Shraddha Das

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Shraddha Das
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Born (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
Websitewww.instagram.com/shraddhadas43

Shraddha Das (born 4 March 1987) is an Indian film actress and a singer who has appeared in multiple Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali films.

Early life[edit]

Shraddha Das was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to Bengali parents.[1] Her father is a businessman, who hails from Purulia, her mother is a housewife.[2] She is a Buddhist.[3] She was brought up in Mumbai, where she completed her studies. Shraddha graduated from University of Mumbai at SIES College of Commerce and Economics with a Bachelor of Mass Media degree in journalism.[1][4]

While doing her graduation she worked in theater and attended workshops conducted by National School of Drama artists like Piyush Mishra, Chittaranjan Giri and Salim Shah. She also acted in print advertisements like McDowells, Aristocrat and over 400 catalogues before training at the Gladrags academy.[2]

Career[edit]

Shraddha Das' debut release was the 2008 Telugu film Siddu from Sikakulam, After Target and Sidhu from Srikakulam, she quickly signed four more Telugu films within six months:[2] 18, 20 Love Story, Diary, Adhineta and Sukumar's Arya 2, which was her first high-profile project.

In 2010 she made her Bollywood debut in Sai Om Films' maiden venture Lahore, directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. Lahore was the first film Das acted in; she shot for the film during the last year of her college, but delays meant that several other of her films released earlier.[2] Shraddha played a Pakistani psychiatrist in the film[5] and received critical acclaim for her performance. The film, which focuses on India–Pakistan relations, was released in March 2010 and won awards at the 42nd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and the 57th National Film Awards.[6] Her other three releases of the year, A. Karunakaran's Darling, Maro Charitra produced by Dil Raju, the remake of the 1978 film of the same name, and P. Vasu's Nagavalli, saw her playing leading roles. Due to her appearances in the sequels of Arya (Arya 2), Mantra (Diary) and Chandramukhi (Nagavalli), Shraddha Das acquired the nickname "sequel queen".[1] Her second Hindi film was Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji that released in 2011. In the next two years she appeared in one film each, Hosa Prema Purana and Dracula 2012 which were her Kannada and Malayalam debut, respectively.

After a year, she made her Bengali debut with The Royal Bengal Tiger (2014).[7][8] Later that year, she had two Hindi releases, the romantic comedy Lucky Kabootar and the widely publicised Vivek Agnihotri erotic thriller Zid;[9] both films opened to mixed critical response,[10][11][12][13][14] Das benefited from Zid and received more offers from Bollywood after its release.[15] Prior to the release of Zid, she made the headlines when she accused her co-star Mannara of injuring her during the shooting and hitting her while she was bound and gagged for a scene in the film.[16][17][18][19]

She has completed three Telugu films, Rey, Bandipotu and Superstar Kidnap.[20] In Rey, she plays an American pop singer[21] and she has stated that her role in the film "is almost on par with that of the hero" and that "There's a certain amount of eccentricity in my character".[22] Superstar Kidnap will see her in the role of a "powerful goon",[23] while Bandipotu will feature her in an item number. She has completed filming a Bollywood film, too, Chai Shai Biscuit,[24] which she had signed before the release of Zid.[25] As of early 2015, she is filming for two bilingual horror films, Ouija,[20] made in Telugu and Kannada, and Haunting of Bombay Mills, made in Telugu and Hindi.[15] She has also been roped to feature in Great Grand Masti.[26] She later worked in 3 critically and commercially acclaimed films in Telugu (Guntur talkies and Garuda vega),Hindi (Babumoshai Bandookbaaz with Nawazuddin siddiqui) and Bengali( Badsha the Don)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Other notes
2008 Siddu from Sikakulam Nisha Telugu
2009 Target
18, 20 Love Story Bharathi
Diary Maya
Adhineta Rajeshwari
Arya 2 Shanti
2010 Lahore Ida Hindi
Maro Charitra Sandhya Telugu
Darling Nisha
Nagavalli Geeta
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Gungun Sarkar Hindi
Mugguru Shalini Telugu
Mogudu Jo
2012 Hosa Prema Purana Sanjana Kannada
2013 Dracula 2012 Taara Malayalam
2014 The Royal Bengal Tiger Nandini Bengali
Lucky Kabootar Kammo Hindi
Zid Priya
2015 Chai Shai Biscuits Vartika
Rey Jenna Telugu
Bandipotu Herself Special appearance
Aata Kshetra
Ouija Maya Kannada
Haunting of Bombay Mills Hindi
2016 Sanam Teri Kasam Ruby Malhotra Cameo
Guntur Talkies Revolver Rani Telugu
Dictator Herself Special appearance in the Song "Tingo Tingo"
Badsha: The Don Priya Bengali
Great Grand Masti Nisha Hindi
2017 Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Yasmin
PSV Garuda Vega Malini Telugu
2018 Mirchi Malini Damini Hindi Thriller Short Film
Shringaardaan Shabnam Nafshani Short Film
Pure Soul Shweta English Short Film
2019 Udgharsha Kruthika Kannada/Telugu
Hippi Telugu
Panther: Hindustan Meri Jaan Ziya Bengali
2020 Kotigobba 3 TBA Kannada Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Madhuparna Das (19 August 2010). "'This film will make my life'". Telegraph India. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d (2009-04-23), Shraddha Das interview Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  3. ^ iDream Telugu Movies. "I Have Taken Up Buddhism - Shraddha Das -- Guntur Talkies -- Talking Movies With iDream" – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Shradda Das in Kannada - Kannada Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Interview: Shraddha Das Gupta". Archived from the original on 22 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Big B, 3 Idiots win National Film Awards". Rediff.com. 28 September 2008.
  7. ^ "Shraddha makes Bengali film debut". The Times Of India.
  8. ^ "Shraddha upset with gag order". Deccan Chronicle. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  9. ^ Harikumar, Subramanian (23 December 2014). "Best of 2014: Ragini MMS 2, Hate Story 2, Zid – 6 films which used sex to sell in 2014!". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Lucky Kabootar Movie Review". The Times of India. TNN. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  11. ^ Shetty, Shakti (18 April 2014). "Movie Review: 'Lucky Kabootar'". Mid-Day. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Lucky Kabootar". Box Office India. 18 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Zid Movie Review". Times of India. TNN. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Zid". Bollywood Hungama. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Release of Zid boosted my Bollywood career: Shraddha Das". The Hindu. IANS. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Shraddha Das: I developed so many blood clots after being hit by Mannara". The Indian Express. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  17. ^ Sur, Prateek (26 November 2014). "Shraddha Das: Priyanka Chopra's sister Mannara kicked me below the chest!". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  18. ^ Mehul S Thakkar (19 November 2014). "'I will never try again in Bollywood'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  19. ^ ""Mannara hit me on my chest" – Shraddha Das". Movie Talkies. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Shraddha Das has a blast in Langkawi". Times of India. TNN. 17 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Shraddha to play a pop singer". The Times Of India. TNN. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  22. ^ Kumar, Hemanth (24 February 2014). "I've learnt to say 'no' to roles I don't like: Shraddha Das". The Times Of India. TNN.
  23. ^ "Shraddha Das plays a powerful goon in 'Superstar Kidnap'". 3 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Shraddha Das goes to Bollywood". The Times Of India. 2 February 2013.
  25. ^ "Tollywood". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 24 January 2014.
  26. ^ "Shraddha Das signed for Great Grand Masti". Bollywood Hungama. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

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