Daksha Nagarkar is an Indian actress and model who appears in Telugu films. She made her debut in 2015 went onto star in Hora Hori, Husharu and Zombie Reddy.

Daksha Nagarkar
Daksha at Zombie Reddy pre-release event in 2021
BornJuly 12
EducationBachelor of Business Administration
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2014–present

Early life


Daksha Nagarkar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Rajput mother and Maratha father.[1] She was brought up in various places including Panchgani, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi as she used to stay with her mother who worked in cosmetic company.[2] Nagarkar initially aspired to become a cardiologist as she comes from a family of doctors, however, she later pursued a career in modelling and acting.[3]



Daksha nagarkar made her debut with Hora Hori (2015) directed by Teja. Reviewing her performance, Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu wrote: "Daksha has a reasonably good screen presence and shows promise."[4] Owing the film's shoot, Nagarkar could not attend her first year final exams and failed. Subsequently, she decided to take a break from films and complete her graduation in Bachelor of Business Administration.[2][5]

Three years later, Nagarkar returned to cinema with the coming of age film Husharu (2018).[6] A 123telugu.com reviewer stated: "Daksha Nagarkar looks natural and is very good in her role."[7]

In 2021, she played a youngster addicted to gaming in Zombie Reddy.[8] A critic from The Hindu called her performance "effective"[9] while Firstpost's Hemanth Kumar wrote that Nagarkar got her share of glory in the action-filled moments.[10] In 2022, Nagarkar appeared in the dance number "Entha Sakkagundiro" in Bangarraju, alongside Naga Chaitanya.[3] Later that year, she has signed to appear in the Ravi Teja-starrer Ravanasura.[11]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Hora Hori Mythili [4]
2018 Husharu Geeta [7]
2021 Zombie Reddy Maggie [8]
2022 Bangarraju Item number Special appearance in "Entha Sakkagundiro" song [3]
2023 Ravanasura Jaanu [11]
2024 Love Me Charishma Cameo appearance


  1. ^ "I like cool movies, not serious types: Daksha Nagarkar - Telugu News". IndiaGlitz. 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "కమర్షియల్సే ఇష్టం" [I like commercial films more]. Andhra Bhoomi (in Telugu). 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Adivi, Sashidhar (7 January 2022). "Naga Chaitanya is my first dance co-star: Daksha Nagarkar". Deccan Chronicle.
  4. ^ a b Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (11 September 2015). "Hora Hori: Old wine in an old bottle". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X.
  5. ^ "గ్లామర్‌ పాత్రలు చేసేందుకు సిద్ధం: దక్ష" [I'm ready for glamorous roles: Daksha]. Eenadu (in Telugu). 31 January 2021. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021.
  6. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (14 December 2018). "Husharu (Hushaaru) movie review and rating by audience". IB Times.
  7. ^ a b "Husharu Telugu Movie Review". 123telugu.com. 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b Adivi, Sashidhar (5 February 2021). "Watch it like a zombie". Deccan Chronicle.
  9. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi. "'Zombie Reddy' movie review: When the zombies attack Seema". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Zombie Reddy movie review: Prashant Varma's zombie comedy adds a fun twist to an action". Firstpost. 5 February 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Ravi Teja starts shooting for Ravanasura". Cinema Express. 2 February 2022.