May 1, 1988 (35)
Anushka Sharma is an acclaimed Indian actress and film producer who has established herself as one of the leading figures in the Hindi film industry. Her career in Bollywood is marked by an array of successful films and diverse roles, each highlighting her ability to deliver strong and memorable performances.
Anushka made her acting debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the highly successful Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), earning praise for her role. She continued to star in a series of successful films including Band Baaja Baaraat, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and PK. Her performances in movies like NH10, which she also co-produced, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Sui Dhaaga showcased her range as an actress, demonstrating her skills in both commercial and more nuanced cinematic works.
Sharma’s on-screen collaborations include working with Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and Zero. She co-starred with Aamir Khan in PK, Salman Khan in Sultan, Ranveer Singh in Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, and with her husband, Virat Kohli, in a number of commercials.
In terms of awards and distinctions, Anushka Sharma’s body of work has been recognized and praised on numerous occasions. Her debut performance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi earned her the Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. For her performance in NH10, she won the Critics Award for Best Actress at the TOIFA Awards. Her work as a producer has also been acknowledged, with Pari winning the Filmfare Award for Best Film (Critics). Her commitment to her craft and her contributions to the industry were recognized with the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Cinematic Excellence in 2018.