Shalini Pandey

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Shalini Pandey
Shalini Pandey at 100% kaadhal movie launch.png
Pandey in 2017
Born (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 28)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2017 – present

Shalini Pandey (born 23 September 1993) is an Indian actress and model who primarily appears in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films.[1] She made her acting debut with the Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017) as Preeti.[2] She made her Tamil debut with 100% Kadhal (2019) and Hindi debut with Bamfaad (2020).

Pandey has been part of films such as Mahanati, 118, Nishabdham and Jayeshbhai Jordaar.[3]

Early life[edit]

Pandey was born on 23 September 1993 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.[4][5]


Debut and breakthrough (2017-2019)[edit]

Pandey started her career in a theater in Jabalpur. She made her film debut with the Telugu film Arjun Reddy in 2017 opposite Vijay Deverakonda. She did her own dubbing, though she doesn't speak Telugu fluently.[2][6] The film was a commercial success and she received SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut (Telugu) nomination for her performance as Preethi.[7]

She then appered in a Cameo appearance in the Hindi film Meri Nimmo in 2018. The same year she appered in the successful Telugu film Mahanati.[8]

Pandey had five releases in 2019. She played Sowcar Janaki in Telugu film NTR: Kathanayakudu. She then appeared in Telugu film 118 which was a commercial success.[9] In October 2019, Pandey made her Tamil debut with 100% Kadhal.[10] alongside G. V. Prakash Kumar. It became a box office failure. Her last two release of the year came with the Tamil film Gorilla and Telugu film Iddari Lokam Okate.[11]

Recent work (2020-present)[edit]

Pandey made her Hindi film debut in 2020 with the ZEE5 film Bamfaad alongside Aditya Rawal.[12] She then appeared in the Telugu-Tamil bilingual Nishabdham.[13] The short film Dwand, received positive reviews for her performace.[14]

In 2022, she potrayed Mudra, a Gujarati mother opposite Ranveer Singh in Jayeshbhai Jordaar.[15][16]

Pandey will next appear in Junaid Khan's Maharaja for which she started filming in 2021.[17]

In the media[edit]

Pandey ranked 19th in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women List of 2017.[18]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language(s) Notes Ref(s)
2017 Arjun Reddy Dr. Preethi Shetty Telugu Film debut [1]
2018 Meri Nimmo Nimmo's friend Hindi Cameo appearance [19]
Mahanati Susheela Telugu [20]
2019 N. T. R. Kathanayakudu Sowcar Janaki Telugu Cameo appearance
118 Megha Telugu [21]
100% Kadhal Mahalakshmi Tamil Tamil debut [22]
Gorilla Jhansi Tamil [23]
Iddari Lokam Okate Varsha Telugu [24]
2020 Bamfaad Neelam Hindi Hindi debut [25]
Nishabdham Sonali Telugu Bilingual film [26]
Silence Tamil
2022 Jayeshbhai Jordaar Mudra Patel Hindi [27]
Maharajadagger TBA Hindi Filming [28]


Year Title Language Notes
2016 Man Mein Hai Visshwas Hindi Episodic role
2017 Crime Patrol

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Language Ref.
2020 Dwand Ruby Hindi [29]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Label Ref(s)
2022 Nakhrey Nakhrey Armaan Malik Armaan Malik [30]


Year Song Co-singer(s) Label Notes
2018 "Naa Pranamay" Tejas Shankar Lagori TV with Lagori Band[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2017 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Debut Actress Arjun Reddy Won [32]
2018 SIIMA Awards Best Female Debut (Telugu) Nominated [33]
Zee Telugu Apsara Awards Best Find of the Year Won [34]


