Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, for which she received the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards, and appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan. She made her debut at the age of 16 in a lead role in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru, opposite Allu Arjun, earning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her performance. Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Kaa Surroor. She worked in Hindi film titled He: The Only One,but the film was later shelved.
Hansika's first 2008 release was Bindaas, starring Puneet Rajkumar, her first and only Kannada film to date. Later that year, she was paired with Jr. NTR in the film Kantri. She made her Tamil film debut in the successful 2011 film Mappillai, opposite Dhanush. Engeyum Kadhal, opposite Jayam Ravi, was also successful.The 2011 film Velayudham, in which she starred alongside Vijay, became a box-office success. Hansika received praise from critics for her performance in the film.
She provides monetary support for the education of 25 underprivileged children and also takes care of the medical needs of 10 women affected with breast cancer.She is the brand Ambassador of 'Chennai turns Pink', an awareness program to create breast cancer awareness among urban women.
Born on: 9 August, 1991
Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5' 5"