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Taapsee Pannu is a Actor Indian born on 1 august 1987

Taapsee Pannu

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Birth name Taapsee Pannu
Nationality Inde
Birth 1 august 1987 (32 years)

Taapsee Pannu (born 1 August 1987) is an Indian model and actress, who has worked in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi film industries. Taapsee worked as a software professional and also pursued a career in modelling before becoming an actress. During her modelling career, she appeared in a number of commercials and won titles such as "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin" in 2008.

After a short stint with modelling, Taapsee made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam directed by Raghavendra Rao. Since then, she has appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju and Mr. Perfect. Her Tamil film Aadukalam won six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards. She has also worked in a Malayalam film and has been signed on for three Telugu films and a Hindi film. She was awarded Most Enthusiastic Performer-Female Award at the 2014 Edison Awards for her performance in Tamil film Arrambam (2013). In 2015, she starred in the critically and commercially successful film Baby.

Biography

Early life and family
Taapsee was born on 1 August 1987 in New Delhi into a Jat Sikh family. She has a sister named Shagun Pannu and plans to launch her into films as well. She did her schooling at the Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. After completing her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute Of Technology in New Delhi, she worked as a software engineer. She became a full-time model after she auditioned and was selected for Channel V's talent show Get Gorgeous, which eventually led her to acting. Taapsee has appeared in numerous print and television commercials and won several titles during her modelling days, including "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin" at the 2008 Femina Miss India contest. As a model, she endorsed brands like Reliance Trends, Red FM 93.5, UniStyle Image, Coca-Cola, Motorola, Pantaloon, PVR Cinemas, Standard Chartered Bank, Dabur, Airtel, Tata Docomo, World Gold Council, Havells and Vardhman. She has also been featured on the cover of magazines Just For Women and MaaStars. After a few years, she lost interest in modelling as she thought that she could never gain proper recognition through modelling but only through films and finally, decided to act.


2010–present: Debut in films



"Initially, I wanted to be a full-time model and never thought I could act. As time went by, modelling became not that exciting or enjoyable as posing in front of the camera became monotonous. Also, I felt my name was not being highlighted. The name gets highlighted only in films. So I wanted to act."



—Taapsee talking about how she got into films


Taapsee made her cinematic debut in 2010 with K. Raghavendra Rao's romantic musical Jhummandi Naadam. She played the role of the daughter of a US-based millionaire who comes to India to research traditional Telugu music. Taapsee got three more offers in Telugu prior to the film's release. Her next film Aadukalam (2011), marked her debut in Tamil cinema. She played the role of an Anglo-Indian girl falling in love with a rural man played by Dhanush. The film, set in the backdrop of Madurai, revolves around cockfights. It was critically acclaimed and proceeded to win six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony. Speaking about her role, a reviewer from Sify said, "Debutant Taapsee is a promising find and she suits the character of an Anglo-Indian girl to the T." She returned to the Telugu film industry with Vastadu Naa Raju (2011) opposite Vishnu Manchu. She made a foray into Malayalam cinema later that year, with Doubles (2011) opposite Mammootty and Nadiya Moidu. Paresh C Palicha of Rediff commented, "Taapsee Pannu as Saira Banu, whose entry into the scene becomes the bone of contention between the siblings, has nothing noteworthy to do".

Taapsee played a short role in her next release, Mr. Perfect (2011). In it, she acted alongside Prabhas and Kajal Aggarwal and the movie was a moderate success. She starred in a high budget film titled Veera (2011) opposite Ravi Teja and Kajal Aggarwal, which received moderate reviews. She was next seen in her second Tamil film Vandhaan Vendraan that fetched mixed reviews and did not fare well at the box office. Her next film was Krishna Vamsi's Mogudu where she acted as a traditional Telugu girl opposite Gopichand and garnered critical acclaim for her performance. She worked on the Tamil–Telugu bilingual Gundello Godari—titled Maranthen Mannithen in Tamil— apart from Daruvu and Shadow. She also made her Bollywood debut through Chashme Baddoor where she shares the screen with Siddharth, Rishi Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma and Ali Zafar. The film is a remake of the 1981 film with the same title. Taapsee was also approached to dub the voice of Hollywood actress Katee Sackhoff in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions of the science fiction film Riddick, but declined the offer due to her prior commitments. In later 2013, she was seen in the big budget action thriller Arrambam co-starring Ajith Kumar and Arya. She was awarded Most Enthusiastic Performer-Female Award at the 2014 Edison Awards for her performance in the film.

