TOP 10 KANNADA ACTRESSES WHO WERE MODELS BEFORE MAKING THEIR FILM DEBUT
Modeling is one of the great ways for any actress to enter the film industry. And you will find many actresses that were models before making their film debut. Actresses are known for their hotness and bold look with their beautiful performances. The Kannada film industry has some of the best actresses making the audience go crazy. Here we have the list of the top 10 actresses who were models before entering the film industry. The list includes Tanya Hope, Srinidhi Shetty, Asha Bhat, Nabha Natesh, and many more.
1. Srinidhi Shetty
Srinidhi Shetty is an Indian actress who won the Miss Supranational 2016 pageant and has crowned Miss Diva Supranational 2016. She later made her acting debut in Prashanth Neel’s film K.G.F: Chapter 1. Shetty is the winner of Miss Karnataka 2015 and Miss Beautiful Smile. Recently she appeared in films like K.G.F: Chapter 2 and Cobra.
2. Nabha Natesh
Nabha Natesh made her acting debut in the Kannada film Vajrakaya alongside Shiva Rajkumar. She is an Indian model and actress who mainly works in Kannada and Telugu cinema. She has also received the Miss Intellectual award and was in the top 11 list of Femina Miss India Bangalore 2013.
3. Asha Bhat
Asha Bhat started her acting career in the Hindi film Junglee in 2019 and was born on 5 September 1992. She later starred in the action thriller Kannada film Roberrt in 2021 and was nominated for the Filmfare South Award. She is the first Indian to win the Miss Supranational 2014 pageant and also won Miss Congeniality, Miss Fascinating, and Miss Beautiful Smile.
4. Tanya Hope
As an actor, Tanya Hope predominantly works in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil cinema. She first appeared in the Telugu film Appatlo Okadundevadu in 2016. Tanya was the finalist of Femina Miss India 2015 and won the Miss India Kolkata 2015. Her notable films are Thadam, Yajamana, Amar, Dharala Prabhu, and Idhe Maa Katha.
Roshni Prakash started her acting career in 2016 with the Telugu film Saptagiri Express and is an Indian actress and model. Later she appeared in Kannada films like Ajaramara, Kavaludaari, and Lucky Man. In 2016, she was the finalist of Femina Miss India South and became popular with her looks and boldness.
Ragini Dwivedi is an actress who started her acting career in the film industry with Veera Madakari in 2009. As a model, She began modeling in 2008 and worked with Lakme Fashion Week, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Sri Lanka fashion week, and more. She was the first runner-up in the Femina Miss India contest in Hyderabad. She rose to fame with films like Bangari, Kempe Gowda, and Shiva.
7. Aindrita Ray
Aindrita Ray is an actress who made her acting debut in the Kannada film Meravanige in 2007. She is one of the leading actresses in the Sandalwood cinema and appeared in several commercially successful films. She is known for her role in Manasaare as a mentally challenged girl. She also appeared in films like Mast Maja Maadi, Ziddi, and Bhavai.
Sanjjanaa Galrani is an actress and model who mainly works in Kannada and Telugu film industries. She appeared in more than 60 television ads, including a Fastrack advertisement with John Abraham. She made her Kannada film debut in 2006 with the film Ganda Hendathi. Her films include, Sardaar Gabbar Singh, 2 Countries, and Aaraattu.
Shubha Poonja is an Indian actress who worked as a model before making her film debut. She is the winner of Miss Chennai-Top Model 2003 and appeared in various television ads. She made her acting debut in 2004 in Machi and is best known for her role in Moggina Manasu.
10. Jennifer Kotwal
Jennifer Kotwal is a model and Indian actress who mainly works in Kannada, Hindi, and Telugu cinema. She started her acting career in 2005 in the Kannada film Jogi and received critical acclaim. She appeared in films like Sathyavan Savithri, Mast Maja Maadi, Appu and Pappu, Yaadein, and Naaga.