Anushka Sharma is born on 1 May 1988. Her father is Ajay Kumar Sharma who is an army office and her mother is Ashima Sharma, who is a housewife.
She has an elder brother named Karnesh. She began her career with modeling and made her debut in Hindi films with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2009. It was basically a three-film contract she had signed with Yash Raj Films, of which Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was the first. As a part of her contract she starred in two films under the Yash Raj Films banner in 2010.
First was Badmaash Company opposite Shahid Kapoor and next was Band Baaja Baraat. Ban Baaja Baarat went on to become a huge success both critically and commercially. It also saw the debut of Ranveer Singh. Also, for her role in the film Anushka received a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Her role in this film also acted as a major career boost as filmmakers got up and took notice of her talents.
In 2011 she starred in Patiala House opposite Akshay Kumar. This film was her first outside the Yash Raj banner. Once again Anushka received accolades from critics for her performance in the film, although the film itself did not do so well.
Then again in 2011, she was paired up with her Band Baaja Baarat co-star Ranveer Singh in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. The movie did not pass too much muster at the box-office. In 2012, she again found herself doing a film under the Yash Raj banner, opposite Shahruh Khan.
The film Jab Tak Hai Jaan was a commercial success, although the film didn’t manage to please the critics too much. Her latest film to release is Vishal Bharadwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, opposite Imran Khan in 2013.