Anushka Sharma (pronounced born 1 May 1988) is an Indian film actress and producer. She has established a career in Hindi cinema, and is one of the most popular actresses in India. She has received one Filmfare Award from six nominations.

Born in Ayodhya and raised in Bangalore, Sharma had her first modelling assignment for the fashion designer Wendell Rodricks in 2007 and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career as a model. Following an audition at Yash Raj Films, she made her screen debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), for which she received her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. The sleeper hit Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) marked a turning point in her career, earning her praise and several accolades.As of September 2014, Sharma is pursuing a Master of Economics degree through correspondence. She started practising vegetarianism in 2015. The Times of India has listed her as one of “Bollywood’s hottest vegetarian celebrities”. She was also named as the “hottest vegetarian of 2015” by PETA .She is an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation. Sharma has confessed to being a victim of anxiety disorder and seeking treatment for it. As of September 2015, Sharma is in a relationship with cricketer Virat Kohli.Their relationship has attracted substantial media coverage in India, though she is reluctant to openly talk about Sharma featured on’s list of “Bollywood’s Best Actors” for Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), and NH10 (2015). She was also featured in their list of “Bollywood’s Best Dressed Actresses” in 2012–13.She held the fifth position on The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” In 2012, she appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list based on income and popularity of India’s celebrities. She remained in the top fifty spots for three consecutive years, listed at the thirty-sixth spot in 2012, the thirty-first spot in 2013, and the forty-second spot in 2014 I 2015, she was ranked nineteenth with an estimated annual .