Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography – an Indian Actress who made her Debut as Santoshi Maa

Nushrratt Bharuccha is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi films. After working in television, she made her film debut with Jai Santoshi Maa. Bharuccha had success with Love Sex Aur Dhokha and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, for which she received a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female nomination.

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Real Name: Nushrratt Bharuccha
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Debut Film: Jai Santoshi Maa
Age: 38

Nushrratt Bharuccha (born Nushrat Bharucha; 17 May 1985) is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi films. After working in television, she made her film debut with Jai Santoshi Maa (2006). Bharuccha had success with Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) and Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), for which she received a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female nomination.

Bharuccha’s career progressed with starring roles in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018). She has since starred in Dream Girl (2019), Chhorii (2021), Janhit Mein Jaari (2022) and Ram Setu (2022).

Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography
Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography
Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography
Nushrat Bharucha

17 May 1985 (age 38)

Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater Jai Hind College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Early life

Bharuccha was born on 17 May 1985 in a Dawoodi Bohra family in Mumbai. She is the only child of her father Tanvir Bharucha, a businessman, and her mother Tasneem Bharucha (nee Ranalvi), a housewife. Her mother had undergone female genital mutilation and now both Bharuccha and her mother speak vociferously against this custom. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Jai Hind College in Mumbai.


Early Career and Struggles (2002-2014)

Bharuccha made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2002 television series Kittie Party. She got her first Hindi film with Jai Santoshi Maa (2006) and did the music video “Zindagi Kahin Gum Hai” by Zubeen Garg in 2007. She had a cameo in Kal Kissne Dekha (2009) and did the Telugu film Taj Mahal (2010). Her final television role occurred in Seven as Drishika Kashyap.

Bharuccha had her first leading role in Hindi films with Dibakar Banerjee and Ekta Kapoor‘s anthology Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), which did moderately well. She next starred opposite Kartik Aaryan in Luv Ranjan’s directorial Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) and Akaash Vani (2013), both of which underperformed, like her next disaster Darr @ the Mall (2014) with Jimmy Sheirgill.

Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography
Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography

Breakthrough and further career (2015-present)

Bharuccha rose to success by appearing with Aaryan for the third time in Ranjan‘s Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015). The film turned out to be her first commercial hit, earning over ₹88 crores worldwide. However, her other release Meeruthiya Gangsters (2015) and the Tamil film Valeba Raja (2016) underperformed.

In 2018, she received wider attention after portraying a grey-shaded character opposite Aaryan and Sunny Singh in Luv Ranjan and Bhushan Kumar‘s romcom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. It proved to be a surprise blockbuster at the box office, earning ₹150 crores worldwide. She retained this widespread success with Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar, and Raaj Shaandilyaa’s ₹200 crores-grossing comedy Dream Girl (2019), where she played Ayushmann Khurrana‘s love interest. Both Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Dream Girl entered the 100 Crore Club in India and rank among her highest-grossing releases.

Bharuccha performed an item number in 2019, “Peeyo Datt Ke” alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the Milap Zaveri and Bhushan Kumar’s romantic thriller Marjaavaan which was sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh. She starred in two music videos, Atif Aslam‘s “Baarishein” and Guru Randhawa‘s “Ishq Tera”.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India that led long closure of theatres, Bharuccha’s next sports film Chhalaang (2020) directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ajay Devgn, was directly released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. She played Rajkummar Rao‘s ladylove in the film that met with mixed reviews.

In 2021, she headlined Yo Yo Honey Singh’s music video “Saiyaan Ji” and featured in two OTT films. Firstly she was seen in Karan Johar and Raj Mehta’s Netflix anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans and then in Vishal Furia and Bhushan Kumar’s Amazon Prime horror film Chhorii, both of which earned her critical praise for her acting. Chhorii marked her first film as a solo female-centric character.

The following year, Bharuccha appeared first in the love triangle Hurdang (2022) alongside Sunny Kaushal and Vijay Varma. A huge box office failure, it was directed by Nikhil Nagesh Tiwari and produced by Bhushan Kumar. That year, she also earned critical praise for appearing in the female-centric social comedy Janhit Mein Jaari.

She featured in the historical drama Ram Setu with Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez, which was released on Diwali 2022. This will be followed by Chhorii 2, a sequel to Chhorii. She will also team up with Akshay Kumar, Diana Penty, and Emraan Hashmi in Johar and Mehta’s 2023 comedy Selfiee.

She even had a cameo in the Ranbir Kapoor – Shraddha Kapoor starrer Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar.

Personal life and media image

In June 2020, Bharuccha changed the spelling of her name to Nushrratt Bharuccha, due to numerological reasons. Bharuccha has a keen interest in writing, mainly poems.

Bharuccha has appeared on Times’ 50 Most Desirable Woman list various times. She ranked 29th in 2018, 34th in 2019 and 34th in 2020. She is a celebrity endorser for brands and products including Cadbury and BoroPlus.

Nushrat_Bharucha with Her Parents
Nushrat Bharucha with Her Parents

Filmography (Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography)


  • All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Ria
2010 Taj Mahal Shruthi Telugu film; credited as Shruthi
Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shruti Dhaiya
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Neha
2013 Akaash Vani Vani Mehra
2014 Darr @ the Mall Ahana Manchanda
2015 Meeruthiya Gangsters Mansi
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Ruchika “Chiku” Khanna
2016 Valeba Raja Sweety Tamil film
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sweety Sharma
2019 Dream Girl Mahi Rajput
Marjaavaan Herself Special appearance in song “Peeyu Datt Ke”
2020 Jai Mummy Di Young Laali Khanna Cameo appearance
Chhalaang Neelima Mehra
2021 Ajeeb Daastaans Meenal
Chhorii Sakshi Devi
2022 Hurdang Jhulan Yadav
Janhit Mein Jaari Manokamna “Mannu” Tripathi
Ram Setu Gayatri Kulshrestha
2023 Selfiee Minti Agarwal
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar Aanya Cameo appearance
Chatrapathi Sapna
Akelli † Jyoti Completed
Chhorii 2 † TBA Completed


Year Title Role Network
2002 Kittie Party Chiku Zee TV
2010 Seven Drishika Kashyap Sony Entertainment Television

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s)
2007 “Zindagi Kahin Gum Hai” Zubeen Garg
2019 “Baarishein” Atif Aslam
“Ishq Tera” Guru Randhawa
2021 “Saiyaan Ji” Yo Yo Honey Singh
Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography
Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography

Awards and nominations (Nushrratt Bharuccha Biography)

Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Love Sex Aur Dhokha Nominated
2012 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Pyaar Ka Punchnama Nominated
2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role – Female Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Won
Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast Won
2016 Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
2021 Busan International Film Festival Best Actress Ajeeb Daastaans Nominated
2022 Lokmat Stylish Awards Most Stylish Performer of the Year Won
Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor in a Web Original Film – Female Chhorii Nominated
2023 Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Most Stylish Haute Stepper Nominated

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