Anushka Sharma Biography: Early Life, Family, Husband, Age, Height, Education, Awards and Film Career

Anushka Sharma Biography: Anushka Sharma is a Bollywood actress and producer. She is amongst the highest-paid actress and has received many awards for her acting.
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Anushka Sharma Biography
Anushka Sharma Biography

Anushka Sharma is a Bollywood actress and producer. She is amongst the highest-paid actress and has received many awards for her acting. She is also the brand ambassador of several brands and has her own clothing line for women which is known as Nush. She has also made her presence in Forbes Magazine. 

Birth May 1, 1988; Ayodhya, U.P.
Age  32 years
Occupation  Indian Film Producer and Actress
Husband Virat Kohli
Height 5'6'' (1.68 m )
Net Worth 15 Million USD

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Anushka Sharma: Early Life 

Anushka Sharma was born on May 1, 1988, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh to Kumar Sharma and Ashima Sharma. Anushka's father is a colonel (retd.) and her mother is a housewife. Anushka's elder brother Karnesh Sharma served in Merchant Navy and now is a film producer. 

Anushka Sharma completed her schooling from Army School, Bangalore and has pursued Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Anushka Sharma is a Master of Arts in Economics. 

Anushka Sharma wanted to be a model or journalist and not an actor. Anushka moved to Mumbai after completed her graduation and enrolled herself at the Elite Model Management, and was groomed by the style consultant Prasad Bidapa.

In 2017, Anushka made her modelling debut for the designer Wendell Rodricks's Les Vamps Show at Lakme Fashion Week and was picked by him to be the finale model at the Spring Summer 2007 Collection. Since her modelling debut at Lakme Fashion Week, Anushka did several campaigns for brands like n she has done campaigns for the brands' Silk & Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio, etc. Anushka Sharma alongside her modelling career joined an acting school and started giving auditions for films. 

Anushka Sharma: Film Carrer

In 2008, Anushka Sharma made her acting debut with the movie 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' opposite Shah Rukh Khan. For her screen test, she refused to do an impromptu one and took a day to prepare herself. Later on, she was signed for three films under Yash Raj Films banner. In the movie, she played the role of a young bride of a middle-aged man (the role Shah Rukh Khan was playing). The film was hit on the box office and was the second-highest-grossing movie of 2008. 

In 2010, Anushka Sharma appeared in the movie 'Badmash Company' alongside Shahid Kapoor, Vir Das and Meiyang Chang. The movie received mixed reviews. The same year, Anushka Sharma was seen in the movie 'Band Baaja Baaraat' alongside Ranveer Singh where she played the role of a middle-class Punjabi girl who starts her own wedding planning business. The movie received positive reviews and proved to be a sleeper hit. With 'Band Baaja Baaraat', Anushka's three-film contract under Yash Raj Films banner was complete. 

In 2011, Anushka Sharma was seen in the movie 'Patiala House' alongside Akshay Kumar where she played the role of the love interest of a budding cricketer (played by Akshay Kumar). The same year, Anushka Sharma was seen in the movie 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' with co-star Ranveer Singh. She played the role of a salesgirl who was hired to outwit a conman (played by Ranveer Singh) but ends up loving him. The film got mixed reviews and was a moderate success at the box office. 

In 2012, Anushka Sharma appeared in the swan song of the movie 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, marking her fifth collaboration under Yash Raj Films banner. The movie was the third highest-grossing movie of 2012. 

In 2013, Anushka Sharma appeared in the movie 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' alongside  Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan and Shabana Azmi, which was a political satire. Anushka played the role of a strong-headed girl who falls in love with another man despite being engaged. The film received mixed reviews and was a flop at the box office. 

In 2014, Anushka Sharma appeared in the movie 'PK' alongside Aamir Khan, which was a religious satire. Anushka played the role of a TV journalist in the movie and befriends an alien. The movie proved to be a blockbuster and was the then highest-grossing movie of Bollywood with a collection 98 Million USD. 

In 2015, Anushka Sharma enacted in the movie 'Bombay Velvet' which is based on the  Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables'. Anushka was seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar and played the role of a jazz Singer. However, the film proved to be a flop at the box office. The same year, Anushka Sharma acted in the movie 'Dil Dhadakne Do' and was seen opposite Ranveer Singh. She played the role of a dancer in the movie. 

In 2016, Anushka Sharma played the role of a wrestler in the movie 'Sultan' alongside Salman Khan. The movie was a hit at the box office and did a collection of 70 Million USD globally. The same year, she was seen in the movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' where she played the role of a free-spirited girl alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai. 

