Anushka Sharma

Anushka-Sharma-ProfileSuperstar Anushka Sharma defines self-made success, independence, steely determination and natural-born talent. For a woman without film lineage, she has built a unique imprint in Indian cinema as a leading lady by herself. Having turned producer at the age of just 25 with a vision to give audiences powerful, independent and strong-willed women in Indian cinema, Anushka is hailed as a clutter-breaking producer who changed the landscape of Indian cinema through bold, gritty, edgy subjects and discovering sub-genres that are being celebrated unanimously. Having made a name with unforgettable characters onscreen, Anushka has raised the bar on quality content and stories with her production company, Clean Slate Filmz.

As an actress, Anushka is celebrated for choosing to portray strong, performance-oriented parts that have tried to change the mould of the female stereotype in Hindi cinema. Her film choices are as varied as her production choices. She is the leading lady of the 500 crore plus blockbuster Sultan and the romantic drama Ae Dil Hain Mushkil. She is the leading lady of the international blockbuster, PK! with Aamir Khan and has delivered memorable performances opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hain Jaan and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Anushka’s most remarkable contribution in film and web series production is that of a producer under Clean Slate Filmz, partnering it with her brother Karnesh Ssharma to produce content-oriented entertaining films.

While on top of her game as a mainstream heroine in films, she backed edgy, thrilling films like NH 10, Phillauri and Pari. Each brought a riveting performance from her and won critical acclaim as well as praise from audiences, Clean Slate Filmz has shown consistency with a new production each year. Anushka has produced two of India’s most clutter-breaking, qualitative pieces of content with the game-changing web series Paatal Lok (Amazon Prime Video) and Bulbbul (Netflix). A riveting crime thriller Paatal Lok, that became the talk of the nation, and a mysterious fantasy laden with drama, Bulbbul offers a great example of the homegrown, less discovered yet gripping content from India that Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Filmz has steadily backed over the years. Riding on unique storytelling, they go beyond star-driven content and have worked fabulously with local and global audiences.

Anushka is a trailblazer of this generation. Focused on entrepreneurial ambitions, Anushka’s popular apparel line for women, Nush has become a huge success story. Given that she is a role model for youth across India, she is the face of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Campaign, the nationwide cleanliness drive that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced. Anushka represents the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan message along with Mr Amitabh Bachchan. With her credibility and steady achievements, global brands like Elle18, L'Oréal, Puma and Standard Chartered (to name a few) have consistently chosen her as the brand ambassador.

Born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh in 1988, Anushka’s father is a retired army officer. Discipline & focus mark her early years. She went to college at Mount Carmel, Bangalore. Starting off as a model, Anushka made her debut in 2008 in ‘Rab Ne Bana De Jodi’, an untypical love story with Shah Rukh Khan. Ever since she has managed to stockpile a list of filmmakers who read like the Who’s Who of Bollywood. Having begun her career with Aditya Chopra, she worked with the legendary late Yash Chopra. From Vishal Bharadwaj to Imtiaz Ali, to Anand L Rai, to Zoya Akhtar and Rajkumar Hirani, this line up testifies to the faith she inspires in filmmakers.

An animal lover, she supports worthy causes like animal welfare & women’s empowerment vociferously. Committed to the cause of better treatment for animals. She has a statue at Madame Tussauds’ Singapore, a first of its kind for an Indian celebrity which gives testimony of her popularity. In brief, here’s a Hindi film actor who lets her work do the talking and stands tall on her hard-earned achievements and inspires many young people worldwide.

Her upcoming film Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. Anushka has already put in months of preparation to get into the skin of the celebrated Indian fast bowler. Anushka is one of the most successful and influential actors of her generation. She is the only actress to have three 300 crore plus films – Sultan, PK and Sanju - under her belt. She will go all out to make this project the biggest tribute to a woman sporting icon of our country.

Films as an Actor: RAB NE BANA DI JODI (2008), BADMAASH COMPANY (2010), BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010), PATIALA HOUSE (2011), LADIES VS RICKY BAHL (2011), JAB TAK HAI JAAN (2012), MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA (2013), PK (2014), NH 10 (2015), BOMBAY VELVET (2015), DIL DHADAKNE DO (2015), SULTAN (2016), AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL (2016), PHILLAURI (2017), JAB HARRY MET SEJAL (2017), PARI (2018), SUI DHAAGA - MADE IN INDIA (2018), ZERO (2018), CHAKDA 'XPRESS (Upcoming).