Namrata Shirodkar clinched the
Miss India title in 1993. She was born on January 22, 1972, in Mumbai She even represented India in Miss Universe beauty pageant and finished fifth. She has now settled down in Hyderabad after marrying Telugu superstar
Her Bollywood journey took off with the release of film’ Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’( 1998) with
Salman Khan and
Twinkle Khanna and there was no looking back for her since then. She established herself one of the hottest leading ladies of B-town, she thereafter appeared n supporting roles in many movies and had won many hearts.
She acted with leading stars such as
Madhuri Dixit, Tabu. Sunil Shetty etc. She was highly praised for her performance in Astitva(2000) and Dil Vil Pyar Vyar(2002). In 2003, she was cast in a multi-star movie LOC Kargil directed by J P Dutta which was a major hit. Besides Hindi, she also acted in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and even Marathi films. Namrata also appeared in a 2004 English/American romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha.
The film was a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She played one of the sister character (Jaya) who wanted to get married to a rich man. Her role was appreciated and the film was hit in overseas. This actress’ first film got never released till date. It was a film with Akshaya Kumar and Sunil Shetty.
She did not act in many Bollywood films as she was dating Telugu star Mahesh Babu when they were shooting for Vamsi(2000). After a couple of years of dating, she finally tied her knot with Mahesh Babu in 2005.. The couple has a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamanen who was born in 2006 and a girl child named Sitara born on July 2012.