Medha Shankar is an Indian model and actress known for starring in the web series Beecham House (2019) and Dil Bekaraar (2021) and the film 12th Fail (2023).
Medha Shankar was born on Friday, 1 August 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2023) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Leo. Her age has been verified with her team.
She did her schooling at Vishwa Bharti Public School, Noida. She spent her childhood watching her mother, Rachna, choreographing dances and directing plays for small children in their apartment complex. She comes from a family with a musical background. In an interview, she revealed,
Music is an integral part of my family lineage. My dadi had done her Masters in Music and could play many musical instruments including the violin.”
Medha is a trained Hindustani classical singer who used to play the Sitar, Harmonium, and Keyboard during her school days. She learned music till Class 10. Growing up, Medha would actively participate in singing and dancing competitions. She was a shy kid and wanted to become a doctor. She pursued a master’s degree in Fashion Management from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. The Hindu During her graduation, she auditioned for a short film. Even though the film was never released, the experience sparked her aspirations to become an actor. In 2018, she moved to Mumbai to try her hand at acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Medha Shankar’s father, Abhay Shankar, worked at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Her mother, Rachna Raj Shankar, is deceased. Her brother, Apoorv Shankar, is Vice President of Hardware at Ultrahuman.
Husband & Children
She is unmarried.
Medha Shankar started her career by competing in beauty pageants. She participated in the Campus Princess 2016 beauty pageant organized by the Miss India Organization to find contestants for Femina Miss India & Miss Diva pageants.
Medha Shankar started her career as a model and was featured in television commercials and print advertisements for various well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Paytm, and Big Bazaar.
In 2015, she starred in a short film titled With You for You Always in which she played the role of Maya.
After countless rejections, she made her digital debut with BBC’s British historical drama Beecham House (2019). In the series, she played the role of a Mughal princess named Roshanara, the daughter of Murad Beg, who is taught Western values by an English governess named Margaret Osborne.
In 2021, she played the role of Eshwari Thakur in the romantic comedy show Dil Bekaraar on Disney+ Hotstar.
In the same year, she was cast in the web series Those Pricey Thakur Girls, based on the eponymous bestselling novel by Anuja Chauhan.
In 2021, she made her film debut with the Hindi musical drama film Shaadisthan, featuring Kirti Kulhari, in which she played the role of Arshi. The film streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
In 2022, she played the role of Min in the film Max, Min and Meowzaki. In 2023, she appeared in the drama film 12th Fail in which she portrayed the role of Shraddha Joshi. 12th Fail is a biographical drama film written and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film draws inspiration from Anurag Pathak’s non-fiction book published in 2019, narrating the compelling life journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma. Against all odds, Sharma overcame extreme poverty to become an Indian Police Service officer.
She also voiced the song Bolo Na – Film Version from 12th Fail (2023).
- Actress: Deepika Padukone
- Quote: “The meaning of life is to find happiness and the purpose is to spread it around.”
- Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
- Book: The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- She was a spontaneous student during her college days. Her favourite college hangout spot was the foyer of her campus. In an interview, she was asked “What is the most memorable thing that happened in your college days?” to which she replied,
- She is an animal lover and has a dog named Laila Shankar.
- Her other interests include singing, dancing, reading novels, travelling, and teaching underprivileged kids.
- In an interview, when asked “With which beauty queen would you like to hang out with?,” she named Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
- While revealing her dream role and favourite co-stars in an interview, she said,
Alia Bhatt’s role in Dear Zindagi. Kangana’s role in Queen. I would love to work with Ranveer Singh and Rajkummar Rao.”
- She is a fitness freak and regularly workouts in the gym.