Hansika Motwani (born 9 August 1991) is an Indian actress who works primarily in Tamil and Telugu films. Hansika began her career as a child actor in Hindi films before moving on to lead roles in Telugu films such as Desamuduru (2007), Kantri (2008), and Maska (2010). (2009). She began her Tamil film career with Mappillai (2011) and has since appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films including Engeyum Kadhal (2011), Velayudham (2011), Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013), Singam II (2013), and Aranmanai (2014). (2014). She also appeared in the Malayalam film Villain (2017).
Hansika Motwani was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, to a Sindhi family (present-day Mumbai). Pradeep Motwani, her father, is a businessman, and Mona Motwani is a dermatologist. In Mumbai, she attended the Podar International School and the International Curriculum School, Santacruz.
Hansika began her television career in 2001 with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. Later, she appeared in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and as one of the children in Koi... Mil Gaya, alongside Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan.
She made her lead debut in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru at the age of 15 and won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South for her performance. She later co-starred with Himesh Reshammiya in the Hindi film Aap Kaa Surroor.
Bindaas, starring Puneeth Rajkumar, was her first and only Kannada film, released in 2008. Later that year, she co-starred with Jr. NTR in Kantri.
Hansika made her Tamil film debut in 2016 with Mappillai. Engeyum Kadhal, her next Tamil film, was a commercial success. The following year, she co-starred in Velayudham with Vijay.
She had two releases in 2012, one in Tamil and one in Telugu. M. Rajesh's romantic comedy film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, her first release, became her first runaway hit and earned her positive reviews for her performance. In Telugu, she appeared in Denikaina Ready, which received positive feedback from the public. For her performance in the films, she received her first Best Actress nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards South. She appeared in four Tamil films in 2013, including Settai, Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Hari's Singam II, which starred Suriya, and Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani, which starred Suriya's brother Karthi. In 2014, she had five films released, two of which were Telugu films, the comedy Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda and the action-masala film Power. Her Tamil films include Sivakarthikeyan's fantasy Maan Karate, Sundar C.'s horror comedy Aranmanai, and the action thriller Meaghamann.
Her first 2015 release was Aambala, her third collaboration with Sundar C. Romeo Juliet, her second release that year, marked her second collaboration with Jayam Ravi. She also appeared alongside Silambarasan in Vaalu.
Sundar C.'s Aranmanai 2 received mixed reviews in 2016. Later that year, Hansika had a string of flops, including Uyire Uyire and Pokkiri Raja. Her most recent film, Manithan, with Udhayanidhi Stalin, was released in 2016.
Bogan was her first release in 2017, and it received positive reviews. Many critics praised her performance in the pre-climax and introduction scenes. She has also appeared in the Telugu film Luckunnodu. In 2017, she made her Malayalam film debut with Villain.
Gulaebaghavali, her first release of 2018, starred her as Viji, a con artist. Thuppakki Munai, starring Vikram Prabhu, was her other 2018 release. In 2019, she co-starred with Atharvaa in the Tamil film 100, directed by Sam Anton, and opposite Sundeep Kishan in the Telugu film Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL.
Hansika Motwani was the lead actress in Maha (2022), her 50th film.
Motwani converted to Buddhism in his personal life. "The best way for me to effectively de-stress is to chant- Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo, as I strongly follow Buddhism," she said in an interview. Chanting, according to the actress, has aided her both personally and professionally.
Motwani married her long-term boyfriend, businessman Sohail Khaturiya, on December 4, 2022, in Jaipur's Mundota Fort and Palace.
Other work and media representation
Motwani is involved in charitable activities. She contributes financially to the education of underprivileged children and breast cancer patients. She is the brand ambassador for Chennai Turns Pink, a breast cancer awareness programme for women.
She was named one of Forbes' top 250 celebrities in 2014.
