Antara Mali

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Brief Intro
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.

Personal Life
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:

Movies Role Language Year
Prema Kadha

Mast

Ayyappantamma Neyyappam

Khiladi 420

Urf Professor

Company

Road

Darna Mana Hai

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon

Gayab

Naach

Mr Ya Miss

And Once Again

Divya

Nisha

Latha

Monica D’souza

Bindiya/Maya

Kannu

Lakshmi

Anjali

Chutki

Mohini

Rewa

Sanjana

Buddhist Monk

Telugu

Hindi

Malayalam

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

1999

1999

2000

2000

2001

2002

2002

2003

2003

2004

2004

2005

2010