|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss Diva 2015|
Miss Universe 2015
Urvashi Rautela (born 25 February 1994) is an Indian actress and model who appears in Bollywood films. She was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2015 and represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
Early life and education
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. She was the show stopper as a teen model for Lakme Fashion Week and walked the ramp at Amazon Fashion Week, Bombay Fashion Week and Dubai Fashion Week.
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 the media
Urvashi launched her app which gave fans information about her. She was named as the Youngest Most Beautiful Woman in the Universe 2018 by the government and tourism of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and won the Uttrakhand Maharatna Award from the chief minister of Uttrakhand.
On 24 October 2020, Urvashi became the first Indian woman to walk the runway of the Emirati label Amato which showcased on the official calendar of the Arab Fashion Week, an event endorsed by the Dubai based Arab Fashion Council.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Singh Saab the Great||Minnie||Hindi||Hindi debut|
|2015||Mr. Airavata||Priya||Kannada||Kannada debut|
|Bhaag Johnny||Hindi||Special appearance in the song "Daddy Mummy".|
|2016||Sanam Re||Akanksha / Mrs. Pablo||Hindi|
|Great Grand Masti||Ragini||Hindi|
|2017||Kaabil||Hindi||Special appearance in the song "Haseeno Ka Deewana"|
|Porobashinee||Bengali||Special appearance in the song "Challobay"|
|2018||Hate Story 4||Tasha||Hindi|||
|2020||Virgin Bhanupriya||Bhanupriya Awasthi||Hindi|||
|2014||LoveDose||Yo Yo Honey Singh|||
|2016||Laal Dupatta||Mika Singh and Anupama Raag|||
|Gal Ban Gayi||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros and Neha Kakkar.|||
|2019||Bijli Ki Taar||Tony Kakkar|||
|2020||Ek Diamond Da Haar||Meet Bros|||
|Woh Chaand Kaha Se Laogi||Vishal Mishra|||
|2021||Teri Load Ve||Singaa|||
|Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si||Ajay Keswani|||
|Doob Gaye||Guru Randhawa|||
|Versace Baby||Mohamed Ramadan|||
|2016||Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa||Cameo in Episode 3|
|2018-2019||The Dance Project||Dancer in Episode 2 and 7|||
|2021||Inspector Avinash||Poonam Mishra|||
Awards and nominations
|2013||Screen Awards||Singh Saab The Great||Best Female Debut||Nominated|||
|2016||5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Mr. Airavata||Best Debut Actress (Kannada)||Nominated|
- "Urvashi Rautela gets a lucky charm from Lara! – Beauty Pageants – Indiatimes". Femina Miss India. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
- "Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015". rediff.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- "Deepika Padukone, Soha & Neha launch Gillette Venus Breeze". photogallery.indiatimes.com. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
- Indo-Asian News Service (25 February 2019). "Urvashi Rautela posts 25th birthday selfie with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: I am about to faint". India Today. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
- Manushi Chillar And Urvashi Rautela Reacts To Swara Bhaskar’s Open Letter Quote: "I am a Rajput myself, I respect Rani Padmini and I really don’t want to comment much on the film as I haven’t seen it. But all I can say that trolling is such a common thing, it happens to everyone. During Filmfare it happened with me"
- "Urvashi visits hometown Kotdwar". The Times of India. TNN. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
- "Delhi University is the best and I'm lucky to be its alumna: Urvashi Rautela". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
- "उर्वशी रौतेला को इश्क़जादे में मिला था ये किरदार, फिर क्यों नहीं किया काम". jagran.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- "Miss Universe mix-up: India's Rautela had to relinquish crown in 2012". HindustanTimes.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- "Actress Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". The Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
- PTI (20 October 2015). "Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015". DNA. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Ahmedabad celebrates the best of food – Times of India". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
- "I am a big fan of Yo Yo Honey Singh: Urvashi Rautela". indiatimes.com. 15 January 2017.
- "Urvashi Rautela replaces Erica Fernandes in Darshan film". The Times of India. 8 September 2014.
- Suresh, Sunayana (14 May 2016). "MR AIRAVATHA MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India.
- "Yo Yo Honey Singh's Peppy Number Gal Ban Gayi Is What You Need on Your Playlist Now". news18.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- "Urvashi Rautela Carries 'Kaabil' Song 'Haseeno Ka Deewana' on Her Shoulder Sans Side Dancers". indiawest.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "Amitabh Bachchan compliments Urvashi Rautela for new version of 'Haseeno Ka Deewana'". mid-day.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- Gupta, Rachit. "Hate Story 4 Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- "John Abraham pushes release date of Pagalpanti to make way for Nikhil Advani's Marjaavaan". Mumbai Mirror. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
- "Will 'Virgin' Bhanupriya break her virginity vow? Watch ZEE5's latest flick to find out!". Hindustan Times. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
- "Urvashi Rautela's app will provide an insight into her personal life, see photos". indianexpress.com. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
- "Whoaa! Urvashi Rautela crowned as the youngest most beautiful woman in the Universe 2018". mid-day.com. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- "Urvashi Rautela becomes first Indian woman to turn showstopper at Arab Fashion Week". indiatvnews.com. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
- "Urvashi Rautela showstopper at Arab Fashion Week". newindianexpress.com. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
- "Bollywood actress, model Urvashi Rautela becomes first Indian woman to walk Arab Fashion Week". gulfnews.com. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
- "Revealed: Urvashi Rautela plays a supermodel in 'Hate Story 4'". DNA India.
- "Urvashi Rautela wraps up her next comedy 'Pagalpanti' in London". Times of India. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Urvashi Rautela starrer Virgin Bhanupriya to release on June 12, 2020". Bollywood Hungama. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
- "'Black Rose': Urvashi Rautela looks deep, dark and enticing in the first look poster – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
- Suri, Ridhi (11 March 2021). "Urvashi Rautela to play lead in big-budget Tamil sci-fi film | Celebrities News – India TV". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
- "Mika Singh and Urvashi Rautela will be featured in Lal Dupatta song". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 26 October 2021.
- "Gal Ban Gayi: Sukhbir, Yo Yo Honey Singh give us back an old favourite, watch video". The Indian Express. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
- "India is listening to Tony Kakkar's "Bijli Ki Taar"". The Indian Express. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
- "Urvashi Rautela features in 'Top 10 sexiest models in the world' list". Zee News. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
- "Urvashi Rautela and Guru Randhawa flaunt their sizzling chemistry in 'Doob Gaye' song, becomes No1 trending video on YouTube – Watch". Zee News. 1 May 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
- "VIRAL PHOTO: Urvashi Rautela poses with python as she wishes fans on Eid". DNA India. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
- "Urvashi Rautela to showcase flamenco skills in The Dance Project". Bollywood Life. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
- "20th Annual Screen Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees". 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
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