Adah Sharma is an Indian film actress who mainly appears in Hindi and Telugu language films. Sharma, after finishing her schooling, made her acting debut
with a leading role in the 2008 Hindi language horror film 1920, a box office success. Her portrayal of a possessed woman in the film was critically praised
and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. After the release of her critically and commercially successful romantic comedy film
Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), she ventured into the South Indian film industries, where her first six films—five in Telugu language—the romantic thriller Heart
Attack (2014), the drama S/O Satyamurthy (2015), the action comedy Subramanyam for Sale (2015), the romance Garam (2016) and the thriller Kshanam
(2016) and one in Kannada— the action thriller Rana Vikrama (2015), achieved commercial success and garnered her critical appreciation for her

These prime accomplishments has established her as one of the most promising new actresses of Telugu cinema.

Trying to enter the film industry, Sharma auditioned for several roles in Mumbai, but was rejected either because of her curly hair or because the makers felt
that she looked too young.She eventually landed the lead female role in the 2008 Hindi horror film 1920 opposite Rajneesh Duggal and directed by Vikram
Bhatt. Her portrayal of a possessed woman was unanimously praised by critics. The Times of India’s Nikhat Kazmi commented that she “delivers a
consummate performance”, while Ashok Nayak from wrote that she “rocks in her debut with a great performance”. Other reviewers labelled
her performance as “excellent”,”(exceptionally) brilliant”, and “incredibly convincing”.