Antara Mali (born 20 October 1975) is an Indian actress, director, and screenwriter, who predominantly works in Bollywood films, and has also acted in a Malayalam and Telugu film.

Antara Mali
Born (1975-10-20) 20 October 1975 (age 46)
Mumbai, India
Years active1998–2010
Che Kurrien
(m. 2009)
FamilyJagdish Mali (Father)

Personal lifeEdit

Antara Mali was born in Mumbai on 20 October 1975[citation needed], to a well known Indian photographer Jagdish Mali. She is married to Che Kurrien, the editor of GQ magazine since 12 June 2009.

Mali's father had a history of diabetes and other illness. On being contacted after he was reported found disoriented in the streets, Antara Mali claimed that she was not in a position to take responsibility for her parent as she was soon to become a mother.[1][2][3][4][5]

Mali gave birth to a baby girl, on 1 May 2012, at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai and refuses to share her personal life in public.


Antara Mali made her acting debut in the 1998 film Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!. The film, however, flopped. The next year was released her film Prema Katha directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Afterwards, Varma became Mali's frequent collaborator appearing in several of his films such as Mast (1999), Road (2002), Company (2002) and Darna Mana Hai (2003). Although Mali's performances were praised by critics, most of them did not do well at the box office. Mali paid her tribute to Madhuri Dixit by playing an aspiring actress inspired by Madhuri in the 2003 film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. She received a Filmfare nomination for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Company.[6]

She discontinued her acting career in 2005 after her last film Mr Ya Miss (which she had also written and directed) was received poorly and critically panned.

In 2010, she made a comeback to films with ...And Once Again directed by Amol Palekar and since then has once again not been active in films.



Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! Renu Hindi Debut film
1999 Prema Kadha Divya Telugu Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Mast Nisha Ki Baaraat Hindi
2000 Ayyappantamma Neyyappam Chuttu Latha Malayalam
2000 Khiladi 420 Monica D’Souza Chaudhary Hindi
2001 Urf Professor Bindiya Chamkegi Choodi Khankegi / Maya Kapoor Hindi
2002 Company Kannu Hindi Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Road Lakshmikant Hindi
2003 Darna Mana Hai Anjali Ben Padi Hindi
Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon Chutki Hindi Nominated - Zee Cine Award for Best Actress
2004 Gayab Mohini Hindi
Naach Rewati Hindi
2005 Mr Ya Miss Sanjana Patel Hindi
2010 ...And Once Again Savitri Hindi

Director and story writerEdit

Year Film Language Notes
2005 Mr Ya Miss Hindi


  1. ^ [1] Archived 20 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ VICKEY LALWANI (16 January 2013). "Man who immortalised Rekha rescued from streets". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "I am fit and fine: Jagdish Mali". Hindustan Times. 21 January 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Jagdish Mali's family plans legal action against Mink Brar". Hindustan Times. 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ Kunal M Shah, TNN (24 July 2010). "Antara Mali goes bald". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.

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