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Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni[1] is an actress, producer and former model known for her works in Bollywood. She was awarded the Femina Miss India in 1993. She is best known for her works in films such as Kachche Dhaage (1999), Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Pukar (2000), for which she was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award,[2] Astitva (2000), Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002), LOC Kargil (2003),[3] and the crossover cinema Bride and Prejudice (2004), which was a hit overseas, particularly in the UK.[4] She married Telugu actor Mahesh Babu on 10 February 2005, and the couple have a son and a daughter.[5]

Namrata Shirodkar
Born (1972-01-22) 22 January 1972 (age 47)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, India
OccupationActress, model
Years active1993–2004
TitleFemina Miss India Universe 1993
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
Spouse(s)Mahesh Babu
(2005 – present)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Femina Miss India Universe 1993
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993
Miss Universe 1993
(Top 6)
Miss Asia Pacific 1993
(1st Runner-up)
(Best in Evening Gown)


Early lifeEdit

Namrata Shirodkar's younger sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938).[6]

Modelling careerEdit

Shirodkar worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in 1993.[7] She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in sixth place.[8] The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen as first runner-up.[8]

Acting careerEdit

She appeared in a brief role as a child artiste with shatrughn Sinha in the 1977 movie "shirdi ke Sai baba"

Shirodkar's debut film was meant to be Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila, with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan. This movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement and the title was changed to Hello India but it is still awaiting release. Shirodkar made her actual debut with a small role in the super-hit film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2001, Shirodkar met Telugu cinema Superstar Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming finished.[10] They married on 10 February 2005 at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband.[11] Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni, was born on 31 August 2006.[12] Their second child, a daughter Sitara was born on 20 July 2012.[5]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Pooja (Kabir's Mother) Hindi Special appearance
Mere Do Anmol Ratan Kiran Hindi
Hero Hindustani Namrata 'Nikki' Agarwal Hindi
1999 Kachche Dhaage Ragini Pandit Hindi
Chora Chittha Chora Kannada
Ezhupunna Tharakan Ashwini Malayalam
Vaastav: The Reality Sonia Hindi
2000 Pukar Pooja Mallapa Hindi Nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Hera Pheri Ms. Chinga Hindi Special Appearance
Vamsee Shilpa Telugu
Astitva Revati Marathi / Hindi
Aaghaaz Gittika Hindi
2001 Albela Nina Hindi
Tera Mera Saath Rahen Suman Gupta Hindi
2002 Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality Sonu Raghunath Shivalkar Hindi
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Raksha Hindi
Maseeha Pinky Hindi
2003 Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye Mona Hindi
Tehzeeb Aloka Hindi
LOC Kargil Lt. Col. Y.K. – Joshi's wife Hindi
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Pia Hindi
Insaaf: The Justice Mrs. Kunti V. Prasad Hindi
Bride and Prejudice Jaya Bakshi English/Hindi
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sandra (Narrator) Hindi
Anji Swapna Telugu


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Namrata Shirodkar: Her journey from Miss India Universe 1993 to becoming the wife of southern superstar Mahesh Babu". CNN-News18. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Nomination for Pukar". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Box Office 2000". Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Bride and Prejudice business in the UK". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  5. ^ a b Kavirayani, Suresh (22 July 2012). "Mahesh Babu names his daughter Sitara". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Veteran Marathi actress dead". Express India. 4 June 1997. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Miss India Winners 2010-1964". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  8. ^ a b "1993 Miss Universe results". Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  9. ^ "Vaastav is a hit!". Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  10. ^ "Mahesh and Namrata dating!". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  11. ^ "Namrata Shirodkar marries Mahesh Babu". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  12. ^ "Mahesh Babu becomes daddy!". Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2006.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Femina Miss India
Succeeded by
Sushmita Sen
(Miss Universe)