Saiyami Kher is one of the newest entrants in the tinsel town, who made her acting debut opposite Harshvardhan Kapoor with the film ‘Mirzya’. Though the film bombed at the box office, Saiyami was noticed for her beautiful looks and decent acting chops. Interestingly, the promising actress had started making headlines even before the release of her first Hindi film. When renowned filmmaker, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, announced his next big film ‘Mirzya’ and let the world know that he has roped in Saiyami as his heroine, people wanted to know who she was and where did she come from. So, to quench their curiosity, everyone thronged the internet and tried to gleam as much info about the new girl on the block as much possible.
At that point of time, many people did not know that Saiyami Kher is the daughter of Uttara Mhatre Kher, who was Miss India in 1983. She is the grand-daughter of yesteryears actress Usha Kiran and niece of Tanvi Azmi and Shabana Azmi. Before joining Bollywood, Saiyami had already made her acting debut in a South film. Her first Telugu film ‘Rey’ starred Sai Dharam Tej as the male lead and was released in 2015. The film was received well by the audience and opened to decent response at the ticket window. Before taking up acting as her career, Saiyami had been a model for many well-known brands in India.
She shot to fame as a Calendar girl before joining films. Currently, the actress has a couple of Hindi films in her kitty, one of them being ‘Lucknow Central’ opposite Farhan Akhtar. Before entering the filmdom, Saiyami has done a lot of mediating and has even did an advertisement with Saif Ali Khan for Image eye-wear. . .
Kiara Advani claims ninth spot in the list of most Googled Bollywood actresses of 2016. What is so special about this actress. What makes her so Google-able. Let’s find out.
Born on 31st July 1992, Kiara is trying to prove her worth as an actress with every film she is a part of. Warm and beautiful, the actress made her acting debut with the comedy drama film ‘Fugly’ opposite newbie Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba and Jimmy Shergill. The film was produced under the banner of Grazing Goat Pictures’ which is co-owned by megastar Akshay Kumar. ‘Fugly’ hit screens on 13 June 2014 and performed way below expectations. For her performance however, Advani received decent reviews from the leading film critics of India.
The actress had to wait some more for a new project come her way. Finally, after the wait of almost two years, her breakthrough came when she did Neeraj Pandey’s sports drama biopic, ‘M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’. The film was based on the eventful life of Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life. In the movie, Kiara played ‘Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi’ with consummate ease and won a lot of praises for her performance in the film. The massive success of the film has made filmmakers look at Kiara with a new perspective. The actress, in fact, has signed a couple of films. Currently, she is looking forward to the release of her next film ‘Machine’ directed by the veteran director duo, Abbas-Mustan. The film features Kiara opposite Abbas’ son, Mustafa. It will be Mustafa’s debut film which is set to release on 24th March, 2017.
TRIVIA: Kiara is the niece of model Shaheen Jaffrey. Kiara said that her aunt Shaheen dated Salman Khan in their 20’s. . .
Nora Fatehi (Daughter of Moroccan parents) was born on 6 February 1992 in Canada. She has now become a household name in India, thanks to her participation in the controversial reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 9’ as a wild card entry last year. Before entering the ‘Big Boss’ house, the actress had made her acting debut with the movie ‘Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans’ and also did modeling for a couple of years. Later she did a special song in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film ‘Temper’, which brought her some fame down south. Aside from that, Nora was also seen in a special appearance in the film, ‘Mr. X’, featuring Emraan Hashmi as the male lead.
Her participation in ‘Bigg Boss’ got her a lot of attention from all over the country. No wonder many people spent hours on the net searching more about her and hence making her one of the most Googled Bollywood actresses in 2016. She is at number 8 in the list.
Fluent in various languages like Hindi, Arabic and French, Nora is a phenomenal dancer and has even participated in the celebrity dance show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (season 9). It was her childhood dream to be an actress. So, to make her acting dreams come to Nora moved to India and started struggling to get a break in films.
Initially, the self-taught dancer tried her best to make her presence felt in the industry but to no avail. What she could not do, ‘Bigg Boss 9’ did for her and catapulted her to instant fame. Nora was seen in an item song called Manohari from the 2015 Telugu blockbuster film ‘Bahubali: The Beginning’. . .
When an Indian actress does a film which features maximum numbers of kisses, people are meant to go insane and hit the internet to ferret out every possible information about her. Still confused who are we talking about. Well, it’s none other than Vaani Kapoor, who starred in Aditya Chopra’s modern love story ‘Befikre’ last year and pecked a string of kisses on her costar Ranveer Singh’s cheeks. Though the film fizzled out at the ticket window, the lead pair did remain in news everywhere, especially Vaani. People were so curious to know about her that they did not waste any time in approaching their all-time info partner Google. Resultantly, the actress ranked amongst one of the most Googled Bollywood actresses in 2016.
