Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress who made her acting debut with prestigious YRF's production 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' in 2015, in which she had to play the role of an overweight girl. Bhumi was supposed to be the casting director of the film when she was asked to perform a demo for the other actors, but she had no idea that it was, in fact, her own audition for the film.
She has also acted in a TV series titled 'Man's World' which spoke about important issues like Gender discrimination and has appeared in films like 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan' and 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'.
Bhumi Pednekar Early Life
Bhumi Pednekar was born to a Haryanvi Mother, Sumitra Pednekar and a Maharashtrian Father, Late Satish Pednekar. She did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir and is a resident of Mumbai. She worked as an Assistant Casting Director for Yash Raj Films before getting into acting. She made her debut with the film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' where she had to play the role of an overweight girl.
Bhumi Pednekar Family
Bhumi Pednekar Family Father Mother Sister
Bhumi comes from a multi-cultural family, with a Maharashtrian Father and a Haryanvi Mother. She also has a sister named Samiksha Pedneker.
Bhumi Pednekar Career
Bhumi Pednekar worked as an Assistant Casting Director under Shanoo Sharma of Yashraj Films before making her debut in the film ‘Dum Lagaake Haisha’ where she played the role of Sandhya Varma, an overweight woman. For this, she had to put on almost 30 kgs. After the release of the film, she went on a strict diet and workout routine to lose 37kgs of weight. She received numerous awards for her debut role, guaranteeing a successful career in Bollywood.
Bhumi also appeared in a web series by Y-Films called 'Man’s World', which also featured actresses like Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chaddha, and Kalki Koechlin and spoke about important issues like Gender Discrimination and Women Empowerment.
She then went on to star in 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' with Akshay Kumar. In this film, she plays the role of a middle-class wife who leaves her husband after realizing that their house does not have proper sanitation. This film was made in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Bhumi will next be seen in 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan' with her debut film co-star Ayushmann Khurana.
Bhumi Pednekar Awards
YEAR FILM CATEGORY AWARD NAME 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Debut Filmfare 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Debut Producer's Guild 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Debut Screen Awards 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Debut Zee Cine Awards 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Superstar of Tomorrow Stardust 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role Big Star 2016 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Debut IIFA
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Bhumi Pednekar Trivia & Facts
- Does not Smoke
- Does not Drink Alcohol
- Comes from a mixed culture as her father is Maharashtrian and mother is Haryanvi
- Was asked to give a demo to other actors for ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, not knowing that it was, in fact, an audition for her
- Lost 27 kgs in weight after ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’
- Has seen ‘Deshdrohi’ starring KRK over a hundred times
- Huge fan of football player Lionel Messi
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