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Name: Namrata Shirodkar
Nick Name: Chinu
Date of Birth (Birthday): 22 January, 1972
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7"
Nationality: Indian
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Mumbai
Marital Status: Married
Languages: Hindi, English
Contact Address: 101 Shrinathji, 16th Cross Road, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052
Family Background

Mother's Name: Vanita
Sister(s): Shilpa Shirodkar
Spouse: Mahesh Babu
Son : Gowtham Gattamaneni (born on 31st August 2006)
Father-in-law: Krishna (Telugu Superstar of yesteryears)
Mother-in-law: Indira Devi
  • Miss India 1993
  • Sister of actress Shilpa Shirodkar
  • 1st runner-up at Miss Asia Pacific 1993
  • Top 6 Semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1993
  • Kenya Moore who was Miss USA 1993, was Namrata's roommate at Miss Universe. Both finished in the Top 6.

Film Background
Debut Film: Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Famous Movies: Bride & Prejudice, Insaaf: The Justice, Anji, Charas, LOC Kargil
Latest Movies: Rok Sako To Rok Lo


Modelling career
Namrata worked as a model, and was 1993's Miss India. She went on to represent India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in sixth place. She also represented the country in the Miss Asia Pacific contest, she won first runner-up.

Film career
She made her debut with a small role in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit Vaastav. Her performance was appreciated and she became a known name in Bollywood.
She has played mainly supporting roles in films. Films like Pukar, Hera Pheri and Astitva went on to do well. Since then her films have not done well at the box office. She was nominated for the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in Pukar.
In 2004 she went back into the spotlight when she played the role of Jaya Bakshi in Bride and Prejudice. She played Aishwarya Rai's elder sister in the film. The film was a hit overseas particularly in the UK but failed to do well in India. She has since left the industry after her marriage.

Personal lifeShe began dating Tollywood actor, Mahesh Babu who is 2 years younger than her in 2000 after the filming of Vamsee. They married on February 10, 2005. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband. Their first child, a boy named Gowtham Krishna Gattamaneni was born on August 31, 2006.

She was featured on VH1's The Greatest: 40 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes Ever for her answer at the 1993 Miss India contest - "I would not want to live forever because I don't believe that one can live forever. And so, I don't think I would want to live forever."


1998: Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai ---- Pooja--- Special appearance
1998 : Mere Do Anmol Ratan ---- Kiran1998 : Hero Hindustani ---- Nikki
1999 : Kachche Dhaage ---- Ragini Pandit
1999 : Ezhupunna Tharakan --- Aswathy
1999 : Vaastav: The Reality --- -Sonia
2000 : Pukar --- Pooja Mallapa
2000 : Hera Pheri ---- Ms. Chinga2000 : Astitva --- Revati
2000 : Aaghaaz ---- Gittika
2000 : Vamsi --- Fashion student
2001 : Albela --- Nina
2001 : Tera Mera Saath Rahen Dus ---- Suman Gupta
2002 : Hathyar --- Sonu Shivalkar
2002 : Maseeha --- Pinky
2002 : Dil Vil Pyar Vyar --- Raksha
2003 : Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye ---- Mona
2003 : Tehzeeb --- Aloka2003 : LOC: Kargil --- Lt Col. Y.K. - Joshi's wife
2004 : Charas: A Joint Operation --- Pia
2004 : Anji ---- Swapna
2004 : Insaaf: The Justice --- Mrs. Kunti V. Prasad
2004 : Bride & Prejudice ---- Jaya Bakshi
2004 : Rok Sako To Rok Lo ---- Sandra/Narrator

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