Namrata Shirodkar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Namrata Shirodkar
Beauty pageant titleholder
Namrata Shirodkar actress.jpg
Born Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1993–2004
Title(s) Femina Miss India Universe 1993
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
Femina Miss India Universe 1993
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
Miss Universe 1993
(Top-6 finalists)
Miss Asia Pacific 1993
(1st Runner-up)
(Best in Evening Gown)
Spouse Mahesh Babu
(February 2005 – present)
Children G. Gautham Krishna
G. Sithaara

Namrata Shirodkar is an Indian film actress, producer and former model known for her works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. She was awarded the Femina Miss India in 1993. She is best known for her works in films such as Kachche Dhaage (1999), Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Pukar (2000), for which she was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award,[1] Astitva (2000), Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002), LOC Kargil (2003),[2] and the cross over cinema Bride and Prejudice (2004), which was a hit overseas particularly in the UK.[3] She married Telugu super star Mahesh Babu on 10 February 2005, the couple have a son and a daughter.[4]

Early life[edit]

Namrata Shirodkar was born in a Maharashtrian family of Goan origin. She used to live in Khar, a suburb in Mumbai. Her younger sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938).[5]

Modelling career[edit]

Namrata worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in the year 1993.[6] She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in fifth place.[7] The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen first runner-up.[7]

Acting career[edit]

Although she mostly did supporting roles, in the second year of her movie career she was the leading lady in Vasstav which was considered as a surprise hit of 1999. Vastav was critically acclaimed as such a good movie that people labeled it as Sanjay Dutt, an already established actor's best performance. 1999 also had other hits of Sanjay Dutt, such as Daag and Haseena Man Jayenge. But Vasstav is the movie most remembered. Not just among the Sanjay Dutt movies, but even among all the other movies from 1999, Vasstav has been remembered more as the years passed by. However,despite this neither Sanjay Dutt nor Namrath Shirodkar seemed to be getting better offers in the immediate years that followed. It remains one of the unexplained reasons as to why.In fact the very next year in 2000, Sanjay Dutt went on to play the role of a father to a complete new comer Hirthik Roshan. Meanwhile, Namrata did mostly supporting roles in movies and never again appeared alongside Sanjay Dutt. It seemed Narmatha could not for some unknown reason capitalize on the success of Vaastav.

Her debut film was the movie "Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila" with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan, this movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement en the title was changed to "Hello India" and is still waiting release. She made her debut with a small role in super hit film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Namrata met Telugu cinema star Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming had finished.[9] They married on 10 February 2005. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband.[10] Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni was born on 31 August 2006.[11] Their second child, a daughter Sitara was born on 20 July 2012.[4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Pooja Hindi Special appearance
Mere Do Anmol Ratan Kiran Hindi
Hero Hindustani Namrata 'Nikki' Agarwal Hindi
1999 Kachche Dhaage Ragini Pandit Hindi
Chora Chittha Chora Kannada
Ezhupunna Tharakan Aswathy Malayalam
Vaastav: The Reality Sonia Hindi
2000 Pukar Pooja Mallapa Hindi Nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Hera Pheri Ms. Chinga Hindi
Vamsi Shilpa Telugu
Astitva Revati Marathi / Hindi
Aaghaaz Gittika Hindi
2001 Albela Nina Hindi
Tera Mera Saath Rahen Suman Gupta Hindi
2002 Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality Sonu Raghunath Shivalkar Hindi
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Raksha Hindi
Maseeha Pinky Hindi
2003 Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye Mona Hindi
Tehzeeb Aloka Hindi
LOC Kargil Lt. Col. Y.K. – Joshi's wife Hindi
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Pia Hindi
Anji Swapna / Sapna Telugu
Insaaf: The Justice Mrs. Kunti V. Prasad Hindi
Bride and Prejudice Jaya Bakshi Hindi
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sandra (Narrator) Hindi


  1. ^ "". Nomination for Pukar. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  2. ^ " – performance". Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "". Bride and Prejudice business in the UK. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Kavirayani, Suresh (22 July 2012). "Mahesh Babu names his daughter Sitara". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Veteran Marathi actress dead". Express India. 4 June 1997. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Miss India Winners 2010-1964". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "". 1993 Miss Universe results. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "". Vaastav is a hit!. Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "". Mahesh and Namrata dating!. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  10. ^ "". Namrata Shirodkar marries Mahesh Babu. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  11. ^ "". Mahesh Babu becomes daddy!. Retrieved 29 October 2006. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madhu Sapre
Femina Miss India
Succeeded by
Sushmita Sen
(Miss Universe)