Bhumi Pednekar
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Bhumi Pednekar Biography

Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar Biography
Gender Female
Nationality Indian
Career Started In 2015
Number of Films 3
Education Intermediate
Birth Place Mumbai, India
Height (in Cms) 163 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 4 inches
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Hindi
Lives In Mumbai, India
Date Of Birth Jul 18, 1989
Age 32 years
Debut Movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha


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
    Late Satish Pednekar
    Sumitra Pednekar
    Samiksha Pednekar

    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

    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


  • Bhumi Pednekar Favourites

    Bhumi Pednekar Favourites
    Food Missi Roti, Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken
    Actor Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Karisma Kapoor
  • 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
  • Bhumi Pednekar Social Profiles