Namitha

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Namitha
Namitha.jpg
BornNamita Mukesh Vankawala
(1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 33)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Other namesBhairavi, Namitha Kapoor
Occupationactress, model
Years active2002–present
 
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Namitha
Namitha.jpg
BornNamita Mukesh Vankawala
(1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 33)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Other namesBhairavi, Namitha Kapoor
Occupationactress, model
Years active2002–present

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

Career[edit]

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 cafe 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 Ganchi family in Surat, Gujarat, India on May 10, 1981. She is the only daughter in this family, which consists of her dad, a businessman while her mom 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]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleLanguageOther notes
2002SonthamNandiniTelugu
GeminiManisha NatwarlalTelugu
2003Oka Raju Oka RaniPreethiTelugu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula PelliSasirekhaTelugu
2004Engal AnnaGowriTamil
Aithe EntiAnjali SharmaTelugu
2005AaiAnjaliTamil
EnglishkaranMaheshwariTamil
NayakuduTelugu
ChanakyaDeivanayakiTamil
Bambara KannaleyTamil
AanaiRamyaTamil
2006Kovai BrothersSaniaTamil
Love Ke Chakkar MeinNeha BatraHindi
Pachchak KuthiraPoovuTamil
ThagapansamySwapnaTamil
Nee Venunda ChellamAnjaliTamil
NeelkantaKannada
2007VyapariNamithaTamil
Naan AvanillaiMonica PrasadTamil
Azhagiya Tamil MaganDhanalakshmiTamil
BillaC. J.Tamil
2008SandaiTamil
MayaAunt MayaEnglish
PandiSalangaiTamil
IndraKannada
2009PerumalSarojaTamil
TheeRuchideviTamil
1977ChandiniTamil
BillaLisaTeluguNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Indira VizhaKaminiTamil
JaganmohiniJaganmohiniTamil
2010Black StallionLaura FernandezMalayalam
Azhagaana PonnuthanJenniferTamil
Guru SishyanAnithaTamil
SimhaMaheswariTelugu
HooKannada
2011IlaignanSenaTamil
Namitha I Love YouSunandaKannada
2013Benki BirugaliMonaKannada
2014Parvathi PuraKannadaFilming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namitha was crowned Miss Surat in 1998 - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ Namitha at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Name *. "Namitha Kapoor Measurements, Bra Size, Height, Weight". Measurementshub.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Namitha's die-hard fan - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Namitha Inaugurates Blitzz Cafe Shop Stills". Kollytalk.com. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  6. ^ "Namitha, Bharath want you to be safe on the road!". Sify.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  7. ^ Namitha suicide attempt is false (2013-11-13). "Namitha suicide attempt is false | Tamil Cinema". Udaycinema.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 

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