Bhumi Pednekar Biography, Age, Height, Family, Education, First Movie & More

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Who is Bhumi Pednekar?

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar was born on 18 July 1989 (age 31 years as of 2020). She is a talented Indian actress and mainly works in the Hindi film industry.

She is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards including several other awards in different categories.

Bhumi is well known for her performances in the movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Saand Ki Aankh (2019), Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019).

Biography/Wiki

Personal Info

Real NameBhumi Pednekar
NicknameBhumi
ProfessionActor, Model
Zodiac SignCancer
Date of Birth18 July 1989
Age31 Years in 2020
Birth PlaceMumbai, India
SchoolArya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai
College/UniversityMumbai University,
Whistling Woods International (Mumbai)
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Commerce
HobbiesReading, Yoga
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism

Family

Bhumi with her family

Bhumi was born to Satish Pednekar and Sumitra Hooda Pednekar in Mumbai and belongs to a Hindu family background. She is of Marathi and Haryanvi descent. Her father was a former home and labor minister of Maharashtra and died of oral cancer in 2011. Her mother comes from a politically influential family from Haryana[1]Livemint and currently working as an anti-tobacco activist. Bhumi has one younger sister named Samiksha Pednekar. Samiksha is a model and lawyer[2]Dnaindia.

Bhumi with her sister

Education

Bhumi did her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu, Mumbai. After schooling, she earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai. She then enrolled in Whistling Woods International (Runs by famous film director Subhash Ghai) to pursue communication and media arts. But in the middle of her studies, she was thrown out of the college due to poor attendance.

Body Measurements

Figure Measurement34-28-36 Inches
HeightFeet: 5 Feet 1¾ Inches [3]IMDB
Meters: 1.57 m
Centimeters: 157 cm
Breast34 Inches
Waist28 Inches
Hips36 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Income

Net WorthApprox $1 million (Rs 7 crore in 2020) [4]Republicworld
SalaryRs 1 – 2 crore per movie
Brand EndorsementRs 40 – 50 Lakh
HouseJuhu, Mumbai
CarsRange Rover SUV

Boyfriends / Affairs

Bhumi and Jackky Bhagnani

It was rumored that Bhumi and Jackky Bhagnani (who is an actor) were dating each other. However, both denied such rumors in front of the media.

Favorite Things

ActorShahrukh Khan, Amir Khan
ActressPriyanka Chopra
MovieRaja Hindustani (1996)
FoodKeto Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni, Missi Roti, Homemade Food, Pizza
Holiday DestinationIbiza
ColourRed, White

First Movie

Bhumi in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Bhumi made her acting debut in the Bollywood film Dum Laga Ke Haisha in 2015. She appeared in it opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and it was directed by Sharat Kataria. She won the Filmfare Award, Screen Award, and Zee Cine Award for the Best Female Debut for her brilliant performance.

Some Unknown Facts

  • Before stepped into the film industry, she wanted to join the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
  • To study acting from Subhash Ghai acting school (Whistling Woods International), her parents took out the loan but due to poor attendance, she was expelled. After a year and a half, she works as an assistant film director in Yash Raj Films to repay the loan.
  • She worked as an assistant film director for six years and assisted in films like Chak De! India (2007), Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year (2009), Teen Patti (2010).
  • Yash Raj Films signed her for three projects when she got selected for the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
  • According to the script demand, she put on 27 kgs in her debut film.
  • Bhumi has been the cover face of various magazines like Filmfare, Femina, Vogue, Peacock, Cosmopolitan, Women, Asian Spa, FHM, Verve, Wedding Affair.
Bhumi in magazine cover
  • She is so filmy that, she has watched KRK’s Deshdrohi (2008) about 100 times.
  • Bhumi has won the Face of Asia Award at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held in 2019. She said in an interview after winning the award that “it’s my first international win so I am very proud of it. I have aspired to act in films that have something important to say and have worked sincerely to deliver convincing performances. I hope to be part of brilliant cinema that will be liked and remembered fondly in the future[5]Zeenews”.
  • She runs a campaign called “Climate Warrior” against climate change and also joined a campaign named “Young Earth Champions“, a nationwide contest to inspire climate-conscious students.[6]Timesofindia

Awards

Bhumi holding Filmfare award
MoviesAwardsCategory
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2016)Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, Screen Award, Stardust Award, IIFA AwardBest Female Debut
Saand Ki Aankh (2020)Filmfare Award, Screen AwardBest Actress
Bala (2020)Zee Cine AwardBest Supporting Actress

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