The Australia born, actress Pallavi Sharda debuted in Bollywood with movie Besharam, she recently took a new role of an anchor for the “Extraaa Innings T20” preview and post-match analysis show along with Rochelle Rao as the new entrant.
Being anchor on the most watched series in the country has paved her way into the heart of Indian audience. She not only enjoyed her time on the field, but also made waves in cross cultural cinema as well.
Though her debut movie Besharam did not create a buzz in cinemas but her acting skills were appreciated, she wooed the audience with her dancing skills too as she is a trained ‘Bharatanatyam’ dancer.
She says that dance and cricket has been her two conduits while growing up in Australia. She use to go to watch his elder brother playing cricket and her appeared in an Australian film titled ‘Save Your Legs!’ based on cricket frenzy.
Born in an academic family, her parents are IIT graduates and both are professors in different universities at Australia. He parents migrated to Australia in the 1980s before she was born. She herself is well educated with LLB, BA in Media & Communications and Diploma in Modern Languages from the University of Melbourne under her belt.
She had dreamt of being a part of Bollywood, ever since a child, her first brush with cinema came when she was offered a small role in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan (2010). In March 2010 Sharda was crowned "Miss India Australia" in Sydney. Later she bagged role opposite actor Manoj Bajpai in a comedy-drama film ‘Dus Tola’. Pallavi's performance was much appreciated by the critics. Sharda's second release, an Indo-American film called Walkaway was released across USA.
She worked as an Anchor for the 2016 IPL, which has provided her career a different direction and a boost to her image. She will also be seen in a Hollywood flick Lion, with the likes of Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, etc. She wishes to explore different avenues and wants to continue working across different industries.