If an alien asks me ‘what do women look like on the earth?’, I would introduce it to Kriti Kharbanda. Kriti is an acclaimed model and a favorite actress of many in the Telugu and Kannada film industries. Her cutely innocent, lovable, sweet face and captivating eyes, and her endearing smile can turn even the toughest of guys into artists, poets, and art directors! 😉
Well, it’s just the overdose of Norepinephrine or Dopamine in my brain that is doing the talking. But, Kriti is one of the few celebrities who have their original, clear perspective on societal problems and a strong support for women’s rights.
Coming from a middle class family, Kriti Kharbanda (also called Kruti) is of Punjabi decent. She was born in Delhi, on 29 October 1988 and grew up in Bangalore, Karnataka. Her father is a businessman and mother a housewife. She has two younger siblings – brother and sister.
Kriti did her schooling at Baldwin Girls High School. After completing her graduation in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Kriti’s filmography began with the Telugu film Boni (2009). The charismatic diva has made her mark in the industry playing very selective and versatile roles, be it a ditching girlfriend in Ala Modalaindi or the bewitching retro girl in Teen Maar (opposite Pawan Kalyan – exalting the role of Gissele in Love Aaj Kal)!
People rushed to theaters to be smitten by the beauty in Mr. Nookayya (2012). She then arrested the eye lids of Telugu audience with Ongole Gitta (2013)! She even played the female lead with a negative shade in Telugu’s first 3D action flick OM, (a surprising and challenging role she played so far) 2013.
Kriti has also flavored many films in Sandalwood, playing sweet as well as intriguing deglam characters. Some of the biggest Kannada hits of her include Chiru, Prem Adda, Galaate, and Googly. (We would have been denied a glimpse of the jewel had she chosen to go make a career with her Diploma in Jewellery Design!)
Some interesting snippets about Kriti Kharbanda:
She lives life on her own terms. She started posing for camera at the age of six and became a celebrated model by 15. With over a decade of experience in the glam industry, Kriti has enlivened several TV and print ad campaigns, also working with ace ad film directors like Rajiv Menon. She is very talkative and a foodie; admires Julia Robert, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, SRK, Nagarjuna and Sharmila Tagore.
Kruti has a knack for collecting sarees, shoes, ethnic wear, antique jewellery and jhumkas. Her other interests include painting, writing; practicing dance, playing tennis, watching movies and she aims to become a film director one day.
Here are some of the videos — television commercials and some hit songs from her movies — where aura of the captivating Kharbanda can be felt. Enjoy her versatility in performances in the show reel:
Kriti modelling for Fair and Lovely in early career:
And, Fair & Lovely Winter Fairness Cream:
Oke oka jeevitam from Mr. Nookaya (a natural delighter! in Telugu):
Kalli evalu from Prem Adda video song (Kannada):
Sri ganga in Teen Maar (that is how girls look here, alien!):
Raa chilaka song trailer from Ongole Gittha (for some delighting expressions):
Velocit – Mamta ka Pehla Ehsaas ad:
Mahindra Verito – Grow up to Verito Man TVC: (I don’t know what makes this ad bad; odd concept or weird picturization :P)
Kriti dazzles in this sensible Tanishq Glam Gold advert:
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* ‘Kala’Kriti (in Hindi ‘कलाकृति’) means artifact – work of art! 😉