|Koi... Mil Gaya||Priya|
|Hum Kaun Hai?||Sara Williams|
|Aabra Ka Daabra||Pinky|
|2007||Desamuduru||Vaishali||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South|
|Aap Kaa Surroor||Ria Bakshi||Hindi||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||Ashima Kapoor||Hindi|
|2010||Seeta Ramula Kalyanam||Nandhini|
|Engeyum Kadhal||Kayalvizhi (Lolita)|
|Kandireega||Sruthi||Telugu||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Telugu)|
|Oh My Friend||Rithu||Telugu|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Meera Mahendrakumar||Tamil|
|Denikaina Ready||Sharmila||Telugu||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||Sanjana||Tamil||Bilingual film|
|2014||Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda||Honey||Telugu|
|Romeo Juliet||Aishwarya (Subbulakshmi)|
|Size Zero||Herself||Telugu||Bilingual film,|
|Singam 3||Sathya||Cameo appearance|
|Villain||Dr. Shreya Venkatesh||Malayalam|
|2019||NTR: Kathanayakudu||Jaya Prada||Telugu||Special appearance|
|Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL||Rukmini||Telugu|
|My Name Is Shruthi||Shruthi||Filming|
|Untitled Igore film||TBA||Filming|
|2001–2003||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Tina||Hindi|
|2001||Shaka Laka Boom Boom||Karuna / Shona|
|2002||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Baavri Virani|
|2003||Karishma Kaa Karishma||Teena|
|2004–05||Hum Do Hain Na||Kareena / Koel|
|2005||Celebrity Fame Gurukul||Herself (contestant)|
|2010||Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai||Chief Guest|
|2007||Ishq Na Karna||Agam Kumar Nigam and Tulsi Kumar||Hindi||T-Series|
|2021||Booty Shake||Tony Kakkar and Sonu Kakkar||Desi Music Factory|
|2022||Shreaam Pagal||Sunidhi Chauhan||Punjabi||YRF|
|2008||55th Filmfare Awards South||Best Debut actress||Desamuduru||Won|
|2014||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress||Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||Nominated|
|2022||10th South Indian International Movie Awards||Decade of Excellence in South Indian Cinema|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg|
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-36|
|Eye Colour||Hazel Green|
|Debut||TV (Child Actor): Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand (2001) as Tina, aired on Star Plus|
TV (Reality Show): Celebrity Fame Gurukul (2005), aired on Sony TV
Film (Child Actor): Hawa (2003) as Sasha
Film (Hindi): Aap Kaa Surroor (2007) as Ria Bakshi
Film (Telugu): Desamuduru (2007) as Vaishali
Film (Kannada): Bindaas (2008) as Preethi
Film (Tamil): Mappillai (2011) as Gayathri
Film (Malayalam): Villain (2017) as Dr. Shreya Venkatesh
|Awards||• 2003: Best Child Artist of the Year for Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand|
• 2008: 55th Filmfare Awards South for Best Debut Actress for the film Desamuduru
• 2014: South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress for the film Aranmanai
• 2015: Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine for the film Maan Karate
|Date of Birth||9 August 1991 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||31 Years|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Maharashtra (present-day Mumbai)|
|School||Podar International School, Mumbai|
|College/University||International Curriculum School, Mumbai|
|Religion/Religious Views||In 2010, she converted to Buddhism. In an interview, while talking about it, she said,|
"The best way to effectively de-stress is to chant ‘Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo’. I chant every morning. This practice strengthens compassion in my mind. For me, Buddhism aims to awaken people to the limitless potential and value of their own lives. Through chants, one can connect with God and can experience real peace of mind and spiritual well-being. Chanting helps me strike a balance. I am now able to manage stress better and am generally more positive when dealing with people.”
|Address||Bungalow No 47, Hansika House, RSC-2, Park Street, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||4 December 2022|
|Marriage Place||Mundota Fort and Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|Parents||Father- Pradeep Motwani (businessman)|
Mother- Mona Motwani (dermatologist)
|Siblings||Brother- Prashant Motwani (works in the corporate sector; image in parents' section)|
|Other Relative||Sister-in-law- Muskaan Nancy (TV actor)|
|Holiday Destination(s)||New York, London, Dubai, Paris|
|Auto Bizz Car Collection||• Rolls Royce Phantom|
• BMW 5-Series
• Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDI
• Mercedes Benz S class
• Jaguar XE
• Mercedes Benz GLE 250D
• Mercedes Benz E class
• Mercedes Benz S class
It’s been two years since my film release. I have learnt a lot in this period. Everyone has his own struggles, not that I am the only one who was suffering in life. They say that I am a born with silver spoon, but in the two years I experienced the difficulties faced by common man. I give all the money that I earn to my mother. In the two years, there were no films and I was completely broke. It was difficult for me to ask my mom to lend me money for survival. I lost everything. Offers went away, films did not release and nothing was working in my favour.”
He further said,
I thought my girlfriend (Hansika) will be with me, but she ditched me when I was struggling. (Laughs). I was hoping to forget my pain by looking at my child’s face after getting married, but that did not happen…I think the God is testing me. Everything had gone, but I only have this life. Then I realised that there is a purpose why I am still alive. In spite of my highs and lows, fans are still with me.”
However, as per some sources, the reason for their breakup was Simbu’s close friendship with the South Indian actress Nayanthara. The Times of India
A lot of people are exaggerating the fact that I have completed 50 films, but I don’t see this as a big deal. I was lucky to begin early, and Tamil cinema welcomed me with open arms. I have been acting for close to 20 years now, but I have to go further. I still feel like I have just embarked on this journey and aim to hit a century. Fifty is a small number, there’s more to come. I want to act till my last breath.”
I‘ve always tried to keep my philanthropic activities away from the public eye, and I’ve always asked my PR to not announce it. Honestly, I’ve never been particularly happy that you guys (media) get to know about my various charities. It sounds like publicity for me, and that’s not true. Even before I became a well-known actress, I was involved with social work. My mother was also involved. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help people around me.”