Lesser Known Facts About Anushka Sharma You Didn’t Know

Lesser Known Facts About Anushka Sharma You Didn’t Know

Things couldn’t get better for Anushka Sharma on her birthday. Both her turn as producer and performance in NH10 received tremendous appreciation. Even her cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli couldn’t resist gushing about his ladylove’s success on Twitter.

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Things couldn’t get better for Anushka Sharma on her birthday. Both her turn as producer and performance in NH10 received tremendous appreciation. Even her cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli couldn’t resist gushing about his ladylove’s success on Twitter.

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And with Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do lined up for release exciting times lie ahead for the perky star who made her debut in Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan half a decade ago.

Ace filmmakers, A-list heroes, blockbuster successes, Anushka is a rare case of having their cake and eating it too.

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Speaking of cake, PK’s pixie-haired Jaggu turns all of 27 on May 1. Here’s a glimpse of lesser known facts about bold and beautiful Anushka Sharma.

1. Born on 1st May, 1988, in Bangalore, Anushka Sharma belongs to an army family and even went to an army school. Her parents are originally from Uttrakhand and while her father Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma is an Army officer, her elder brother Karnesh is in the Merchant Navy. Prior to that, he played state level cricket. Graduating from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, it was Anushka’s dream to become a model.

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The leggy lass walked the ramp for Wendell Rodricks and has appeared in a number of campaigns. She came to Mumbai, the city of dreams, to pursue her modelling career further. According to a report on indiatoday.in, the actress was even contemplating a career in journalism.

2. Interestingly, though Anushka was highly appreciated for her performances in films like Band Baaja Baraat and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, she never won a Filmfare award for the two films, in spite of being nominated.

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Talking about how she felt, Anushka said in an interview, “I cried on my way back home because I felt I deserved it. I was naive. Attending an award function was like going for a college award show, the feeling was that ‘Sab ko mila mujhko nahi mila’ kind. That year, all the newcomers were given a scroll and I didn’t get even that. I felt like sh*t. I thought I’d get the Filmfare trophy because I had done my calculations. I thought since Asin had already got the Best Actress Award at the Filmfare (South) Awards, she wouldn’t be given a debut award up North. So I wept in the car. My mum was like, what is wrong with you? At another award function, I was backstage. I didn’t get an award there either. I met Mr Amitabh Bachchan and he addressed me by my name. I was surprised. He said he’d seen the film and it was a fabulous performance. He said, ‘Bahut samay ke baad I’ve seen such raw talent.’ That’s when Asin passed by with her award. And I told him, I’ve got my award. These were signs from God that everything would be fine. And it is.

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3. Anushka had a big Bollywood debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and while the movie was a huge hit with audiences and Anushka was well appreciated, she had her own set of struggles. According to India Today, she took a day to prepare for her screen test for YRF’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and refused to do an impromptu one. She was even told by Aditya Chopra that she was not the most good-looking girl around but that she was talented, as per her interview.

Also Read: Top Bollywood Actresses Who Started Their Careers with Modeling

But she proved herself and Anushka bid adieu to her modelling career. In her interview, Anushka did not consider herself to be a good model. “I don’t think I was a good model. I think I was born to emote and act. I would walk down the ramp and smile and they used to say, ‘give us a blank look.’ It was really difficult, not to smile,” she said.

4. Anushka has also gone on record to say that she loves attention. “I am not spoilt as I was brought up in an army background. But every actor is an attention-seeker. It is an occupational hazard for us. If I don’t seek attention, I will not be doing my work well.” Reportedly, her favourite actor is none other than her Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi co-star Shah Rukh Khan. According to reports, Anushka was very nervous shooting the first scene of her debut film opposite the baadshah of Bollywood.

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But the actor apparently calmed her down by telling her she was a good actress and that he did not need to act with her but just react. Not only that, Anushka was also intimidated by veteran actor Pankaj Kapur while shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. “I was intimidated by him. He doesn’t talk much so you are always on tenterhooks around him. But it is such a pleasure seeing him act. He doesn’t drink and he has played an alcoholic,” said Anushka in her interview to India Today.

5. Anushka Sharma performed at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premiere League on April 7, 2015 in Kolkata. The NH10 star danced to the beats of her popular Bollywood tracks at the ceremony. While the organisation had not given out any details about the performance, buzz was that they were planning to make it a special moment for Anushka and Virat Kohli, who is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore team.

