Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress. She came into the spotlight by playing an overweight bride in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha.”
Bhumi Pednekar was born on 18 July 1989 (age 34 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. She attended Mumbai’s Arya Vidya Mandir School and went to Communication & Media Arts, Mumbai to complete her graduation. However, Pednekar was expelled from the institute due to poor attendance. Next, she got herself enrolled at the University of Mumbai to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.). Bhumi wanted to be an actor since she was 12-year-old. At the age of 18, she came to know about the vacancy at Yash Raj Films. Delighted by the idea of being around the cinema, she applied for the post. Initially, she was rejected for the post, but, after a month, Bhumi was called to join as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films. Bhumi served as the assistant casting director for six years before venturing into acting.
Pednekar also attended Whistling Woods International Institute of Film to learn acting.
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 60 Kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Figure Measurements: 34-28-36
Parents & Siblings
Bhumi belongs to a Hindu Family. She was born to Late Satish Pednekar (a Maharashtrian) and Sumitra Pednekar (a Haryanvi). Bhumi has a twin sister, Samiksha Pednekar, who is a lawyer.
She is unmarried.
In February 2023, it was reported that she was in a relationship with a builder named Yash Kataria.
Bhumi made her acting debut in 2015 with the romantic comedy “Dum Laga Ke Haisha.” She played the role of Sandhya Verma, an obese girl, and her performance in the film was critically acclaimed. In the same year, she featured in the web series “Man’s World.”
In 2017, She starred in Shree Narayan Singh’s “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.” The film was a commercial success.
Next, she appeared in the comedy-drama “Shubh Mangal Savdhan,” opposite Ayushmann Khurrana.
Bhumi has also featured in the Netflix film “Lust Stories” in which she played a maid who had an affair with her employer.
- Best Female Debut for the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2016)
- Best Actress (Critics) for Saand Ki Aankh in 2020
- Best Actress (Critics) for Badhaai Do in 2023
- Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow- Female (2016)
- Best Female Debut for Dum Laga Ke Haisha at Producers Guild Film Awards in 2016
- Best Female Debut for Dum Laga Ke Haisha at Screen Awards in 2016
- Best Female Debut for Dum Laga Ke Haisha at Zee Cine Awards in 2016
- Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role – Female for Dum Laga Ke Haisha at BIG Star Entertainment Awards in 2016
- Star Debut of the Year – Female for Dum Laga Ke Haisha at International Indian Film Academy Awards in 2016
- Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Best Actress for the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2018)
- Lokmat Most Stylish Award for Most Stylish Rising Star (2018)
- Best Supporting Actress for Bala at Zee Cine Awards in 2020
- Best Actress (Critics) for Saand Ki Aankh at Screen Awards in 2020
- She was named the Most Beautiful Vegetarian Celebrity of the year in 2021 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India along with actor Akshay Kumar.
- Food: Missi Roti, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni, Pizza, Bharta
- Football Player: Lionel Messi
- Travel Destination: Ibiza
- Her hobbies include reading and practising yoga.
- Bhumi loves eating chocolates.
- Pednekar has watched Kamaal Rashid Khan’s Deshdrohi around 100 times.
- When Bhumi was asked to give a demo audition for “Dum Laga Ke Haisha,” she had no clue that she was being auditioned for the lead role in the film; Pednekar just thought that it was a demo for other actors to be tested for the role. Later, she went on to give 100 auditions to bag the role.
- Pednekar gained 25 kg of weight for her role in the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. She subsequently lost 27 kg of weight after the film was released.
- Her Facebook and Twitter bio reads- “aim to be a future leader…”
- Bhumi told during an interview that it was Ayushmann Khurrana himself who picked her up in the race in the last sequence of the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Although the body double was called for the shot, he could not pick her up.