Friday, June 17, 2011

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao (Konkani: अमृता राव,  born 17 June 1981) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.
Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She then starred in Ken Ghosh's love-story Ishq Vishk (2003) and earned a Filmfare nomination in the "Best Female Debut" category.



While studying in Sophia College, Amrita auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood.


Amrita made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002), and followed that with her (2003) film, Ishq Vishk, in which she portrayed Payal. She became an overnight star after the success that film. She followed this up with films Masti (2004) and Main Hoon Na, Deewaar (2004), Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi (2005), Shikhar (2005), and Pyare Mohan (2006). She starred in Sooraj R. Barjatya's Vivah (2006) opposite Shahid Kapoor. Her performance earned her a Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.
In 2007 Amrita made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu. Amrita's releases in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves and Welcome to Sajjanpur. Amrita's releases in 2009 are Victory, and Shortkut. Since then Amrita has not had a major movie release. Year 2011 will see her comeback with the movie Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!

Awards and nominations

Filmfare Awards

  • 2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Ishq Vishk
  • 2005: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Main Hoon Na

Star Screen Awards

  • 2003: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Ab Ke Baras
  • 2004: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Ishq Vishk
  • 2007: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Vivah
  • 2007: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 along with Shahid Kapoor - Vivah

Zee Cine Awards

  • 2004: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk

International Indian Film Academy Awards

  • 2004: IIFA Awards, Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk

Stardust Awards

  • 2004: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Ishq Vishk
  • 2009: Stardust Searchlight Best Actress Award for Welcome to Sajjanpur

Other awards won

  • 2004: Sansui Awards, Best Debut - Female for Ishq Vishk
  • 2007: GR8 Women Awards, Young Achiever
  • 2007: Anandalok Puroshkar Awards, Most Promising New Talent for Vivah
  • 2007: Sports World Awards, Jodi of the Year along with Shahid Kapoor for Vivah
  • 2007: Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Vivah



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ab Ke Baras Anjali Thapar/Nandini
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Mannewali
2003 Ishq Vishk Payal Mehra Nominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
2004 Masti Aanchal Mehta
Main Hoon Na Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Deewaar Radhika
2005 Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi Priya
Shikhar Madhvi
2006 Pyare Mohan Piya
Vivah Poonam
2007 Heyy Babyy Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"
Athidhi Amrita Telugu film
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Riya
Shaurya Neerja Rathode Special appearance
Welcome to Sajjanpur Kamla Winner, Stardust Best Actress Award
2009 Victory Nandini
Short Kut: The Con is On Mansi
Life Partner Anjali Kumar Special appearance
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Tara's sister Special appearance
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Ritu

Tamannaah Bhatia

 Tamannaah Bhatia (Sindhi: तमन्ना भाटिया, Tamannā Bhāṭiyā ; born 21 December 1989) is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu-language films. In 2005, she made her acting debut in her only Hindi film so far, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, before working in the major South Indian film industries.
Also in 2005, Bhatia made her Telugu debut in Sri, and in the following year she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi. In 2007, she starred in two college-life-based drama films, Happy Days in Telugu and Kalloori in Tamil, which both earned her critical acclaim. Following commercial successes with Padikathavan (2009), Ayan (2009), Paiyaa (2010) and Siruthai (2011), she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in the Tamil film industry. With the commercial successes of 100% Love (2011) and Badhrinaadh (2011) she became a leading actress in Telugu film industry. She also has experience as a model appearing in various TV commercials.

Early life

Tamannaah Bhatia was born on 21 December 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Santosh and Rajni Bhatia and she has an elder brother, Anand. She is of Sindhi descent. She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai whilst she is currently pursuing a BA degree at National College, Mumbai through distance education.


Bhatia started her acting career in 2005 as a heroine in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, her only Hindi film to date. The same year, she debuted in Telugu cinema in Sri, playing the leading female role opposite Manoj Kumar. In 2006, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry in Kedi, produced by A. M. Rathnam, along with Ravi Krishna and another newcomer, Ileana D'Cruz.
In 2007, she had three releases. After her role in the unsuccessful Vyapari, she starred in the Sekhar Kammula-directed Telugu film Happy Days which received positive reviews and became her first major box office success. Her next release was the Tamil drama film Kalloori, directed by Balaji Sakthivel, that won her accolades and critical acclaim in Tamil as well.

