Anushka Sharma is an Indian film actress and producer, who predominantly works in Hindi films. Anushka is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India. Anushka made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination.
Anushka was born in Ayodhya to Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ashima Sharma and raised in Bangalore. Anushka holds a degree in arts from Mount Carmel College. She originally intended to pursue a career in modelling or journalism and had no aspirations to be an actress. After graduation, Sharma moved to Mumbai to further her modelling career.
Anushka rose to fame by starring in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012); the latter won her a Best Supporting Actress award at Filmfare. She tasted her biggest commercial successes with the roles of a television reporter in the religious satire PK (2014) and a wrestler in the sports drama Sultan (2016), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films.
Anushka earned praise and several acting nominations for her performances in the 2015 crime thriller NH10, which also marked her production debut, and the 2016 romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Sharma’s romantic relationship with the cricketer Virat Kohli has attracted substantial media coverage in India, though she has been reluctant to publicly talk about it. The couple married in Italy on 11 December 2017.
Anushka’s first film to release in 2018 was the supernatural horror film Pari; she was praised for her spooky avatar which impressed the audience and critics highly.