Anushka Sharma Bangalore, Karnataka, India ! Occupation Model, Actress ! Years active 2008 – present.Anushka Sharma (Kannada:ಅನುಷ್ಕಾ ಶರ್ಮಾ,Hindi: अनुष्का शर्मा, born May 1, 1988) (1995) and is a model and actress in the Bollywood film industry. In 2008, she played the female lead role in the Bollywood film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, directed by Aditya Chopra, who earlier directed hits like Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeMohabbatein (2000).
Anushka Sharma was born to an army based family in Bangalore. Her father, Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer and her mother Ashima Sharma is a housewife. She has an elder brother named Karnesh who was a state-level cricketer and is now in the Merchant Navy. She studied in Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She is in a relationship with Probal - a author.
Sharma says she originally wished to make it big in the modeling world but had no strong aspirations for films. She began her modeling career at the Lakme Fashion Week as a model for Wendell Rodricks's Les Vamps Show and was picked to be Rodricks's finale model at the Spring Summer '07 Collection. Since then she has done campaigns for Silk & Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio.
Her first acting role was in Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shahrukh Khan.The film was a huge success and her performance was appreciated.Film critic Taran Adarsh said,"Anushka looks the character and surprises you with a confident performance. It's no small achievement to share screen space with an actor of the calibre of SRK and Anushka manages it very well from start to end." She has completed filming for another Yash Raj Film, Badmaash Company, with Shahid Kapoor (and directed by Parmeet Sethi) and began shooting for her first venture outside of Yash Raj with Nikhil Advani and Akshay Kumar in Patiala House in December 2009. Patiala House is scheduled to be released near Diwali 2010. She has also started filming for her third Yash Raj Film, directed by Maneesh Sharma and costarring debutant Ranveer Singh.