Nidhi Subbaiah

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Nidhi Subbaiah
Nidhi Subbaiah at the inauguration of the movie Ajab Gazabb Love
Native name ನಿಧಿ ಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯ
Born (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 33)[1]
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Alma mater Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore.
Occupation Film actress, model
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Lavesh Khairajani (February 2017 - Present)

Nidhi Subbaiah (born 16 February 1985[1]) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in various television advertisements and films, she rose to fame by acting in few successful Kannada movies such as Pancharangi (2010) and Krishnan Marriage Story (2011). Both these films brought her nominations for South Filmfare Awards and the latter film won her SIIMA Special Appreciation Award-Kannada. She made her Bollywood debut with Oh My God (in a guest appearance role), and Ajab Gazabb Love (in a lead role).

Early life[edit]

Nidhi was born on 16 February 1985 in the Kodagu district of Karnataka as the only child to Bollachanda Subhash Subbaiah and Jhansi Subbaiah.[2] Soon afterwards, her family later moved to Gokulam in the historic city of Mysore, where she spent most of her childhood and pursued her education. Nidhi had made her mark in sports by winning gold medals at national level sports meets in sailing while she was studying II PUC in Mysore. She also has the credit of winning three gold medals in a calendar year at the sports meet in sailing events at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and at Chilka Lake in Orissa. [3] Besides being a sports person of repute, Nidhi was also a Naval NCC cadet who won the best cadet award in the year 2004.[4] An alumnus of St. Joseph's Central, Mysore, she went on to study Civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore. She quit in the 2nd year as her modelling career took off and this ultimately led her to pursue a career in acting. Currently, she lives in Mumbai, after getting offers from Bollywood.[2]


She first ventured into modelling, appearing in various television commercials,[5] with Fair and Lovely being the most notable, through which she landed her first acting assignment.[2] She made her acting debut with Abhimaani in 2009, which did not fare well at the box office.[6] She has also acted in Suri's Anna Bond that features her alongside Puneet Rajkumar and Priyamani. The film did fairly well at the box office.[7] She will be making a special appearance in Poornima Mohan's School Days.[8] Nidhi's first Bollywood outing is titled Oh My God, which stars Akshay Kumar. She has a cameo appearance in the movie. Nidhi's first Bollywood movie as a leading actress was Ajab Gazabb Love, where she co-stars with Jackky Bhagnani.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Abhimaani Aparna Kannada
2009 Chamkaysi Chindi Udaysi Kamala Kannada
2010 Krishna Nee Late Aagi Baaro Lakshmi Kannada
2010 Betting Bangaraju Divya Telugu
2010 Pancharangi Ambika Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2011 Veera Bahu Devi Kannada
2011 Krishnan Marriage Story Khushi Kannada SIIMA Special Appreciation Award-Kannada
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2012 Anna Bond Divya Kannada SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012 Oh My God Shweta Tiwari Hindi as the Reporter of ABP News
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Madhuri Singh Chouhan Hindi Lead Actress
2016 Direct Ishq Dolly Pandey Hindi Lead Actress
2016 Nanna Ninna Prema Kathe Rekha/Preeti Kannada Lead Actress
2016 Love Shagun Tia Hindi Lead Actress [10]
2017 5G Kannada
2017 Raabta Hindi Uncredited


  1. ^ a b "TV9 Special: {Epi 4} 'Sandalwood Queen' Actress Nidhi Subbaiah". 
  2. ^ a b c "Nidhi had a little lamb, Entertainment - Bollywood - Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore Mirror". 26 September 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ admin source: (9 August 2012). "Actress Nidhi Subbaiah gets H-category MUDA site for excelling in sports". Kodagu First a Celebration. Positive News, Facts & Achievements about Kodagu, Coorgs and the People of Kodagu – here at Home and Overseas. 
  4. ^ "List of NCC candidates who are Adjudged BEST CADET in RD Camp". 
  5. ^ Hooli, Shekhar (1 September 2010). "Yogaraj creates magic on screen: Nidhi Subbaiah". Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ SHARADHA SRINIDHI, TNN (18 June 2009). "Nidhi doesn't mind showing skin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Prathibha Joy, TNN (27 September 2011). "Nidhi Subbaiah bags Suri's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Poornima Mohan goes back to her school days - Movies". 4 November 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nidhi Subbaiah signs her next Kannada film". The Times of India. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ The Centerstage Team. "'Love Shagun' cast and crew shoot for a song at Madh Island". Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 

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