Sandeepa Dhar

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Sandeepa Dhar
Sandeepa Dhar graces the Grey Goose fashion event.jpg
Born (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 32)[1]
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai[2]
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2010–present

Sandeepa Dhar is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films.[3] She made her acting debut in 2010 with Isi Life Mein.[4][5] For her performance in the film, she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer and Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow. Dhar did a cameo in Dabangg 2.[6][7] Dhar also received critical acclaim for her performance in Sajid Nadiadwala's Heropanti.[8]

Early life and background[edit]

Dhar was born in Srinagar, India. She is a professionally trained dancer. Having won several awards for her dancing, she trained in Bharatanatyam for 8 years from Vani Ganpathy. She also trained in Jazz and Contemporary for 4 years from Shiamak Davar and Terence Lewis. She is an alumna of NPS, Indira Nagar, Bangalore.


In 2010, Dhar made her cinematic debut in Rajshri Production's Hindi film Isi Life Mein opposite actor Akshay Oberoi. Her performance was well received, earning the actress a best newcomer nomination at the Star Screen, Filmfare and Stardust Awards. Taran Adarsh praised her performance in the film saying, "Sandeepa Dhar is another talent that catches your attention."[9]

Dhar's next release was Gollu Aur Pappu, produced by Viacom 18, co starring Kunal Roy Kapur and Vir Das of Delhi Belly fame. She signed a 3-film deal with Viacom 18.[10]

Dhar is currently playing the lead in an international musical called West Side Story, produced by the Australian Dance Theatre. Her character is Maria, who is a hopeless romantic and an innocent Puerto Rican young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the centre of the violent conflict between the two gangs. The musical is inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. So far the musical has been staged in eight countries which include Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand with over 100 shows.


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Isi Life Mein Rajnandini
2012 Dabangg 2 Anjali Cameo
2014 Heropanti Renu
2015 Gollu Aur Pappu Pia
2016 Global Baba Bhavana
7 Hours to Go Nandini Shukla
2017 Baaraat Company Mehek
2019 Cartel Sweta
TBA Firrkie Shanaya
2021 Kaagaz Herself Special Appearance

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Abhay Komal ZEE5 [11][12]
2019 Flip Firdaus Eros Now Episode 3 - Massage
2020 Mum Bhai Vaishnavi ALT Balaji [13][14]
2021 Bisaat Khel Shatranj Ka Dr. Kiana Verma MX Player
2021 Chattis Aur Maina Rani Angle aka Maina Hotstar

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sandeepa Dhar - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos".
  2. ^ "Sandeepa Dhar on her debut Isi Life Mein, and what it took for her to realise her dream of an acting career".
  3. ^ Mohua Das (17 December 2010). "Dream debut - Meet Akshay and Sandeepa, the lead pair of December 24 release Isi Life Mein". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 December 2011. I’m a Kashmiri who has lived in Bangalore and Mumbai.
  4. ^ Isi Life Mein : Complete Cast and Crew details. (2010-12-24). Retrieved on 2011-02-07.
  5. ^ Isi Life Mein movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India. (2010-12-24). Retrieved on 2011-02-07.
  6. ^ "Sandeepa Dhar on sharing screen space with Salman". 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Sandeepa's cameo in Dabangg 2". The Times of India. 17 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Komal Nahta's Blog". 23 May 2014.
  9. ^ Isi Life Mein Review | Bollywood Reviews | Rajshri Productions | Akshay | Sandeepa – Oneindia Entertainment. (2010-12-24). Retrieved on 2011-02-07.
  10. ^ "Filmi fundas". 10 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Zee5 Original Review: Abhay struggles to hold the audience's interest". The Digital Hash. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  13. ^ MumbaiNovember 12, Shweta Keshri; November 12, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 16:02. "Sandeepa Dhar had to chase Apoorva Lakhia to get Mum Bhai: Interview". India Today. Retrieved 12 March 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ World, Republic. "Sandeepa Dhar holds a gun at Angad Bedi's head says, 'only she can shoot him'". Republic World. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  15. ^ Nominations | 17 th Annual Star Screen Awards | 2011 | Declared – Oneindia Entertainment. (2011-01-03). Retrieved on 2011-02-07.
  16. ^ Nominations of Stardust Awards 2011. (2011-01-22). Retrieved on 2011-02-07.

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