Bhumi Pednekar (born 18 July 1989) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, she made her film debut as an overweight bride in the company’s romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Pednekar rose to prominence by playing headstrong small-town women in the comedy-dramas Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Bala (2019), and Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019). For her portrayal of the septuagenarian sharpshooter Chandro Tomar in Saand Ki Aankh (2019), she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
|Real Name||Bhumi Pednekar|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm|
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 4″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 60 Kg|
in Pounds- 132 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-36|
|Date of Birth||18 July 1989|
|Age (as in 2018)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Arya Vidya Mandir School, Juhu, Mumbai|
|College/University||Whistling Woods International Institute of Film, Communication & Media Arts, Mumbai (was expelled from the Institute owing to poor attendance)|
University of Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.)|
|Debut Film||Dum Laga Ke Haisha|
|Awards, Honours||• Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2016)|
• Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow- Female (2016)
• Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Best Actress for the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2018)
• Lokmat Most Stylish Award for Most Stylish Rising Star (2018)
|Family||Father– Late Satish|
Sister– Samiksha (Twin-sister, Lawyer)
Brother– Not Known
|Hobbies||Reading, Practising Yoga|
|Favourite Food||Missi Roti, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni, Chocolates, Pizza, Bharta|
|Favourite Actors||Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan|
|Favourite Actress||Priyanka Chopra|
|Favourite Film||Raja Hindustani|
|Favourite Disney Character||Ariel|
|Favourite Travel Destination||Ibiza|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
Bhumi Pednekar Early Life:
Pednekar was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) on 18 July 1989. She was born to Late Satish Pednekar (a Maharashtrian) and Sumitra Pednekar (a Haryanvi). She is of Marathi and Haryanvi descent; her father, Satish, was a former home and labour minister of Maharashtra, and her mother, Sumitra, worked as an anti-tobacco activist after the death of her husband from oral cancer. She did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu. At the age of 15, her parents took out a study loan for her to study acting at Whistling Woods International, but she was expelled due to poor attendance. Within a year and a half, she joined Yash Raj Films as an assistant film director, and paid off the loan. She went on to work with the company for six years under Shanoo Sharma.
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Bhumi Pednekar Sister:
Bhumi is blessed with a sister by name Samiksha Pednekar and both almost look alike. Netizens have gone crazy over there resemblances and even say they look like twins. Bhumi and Samiksha Pednekar share an age difference of about three years. While Bhumi stepped into Bollywood in 2015, Samiksha is a lawyer by profession. Bhumi and Samiksha lost their father when the actress was 18.
Bhumi Pednekar is best known for her roles in films such as Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Netflix’s Lust Stories, for a segment directed by Zoya Akhtar. Sonchiriya, Saand Ki Aankh, Bala and Pati Patni Aur Woh are also some of her popular films. She was last seen in the 2020 releaseBhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship, starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. She has films such as Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Durgavati in the line-up.
Her role in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare as a virgin who loses her virginity is a memorable role to speak about.
Pednekar will next play an Indian Administrative Service officer in Durgavati, a remake of the Telugu horror film Bhaagamathie (2018). She has also committed to feature alongside an ensemble cast in Johar’s historical drama Takht and alongside Rajkummar Rao in Badhaai Do, a spiritual sequel to the 2018 comedy Badhaai Ho.
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2016)
- Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow- Female (2016)
- Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Best Actress for the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2018)
- Lokmat Most Stylish Award for Most Stylish Rising Star (2018)
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