In 2017, Anushka Sharma played the role of a Gujarati tourist who visited Europe and falls in love with her tour guide in the movie ' Jab Harry Met Sejal' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. However, the movie failed to charm the audience and was a flop at the box office. 

In 2018, Anushka Sharma played the role of a biographer in the movie 'Sanju', co-starring with Ranbir Kapoor. The movie was a hit at the box office and did a collection of 70 Million USD globally. The same year, Anushka was seen in the movie 'Sui Dhaaga' playing the role of a wife in a small-town, co-starring with Varun Dhawan. Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a commercial hit at the box office. The last movie of the year was 'Zero' playing the role of a NASA scientist who has cerebral palsy, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film, despite having a multi-starer cast, didn't prove to be a hit at the box office. 

Anushka Sharma: Carrer as a producer

In 2014, Anushka Sharma launched her production company named 'Clean Slate Films'. In 2015, the first movie she produced and acted under this banner was 'NH10' and was Screened at the 5th Beijing International Film Festival. The movie was about a married couple whose lives are endangered after an encounter with criminals. The film was a box office success. 

In 2017, Anushka Sharma produced and acted in the movie 'Phillauri' alongside Suraj Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh. She played the role of a friendly ghost who wishes to reunite with her lover.

In 2018, Anushka Sharma acted and produced the movie 'Pari', where a battered young woman living in the wilderness is rescued by a benevolent man. The movie a commercial hit. 

Anushka Sharma will produce a project for Amazon video and two projects for Netflix-- Bulbul and Mai.

Anushka Sharma: Awards and Nominations for films

1- Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi-- Anushka Sharma won Star Guild Awards and Producers Guild Film Awards (Best Female Debut) and was nominated for Filmfare Awards (Best Actress, Best Female Debut), Screen Awards (Most Promising Newcomer – Female), Stardust Awards (Superstar of Tomorrow-Female) in 2009. 

2- Band Baaja Baaraat-- Anushka Sharma won Dadasaheb Phalke Award (Excellent Performance Award), Lions Gold Awards (Favorite Jodi along with Ranveer Singh), International Indian Film Academy Awards (Best Actress and
Hottest Pair along with Ranveer Singh), Star Guild Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Producers Guild Film Awards (Best Actress In A Leading Role) and was nominated for BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Film Actor-Female), International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA BIG 20 Award for Best Actress), Screen Awards (Best Actress), Stardust Awards (Best Comedy/Romance Actress), Zee Cine Awards (Best Actor – Female), Annual Central European Bollywood Awards (Best Actress (Female) in 2011. 

3- Ladies vs Ricky Bahl-- Anushka Sharma won Stardust Awards (Best Comedy/Romance Actress) and was nominated for the same (Star of the Year-Female) in 2012. 

4- Jab Tak Hai Jaan-- Anushka Sharma won Filmfare Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, Bollywood Hungama Surfers‘ Choice Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress, Stardust Awards (Best Comedy/Romance Actress), Zee Cine Awards (Best Actress in Supporting Role Female). Anushka was nominated for BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Film Actor-Female, Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role-Female), Screen Awards (Best Supporting Actress), Star Guild Awards (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Times of India Film Awards (Best Supporting Actor -Female), Producers Guild Film Awards (Best Actress in Supporting Role Female) and Colors Screen Awards (Best Actor Popular Female and Best Actress in Supporting Role Female) in 2013. 

5- PK-- Anushka Sharma was nominated for Star Guild Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Stardust Awards (Best Actor of the Year- Female), FOI Online Awards, India (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (Best Actress), International Indian Film Academy Awards (Best Actress), Producers Guild Film Awards (Best Actress) and BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role-Female) in 2015.  

6- NH10-- Anushka Sharma won Star Guild Awards (K.A Abbas Honour for Social Consciousness) and was nominated for Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Jagran Film Festival, FOI Online Awards, India, Producers Guild Film Awards-- Best actress; BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role-Female, Most Entertaining Social Film, Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role-Female, Most Entertaining Thriller Film), Star Guild Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Stardust Awards (Performer of the Year- Female), IBNLive Movie Awards (Best Popular Actress), Filmfare Awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role- Female), Screen Awards (Best Actress Popular Choice), Times of India Film Awards (Best Actor- Female, Best Actor Critics- Female), Zee Cine Awards (Best Actor 'Female' - Viewers' Choice) in 2016. 

7- Dil Dhadakne Do-- Anushka Sharma won Screen Awards (Best Ensemble Cast) and was nominated for BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role-Female), Star Guild Awards (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Filmfare Awards (Best Supporting Actress), International Indian Film Academy Awards (Best Supporting Role - Female), Screen Awards (Best Actress 'Popular Choice' and Best Jodi 'Popular Choice' along with Ranveer Singh), Producers Guild Film Awards (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in 2016. 

