Kriti Kharbanda is an Indian film actress who works mainly in Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi movies. Kriti started her career off as a model and made her debut in the glamorous filmy world with Telugu film Boni opposite Sumanth. Subsequently, Kriti went on to become one of the top actresses in Kannada film industry and she is gaining huge popularity in Hindi and Telugu film industries as well.
Kriti Kharbanda Early Life
Kriti was born in Delhi but moved to Bengaluru in the early 1990s with her family. Kriti's parents are Ashwani Kharbanda and Rajni Kharbanda. She has a younger sister and a younger brother Ishita and Jaiwardhan. During her school and college days, Kriti was very active in cultural activities and as a child, she featured in numerous TV advertisements. Kriti Kharbanda claimed that she loved doing TV commercials.
The beautiful actress continued modelling while she was in college and her prominent modelling campaigns were Spar, Fair and Lovely, Bhima Jewellers, etc. NRI director Raj Pippala spotted her on the billboard of Spar and decided to cast her as the leading lady in her movie. According to Kriti, it was her mother encouragement that she chose acting as her career otherwise acting in movies was not a major choice of Kriti Kharbanda.
Kriti Kharbanda Family
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Kriti Kharbanda was born to Ashwani Kharbanda and businesswomen Rajni Kharbanda. Kriti has a younger sister Ishita Kharbanda who is a Chartered Accountant and a younger brother Jaiwardhan Kharbanda, who is a co-founder of Paper Plane Productions. Kriti was born in Delhi, but her family moved to Bengaluru in the early 1990s.
Kriti Kharbanda Career
Before stepping into the film industry, Kriti was a model and was seen in many commercial TV advertisements. It was her Spar ad billboard that caught the attention of an NRI filmmaker. Soon, Kriti was selected as the leading lady in a Telugu movie Boni opposite Sumanth. Though the movie received negative reviews, Kriti's performance was highly appreciated. In 2011, Kriti did a cameo appearance in the Telugu romantic comedy movie Ala Modalaindi. Later she got a prominent role in Pawan Kalyan starrer Teen Maar where she appeared in retro scenes and the actress chose the dresses and the jewellery for the movie herself. In 2012, Kriti appeared in one Telugu movie Mr. Nookayya opposite Manoj Manchu. The movie landed in controversies because of its name and also failed to impress the audience at the box office.
In 2013, Kriti appeared in two Telugu movie Ongole Githa opposite Ram Pothineni and Om 3D opposite Nandumuri Kalyan Ram. Kriti Kharbanda was seen in the role of typical town girl for the movies Ongole Githa, and Om 3D. Kriti then appeared in a supporting role in Ram Charan starrer Bruce Lee - The Fighter. This was the last Telugu movie in which Kriti appeared, so far the actress hasn't signed any Tollywood projects.
She debuted in Kannada film industry with the movie Chiru. The movie was a commercial hit and the critics admired her performance very well. Kriti got major recognition and signed four Kannada films in a single year. Kriti's next Kannada project was Prem Adda which was the official remake of Kollywood movie Subramaniapuram. Kriti appeared in a completely de-glam role and Kriti had to wear no-makeup and to get tan and walk barefoot to attain the raw look for the role. Kriti Kharbanda got widespread recognition for her portrayal of a medical student in the Kannada romantic comedy Googly. The movie was a huge success at box office.
Her next movies Tirupati Express, Belli, and Minchagi Nee Baralu all were commercially hit and won her positive response from the critics as well as from the audience. Her popularity rose and in 2015, Kriti Kharbanda was voted Bangalore Times's Most Desirable Woman. The beautiful actress has many good movies in her bag including Googly and Super Ranga. The movie Super Ranga opposite Upendra won her SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics).
Kriti Kharbanda started her Bollywood career with Emraan Hashmi Starrer Raaz: Reboot. Kriti then appeared in Guest Iin London along with Karthik Aryan. The movie was a sequel to Ajay-Konkona starrer Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?. But unlike its first venture, the movie performed poorly at the box-office. Kriti's next Bollywood movie was Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana with Rajkumar Rao. The movie performed fairly well at the box-office. Kriti's next with Pulkit Samrat Veerey Ki Wedding was a flop movie. Kriti has numerous upcoming Bollywood projects lined up like Karwan, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se, and Operation Khukri.
Kriti Kharbanda Awards
Kriti Kharbanda a very popular face in Kannada film industry has several hits in her name. Kriti has two Filmfare nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress and one SIIMA nomination for Best Actress.
Kriti Kharbanda Awards List Year Award Category Movie 2015 SIIMA Best Actress (Critics) Super Ranga
Kriti Kharbanda Favourites
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Kriti Kharbanda Education
Kriti Kharbanda completed her high school from Baldwin Girls High School, later attended Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College. Kriti graduated from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College and holds a diploma in jewel designing.
Kriti Kharbanda Endorsements
Kriti Kharbanda appeared in numerous tv ads for prominent brands like Bhima Jewellers, Spar, and Fair and Lovely. Kriti Kharaband also appeared in OPPO phone commercial along with Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra. the ad on YouTube has crossed more than 18 million views. Watch the commercial below
Kriti Kharbanda Trivia & Facts
- Kriti Kharbanda belongs to a Punjabi family background.
- Kriti appeared in numerous ads and commercials as a child
- Kriti is one of the most searched celebrities on the Internet. On an average every month, more than one million global users search in google for Kriti Kharbanda.
- Kriti owns more than 90 pairs of shoes and her collection of sarees outnumbers her shoe collection.
- Kriti is fond of pets and owns a dog named Pooh.
- Kriti maintains her fitness by doing Aerobics.
- Kriti Kharbanda ranked no. 1 in Bangalore Times' Most Desirable Woman 2013.
Kriti Kharbanda Social Profiles
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