Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar
Born January 22, 1972 (1972-01-22) (age 39)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1998 - 2004
Spouse Mahesh Babu (February 2005 - present)who is younger than her.
Children Gautam Krishna Ghattamaneni[1]

Namrata Shirodkar (Marathi: नम्रता शिरोडकर, born 22 January 1972 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian actress and model.



Early life and family

Born on 22 January 1972 in a moderate Marathi-speaking family, Namrata Shirodkar is an Aquarian. She used to live in Khar, a suburb in Mumbai. Her sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of famous Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1930s), and (Meenakshi)was the first actress to wear a swimsuit and gambol in a pool.[2]

Modelling career

Namrata worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in 1993.[3] She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in fifth place.[4] She was featured on VH1's The Greatest: 40 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes Ever for her answer at the 1993 Miss Universe contest to a question asked by Michael Dorn: "I would not want to live forever because I don't believe that one can live forever. And so, I don't think I would want to live forever!"[5] The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen first runner-up.[4]

Acting career

She made her debut with a small role in super hit film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav.[6] Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.

She has played mainly supporting roles in films. Films like Pukar, Hera Pheri and Astitva went on to do well.[7] She was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in Pukar.[8] Since then her films have not done well at the box office.

In 1999, she starred opposite Megastar Mammootty in the Malayalam film Ezhupunna Tharakan. In 2004, she starred opposite Chiranjeevi in a Telugu Movie Anji. In the same year, she was back into the spotlight when she played the role of Jaya Bakshi in Bride and Prejudice. She played Aishwarya Rai's elder sister in the film. The film was a hit overseas particularly in the UK but failed to do well in India.[9] She left the industry after her marriage.

Personal life

Namrata with her son on wow magazine coverpage

She began dating Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu in 2000 after the filming of Vamsi.[10] They married on 10 February 2005. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband.[11] Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni was born on 31 August 2006.[1]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Pooja Hindi Special Appearance
Mere Do Anmol Ratan Kiran Hindi
Hero Hindustani Namrata 'Nikki' Agarwal Hindi
1999 Kachche Dhaage Ragini Pandit Hindi
Ezhupunna Tharakan Aswathy Malayalam
Vaastav: The Reality Sonia Hindi
2000 Pukar Pooja Mallapa Hindi Nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Hera Pheri Ms. Chinga Hindi
Vamsi Shilpa Telugu
Astitva Revati Marathi / Hindi
Aaghaaz Gittika Hindi
2001 Albela Nina Hindi
Tera Mera Saath Rahen Suman Gupta Hindi
2002 Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality Sonu Raghunath Shivalkar Hindi
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Raksha Hindi
Maseeha Pinky Hindi
2003 Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye Mona Hindi
Tehzeeb Aloka Hindi
LOC Kargil Lt. Col. Y.K. - Joshi's wife Hindi
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Pia Hindi
Anji Swapna / Sapna Telugu
Insaaf: The Justice Mrs. Kunti V. Prasad Hindi
Bride and Prejudice Jaya Bakshi Hindi
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sandra (Narrator) Hindi
2009 Helloo India Hindi earlier known as Purab Ka Laila Paschim Ka Chaila[12]


  1. ^ a b "". Mahesh Babu becomes daddy!. Retrieved 29 October 2006. 
  2. ^ "Veteran Marathi actress dead". Express India. 4 June 1997. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "". 1993 Miss India. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "". 1993 Miss Universe results. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "". The Greatest: 40 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes Ever. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "". Vaastav is a hit!. Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "". Year 2000, box office performance. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "". Nomination for Pukar. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "". Bride and Prejudice business in the UK. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  10. ^ "". Mahesh and Namrata dating!. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  11. ^ "". Namrata Shirodkar marries Mahesh Babu. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  12. ^ "Akshay Kumar finally completes 12-year-old film". 31 August 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madhu Sapre
Femina Miss India
Succeeded by
Sushmita Sen

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