Nushrat Bharucha (born 17 May 1985)[1] is an Indian film actress known for her work in Bollywood films.

Nushrat Bharucha
Nushrat Bharucha at Lokmat Most Stylish Awards 2019 (14) (cropped).jpg
Bharucha at Lokmat Most Stylish Awards in 2019
Born (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 34)[1]
Years active2006–present

Bharucha made her acting debut with the 2006 film 'Jai Santoshi Maa'. Her second venture was the box office flop Kal Kissne Dekha (2009). The 2011 buddy drama Pyaar Ka Punchnama marked her first commercial success. She had her biggest successes by portraying the female lead in the comedies Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) and Dream Girl.

Personal lifeEdit

Her father, Tanvir, is a businessman and her mother, Tasneem, is a homemaker. In an interview with the Mint, Bharucha talked about her life as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and her role in it.[2]

CareerEdit

 
Bharucha with her co-star Kartik Aaryan during promotions for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in February 2018

Bharucha began her film career in 2006 with 'Jai Santoshi Maa' and then the 2009 film Kal Kissne Dekha. Her next release was Dibakar Banerjee's suspense film Love Sex Aur Dhokha.[3] In 2011, she appeared in Luv Ranjan's buddy drama Pyaar Ka Punchnama, featuring an ensemble cast in which she was cast opposite Kartik Aaryan. None of these films. with the exception of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, performed well both critically and commercially.

Bharucha then starred in Ranjan's 2013 unsuccessful romantic drama Akaash Vani as the titular female lead opposite Aaryan and Sunny Nijar. Her first film of 2015, Darr @ The Mall opposite Jimmy Sheirgill, was a major box-office disaster. Later that year, she appeared in a sequel to Pyaar Ka Punchnama entitled Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, which paired her opposite Aaryan again, alongside debutante Sunny Singh Nijjar. It became her first major commercial success, and her second success, earning over 880 million (US$12 million) worldwide.

In 2018, Bharucha reunited with Aaryan and Nijjar in Ranjan's Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, a romantic comedy about a man who tries to separate his friend from his fiancée as he thinks her to be a gold digger. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety proved to be a blockbuster with domestic earnings of over 1.07 billion (US$15 million), and became Bharucha's first release to enter the 100 Crore Club. It emerged as one of her most successful as well.

In the next year, Bharucha played Ayushmann Khurrana's romantic interest in Raaj Shaandilyaa's comedy film Dream Girl. It received generally positive reviews from critics. Dream Girl grossed 1 billion (US$14 million) at the domestic box office within 10 days of its release becoming Bharucha's second consecutive film to cross the mark of 100 Crore Club;[4] with a worldwide gross of over 1.9 billion (US$27 million), it also emerged as her highest-grossing release. Also that year, she performed an item number "Peeyo Datt Ke" in the Milap Zaveri-directed thriller Marjaavaan[5] sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh.

As of July 2019, Bharucha has finished work on Hansal Mehta's social film Chhalaang, in which she is paired opposite Rajkummar Rao for the second time, and has been filming Nikhil Nagesh Tiwari's romantic thriller Hurdang opposite Sunny Kaushal and Vijay Varma.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Jai Santoshi Maa Mahima
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Riya
2010 Taj Mahal Shruthi Telugu film
2010 Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shruti Dhaiya
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Neha
2013 Akaash Vani Vani
2014 Darr @ The Mall Ahana
2015 Meeruthiya Gangsters Mansi
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Ruchika/Chiku
2016 Vaaliba Raja Sweety Tamil film
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sweety Sharma
2019 Dream Girl Mahi Rajput
2019 Marjaavaan Unnamed Special appearance in song "Peeyu Datt Ke"
2020 Chhalaang  TBA Post-production[6]
2020 Hurdang  TBA Post-production[7]

Music VideoEdit

Year Title Singer Label
2019 "Ishq Tera" Guru Randhawa T-Series
2020 Peeyu Datke Yo Yo Honey Singh

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2002 Kittie Party Chiku Zee TV
2010 Seven Drishika Kashyap Sony TV

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result
2010 Kal Kisne Dekha Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
2012 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Stardust Awards Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Nominated
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role – Female Won
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast Won[8]
2016 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards Best Actress In Comic Role Won
2018 N/A GeoSpa AsiaSpa Awards Rising Star of India Award Won[9]
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role Won
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Lux Golden Rose Awards Lux Golden Rose Emerging Beauty Of The Year Nominated[10]
2018 N/A Exhibit Tech Awards Fashion Influencer Of The Year Award Won
2019 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Bollywood Film Journalist's Awards Power Brand Rising Star award Won[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nushrat Bharucha". Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA). Archived from the original on 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Society: Why we work".
  3. ^ "Love Sex Aur Dhokha". Box Office India.
  4. ^ "Dream Girl box office collection day 4: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer declared a hit, his fastest film to cross Rs 50 crore". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  5. ^ "'Marjaavaan': Nushrat Bharucha and Sidharth Malhotra Shoot for a Yo Yo Honey Singh song titled 'Peeyu Datke'". Times of India. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ Press Trust of India (10 September 2018). "Rajkummar Rao, Hansal Mehta team up for comedy Turram Khan, Nushrat Bharucha is leading lady". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.filmfare.com/news/bollywood/nushrat-bharucha-to-romance-sunny-kaushal-in-hurdang-34453.html
  8. ^ Ghosh, Raya (14 December 2015). "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015: Salman, Deepika Are Big Winners". NDTV. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  9. ^ https://m.photos.timesofindia.com/awards/awards-and-honours/11th-geospa-asiaspa-india-awards/articleshow/63891451.cms
  10. ^ Kareena Kapoor Khan and team Veere Di Wedding awarded at Golden Rose Awards, 2018
  11. ^ http://www.bfja.in/about-us.html

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