Nushrratt Bharuccha

Nushrratt Bharuccha (born Nushrat Bharucha; 17 May 1985)[1] is an Indian actress who works in Hindi cinema. She has appeared in films like Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Dream Girl, Chhorii, Ajeeb Daastaans and Janhit Mein Jaari.

Nushrratt Bharuccha
Nushrratt Bharuccha snapped during the promotions of 'Janhit Mein Jaari' (3).jpg
Bharuccha in 2022
Nushrat Bharuccha

(1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 37)
Years active2002–present

Early lifeEdit

Nushrat Bharucha was born on 17 May 1985 in a Dawoodi Bohra family of Bombay. She is the only child of her father Tanvir Bharucha, a businessman and her mother Tasneem Bharucha, a housewife. Nushrat has graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Jai Hind College in Mumbai. [2][3]


2002–2014: Early career and strugglesEdit

Bharuccha made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2002 television series Kittie Party.[4] She got her first Hindi film with Jai Santoshi Maa (2006) and did the music video "Zindagi Kahin Gum Hai" by Zubeen Garg in 2007.[5] She had a cameo in Kal Kissne Dekha (2009) and did the Telugu film Taj Mahal (2010).[6] Her final television role occurred in Seven as Drishika Kashyap.[7]

Bharuccha had her first leading role in Hindi films with Dibakar Banerjee and Ekta Kapoor's anthology Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), that did moderately well.[8] She next starred opposite Kartik Aaryan in Luv Ranjan's directorials Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) and Akaash Vani (2013), both of which underperformed, as like her next disaster Darr @ the Mall (2014) with Jimmy Sheirgill.

2015–present: BreakthroughEdit

Bharuccha rose to success by appearing with Aaryan for the third time in Ranjan's Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015). The film turned out to be her first commercial hit, earning over 88 crore worldwide. However, her other release Meeruthiya Gangsters (2015) and the Tamil film Valeba Raja (2016) underperformed.

Bharucha at the Asia Spa Awards 2019

In 2018, she came into huge limelight for portraying a grey shaded character opposite Aaryan and Sunny Nijjar in Ranjan and Bhushan Kumar's romcom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. It proved to be a surprise blockbuster at the box-office, earning 150 crores worldwide. She retained this widespread success with Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar and Raaj Shaandilyaa's 200 crores-grossing comedy Dream Girl (2019), where she played Ayushmann Khurrana's love interest.[9] Both Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Dream Girl entered the 100 Crore Club in India and rank among her highest grossing releases.[10]

Also in 2019, Bharuccha performed an item number "Peeyo Datt Ke" alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the Milap Zaveri and Bhushan Kumar's romantic thriller Marjaavaan which was sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh.[11] She starred in two music videos, Atif Aslam's "Baarishein" and Guru Randhawa's "Ishq Tera".[12][13]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India that led long closure of theatres, Bharuccha's next sports film Chhalaang (2020) directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ajay Devgn, was directly released on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.[14][15] She played Rajkummar Rao's ladylove in the film that met with mixed reviews.

In 2021, she headlined Yo Yo Honey Singh's music video "Saiyaan Ji" and featured in two OTT films.[16] Firstly she was seen in Karan Johar and Raj Mehta's Netflix anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans and then in Vishal Furia and Bhushan Kumar's Amazon Prime horror film Chhorii, both of which earned her critical praise for her acting.[17][18] Chhorii marked her first film as a solo female-centric character.

The following year, Bharuccha appeared firstly in the love triangle Hurdang (2022) alongside Sunny Kaushal and Vijay Varma.[19] A huge box office failure, it was directed by Nikhil Nagesh Tiwari and produced by Bhushan Kumar.[20] That year, she also earned critical praise for appearing in the female-centric social comedy Janhit Mein Jaari.[21][22]

Upcoming filmsEdit

She featured in the historical drama Ram Setu with Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez, which released on Diwali 2022.[23][24] This will be followed by Chhorii 2, a sequel to Chhorii. She will also team up with Akshay Kumar, Diana Penty and Emraan Hashmi in Johar and Mehta's 2023 comedy Selfiee.[25]

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2020, Bharucha changed the spelling of her name to Nushrratt Bharuccha, due to numerological reasons.[26]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Jai Santoshi Maa Mahima
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Riya
2010 Taj Mahal Shruthi Telugu film; credited as Shruti
Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shruti Dhaiya
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Neha
2013 Akaash Vani Vani Ahuja
2014 Darr @ the Mall Ahana
2015 Meeruthiya Gangsters Mansi
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Ruchika "Chiku" Khanna
2016 Valeba Raja Sweety Tamil film
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sweety Sharma
2019 Dream Girl Mahi Rajput
Marjaavaan Herself Special appearance in song "Peeyu Datt Ke"
2020 Jai Mummy Di Laali Khanna Cameo
Chhalaang Neelima Mehra
2021 Ajeeb Daastaans Meenal
Chhorii Sakshi
2022 Hurdang Jhulan
Janhit Mein Jaari Manokamna
Ram Setu Gayatri Kulshrestha
2023 Selfiee  Minti Agarwal Releasing on 24 February, 2023 [27]
Akelli  TBA Filming [28]
Chhorii 2  [29]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2007 "Zindagi Kahin Gum Hai" Zubeen Garg
2019 "Baarishein" Atif Aslam
"Ishq Tera" Guru Randhawa
2021 "Saiyaan Ji" Yo Yo Honey Singh


Year Title Role
2002 Kittie Party Chiku
2010 Seven Drishika Kashyap

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2010 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow– Female Kal Kissne Dekha Nominated [citation needed]
2012 Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Pyaar Ka Punchnama Nominated [citation needed]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Nominated [citation needed]
2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role – Female Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Won [citation needed]
Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast Won [30]
2021 Busan International Film Festival Best Actress Ajeeb Daastaans Nominated [31]
2022 Gold Awards Best Actress of the Year - Critics Chhorii Won [citation needed]
Lokmat Stylish Awards Most Stylish Performer of the Year Won [32]
Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor in a Web Original Film (Female) Chhorii Nominated [33]
Filmfare Awards East Most Memorable Performance Chhorii Won [citation needed]


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  11. ^ "'Marjaavaan': Nushrat Bharucha and Sidharth Malhotra Shoot for a Yo Yo Honey Singh song titled 'Peeyu Datke'". The Times of India. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Baarishein: Atif Aslam-Nushrat Bharucha capture the essence of love and pangs of separation this Valentine's Day, Watch". DNA India. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Nushrat Bharucha romances Guru Randhawa in his latest single Ishq Tera, watch video". Hindustan Times. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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