Namitha (born Namita Mukesh Vankawala) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.She was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998. She was a contestant in the 2001 Miss India pageant.She appeared in a number of TV commercials such as Himani cream and hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nyle herbal shampoo. .
She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham' directed by Sreenu Vitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film Aai. In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the Hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein .
On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.
On 17 April 2011, she inaugurated the Nungambakkam (Chennai) branch of the sports cafe Blitzz.
Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving. In June 2012, she partnered with Tamil actor Bharat to promote awareness of safe driving.
Namitha was born in the Punjabi-speaking Kapoor family in Surat, Gujarat, India on May 10, 1981. She is the only daughter in this family, which consists of her dad, a businessman while her mom is a homemaker. She has a degree in English Literature. She used to teach swimming to young children and was raised in Bombay.
She first came into the limelight after she was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998. She went on to participate in the 2001 Miss India pageant and ended up as the fourth runner-up, while Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India during this event.
This publicity opened up doors for her and she did a number of TV commercials like Himani cream & hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nile herbal shampoo.
Film director Siddiqui introduced her to the tinsel screen in a Malayalam movie, and thereafter Namitha has acted in several Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and English movies. In the first of two Telugu movies she went by the name of Bhairavi. She attained fame after the release of 'Engal Anna' in which she starred opposite Vijayakanth. She is also known as an item girl in regional movies, and often appears in Tamil magazine front covers. She became even more popular after her dance number 'Arjuna Arjuna'.
Namitha Personal Profile
Namitha Personal Profile
Date of birth:may 10, 1980
Birth place:Surat, Gujrath, India
Height:around 6 ft
Education:B.A. English Literature
Profession:Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
First Producer:M.Saravanan, M.Balasubramanyam and S.Guhan
Languages known:Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati
Favourites Flowers:White roses
FavouritesColours:White and black
FavouritesHeroines:Jyothika, Tabu and Nandita das
FavouritesHero:Sarath kumar and Vijaykanth
Hobbies:Watching TV, Traveling, Reading, Spending money
Loves:Yashvi, her niece
Likes:to spend time with her family and to eat good food
Hates:to wake up early
Childhood friends:Ranjitha, Purvi
|2003||Oka Raju Oka Rani||Preethi||Telugu|
|Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli||Sasirekha||Telugu|
|Aithe Enti||Anjali Sharma||Telugu|
|Love Ke Chakkar Mein||Neha Batra||Hindi|
|Nee Venunda Chellam||Anjali||Tamil|
|Naan Avanillai||Monica Prasad||Tamil|
|Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Dhanalakshmi||Tamil|
|Billa||Lisa||Telugu||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu)|
|2010||Black Stallion||Laura Fernandez||Malayalam|
|Namitha I Love You||Sunanda||Kannada|