Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut in the Telugu film Desamuduru (2007),
winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. She then appeared in a couple of high-budget Telugu films, including Kantri (2008) and Maska
(2009). She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai (2011) and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham
(2011), Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013) and Maan Karate (2014).
Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, for
which she received the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards, and appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik
Hansika made her debut in a lead role in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film Desamuduru, opposite Allu Arjun, earning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
– South for her performance. Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Kaa Surroor — a moderate hit.
She next signed the Hindi film titled He: The Only One, where she was to essay the role of a killer, hell-bent on taking revenge for her family, but the film
was later shelved.
Hansika is involved in many philanthropic activities. She provides monetary support for the education of 25 underprivileged children and also takes care of
the medical needs of 10 women affected with breast cancer. She is the brand Ambassador of ‘Chennai turns Pink’, an awareness program to create breast
cancer awareness among urban women.
In 2014, she was featured in Forbes’ list of 250 celebrities that make it to the 100 Most Influential Celebrities nominees list.