Manjari Fadnis Talking About Her Thriller Web-Film “Barot House”

Manjari Fadnnis (aka #ManjariFadnis, born 10 July 1993) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi language films. She is best known for her performance in the 2008 Hindi film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. Her other notable films are Faltu (2006), Zokkomon (2011), Grand Masti (2013), Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015) and a short film Khamakha (2016). Fadnis was first seen on television during the second season of the Indian version of the singing reality show Popstars, which was aired on Channel [v] India in 2003. She was one of the participants who made it to the final eight but failed to qualify for the musical band Aasma. She started her film career with Rok Sako To Rok Lo in 2004, but her big break was Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008) as the lead actor’s girlfriend, for which she won a Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance-Female 2009. The film was successful with the audience and also enjoyed critical acclaim. Earlier she was part of the National Film Award-winning Bengali feature film Faltu (2006) and also Mumbai Salsa (2007). In 2008, she made a debut in Telugu films with Siddu From Sikakulam, following which her first Tamil film Muthirai (2009) got released. Notably, she had sung a Tamil song under the direction of Yuvan Shankar Raja for the film Muthirai. In September 2009, she signed to appear in a series of Onida Television commercials. Her 2010 releases were the Telugu films Inkosaari and Shubhapradham. She then starred in the Walt Disney-produced superhero film Zokkomon, starring Darsheel Safary in the titular role. The film received positive reviews from critics. She also worked in the Telugu film Shakti (2011) alongside Jr. NTR , and later, in a Hindi film I M 24 (2012) and her debut Kannada film Munjane (2012). The year 2013 saw release of her films Warning, a 3D underwater film and Grand Masti (opposite Aftab Shivdasani). Grand Masti was the highest grossing Bollywood film with an A (Adults Only) certificate in India. Her next film was Mohanlal starred Mr. Fraud (2014), which marked her Malayalam debut. Then came her romantic comedy film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015) starring Kapil Sharma. The film was a box office success. She then acted alongside Shreyas Talpade in the content driven film Wah Taj (2016). The movie had a dance song “Chori Chichori” for which Fadnis attired as traditional Marathi Mulgi did a semi-folk popular dance. She also worked in her maiden Marathi film Sarv Mangal Savdhan (2016) opposite Raqesh Vashisth. She appeared as a lead actress in the inspirational film Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2017) starring Arbaaz Khan, Himansh Kohli and Ashutosh Rana, set in exotic locations In 2018, she came up with a murder mystery film Nirdosh opposite Ashmit Patel and an action comedy film Baa Baaa Black Sheep opposite Manish Paul. In 2019, she appeared in a Amit Sadh starred thriller web-film #BarotHouse aired on ZEE5. In 2017, her short film Khamakha (2016) won the Filmfare for Best Short Film People’s Choice Award.Her other short films are The Morning After (2013) , The Cot (2017) and Jackie Shroff starred The Playboy Mr Sawhney ( 2018 ). In 2019 , she appeared in a web series Fuh se Fantasy:The Blindfold on Voot. She made her first theatrical performance Double Deal Reloaded (English), in Mumbai in 2017 and the following year in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In 2018, she came up with a musical drama Devdas staged at Mumbai. She sang a duet Tamil song Azhagana Neeyum under the direction of Yuvan Shankar Raja for the film Muthirai (2009).She also sang the duet songs Sonya Ve Sajna in the Indo-Pakistani music album Beat Beyond Borders composed by Pakistani musician Fakhar-e-Alam in 2012 and Ga Raha Hai Ye Aasma composed by Raghav Sachar in 2014. In 2015, she lent her vocals for a duet Marathi song composed by Nikhil Kamat for the film Sarv Mangal Savdhan. She recorded her first solo song Alvida composed by the musical duo of Arif-Troy in 2017. She received the Movers and Shakers award at the MAAC 24FPS International Animation Awards 2015. Fadnis, who comes from a Maharashtrian family, was born at Sagar, Madhya Pradesh to Ruchi Fadnis and Bharat Kumar Fadnis. As her father served in the Indian Army, a transferable service, she grew up with her only sibling Gagan Fadnis in Shimla, Jammu, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune (her hometown).

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