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Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi-Rautela-12th-Radio-Mirchi-Music-awards-2020-12 (cropped).jpg
Urvashi Rautela at Mirchi Music Awards 2020
Born (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2009–present
Beauty pageant titleholder
Major
competition(s)
Miss Diva 2015
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2015
(Unplaced)

Urvashi Rautela (born 25 February 1994) is an Indian film actress and model who appears in Bollywood films.[1] She was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2015 and represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.[2][3]

She made her Bollywood debut with Singh Saab the Great (2013) and appeared in films like Sanam Re (2016), Great Grand Masti (2016), Hate Story 4 (2018) and Pagalpanti (2019).

Early life and education

Rautela was born in Haridwar on 25 February 1994 to Meera Rautela and Manwar Singh Rautela.[4][5][6] Her hometown is Kotdwar.[7] Rautela is an alumna of Gargi College, University of Delhi.[8]

Pageantry (2009 – 2015)

Rautela got her first major break at age 15 in Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week. She also won the title of Miss Teen India 2009. As a teen model, she was the show stopper for Lakme Fashion Week and she walked the ramp at Amazon Fashion Week, Dubai FW and Bombay FW.[citation needed]

In 2011, Rautela won Indian Princess 2011, Miss Tourism World 2011, and Miss Asian Supermodel 2011. She also won the title of Miss Tourism Queen Of The Year 2011 that was held in China and became the first Indian woman to win the pageant.[citation needed] She was also offered Ishaqzaade but turned it down as she wanted to focus on the Miss Universe pageant.[9]

In 2012, she won the coveted crown of I AM She – Miss Universe India as well as the special award for Miss Photogenic. However, she had to relinquish her crown as she was underage at that time.[10] In 2015, Rautela joined the Indian pageantry again and won the title.[11] She represented India in Miss Universe 2015, but did not place.[12]

Film career (2013–present)

Rautela made her debut at Bollywood with the film Singh Saab The Great as the female lead opposite Sunny Deol. After Singh Saab The Great, Urvashi appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh's international video album Love Dose, which released in October 2014.[13]

Soon after, she started working in the South Indian film industry and made her debut with the Kannada film Mr. Airavata.[14] Though the film got negative reviews from the critics, her dance sequence was praised. Sunayana Suresh writing for the Times of India noted, "Urvashi is expressive and leaves her mark in the few scenes and songs she appears in, especially with her dancing."[15]

Later, she appeared in two other Hindi films, Sanam Re and Great Grand Masti as well as two music videos in 2016. The first was Laal Dupatta with Mika Singh and Anupama Raag and the other was Gal Bann Gayi along with Vidyut Jammwal.[16]

In 2017, Rautela starred in a special dance sequence Haseeno Ka Deewana in the film Kaabil.[17] She was complimented on her performance by Amitabh Bachchan.[18] Apart from that, she made a special appearance in a Bangladeshi film Porobashinee.

In 2018, she appeared in the revenge drama Hate Story 4. Rachit Gupta of the Times of India stated about her performance, "Urvashi Rautela has the main role and her character has plenty to offer. She starts off as a girl dancing in a strip club, but as the story unfolds, her character gets plenty of twists, turns and reveals. There’s a lot on her table and the pretty actress handles the myriad emotions and shades with ease."[19]

In February 2019, Rautela appeared for Anees Bazmee's comedy film Pagalpanti which was a box-office flop and generally got unfavourable reviews.[6][20]

In 2020, she starred in Virgin Bhanupriya a comedy-drama directed by Ajay Lohan and produced by Shreyans Mahendra Dhariwal. The film was released through ZEE5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[21]

In the media

Urvashi launched her app which gave fans information about her.[22] She was named as the Youngest Most Beautiful Woman In The Universe 2018 by the government and tourism of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and won the Uttrakhand Maharatna Award from the chief minister of Uttrakhand.[23]

Filmography

Films

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Singh Saab the Great Minnie Hindi Hindi debut
2015 Mr. Airavata Priya Kannada Kannada debut
2015 Bhaag Johnny Hindi Special appearance in the song "Daddy Mummy".[24]
2016 Sanam Re Akanksha / Mrs. Pablo Hindi
2016 Great Grand Masti Ragini Hindi
2017 Kaabil Hindi Special appearance in the song "Haseeno Ka Deewana"
2017 Porobashinee Bengali Special appearance in the song "Challobay"
2018 Hate Story 4 Tasha Hindi
2019 Pagalpanti Kavya Hindi
2020 Virgin Bhanupriya Bhanupriya Awasthi Hindi Release on ZEE5

