Antara Mali is a Bollywood actress and a writer. She is the daughter of late Jagdish Mali.
Early Life & Background
Antara Mali was born on 13th July 1979 in Mumbai. She is the daughter of famous photographer Jagdish Mali and a grand-daughter of a painter Shantanu Mali. Her mother was a theater actress.
First Assignment/ First Major Break
Antara made her acting debut in the film ‘Prema Kadha’ in 1999, but the life changing path of her career was her role as Madhuri in ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’.
Journey in the Industry
In 1999, Antara made her acting debut from the Ram Gopal Varma’s Telgu movie ‘Prema Kadha’. Antara made her Bollywood debut in the same year in RVG’s movie ‘Mast’. After the two movies, she became permanent member of Ramu’s venture. Antara had worked in RVG’s films like Road, Darna Mana Hai in a first story with Sohail Khan, Gayab opposite Tushar Kapoor and Naach opposite Abhishek Bachchan where she had made Abhishek dance on her tune. In 2002, Antara was nominated in a category of Best Supporting Actress in Filmfare Awards.
In 2003, Antara played the role of Madhuri in RVG’s ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’ which was her way of paying tribute to the legendary actress Madhuri Dixit. Antara had also played a role of Monica D’Souza in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Khiladi 420’.
Antara has done multi-tasking in the 2005 comedy movie ‘Mr Ya Miss’ where she had played a main lead along with directing the movie and writing the screen play of it. Movie flopped on Box office and Antara took a long break. She returned in 2010 with Amol Palekar’s film ‘And Once Again’.
Apart from her Telugu debut, Antara had also acted in a Malayalam movie ‘Ayyappantamma Neyyappam Chuttu’ in 2000.
Antara got married to the editor of GQ magazine Mr. Che Kurrien on 12th June 2009. The couple gave birth to her first child on May 1, 2012.
Name of Films
As a Director & Writer:
‘Mr Ya Miss’ in 2005
As an Actor:
Darna Mana Hai
Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon
Mr Ya Miss
And Once Again