|Namitha Vankawala Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||May 10, 1981|
Namitha Vankawala is an Indian actress and politician who has predominantly worked in the Indian film industry and most of her notable work has been in films made in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages. In 2019, she had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of the 2 major political parties in India and the world’s largest political party in terms of primary membership. In July 2020, she had been appointed as one of the state executive members of the party in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Namitha Mukesh Vankawala
Surat, Gujarat, India
She splits her time between Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
- Father – Mukesh Vankawala (Businessman)
- Siblings – Nevil Vankawala (Brother)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Namitha has dated –
- Veerandra Chowdhary (2017-Present) – Namitha had married a fellow actor named Veerandra Chowdhary in November 2017 in a ceremony held in the holy city of Tirupati in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Race / Ethnicity
- Curvaceous figure
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Gleaming face
Namitha has been featured in the TV commercials for –
- Himani cream and hand soap
- Arun Ice Creams
- Manikchand gutka
- Nile herbal shampoo
Namitha Vankawala Facts
- Namitha had first come into the spotlight when she had won the ‘Miss Surat’ beauty pageant in 1998. She was just 17 years old at that time. In 2001, she had ended up as the 3rd runner-up in the ‘Miss India’ beauty pageant which was won by fellow future actress Celina Jaitly.
- After the competition, she had moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting, and while there, she had acted in several TV commercials. However, when she had failed to gain a breakthrough into the Hindi film industry, she had enrolled herself in an English Literature course.
- A few months after this, she had planned to return to her hometown of Surat but had canceled her plans at the last minute after accepting an invitation to audition for a Telugu film. She had been selected for the coming-of-age romantic film, Sontham (2002), her feature film debut. In her next film, Gemeni (2002), she had been credited as ‘Bhairavi’ but had later reverted to her original name.
- At the peak of her success and fame, in 2008, a fan had built her a temple near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. In October 2010, a fan had attempted to kidnap her at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.
- In 2012, Tokyo TV, a Japanese media station, had named her the ‘Most Beautiful Person in India’.
- In 2017, she had participated in the first season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss Tamil, the Tamil version of Big Brother, a reality competition TV franchise that was first broadcasted in the Netherlands in 1999. She had been evicted from the show on the 28th day.
- In her youth, she used to teach swimming to young children. She is also proficient in Karate. Her hobbies/interests include dancing, watching movies, and playing badminton. She also loves reading novels as well as comic books.
Featured Image by Namitha Vankawala / Instagram