Komal Jha

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Komal Jha
Komal Jha.jpg
Jha on the sets of Mr. MBA
Born (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 (age 35)
NationalityIndian
Alma materB.E – Civil from MSRIT, Bangalore
OccupationActress, Civil Engineer, Writer
Years active2010–present
Websiteiamkomaljha.com
komaljha.com

Komal Jha (born 15 March 1987) is an Indian movie actress and writer. She established a career in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and now Hindi film industries and is known for her career transformation from being a civil engineer to an actress,[1] and for her roles in Chinna Cinema. In addition to acting, she participates in stage shows[2] and endorses a few brands, predominantly in South India.

Jha made her acting debut with the 2009 Bollywood movie 3 Idiots while attending college and her first Malayalam movie release in 2010, 24 Hrs. In the same year Jha left for Dubai and took a job with an international construction firm located in Dubai, UAE. In 2011, Jha was back to India for Nimbe Huli[3] and Ramachari. Jha was also appearing in television commercials and print ads for some brands such as Axis Bank, BNP Paribas Mutual Funds and Moti Soap during this time.

Jha subsequently starred in several films such as Chinna Cinema (2013), Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama (2013) and Eduruleni Alexander (2013).[4] In the year 2014, Jha was seen in Billa Ranga and Maine Pyar Kiya, both in Telugu again.[5][6] Jha was later cast in a Bollywood[7] movie called Mr. MBA,[8] which is going to be her debut nationwide in India as a lead in the Hindi film industry, alias Bollywood.[9]

Career[edit]

Jha made her acting debut in 2009 with Bollywood the film 3 Idiots, in which she had a minor role of a college student featuring in the song "All Is Well!" She was not an actor by profession then and left for Dubai as she was on campus, placed by a construction company there. After her Malayalam debut Jha did two Telugu films, namely Kalachakram and Parvathi, which did not release and were shelved. Disappointed by the projects getting shelved, Jha left for Dubai and just when she decided to not indulge in this futility, she was offered two movies in two different languages namely, Nimbe Huli[10] and Ramachari in Kannada and Telugu respectively. Jha was not satisfied with the overall success of both the films owing to the delay in the release dates.[11]

Despite her previous film Nimbe Huli having a delayed release as well as various controversies associated with the same,[12] Jha was offered three movies in the same year, namely Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama,[13] Chinna Cinema,[14] and Eduruleni Alexander.[4] She played diversely different characters of a college girl, the younger version of an old woman and the love interest of a police officer respectively. Thus, she suddenly rose to a place where she started getting public appearances and events regularly.[15] However, in the movie Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama,[13] directed by Trinadh Rao Nakkina and starring opposite Varun Sandesh, Jha was removed from the posters owing to not reciprocating the advances by Sandesh. Jha was way too strong and quoted to The Times of India that she will not let anything pull her down.[16]

Jha took a year break from South Indian film industries to focus on her Bollywood debut. She quoted in an interview that "I have done 8 feature films and still did not get the recognition I deserve; it is time to move away to a better place. One Hindi film is equivalent to 10 regional films."[8] Jha took some time off to work on her singing and scope in the music industry.[citation needed]

Activities[edit]

Apart from acting, Jha writes poetry and publishes poetry[17] on her own website. She has occasionally appeared as a delegate to speak about the current youth issues on some news channels.[18] Jha has worked with the Little Angels Orphanage located in Mumbai to collect funds for them by auctioning her exclusive designer-wear.[19]

Controversies[edit]

Some controversies surrounded Jha.[20][21] The director of Nimbe Huli complained[20] to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce about Jha before release of the film. As it was stated by her in one of her interviews to Times of India, these controversies stopped her from taking up more assignments in Kannada Film Industry.[12] Reportedly she made an allegation stating she wasn't treated professionally during the filming of the movie, to one of her interviewers from The Times of India.[22][23]

Also, she alleged that the co-actor Varun Sandesh indecently behaved with her during the filming of the movie Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama.[16] She lamented that he removed her from the posters of the movie on not being reciprocated.[24]

There was news that she was romantically linked with the Indian Cricket captain M. S. Dhoni[25] and a well known Indian actor R. Madhavan[26] too. However she has denied to all these rumors during her interviews to multiple news sources.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Movies and Music Albums
Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 3 Idiots Student Hindi
2010 24 Hrs Gauri Malayalam
2011 Ramachari Sherlock Homes Song Telugu
2012 Nimbehuli[3] Bhoomika Kannada
2013 Priyatama Neevachata Kushalama[13] Kundana Telugu Dubbed to Hindi[27]
2013 Chinna Cinema[28] Damayanthi Telugu
2013 Eduruleni Alexander[4] Telugu
2014 Billa Ranga Balamani Telugu
2014 Maine Pyar Kiya[6] Bhargavi Telugu
2016 Hottie weds Naughty Lavanya Hindi Formerly named Mr. MBA,[7] Filming completed[29]
2018 Geet Ishq Da (Punjabi Song)[30] Punjabi Punjabi Music Album

References[edit]

  1. "'Nimbe Huli' croses 80,000 Internet hits" Archived 8 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine. News 18.
  2. "Actress performances at FNCC New Year eve Stills". telugu.zustcinema.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nimbe Huli Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Eduruleni Alexander Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. "REVIEW : BILLA RANGA". APHerald [Andhra Pradesh Herald]. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Movie review 'Maine Pyar Kiya': Good attempt by a debutant director!". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Komal Jha to make her Bollywood debut". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jha, Neha (5 July 2014). "'Why I left Tollywood'". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  9. "Komal Jha to make her Bollywood debut". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. "Kannada industry needs a brand makeover". 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. "I've stayed away from Kannada films after Nimbe Hulli: Komal Jha – Times of India". Archived from the original on 22 March 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "I've stayed away from Kannada films after Nimbe Hulli: Komal Jha". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  14. "Komal Jha's exclusive interview with ragalahari on Chinna Cinema >> Tollywood Star Interviews". www.raagalahari.com. Archived from the original on 25 August 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  15. "Komal gets up, close and personal with Rekha". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Varun Sandesh in controversy for sexually harassing Komal Jha – Video | The Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  17. "Things you didn't know about Komal Jha – The Fearless Indian". The Fearless Indian. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  18. Komal Jha speaks on blocking of social media by Indian government in a debate on Sahara Samay Mumbai news channel on 7 December 2011
  19. "Komal Jha to auction her designer clothes for charity". www.ragalahari.com. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Hemanth to file complaint against Komal Jha". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 August 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "വിവാദങ്ങള്‍ വിട്ടൊഴിയാതെ കോമള്‍". mathrubhuminews.in. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  22. "I was given old clothes for a Kannada film, says Komal Jha". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  23. "Komal thinks she's Madhuri Dixit: Hemanth Hegde". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  24. B.V.S., Prakash (7 May 2013). "'He's ruining my career': Komal Jha". Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  25. "HEARD THIS? – Dhoni's untold love story". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  26. "धोनी की गली से सिनेमा के परदे तक पहुंची, माधवन से भी रहे अफेयर के चर्चे". dainikbhaskar. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  27. "New south Indian Hindi dubbed movie Darling Kaisi Ho?". Entertainmentbazar. 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 May 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  28. "Komal Jha is a Narthaki in Chinna Cinema | 123telugu.com". www.123telugu.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  29. "Bollywood Films Round Up". 13 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  30. "Latest Punjabi Song Geet Ishq Da Sung By Jazdeep Ft. Komal Jha | Punjabi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.

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