Bharucha at an event for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018
|Born||17 May 1985|
Nushrat Bharucha (born 17 May 1985) is an Indian film actress who has played the lead female role in several Hindi films, including Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), Akaash Vani (2013), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018).
Her father, Tanvir, is a businessman and her mother, Tasneem, is a homemaker. She has one younger brother, Zain-ul-Bharucha, and an elder sister. In an interview with the Mint, Bharucha talked about her life as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and her role in it.
Film debut and Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2006–2010)
Bharucha debuted in Hindi cinema in 2006 with the film Jai Santoshi Maa. She then starred alongside Jackky Bhagnani in the science fiction romantic drama Kal Kissne Dekha (2009). The following year, she was paired with Rajkummar Rao and Anshuman Jha in Dibakar Banerjee's experimental anthology drama Love Sex Aur Dhokha. Both films were commercial failures.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama and critical recognition (2011–present)
Bharucha next appeared in Luv Ranjan's buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011). Co-starring Kartik Aaryan, Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S. Bakhirta, and Sonnalli Seygall, the film tells the story of three bachelors who fall in love with three different girls. With a worldwide gross of ₹500 million against a budget of ₹100 million, Pyaar Ka Punchnama proved to be a critical and commercial success.
Bharucha's pairing with Kartik Aaryan was well received by the critics, for which Luv Ranjan cast her opposite him for the second time in the romance Akaash Vani (2013). The film is about two lovers named Akaash (Aaryan) and Vani (Bharucha) who are separated when Vani is married to an abusive man named Ravi (Sunny Nijar). The film received positive reviews from critics, but did not perform well commercially, thus becoming a flop.
In 2015, Bharucha appeared in two films: the horror film Darr @ The Mall and the buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. In Darr @ The Mall, she starred opposite Jimmy Sheirgill and played the role of Ahana Manchanda. In Luv Ranjan's buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), which was a sequel to her 2011 film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, co-starred Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Nijar, Omkar Kapoor, Sonnalli Seygall, and Ishita Raj Sharma. The film's story was adapted from the previous film. Bharucha was paired opposite Aaryan for the third time. Commercially, both Darr @ The Mall and Pyaar Ka Punchnama performed well at the box office and proved to be successes.
After a three-year absence from full-time acting, Bharucha featured in the romantic comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), marking her fourth collaboration with director Luv Ranjan and actor Kartik Aaryan. The film tells the story of Sonu (Aaryan) who tries to separate his best friend Titu (Sunny Nijar) from his fiancèe Sweety (Bharucha). With a worldwide gross of ₹148.71 crore (US$21 million) against a budget of ₹30 crore (US$2.1 million), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety emerged as Bharucha's highest-grossing release. She received several awards for her performance in the film.
Bharucha is all set to reunite with Rajkummar Rao in Hansal Mehta's social comedy Turram Khan, and will then feature in the romantic comedy Dream Girl alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. She will also appear in an item number in Milap Zaveri's action thriller Marjaavaan alongside Sidharth Malhotra.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2006||Jai Santoshi Maa||Mahima||Hindi|
|2009||Kal Kisne Dekha||Riya|
|Love Sex Aur Dhokha||Shruti Dhaiya||Hindi|
|2011||Pyaar Ka Punchnama||Neha|
|2014||Darr @ The Mall||Ahana|
|Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2||Ruchika/Chiku|
|2018||Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety||Sweety Sharma||Hindi|
|Marjaavaan||Item Girl||Filming; special appearance|
|2002||Kittie Party||Chiku||Zee TV|
Awards and nominations
- "Nushrat Bharucha". Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA). Archived from the original on 9 April 2014.
- "Society: Why we work".
- Press Trust of India (10 September 2018). "Rajkummar Rao, Hansal Mehta team up for comedy Turram Khan, Nushrat Bharucha is leading lady". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
- Ghosh, Raya (14 December 2015). "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015: Salman, Deepika Are Big Winners". NDTV. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- Kareena Kapoor Khan and team Veere Di Wedding awarded at Golden Rose Awards, 2018
|2010||Kal Kisne Dekha||Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|2012||Pyaar Ka Punchnama||Stardust Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance – Female||Nominated|
|2015||Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role – Female||Won|
|2015||Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2||Big Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast||Won|
|2016||Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2||Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards||Best Actress In Comic Role||Won|
|2018||N/A||GeoSpa AsiaSpa Awards||Rising Star of India Award||Won|
|2018||Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety||Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards||Best Actress in a Negative Role||Won|
|2018||Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety||Lux Golden Rose Awards||Lux Golden Rose Emerging Beauty Of The Year||Nominated|
|2018||N/A||Exhibit Tech Awards||Fashion Influencer Of The Year Award||Won|
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