Model-turned- actor Kriti Kharbanda is a popular actress in Sandalwood and Tollywood, who was born in New Delhi and brought up in Bangalore. She took active part in dramas and other cultural activities when she was in college, which gave her space in acting and even modeling. Even in her college days, she did take up assignments in advertisements. Her much popular advertisement in Fair & lovely caught the attention of an NRI director. Director Raj Pippala was in Chennai in search of a new face for his film “ Boni”( Telugu film in 2009) and happened to see her face on the billboard. He contacted her through a mediator in Bengaluru and she had to go to an audition for the film. As many as 150 new faces had to contest for the heroine role, but luckily she was selected. The film “Boni” did not do well at the box office, despite the fact that it had a star like Sumanth. After completing the Telugu flick Boni, she did a Kannada film ‘Chiru’, which was a moderate hit. Along with Chiru, she appeared in Teen Maar with Pawan Kalyan (2012) which was also an average grosser. During this period, she did not make any difference with Telugu and Kannada film offers. In 2012, she had two Telugu and two Kannada films. Her release of romantic comedy ‘’Googly’’ was the highest grosser in 2013 which made her a busy actress in Sandalwood. Modeling still interests her a lot. She also hopes to become a jewelry designer in future when she stops acting in films. 

Having won many hearts in Sandalwood, this beautiful actress looks very promising now. She is raising the bar with a line up films in Kannada (“Naa Mechida Huduga”, “ Belli”, “Sanju Weds Geetha 2” and “Dalapathy”), which will speak a lot of her acting capabilities. She wants to make her own mark in the industry by doing better movies. Her film Bruce Lee (Telugu) with Ram Charan is also eagerly awaited. Whether it is Sandalwood or Tollywood, this actress had got all the right opportunities and she seems to be utilizing them well. She has the luck and even acting skills which have made her a unique star now.
Kranti Redkar Hindi Actress

Kranti Redkar

Kranti Redkar is one of the Marathi film actresses who is known for her acting prowess in stage, theater, Television and even films. She was known for Prakash Jha’s Bollywood flick Gangajal where she played the role of a kidnapped girl “Apoorva” based on whom the film had got translated. Kranti is known for movies like Gangajal and as much as she is known for “Chikani Chameli” song in Agneepath( 2012). She is also identified as glamorous ‘Kombadi Palali…’ girl for the Marathi film “Jatra”( 2006). In 2015, she took direction with great and natural zeal. Her first debut as a director was for a Marathi film titled “Kaakan” ( which means bangles). In this film, she had done the work of writing, screenplay, dialogues, lyrics and even handled choreography in the film “Kaakan”. In this film she did not take up the lead role of actress, but she gave the actress role to Urmila Kanetkar Kothare. This film is a love story set on the backdrop of beautiful place called Konkan. She grew up in this region from the childhood and therefore gave a good narration to the film, which presented the sequences in the film well. She will soon be busy with her next project, in which Kranti Redikar will be seen both as an actor and director. Initially, the film “Kaakan” was taken up as a short film, but later when she felt that the film had potential to be made into a full length feature film, she decided to make Kaakan as a total film experience. Kranti is playing psychiatrist role in Kachra, a role of a terrorist in “Bombay Times’’ and a role of surrogate mother in “Karaar”. Her first directional debut Kaakan is considered to be an inspiration taken from K. Balachander’s film Ek Duje Ke Liya.

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Kumkum

The period of 1950s & 60s was the period when film was music and music was film. Those days Hindi cinema had featured some great classical dance sequences which required the dancing abilities of heroines. Though Padmini, Ragini or Vyjayanthimala were known as classical dancers who graced the cinema, then, but one cannot forget the name of Kumkum, who had raised to popularity much before them. It is quite difficult to maintain grace while being swift in dance, and Kumkum was excellent at that. That is why she could perform the classical dance on the semi-classical song "Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re’’ with Dilip Kumar in Kohinoor(1960). Being an expert Kathak dancer, she presented many songs and dance sequence easily which only Helen could perform then. As she was a gifted dancer, she could match her dancing ability to interpret words set to music, and the presentation of meaning through gestures. She was trained in Kathak by the famous Pandit Shambhu Maharaj. She had performed some classical and semi-classical hits on screen. Much before Kohinoor, she also made her appearance in number of classic films such as CID, Mother India, House No 44 etc. Before Kohinoor could release, it was Guru Dutt who discovered her dancing talent and wanted to picturise a song “Kabhie Aar Kabhi Paar’ (1954) on Kumkum. Later, she was given a small role, even in Pyasa. Kumkum was an excellent actress too. She also paired with Dharmendra in Lalkar(1972) . She appeared for Geet (1970) with Mala Sinha and Rajendra Kumar. She was a co-star of Feroz Khan and Kishore Kumar too. She acted with even Dharmendra. After her marriage, she left acting totally. She acted in almost 115 films in her career. She also acted in the first ever Bhojpuri film.

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Kumkum Hindi Actress