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Nushrat Bharucha (born 17 May 1985)[1] is an Indian film actress who has played the lead female role in several Hindi films, including Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), Akaash Vani (2013), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018).

Nushrat Bharucha
Nushrat Bharucha on the sets of India’s Next Superstars.jpg
Bharucha at an event for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018
Born (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 34)[1]
ResidenceNew Delhi
NationalityIndian
Years active2006–present

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Personal lifeEdit

Her father, Tanvir, is a businessman and her mother, Tasneem, is a homemaker. She has one younger brother, Zain-ul-Bharucha, and an elder sister. 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

Film debut and Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2006–2010)Edit

Bharucha debuted in Hindi cinema in 2006 with the film Jai Santoshi Maa. She then starred alongside Jackky Bhagnani in the science fiction romantic drama Kal Kissne Dekha (2009) which was a commercial failure. The following year, she was paired with Rajkummar Rao and Anshuman Jha in Dibakar Banerjee's experimental anthology drama Love Sex Aur Dhokha.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama and critical recognition (2011–present)Edit

Bharucha next appeared in Luv Ranjan's buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011). Co-starring Kartik Aaryan, Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S. Bakhirta, and Sonnalli Seygall, the film tells the story of three bachelors who fall in love with three different girls. With a worldwide gross of 500 million against a budget of 100 million, Pyaar Ka Punchnama proved to be a critical and commercial success.

Bharucha's pairing with Kartik Aaryan was well received by the critics, for which Luv Ranjan cast her opposite him for the second time in the romance Akaash Vani (2013). The film is about two lovers named Akaash (Aaryan) and Vani (Bharucha) who are separated when Vani is married to an abusive man named Ravi (Sunny Nijar). The film received positive reviews from critics, but did not perform well commercially, thus becoming a flop.

In 2015, Bharucha appeared in two films: the horror film Darr @ The Mall and the buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. In Darr @ The Mall, she starred opposite Jimmy Sheirgill and played the role of Ahana Manchanda. In Luv Ranjan's buddy comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), which was a sequel to her 2011 film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, co-starred Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Nijar, Omkar Kapoor, Sonnalli Seygall, and Ishita Raj Sharma. The film's story was adapted from the previous film. Bharucha was paired opposite Aaryan for the third time. Commercially, both Darr @ The Mall and Pyaar Ka Punchnama performed well at the box office and proved to be successes.

After a three-year absence from full-time acting, Bharucha featured in the romantic comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), marking her fourth collaboration with director Luv Ranjan and actor Kartik Aaryan. The film tells the story of Sonu (Aaryan) who tries to separate his best friend Titu (Sunny Nijar) from his fiancèe Sweety (Bharucha). With a worldwide gross of 148.71 crore (US$21 million) against a budget of 30 crore (US$2.1 million), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety emerged as Bharucha's highest-grossing release. She received several awards for her performance in the film.

Bharucha will feature in the romantic comedy Dream Girl alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, next she is all set to reunite with Rajkummar Rao in Hansal Mehta's social comedy Turram Khan. She will also feature in a romantic film, Hurdang alongside Sunny Kaushal and Vijay Verma and is directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt. She will also appear in an item number in Milap Zaveri's action thriller Marjaavaan alongside Sidharth Malhotra.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Jai Santoshi Maa Mahima Hindi
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Riya
2010 Taj Mahal Shruthi Telugu
Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shruti Dhaiya Hindi
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Neha
2013 Akaash Vani Vani
2014 Darr @ The Mall Ahana
2015 Meeruthiya Gangsters Mansi
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Ruchika/Chiku
2016 Vaaliba Raja Sweety Tamil
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sweety Sharma Hindi
2019 Dream Girl  Dolly Shinde
Turram Khan Lavina Filming[3]
Marjaavaan  Item number Filming; special appearance in song "Peeyu Datke"[4][5]
2020 Hurdang  Hindi [6]

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[7]
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[8]
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[9]
2018 N/A Exhibit Tech Awards Fashion Influencer Of The Year Award Won

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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "'Marjaavaan': Nushrat Bharucha and Sidharth Malhotra Shoot for a Yo Yo Honey Singh song titled 'Peeyu Datke'". Times of India. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Nushrat Bharucha to guest star in Sidharth Malhotra's Marjaavaan". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.filmfare.com/news/bollywood/nushrat-bharucha-to-romance-sunny-kaushal-in-hurdang-34453.html
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ https://m.photos.timesofindia.com/awards/awards-and-honours/11th-geospa-asiaspa-india-awards/articleshow/63891451.cms
  9. ^ Kareena Kapoor Khan and team Veere Di Wedding awarded at Golden Rose Awards, 2018

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