After a year without releases, she starred opposite Akshay Kumar in Neeraj Pandey's film Baby (2015), as an undercover agent. Later, she had two Tamil releases, the horror comedy Muni 3 opposite Raghava Lawrence and Aishwarya R. Dhanush's Vai Raja Vai, which featured her in special appearance. Her upcoming films include the Hindi films Running Shaadi.com alongside Amit Sadh, and Agra Ka Daabraa by Amit Roy as well as a Tamil film directed by Selvaraghavan.

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Filmography of Taapsee Pannu (25 films)

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Pink
Pink (2016)
, 2h16
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra
Roles Minal Arora
Rating81% 4.098584.098584.098584.098584.09858
Trois jeunes femmes et leur avocat se battent pour leurs droits et contre la culture du viol en Inde.
Baby
Baby (2015)
, 2h39
Directed by Neeraj Pandey
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Akshay Kumar, Madhurima Tuli, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa, Kay Kay Menon
Roles Priya
Rating79% 3.99863.99863.99863.99863.9986
The story follows a team of fictional secret agents called Baby; which is a temporary task force headed by Feroz Khan (Danny Denzongpa) formed in response to the 2008 Mumbai attacks whose job is to find and eliminate terrorists who are planning attacks in India.
Kanchana 2
Kanchana 2 (2015)
, 2h48
Directed by Raghava Lawrence
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Taapsee Pannu, Raghava Lawrence, Anjali, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini, Pooja Ramachandran
Roles Divya
Rating56% 2.8050552.8050552.8050552.8050552.805055
The film begins with a couple visiting a friend's home for dinner. To their surprise, the hosts are not home and the place is haunted. In the present, Raghava (Raghava Lawrence) works for the channel Green TV as a cameraman where his crush Nandini (Tapsee Pannu) also works. When Green TV drops down to second position in the ratings, Nandini advises to shoot a horror program to bring their channel back to the No.1 spot. After the board members agree on this plan, Nandini decides on a location with a house with an intense haunted look, without knowing the fact that it is actually haunted. She sets out with Raghava, his watchman Mayil (Mayilsamy), Dr. Prasad (Sriman) and the anchor Pooja (Pooja Ramachandran) to complete the task.
Vai Raja Vai, 2h5
Directed by Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Genres Thriller, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Sunny Leone, Mayilsamy, Taapsee Pannu, Vivek
Roles Shreya
Rating56% 2.8082052.8082052.8082052.8082052.808205
Karthik (Gautham Karthik) is a middle-class boy who works at an IT company, gifted with an extrasensory perception. He has a girlfriend, Priya (Priya Anand). During school days, he scores good in the exams using his power, so his father asks him suppress this power and forget its existence. Then, he meets Pandian aka Panda (Vivek) at his office and befriends with him. Panda, who is a gambler, gets to know about Karthik's power and asks him to play cricket gambling by using his power. Rande (Daniel Balaji) is in charge of the cricket gambling under an unknown man known as Kumar. Karthick wins 1 crore in the gambling and uses 10 lakhs for his elder sister Gayathri's (Gayathri Raguram) marriage. Panda , Karthick and Sathish goes on a vacation to Goa to spend the gambling money. There Rande threatens Karthick to play Roulette in the Casino Royale ship. Initially Karthick hesitates but Rande threatens him by kidnapping Priya. Karthick accepts to play. By this incident Priya comes to know about Karthick's power.To train Karthick, Shreya (Taapsee Pannu) comes to help. Karthick plays the game and tricks Rande to take his place in gambling . The officials of the casino suspect Rande and arrest him . Karthick, with his money won in the gambling with Panda, Sathish and Priya, escape and go back home. Shreya helps Rande to escape from guards by the saying of Kumar. Rande traces Karthick and takes him to his place. There Karthick using his power to fight Rande's sidekicks and threatens Rande with his own gun. At that time a Rolls-Royce Phantom comes and is revealed that the unknown man Kumar is Kokki Kumar(Dhanush) and ask Karthik to play for him in Politics.
Dongaata
Dongaata (2015)

