malayalam films of 2012" list.[13] Critics noted that she "looked beautiful",[14] but had "nothing much to do" in the film.[5] In a later interview, she stated that the role of Aisha had given her "a lot of recognition" and that she was "really happy with" her girl next door image from the film.[15] Her second film I Love Me by B. Unnikrishnan had her playing the female lead alongside Asif Ali and Unni Mukundan.[16] She told that her character in the film Samantha had "shades of grey".[17]

Isha Talwar was titled as the most desirable woman in Malayalam film industry of the year 2015. Speaking about desirability, she stated that it's about one's personality and not good looks. When asked, who is the most desirable man according to her; she said that she finds Prithviraj Sukumaran as the most desirable man. Adding to it, she also said that he has an extraordinary charm and charisma. She also said in the 'Reporter' channel interview that, Mohanlal is her favourite actor.[18]

In 2013, she had two releases – her Telugu debut, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde,[19] which opened to a positive response,[20] and her Tamil debut, Thillu Mullu, a remake of the same-titled 1981 Tamil comedy film which was also a commercial success.[21] In 2014, she was seen in the Malayalam films, Balyakalasakhi,[22] Utsaha Committee, God's Own Country[23] and Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days. She has shot for an "extended cameo role" in Siddique's Bhaskar the Rascal.[24] She has also been shooting for the Tamil remake of Thattathin Marayathu, reprising her own role.[25] She also appeared as Maya in the Hindi movie Tubelight alongside Salman Khan. She made her Bollywood debut alongside Saif Ali Khan in Kaalakaandi.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Preeti's sister Hindi Child artist
2012 Thattathin Marayathu Aisha Rehman Malayalam
I Love Me Samantha
The Restaurant Couple Meera English Short film
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Shruti Telugu
Thillu Mullu Janani Tamil
2014 Balyakalasakhi Suhra Malayalam
Ulsaha Committee Rose Mary
God's Own Country Asha
Bangalore Days Meenakshi
Maine Pyaar Kiya Shalini Telugu
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Rani kabeer Malayalam
Two Countries Simran
2016 Raja Cheyyi Vesthe Chaitra Telugu
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai Aisha Tamil
2017 Tubelight Maya[26] Hindi Cameo appearance
Crossroad Gaya Parameshwaran Malayalam
2018 Kaalakaandi dagger Rakhi Hindi
Ranam - Detroit Crossing Seema Malayalam
TBA Oolu dagger Filming
Naale dagger Delayed


Year Series Role Language Notes
2010 Rishtey Hindi Episode 68: "Itni Chhoti Baat, Itni Lambi Raat"
2011 Just Dance Music video
2014 Comedy Stars Celebrity judge Malayalam
2015 D 4 Dance Celebrity guest
2016 Laughing Villa Guest
2017 Comedy Super Night 3 Dancer In the title song
2018 Kasthooriman Herself Episode 91 , 92, 95 ,96



  1. ^ "Meet Tubelight Actress Isha Talwar: Age, biography, best HD, hot and HQ photos, Instagram, ads and more". The Indian Express. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Isha Talwar relocates to Kerala". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Heeding the call of Mollywood". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ Thakurata, Indrani. "Isha Talwar: "Being a Punjabi-Bombay girl, I got a film in Kerala. When it's meant for you,it will come anyhow"". dailyhunt. dailyhunt. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Sebastian, Shevlin. "Isha Talwar, about her dream debut in Malayalam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  6. ^ Zachariah, Ammu. "My dad is a proud man: Isha Talwar". Times of India. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  7. ^ "St. Xavier's College, Mumbai alumni". The Times of India.
  8. ^ a b Ammu Zachariah, TNN (2012-09-06). "Terrance changed me completely: Isha Talwar - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  9. ^ a b parshathy. j. nath (26 August 2012). "Face forward". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  10. ^ a b Ammu Zachariah (12 Mar 2012). "Isha Talwar: 2 years to prepare for a debut?". Indiatimes. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  11. ^ "I go with my gut feelings: Isha Talwar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  12. ^ a b "When Isha met her voice!". The Times of India. 11 June 2012.
  13. ^ "The Top five Malayalam films of 2012 - Movies". 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  14. ^ "Movie Review : Thattathin Marayathu". Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  15. ^ "Fahadh and Isha let their hearts talk - Times Of India". 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  16. ^ Vijay George; P. K. Ajith Kumar; Saraswathy Nagarajan (20 December 2012). "Stars at the marquee". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Isha is game for negative roles - Times Of India". 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  18. ^ "Isha finds Prithviraj the most desirable man - Malayalam Movie News - IndiaGlitz". Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  19. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (2013-04-14). "Enjoying the perks". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  20. ^ "'Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe' Box Office Collection: Nithin Starrer Earns â‚š55 lakh in 2 Days Overseas - International Business Times". Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  21. ^ "Mollywood gives me space to experiment: Isha - Times Of India". 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  22. ^ "Isha is Suhra in Balyakalasakhi - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
  23. ^ Sudhish, Navamy (2014-05-08). "Men on a Mission". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  24. ^ "Isha to share screen space with Mammootty - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  25. ^ "Thattathin Marayathu is quite different in Tamil: Isha Talwar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  26. ^ "Tubelight Movie Review - First Unbiased Review on the Internet". Hari Kumar - Bestselling Writers Official Blog Magazine. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  27. ^ "Asianet Film Awards 2013 – Winners List - Oneindia Entertainment". 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  28. ^ "TTK Prestige-Vanitha film award declared - Oneindia Entertainment". 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  29. ^ New, Express. "Amrita Film Awards tomorrow". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  30. ^ "City Times - Southern charm". 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  31. ^ "IMAQ show will be 'innovative, creative'". Gulf-Times (in Arabic). 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  32. ^ "Dulquar Salman, Nivin Pauly Winners At SIIMA 2013". 13 September 2013.
  33. ^ New, Express (2013-04-19). "Amrita Film Awards tomorrow". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-05-22.

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