Saiee Manjrekar is an Indian actress who works in Hindi and Telugu-language films. Daughter of actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Medha Manjrekar, she made her acting debut with Dabangg 3 (2019), for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.[1] Manjrekar has since appeared in the Telugu films Ghani (2022) and Major (2022).[2]

Saiee Manjrekar
Manjrekar in 2023
Born (1998-08-29) 29 August 1998 (age 25)
EducationNSS Hill Spring International School
University of Mumbai
Years active2012–present
Parent(s)Mahesh Manjrekar (father)
Medha Manjrekar (mother)

Early life edit

Manjrekar was born on 29 August 1998[3] or 24 December 2001[4] to film actors Medha and Mahesh Manjrekar.[5][6] She studied at NSS Hill Spring International School, Mumbai and University of Mumbai.[citation needed]

Career edit

Manjrekar in 2020

Manjrekar made her film debut with a brief appearance as Kushi Damle in the Marathi film Kaksparsh (2012). She did her first leading role as Khushi Chautala in the 2019 Hindi action-comedy Dabangg 3 opposite Salman Khan.[7] The film received negative reviews from critics, and its commercial prospects were affected by the CAA protests. It earned her a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. In 2020, she appeared in the music video for the song "Manjha", alongside Aayush Sharma.[8]

In 2022, Manjrekar made her Telugu film debut alongside Varun Tej in Ghani, which ended up being a commercial failure. She was next featured in the Telugu-Hindi bilingual biographical action film Major, a biopic of Sandeep Unnikrishnan (played by Adivi Sesh), in which she played the role of Isha Agarwal who is Unnikrishnan's love interest.[9][10] The film received critical acclaim and became one of the highest grossing Telugu films of 2022.[11]

Manjrekar will next appear in Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay opposite Guru Randhawa.[12]

In the media edit

Manjrekar was ranked 47th in the Times Most Desirable Women List in 2019.[13]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2012 Kaksparsh Kushi Damle Marathi Child artist [14]
2019 Dabangg 3 Khushi Chautala Hindi [15]
2022 Ghani Maya Telugu [16]
Major Isha Agarwal Telugu, Hindi [17]
2023 Skanda Rudraganti Parineeta Telugu
2024 Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay Iraa Hindi Completed [18]
Auron Mein Kaha Dum Tha TBA Completed [19]

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 "Manjha" Vishal Mishra [20]
2022 "Duniya" B Praak [21]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Dabangg 3 Nominated [22]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [23]
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Highest Grossing Debut Actress Won [24]
2023 Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Most Stylish Breakthrough Talent (Female) Nominated [25]
2023 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Telugu Ghani Nominated [26]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Best Debut Film Nominee Female In Filmfare Awards Show 2020".
  2. ^ "Varun Tej introduces Saiee Manjrekar as his lady love, in new Ghani poster". India Today. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha And Team Dabangg Made Saiee Manjrekar's Birthday Special". Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Happy 21st Birthday Saiee M Manjrekar: 5 pictures of the actress that proves she is an absolute stunner". popdiaries. 25 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar on pressure of being a star kid: I know I'm under the scanner so I work extra hard". PINKVILLA. 5 June 2022. Archived from the original on 10 October 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar shares the frame with mother Medha Manjrekar and sister Gauri Ingawale". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Dabangg 3 release date announced: Salman Khan's film hits theatre in December". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Manjha music video out: Aayush Sharma and Saiee Manjrekar indulge in patangon wala pyaar". India Today. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar to star in Hindi-Telugu bilingual film on 26/11 horrors titled Major". IndiaTv News. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Adivi Sesh shares Saiee Manjrekar's first look from Major, calls it 'an all Indian film'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Major Boxoffice: Blockbuster Day 1 Openings for Adavi Seah's film". The Hans India. The film has received blockbuster openings from everywhere including the film critics and online reviewers.
  12. ^ "Guru Randhawa unveils first poster of debut film Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay with Anupam Kher and Saiee Manjrekar". News18. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  13. ^ "Disha Patani tops The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2019 list, check new entries in the list". Business World. 29 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Presenting the winners of the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020". Filmfare. 6 November 2021. Archived from the original on 16 February 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar on Dabangg 3: Want to do Justice to This Role". News18. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Ghani: 5 reasons to watch Varun Tej and Saiee Manjrekar starrer this Friday". The Times of India. 7 April 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  17. ^ "Adivi Sesh shares Saiee Manjrekar's first look from Major, calls it 'an all Indian film'". The India Express. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Guru Randhava and Saiee Manjrekar start shooting for Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay, share post as Heer and Iraa". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  19. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar & Shantanu Maheshwari join Ajay Devgn and Tabu for Neeraj Pandey's Auron Mein Kaha Dum Tha". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  20. ^ "Manjha music video out: Aayush Sharma and Saiee Manjrekar indulge in patangon wala pyaar". India Today. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  21. ^ Duniya Song | B Praak | Jaani | Ft. Sunny Singh, Saiee Manjrekar | YRF, retrieved 4 October 2022
  22. ^ "Best Debut Female". Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  23. ^ "Check Out Zee Cine Awards 2020 Full Winners List". ABP News. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  24. ^ "ZEE ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2020: A Full Nominations List Basis Box Office Collection". Zee5. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  25. ^ "Check out the complete list of winners of the Bollywood Hungama Style Icon Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  26. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2023: RRR, 777 Charlie win big; Jr NTR, Yash named Best Actors; Sreeleela and Srinidhi Shetty are Best Actresses". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 September 2023.

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