Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress and mainly works in Telugu and Tamil films these days. Her Bollywood debut was as a child artist in the film “Hawa” in 2003 after which she was a part of the super hit film “Koi…Mil Gaya”. She has done various other films as a child artist. As a protagonist, she made her debut in the Telugu film “Desamuduru”. This role bagged her Filmfare Award for the Best Female – South. One of her big achievements was to enroll into the Forbes list of 250 Most Influential Celebrities nominees list. At present, she is busy with some Tamil projects.
Hansika Motwani, born on 9th August, 1991 in Mumbai, completed her schooling from Podar International School and International Curriculum School. Her mother is a dermatologist in Mumbai and one of her clients was the popular Indian actress, Juhi Chawla. Juhi provided Hansika with an opportunity in the film industry.
Hansika was born to parents Pradeep Motwani, a businessman and Mona Motwani, a dermatologist. She has a brother, Prashant Motwani. She follows Buddhism and her mother tongue is Sindhi. She is very fluent in Hindi and Tulu as well.
Name: Hansika Motwani
Nickname: Motu and Baby
Place of birth: Mumbai
DOB: 9th August, 1991
Zodiac sign: Leo
Debut TV serial: Shaka Laka Boom Boom
Debut film: Hawa
Favourite Food: Chinese and Rajmah Chaawal
Hansika got her first break as a child artist in a television serial called “Shaka Laka Boom Boom”. It was a children’s series and all the artists became very popular among kids. She won her first accolade as a child artist for the serial “Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand”. She won the Favourite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards. By this time she had become a heartthrob as a child artist in India. This led her to some roles in big movies starring big names.
Her big break came in the film “Koi…Mil Gaya”. Her first lead role came for a Telugu film “Desamuduru” which bagged her filmfare for the Best Female Debut – South.
In Bollywood, her debut lead role was opposite Himesh Reshammiya in “Aap ka Suroor”. She became a household name after this. She also appeared in many TV commercials including the likes of Samsung, Nirma, Hyundai Santro, Pepsi and Bournvita. She made her Tamil debut in the film “Mappillai” opposite Dhanush. She is now the most sought after actress in the South industry.
In 2012, she had two releases, one Tamil, “Oru Kal Oru Kannadi”, which was a romantic comedy. The other was in Telugu, “Denikaina Ready”. This film earned her a filmfare nomination for Best Actress at the 60th Filmfare Awards South. It was very well received by audience and critics both.
Her film “Velayudham” was a box office hit. She played the role of a village girl in this film starring alongside Vijay.
2013 turned out to be a big year for Hansika as she had 4 releases during that year; Settai, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Singam II and Biriyani.
2014 was an even bigger year for her as she had 5 releases that year. Two of her releases were Telugu and the other 3 were Tamil. Telugu films included Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and Power. Her Tamil releases were Maan Karate, Aranmanai and Meaghamann.
Her 2015’s romantic comedy, Romeo Juliet, was highly acclaimed by critics and public equally.
Her 2016 releases as of now have been “Aranmanai 2” and “Pokkiri Raja”. Pokkiri Raj is a Tamil supernatural comedy film with Hansika in the lead along with Jiiva and Sibiraj. Released in March 2016, the film has received mixed reviews from audience and critics, both.
Hansika Motwani is very well-known for her philanthropy work. She provides for the medical needs of 10 women affected with breast cancer and also pays for the complete support of 25 underprivileged children. She is the brand ambassador of an awareness program named, “Chennai turns Pink”. This program aims at creating breast cancer awareness among urban women. She adopts a child on her every birthday and provides them education and fulfills their other needs. She claims to follow Buddhism very passionately and draws inspiration from Buddhist principles.
She’s been really inspired from Buddhism and Buddhist principles. She says that the best way to effectively de-stress is to chant ‘Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo’ and she chants this mantra every morning. She also claims that Buddhism aims at awakening people to their limitless potential.
As far as her dating profile is concerned, Hansika was dating Tamil industry star Silambarasan aka Simbu. The pair came close during the shootings of the films “Vaalu” and “Vettai Mannan”. They were spotted at various places when the rumours of them being together started. But, as per latest reports, the couple is no longer together and broke off some time back.
On another note, a massive fan of Hansika has built a temple of her in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. This temple became operational in January, 2013.
- Hawa (Hindi)
- Koi…Mil Gaya (Hindi)
- Aabra ka Daabra (Hindi)
- Jaago (Hindi)
- Hum Kaun Hai? (Hindi)
- Desamudru (Telugu)
- Aap ka Suroor (Hindi)
- Bindaas (Kannada)
- Kantri (Telugu)
- Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (Hindi)
- Maska (Telugu)
- Billa (Telugu)
- Jayeebhava (Telugu)
- Seetharamulu Kalyanam (Telugu)
- Oh My Friend (Telugu)
- Mappillai (Tamil)
- Kandireega (Telugu)
- Engeyum Kadhal (Tamil)
- Velayudham (Tamil)
- Denikaina Ready (Telugu)
- Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (Tamil)
- Settai (Tamil)
- Singam II (Tamil)
- Something Something (Telugu)
- Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (Tamil)
- Biriyani (Tamil)
- Aranmanai (Tamil)
- Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda (Telugu)
- Power (Telugu)
- Maan Karate (Tamil)
- Meaghamann (Tamil)
- Aambala (Tamil)
- Size Zero (Telugu)
- Romeo Juliet (Tamil)
- Puli (Tamil)
- Vaalu (Tamil)
- Inji Iduppazhagi (Tamil)
- Pokkiri Raja (Tamil)
- Aranmanai 2 (Tamil)
- Shaka Laka Boom Boom
- Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand
- Son Pari
- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
- Manithan (Tamil, Filming)
- Uyire Uyire (Tamil, Post-production)
- Vettai Mannan (Tamil, Delayed)
Controversies and Gossips
Choreographer and director, Prabhu Deva divorced his wife and left his 3 sons for the south sensation, Nayanthara. He divorces his wife Ramlath in 2010 and started a live-in relationship with Nayanthara.
Rumour has it that Prabhu also started seeing 19-year-old Hansika at that time. Also, they are said to have been caught by Nayanthara in a hotel room in Hyderabad after they had a romantic dinner. Allegedly, Nayanthara slapped Hansika in that hotel.
In another story, Hansika was accused of either claiming false age or taking hormone injections before Desamudru. This accusation was based on quite evident sudden development in her weight and body structure in Desamudru. Some people said that she was not 15, as she claimed at that time or she took some hormone injections to look well developed for that role. The truth is not yet known.
In 2014, an apparent fake and apparently morphed video of Hansika Motwani bathing in her shower got viral on the internet. The video was taken off the web but the damage had been done already. This fake video was circulated throughout the internet just like Radhika Apte’s fake nude selfies a few days prior to it. This thing is becoming more threatening by the day. This was just another example of how cruel the internet can be to the celebrities, especially actresses.
Awards & Nominations
- Indian Telly Award for Child Artiste of the Year (Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand)
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South (Desamudru)
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Tamil (Aranmanai)
- CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut (Desamudru)
- SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actress – Tamil (Mappillai)
- SIIMA Award for Special Appreciation as Actress – Telugu (Kandireega)
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Tamil (Oru Kal Oru Kannadi)
- Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine (Maan Karate)
- Chennai Times Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female (Mappillai)