Isha Koppikar is a Model and an Actress. She has worked in Indian television industry too.
Isha Koppikar is known for her Bollywood movies but she also has a good connect with Indian television industry. After completing her graduation in ‘Life Sciences’ from Ramnarain Ruia College of Mumbai she started working as a model and got meaty roles for L’Oreal, Camay, Rexona, Coca Cola and Tips & toes. In the year 1995, she appeared as a contestant for
Miss India contest and won the title of Miss Talent Crown. After three years, she appeared in a Tamil movie Kaadhal Kavithai and after that she got a number of Bollywood films to raise a successful career. She is known for her fitness and she is a black belt champion in Taekwondo. It should be noted that Isha Koppikar got lead heroine roles only in Tamil movies while in Bollywood movies she either got supportive roles, or dance numbers. She has also worked in a few Kannada and Telugu movies.
Isha Koppikar got meaty roles in some Bollywood movies such as Kaante,
Dil Ka Rishta, Pinjar, Qayamat: City Under Threat,
Krishna Cottage, Girlfriend, and Kya Kool Hai Hum. In 2006, she worked with
Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Don: The Chase Begins. In 2008, she appeared in one of her most successful Bollywood films Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi.
In the year 2006, she appeared on the stage of Indian Idol Grand Finale and performed a dance number with the finalists of the show. In the year 2007, she again appeared on television as she took part as a judge in the dancing competition television show
Nach Baliye 3. After two years, she again worked for television when she hosted and presented the live wrestling show 100% De Dhana Dhan which was aired on Colors television channel.
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Isha Koppikar is an Indian actress, model and a beauty queen best known for her work in some south Indian films during the late 90’s. She also won the Miss India title and had done some modeling earlier before making her entry into cinema. Her career was short lived as she tied the knot and got settled in life. Popular for her stunning look and refreshing smile, she bagged some Bollywood films too in her movie career. It was opposite Shahrukh Khan she was destined to make her debut, but luck did not shine, as the film was scrapped and she moved towards south Indian films to make her luck smile.
Her debut film was Kaadhal Kavithai released in 1998, which was directed by Agathiyan and maestro Ilayaraja composed the music. In the same year, there were two more releases. One was En Swasa Kaatre opposite
Arvind Swamy directed by K S Ravi, music composedby A R Rahman. Her third film was a cameo in Praveen Kanth’s Jodi. In 1999, she acted in another Tamil movie Nenjinile opposite Vijay and acted in Chandralekha opposite Nagarjuna, which also had Ramya Krishna in the lead role.
In 2000, she acted in a small role in Hindi Film Fiza and bagged some Kannada films later on. She acted in four big Kannada films which established her well down south. Her role in Kannada films still remains best in her career.
After getting married to her boyfriend, Timmy Narang on 29 November 2009, she bid good-bye to the film industry. Though she was seen in some realty shows, she continues to be a fashion designer, which is her hobby. She was seen as Anita, Don’s ally and girlfriend in Dons: The Chase Begins Again.
Koppikar has acted in over forty films and has several Hindi, Tamil and Kannada films to her Credit. She acted opposite Superstars such as Vijayakanth, Vijay,
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Govinda.