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Namrata Shirodkar (Miss India 1993)

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Name- Namrata Shirodkar

D.O.B– 22 January 1972

Known as– Miss India 1993

Profession– Model, Actress and Producer

Father’s name– Niitn Shirodkar

Mother’s name- Vanita Shirodkar

Award– Miss India in 1993

 


 

Personal Life

Born 22 January 1972, Namrata Shirodkar has worked in a number of successful Hindi films. Before trying her luck in movies, she worked as a model and won the Femina Miss India crown in 1993. Following her win at the national level, she represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in fifth place. Namrata also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest held the very same year and was chosen first runner-up.

In 2000, Shirodkar met Telugu cinema star Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming had finished. They married on 10 February 2005 at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband. Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni was born on 31 August 2006. Their second child, a daughter Sitara was born on 20 July 2012.

 

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Early Life

Shirodkar's elder sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938).

 

Career

Modelling career

Shirodkar worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in the year 1993. She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in fifth place. The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen first runner-up.

Acting career

Her debut film was the movie "Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila" with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan, this movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement and the title was changed to Hello India and is still waiting release. 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. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.

 

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