Shweta Basu Prasad
Shweta Basu Prasad
|Years active||2002 – present|
(m. 2018; div. 2019)
Shweta Basu Prasad (born 11 January 1991) is an Indian film actress. She has established a career in the Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films and has won the National Film Awards, also has been nominated for Filmfare Awards South.
Shweta began her career at a very tender age. She started in television but soon moved to Bollywood. Her film debut in 2002 was with a double role in Makdee for which she got the National Award for Best Child Actress. After her success on the silver screen, she got offers from television series such as Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Karishma Kaa Karishma. In 2005, her talent was again recognized by director Nagesh Kukunoor and he offered her the film Iqbal, and she became a household name with the role of “Khadija” in the film. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Karachi International Film Festival for Iqbal.
Shweta took a break after Iqbal and continued her studies. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Media, and after her studies, she made a documentary on Indian Classical Music featuring the legends of the music industry. Shweta spent four years between 2012 and 2016 researching and making this documentary film, which features music giants like Shubha Mudgal, A R Rahman, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Vishal Bhardwaj, Amit Trivedi and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan among many other legends. The film also has a ten-minute animation bit showing a 5000-year history of Indian music. Shweta, who is herself trained in playing the Sitar, is a classical music enthusiast and made this project from her own pocket out of passion, and this documentary film, Roots, is now available on Netflix.
Apart from films and television, Shweta has explored behind-the-camera work and worked as a script consultant at Phantom Films.
Shweta has made her grand comeback with the Balaji Telefilms television series Chandra Nandni as leading actress Nandni, and her next Hindi film outing was Badrinath Ki Dulhania by Dharma Productions.
Shweta played a rookie journalist and central protagonist in The Tashkent Files, a suspense drama thriller based on the death of India's Second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. She received critical praise and acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film was received well commercially and has been hailed as a surprise box office success of 2019, after successfully making a 50-day Box Office run.
|2002||Makdee||Chunni/Munni||Hindi||Dual role; Child actress|
|2005||Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!||Shweta||Hindi|
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Ashu||Hindi|
|2008||Ek Nadir Galpo||Anu||Bengali|
|2008||Kotha Bangaru Lokam||Swapna||Telugu||Telugu Debut|
|2011||Genius||Telugu||Item song "Dibiri Dibiri"|
|2014||Int. Café: Night||Young Girl||Hindi||Short film|
|2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||Urmila Shukla Bansal||Hindi|
|2017||Visa||Tejaswini||Hindi /English||Short film|
|2018||Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota||Aai (mother)||Hindi|
|2019||The Tashkent Files||Raagini Phule||Hindi|
|2020||The Lovers||Nitya||Short film|
|2020||Serious Men||Anuja Dhavre||Hindi||Netflix film|
|2020||Comedy Couple||Zoya Batra||Hindi||ZEE5 film|
|2021||Jamun||Chetna||Hindi||Eros Now release|
Television and web series
|2000-2008||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Young Shruti Aggarwal||Star Plus||2 episode|
|2001- 2003||Kutumb||Vanshita||Sony TV||250 episode|
|2002||Koshish - Ek Aashaa||Kajal's Daughter, 2002)||Zee TV||1 episode|
|2003-2004||Karishma Kaa Karishma||Sweety||Star Plus|
|2015 2016||Darr Sabko Lagta Hai||Pangkhuri||&TV||1 episode|
|2016- 2017||Chandra Nandini||Nandini Maurya||Star Plus||Main role|
|2018||Gangstars||Aishwarya||Amazon Video||Telugu series|
|2019- 2020||Hostages||Shikha Pandey||Disney+ Hotstar||Main role, season 2|
|2020- present||High||Dr. Shweta||MX Player||Main role|
|2021||Ray||Maggie||Netflix||episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2003||Makdee||50th National Film Awards||Best Child Artist||Won|||
|2006||Iqbal||Zee Cine Awards||Zee Critics Best Actress||Won|
|2006||Screen Award||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2006||51st Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
|2007||5th Karachi International Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress Award||Won|
|2009||Kotha Bangaru Lokam||56th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|||
|2009||Santosham Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
- "Shweta Basu Prasad talks about divorce with Rohit Mittal: 'We've filed for a legal separation, are perfectly cordial'". Hindustan Times.
- "Shweta Basu Prasad columns". 19 November 2017.
- Shweta Prasad's name games. Hindustan Times (2007-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
- "Trending Pics From Actress Shweta Basu Prasad's Wedding". NDTV.com.
- "Shweta Basu Prasad Announces Separation from Husband Rohit Mittal in Less Than a Year of Marriage". News18. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- "Here's Why Shweta Basu Prasad Took a Break from Acting Despite the Success of Makdee, Iqbal". News18. 19 April 2019.
- "Makdee star Shweta Basu Prasad makes a documentary about classical music". Hindustan Times. 9 February 2017.
- "Shweta Basu Prasad calls prostitution controversy nazar ka kaala tikka of her life - Times of India". The Times of India.
- Hungama, Bollywood. "The Tashkent Files Review 1.5/5 | The Tashkent Files Movie Review | The Tashkent Files 2019 Public Review | Film Review".
- Hungama, Bollywood (25 April 2019). "The Tashkent Files Box Office Collections – The Tashkent Files continues with good momentum, should find screens in third week too :Bollywood Box Office - Bollywood Hungama".
- "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- "Filmfare Awards Winners 2006: Complete list of winners of Filmfare Awards 2006". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
- "56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008 South: The winners". The Times of India. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2021.