Nikki Galrani
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Nikki Galrani Biography

Nikki Galrani
Nikki Galrani Biography
Gender Female
Career Started In 2014
Number of Films 25
Birth Place Bengaluru, Karnataka
Height (in Cms) 170 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 6 inches
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality India
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Kannada
Lives In Bengaluru, Karnataka
Date Of Birth Jan 03, 1993
Age 28 years
Debut Movie 1983 (Malayalam)


Nikki Galrani is an Indian model and film actress known for her works in South Indian cinema. She predominantly works in Tamil and Malayalam movies and also appears in Telugu and Kannada language films. She is one of the established leading ladies in the south Indian cinema. Nikki Galrani also received many accolades for her incredible performance and after appearing Tamil horror movie Darling, Nikki popularly came to be known as Darling Devil in the media.

Nikki Galrani Early Life

Born in Bangalore, Nikki Galrani is the youngest daughter of Manohar Galrani and Reshma Galrani. Nikki's elder sister Sanjjanaa is also a popular South Indian film actress. Nikki Galrani's parents wanted her to become a doctor so, she did PUC from Bishop Cotton Girls college but later took up a course in fashion designing. Before stepping into the glamorous filmy world, Nikki did modelling and appeared in various tv commercials and advertisements. Nikki Galrani admits that it because of her sister that she is a known face in the film industry as her sister helped her in making contacts and getting jobs in the industry.

Nikki Galrani Career

Nikki Galrani started her filmy career in 2014 with the Malayalam movie 1983 also starring Nivin Pauly. She appeared as the second heroine in the movie portraying Manjula, a village girl. The character played by her was completely opposite to what she is in real life and Nikki had to sunbathe to get dark for the character. The movie went to become a commercial hit and her performance won her Best Debut Actress awards from Filmfare, SIIMA, and Vanitha. However, Nikki signed her first movie in the Kannada language Ajith (remake of the Tamil movie Paiyaa) at an age of 18 and after that signed her first Tamil film Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka. But the movie 1983 was released early marking her debut movie. 

Later that week, Nikki signed two more Malayalam films which were all box office hit. The first was Ohm Shanthi Oshaana where she appeared in a cameo role, the movie also starred Nivin Pauly and Nazriya, and the second was Vellimoonga in which she played a character of a Christian nurse and starred opposite Biju Menon. Even before the release of her first Kannada movie, Nikki already had signed three more Kannada projects, Jamboo Savari (remake of Telugu movie Swamy Ra Ra), Obiraya, and Paravashanadenu, however, the latter two were shelved midway. Ajith and Jamboo Savari released in mid-2014 were a quick box-office hits. Nikki Galrani also signed Sharath A Haridaasan's Enthoru Bhagyam and V.K. Prakash's next project but she had to opt both out because of conflicting schedules. . By the end of 2014, IBTimes called Nikki Galrani the most successful actress in Malayalam cinema. 

It was the Tamil horror-comedy movie Darling that garnered Nikki Galrani acclaimed name and fame in the film industry. Her performance as a spirit possessed girl was very well received by the critics and the audience and the movie went to become the box office hit. Nikki next Malayalam movie was Rudra Simhasanam in which she starred opposite Suresh Gopi. The movie didn't perform well at the box office.

Galrani's next Tamil flick was Ko 2 which was a commercial hit and the other two Telugu movies Krishnashtami and Malupu performed fairly at the Tollywood box office. Nikki played the role of a police officer in Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran opposite Vishnu Vishal and won critics praises for her role. Nikki Galrani as Priya in Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru won critical praise with her spectacular acting in the movie. Nikki also starred with Raghava Lawrence in Motta Siva Ketta Siva and with Jai in Kalakalappu 2, both movies were released earlier this year.

Nikki Galrani has several commercially successful movies up in her purse like 1983, Vellimoonga, Darling, and Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran. Several consecutive successful movies made Nikki the most sought-after actresses in South Indian film industry. In 2016, McAfee Intel Security declared Nikki Galrani as the most searched celebrity in Tamil cinema. And IBTimes describes Nikki as the most successful actress in Malayalam cinema.

Nikki Galrani Movies

Nikki Galrani in Motta Siva Ketta Siva Nikki Galrani in 1983 Nikki Galrani in Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Nikki Galrani in Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran Nikki Galrani in Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Nikki Galrani in Oru Second Class Yathra Nikki Galrani in Ko 2 Nikki Galrani in Kalakalappu 2 Nikki Galrani in Darling Nikki Galrani in Vellimoonga Nikki Galrani in Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Nikki Galrani Movies

Nikki Galrani Images

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Nikki Galrani Education

Nikki Galrani did PUC from Bishop Cotton Girls college, Bangalore as her parents wanted her to become a doctor, but later she took up a course in fashion designing. 

  • Nikki Galrani Family

    Nikki Galrani Family

    Sanjjanaa Galrani

    Manohar Galrani
    Reshma Galrani

    Nikki Galrani was born and brought up in Sindhi Indian family to Manohar Galrani and Reshma Galrani. Nikki's elder sister Archana Galrani a.k.a Sanjjanaa is also a South Indian actress. Nikki owes her success to her sister as Sanjjanaa helped Nikki to establish herself in the film industry.

  • Nikki Galrani Awards

    Nikki's performance won her many accolades in the South Indian film industry. According to Kochi Times, Nikki was fifth in '25 Most Desirable Women of 2015'. In the year 2016, McAfee Intel Security described Nikki Galrani as the most searched celebrity in Tamil cinema. Also, IBTimes called Nikki as the most successful actress in Malayalam cinema. 

    Nikki Galrani Awards List
    Year Movie Category Award
    2014 1983

    SIIMA Film Award for Best Debut (Female)

    SIIMA Film Awards

    2014 1983

    Best Female Debut

    Filmfare Awards

    2014 1983

    Vanitha Film Award for Best Debut (Female)

    Vanitha Film Awards



    Asianet Film Award for Best New Face of the Year (Female)

    Asianet Film Awards

    2015 1983

    Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

    Upcoming actress

    2015 Darling

    Edison Award for Best Debut Actress

    Edison Awards

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