Kriti Kharbanda Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kriti Kharbanda Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kriti Kharbanda (born 29 October 1990) is an Indian actress who works primarily in Kannada, Hindi, and Telugu films. After beginning her modelling career, she made her acting debut in the Telugu film Boni (2009) and her Kannada film debut in Chirru (2010). (2010).

Following a string of unsuccessful films, Kharbanda portrayed a medical student in Googly (2013), for which she was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Kannada, and the leading lady in Super Ranga (2014), for which she was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics) and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Kannada. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu and a SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu for her performance as an IAS Aspirant in Bruce Lee: The Fighter (2015). Her other successful films include Tirupathi Express, Belli (both 2014), and Minchagi Nee Baralu (2015).

Kharbanda made her Bollywood debut in Raaz: Reboot (2016), and she played a PCS officer in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017). Among her notable Hindi films are Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018), Housefull 4 (2019), her highest-grossing release, Taish (2020), and 14 Phere (2021). Taish was nominated for an ITA Award for Popular Actress - OTT.

She has received a SIIMA Award and has been nominated for two Filmfare Awards South. Kharbanda is a well-known celebrity endorser for brands and products in addition to her acting career.

Kriti Kharbanda was born on October 29, 1990, in New Delhi, India, to a Punjabi Hindu family. She has two younger siblings: Ishita Kharbanda and Jaiwardhan Kharbanda, the co-founder of Paper Plane Productions. Her family relocated to Bangalore in the early 1990s. After graduating from Baldwin Girls' High School, she went on to attend Bishop Cotton Girls' School, ISC, and finally Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, a parent institution of Jain University, Bangalore. She has a certificate in jewellery design.

She was very involved in cultural activities in school and college, according to her. As a child, she was also featured in a number of advertisements and she continued modelling while in school/college, stating that she "always loved doing TV commercials". During her college years, she had prominent modelling campaigns for Bhima Jewellers, Spar, and Fair & Lovely. Her photo on a Spar billboard drew the attention of NRI director Raj Pippala, who was looking for a heroine for his film, paving the way for her acting career. She stated that she had no intention of becoming an actress at first and that it was only because of her mother's encouragement that she gave it serious thought.

Early in one's career (2009–2012)

Kharbanda at the 2013 Filmfare Awards South

Kharbanda was cast in the lead role for the Telugu film Boni opposite Sumanth after being seen on a Spar billboard. Boni received negative feedback but received a positive response from Kharbanda. "Kriti was a good choice, and she had no tense moments despite her debut," Sify wrote. "Her looks are stunning, and she has a bright future if she plays her cards right," Rediff.com wrote. She may have to work on her expressions a bit in future, though". Despite the film's box office failure, she landed a prominent role in Pawan Kalyan's Teen Maar. Chirru, her first Kannada film, was her next release. Her performance was mostly well received, with The Times of India writing that she "excels in her performance" and Indiaglitz.com stating that she "is very pretty and her expressions are good". She "looks ravishing in song sequences" and "is good at dancing," according to IANS. The film was a box office success in 2010, and Kharbanda stated that it earned her recognition and "a fair amount of admiration in the industry," leading to her being offered numerous Kannada projects. She did not sign her second Kannada film until October 2011, when she signed up for four films in a single month.

Before Teen Maar, she appeared as a guest star in the popular Telugu romantic comedy Ala Modalaindi in 2011. She appeared in "retro scenes" in Teen Maar where she had to "replicate heroines from the 1970s," and she revealed that she chose the costumes and jewellery she wore in the film. The film was a mediocre box office success. The following year, she appeared in Mr. Nookayya in Telugu alongside Manoj Manchu, and in Prem Adda, a Kannada remake of the Tamil film Subramaniapuram. The actress stated that her fair complexion posed a problem for her as she played a small town girl from the 1980s in the latter film, which featured her in a "completely de-glam" role. She described Girija as the most difficult character she had ever played because it required her to wear no makeup, get a tan, and walk barefoot in order to achieve "a raw look" as the role demanded. She also co-designed the costumes for the film with her mother.