Tamaanaah Bhatia and Suriya as see in Ayan (2009)

         In 2008, she again had three releases, appearing only in cameo roles in two of them. In 2009, she received box office success with Padikathavan, with Dhanush. Her next Tamil film Ayan became a blockbuster and made her a leading star in the Tamil film industry. Her next film was Aananda Thaandavam, which sank without a trace. But her performance was praised by critics. Her successive release Kandein Kadhalai, which was a remake of the 2007 Hindi blockbuster Jab We Met, was considered a moderate success. She did the role originally played by Kareena Kapoor and was praised by critics for her performance. Her first 2010 release was Lingusamy's romantic-action flick Paiyaa, a huge hit. It earned her a great name in the Tamil film industry. Her next release was Sura, with Vijay. The film was not a box office hit and her performance was panned by critics. Her next release was Thillalangadi with Jayam Ravi, which became an average grosser and her performance was praised.
Her first release of 2011 was the Tamil action film, Siruthai alongside Karthi with the film becoming a success commercially, although her character was received poorly by critics with a reviewer citing that she offered "little more than arm-candy". Her first Telugu release after two years, the romantic comedy 100% Love with Naga Chaitanya is opened to highly positive reviews from both critics and viewers. Her next release opposite Allu Arjun, the historical Badhrinaadh, has opened to mixed reviews though her role was praised. Her upcoming films portray her in lead roles opposite Ram Charan Teja in Rachcha, Ram in Mana Love Story,and Jr. NTR in Ooservelli, whilst she will also feature in Hari's Tamil action film, Venghai with Dhanush.
She also has experience as a model appearing in various TV commercials. She is endorsing popular brands like Celcom Mobiles and Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap..


Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Jiya Oberoi Hindi
Sri Sandhya Telugu
2006 Kedi Priyanka Tamil
2007 Vyapari Savithri Tamil
Happy Days Madhu Telugu
Kalloori Shobana Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil)
2008 Kalidasu Archana Telugu
Ready Swapna Telugu Guest appearance
Netru Indru Naalai Swapna Tamil Guest appearance
2009 Padikathavan Gayathri Reddy Tamil
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Geeta Subramanyam Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu)
Ayan Yamuna Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
Ananda Tandavam Madhumitha Tamil
Kanden Kadhalai Anjali Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil)
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actress
2010 Paiyaa Charulatha Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil)
Sura Poornima Tamil
Thillalangadi Nisha Tamil
2011 Siruthai Swetha Tamil
Ko Herself Tamil Special appearance
100% Love Mahalakshmi Telugu
Badhrinaadh Alkananda Telugu
Venghai Gayathri Muthupandi Tamil Post-Production
2012 Rachcha
Telugu Filming
Mana Love Story
Telugu Filming
Telugu Filming

Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal Aggarwal (Hindi: काजल अगरवाल; born on 19 June 1985) is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu films. She has also appeared in Tamil and Hindi films.
Kajal made her film debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na and entered the Telugu film industry through the film Lakshmi Kalyanam (2007). She had her first commercial success with Chandamama (2007) and rose to prominence after her performance in Magadheera (2009), which remains her biggest commercial success, and fetched her a Filmfare Best Telugu Actress nomination. Following further consecutive successes with Darling (2010), Brindaavanam (2010) and Mr. Perfect (2011), she established herself as one of the leading actresses in Telugu cinema.

Early life

She was born in Mumbai, India to Suman Agarwal and Vinay Agarwal. She has a sister named Nisha Aggarwal, has also begun to act in Telugu films. She finished her studies in Mumbai. The actress started her modeling career while she was in college.


Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film she is a romantic actress and sexy also. She had her first kiss in Arya 2 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na, in which she enacted a minor supporting role as the friend of Diya, the film’s lead, played by Aishwarya Rai. She then signed in veteran Tamil director Bharathiraja's Bommalattam. The film, however, got delayed and released in late 2008.
In 2007, she made her debut in the Telugu film industry and played her first leading role in Teja's Lakshmi Kalyanam alongside Kalyan Ram, which did not fare well at the box office. Later that year, she appeared in the Krishna Vamsi-directed film Chandamama, which opened to positive reviews and became her first major successful film.
In 2008, she had her first Tamil film release, Perarasu's action entertainer Pazhani, co-starringBharath. Following this film, she had two more Tamil releases that year with Venkat Prabhu’s comedy-thriller Saroja, in which she did a guest appearance, and Bharathiraja’s investigative thriller Bommalattam. Although the former went on to become a commercial as well as a critical success, both films failed to boost her career as her roles were too insignificant. Both her Telugu releases, Pourudu and Aatadista opposite Sumanth and Nitin, respectively, neither received positive reviews nor were successul at the box office.
In 2009, she had four releases, she first starred in another Tamil film Modhi Vilayadu, which garnered mixed reviews and was a financial failure, following which she appeared in the high-budget Telugu historical drama Magadheera, which saw her essaying double roles for the first time. The film, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, received universal critical acclaim, while Kajal, particularly, was praised for her portrayal of a princess in the film. Rediff wrote that she "was quite a surprise package, [...] sweet and charming and looked like an 'ethereal' princess. She carries off both the roles fairly well", while NDTV cited that "Kajal Agarwal is also an asset to the film. She is very apt for the character of the princess. Besides filling the glamour slot, she has proven that given a chance, she too can give an excellent performance". The film was also highly commercially successful and broke several records, emerging as the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time.Following Magadheera’s phenomenal success, Kajal became one of the most sought-after actresses in the Telugu film industry, catapulting her into the main foray of lead Telugu actresses. Her subsequent releases Ganesh Just Ganesh and Arya 2 received mixed reviews from critics, while her performance garnered positive feedback.
In 2010, Kajal starred in A. Karunakaran's Darling alongside Prabhas received favorable reviews from both critics and the audience and became a commercial success at the box office. In August, she appeared in Tamil thriller film Naan Mohaan Alla opposite Karthi. The film is based on a real life incident, opened to unanimously positive reviews. The movie performed well at the box office and was declared a blockbuster. Kajal's final release in 2010 was Brindavanam opposite NTR Jr. and Samantha. The film was critically acclaimed and performed well at the box office.
In 2011, she was paired with Prabhas for the second time in Mr. Perfect, directed by Dasaradh. The film opened to positive reviews, while Kajal won appraisal by critics with Times Of India writing, "What is applause-worthy in the movie is Kajal Agarwal's performance. She looks great, expresses well and fits into the role perfectly". In May, she appeared in Veera opposite Ravi Teja received negative reviews. She is also making her debut in Kannada in Raju Hasan's Thathasthu opposite Chirag. She is playing female lead role opposite Surya in Maatraan


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Diya's friend Hindi
2007 Lakshmi Kalyanam Lakshmi Telugu
2007 Chandamama Mahalakshmi Telugu
2008 Pourudu Samyukhta Telugu
2008 Pazhani Deepti Tamil
2008 Aatadista Sunnanda Telugu
2008 Saroja Pooja Tamil
2008 Bommalattam Anitha Tamil
2009 Modhi Vilayadu Easwari Lakshmiram Tamil
2009 Magadheera Yuvarani Mithravindha Devi,
Indira (Indu)
Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actress
2009 Ganesh Just Ganesh Divya Telugu
2009 Arya 2 Geethanjali Telugu
2010 Om Shanti Meghana Telugu
2010 Darling Nandini Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actress
2010 Naan Mahaan Alla Priya Sudharsan Tamil
2010 Brindaavanam Bhoomi Telugu nominated, Cinemaa Best Telugu Actress
2011 Mr. Perfect Priya Telugu
2011 Veera Chitti Telugu
2011 Dhada (2011 film)
Telugu Post-production
2011 Merupu
Telugu Filming
2011 Singham
Hindi Filming
2011 Gabbar Singh
Telugu Filming
2012 Maatraan
Tamil Pre-production
2012 The Business Man
Telugu Pre-production