Bollywood’s talented and gorgeous actress Bhumi Pednekar who had started her career as an assistant director has established herself as one of the top actresses in the Indian Film Industry. Bhumi is a classic instance of never letting go of one’s dream.
By opening up dialogues through her choice of films, actress Bhumi Pednekar has redefined the ideals of stereotypical Bollywood heroine. Bhumi made her acting debut in 2015 with ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Bhumi went to receive critical acclaim awards for playing an overweight woman who takes a stand for herself as she tries to win her husband’s love.
Throughout her career, the actress has chosen scripts that have an underlying social issue in them. After Dum Laga Ke Haisha, she appeared in Toilet Ek Prem Katha in 2017, a film about the importance of clean sanitation. In the same year, she starred with Ayushmann Khurrana in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Though it was a hilarious and entertaining film but it normalized the conversation around men’s sexuality.
With Zoya Akhtar’s Lust Stories, Bhumi Pednekar sprung a major surprise by playing a domestic worker who has an affair with her employer. The short film made quite a statement about the major class difference between the two characters and how society doesn’t like mixing them.
Subsequently, Bhumi Pednekar over the course of two years starred in several films namely Sonchiriya, Saand Ki Aankh, Bala, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Dolly Kitty Aur Wo Chamakte Sitare, Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, Durgamati, etc. Bhumi opted for roles in which she can easily showcase the reality of women in various aspects of life through her brilliant on-screen presence and acting skills.
For the unversed Bhumi will be next seen in ‘Badhaai Do ‘ with Rajkummar Rao and ‘Raksha Bandhan’ With Akshay Kumar. But the aforementioned things are something many of us are aware of Bhumi Pednekar.
On the occasion of Bhumi Pednekar’s 32nd Birthday, here we present you five unknown facts about our beloved actress.
1. Before her groundbreaking debut, Bhumi worked at Yash Raj Films.
Bhumi Pednekar worked as an assistant director at Yash Raj Films for six years before she got her big break as an actor. Bhumi Pednekar first worked with Abhimanyu Ray, assisting in casting films like Chak De! India, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year and Teen Patti, before joining casting director Shanoo Sharma as an AD.
2. Bhumi is a true-blue Salman – Shahrukh fan.
In her first-ever interview during the promotions of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bhumi revealed that she is a die-hard fan of both Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan and she would love to do a film with both of them. While her dream hasn’t been fulfilled but we will love to see her pair with both the superstars in the future.
3. Bhumi Pednekar is a Movie Buff.
You will be shocked to know that Bhumi Pednekar has watched KRK’s Deshdrohi for almost 100 times which clearly speaks she is a big Bollywood fan. Bhumi Pednekar has even watched her own debut movie ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ for continuous 45 days in local theatres.
4. Bhumi Pednekar is a Foodie Beauty.
Bhumi Pednekar is a junk food addict. Her favourite food includes Dal Makhni, Chocolates, Pizza, and Bharta.
5. Bhumi Pednekar is an ardent climate activist.
Bhumi Pednekar turned to vegetarianism to tread lighter on the planet. In 2019 she also started the ‘Climate Warrior ‘ campaign to raise awareness about global warming and climate change.
On her birthday, NLC Wishes the Versatile and Gorgeous Actress a Blockbuster Year Ahead.