Happy Birthday Hansika Motwani: Here’s a look at her silver screen journey in pictures
The actress turns 31 years old today
The talented actress Hansika Motwani turns a year older
With many projects under her belt, the years to come ahead look fabulous for the actress. We all remember the cute bob haircut girl on television who made the audience fall in love with her acting skills in the kid's fiction show Shaka Laka Boom Boom. Yes, Hansika Motwani, the little girl now famously known for her acting across the entertainment industry of India turns a year older. From playing child lead to now leading actress opposite actors, such as Allu Arjun and Suriya among others, the 31-year-old actress has come a long way. Now, at a successful stage in her acting career spanning over two decades, the Puli actress has more victorious years to come.
The actress’ journey from a child artist in television to films
It all began in the year 2000 when a fictional magical show for children, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, was aired on Doordarshan. While the main character of the show along with the magic pencil reached every Indian household, Motwani’s performance was appreciated. As the show ran a good course of four seasons, giving 491 episodes, Hansika Motwani’s presence grew and so did her popularity.
Hansika’s television projects after Shaka Laka Boom
After the show ended, the actress went on to act in other serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Son Pari, and Karishma Kaa Karishma. Along with that she also worked in films such as Hawa, Koi... Mil Gaya, Jaago, Hum Kaun Hai?, Aabra Ka Daabra, as a child artist.
Hansika Motwani’s big screen debut
Then just at the age of 15 years, Hansika Motwani made her film debut as the leading lady. In the ace director Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru, opposite Allu Arjun. Such was her performance in her debut film that it earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her performance.
Further success as a leading lady
After this, there was no looking back for the actress. After Desamuduru’s success as an actress, Hansika Motwani appeared in the Hindi film Aap Kaa Surroor with Himesh Reshammiya. And later in 2008, she went on to star opposite yet another leading man in the South film industry, Jr NTR in the action film Kantri.
Over time, her presence as an actor went on to establish more in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. However, she did appear in only one Kannada film in 2008 opposite Puneeth Rajkumar in Bindaas.
The fame and success that followed
In 2011, Hansika Motwani finally made her Tamil cinema debut with the action comedy film Mappillai starring Dhanush. This film was yet another in her line of making her debut with top-notch leading male actors. The same year she delivered two successful Tamil films, namely Engeyum Kadhal and Velayudham - alongside Vijay.
Hansika’s success in the South Indian film industry
From there on, the actress worked in numerous Tamil and Telugu movies. And at the 60th Filmfare Awards South, she received her first Best Actress nomination for her performance in the film. Some Tamil films with her stellar performances are Settai, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Singam II, and Biriyani. Some Telugu films are the comedy movie Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda and Power. Last seen in the Tamil film Maha, Hansika Motwani currently has a few Telugu and Tamil films under her kitty. But at the same time, there are rumours going around of marriages on the cards.
Last Updated: 03.49 PM, Aug 09, 2022