By Chetan Mehrishi
Sobhita Dhulipala, who recently stole the show with her stunning performance as Tara Khanna in Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s web series Made In Heaven, is currently the talk of the town.
Sobhita went against all odds and transformed into a superstar whose name is known to every millennial
In a time when being successful in Bollywood means having a Godfather at your back, this Telugu stunner went against all odds and came out the other side as the name known to every millennial. Here are the reasons why we love and adore this lovely, Southern beauty so much.
IT ALL STARTED DOWN SOUTH
Born to a Telugu Brahmin family and being raised in Visakhapatnam, following a dream of being an actor wasn’t easy. Her father, a Merchant Navy Officer, and her mother, a school teacher wouldn’t even let her watch TV.
So she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in films and further her academics at the HR College of Commerce and Economics at the University of Mumbai. Yup! This girl is smart and stunning.
Fate finally closed the deal for her in 2013 when she won Femina Miss India South and later became the Kingfisher Calendar Girl for 2014.
The story goes like this: She didn’t even know the part, cast or crew for which she was about to audition. Yet she got a call merely 45 minutes after her audition and she got the part. She never looked behind ever since.
Raman Raghav 2.0 – Netflix— Sobhita Dhulipala (@sobhitaD) March 8, 2019
Kaalakaandi – Hotstar
Made in heaven, Goodachari – Amazon Prime
(Tilts head with a rose in her teeth) 🌹
With a few bumps in her ride here and there, Sobhita once again knocks it out of the park in 2018 with Telugu Mega Hit Goodachari and her performance was lauded by both critics and audience.
HER WEB SERIES DEBUT
Then came 2019 and her biggest break yet came with Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Made In Heaven. Sobhita literally owned the show with her seamless transition into a smart, strong woman who is on the verge of losing everything from her business to her love to her marriage.
Tara Khanna, a character that feels relevant in today’s times, and her bipolar personality of a confident yet vulnerable woman in the acclaimed web series has been played to perfection by her.
These complexities in her character are what resonated with the audience and overnight Sobhita became a known face among binge watchers.
A BREAKOUT STAR
Sobhita Dhulipala recently bagged the esteemed title of IMDb Breakout Star of the Month by audience opinion poll
“It is certainly very thrilling to be given so much love and appreciation from the audience and critics,” Sobhita said in a statement. “Finding that people are searching for my name and work on IMDb, which is the biggest database for movies and celebrities in the world is immensely special and motivating,” she added. Ain’t that sweet!
WHAT’S IN STORE NOW?
It seems like there’s no stopping Sobhita for now. The actor’s earlier pairing with director Anurag Kashyap is going to work its magic yet again as Sobhita will be seen in a pivotal role in Netflix’s acclaimed series Sacred Games. We have no doubt that this Actor-director duo won’t disappoint.
She’s also coming with another Netflix Original series Bard of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi and produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. It’s not just the web you’ll get to see her in.
Sobhita is also ready with a film in her kitty alongside Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.
Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Dhulipala is here to stay for a long time.
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY?
If you think that this girl is all about her wardrobe and good looks, oh how wrong you are! We don’t love her just because of her dresses and her beauty. Apart from acting and modelling, this Vizag girl is also a badass traveler. But instead of choosing destinations where sissies go for vacations, she chooses to explore wonders closer home.
There is quite a bit of Ladakh, Rishikesh, Sri Lanka, Delhi, Rajasthan, our great love, Himachal, and lately Uttarakhand on her Instagram feed. Need another reason to love her? Well, she’s also a dancer. That’s right! This traveler, actor, model is also classically trained in Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam. Beauty, intellect, talent, dare. What more do you want in a woman!
Sobhita is flying high with her new found success. Yet keeping her feet on the ground, the actor is taking up some challenging projects for herself. And we’re sure that this bad-ass of a talent will keep making its mark on the screens-big and small- and in our hearts for a substantial period of time.