Progression in one's career (2013–2019)

In 2013, Kharbanda had four releases, two in Telugu and two in Kannada. Galaate was her first album. According to the Times of India, Kriti brings her role to life. The Times of India said of her Telugu films, including Bhaskar's Ongole Githa, in which she played a "typical town girl," "Kriti Kharbanda looks cute and does a decent job of holding her own despite playing a character with little scope to do any acting." Her next release was Kalyan Ram's Om 3D, Telugu cinema's first 3D action film; both films did poorly at the box office.

Kharbanda at a function

Her Kannada career, on the other hand, took off with the romantic comedy Googly, in which she co-starred with Yash. Critics praised her portrayal of a medical student. According to the Times of India, "Kriti Kharabanda has given life to her character." Sify, in particular, praised Kharbanda, 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 gross more than 15 crores at the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of 2013. She stated that she received numerous offers following Googly, including two Bollywood projects that she had to turn down due to her commitments to her previously signed films.

In 2014, Kharbanda had three Kannada releases, the first of which was Super Ranga, in which she co-starred with Upendra. Her performance in Super Ranga received positive feedback. "Kriti simply adores the screen with her beauty and in the true sense, the beautiful kick for the audience," wrote Deccan Chronicle. At the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards, she received the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress, as well as her first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. IB Times stated that she is a treat to watch in her next film, Belli, in which she was paired with Shiva Rajkumar. Tirupati Express, a remake of the Telugu film Venkatadri Express, was her final release of the year. Deccan Chronicle wrote, "Kriti Kharbanda, who has struck hat-trick opportunities after her Googly success, makes another 'beautiful' comeback while filling the much needed glamour quotient."

She was first cast opposite Diganth in Minchagi Nee Baralu in 2015. She received special praise for her performance, with Times of India saying that she's the "biggest plus point of the film". She then played an IAS aspirant in Ram Charan's Telugu film Bruce Lee: The Fighter. For her performance in the film, she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu and a SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu.

Raaz Reboot, directed by Vikram Bhatt and co-starring Emraan Hashmi, was Kharbanda's Hindi film debut. It was her sole release this year. She had four releases in 2017. She made her Tamil debut in the film Bruce Lee, opposite composer-turned-actor G. V. Prakash Kumar. Critics gave it negative feedback. The same year, she starred in Maasthi Gudi, a Kannada film, alongside Duniya Vijay.

Kharbanda appeared in two Hindi movies. First, she appeared in the comedy drama Guest in London, alongside Kartik Aaryan. "Kartik Aryan and Kriti Kharbanda look good and play the role well," wrote Firstpost. They've also been nicely styled." She then played a PCS officer opposite Rajkummar Rao in the romantic comedy Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. Her performance was acknowledged. According to Bollywood Hungama, she does a much better job here than in her previous Hindi releases. According to Filmfare, she gave her best performance of her career in the film.

Kharbanda also had four releases in 2018. She first appeared in Karwaan as a cameo. She then starred in the Kannada film Dalapathi alongside Nenapirali Prem. "Kriti Kharbanda looks like a million bucks, and one wonders why we don't see her on screen as often in Kannada films, given how effortlessly she charms the audience," wrote the Times of India. Her next film, Veerey Ki Wedding, starred Pulkit Samrat. According to the Hindustan Times, she is effervescent and beautiful as Geet, but she is hampered by a poorly written script. She fulfils her responsibilities. She then starred alongside Bobby Deol in Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se. "Kriti Kharbanda plays a Gujarati surgeon who loves her booze and should have had her licence revoked a long time ago," the Hindustan Times wrote.

2019 Kharbanda

She appeared in two cast ensembles in 2019. Her first film of the year was the reincarnation comedy Housefull 4, in which she starred alongside Deol and Riteish Deshmukh as Rajkumari Meena and Neha. With a worldwide gross collection of 296 crore, it became her highest-grossing release. According to the Times of India, "Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde are reduced to being props due to their limited screen time." "Kriti Kharbanda brings freshness to the screen," said the Hindustan Times, but her poor dialogue delivery is distracting. Later that year, she co-starred with Samrat in Anees Bazmee's Pagalpanti. "Of all the heroines, Kriti Kharbanda gets to play an interesting character and she does justice," says Bollywood Hungama.

