Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi Rautela (born 25 February 1994) is an Indian actress and model who appears in Bollywood films.[1] She was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2015 and represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Urvashi Rautela
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Rautela in 2020
Born (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 28)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Beauty pageant titleholder
Years active2013–present
Major
competition(s)
Miss Diva 2015
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2015
(Unplaced)

She made her film debut with Singh Saab the Great (2013) and Kannada film debut with Mr. Airavata (2015). She has appeared in films like Sanam Re (2016), Great Grand Masti (2016), Hate Story 4 (2018) and Pagalpanti (2019).

Early life and education

Rautela was born in Haridwar[2] on 25 February 1994[3] to Meera Rautela and Manwar Singh Rautela[4] in a Garhwali[5] Rajput family.[6]

Her hometown is Kotdwar.[7] Rautela is an alumna of Gargi College, University of Delhi.[8]

Pageantry career

Various pageants and fame (2009–2015)

Rautela got her first major break at age 15 in Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week. She also won the title of Miss Teen India 2009. She was the show stopper as a teen model for Lakme Fashion Week and walked the ramp at Amazon Fashion Week, Bombay Fashion Week and Dubai Fashion Week.[4]

In 2011, Rautela won Indian Princess 2011, Miss Tourism World 2011, and Miss Asian Supermodel 2011. She also won the title of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2011 that was held in China and became the first Indian woman to win the pageant.[citation needed] She was also offered Ishaqzaade but turned it down as she wanted to focus on the Miss Universe pageant.[9]

In 2012, she won the coveted crown of I AM She – Miss Universe India as well as the special award for Miss Photogenic. However, she had to relinquish her crown as she was underage at that time.[10] In 2015, Rautela joined the Indian pageantry again and won the title.[11] She represented India in Miss Universe 2015, but did not place.[12][13]

Acting career

Debut and early career (2013-2017)

 
Rautela in 2016

Rautela made her debut at Bollywood with the film Singh Saab The Great as the female lead opposite Sunny Deol. After Singh Saab The Great, Urvashi appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh's international video album Love Dose, which released in October 2014.[14]

Soon after, she started working in the South Indian film industry and made her debut with the Kannada film Mr. Airavata.[15] Though the film got negative reviews from the critics, her dance sequence was praised. Sunayana Suresh writing for the Times of India noted, "Urvashi is expressive and leaves her mark in the few scenes and songs she appears in, especially with her dancing."[16]

Later, she appeared in two other Hindi films, Sanam Re and Great Grand Masti, both were average grosser at the box office. She also did two music videos in 2016. The first was Laal Dupatta with Mika Singh and Anupama Raag and the other was Gal Bann Gayi along with Vidyut Jammwal.[17]

In 2017, Rautela starred in a special dance sequence Haseeno Ka Deewana in the film Kaabil.[18] She was complimented on her performance by Amitabh Bachchan.[19] Apart from that, she made a special appearance in a Bangladeshi film Porobashinee.

Various roles and further career (2018-present)

 
Rautela during promotion of film Hate Story 4 in 2018

In 2018, she appeared in the revenge drama Hate Story 4. Rachit Gupta of the Times of India stated about her performance, "Urvashi Rautela has the main role and her character has plenty to offer. She starts off as a girl dancing in a strip club, but as the story unfolds, her character gets plenty of twists, turns and reveals. There’s a lot on her table and the pretty actress handles the myriad emotions and shades with ease."[20]

In February 2019, Rautela appeared for Anees Bazmee's comedy film Pagalpanti which was a box-office flop and generally got unfavourable reviews.[3][21]

In 2020, she starred in Virgin Bhanupriya a comedy-drama directed by Ajay Lohan and produced by Shreyans Mahendra Dhariwal. The film was released through ZEE5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[22]

Upcoming films

Rautela completed her film Dil Hai Gray shoot, which is the remake of Tamil film Thiruttu Payale 2. She is all set to make her Telugu film debut with Black Rose, a Hindi-Telugu bilingual. She will make her Tamil debut with a Tamil-Hindi yet untitled bilingual film, alongside Saravanan. It will be made on a high budget.[23]

