Sakshi Agarwal (born on 20th July 1990) is an Indian film actress and model who has appeared in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. She began her initial career as a marketing consultant but soon shifted to acting after several modelling projects which gained her recognition. She has starred as the lead of several South Indian films.
Sakshi Agarwal Actress, Biography, Movies
|Profession||Actress and Model|
|Height||165cm or 1.65m or 5’5”|
|Weight||50kg or 110lbs|
|Debut||Kannada film Software Ganda (2014)|
|Date of birth||20th July 1990 (29 years as of 2020)|
|Birthplace||Almora, Uttarakhand, India|
|Schools||Good Shepherd School, Chennai|
|College/University||Anna University, Tamil Nadu, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, Los Angeles|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|Hobby||Watching movies and travelling|
|Marital status||Divorced (m.2011)|
|Father||Name not known (businessman)|
|Mother||Name not known (homemaker)|
Early life and background
Sakshi is a native Nainital. She was born to a businessman and homemaker in Almora, Uttarakhand, India. She studied at Good Shepherd Convent, Chennai. She gained a bachelor’s degree in information technology at Anna University (2001-05) and received a medal there. The actor then got an MBA degree at Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (2008-10).
She worked as a marketing consultant in an IT company before she shifted herself to the modelling and acting industry. She was a brilliant student academically.
- Actor – Karthi and Nana Patekar
- Actress – Shakeela and Alia Bhatt
- Director – A.R. Murugadoss
- Colour – Black and pink
- Destination – Goa and London
Sakshi pursued a career as a marketing consultant and worked with Tata Consultancy and then Infosys during 2010. She then took part in a charity fashion show and was approached by a modelling recruiter who introduced her to advertisement directors. She then started taking up commercial assignments her weekends and appeared as a model on print.
She appeared in Malabar Gold advertisement with Suriya and subsequently quit her Infosys job in January 2013. She shot for a video album Jillinu Oru Kalavaram and learnt dance from Shiamak Davar and started prepping her acting skills with Ratan Thakore. She then selected opportunities and signed her first films projects in early 2013.
She was the first cast in Kannada film Heddari and completed filming in August 2013. Her first release was Tamil telefilm No Parking. Her first theatrical release was Raja Rani in 2013. Her early films Heddari and Karaab story did not release. Her film release in a lead role was Kannada comedy film Software Ganda in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 she appeared in a number of low budget projects.
In 2017, after her crash course from Les Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute she did an indie English film Cherubs. Sakshi then was seen in Pa, Kaala (2018) with Rajnikanth and Orayiram Kinakkalal(2018).
Her upcoming movies include Cinderella and Ezhil’s Aayiram Jenmangal.
In 2019, she was seen in Tamil Big Boss season 3 on Vijay TV. She was evicted on the 49th day after being the contestant with the least votes. She has judged the show Soppnna Sundari(2018) on Sun TV. She appeared as a guest star in a number of shows including Big Boss Kondattan (2019), Zee Cine Awards (2020), Jaya star singer season 3 (2020) and Adupangarai (2020). The star was also the special host of Ithu engaged ooru samaiyal (2020).
- Sakshi is a karate and beatboxing champion.
- She is a fitness freak and does Zumba, pilates and aerobics.
- She started as a model initially and was noticed by a fashion designer who gave her chance into the industry.
- The star was working in an IT company in Bangalore before her acting career.
- The actor and model are from a mixed descent – Rajasthani from her father’s side and Punjabi from her mother’s.
- She is a gold medalist from Anna University.
- The star is the only South Indian actress to have done her crash course of Method Acting from Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, New York.