Swara Bhaskar is an Indian actress who works in the Hindi film industry. Best known for her supporting work in mainstream productions and starring roles in independent films, she has won two Screen Awards and has been nominated Filmfare Award on three occasions. She achieved wider recognition for her supporting role of a bride to be in the commercially successful romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu. Her performance in the film was well received by critics and she garnered a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.

Birth Name

Swara Bhaskar Chitrapu

Nickname

Swara Bhaskar

Profession

Actress

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Swara Bhaskar was born on April 9, 1988 in Delhi, India.

Age

She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

(Asian) Indian

She is Telugu and Bihari ancestry .

Education

Swara Bhaskar attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya school in New Delhi and graduated with a degree in studied English literature from Delhi University’s Miranda House, New Delhi. She earned her masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

Family Details

  • Father – Chitrapu Uday Bhaskar (Columnist, Retired Commodore)
  • Mother – Ira Bhaskar (Professor of Cinema Studies)
  • Siblings – Ishan Bhaskar (Elder)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Swara Bhaskar has dated –

  • Himanshu Sharma (Writer) – She has been in relationship with Himanshu Sharma.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1365 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Having played pivotal roles in successful Bollywood films like Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhanaa, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Nil Battey Sannata among others.

Film Debut

Swara Bhaskar made her acting debut in the 2009 film “Madholal Keep Walking” for her role as Sudha M. Dubey.

Television Debut

In 2014, she hosted the show “Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India” on Rajya Sabha TV. She also hosted the famous TV show Rangoli on DD National from 2015 to 2017.

Controversies

  • In 2014, there were rumours about the cold war between Kangana Ranaut and her on the sets of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015).
  • In 2017, she revealed that when she was new in Bollywood she was harassed by a director. During an outdoor shoot at a remote area, he used to stalk her, text her, call her and even asked for a one night stand.
  • In December 2017, after the results of the Gujarat assembly election, she congratulated the independent but pro-congress Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani, for which she was trolled on social media as she was allegedly supporting caste politics.
  • In 2018, after watching Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s medieval epic ‘Padmaavat’, she made severely critical comments on the film through an open letter, especially in regard to women’s ‘right to live.’
  • In June 2018, after the release of her female buddy comedy film ‘Veere Di Wedding,’ she was widely criticised and trolled on internet for her masturbation scene in the film.

Awards & Nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2012 Tanu Weds Manu Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role– Female Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 Raanjhanaa Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role– Female Won
2016 Nil Battey Sannata Silk Road International Film Festival Best Actress Won
Screen Awards Best Actress – Critics Won
Films of India Online Awards Best Actress In A Leading Role Nominated
2018 Anaarkali of Aarah Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Critics) Nominated
Films of India Online Awards Best Actress In A Leading Role Nominated
Veere Di Wedding Lux Golden Rose Awards Confident Beauty of the Year Won
Screen Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Nominated
2019 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Pending

Swara Bhaskar Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
  • Favorite Actresses – Aishwarya Rai, Shabana Azmi
  • Favorite Food – Guacamole, Dosa, Aloo sabzi, Maggi, Italian cuisine
  • Favourite Beverage – Masala Tea, Coffee, Kale Spinach Apple Smoothie, Bloody Mary
  • Favourite Film – The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project, The Mill on the Floss, The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Favourite Director – Aanand L. Rai, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Hansal Mehta, Joe Wright, Wong Kar-Wai
  • Favourite TV Show – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Favourite Song – Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira
  • Favourite Colour – White
  • Favourite Restaurant – Dishoom in London
  • Favourite Destination – Italy, Istanbul, Beirut

Swara Bhaskar Net worth

Her exact net worth is not available at this time.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Swara Bhaskar

  • Swara was born into a multicultural family as her father is a Telugu and mother a Bihari.
  • She has been fond of dancing since the age of 7 and is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer from Guru Leela Samson.
  • After graduation, she worked at N. K. Sharma’s “Act One” theater group in Delhi.
  • Swara moved to Mumbai to try her luck in acting and landed a role in the 2009 film Madholal Keep Walking.
  • She won Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Raanjhanaa and  Best Actress – Critics Awards for Nil Battey Sannata.
  • In April 2018, Swara Bhaskar tweeted in support of Kathua and Unnao rape victims but it went against herd due to her choice of words. It created an outrage on Twitter leading some angry people uninstalling the Amazon app from their phone and even giving one-star rating because of list association with the actress.
  • She launched her production house Kahaaniwaaley with her brother Ishan Bhaskar on 25 January 2019.
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