Born 23 August 1988 in Delhi, Vaani never wanted to become an actress. After obtaining a degree in Tourism studies, she did an internship with the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. But destiny had some better plans for her. The glitzy world of fashion arrested Vaani’s attention so much that she decided to become a model and worked as a model under the Elite Model Management. In the meantime, she also auditioned for the 2009 Sony TV television series Specials @ 10 and bagged an important role. Later, one of the leading production houses in India, Yash Raj Films, signed her for a three-film deal with the production house as an actress.
Vaani debuted as a film actress with the film, ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’. It also starred Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in lead roles. The movie was a hit at the box office. Vaani received appreciation for her performance and even won the Best Female Debut at the 59th Filmfare Awards.
But she did not get any film offers afterwards. She had to wait for good three years for her next film, which is ‘Befikre’.
She grew up in a farmhouse full of animals as her father used to run an NGO. . .
Do you remember the sweet and shy girl who appeared in the Cadbury Silk commercial shot at a chaotic traffic signal. I guess, you do know who we are talking about. Yes, the very talented Nimrat Kaur. She is at sixth place in the list of the most Googled Bollywood actresses in 2016.
Born on 13 March 1982, Nimrat started her career as a model. After making her name in the world of modeling, she also dabbled with theater and did some outstanding shows. But now, the actress has very successfully made a transition from modeling to films. After making brief appearances in a few films, Kaur did Anurag Kashyap’s production ‘Peddlers’. The film was screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and brought her a lot of recognition. Soon, she was approached with a lot of products. But the actress decided to go slow and appear in only meaningful films. In 2013, Kaur was seen in ‘The Lunchbox’. Her performance in the film is still considered as one of her best acts. Also starring Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, ‘The Lunchbox’ was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was loved by one and all.
Her impressive act in the film got her the important role of Inter-Services Intelligence agent Tasneem Qureshi in the fourth season of the American television series ‘Homeland’ in 2015. Then she did Akshay Kumar’s war thriller ‘Airlift’, which was a massive hit at the box office and even joined the coveted club of Rs. 100 crores.
She is currently playing Rebecca Yedlin in the second season of the American television series ‘Wayward Pines’.
Nimrat Kaur is among few Indian actresses who have made her name internationally. She has acted in an American TV series called Homeland. . .
One of the most popular Bollywood divas from the 90s, Urmila Matondkar was in news last year because of her secret wedding to boyfriend, Mohsin Akhtar, who happens to be 10 years younger to the actor. The actress got hitched with the model in a low-key ceremony in Mumbai and left millions of her fans all over the world heartbroken. Her marriage brought her into the limelight once again and made her one of the most Googled Bollywood actresses of 2016.
Urmila started her career as a child artist and impressed movie enthusiasts with her commendable acting chops in Shekhar Kapoor’s ‘Masoom’ in the year 1983. Years later, she made her debut as a leading lady in ‘Bade Ghar Ki Beti’. Her first big hit was ‘Chamatkar’ wherein she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan. After enjoying great success in 90s and making a name for herself she quit films and remained away from the filmdom for most of the time because she is a very private person and avoids parties and other public functions and Page 3 events.
But her marriage with Mohsin brought her into limelight once again. Urmila Matondkar met Mohsin for the first time at fashion designer Manish Malhotra’s niece Rridhi’s wedding in December 2014 and fell for each other. While Urmila has starred in a number of successful films including ‘Rangeela’ (1995), ‘Judaai’ (1997) and ‘Satya’ (1998), Mir has done a couple of blink and you miss it roles in a few forgotten films. He essayed the character of a male prostitute a film called ‘A Man’s World’, directed by Saurabh Sengupta. He also had a brief appearance in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Luck by Chance’. However, Mir has been an in-house model for designer Manish Malhotra and has walked the runway for some other renowned designers also.
After getting lukewarm response in the glamor world, he returned to his Kashmiri embroidery business.
She had some offers to work with Amitabh Bachchan during his younger days but those films were never made. She still wants to work with the actor in his new avatar. . .
An actress and model, Mandana Karimi rose to fame after participating in the controversial reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 9’. Her stint in the show helped her gain a lot of limelight and when she came out of the house, she was a household name. Everyone knew her and the once who did not know her had Google to find out more about the actress and model. Mandana Karimi ranks number 4 in the list of most Googled Bollywood actresses of 2016.
Mandana originally belongs to Iran and was born into an Islamic family of mixed ethnicity. Her father, Reza Karimi, is an Indian and her mother, Saba Karimi, is an Iranian. She was very interested in Bollywood films since her childhood. Once she grew up, Mandana began her career as an air hostess but soon her fascination for glamor and films brought her to India. She has been doing her best to make her presence felt in the Indian film industry ever since. She has been a part of various successful modeling assignments and even appeared as the female lead opposite Kunal Khemu in the Hindi film ‘Bhaag Johnny’. But many people don’t know that before doing Bhaag Johnny’, she had made her debut in Bollywood with a cameo in ‘Roy’ as Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend.
