B'day Special: Unknown facts about Anushka Sharma

The former model turned actress Anushka Sharma turned 26 on Friday, May 1.

The ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ star was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films and as a result she made her acting debut in Aditya Chopra’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ in 2008.

According to reports, her rumoured boyfriend cricketer Virat Kohli has returned from the UAE to surprise his actress ‘girlfriend’ Anushka Sharma on her birthday. The bollywood actress is at present shooting in Rajasthan for her movie ‘NH10’.

Reports also say that birthday wishes from Anushka’s celebrity friends would be presented to her in a video. Sources say that some of the Bollywood biggies who have wished the actress in the recording, include Ranbir Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and the actress’ parents.

Here are some facts that fans may not know about the actress:

1. Anushka Sharma was born on May 1, 1988, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh to Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma and housewife mother, Ashima Sharma. She was later brought up in Bangalore.

2. Anushka Sharma’s favourite colour is black and her favourite destination is Goa while her favourite perfume is Ralph Lauren Blue.

3. Anushka Sharma’s favourite Bollywood star is Shah Rukh Khan. However, her favourite co – star still remains Ranveer Singh.

4. Anushka Sharma moved to Bombay to chase her dream of becoming a model under Wendell Rodricks at the Lakme Fashion Week. Following which she signed a three-movie contract with the Yash Raj Studios and rest is already known to everyone.

5. Anushka Sharma was already in a relationship, when she landed in Mumbai, with a man named Zoheb. But somehow the long-distance relationship did not quite work out and they parted ways.

6. Anushka Sharma has been nominated 20 different times at quite a few award functions. Out of which, she has already bagged 11 awards.

7. Anushka Sharma has been recently signed on for Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming movie about a dysfunctional Punjabi family also starring Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.

8. Anushka turned into a producer recently with Navdeep Singh’s forthcoming movie ‘NH10’. This makes her one of the youngest producers in Bollywood.

9. Anushka Sharma has an elder brother who followed his father’s footsteps into Army.

10. The actress’s recent change in appearance especially with regards to her lips is just a temporary ornamental tool that she used only for her role in her upcoming movie, ‘Bombay Velvet’.