Isha Koppikar is an Indian actress, model and politician who has appeared in Hindi films, along with Tamil films. She has also featured in several Telugu, Kannada and Marathi films.
Koppikar was born in Mahim, Bombay (now Mumbai) in a Konkani family. She has one younger brother. She graduated in Life Sciences at Ramnarain Ruia College in Mumbai. While at college she appeared in a photoshoot for Indian photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha. The shoot led to work in advertising as a model, notably for L'Oréal, Rexona, Camay, Tips & Toes and Coca-Cola. Koppikar competed in the 1995 Miss India contest, winning the Miss Talent Crown. Her modelling work gave her an introduction to the film industry and to her first film appearance in the Telugu movie W/o V. Vara Prasad in 1997.
Born on: 19 September, 1976
Born in: Bombay, Maharashtra, India