Rautela will make her debut in Hollywood with the Netflix film. tentatively titled. Renata Fonte alongwith Michele Morrone. It will be directed by Barbara Bialowas and produced by Netflix and Tomasz Mandes.[24]

In the media

Urvashi launched her app which gave fans information about her.[25] She was named as the Youngest Most Beautiful Woman in the Universe 2018 by the government and tourism of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and won the Uttrakhand Maharatna Award from the chief minister of Uttrakhand.[26]

On 24 October 2020, Urvashi became the first Indian woman to walk the runway of the Emirati label Amato which showcased on the official calendar of the Arab Fashion Week, an event endorsed by the Dubai based Arab Fashion Council.[27][28][29]

Filmography

Films

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2013 Singh Saab the Great Minnie Hindi Hindi debut
2015 Mr. Airavata Priya Kannada Kannada debut
Bhaag Johnny Hindi Special appearance in the song "Daddy Mummy".
2016 Sanam Re Akanksha / Mrs. Pablo Hindi
Great Grand Masti Ragini Hindi
2017 Kaabil Hindi Special appearance in the song "Haseeno Ka Deewana"
Porobashinee Bengali Special appearance in the song "Challobay"
2018 Hate Story 4 Tasha Hindi [30]
2019 Pagalpanti Kavya Hindi [31]
2020 Virgin Bhanupriya Bhanupriya Awasthi Hindi [32]
2022 Dil Hai Gray   TBA Hindi Completed [33]
TBA Black Rose   TBA Hindi
Telugu
Telugu debut; filming [34]
TBA The Legend   TBA Tamil Tamil debut; filming [35]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2014 Love Dose Yo Yo Honey Singh [36]
2016 Laal Dupatta Mika Singh and Anupama Raag [37]
Gal Ban Gayi Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros and Neha Kakkar. [38]
2019 Bijli Ki Taar Tony Kakkar [39]
2020 Ek Diamond Da Haar Meet Bros [citation needed]
Woh Chaand Kaha Se Laogi Vishal Mishra [citation needed]
2021 Teri Load Ve Singga [40]
Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si Ajay Keswani [citation needed]
Doob Gaye Guru Randhawa [41]
Versace Baby Mohamed Ramadan [42]
2022 Untitled  Jason Derulo Filming[43]

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa Cameo in Episode 3
2018-2019 The Dance Project Dancer in Episode 2 and 7 [44]
2021 Inspector Avinash Poonam Mishra [35]

Awards and nominations

Urvashi Rautela awards and nominations
 
Ruatela at the lakme fashion week red carpet
Totals[a]
Wins0
Nominations2
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Film Category Result Ref.
2013 Screen Awards Singh Saab The Great Best Female Debut Nominated [45]
2016 5th South Indian International Movie Awards Mr. Airavata Best Debut Actress (Kannada) Nominated

