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Isha Koppikar

Isha Koppikar

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Biography

Isha Koppikar is a polyglot actress, eminent for playing seminal roles in films that garner a lot more critical appraisal than substantial box office figures.

 

Age and Height

 

Isha was born on 19th September 1976 and is 42 years of age as of 2018. She is 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

 

Marriage/Relationships

 

Isha was romantically involved with actor Inder Kumar for a prolonged period of time. However, they broke off after Inder met with a fatal accident. In the meantime, Inder married. But his marriage lasted for only five months.

They reconciled once more, after Inder’s divorce with his wife Sonal. But the relationship failed again. Then Isha started dating hotelier Timmy Narang whom she met through mutual friends Leena Mogre and Preity Zinta. They tied the knot on 29 November 2009. The couple welcomed their baby daughter Rianna in July 2014.

 

Family

 

Koppikar hails from an erudite Konkani speaking family of Mangalorean descent. She is the daughter of Ragav Koppikar and Bairal Koppikar. Isha and her sister, Seema Nail Koppikar grew up in Mahim, Mumbai inculcating the traditional cultural values under the guidance of their grandmother.

 

Career

 

Versatile and stunningly beautiful that she is, Isha paved her way to the Miss India Beauty Pageant and won the Miss Talent title. Also, modelling shot her to instant fame and led to her debut as an actress in the Telugu movie Chandralekha opposite Nagarjuna in 1998.

She went on to don the role of the female lead in Telugu film En Swasa Kaatre alongside Arvind Swamy. She also made a cameo appearance in Jodi, directed by Praveen Gandhi. Likewise, Hoo Anthiya, Uhoo Anthiya opposite Ramesh, O Nanna Nalle with actor-director Ravichandran and Surya Vamsha alongside Vishnuvardhan marked her brief stint in the Kannada film industry.

By 2000, Koppikar forayed into Bollywood appearing alongside Hrithik Roshan and Karishma Kapoor in Fiza. Despite being an amateur in Bollywood, she had a cakewalk performing on an item number in Prakash Jha's 'Rahul' which also marked her mainstream Bollywood entry. A couple of supporting roles followed. She was roped in ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’, starring Arjun Rampal and Sunil Shetty directed by Rajiv Rai.

Isha made an appearance in K. Raghavendra Rao's urban comedy ‘Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa’, alongside Govinda, Juhi Chawla and Johnny Lever. Her risque performance on an item number in Ram Gopal Verma's gangster film 'Company' left an enduring impression on the audiences and critics alike and earned her the moniker, 'Khallas Girl' of the Tinsel Town.

Koppikar's sensational presence in the item song 'Ishq Samundar' alongside Sanjay Dutt in Sanjay Gupta's 'Karate' garnered her accolades. She won the Stardust Award for Most Exciting Face for her mindblowing performance in Khallas. Her major breakthrough was in the critically acclaimed Partition film ‘Pinjar’ starring Manoj Bajpayee and Urmila Matondkar which deals with the issue of communal tension in course of the country's partition. She was seen in J.P Dutta's war film 'LOC Kargil' alongside Sunil Shetty in a brief role. She also essayed the role of a terrorist in Harry Baweja's 's ‘Qayamat: City Under Threat’, which earned her a Filmfare nomination in the Best Villain category. Koppikar's bold portrayal of a lesbian alongside Amrita Arora in Karan Razdan's film 'Girlfriend' is a phenomenon per se during a time when homosexuality was considered to be taboo.

 

Controversies

 

The intimate scenes between Amrita Arora and Isha Koppikar in 'Girlfriend' which explores the theme of homosexuality flared up intense outrage so much so that many theatres across the country banned the screening of the film.

 

Favourites

 

In Bollywood, she admires Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit. She loves to eat fish and eggs and her favourite holiday destination is Goa. Red Ferrari is her favourite car and Blueberry her favourite perfume.

 

Trivia

 

Isha Koppikar is a black belt in Taekwondo.

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Real NameIsha Koppikar
ProfessionActing
Famous RoleDisha in Krishna Cottage

Isha Koppikar - Physical Stats & More

Height (In Cm)170
Weight(In Kg)60
Figure Measurement34-25-36
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack

Isha Koppikar - Other Details

Date of Birth1976-9-19
Home TownNot known
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sun SignNot known
Nationality India
College Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
Education QualificationGraduate in Life Science