Thursday, 4 September 2014

Charmi Kaur

Charmi Kaur (also spelt as Charmee or Charmy) is an Indianfilm actress, who has predominantly appeared in Telugu films. Sheacted with stars such as Dileep, Mammootty, AmitabhBachchan, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna,Venkatesh, Jr. NTR, Prabhas, Siddarth, Ravi Teja,Sumanth, Nitin and Silambarasan. Charmi gave her voice toKajal Aggarwal in the film Chandamama (2007).

Early life

Charmy was born in Mumbai and her family is of Punjabi-Sikhbackground. She studied in Carmelite Convent English High School inVasai.


She made her acting debut in the 2002 Telugu film Nee ThoduKavali, in which she acted as a housewife at a young age of13. This film was a flop, but helped Charmy in getting noticedby the south Indian film industry. Her next film was KadhalAzhivathillai with Silambarasan, which was also a flop. Duringthis time she acted in a Malayalam film directed by Vinayan namedKattuchembakam. This film also bombed in box office. After thatshe acted in a couple more Tamil films but they bombed at the boxoffice.Charmy at the shoot of Dongala Mutha

Her re-entry to Telugu films happened with Neeke Manasichhaanu a filmwith Sreekanth which was a failure; then in Sri Anjaneyam,directed by ace director Krishna Vamsi which too was a failedattempt. It was followed by another failure with Chanti, pairedagainst Ravi Teja. She finally got a big break in Telugu withGowri in which she was paired with Sumanth. The stupendoussuccess of Mass with Nagarjuna strengthened her position inTollywood. Charmy's most critically acclaimed film so far isAnukokunda Oka Roju. It was a heroine-oriented thriller. Herperformance in the film was acclaimed by critics.

In 2006 she acted in Pournami which was a total failure in spiteof high expectations, but her performance was appreciated. Though shedid not learn Indian classical dance, her Bharatanatyam andKuchipudi dances in the film were appreciated by audiences. Laterthat year she was paired for the second time with Sumanth inChinnodu but it was not a successful venture. Her next film,Rakhi (with NTR), was a hit. In 2007 Mantra, a thriller withCharmy in the lead role, was declared as a surprise hit. Herperformance in the film was appreciated and fetched her the NandiAward for Best Actress of 2007.

Then, she starred in several lady oriented roles, includingAnukokunda Oka Roju, Mantra, Manorama 2009, Kavya'sDiary, Sye Aata, Mangala in Telugu and Laadam in Tamil,out of which Anukokunda Oka Roju and Mantra were verysuccessful.

In 2011, she got a chance to work in Bollywood in the filmBbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap starring Amitabh Bachchan. She hada supporting role in the film , which performed averagely in the boxoffice. In 2012, she mostly did special songs in high budget filmslike Dhamarukam, Naayak and Yaare Koogadali. She appearedin two more Bollywood films, Zila Ghaziabad and R... Rajkumar.She starred in two female-oriented Telugu films, Prema Oka Maikam,directed by Chandu of 10th class fame, in which she played a call girlcharacter in the film and Pratighatana in which she played ajournalist. Pratighatana was Charmy's 50th film.

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