Anushka Sharma is a 19 year old Bangalore based elite model. She is playing the female lead role of the forthcoming Indian Bollywood film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi , Directed by Aditya Chopra, who earlier directed hits like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) and Mohabbatein (2000), the film is currently in its filming stage and is expected to release on December 12, 2008.
Anushka was picked to be Wendell Rodrick's finale model at the last Fashion Week. Since then the demure looking model has done campaigns for Silk and Shine, Whisper and Fiat Palio. With a set of expressive eyes, this 19-year old Bangalorean has always wanted to be a model. "I can't see myself doing anything else," she was once quoted as saying. At the moment she is studying for a degree in economics.
Anushka comes from a very disciplined army family background. Her father is an army officer and mother a housewife. She was an intelligent and hardworking student during her army school days and completed her higher studies from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She was an all–rounder and was brilliant in athletics too. She had a great personality with good looks, a super figure and confidence.
Anushka's parents were always very supportive of her joining modeling and taking it up as a career option. She joined a Bangalore based modeling agency and the style and image consultant Prasad Bidapa was one of the few people who had groomed her. He remembers meeting her at the tender age of thirteen and was taken in by her innocent and beautiful looks.
Bidapa discloses that Anushka always had the makings of a superstar. At the age of thirteen she used to walk the ramp like a seasoned model. Her cool confidence and attitude made her shine during her modeling days. Her portfolio pictures and catalogue was sent by the Bangalore based modeling agency to the Yash Raj Studio and was instrumental in Aditya Chopra selecting her for the coveted role of Taani, Shahrukh Khan's love interest in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.