References

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  2. ^ "Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015". Rediff. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Indo-Asian News Service (25 February 2019). "Urvashi Rautela posts 25th birthday selfie with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: I am about to faint". India Today. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "In Pics: Urvashi Rautela's journey from teen model to world's sexiest supermodels list". DNA India. 30 January 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Did you know that Urvashi Rautela hails from the royal family of Garhwal, Uttarakhand? : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Manushi Chillar And Urvashi Rautela Reacts To Swara Bhaskar's Open Letter". bollywoodtoday.in. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2022. I am a Rajput myself, I respect Rani Padmini and I really don’t want to comment much on the film as I haven’t seen it. But all I can say that trolling is such a common thing, it happens to everyone. During Filmfare it happened with me
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  8. ^ "Delhi University is the best and I'm lucky to be its alumna: Urvashi Rautela". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  9. ^ "उर्वशी रौतेला को इश्क़जादे में मिला था ये किरदार, फिर क्यों नहीं किया काम". jagran.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Miss Universe mix-up: India's Rautela had to relinquish crown in 2012". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Actress Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". The Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". DNA. Press Trust of India. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Ahmedabad celebrates the best of food". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
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  15. ^ "Urvashi Rautela replaces Erica Fernandes in Darshan film". The Times of India. 8 September 2014.
  16. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (14 May 2016). "MR AIRAVATHA MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "Yo Yo Honey Singh's Peppy Number Gal Ban Gayi Is What You Need on Your Playlist Now". news18.com. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Urvashi Rautela Carries 'Kaabil' Song 'Haseeno Ka Deewana' on Her Shoulder Sans Side Dancers". indiawest.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan compliments Urvashi Rautela for new version of 'Haseeno Ka Deewana'". mid-day.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  20. ^ Gupta, Rachit. "Hate Story 4 Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  21. ^ "John Abraham pushes release date of Pagalpanti to make way for Nikhil Advani's Marjaavaan". Mumbai Mirror. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Will 'Virgin' Bhanupriya break her virginity vow? Watch ZEE5's latest flick to find out!". Hindustan Times. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Legend Saravanan and Urvashi Rautela to shoot in Iceland for the Tamil-Hindi bilingual". Times Of India. 7 September 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Urvashi Rautela to make her Hollywood debut with a Netflix film alongside '365 Days' actor Michele Morrone". Free Press Journal. 13 April 2022. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  25. ^ "Urvashi Rautela's app will provide an insight into her personal life, see photos". The Indian Express. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Whoaa! Urvashi Rautela crowned as the youngest most beautiful woman in the Universe 2018". Daily News and Analysis. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Urvashi Rautela becomes first Indian woman to turn showstopper at Arab Fashion Week". indiatvnews.com. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  28. ^ "Urvashi Rautela showstopper at Arab Fashion Week". The New Indian Express. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  29. ^ "Bollywood actress, model Urvashi Rautela becomes first Indian woman to walk Arab Fashion Week". Gulf News. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  30. ^ R, Manishaa (13 September 2017). "Revealed: Urvashi Rautela plays a supermodel in 'Hate Story 4'". DNA India. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  31. ^ "Urvashi Rautela wraps up her next comedy 'Pagalpanti' in London". The Times of India. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Urvashi Rautela starrer Virgin Bhanupriya to release on June 12, 2020". Bollywood Hungama. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  33. ^ "Urvashi Rautela, Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi starrer 'Dil Hai Gray' to release in July". ANI News. 6 April 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  34. ^ "'Black Rose': Urvashi Rautela looks deep, dark and enticing in the first look poster". The Times of India. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  35. ^ a b Suri, Ridhi (11 March 2021). "Urvashi Rautela to play lead in big-budget Tamil sci-fi film". India TV. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  36. ^ "GR8! TV Magazine - Urvashi Rautela excited about her 'Love Dose' video with Yo Yo Honey Singh". gr8mag.com. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  37. ^ "Mika Singh and Urvashi Rautela will be featured in Lal Dupatta song". Patrika News (in Hindi). 19 June 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  38. ^ "Gal Ban Gayi: Sukhbir, Yo Yo Honey Singh give us back an old favourite, watch video". The Indian Express. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  39. ^ "India is listening to Tony Kakkar's "Bijli Ki Taar"". The Indian Express. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  40. ^ "Urvashi Rautela features in 'Top 10 sexiest models in the world' list". Zee News. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  41. ^ "Urvashi Rautela and Guru Randhawa flaunt their sizzling chemistry in 'Doob Gaye' song, becomes No1 trending video on YouTube – Watch". Zee News. 1 May 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  42. ^ "VIRAL PHOTO: Urvashi Rautela poses with python as she wishes fans on Eid". DNA India. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  43. ^ "'Jalebi Baby' singer Jason Derulo collaborates with Urvashi Rautela for his next". The Times of India. 29 March 2022. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  44. ^ "Urvashi Rautela to showcase flamenco skills in The Dance Project". Bollywood Life. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  45. ^ "20th Annual Screen Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees". 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2021.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Diva Universe
2015
Succeeded by