Sobhita Dhulipala

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Sobhita Dhulipala
Sobhita Dhulipala at Kaalakaandi press conference.jpg
Dhulipala at an event for Kaalakaandi in 2018
Born (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 (age 29)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Beauty pageant titleholder
Years active2012–present
Major
competition(s)
Miss Earth India 2013

Sobhita Dhulipala (born 31 May 1992) is an Indian actress and model who works primarily in Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu films. She won Femina Miss India Earth 2013 title at Femina Miss India 2013 pageant and represented India at Miss Earth 2013.[1]

Dhulipala debuted in Anurag Kashyap's thriller film Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) and she went on to star in the Telugu spy film Goodachari (2018) and the Amazon Video drama series Made in Heaven (2019).[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Sobhitha Dhulipala was born on 31 May 1992,[4][5] in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India in a Telugu family.[6][7] She was raised in Visakhapatnam.[8] She moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in film and further her studies at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in University of Mumbai. She is also a trained classical dancer in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.[9] [10]

Career[edit]

Pond's Femina Miss India (2013)[edit]

After winning Femina Miss India South 2013 title, a zonal pageant of Femina Miss India, Dhulipala attained an auto-entry into the top 23 of the 50th year of Femina Miss India and became the first runner-up. She was also awarded Miss Stylish hair, Miss Adventurous and Miss Fashion icon, Miss talent, Miss digital diva. Subsequently, she represented India in Miss Earth 2013, but could not finish in the top 20. She also featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2014.[11]

Acting career (2016–present)[edit]

Dhulipala made her film debut with Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 in 2016.[12] and also signed a three-film deal with Kashyap's production company Phantom Films in July 2016.[13][14] The film premiered at the Director's Fortnight at Cannes Film festival 2016, where she was nominated by critics for best supporting performance. In early August 2016, she signed two films, Kaalakaandi directed by Akshat Verma and Chef directed by Raja Menon, both starring opposite Saif Ali Khan.[15][16]

In 2018, Dhulipala appeared in her first Telugu film Goodachari starring Adivi Sesh.[17] She also starred as one of the leads in the Amazon Prime original series Made In Heaven.[18] In 2019, she appeared in a pivotal role in Bard of Blood, an Indian fictional spy thriller Netflix web television series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name as an intelligence agency operative.[19] Dhulipala made her debut in Malayalam cinema with the 2019 Geetu Mohandas directorial-feature Moothon alongside Nivin Pauly.[20][21] She featured in the Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kurup.[22]

In January 2021, Dhulipala began filming for the Sashi Kiran Tikka directed Hindi-Telugu biographical Major, starring Adivi Sesh in the titular role.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2016 Raman Raghav 2.0 Smrutika Naidu Hindi [24]
2017 Chef Vinnie Hindi [25]
2018 Kaalakaandi Tara Hindi [26]
Goodachari Sameera Rao / Sameera Sheikh[a] Telugu [27]
2019 Moothon Rosy Malayalam [28]
The Body Maya Verma Hindi [29]
2020 Ghost Stories Neha Hindi Anurag Kashyap's segment [30]
2021 Kurup Sharada Kurup (Sharadamma) Malayalam [31]
2022 Ponniyin Selvan 1 Films that have not yet been released Vaanathi Tamil Post-production
Sitara Films that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Completed [32]
Major Films that have not yet been released Pramoda Telugu Bilingual film; post-production [33]
Hindi
Monkey Man Films that have not yet been released TBA English American film; post-production

