Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress and entrepreneur, who mainly works in Telugu and Tamil films. She came into the limelight for acting in the Hindi film ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ (2003) in which she was one of the kids, who were friends of Hrithik Roshan. She gained popularity among kids with her role as Karuna/Shona in the Hindi TV serial ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ (2001).
Hansika Motwani was born on Friday, 9 August 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Bombay, Maharashtra (present-day Mumbai). Her zodiac sign is Leo.
She did her schooling at Podar International School, Mumbai. Later, she pursued her graduation from International Curriculum School, Mumbai. MensXP
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Green
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-36
Hansika belongs to a Sindhi family. The Indian Express
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Pradeep Motwani, is a businessman. Her mother, Mona Motwani, is a dermatologist. When Hansika was very young, her parents got separated. Her elder brother, Prashant Motwani, works in the corporate sector, and he is married to the Indian TV actress Muskaan Nancy.
On 4 December 2022, she got married to her fiance at Mundota Fort and Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
In 2013, Hansika announced her relationship with the South Indian actor Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar aka Simbu. International Business Times After dating each other for a year, the couple got separated. Reportedly, Hansika was not happy with Simbu’s close friendship with the Indian actress Nayanthara. The Times of India During an interview, when Simbu was asked about their breakup, he said,
It’s been two years since my film release. I have learnt a lot in this period. Everyone has his own struggles, not that I am the only one who was suffering in life. They say that I am a born with silver spoon, but in the two years I experienced the difficulties faced by common man. I give all the money that I earn to my mother. In the two years, there were no films and I was completely broke. It was difficult for me to ask my mom to lend me money for survival. I lost everything. Offers went away, films did not release and nothing was working in my favour.”
Further, talking about Hansika, he said,
I thought my girlfriend (Hansika) will be with me, but she ditched me when I was struggling. (Laughs). I was hoping to forget my pain by looking at my child’s face after getting married, but that did not happen…I think the God is testing me. Everything had gone, but I only have this life. Then I realised that there is a purpose why I am still alive. In spite of my highs and lows, fans are still with me.”
Hansika then met a Mumbai-based businessman Sohail Kathuria, who is a partner in Hansika Motwani’s event management partnership firm ‘Hansika Motwani Events LLP.’ While working together, they became friends and soon, fell in love with each other. In November 2022, Hansika Motwanishared a few pictures in which Sohail was seen proposing to Hansika for marriage at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
In November 2022, many media sources quoted that the couple would probably have a destination wedding at Mundota Fort and Palace in Jaipur on 4 December 2022. Sohail was earlier married to a girl named Rinky, and Hansika was one of the guests at their wedding held in 2016.
In 2010, she converted to Buddhism. Mid-Day In an interview, while talking about it, she said,
The best way to effectively de-stress is to chant ‘Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo’. I chant every morning. This practice strengthens compassion in my mind. For me, Buddhism aims to awaken people to the limitless potential and value of their own lives. Through chants, one can connect with God and can experience real peace of mind and spiritual well-being. Chanting helps me strike a balance. I am now able to manage stress better and am generally more positive when dealing with people.”
Bungalow No 47, Hansika House, RSC-2, Park Street, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
At the age of 8, she did her first TV commercial for Hyundai Santro car along with the Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan. She received Rs 5000 for the ad. YouTube- Hansika Motwani She then featured in TV commercials of brands like Nirma Beauty, Aroma Milk, and Girias.
Hansika made her debut as a child actor with the Hindi TV serial ‘Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand’ (2001) in which she played the role of Tina. The serial was aired on Star Plus.
In 2001, she acted in the Hindi TV serial ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ as Karuna/Shona, and the serial was aired on Star Plus.
She then appeared as a child actor in many Hindi TV serials like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2002), ‘Son Pari’ (2002), ‘Karishma Kaa Karishma’ (2003), and ‘Hum 2 Hain Na!’ (2004).
In 2005, she participated in the Sony TV reality show ‘Celebrity Fame Gurukul.’
In 2003, she made her Bollywood debut as a child actor with the horror film ‘Hawa’ in which she played the role of Sasha. The film failed to do well at the box office.
In the same year, she appeared in the Hindi film ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ as Priya.
In 2004, she acted in the Hindi films ‘Jaago,’ ‘Hum Kaun Hai?,’ and ‘Aabra Ka Daabra.’
Hansika made her Bollywood debut as a lead actor with the Indian musician Himesh Reshammiya in the Hindi film ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ (2007) as Ria Bakshi.
In 2008, she appeared in Hindi film ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai.’
In 2007, she made her Telugu film debut with the film ‘Desamuduru’ in which she played the role of Vaishali.
Some of her Telugu films are ‘Jayeebhava’ (2009), ‘Denikaina Ready’ (2012), ‘Luckunnodu’ (2017), ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’ (2019), and ‘Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL’ (2019).
Hansika made her Kannada film debut with the 2008 film ‘Bindaas’ in which he played the role of Preethi.
In 2011, she made her Tamil film debut as Gayathri in the film ‘Mappillai.’
She has acted in many Tamil films like ‘Kandireega’ (2011), ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’ (2012), ‘Uyire Uyire’ (2016), ‘Gulaebaghavali’ (2018), and ‘Maha’ (2022).
In 2017, Hansika made her Malayalam film debut with the film ‘Villain’ in which she played the role of Dr. Shreya Venkatesh.