8- Sultan-- Anushka Sharma won Zee Cine Awards (Best Actor Female - Viewers' Choice), Tehran International Sports Film Festival (Best Actress), Stardust Awards (Best Actress of the Year) and was nominated for Zee Cine Awards (Best Actor Female- Jury's Choice),  Screen Awards (Best Actress 'Jury Choice'), Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards (Favourite Actress), FOI Online Awards, India (Best Actress), Big Zee Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Actor 'film'-Female, Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Film-Female) in 2017. 

9- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil-- Anushka Sharma won Stardust Awards (Best Actress of the Year). Se was nominated for Screen Awards (Best Actress 'Jury Choice'), Filmfare Awards (Best Actress), Big Zee Entertainment Awards (Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film-Female), FOI Online Awards, India (Best Actress), International Indian Film Academy Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role) in 2017. 

10- Pari-- Anushka Sharma won Dadasaheb Phalke Award (Best Producer), Asian Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role) and was nominated for Star Screen Award (Best Actress- Critic), Critics' Choice Movie Awards (Best Actor- Female), FOI Online Awards, India (Best Actress), Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (Favorite Movie Actor- Female), Zee Cine Awards (Best Actress- Jury's Choice; Best Actor Female- Jury's Choice), BizAsia Online Awards (Best Actress- Female) in 2019. 

11- Sanju-- Anushka Sharma was nominated for BizAsia Online Awards (Best Actress- Female) in 2019. 

12- Sui Dhaaga: Made in India-- Anushka Sharma was nominated for Zee Cine Awards (Best Actor Female- Viewers' Choice) and Filmfare Awards (Critics Best Actor in a Leading Role- Female) in 2019. 

Anushka Sharma: Recognitions

In 2009, Anushka Sharma was listed in Super Cinema list of Best Debut Actress of the Decade (2000-2009) and Femina List of "India's Most Beautiful Woman".

In 2010, Anushka Sharma was listed in Rediff.com list of "Bollywood Best Actors " and Femina List of India's "Most Beautiful Woman".

In 2011, Anushka Sharma was listed in Times of India "Most Desirable Woman", Femina List of India's "Most Beautiful Woman", Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars and 9th Most Searched Female Actor on Google India. 

In 2012, Anushka Sharma was listed in Bollywood Best Dressed Celebrities, Debut in India Forbes Celebrity 100, Femina List of India's "Most Beautiful Woman", Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars and Time's "Most Desirable Woman" of India.

In 2013, Anushka Sharma was listed in Femina List of India's "Most Beautiful Woman", Vogue India List of Best Dressed Celebrities, Time's of India "Most Desirable Woman", Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars, 2nd Most Searched Female Actor on Google India and India Forbes 100 Celebrities.

In 2014, Anushka Sharma was listed in Bollywood Hungama List of Highest Grossing Bollywood Actress, India Forbes Celebrity 100 India, Femina List of India's"Most Beautiful Woman", Time's of India "Most Desirable Woman" and Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars. 

In 2015, Anushka Sharma was listed in Rediff.com's List of "Bollywood Best Actors", Huffington Post's List Of Most Influential Woman on Twitter, India Forbes Celebrity 100, Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars," Times Most Desirable Women", Verve (magazine) For Best Dressed Actress, IMDb List of "Most Beautiful Woman", Filmfare Magzine Fashion Poll "Amazing with Androgyny", List of Maxim Hot 100, Femina List of India's Most Beautiful Women, Bollywood Hungama List of Highest Grossing Bollywood Actress, Vogue India List of Best Dressed Celebrities and IMDb List of Top 10 Stars Of Indian Cinema.

In 2016, Anushka Sharma has listed in IMDb Top 10 Stars Of Indian Cinema, India Forbes Celebrity 100, Top most Spot in Bollywood Hungama List of Highest Grossing Bollywood Actress, Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars, Rediff.com List of "Bollywood Best Actors", 6th Most Searched Female Actor on Google India, Vogue India List of Best Dressed Celebrities, Verve (magazine) for Best Dressed Actress, Times of India"Most Engaging" on Twitter, IMDb List of "Most Beautiful Woman", "Times Most Desirable Women", List of Maxim Hot 100 India and Femina List of India's Most Beautiful Women. 

In 2017, Anushka Sharma was listed in Power List Of "Top Actor Producer", IMDb Top 10 Stars Of Indian Cinema, India's Today Mood Of The Nation Poll As "No 1 Heroine", Femina List of "India's Most Beautiful Women", Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars, 4th Topmost Female Entertainment Handles on Twitter, IMDb List of "Most Beautiful Woman", List of Maxim Hot 100 India, Vogue India List of "Best Dressed Celebrities", Time's of India "Most Desirable Woman" and India Forbes Celebrity 100. 

