Anushka Sharma Biography, Age, Height, family, Education, First movie & More

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Who is Anushka Sharma?

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Born on 1 May 1988 (Age 32 Years as of 2020), Anushka Sharma is one of the most renowned and highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. She is also a film producer. In 2013, she started a film production house named Clean Slate Filmz and first produced the movie NH10.

Anushka is the recipient of a Filmfare award for the best-supporting actress for the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She has also won several awards in different categories and has been nominated for many awards.

Anushka is well known for her acting in movies like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012),  Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), Sui Dhaaga (2018), PK (2014), Sultan (2016), etc.


Personal Info

Real NameAnushka Sharma
NicknameNusheshwar, Nushie
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionActress, Producer
Birth Date1 May 1988
Age32 years
Birth PlaceAyodhya, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolSt Mary’s School (Margherita, Assam),
Army School (Bangalore)
College/UniversityMount Carmel College Autonomous (Bangalore University)
Educational QualificationsBachelors’ in Arts (B.A),
Masters in Economics
HobbiesReading, Dancing


Anushka Sharma with family

Anushka was born to Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ashima Sharma in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and belongs to Brahmin family background. Her father was a retired Colonel in the Indian Army and her mother is a housewife. Her brother, Karnesh Sharma, has been a state-level cricket player and was employed in the merchant navy, but now he is a film producer.

Anushka married Virat get on 11 December 2017 in South Italy. The couple is popularly known as Varushka. Virat one of the most famous international cricketers. He is known as the Indian run machine.

Fatherajay kumar sharma image
Ajay Kumar Sharma
Motherashima sharma image
Ashima Sharma
Husbandvirat kohli image
Virat Kohli
Brotherkarnesh sharma image
Karnesh Sharma


Anushka in her school

Anushka did her schooling at St Mary’s School, Margherita, Assam and
Army School, Bangalore. After schooling, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in arts from Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bangalore University. She has also earned a master’s degree in Economics from distance learning.

Body Measurements

Figure Measurement34-26-34 Inches
HeightFeet: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Meters: 1.79 m
Centimeters: 179.8 cm
Breast Size34 Inches
Waist Size26 Inches
Hip Size34 Inches
Eye ColourReddish-Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Net WorthApprox $47.5 million (Rs 350[1]Freepressjournal crore in 2020)
SalaryRs 8 – 10 crore per movie
Brand EndorsementRs 4 – 5 crore
Houseanushka sharma house image
Omkar Tower, Warli, Mumbai
Carsanushka sharma cars image
Bentley Flying Spur,
Bentley Continental GT,
Range Rover Vogue

Boyfriends / Affairs

Zoheb Yusufanushka sharma zoheb yusuf
Zoheb was a model.
Ranveer Singhanushka sharma with ranveer singh
Ranveer is a renowned Bollywood actor.
Virat Kohlianushka sharma with virat kohli
Virat is one of the best cricket players in the world.

Favorite Things

ActorShahrukh Khan
ActressRani Mukerji
MoviesDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ), Jab We Met, Life Is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption, Fish Tank
FoodButter Chicken, Paapdi Chaat, Dahi Bhadas, Aloo Ki Tikki, Golgappas
Holiday DestinationNew Zealand, Italy
ColourBlack, White, Blue
SportsCricket, Tennis
BookOpen by Andre Agassi

First Movie

Anushka made her film debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008. She appeared in the movie opposite Bollywood legendary actor Shahrukh Khan.

Anushka in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Directed ByAditya Chopra
CastAnushka Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Vinay Pathak, Bobby Bedi, Anisha Dalal, M. K. Raina
Written ByAditya Chopra

She played the character of Taani Sahni, a modern woman, who wants to become a dancer. For her first performance, she won Star Guild Award for the Best Female Debut and got nominations for Filmfare Awards for the Best Actress and the Best Female Debut.

