Namita is one of the well known and popular South Indian actress who has acted in a lot of Tamil films. Namitha is the tallest heroine in the Tamil film industry and has also appeared in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.
Born : 10 May, 1981
Birth Place : Surat, Gujarat, India
Full Name : Namitha Mukesh Vankawala
Height : 6’0” (1.80m)
Weight : 70 Kg
Profession : Actress, Model
Religion : Hinduism
Horoscope : Taurus
Nationality : Indian
Brother : Nevil Vankawala
First Film : Sontham (2002)
Education : Graduation in English Literature from Rathnam Arts College, Surat, Gujarat.
Namitha first came into the limelight after she was crowned with “Miss Surat” in 1998. She participated in the “Miss India pageant 2001” and ended up as the fourth runner up.
She started her career as a heroine in the Telugu film “Sontham” with Aryan Rajesh in 2002. Her screen name was Bhairavi which was changed later. After her Telugu movie she started acting in Tamil films and her first Tamil film was “Aai”. Namitha became popular among the Tamil audience after acting in the film “Engal Anna” opposite Vijayakanth.Some of the popular films acted by Namitha are, “Maya” (English), “Gemini, “Nayakudu”, “Chanakya”, “English Karan”, “Kovai Brothers” and “Bambara Kannaley”. She became very popular after acting with the actor Vijay in “Azhagiya Tamizh Magan” and “Billa” with Tamil actor Ajith Kumar. Namitha’s first Malayalam movie was “Black Stallion” directed by Pramod Pappan with Kalabhavan Mani and Bala in 2010. She is also known as an item girl in regional movies, and often appears on Tamil magazine cover page. She became even more popular after her dance number “Arjuna Arjuna”.
Namitha has also appeared as a judge in Kalaignar TV dance reality show “Maanada Mayilada”. She has also seen in the advertisements like Himani cream and hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nyle herbal shampoo.She first received her “Best Actress” Filmfare Award Nomination by working in Telugu Film “Billa” in 2009 and her second winning Tamil films is “Pottu” in 2016.
Namitha’s father Mukesh Vankawala is a businessman and her mother is a housewife. She is the only daughter to her parents. She is a graduate in literature.
She loves to dance, watch movies, swim and play badminton in her leisure time and likes to work out physically. She likes novels, especially by Sidney Sheldon, as well as comic books. She is a promoter of Gadget guru.
Though she is Punjabi by birth, but she got recognition in the South Indian film industry. All the fame goes to the Malayalam film director Siddhique who introduced Namitha to the film industry. Namitha is a black belt in karate. Namitha worked as a swimming coach before her entry in the cinema world. A temple is being built by Namitha’s fans in Tirunelveli. This is the second temple built for an actress, the first one was built for Khushboo in Tiruchirappalli.
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