Shalini Pandey is an Indian film actress, who has worked in movies of several languages like Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. She will soon be seen starring opposite Ranveer Singh in her Bollywood debut, Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
December 2020 – Shalini will be seen starring opposite Aamir Khan’s son Junaid in his debut film. The film will reportedly be directed by Hitchki director Siddharth Malhotra and will go on floors in 2021.
October 2020 – R Madhavan, Anushka Shetty and Shalini Pandey starrer, NIshabdham releases on Amazon Prime. Directed by Hemant Madhukar, the horror-thriller released in 3 languages – Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
April 2020 – The year 2020 had another release in store for Shalini, whose movie Bamfaad released online on streaming platform Zee5. She can be seen starring across Paresh Rawal’s son, Aditya in his debut film. The film also received best wishes from Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.
Number of movies till now: Shalini has been part of 10 movies till date, with the majority of them part of the South Indian film Industry. She grew to prominence with her debut film, Arjun Reddy in 2017.
Debut movie: Arjun Reddy
Debut year: 2017
List of all movies done so far: Arjun Reddy, Meri Nimmo, Mahanati, N. T. R. Kathanayakudu, 118, 100% Kadhal, Gorilla, Iddari Lokam Okate, Bamfaad, Nishabdham
A police complaint was filed against Shalini by producer Amma Creations T. Siva, after the actress suddenly quit from the movie Agni Siragugal, after 27 days of filming. Shalini had reportedly stated that she wanted to focus on Bollywood, rather than South cinema, and was then replaced by Akshara Haasan in Agni Siragugal.
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Height: 5’5 inches (165 cm)
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Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black
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Date of Birth: September 23rd, 1993
Hometown: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
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Birthplace: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
School: Christ Church Girls Higher Secondary School, Jabalpur
Educational Qualification: B. Tech.
College/University: Global Engineering College, Jabalpur
Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Watching movies
Languages known: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, English
Profession: Government Employee
Siblings- Sister: Pooja Pandey
When talking about being paired across Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, Shalini talked about how he inspires her thoroughly deliver her best and prepare for the role diligently. His versatility and huge presence in the film industry is what she finds as an inspiration to work hard herself.
Awards and Accreditations:
Award Name: Best Find of the Year 2018 – Apsara Awards
Award Name: Best Debut Actress 2017 (Arjun Reddy) – Zee Golden Awards
Award Name: Best Heroine Debut 2017 (Arjun Reddy) – National Film Awards
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Favourite Bollywood actor (s): Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan
Favourite Bollywood actress (s): Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol. Waheeda Rahman, Kangana Ranaut
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Shalini is blessed with natural beauty and is not afraid to flaunt it. Her beautiful smile is enhanced by her deep dimples, making everyone’s hearts melt right away. Moreover, her natural look was focused on when she played the role of Preethi in her debut film, Arjun Reddy. Her character was that of a simple girl, whose hair wasn’t blow-dried and who didn’t wear excessive makeup.
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Shalini hails from Madhya Pradesh and comes from a middle-class family with no connections to the entertainment industry. Her mother is a Carnatic singer and she also has a younger sister named Pooja.
She has a tattoo on her right ankle.
During her college days, Shalini was part of a theatre group and acted in several plays.
The actress has also worked in a few TV serials like Crime Patrol and Mann Mein Hai Vishwas.
Shalini was roped in for her debut film, Arjun Reddy after the director watched her performance on a stage play. Her father at the time was not supportive of her ambition for acting and kept asking her to come back from Mumbai.
Shalini owns an adorable puppy named AJ, who she got on her birthday in 2020.
The estimated net value of – USD 0.8 million (As of 2020).
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