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6. Anushka Sharma has roped in Akshat Verma to direct her second home production. The report further stated that the actress won’t be seen acting in the film. Anushka is very serious about her production house especially after her first release NH10 received critical appreciation at the box office.

According to an IANS report, when asked if she’s thinking of roping in stars for her next film, she said, “We will approach actors, and not stars for our next. If the actor is a star, that’s a different thing.” While she won’t be acting in her own production venture, she was seen performing at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premiere League.

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7. Anushka Sharma is juggling with the promotions of Bombay Velvet, accompanying Virat Kohli to IPL matches, and international screenings of NH10. After recently being held responsible for the postponing of Bombay Velvet’s music launch, Anushka introduced the song ‘Mohabbat buri bimari’ with co-star Ranbir Kapoor at a promotional event. The diva then left for the 5th edition of Beijing Film Festival to witness the screening of NH10. She was seen bidding an emotional goodbye to her mother and her pet dog called Dude at the airport.

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8. Anushka Sharma shot an ad film for a soft drink brand with the director of Queen, Vikas Bahl. The actress, who is currently in news for her relationship with Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, was seen dressed up in a bridal wear for the ad film in the wedding themed ad. The music for the ad is composed by Sneha Khanwalkar. Anushka, looked hot in the lemon yellow bridal wear.

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9. Ranbir Kapoor revealed many interesting facts and personal experiences from Bombay Velvet shoot while he launched the movie trailer during the India vs Bangladesh cricket match. During the trailer launch, Ranbir joined former cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Akash Chopra for the commentary, stated the report . Reportedly, Ranbir said that his favourite cricketer is Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Anushka Sharma is a good medium spin bowler. Ranbir also revealed that their favourite pass time on the sets was playing cricket, the report concluded.

10. Ranbir Kapoor made Anushka Sharma cry on the sets of Bombay Velvet. While Anushka is apparently a very private person, Ranbir reportedly loves fooling around with his co-stars. During one such episode, Ranbir Kapoor had allegedly irritated the actress so much that Anushka started crying. However, Anushka maintains that Ranbir is a good actor and that she respects him.

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11. Anushka however, considers every actress to be competition. “Every actress today is competition for me. I will not make a statement like ‘I am competing with myself and need to make myself better’ etc because everyone here is dying to get the best roles.

This of course includes Katrina Kaif. “Of course. Katrina (Kaif) is a beautiful face and she has a great body of work behind her. You can never argue with that. And she has tremendously grown as an actor. We all know that a beautiful face is an important aspect of an actor’s personality if he or she wants to make it big in Bollywood,” said Anushka in her interview.

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12. Anushka’s performance in Band Baaja Baraat was highly lauded and the pretty actress even won the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards for this film. Interestingly, she has been nominated 19 different times for film awards and of those 19 nominations she’s won 10 of them, according to reports But she has not been so lucky with the ‘Black Lady’.

Anushka has only won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Jab Tak Hain Jaan. She had once said in her interview that it is difficult to date an actor. Anushka was rumoured to have dated her Band Baaja Baraat co-star Ranveer Singh but the rumours soon died down.

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13. In her free time, the actress reportedly loves to catch up with her friends and also catch up on sleep. She loves reading and her favourite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, Life Is Beautiful, In the Mood for Love, Fish Tank, Jab We Met, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Chak De! India and Dil Se to name a few. She is also a fan of romantic movies. Anushka is also pursuing her Masters in Economics through correspondence. Reportedly, her favourite colour is black. In her interview with Tehleka.com, the actress reveals that she bought the three things she had promised herself – a designer bag, a house and a Range Rover.

14. Anushka believes the size zero trend is a myth. “I have been like this only. This size zero thing is a big myth because the size is actually meant for babies. How will I fit into a baby’s attire? On a serious note, I work for 17-18 hours everyday and sleep for very few hours so do you really feel I can survive being so thin?

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If I were not fit I would have been hospitalised. I work out everyday and eat consciously. I am just right!” she said in an interview. For her role in PK, the actress even requested director Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan if she could have the transistor as a memento. The transistor plays a pivotal role in the movie and seems to have caught Anushka’s fancy.

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