Unknown Facts

  • Anushka was good at study since her childhood and wanted to study journalism.
  • Wendell Rodricks gave her first break in modeling.
  • She has appeared in the list of Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 from 2012 to 2019 and also been on the list of Forbes Asia 30 celebrities in 2018.
Anushka in Forbes 100
  • She has worked with famous khans of Bollywood – Shahrukh, Salman, and Aamir.
  • Aditya Chopra once said about Anushka that she is not a beautiful model but later he himself signed her for the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
  • While doing modeling in Mumbai, she got her first assignment in 2007 and walked the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week. After this assignment, she appeared in television commercials like Nathella Jewelry, silk & shine.
Anushka first ramp walk
  • Anushka was the first choice for the film Tamasha (2015) but later Deepika Padukone was signed.
  • She revealed in an interview that she auditioned for 3 Idiots (2009) but had to face rejection.
  • Anushka is listed eleven times in Femina Magazine for the “Most Beautiful Woman” and also been the face of various magazines’ cover.
Anushka in Femina cover
  • She was awarded the “Hottest Vegetarian Award” by PETA in the year 2015.
  • She has won Excellence Award for GQ women of the year in 2011.
  • Kangana Ranaut was first offered for Sultan (2016) but she refused the offer. Later Anushka was signed for it.
  • She came to Mumbai along with her boyfriend Zoheb Yusuf. Both wanted to build a career in Bollywood but Zoheb couldn’t get succeed.
  • He is a huge animal lover and raises his voice against the atrocities on animals.
  • She is afraid of the lizard.


  • She landed in controversy while paying homage to late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. She misspelled Kalam’s name two times on her Twitter posts – ABJ Kalam Azad and APJ Kalam Azad. On her third tweet, she made it correct.
  • Through Anushka, Virat Kohli invested a big chunk of money in the movie Bombay Velvet (2015) but the film was a super flop at the box office. When Virat asked about the money loss, she got upset. In response, Virat unfollowed her from Twitter and Instagram but a few months later they get patched up.


Anushka with award
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2009)Star Guild AwardBest Female Debut
Band Baaja Baaraat (2011)IIFA, Star Guild AwardBest Actress
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2012)Stardust AwardBest Comedy/Romance Actress
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2013)Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, IIFABest Supporting Actress
NH10 (2016)Star Guild AwardK.A Abbas Honour for Social Consciousness
Sultan (2017)Zee Cine Viewer’s Choice Award, Stardust AwardBest Actress

Movies List

Zero (2018)anushka sharma with shahrukh khan in zero
Director: Anand L. Rai
Co-Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Sui Dhaaga (2018)anushka sharma with varun dhawan in sui dhaaga
Director: Sharat Kataria
Co-Stars: Varun Dhawan, Raghubir Yadav, Namit Das
Sanju (2018)anushka sharma with ranbir kapoor in sanju
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Co-Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
Pari (2018)anushka sharma in pari
Director: Prosit Roy
Co-Stars: Parambrata Chatterjee, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rajat Kapoor
Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)anushka sharma with shahrukh khan in Jab Harry Met Sejal
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Co-Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Evelyn Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal
Phillauri (2017)Phillauri movie image
Director: Anshai Lal
Co-Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehrene Kaur Pirzada
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie image
Director: Karan Johar
Co-Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lisa Haydon
Sultan (2016)Sultan movie image
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Co-Stars: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Naveen Kumar
Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)Dil Dhadakne Do movie image
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Co-Stars: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Rahul Bose
Bombay Velvet (2015)Bombay Velvet movie image
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Co-Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Karan Johar
NH10 (2015)NH10 movie image
Director: Navdeep Singh
Co-Stars: Darshan Kumaar, Neil Bhoopalam
PK (2014)pk movie image
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Co-Stars: Aamir Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Saurabh Shukla
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013)Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola movie image
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Co-Stars: Imran Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Aarya Babbar
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie image
Director: Yash Chopra
Co-Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, June Smit
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011)Ladies vs Ricky Bahl1 movie image
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Co-Stars: Ranveer Singh
Patiala House (2011)Patiala House movie image
Director: Nikkhil Advani
Co-Stars: Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Prem Chopra
Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)Band Baaja Baaraat movie image
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Co-Stars: Ranveer Singh, Shena Gamat, Manit Joura
Badmaash Company (2010)anushka sharma with shahid kapoor in Badmaash Company
Director: Parmeet Sethi
Co-Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi movie image
Director: Aditya Chopra
Co-Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Vinay Pathak, Bobby Bedi

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