  1. ^ a b Jonnalagedda, Pranita (12 August 2017). "Shalini Pandey: Driven by passion". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Nyayapati, Neeshita (28 August 2017). "Samantha showers love on Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey starrer 'Arjun Reddy,' calls it the most original film she has watched". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday Shalini Pandey: 10 Instagram pictures of the Arjun Reddy actress that will certainly make you smile". Times Of India. 23 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Ritika Singh pens emotional post for Shalini Pandey on birthday". India Today. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ "All you need to know about Arjun Reddy actress and Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar co star Shalini Pandey". Pinkvilla. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Arjun Reddy: Ram Gopal Varma sees Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino in Vijay Deverakonda". Hindustan Times. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  7. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (28 August 2017). "Arjun Reddy 1st weekend box office collection: Vijay's film attains blockbuster status in just 3 days". IB Times. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Arjun Reddy star Shalini Pandey bags Dulquer Salmaan's next Tamil film". Indian Express. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. ^ Ratda, Khushboo (1 March 2019). "118 Movie Review: Kalyan Ram starrer opens to positive response; check it out". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  10. ^ Suganth, M (18 September 2017). "Arjun Reddy girl Shalini Pandey in 100% Kadhal". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (7 October 2019). "Raj Tarun and Shalini Pandey's 'Eddari Lokam Okate' first-look is here". Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  12. ^ "7 best shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and Voot Select to watch this weekend". GQ India. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  13. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (24 September 2020). "Director Hemanth Madhukar discusses the making of Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan starrer 'Nishabdham'". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Shalini Panday Shines In The Short Film Dwand". Bollywood Galiyara. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Ranveer Singh announces wrap of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, gives Apna Time Aayega a Gujarati twist. See pic". Hindustan Times. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar to release on May 13, 2022; unveils quirky announcement video". Bollywood Hungama. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  17. ^ Chowdhury, Rishita Roy (15 February 2021). "Ira Khan demands inside scoop as brother Junaid begins shooting his debut film Maharaja". India Today. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Kajal Aggarwal: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women 2017: Take a bow, hotties!". The Times of India. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  19. ^ "Meri Nimmo Official Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  20. ^ Sundar, Priyanka (10 May 2018). "Keerthy Suresh's Mahanati has a huge star cast. Here's a look at who plays who in the biopic". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 23 May 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  21. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (1 March 2019). "118 Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Lavanya Tripathi out, Shalini Pandey in 100% Love Tamil remake". 12 September 2017. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Jiiva and Shalini Pandey start shooting for 'Gorilla'". The News Minute. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  24. ^ Krishna CH, Murli (30 April 2019). "Shalini Pandey to star in Iddari Lokam Okate". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  25. ^ Sharma, Anubhav (8 April 2020). "Bamfaad Movie Premiere on Zee5 10th April 2020 Find Trailer Review Featuring Aditya Rawal & Shalini Pandey". Social Telecast. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  26. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (25 May 2019). "After Baahubali and Bhaagamathie, Anushka back is action with a silent film". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  27. ^ "'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' In Legal Trouble". Outlook. 4 May 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Junaid Khan resumes shooting for Maharaja; film also stars Shalini Pandey and Sharvari Wagh". News18. 9 June 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  29. ^ "Shalini Panday Shines In The Short Film Dwand - Bollywood Galiyara". Bollywood Galiyara. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  30. ^ "Shalini Pandey opens up on her music video 'Nakhrey Nakhrey'; says 'Dance has been a form of expression for me'". Free Press Journal. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  31. ^ Pudipeddi, Haricharan (12 February 2018). "Arjun Reddy actress Shalini Pandey turns singer. Listen to it here". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  32. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (1 January 2018). "Zee Telugu Golden Awards 2017 winners list and photos". International Business Times. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  33. ^ Narayanan, Nirmal (15 September 2018). "SIIMA Awards 2018 Telugu Kannada winners list live updates: Baahubali 2 and Rajakumara turn best movies [Photos]". IB Times. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  34. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (29 April 2018). "Apsara Awards 2018 winners list: Zee Telugu telecasts celebration of womanhood". IB Times. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

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