Urvashi Rautela

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Urvashi Rautela (born 25 February 1994) is an Indian actress and model. She appears in Bollywood movies. She was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2015 and represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.[1]

Urvashi Rautela
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Rautela in 2020
Born (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 29)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Diva 2015
Miss Universe 2015

She made her Bollywood debut with Singh Saab the Great (2013). She also appeared in movies like Sanam Re (2016), Great Grand Masti (2016), Hate Story 4 (2018) and Pagalpanti (2019).

Early life and education[change | change source]

Rautela was born in Haridwar on 25 February 1994 to Meera Rautela and Manwar Singh Rautela in a Rajput family.[2][3][4][5]

Her hometown is Kotdwar.[6] Rautela is an alumna of Gargi College, University of Delhi.[7]

Early career[change | change source]

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.

Awards in 2011[change | change source]

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.[source?]She was also offered Ishaqzaade but turned it down as she wanted to focus on the Miss Universe pageant.

I AM She – Miss Universe India[change | change source]

In 2012, she won the I AM She – Miss Universe India as well as the special award for Miss Photogenic. However, she had to return her crown as she was underage at that time. In 2015, Rautela joined again and won the title. She represented India in Miss Universe 2015, but did not place.

Movie debut[change | change source]

Rautela during promotion of film Hate Story 4 in 2018

Rautela made her debut at Bollywood with the movie Singh Saab The Great. Her role was the female lead opposite Sunny Deol. After that, she appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh's international music video album Love Dose. The music video was released in October 2014.[8][9]

Later movie career[change | change source]

Soon after, she started working in the South Indian movie industry. Her first movie was the Kannada movie Mr. Airavata.[10] The movie got negative reviews from the critics. But 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."[11]

Later, she appeared in two other Hindi movies, Sanam Re and Great Grand Masti. She also took part in 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.[12]

In 2017, Rautela starred in a special dance sequence Haseeno Ka Deewana in the movie Kaabil. She was complimented on her performance by Amitabh Bachchan.[13] She also made a special appearance in a Bangladeshi film Porobashinee.

Hate Story 4[change | change source]

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."[14]

Pagalpanti[change | change source]

In February 2019, Rautela appeared for Anees Bazmee's comedy movie Pagalpanti which was a box-office flop and got unfavourable reviews.[5]

Virgin Bhanupriya[change | change source]

In 2020, she starred in Virgin Bhanupriya a comedy-drama directed by Ajay Lohan and produced by Shreyans Mahendra Dhariwal. The movie was released through ZEE5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
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
2019 Pagalpanti Kavya Hindi
2020 Virgin Bhanupriya Bhanupriya Awasthi Hindi [16]
TBA Black Rose dagger TBA Hindi

Telugu Debut
TBA Untitled film dagger TBA Hindi

Tamil Debut

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
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 [source?]
Woh Chaand Kaha Se Laogi Vishal Mishra [source?]
2021 Teri Load Ve Singaa
Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si Ajay Keswani [source?]
Doob Gaye Guru Randhawa
Versace Baby Mohamed Ramadan

Web series[change | change source]

Year Title Role Ref.
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[change | change source]


Year Award Film Category Result Ref.
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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Urvashi Rautela gets a lucky charm from Lara!".
  2. https://m.rediff.com/getahead/report/glamour-achiever-meet-urvashi-rautela-miss-india-universe-2015/20151214.htm Rediff.
  3. "Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015". 2015-12-14.
  4. "Deepika Padukone, Soha & Neha launch Gillette Venus Breeze". photogallery.indiatimes.com. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Urvashi Rautela posts 25th birthday selfie with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: I am about to faint". India Today. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. "Urvashi visits hometown Kotdwar". The Times of India. TNN. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. "Delhi University is the best and I'm lucky to be its alumna: Urvashi Rautela". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  8. https://www.gr8mag.com/posts.php?id=2595 GR8! Magazine.
  9. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/I-am-a-big-fan-of-Yo-Yo-Honey-Singh-Urvashi-Rautela/articleshow/45427575.cms Times Of India.
  10. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/Urvashi-Rautela-replaces-Erica-Fernandes-in-Darshan-film/articleshow/41942547.cms Times Of India.
  11. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/kannada/movie-reviews/mr-airavatha/movie-review/49213640.cms Times Of India.
  12. https://www.news18.com/news/movies/yo-yo-honey-singhs-peppy-number-gal-ban-gayi-is-what-you-need-on-your-playlist-now-1290356.html News18.
  13. https://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/bollywood-news/article/amitabh-bachchan-compliments-urvashi-rautela-haseeno-ka-deewana-kaabil-17848177 Mid-Day.
  14. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/hate-story-4/movie-review/63233743.cms Times Of India.
  15. https://www.hindustantimes.com/brand-post/will-virgin-bhanupriya-break-her-virginity-vow-watch-zee5-s-latest-flick-to-find-out/story-nmlf554KtGuR0R1NQlCOpI.html Hindustan Times.
  16. "Urvashi Rautela starrer Virgin Bhanupriya to release on June 12, 2020". Bollywood Hungama. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Miss Diva Universe
Succeeded by