Date of birth : 1972-01-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-28
Namrata Shirodkar is an Indian actress and former model who is married to Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu. Namrata Shrodkar has starred in critically acclaimed films like Vaastav' and the English film Bride and Prejudice'. Namrata Shirodkar was born on 22 January 1972 in Mumbai. She is the granddaughter of Meenakshi Shirodkar, famous Marathi actress who starred in Brahmachari. Namrata's sister Shilpa Shirodkar is also a well-known actress who has appeared in successful fims like' Kishen Kanhaiya' ,' Khuda Gawah', Hum', Aankhen and Mrityudand'.
Namrata Shirodkar started her career as a model and later won the coveted Miss India title in the year 1993. She was among the top six contestants at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, 1993. Namrata also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest where she was crowned as the 1st runner up.
Namrata Shirodkar is married to Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu and the couple is blessed with a son, named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni. Namrata met Mahesh Babu during the shooting of her very first Telugu film Vamsi' directed B. Gopal. The two started dating and tied the knot on 10th February, 2005 in a very private ceremony at Marriott Hotel in Mumbai. Namrat's husband Mahesh Babu is known for award winning performances in super successful films like Rajakumarudu', Nijam', Athadu', Arjun', Okkadu' and Pokiri'.
After being successful in the fashion industry, Namrata towards Bollywood and was seen in a supporting role in the romantic drama Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai'. Directed by Deepak Sareen, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai' starred Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna in lead roles along with Anupam kher and Farida Jalal. Namrata next featured in multistarrer films like Mere Do Anmol Rattan', Hero Hindustani' and Kacche Dhaage' that performed reasonably well. She also plunged into Malayalam films with Ezhupunna Tharakan'.
Namrata Shirodkar won accolades for her riveting performance as the female lead opposite Sanjay Dutt in Mahesh Manjrekar's Vaastav'. Vaastav' was a crime drama film that won several awards at Filmfare, IIFA and Star Screen. Namrata Shirodkar appeared in a glam avatar in the Rajkumar Santoshi's Pukaar' starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Om Puri and Danny. The film won huge acclaim and was honored with two National Film Awards including the coveted Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.
Namrata Shirodkar acted in many Bollywood films of different genres like Hera Pheri', Tera Mera Saath Rahe', Albela', Aaghaaz', Dil Vil Pyar Vyar', Tehzeeb', Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye', Charas', LOC Kargil', Insaf', Rok Sako To Rok Lo', among others. Namrata Shirodkar also starred alongside Tabu, Sachin Khedekar and Mohnish Bahl in Mahesh Manjrekar's acclaimed Hindi- Marathi film Astitva'. Astitva' won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. The female protagonist Tabu won the Best Actress Award - critics at Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Bollywood Movie Awards.
Namrata shirodkar's riveting performance was seen in Gurinder Chadha's Indian / British / American romantic musical film Bride and Prejudice'. The film also starred notable actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nadira Babbar, Naveen Andrews, Anupam Kher, Sonali Kulkarni and Martin Henderson.
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