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Kriti Kharbanda at the GQ Best Dressed Awards 2017
Born Kriti Kharbanda
29 October 1990 (age 27)
New Delhi, India
Years active 2009 – present
Ashwini Kharbanda (Father)
Rajni Kharbanda (Mother)
Kriti Kharbanda (born 29 October 1990) is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Kannada along with Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films. After beginning the career as a model she made her acting debut with the Telugu film Boni (2009). Subsequently, she went on to become one of the top actresses in Kannada. She's recently made her debut in Tamil and Hindi film industry as well.
In 2013 & 2015, she was voted Bangalore Times' Most Desirable Woman.Public recognition and widespread success (2013–15)
Her career in Kannada however saw an upswing with the romantic comedy Googly. Her portrayal of a medical student was lauded by critics. Sify, in particular, praised Kriti, calling her "The heart and soul of the movie...who emerges triumphant on the big screen with some fine acting". The film went on to collect over ₹15 crores at the box office, emerging as one of the highest-grossing Kannada films in 2013. Kriti's rise in popularity resulted in her being voted Bengaluru Times Most Desirable Woman of 2013.
Following the success of Googly, she became an even more sought-after actress in Kannada cinema. She stated that she received a lot of offers after Googly including two Bollywood projects that she had to refuse since she was too busy shooting for her previously signed films. Her 2014 Kannada releases, Super Ranga starring Upendra, Belli, in which she was paired with Shiva Rajkumar, and Thirupati Express, a remake of the Telugu film Venkatadri Express, all fetched a generally positive response. Her performance in Super Ranga won her the Critics' Best Actress Award at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards  as well as her first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. Kriti's most recent Kannada film Minchagi Nee Baralu released in December 2015 to positive reviews. She received special praise, with the Times of India saying that she's the "biggest plus point of the film".
Her upcoming Kannada releases are Sanju Weds Geetha-2, which will see her playing a blind character, Dalapathy starring Nenapirali Prem, and Paapu where she plays the central role. She's also signed up to play the female lead in Maasti Gudi opposite Duniya Vijay. This film will be directed by Nagashekar.
Kriti recently was seen in a pivotal role in the Telugu film Bruce Lee - The Fighter directed by Srinu Vaitla, and starring Ram Charan. Her upcoming Tamil debut venture is opposite composer-turned-actor G. V. Prakash Kumar and is coincidentally also titled Bruce Lee.
2009 Boni Pragathi Sumanth Telugu Telugu debut
2010 Chiru Madhu Chiranjeevi Sarja Kannada Kannada debut
2011 Ala Modalaindi Simran Nani Telugu Cameo appearance
Teen Maar Vasumathi Pawan Kalyan
2012 Mr. Nookayya Anuradha Manoj Manchu
Prem Adda Girija Prem Kannada
2013 Galaate Ankitha Prajwal Devraj
Ongole Githa Sandhya Ram Pothineni Telugu
Om 3D Anjali Nandumuri Kalyan Ram
Googly Swati Yash Kannada Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress—Kannada
2014 Tirupati Express Prarthana Sumanth Shailendar
Super Ranga Swathi Upendra SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics)
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada–
Belli Sneha Shivarajkumar
2015 Minchagi Nee Baralu Priyanka Diganth
Bruce Lee - The Fighter Kavya Raam Charan Telugu
2016 Raaz: Reboot Shaina Emraan Hashmi Hindi Hindi debut
2017 Bruce Lee Saroja Devi G.V.Prakash Kumar Tamil Tamil debut
Masti Gudi Raani Duniya Vijay Kannada
Guest Iin London Anaya Karthik Aryan Hindi
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Aarti Rajkumar Rao
2018 Veerey Ki Wedding Geet Pulkit Samrat
Dalapathi Vaidhei Prem Kumar Kannada
Karwan dagger Dulquer Salman
Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se dagger Dharmendra , Sunny Deol,
Raana dagger Yash Kannada TBA
2019 Operation Khukri dagger TBA Shah Rukh Khan Hindi Announced