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Kriti Kharbanda


Kriti Kharbanda (born 29 October 1990) is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Kannada, Hindi, and Telugu language films. After beginning her career as a model, she made her acting debut with the Telugu film Boni (2009) and her Kannada film debut with Chirru (2010).


Following a few unsuccessful films, Kharbanda received SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Kannada nomination for portraying a medical student in Google (2013) and the leading lady in Super Ranga (2014). 


She won the SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics) for the latter. She portrayed an IAS Aspirant in Bruce Lee: The Fighter (2015), for which she received Filmfare and SIIMA Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu nominations. Kharbanda's other successful films include the Kannada films, Tirupathi Express, Belli Both (2014), and Minchagi Nee Baralu (2015).


Kharbanda made her Hindi film debut with Raaz: Reboot (2016) and played a PCS Officer in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017). Her notable Hindi films include Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018), Housefull 4 (2019), which is her highest-grossing release, Taish (2020) and 14 Phere (2021).


 Taish received ITA Award for Popular Actress - OTT nomination.

She is a recipient of a SIIMA Award along with two Filmfare Awards South nominations. In addition to her acting career, Kharbanda is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.


Kriti Kharbanda was born on 29 October 1990 in a Punjabi Hindu family in New Delhi. She has a younger sister Ishita Kharbanda and a younger brother Jaiwardhan Kharbanda, who is the co-founder of Paper Plane Productions. She moved to Bangalore in the early 1990s with her family.


Kharbanda was educated at Baldwin Girls' High School, Bangalore, and at the Bishop Cotton Girls' School, Bangalore. She graduated from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore. She also holds a diploma in jewelry design.


According to her, she was very active in cultural activities during school and college. As a child, she was also featured in a number of advertisements and she continued modeling while in school/college, stating that she "always loved doing TV commercials". 


Her prominent modeling campaigns during her college days were for Bhima Jewellers, Spar, and Fair & Lovely. Her photo on the Spar billboard caught the attention of NRI director Raj Pippala who was looking for a heroine for his film, and that paved the way for her acting career.


 She said that she had initially no plans of becoming an actress and that it was only because of her mother's encouragement that she considered it seriously.

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