After coming out of ‘Bigg Boss 9’ house, she was seen in films like ‘Kya Kool Hai hum 3’ and ‘Main Aur Charles’.
A marriage certificate was leaked on social media, which states that Mandana Karimi is married to a model ‘Lalit Tehlan’ since 2011. However, reports claimed that Lalit Tehlan is a gay. . .
Born on 13 October 1990 in Mumbai, Pooja Hegde is on 3rd spot in the list of most Googled Bollywood actresses of 2016. Before making her Hindi film debut with the Ashutosh Gowarikar directorial ‘Mohenjo Daro’ opposite superstar Hrithik Roshan, she was a well-known actress down south. Though her first Bollywood film did not perform well at the box-office due to its clash with another biggie ‘Rustom’, the actress was noticed by many.
During her college days, Pooja used to help her mother in network marketing business, along with participating in a number of dance and fashion shows. When she was young, she had never thought that one day her destiny would bring her to films. But destiny had some better and bigger plans for her. Pooja started her career as a model. She participated in the Miss India 2009 competition, but was eliminated in an early round in spite of winning the Miss India Talented 2009 honour. But she did not give up on her Miss India dreams and reapplied the following year. This time she emerged as second runner-up in the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.
After making her name in the world of fashion, the ambitious girl went on to make her acting debut with Mysskin’s Tamil superhero film ‘Mugamoodi’ in 2012. The multilingual actress, who is fluent in Tulu, English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi, appeared in the Telugu films ‘Oka Laila Kosam’ and ‘Mukunda’ (2014).
Pooja was recommended to Ashutosh Gowariker for his next film ‘Mohenjo Daro’ by his wife Sunita after watching her in an advertisement. . .
Born on 25 February 1994 in Kotdwara, Uttrakhand, Urvashi Rautela is the latest sensations in Bollywood. Before entering the glitzy world of entertainment, she was a model and appeared in a string of TV commercials for high-class brands like Lakme Cosmetics, Grasim, Bhima Gold, Ozel Lifestyle, LG and Levi’s, to name a few. She is the second most Googled Bollywood actress of 2015.
Graciously tall and beautiful Urvashi boasts of having the highest number of beauty pageants to her credit. She has won the titles of Miss Teen India, Miss Asian Supermodel 2011, and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2011 World. She also won Miss Diva title in 2015 and represented India at Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
Urvashi made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Singh Saab the Great’ in (2013). Her first film did decent business at the box-office mainly because it starred actor Sunny Deol. It did not do any good to the actress, though. The 22 year old actress had to wait for three years before Divya Khosla Kumar’s ‘Sanam Re’ came in 2016. The actress was praised for her performance in the film. ‘Sanam Re’ was followed by ‘Great Grand Masti’.
Though the film failed to meet expectations, Urvashi garnered praises for her performance.
It was Sushmita Sen who told her that she has the potential to win international title. It is said that the former beauty queen discovered the talent of Urvashi. . .
The actress who tops the list of most Googled Bollywood actresses of 2016 is not any established heroine, as many would have thought. She is a new entrant in Bollywood who is only one film old. Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about the very beautiful and gorgeous Disha Patani who embarked on her journey with Neeraj Pandey’s ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ last year. The film was a massive hit at the box office and the actress garnered a lot of applause for her sweet performance in it.
Born on 13th June, 1992, in Bareilly, Miss Patani was a model before entering films. She was the first runner-up in Femina Miss India, Indore in 2013. Her Cadbury Dairy Milk advertisement, which released in 2015, made her quite popular among the masses. She made her acting debut the very same year with Puri Jagannadh’s movie ‘Loafer’. The film emerged as one of the most successful ventures of the year and launched Disha’s career as an actress. But the actress was always inclined towards doing Hindi films. To fulfill her dreams, she soon shifted her base to Mumbai and started looking for opportunities in Bollywood.
In 2016, Disha appeared in a music video titled ‘Befikra’ along with her rumored boyfriend Tiger Shroff. The single was received very well by the viewers and became an instant hit. Next offer she bagged was a Hindi movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’. The film changed her life forever and currently the actress is flooded with several film offers.
Many people don’t know that before ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, Disha was supposed to make her Hindi film debut alongside Tiger Shroff in ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love’ but, in a surprise move, Shraddha Kapoor was roped in due to her better star value in the market.
Reportedly, Disha was supposed to work in Karan Johar’s film ‘No Sex Please’, but the film shelved. Disha’s last release was Jackie Chan starrer ‘Kung Fu Yoga’, which is doing phenomenal business in China.