Adah Sharma 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 performances.
These prime accomplishments has established her as one of the most promising new actresses of Telugu cinema.
Adah Sharma is a Tamil Brahmin born in Palakkad, Kerala and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father S. L. Sharma, who hailed from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, was a captain in the merchant navy and her mother, a native from Nattupura (bordering Palakkad), is a classical dancer.
Adah did her schooling from Auxilium Convent High School in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai. When she was in Class X, she had decided to become an actress. She wanted to drop out of school but her parents insisted that she at least complete her schooling.
After finishing her Plus Two, she stopped studying.
Sharma is a gymnast. She has been dancing since the age of three and has completed her graduation in Kathak from the Natraj Gopi Krishna Kathak Dance Academy in Mumbai.
She also learned salsa for four months in the US, besides jazz and ballet and has claimed to be “very good” at belly dancing as well.
Sharma had three releases in February 2016, two of which were in Telugu language. Her first film, the romantic comedy Garam was directed by Madan and she was cast as the love interest of the character played by Aadi.
Her next film was the acclaimed thriller Kshanam where she played the central role of Swetha, who seeks help from her ex-boyfriend (Adivi Sesh). Both Garam and Kshanam received positive reviews upon the releases and proved to be profitable ventures at the Box office India.