Music videos

Year Title With
2014 LoveDose Yo Yo Honey Singh[25]
2016 Laal Dupatta Mika Singh and Anupama Raag[26]
2016 Gal Ban Gayi Yo Yo Honey Singh, Vidyut Jammwal, Meet Bros and Neha Kakkar.[27]
2019 Bijli Ki Taar Tony Kakkar[28]

Web series

Year Title Role Produced by
2016 Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa Cameo in Episode 3 Y-Films[29]
2018-2019 The Dance Project Dancer in Episode 2 and Episode 7 Sony Music[30]

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2013 Singh Saab The Great Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated[31]
2016 Mr. Airavata 5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress (Kannada) Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Urvashi Rautela gets a lucky charm from Lara! - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes". Femina Miss India. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ PTI (20 October 2015). "Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". DNA. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ahmedabad celebrates the best of food - Times of India". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015". rediff.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Deepika Padukone, Soha & Neha launch Gillette Venus Breeze". photogallery.indiatimes.com. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b Indo-Asian News Service (25 February 2019). "Urvashi Rautela posts 25th birthday selfie with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: I am about to faint". India Today. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Urvashi visits hometown Kotdwar". The Times of India. TNN. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Delhi University is the best and I'm lucky to be its alumna: Urvashi Rautela". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  9. ^ "उर्वशी रौतेला को इश्क़जादे में मिला था ये किरदार, फिर क्यों नहीं किया काम". jagran.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Miss Universe mix-up: India's Rautela had to relinquish crown in 2012". HindustanTimes.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Actress Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". The Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  12. ^ Missosology (20 December 2015). "Miss Universe 2015 Final Hot Picks".
  13. ^ "I am a big fan of Yo Yo Honey Singh: Urvashi Rautela". indiatimes.com. 15 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Urvashi Rautela replaces Erica Fernandes in Darshan film". The Times of India. 8 September 2014.
  15. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (14 May 2016). "MR AIRAVATHA MOVIE REVIEW". Times of India.
  16. ^ "Yo Yo Honey Singh's Peppy Number Gal Ban Gayi Is What You Need On Your Playlist Now". news18.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Urvashi Rautela Carries 'Kaabil' Song 'Haseeno Ka Deewana' on Her Shoulder Sans Side Dancers". indiawest.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan compliments Urvashi Rautela for new version of 'Haseeno Ka Deewana'". mid-day.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  19. ^ Gupta, Rachit. "Hate Story 4 Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  20. ^ "John Abraham pushes release date of Pagalpanti to make way for Nikhil Advani's Marjaavaan". Mumbai Mirror. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Urvashi Rautela's 'Virgin Bhanupriya' to release on July 16, actor shares a still". Republic World. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Urvashi Rautela's app will provide an insight into her personal life, see photos". indianexpress.com. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Whoaa! Urvashi Rautela crowned as the youngest most beautiful woman in the Universe 2018". mid-day.com. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  24. ^ T-Series (6 October 2015). "Daddy Mummy FULL VIDEO Song - Urvashi Rautela - Kunal Khemu - DSP - Bhaag Johnny - T-Series". Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ T-Series (3 October 2014). "Exclusive: LOVE DOSE Full Video Song - Yo Yo Honey Singh, Urvashi Rautela - Desi Kalakaar". Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "Laal Dupatta Video Song | Mika Singh & Anupama Raag | Latest Hindi Song | T-Series". YouTube. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  27. ^ T-Series (7 September 2016). "GAL BAN GAYI Video - YOYO Honey Singh Urvashi Rautela Vidyut Jammwal Meet Bros Sukhbir Neha Kakkar". Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ "Bijli Ki Taar Video | Tony Kakkar Feat. Urvashi Rautela | Bhushan Kumar | Shabby". YouTube. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  29. ^ YFilms (2 August 2016). "Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa - Episode 03 - Condoms - Sex Education". Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ "Urvashi Rautela to showcase flamenco skills in The Dance Project". Bollywood Life. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  31. ^ "Screen Awards 2014: Complete list of Nominees". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 4 September 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Noyonita Lodh
Miss Diva Universe
2015
Succeeded by
Roshmitha Harimurthy