This petite 5’3” Bollywood actress was born on August 21, 1978 in New Delhi. Bhumika’s father was an officer in the Indian Army, so she spent her childhood traveling around India. Bhumika is the youngest of the three children. She has an elder brother and sister. Her brother is an army officer just like her father, while her sister is married.
After finishing her studies in New Delhi, Bhumika moved to Mumbai in 1997 to pursue her career. She started out as a model, modeling for advertisements and acting in music videos. Her advertisement for Ponds talcum powder became immensely popular and brought her to the attention of the film industry.
Bhumika’s first film was not a Hindi film but a Telugu one. She acted in Yuvakudu in 2000 making her debut in the film industry. This film was a run away success. In 2001 she acted in another Telugu film titled Kushi which won her the Best Actress Award. This film was a major commercial success.
However, the desire to act in Bollywood was very strong. In 2003, Bhumika acted in her first Bollywood film Tere Naam opposite Salman Khan. This film turned out to huge hit and Bhumika was flooded with offers not only for Hindi films but also Telugu and Tamil films.
In 2001, Bhumika acted in two Tamil films which were huge success. This petite actress known for her beautiful smile and homely features was well on the way to success even in the Tamil film industry.
Bhumika has acted with all the top actors of Bollywood. She acted with Abhishek Bachchan in 2004 in the film Run. In 2005, she acted once again with Salman Khan in Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha. She has acted with Amitabh Bachchan in two films, Dil Jo Bhi Kahey in 2005 and Family which was released in 2006.
Besides her acting skills, Bhumika is known for her intelligence. It has been reported that Bhumika is buying books on film making and learning how to direct a film. She is preparing herself for the time when she decides to move from the front of the camera to behind the camera.
Bhumika latest Tamil film is titled Silunu Oru Kadal where she plays a calm, silent and beautiful looking college girl. Though she is not main protagonist of the film she is bound to get a lot of kudos for the acting skills.