In 2018, Anushka Sharma was listed in Verve (magazine) for "Best Dressed Actress", Maxim Hot 100, Bollywood Hungama List of Highest Grossing Bollywood Actress, Vogue India List of Best Dressed Celebrities, Time's Celebx List of Bollywood Stars, IMDb List of "Most Beautiful Woman", Today Mood Of The Nation Poll As "No 1 Heroine", Scoretrends "Most Influential Star On Social Media", India's Today Top 50 Power People, Femina List of India's Most Beautiful Women, t2 Telegraph List OF "Most Promising Gen-Y Actress", 4th Topmost Female Entertainment Handles on Twitter,Rediff.com's List of "Bollywood Best Actor", Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Fortune India's List Of "Most Powerful Woman in Business " and India Forbes Celebrity 100. 

In 2019, Anushka Sharma was the 2nd Topmost Female Entertainment Handles on Twitter, listed in Fortune India's List Of "Most Powerful Woman in Business", bestofthelist.com List of "Most Beautiful Indian Actress", Femina List of "India's Most Beautiful Woman", IMDb "Most Beautiful Woman", Ranked no 2 in India's Today Mood Of The Nation Poll As No 1 Heroine, Ranked 11th in Celebrity Brand Ranking by "Duff and Phelps" in 2018 and India Forbes Celebrity 100. 

In 2020, Anushka Sharma was listed in Super Cinema List of Top 10 Heroines Of Today, Super Cinema List of Highest Grossing Bollywood Actress of the Decade(2010-2019), Ormax Stars India List of "Most Popular Female Stars of the Decade(2010-19)", Grab the No 1 Spot in Score Trend India List of "Most Popular Actress on Twitter 2019", Ranked 18th in Celebrity Brand ranking by "Duff and Phelps" in 2019, Ranked #2 among actresses in India Today's Mood of the Nation survey for 2019 and was Featured in BW Business World List of "Most Influential Woman". 

Anushka Sharma: Other Awards

1- In 2011, Anushka Sharma won GQ Men of the Year Awards (Excellence Award), Airtel Super Star Awards (Future Superstar Heroine), Vogue Beauty Awards (Fresh Face).

2- In 2012, Anushka Sharma won Hello! Hall of Fame Awards (Face of the Year), Zee Cine Awards (International Female Icon) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) India (Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity). 

3- In 2014, Anushka Sharma won ETC Bollywood Business Awards (Highest Grossing Actress of the Year). 

4- In 2015, Anushka Sharma won Vogue Beauty Awards (Beauty of the Year), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) India (Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity along with Aamir Khan) and was nominated for Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards-- Most Stylish Star (Female), Most Glamorous Real Life Couple (along with Virat Kohli), Most Glamorous On-Screen Couple (along with Ranveer Singh), Most Glamorous Star (Female), Trendsetter of the Year. 

5- In 2016, Anushka Sharma won ETC Bollywood Business Awards (Highest Grossing Actress of the Year), Lux Golden Rose Awards (Woman of Essence) and was nominated for Lux Golden Rose Awards-- Unstoppable Beauty of the Year and Versatile Beauty of the Year.

6- In 2017, Anushka Sharma won People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) India (Person Of the Year), Hello! Hall of Fame Awards (Entertainer of the Year), GQ Men of the Year Awards (Woman of the Year), Vogue Woman of the Year Awards (Game changer of the Year), HT Most Stylish Awards (Most Stylish Actor Female) and was nominated for Lux Golden Rose Awards-- Versatile Beauty of the Year, Power-Packed Beauty of the Year and Unstoppable Beauty of the Year. 

7- In 2018, Anushka Sharma won People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) India (Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity along with Kartik Aaryan), Instagram India Awards (Milestone Plaque 20 Million followers), Smita Patil Memorial Award (Best Actress), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (Best Producer for Pari) and was nominated for Lux Golden Rose Awards-- Unstoppable Beauty of the Year, Charismatic Beauty of the Year, Power-Packed Beauty of the Year and Versatile Beauty of the year. 

8- In 2019, Anushka Sharma won HT Most Stylish Awards (Most Stylish Female 'Reader's Choice'), GQ Style and Culture Awards (Most Stylish Woman), Elle Beauty Awards (Elle Impact), Vogue Woman of The Year Awards (Icon of The Year), NBT Utsav Awards (Most Powerful Superstar), The Power List (Style Icon of The Year), Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards (Most Glamorous Star Female). 

9- In 2020, Anushka Sharma won Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards (Beauty Icon of The Year). 

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