Krishi Thapanda

Krishi Thapanda is an Indian film actress and model who works in Kannada cinema.[2] She rose to fame with 2016 film Akira. She made her debut with Akira, which was a super hit, she was also nominated for 2016 SIIMA Awards for best debutant actress for this film.

Krishi Thapanda
Krishi Thapanda Movie Actress.jpg
Born23 September 1989 [1]
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2014–present

She was also crowned Miss Karnataka 2014. Thapanda was also a participant of Bigg Boss Season 5,[3][4] on Colors Super, she was eliminated in the 12th week, but kept entering the Bigg Boss House a couple of times as a wild card entrant.

Personal lifeEdit

Krishi Thapanda was born on 23 September in Coorg, Karnataka, India. She did her preuniversity education at Chinmaya Vidyalaya and then went on to complete Diploma in Informations Science at HAL, this is where she learnt to fly microlights.


Prior to getting into modelling and films, Thapanda worked as an assistant manager at InterCall, an audio conference and meeting services provider based in the US.


While working in InterCall, Thapanda was offered a Kannada film "Kahi", An Anthology based on 4 characters, this released in November 2016.

While Thapanda began shooting for Kahi first, it was Akira that released first. Akira, a Kannada Rom-Com was released in May 2016. Thapanda played the role of Lavanya, a film director who returned from the US and falls in love with Akira. Akira was directed by Naveen Reddy and Kahi was directed by Arvind Sastry. Kahi was critically acclaimed and went on to win the 2016 Karnataka State Award for Best Screenplay.


Following these 2 releases in 2016, Thapanda acted in Eradu Kanasa with Vijay Raghavendra and Karunya Ram in the lead. This released in March 2017 and was directed by Madan.

In July 2018, released Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otthi, where she plays a character "Pramaya" and it was directed by Kushal Gowda. She plays opposite Shatamarshan Avinash.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2015 Nae Tamil Tamil film[2]
2016 Akira Lavanya Kannada Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress[2]
2016 Kahi [2]
2017 Eradu Kanasu [2]
2018 Ira
2018 Kannadakkaagi Ondannu Otti Prameya
2019 Bharaate
2020 Lanke


  1. ^ "Krishi Thapanda (Bigg Boss Kannada) Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Family Details". 14 November 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Kannada Movie Actress Krishi Thapanda | Nettv4u". nettv4u. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ Prabhu, Nivedhana (22 May 2018). "Bigg Boss Kannada fame Krishi Thapanda says she quit her corporate job overnight for the world of glitz and glamour". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "All you want to know about #KrishiThapanda".

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