(Last Updated on : 06/01/2016)
Taapsee Pannu is an Indian Actress who predominantly appears in South Indian films. She has also appeared in few Bollywood
films like Chashme Baddoor and Baby. Before becoming an actress, she has worked as a model and endorsed several brands. She is the winner of titles like "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin". She won the Most Enthusiastic Performer-Female Award at the 2014 Edison Awards for her performance in the Tamil film Arrambam.
Early Life of Taapsee Pannu
She was born on 1st August 1987 in New Delhi
into a Sikh family. She received her school education
from Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. She did Computer Science Engineering from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Before turning a full time actress, she worked as a software engineer. She has a sister named Shagun Pannu whom she is planning to launch into films as well.
Modelling Career of Taapsee Pannu
Pannus tryst with glamour world kick started with modelling. She participated in various beauty pageants and won titles like "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin". She has appeared in numerous print and television
commercials and endorsed brands like Reliance Trends, Red FM 93.5, UniStyle Image, Coca-Cola, Motorola, Pantaloon, PVR Cinemas, Standard Chartered Bank, Dabur, Airtel, Tata Docomo, World Gold Council, Havells and Vardhman. She was also seen on the cover of magazines like Just for Women and MaaStars.
Acting Career of Taapsee Pannu
She made her acting debut with the Telugu film
Jhummandi Naadam in 2010. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, the film featured her in the role of the daughter of a US-based millionaire who comes to India to research traditional Telugu music
. In the following year she appeared in a Tamil cinema
Aadukalam where she was seen essaying the role of an Anglo-Indian girl falling in love with a rural man played by Dhanush. Set against the backdrop of Madurai
, the film revolves around cockfights. The film received critical acclaim and bagged six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards
ceremony. In the same year, she was again seen in a Tamil film titled Vastadu Naa Raju opposite Vishnu Manchu. She stepped into Malayalam cinema later that year, with Doubles opposite Mammootty
and Nadiya Moidu. In the following years, she was seen in films like Mr. Perfect, Veera and Vandhaan Vendraan which received moderate success.
She again came into limelight after working in Krishna Vamsi's Mogudu which garnered critical acclaim for her performance. In the movie, she was seen portraying the role of a traditional Telugu girl opposite Gopichand. Next, she worked on the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Gundello Godari.
Pannu made her Bollywood debut with Chashme Baddoor which is a remake of the 1981 film with the same title. In this movie, she shares the screen with Siddharth, Rishi Kapoor
, Divyendu Sharma and Ali Zafar
. After this, she worked in the big budget action thriller Arrambam co-starring Ajith Kumar
and Arya. The film bagged her Most Enthusiastic Performer-Female Award at the 2014 Edison Awards.
Her second Bollywood venture was Neeraj Pandey's Baby opposite Akshay Kumar
where she portrayed the role of an undercover agent. Later, she had two Tamil releases, the horror comedy Muni 3 opposite Raghava Lawrence and Aishwarya R. Dhanush's Vai Raja Vai, which featured her in special appearance.
Filmography of Taapsee Pannu
Jhummandi Naadam (Telugu) in 2010
Aadukalam (Tamil) in 2011
Vastadu Naa Raju (Telugu) in 2011
Mr. Perfect (Telugu) in 2011
Veera (Telugu) in 2011
Vandhaan Vendraan (Tamil) in 2011
Mogudu (Telugu) in 2011
Doubles (Malayalam) in 2011
Daruvu (Telugu) in 2012
Gundello Godari (Telugu) in 2013
Chashme Baddoor (Hindi)
Shadow (Telugu) in 2013
Sahasam (Telugu) in 2013
Arrambam (Tamil) in 2013
Baby (Hindi) in 2015
Kanchana 2 (Tamil) in 2015
Vai Raja Vai (Tamil) in 2015
Achievements of Taapsee Pannu
She was awarded Most Enthusiastic Performer-Female Award at the 2014 Edison Awards for her performance in Arrambam.
She was nominated for Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for Aadukalam.
She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu) for her work in Mr. Perfect.
She was also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (Tamil) for her work in Arrambam.