EARLY LIFE :
Namrata Shirodkar was born on 22 January 1972 in a Maharashtrian family of Goan origin. She is the elder sister of actress Shilpa Shirodkar and the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari.
Namrata Shirodkar worked as a model and was crowned Miss India in 1993. She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and finished in sixth place. The same year, she represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen as the first runner-up.
She appeared briefly as a child artiste with Shatrughan Sinha in the 1977 film Shirdi Ke Sai Baba.
Shirodkar’s debut film was meant to be Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila, with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty in the lead and music by Nadeem Shravan. This movie was never released. The movie was completed after her retirement, and the title was changed to Hello India, but it is still awaiting release. Shirodkar made her debut with a small role in the film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. She then went on to star in the hit films Vaastav and Kachche Dhaage (both in 1999). the audience appreciated her performance, and she became a known name in Bollywood.
PERSONAL LIFE :
In 2000, Namrata Shirodkar met Telugu cinema actor Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming finished. They married on 10 February 2005 at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband. The couple has two children, a son and a daughter.
Unknown Facts :
- Namrata Shirodkar had to wait for five years to marry the love of her life, Mahesh Babu.
2. It is said that Namrata runs Mahesh’s personal and professional life, that he doesn’t take a single decision without consulting her
3. The beauty worked as a model and in 1993 participated in the Miss India pageant. The beauty queen won every heart by winning the title of Femina Miss India Universe 1993, and along with it, she was also crowned Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1993.