Most recent work (2020-present)

Bejoy Nambiar's Taish, starring Jim Sarbh and Samrat, was released on ZEE5 in 2020 as a feature film and six-episode series. "Kriti Kharbanda looks stunning and gives an impressive performance," says Bollywood Hungama. "Kriti Kharbanda, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Saloni Batra play three very different women standing at three crucial junctions in their respective lives," writes the Times of India. Kharbanda, as Arfa, is a sucker for love and the livid gang's peacemaker."

In 2021, she starred alongside Vikrant Massey in ZEE5's 14 Phere, directed by Devanshu Singh. The Quint wrote, "Kriti Kharbanda as Aditi, has a very thinly written character sketch, but she manages to be charming throughout." Times of India gave mixed reviews and said, "While Kriti's screen presence is stunning, especially in the bridal and ethnic attires, she fails to match up to the skilled acting of Vikrant. Despite her best efforts to portray a fearless and bold Jatni, she is stuck with a poker face for the majority of the film.

In her personal life, Kharbanda is dating actor Pulkit Samrat, who she worked with on Veerey Ki Wedding, Pagalpanti, and Taish. Since 2019, they have been together.

Kharbanda enjoys pole dancing and is frequently seen doing it. "Pole dance has become a part of not only my fitness, but also my meditation," she says.
Work done away from the camera.

On her 30th birthday in 2020, Kharbanda decided to sponsor the education of 30 girls through her affiliation with the NGO "Shiksha Seva Foundation," which works to educate girl children. She has also worked with an NGO that helps animals in need, especially during the summer, by providing them with water and shelter.

Kharbanda at a function

Kharbanda has worked with the Celebrity Cricket League. She has been a fan of the "Karnataka Bulldozers" and other league teams since 2011. The league's seasons all aim to raise awareness about a social issue. In 2022, Kharbanda participated in an interactive session on "holistic wellbeing" with actor Chris Hemsworth. She has walked the runway at Lakme Fashion Week and graced the covers of several magazines.

She has been vocal about issues such as feminism. "We say all are just equals," she said. I believe there can be no discrimination between men and women, nor can one function without the other. However, I believe that women are stronger when it comes to dealing with their emotions."


Kharbanda chastised actress Hina Khan for her remark about "South Indian" actresses. "South makers like to cast women who are on the heavier side," Khan explained. In response, Kharbanda slammed the actress, saying, "Hina Khan is a very big name on television. That is not how you address people. There is no reason to (say such things on national television). It's unfortunate that an actor, especially one of that calibre, is speaking in that manner." She also wanted to slap the actress for making the remark.

Artistry and public perception

2018 Kharbanda

Kharbanda has established herself as one of Kannada cinema's most popular celebrities. She was described as "ebullient, beautiful, and promising" after her film debut. She rose to prominence in Kannada cinema after the success of Googly. Kharbanda feels the film "changed her career overnight". "It's my favourite because I enjoyed working on that film," she explained. I felt I could do the character justice, and the character did me justice." She was ranked eighth on the Top Sandalwood Actresses List in 2013.

On her work style, Kharbanda said that she is "grateful to have reached a position in her career", where she can refuse work that doesn't excite her and "rely on her instincts while choosing characters". "It's going to help me grow as an actor," she said of being typecast. Go ahead and typecast; I have no objections. You've been challenged to outperform your previous performance by everyone who has viewed being typecast negatively. That's the best kind of competition when you're competing with yourself".

According to Firstpost, she is "a perfect blend" of solid acting chops, expressive face, arresting glamour, and a dazzling screen presence. Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana has "changed her life," according to Kharbanda. Kharbanda is known for being "extremely detail-oriented" in her craft.
Kharbanda's meteoric rise earned her the title of Bangalore Times Most Desirable Woman of 2013. She was also ranked second in its 25 Most Desirable Women list in 2012 and third in 2014, and second in its 30 Most Desirable Women list in 2017. She is then named to the Times' list of the 50 Most Desirable Women. In 2017, she was ranked 32nd, 37th in 2018, 18th in 2019, and 27th in 2020.