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Adivi Sesh, Lakshmi Manchu, Brahmanandam, Taapsee Pannu
Roles Special appearance
Rating78% 3.9391953.9391953.9391953.9391953.939195
Venkat (Adivi Sesh), Vijju (Madhu Nandan) are protégés of Kattam Raju (Prabhakar). The three goons manage to kidnap actress Shruthi (Manchu Lakshmi) and decide to hide her in an apartment owned by vijju’s boss, Brahmi (Brahmanandam). Brahmi lives in the U.S.A, but much to the kidnappers' surprise, arrives as a private detective to solve the kidnapping case. Chaos ensues when Brahmi realizes that Shruthi has been kept at his own house. The kidnappers join under him as his servants and after a small comedy scenes....the trio keep travelling until the main villain(kattam raju)stopped them and a fight ensues...after that shruti says that she told venkat-adivisesh to kidnap her as she saw her stepmom made a contract with kattamraju to kidnap her daughter...it is then revealed in flash back that sruthi is an orphan and venkat is her best friend.
Gundello Godari, 2h11
Genres Drama
Actors Aadi Pinisetty, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan, Taapsee Pannu, Ravi Babu Tammareddy, Suja Varunee
Roles Sarala
Rating55% 2.7713952.7713952.7713952.7713952.771395
The story of the film is loosely based on a novel named ‘Godavari Kathalu’, written by BVS Rama Rao. The film is set in 1986, in Bangarappeta village near Rajahmundry. Malli (Aadhi) and Chitra (Lakshmi Manchu) are a newly-wed couple who are forced to battle it out against a devastating flood of the River Godavari. They lose all hope of survival, and decide to narrate the darkest moments of their lives to each other after they find a support to rest on.
Arrambam
Arrambam (2013)
, 2h38
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Ajith Kumar, Arya, Suman Ranganathan, Nayantara, Taapsee Pannu, Jai
Roles Anitha
Rating71% 3.598083.598083.598083.598083.59808
The film starts with Ashok setting bombs in three places and informing the police about them. Before the police arrive, the bombs are set off. He along with his lady love Maya (Nayanthara), both threaten her old collegemate hacker Arjun (Arya) who starts hacking one system after the other. Ashok then threatens Sridhar Raghavan (Aadukalam Naren) by trying to kill his baby so that he can extract the truth about black money, Ashok murders him in a fit of rage. Arjun, who is particularly irritated by the things happening around him, complains about the misdeeds of Ashok to inspector Prakash (Kishore). When Ashok gets closer to achieving his goals, he gets arrested by the police.
Chashme Baddoor
Directed by David Dhawan
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ali Zafar, Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu, Divyendu Sharma, Juhi Chawla
Roles Neha
Rating54% 2.701072.701072.701072.701072.70107
Seema (Taapsee Pannu) is a young girl who lives in Mumbai with her father (Anupam Kher). He, being an active military officer, wants Seema to marry a similar man. He had arranged Seema's marriage to such people five times in a row, with Seema evading all five arrangements. Her father had now arranged her marriage for the sixth time, which Seema evades again and escapes to Goa to live with her uncle, her father's younger brother (Anupam Kher), in a double role. Siddharth Kashyap (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth) and Omi (Divyendu Sharma) are three friends who live in a rented apartment. Miss Josephine (Lilette Dubey) is their landlady. All the three are frequent visitors to a café owned by Joseph Furtado (Rishi Kapoor). The three owe huge amounts of money to Joseph and Josephine. One day, Omi spots Seema taking a walk with her dog Aryabhatta. Attracted to her, he calls his friend Jai. Both of them try to impress her. One after the other, they break into Seema's house. Omi tries to impress Seema with his poetry. Meanwhile, Seema mistakes him for a dog trainer and takes him straight into her bedroom. Omi assumes Seema is interested him and starts browsing her bedroom while Seema prepares her dog [name of Dog is "Aryabhata" given in movie by writer] Unable to handle the dog, Omi runs back home, where he tells everyone a completely different story. Omi tells his friends that they had sex and were deeply in love. Jealous, Jai tries his luck. Jai breaks in, telling them he is a reputed film-maker. Upon realization, Seema calls her grandmother and makes her beat up Jai until he finally makes his run. Back home, Jai tells a similar story. Jai tells the other two that they two were deeply in love and were now dating. Siddharth, meanwhile, isn't interested in Seema.
Sahasam
Sahasam (2013)
, 2h40
Directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Actors Tottempudi Gopichand, Taapsee Pannu, Shakti Kapoor, Suman, Raj Singh Arora, Adivi Sesh
Roles Sreenidhi, an ardent devotee who is determined to visit the shrine of Hinglaj Mata in Hinglaj, Pakistan.

