Urvashi Rautela Wiki
Urvashi Rautela (born 25 February 1994) is an Indian film actress and model who appears in Bollywood films. She was crowned
Miss Diva Universe 2015 and represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.She made her Bollywood debut with Singh Saab the Great (2013) and appeared in films like Sanam Re (2016), Great Grand Masti (2016), Hate Story 4 (2018) and Pagalpanti (2019).
Early life and education
Rautela was born in Haridwar on 25 February 1994 to Meera Rautela and Manwar Singh Rautela. Her hometown is Kotdwar. Rautela is an alumna of Gargi College, University of Delhi.
Pageantry (2009 – 2015)
Rautela got her first major break at age 15 in Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week. She also won the title of Miss Teen India 2009. As a teen model, she was the show stopper for Lakme Fashion Week and she walked the ramp at Amazon Fashion Week, Dubai FW and Bombay FW.In 2011, Rautela won Indian Princess 2011, Miss Tourism World 2011, and Miss Asian Supermodel 2011. She also won the title of Miss Tourism Queen Of The Year 2011 that was held in China and became the first Indian woman to win the pageant. She was also offered Ishaqzaade but turned it down as she wanted to focus on the Miss Universe pageant.In 2012, she won the coveted crown of I AM She – Miss Universe India as well as the special award for Miss Photogenic. However, she had to relinquish her crown as she was underage at that time. In 2015, Rautela joined the Indian pageantry again and won the title. She represented India in Miss Universe 2015, but did not place.
Film career (2013–present)
Rautela made her debut at Bollywood with the film Singh Saab The Great as the female lead opposite Sunny Deol. After Singh Saab The Great, Urvashi appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh's international video album Love Dose, which released in October 2014.Soon after, she started working in the South Indian film industry and made her debut with the Kannada film Mr. Airavata. Though the film got negative reviews from the critics, her dance sequence was praised. Sunayana Suresh writing for the Times of India noted, "Urvashi is expressive and leaves her mark in the few scenes and songs she appears in, especially with her dancing."Later, she appeared in two other Hindi films, Sanam Re and Great Grand Masti as well as two music videos in 2016. The first was Laal Dupatta with Mika Singh and Anupama Raag and the other was Gal Bann Gayi along with Vidyut Jammwal.In 2017, Rautela starred in a special dance sequence Haseeno Ka Deewana in the film Kaabil. She was complimented on her performance by Amitabh Bachchan. Apart from that, she made a special appearance in a Bangladeshi film Porobashinee.
In 2018, she appeared in the revenge drama Hate Story 4. Rachit Gupta of the Times of India stated about her performance, "Urvashi Rautela has the main role and her character has plenty to offer. She starts off as a girl dancing in a strip club, but as the story unfolds, her character gets plenty of twists, turns and reveals. There’s a lot on her table and the pretty actress handles the myriad emotions and shades with ease."In February 2019, Rautela appeared for Anees Bazmee's comedy film Pagalpanti which was a box-office flop and generally got unfavourable reviews.In 2020, she starred in Virgin Bhanupriya a comedy-drama directed by Ajay Lohan and produced by Shreyans Mahendra Dhariwal. The film was released through ZEE5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social and humanitarian work
She has opened her own foundation called as Urvashi Rautela Foundation.
Rautela has also promoted helmet awareness. She participated in the ‘Ride For Safety’ motorcycle rally and devoted her time to improving road safety in the country.