Guwahati: Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma turns 34 today (May 1). The talented actress has been in Bollywood for more than a decade now and taken up unique roles that showcased her acting prowess.
From making a smashing debut in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan as a simple Punjabi girl Taani to donning a producer’s hat—Anushka has surely come a long way.
On the occasion of her birthday, here’s a list of her best movies the actress:
RAB NE BANA DI JODI
Anushka kickstarted her career with Aditya Chopra’s romantic drama and Shah Rukh Khan starrer in which she played the role of a young bride, Tani Sahni. The film was a huge commercial success for which Anushka earned Filmfare Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Female Debut.
Band Baaja Baaraat
This romantic comedy co-starring Ranveer Singh was a big hit for Anushka’s career. In the film, she played the role of an ambitious, middle-class Punjabi woman who starts a wedding planning business. Sharma claims this was a tough role for her as she had to learn the Punjabi dialect but she pulled it off brilliantly! For this film, she received a second nomination for Best Actress in the Filmfare Awards.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
This film was Anushka’s fifth collaboration with Yash Raj Films. She played the role of Akira Rai, a Discovery Channel reporter for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film was a smashing success at the box office and became the third highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2012.
Anushka shocked everyone with her new stylish bob-cut hairdo in Rajkumar Hirani’s religious satire ‘PK’, in which she played a reporter. The film was widely praised and turned out to be the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.
This crime-thriller was produced by Anushka’s production house Clean Slate Filmz. The film revolved around a married couple who are threatened by a group of criminals after an altercation.
The actress played a wrestler in the Ali Abbas Zafar film, and the film ranked among Indian cinema’s biggest grossers.
DIL DHADAKNE DO
Zoya Akhtar’s family drama was about a dysfunctional modern family. Anushka’s short role in the film was liked by the audience.
AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL
The same year, she starred in Karan Johar’s film which got rave review and set the cash registers ringing from Day 1. Anushka’s performance was also applauded.
It was a biopic based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, played by Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka played the role of a journalist. The film turned out to be a super hit.
Based on the Make-in-India movement, the film inspired to be self-employed and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Anushka’s look as well as the performance of a lower-middle-class housewife was highly praised by the masses along with that of Varun Dhawan.
Anushka, who was last seen in the 2018 release Zero, is all set to end her over 4-year-long hiatus from the big screen. The actor has a number of interesting projects in her kitty. While some have been officially announced, others are yet to be confirmed.