Hansika has also appeared in a few music videos like “Booty Shake” by Tony Kakkar and Sonu Kakkar (Hindi; 2021), “Mazaa” by B Praak (Hindi; 2021), and “Shreaam Pagal” by Sunidhi Chauhan (Punjabi; 2022).
Hansika owns an event management partnership firm Hansika Motwani Events LLP. In 2021, she started another event management company The Balloon Stylist.
Leaked Bathing Video
In 2015, a nude video of a girl went viral; the girl looked like Hansika Motwani. When Hansika got to know about the video, she clarified (in an interview) that the girl in the video was not her but her doppelganger. Pinkvilla She said,
Some people feel that actress is spending a luxurious life. But I am working round the clock and putting in a lot of hard work to entertain the audience. I don’t understand why some indulge in heinous acts like the morphing of pics. For me spreading obscene videos by morphing is worse than rape.”
Criticised for Using Growth Hormone Injection
In 2003, Hansika appeared as a child actor in the Hindi film ‘Koi… Mil Gaya,’ and within four years, she was seen playing the role of a lead actor in the 2007 Hindi film ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ (2007). Soon after the film was released, there were rumours that Hansika has taken a growth hormone injection, to bag a lead role in the film. She was criticised by the audience for her act. Pinkvilla
Case Filed for the Poster of the Film
In 2022, she was seen playing the lead role in the Tamil film ‘Maha.’ In the poster of the film, Hansika was seen smoking chillum while wearing a get-up of a saadhvi. She received huge criticism for the same. A case was also filed against her and Jameel, the director of the film. Pinkvilla Later, while talking about the controversy, Jameel said,
Guys, saw all ur coments,as a director of the film my intention was 2 just create sumthing unique n not to knowingly hurt anybody’s sentiments related 2 caste or religion,I believe in humanity n not in Hindu-muslim,so pls dont create caste and religion angle ?? @ihansika #Maha (sic).”
Accused of stealing her best friend’s husband
After getting married to Sohael Khaturiya in December 2022, some netizens accused her of stealing the husband of her best friend Rinky. Reportedly, Hansika had also attended Rinky and Sohael’s wedding. In February 2023, Hansika responded to these accusations in an interview and said,
Just because I knew the person at that time doesn’t mean it was my fault. I have nothing to do with this. Because I am a public figure, it was very easy for people to point at me and make me the villain. This was a price I pay for being a celebrity.” The Times of India
- 2003: Best Child Artist of the Year for Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand
- 2008: 55th Filmfare Awards South for Best Debut Actress for the film Desamuduru
- 2014: South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress for the film Aranmanai
- 2015: Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine for the film Maan Karate
- Rolls Royce Phantom
- BMW 5-Series
- Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDI
- Mercedes Benz S class
- Jaguar XE
- Mercedes Benz GLE 250D
- Mercedes Benz E class
- Actor: Brad Pitt
- Holiday Destination(s): New York, London, Dubai, Paris
- Colour: Pink
- When she started her career as a child actor, her father was very upset as he was not happy with her pursuing her career as an actor. However, her mother wanted Hansika to continue her acting career but was not sure about it. Once, Hansika’s mother met the Indian actress Juhi Chawla at her (Hansika’s mother) clinic, and it was Juhi who suggested her to let Hansika continue working in TV serials and films.
- Hansika has been associated with various social services. When she turned 20, she decided to fund the education of 20 girls. In an interview, while talking about her philanthropic activities, she said,
I‘ve always tried to keep my philanthropic activities away from the public eye, and I’ve always asked my PR to not announce it. Honestly, I’ve never been particularly happy that you guys (media) get to know about my various charities. It sounds like publicity for me, and that’s not true. Even before I became a well-known actress, I was involved with social work. My mother was also involved. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help people around me.”
- In 2013, she was appointed as the brand ambassador of Chennai Turns Pink which is an awareness program to promote breast cancer awareness among women.
- Her fans often compare her looks with the veteran South Indian actor Khushbu. She is often called Chinna Khushbu by her fans. Silver Screen India
- In her leisure time, she loves to do painting, meditation, travel, and watch films.
- She loves dogs and has three pet dogs named Bruzo, Murphy, and Teddy. However, she is petrified of cats.
- In 2014, she was listed in Forbes India Celebrity 100 nominees list. Forbes India
- In 2021, in one of her vlogs, she shared that she had never given any audition. YouTube- Hansika Motwani
- Hansika has walked the ramp in many popular fashion shows.
- She has also been featured on the cover page of various magazines like Inbox magazine, South Scope, and Femina Tamil.
- She loves to cook food and can cook Amritsari Chole Kulche, Maggie, and Black Daal very well.
- Hansika is an eggetarian. The Times of India
- She is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events. Instagram- Hansika Motwani
- She has a self-titled YouTube channel on which she uploads videos of her personal life.
- In 2021, on completing her 50th film in the Indian cinema, she said,
A lot of people are exaggerating the fact that I have completed 50 films, but I don’t see this as a big deal. I was lucky to begin early, and Tamil cinema welcomed me with open arms. I have been acting for close to 20 years now, but I have to go further. I still feel like I have just embarked on this journey and aim to hit a century. Fifty is a small number, there’s more to come. I want to act till my last breath.”