Simran (Rishibala Naval) WIKI (PROFILE)
|Actress, producer, dancer & model
|Ashok Naval, Sharda Naval
|Monal & Jyothi Anand
|St. Anthony High Shool
Her first break in South Indian film Industry was through Malayalam film Indraprastham opposite Mammootty. She appeared in her Kannada debut Simhada Mari, opposite Kannada actor, Shivarajkumar, while her Telugu debut was “Abbai Garipalli” with Suman, Sanghavi and Lakshmi.
Her Tamil Cinema debut was marked in 1997 with films Once More and V. I. P. In Once More she played the female lead opposite Vijay along with veteran actors Sivaji Ganesan and Saroja Devi. The film was directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar and was a box office hit. In V. I. P., she was paired opposite Prabhu Deva. The song Minnal Oru Kodi picturized with Prabhu Deva and Simran became a chartbuster and all-time hit for the actors. Both films garned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut South for the year. In Nerrukku Ner, she was paired opposite Suriya, in his debut. The film was produced by director Mani Ratnam.
Following a successful debut in Tamil film, in 1998, she had her first release in K. S. Ravikumar’s Kondattam, opposite Arjun, Natpukkaga (1998), Aval Varuvala (1998) , Kannedhirey Thondrinal (1998), and Jodi (1999).
In 1999, her first Tamil release for the year was Thulladha Manamum Thullum, opposite Vijay. As a blind woman, she was highly appreciated for her performance in the film. She received the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress. The film was later remade in Telugu as Nuvvu Vastavani with Nagarjuna. Her next release opposite Ajith Kumar was Vaali. Due to the critic acclaim for her performance, she won the Cinema Express Award for Best Actress Tamil. Her next film was Kanave Kalaiyadhe, Kannupada Poguthaiya, Time, Telugu film, Samarasimha Reddy and Bollywood film, Anari No.1.
At the height of her career, Simran took a break from the film industry after her marriage.
She married Deepak Bagga, her childhood friend on 2 December 2003. The couple have two children, Adheep Odo (born 11 June 2005) and Aadit Veer (born 16 March 2011).
After her marriage, Simran completed her film Udhaya. She made a return in 2008 with Okka Magaadu, opposite Balakrishna, John Appa Rao 40 Plus & she starred in the Tamil films TN 07 AL 4777, Ainthaam Padai & Seval.
She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Tamil & the Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Simran acted in Petta with Rajinikanth. She then went on to appear in the self-produced Hindi music video “Mein Aur Meri Khwaishein” which was released under her own production Simran And Sons, directed By Deepak Bagga. In 2020, she starred in the Netflix OTT film, Paava Kadhaigal.
In 2021, Simran was seen in Mahaan film. Her next films are Rocketry: The Nambi Effect and Andhagan.
Simran (Rishibala Naval) Age
|47 years old