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BornNamita Mukesh Vankawala
(1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 33)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Other namesBhairavi, Namitha Kapoor, Dheeraj Yadav
Occupationactress, model
Years active2002–present
Height6 (1.83m)
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BornNamita Mukesh Vankawala
(1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 33)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Other namesBhairavi, Namitha Kapoor, Dheeraj Yadav
Occupationactress, model
Years active2002–present
Height6 (1.83m)

Namitha (born Namita Mukesh Vankawala on 10 May 1981 in Surat) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Indian regional movies, such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.


She first came into the limelight after she was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998.[1] She went on to participate in the 2001 Miss India pageant and ended up as the fourth runner-up, while Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India during this event. This publicity opened up doors for her and she did a number of TV commercials like Himani cream & hand soap, Arun Ice Creams, Manikchand Gutka, and Nile herbal shampoo.

Film director Siddiqui introduced her to the tinsel screen in a Malayalam movie, and thereafter Namitha has acted in several Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and English movies. In the first of two Telugu movies she went by the name of Bhairavi. She attained fame after the release of Engal Anna in which she starred opposite Vijayakanth. She is also known as an item girl in regional movies, and often appears in Tamil magazine front covers. She became even more popular after her dance number 'Arjuna Arjuna'.[2]

She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham directed by Sreenu Vaitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film Aai. In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the Hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein. Standing 6' tall, she is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood.[3]

On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.[4]

On 17 April 2011, she inaugurated the Nungambakkam (Chennai) branch of the sports café Blitzz.[5]

Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving: in June 2012, she and Tamil actor Bharat promoted awareness of safe driving.[6]

There have been false story about her trying to commit suicide[7]

Her most famous role is in the film Thamburatti.

Personal life[edit]

Namitha was born in the Gujarati-speaking Ghanchi family in Surat, Gujarat, India on 10 May 1981. She is the only daughter in this family, which consists of her dad, a businessman while her mother is a homemaker. She has a degree in English Literature. She used to teach swimming to young children and was raised in Surat.

She is proficient in Karate, loves to dance, watch movies, swim and play badminton in her spare time and likes to work out. She likes novels, especially by Sidney Sheldon, as well as comic books. She is a promoter of Gadgetguru.[citation needed]


YearFilmRoleLanguageOther notes
GeminiManisha NatwarlalTelugu
2003Oka Raju Oka RaniPreethiTelugu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula PelliSasirekhaTelugu
2004Engal AnnaGowriTamil
Aithe EntiAnjali SharmaTelugu
Bambara KannaleyTamil
2006Kovai BrothersSaniaTamil
Love Ke Chakkar MeinNeha BatraHindi
Pachchak KuthiraPoovuTamil
Nee Venunda ChellamAnjaliTamil
Naan AvanillaiMonica PrasadTamil
Azhagiya Tamil MaganDhanalakshmiTamil
BillaC. J.Tamil
MayaAunt MayaEnglish
BillaLisaTeluguNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Indira VizhaKaminiTamil
2010Black StallionLaura FernandezMalayalam
Azhagaana PonnuthanJenniferTamil
Guru SishyanAnithaTamil
Namitha I Love YouSunandaKannada
2013Benki BirugaliMonaKannada
2014Parvathi PuraKannadaFilming


  1. ^ "Namitha was crowned Miss Surat in 1998 – The Times of India". 29 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Namitha at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Name *. "Namitha Kapoor Measurements, Bra Size, Height, Weight". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Namitha's die-hard fan – The Times of India". 27 October 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Namitha Inaugurates Blitzz Cafe Shop Stills". 18 April 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Namitha, Bharath want you to be safe on the road!". Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Namitha suicide attempt is false (13 November 2013). "Namitha suicide attempt is false | Tamil Cinema". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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