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2019 Made in Heaven Tara Khanna English
Hindi
Amazon Prime Video series [34]
Bard of Blood Isha Khanna Hindi Netflix series [35]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sobhita Dhulipala played a single character with two or more names.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss India Diaries: I planted 30 saplings on World Environment Day, says Sobhita! - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes". Femina Miss India. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. ^ IANS (26 June 2016). "Anurag Kashyap is all praises for 'Raman Raghav 2.0' actress Sobhita Dhulipala". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  3. ^ "'Made in Heaven' trailer: Big fat weddings and secrets in Amazon Prime Original series". Scroll.in. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2021. before bagging the female lead role in the Malayalam biopic Kurup alongside Dulquer Salmaan.
  4. ^ Chakraborty, Juhi (17 October 2020). "Sobhita Dhulipala: All difficulties lead us to some learning, so what's the point in crying?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 July 2021. the 28-year-old asks
  5. ^ Upadhye, Aishwarya (13 January 2020). "I am an artist in service of the story: Sobhita Dhulipala". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 July 2021. says the 27-year-old actress
  6. ^ "No matter where I am, I will be a Telugu ammayi, who craves pappu-annam: Sobhita Dhulipala". The Times of India. 19 July 2016. Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  7. ^ Salvadore, Sarah (26 March 2013). "I embody the spirit of Vizag: Sobhita Dhulipala - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes". Femina Miss India. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  8. ^ Praveen, Priyanka (30 June 2016). "Sobhita Dhulipala's journey: From Vizag to Bollywood". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  9. ^ Gaikwad, Pramod (26 June 2016). "I want to try everything, says Raman Raghav 2.0 actor Sobhita Dhulipala". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  10. ^ Upadhye, Aishwarya (13 January 2020). "I am an artist in service of the story: Sobhita Dhulipala". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Sobhita "Sobhita Dhulipala". Dhulipala-Kingfsher Calendar. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  12. ^ Ganguly, Nivedita (13 May 2016). "Sobhita's dream debut in 'Raman Raghav 2.0'". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  13. ^ IANS (3 September 2016). "Anurag Kashyap's faith in me valuable: Sobhita Dhulipala". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Raman Raghav 2.0 actor Sobhita Dhulipala and Phantom Films sign three-film deal". India Today. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  15. ^ Lakshmi, V (28 January 2017). "Sobhita Dhulipala bags her next Bollywood project - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  16. ^ Coutinho, Natasha (19 November 2016). "Saif's finally found his close buddy". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  17. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (4 September 2016). "Sobhita Dhulipala all set for a T'town debut". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  18. ^ IANS (4 April 2019). "Made In Heaven's Sobhita Dhulipala aka Tara becomes breakout star of IMDb". India Today. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  19. ^ Keshri, Shweta (25 September 2019). "Sobhita Dhulipala on Bard of Blood: Did not know my name was changed from Isha Khan to Khanna". India Today. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  20. ^ "TIFF 2019: Anurag Kashyap, Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala attend world premiere of Moothon- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Was blown away by 'Moothon' script: Sobhita Dhulipala". The New Indian Express. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala joins Kurup". Deccan Chronicle. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala starts first shoot of 2021". The New Indian Express. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  24. ^ "Raman Raghav 2.0 debutante Sobhita Dhulipala: I would describe my character as a domesticated wolf". India Today. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  25. ^ "Meet the new 'chef' in town". Deccan Herald. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  26. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala on Kaalakaandi: 'I am able to do films that I would watch and wouldn't mock'". Firstpost. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  27. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (1 August 2018). "Sobhita Dhulipala: I am a nerd and a recluse". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  28. ^ "Was blown away by 'Moothon' script: Sobhita Dhulipala". The New Indian Express. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  29. ^ "Actor Sobhita Dhulipala shares she had fun working with Emraan Hashmi in Jeethu Joseph's upcoming directorial The Body". Hindustan Times. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  30. ^ Upadhye, Aishwarya (13 January 2020). "I am an artist in service of the story: Sobhita Dhulipala". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  31. ^ "Dulquer Salmaan calls it a wrap for his upcoming film, 'Kurup', shares a heartfelt note - Times of India". The Times of India. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  32. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala wraps up Vandana Kataria's film Sitara in Kerala, announces on Twitter". Firstpost. 20 December 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  33. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala lands a role in 'Major' opposite Adivi Sesh". The News Minute. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  34. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala on success of Made In Heaven: The response has been very overwhelming". India Today. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  35. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala on Bard of Blood". India Today. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Earth India
2013
Succeeded by