Kharbanda is an endorser for several brands and products, including Oppo and PC Jeweller, in addition to acting. She also worked on a short film with Sidharth Malhotra for Oppo. She is also a Pebble watch brand ambassador, alongside Pulkit Samrat. She has over 7.9 million followers on Instagram and is well-known for her fashion sense.




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2011Ala ModalaindiSimranTeluguCameo appearance
Teen MaarVasumathi
2012Mr. NookayyaAnuradha
Prem AddaGirijaKannada
Ongole GitthaSandhyaTelugu
Om 3DAnjali
GooglyDr. SwathiKannada
2014Tirupathi ExpressPrarthana
Super RangaNaina
2015Minchagi Nee BaraluPriyanka
Bruce Lee: The FighterKavyaTelugu
2016Raaz: RebootShaina KhannaHindi
2017Bruce LeeSaroja DeviTamil
Maasthi GudiRaaniKannada
Guest iin LondonAnaya PatelHindi
Shaadi Mein Zaroor AanaSSP Aarti Shukla
2018KarwaanRumana SalimCameo appearance
Veerey Ki WeddingGeet BhallaHindi
Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir SeChikoo
2019Housefull 4Rajkumari Meena / Neha Thakral
2020TaishAarfa Khan
202114 PhereAditi Karwasra


2011Celebrity Cricket LeagueGuestSeason 1
2014Bigg Boss KannadaSeason 2
2017The Kapil Sharma ShowHerselfTo promote Guest Iin London
2019To promote Housefull 4
To promote Pagalpanti


20143rd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress - KannadaGooglyNominated
20154th South Indian International Movie AwardsSuper RangaNominated
Best Actress - CriticsWon
61st Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – KannadaNominated
201662nd Filmfare Awards SouthBest Supporting Actress – TeluguBruce Lee: The FighterNominated
5th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actress -TeluguNominated
2019Lokmat Stylish AwardsMost Stylish Rising StarWon
202026th SOL Lions Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Comic RoleHousefull 4Won
2022Indian Television Academy AwardsPopular Actress - OTTTaishNominated
Real NameKriti Kharbanda
ProfessionActress, Model
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 3"
Weightin Kilograms- 52 Kg
in Pounds- 115 lbs
Figure Measurements34-27-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 October 1988
Age (as in 2016)34 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
SchoolBaldwin Girls High School, Bengaluru
CollegeBishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, Bengaluru
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationsGraduate
Diploma in Jewellery Designing
DebutFilm: Boni (2009, Telugu)
Chiru (2010, Kannada)
Raaz: Reboot (2016, Bollywood)
Bruce Lee (2017, Tamil)
FamilyFather- Ashwani Kharbanda
Mother- Rajni Kharbanda (Businesswomen)
Sister- Ishita (Younger, Chartered Accountant)
Brother- Jaiwardhan (Younger)
HobbiesPhotography, collecting sarees & shoes
ControversyIn 2014, she was harassed at the Gowda International Airport, Bengaluru as she was asked to pay extra money for her baggage.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodChilli chicken, Matar paneer
Favourite ActorsFarhan Akhtar, Saif Ali Khan
Favourite ActressesRamya, Aindrita Ray, Dia Mirza
Favourite DirectorsS.S. Rajamouli, Shoojit Sircar
Favourite MusicianA.R. Rahman
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Money Factor
Salary60-70 Lakh/film (INR)
Net WorthNot Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kriti Kharbanda

  • Does Kriti Kharbanda smoke?: No
  • Does Kriti Kharbanda drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Kriti belongs to Punjabi family background.
  • As a child, she appeared in numerous ad commercials. 
  • After seeing her photo on Spar billboard, an NRI director, Raj Pippala, took her in Telugu film ‘Boni’ (2009).
  • She does Aerobics to remain fit.
  • She was ranked #1 in the ‘Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women’ of 2013.
  • She has a pet dog called Pooh
  • She loves collecting shoes and sarees and has more than 100 pairs of shoes.​​​​​​​

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