In 2003, a Pakistani Archaeologist Dr. M. Alam Siddiqui after seeking permission from the Government of Pakistan starts researching about the hidden treasure of King Kanishka whose treasure map is hidden in an old box whose key is a Garuda Locket which was last seen in the research books of David, a British Archaeologist. His team led by Siddiqui and Thilavar try hard to search the key as they find the box in an old market in Pakistan. Fate takes a reverse turn as a dreaded terrorist Sultan (Shakti Kapoor) along with his men visit the Archaeology department. He coerces Siddiqui and takes the box away from him and make all the people his slaves till Siddiqui finds the treasure and hands over it to Sultan.
Shadow
Shadow (2013)
, 2h40
Directed by Meher Ramesh
Actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Taapsee Pannu, Geetha, Madhuurima, Konidela Nagendra Babu, Adithya Menon
Roles Madhubala
Rating40% 2.007152.007152.007152.007152.00715
Rajaram (Venkatesh) is the son of Raghuram (Naga Babu), an investigative journalist in a United Nations agency. He infiltrates the criminal organization of Nana Bhai (Aditya Pancholi) and earns his trust. He gathers proof against the activities of Nana and hands them over to newspaper publisher Chaitanya Prasad alias CP (Sayaji Shinde). This is discovered by Nana Bhai and he murders Raghuram in an exceedingly brutal manner. He additionally destroys Raghuram's family. Rajaram manages to flee from the Massacre and vows to get revenge on Nana. With the assistance of Baba (Nassar), Rajaram grows up to be a strong young man. He assumes the identity of Shadow and starts looking for members of Nana's gang. Meanwhile, Prathap (Srikanth), a tricky cop in UN agency, is also searching for Nana Bhai and his gang. As expected, the methods of Rajaram and Prathap cross resulting in friction. However, Rajaram soon learns that he has a terribly sturdy association with Prathap. At last he manages to reach Nana Bhai and destroys him.
Daruvu
Daruvu (2012)
, 2h35
Directed by Siva
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Ravi Teja, Taapsee Pannu, Prabhu, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, M. S. Narayana
Roles Shweta
Rating49% 2.4687952.4687952.4687952.4687952.468795
The film's story is similar to fantasy films like Yamaleela, Yamudiki Mogudu, Yamagola and Yamadonga. Bullet Raja (Ravi Teja) is a small time crook with a good heart. He bumps into Swetha (Taapsee Pannu) at a function and falls in love with her. But Swetha is already engaged to Harbour Babu (Sushant Singh), a powerful local goon. One day, using Swetha's dance master Vidya Balan (Brahmanandam), Bullet Raja And Swetha manage to run away from Babu to reach a hill-top. But Babu tracks them down and is severely beaten by Bullet Raja. But at the last moment, Babu uses his Scorpio car to hit Raja off the hill-top. Raja clings on to a branch growing on the hill but slips off it and falls down but still manages to survive. But just then Chitragupta (M. S. Narayana) again changes the story and the car that was stuck on the edge of the hill falls down and Bullet Raja And blasts, thus killing him.
Aadukalam
Aadukalam (2011)
, 2h36
Directed by Vetrimaaran
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, Kishore, Dinesh, V. I. S. Jayapalan, Meenal
Roles Irene Claude
Rating79% 3.994323.994323.994323.994323.99432
In Madurai, Pettaikaaran (V. I. S. Jayapalan) and Rathnaswamy (Naren) are tough competitors in cockfights and it is often Pettai who wins because nobody knows his way of maintaining the quality of the birds.
Doubles
Doubles (2011)

Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about families
Actors Mammootty, Nadhiya, Taapsee Pannu, Suresh, Saiju Kurup, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Roles Saira Banu
Rating25% 1.269351.269351.269351.269351.26935
The film tells the story of fraternal twins Giri (Mammootty) and Gowri (Nadia Moidu), who lost their parents in an accident early in life. They grew up together in an orphanage, inseparable. And when they grew rich, they set up an accident rescue unit in Puducherry in memories of their parents. They have even learnt mountaineering to carry out rescue operations. Their team consists of characters played by Saiju Kurup, Anoop Chandran and Bijukkuttan, and good for nothing ambulance-chasing lawyer named Lawrence (Suraj Venjaramoodu).
Mogudu
Mogudu (2011)
, 2h39
Directed by Krishna Vamsi
Genres Drama
Actors Tottempudi Gopichand, Taapsee Pannu, Shraddha Das, Rajendra Prasad, Roja, Naresh Vijaya
Roles Rajeshwari
Rating38% 1.9456551.9456551.9456551.9456551.945655
Bujji ( Gopichand) is the only son of a wealthy and influential farmer Anjaneya Prasad (Gadde Rajendra Prasad). The family is well knit together and has strong values and attachments. Bujji comes across Raja Rajeshwari (Taapsee Pannu) in unexpected circumstances and falls in love with her. Raja Rajeshwari is the daughter of a powerful politician Chamundeshwari (Roja) and Shankar Rao (Naresh). The families agree to the marriage and just when everything seems nice and happy, unexpected circumstances cause a rift between them. Into this scenario comes Jo (Shraddha Das) who is madly in love with Bujji. This further escalates the tensions. The rest of the movie is about whether Bujji sorts out the differences between the families and wins his wife back.