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Isha Koppikar Biography

Isha Koppikar, popular as the Khallas girl in Bollywood was born on September 19, 1976 in Mumbai.

She graduated in Life Sciences from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.

During her college days she did modelling for Gautam Rajadhyaksha. In 1995 she participated in the Miss India contest, whereby she won the title of Miss Talent.

Consequently she did modelling for L’Oreal, Rexona, Camay, Tips and Toes, Coca-Cola, Synergy and Deepam Sarees.

Isha Koppikar started her film career in South Indian movies.

Her first film was Kaadhal Kavidai. She made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Sultan’s movie ‘Ek Tha Dil Ek Thi Dhadkan’ in 1997.

Her films:

  • 2007
  • Haseena
  • Salaam E Ishq


  • Don
  • Darna Zaroori Hai
  • 36 China Town


  • Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?
  • Kyaa Kool Hai Hum


  • Girlfriend
  • Krishna Cottage


  • Qayamat
  • Pinjar


  • Kaante
  • Company

Awards & Nominations

Filmfare Award for Best Newcomer in the South for Kaadhal Kavidai, 2001
Stardust Most Exciting New Face of the Year for Khallas dance number in Company,2003

Filmfare Award nomination for Best Villain Qayamat: City Under Threat, 2004
IIFA nomination for Best Comedian for Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, 2005
Filmfare Awards nomination for Best Comedian for Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, 2006

This red belt in Taekwondo is also involved in animal charity with PETA. Isha’s upcoming films are Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Shabri’ and ‘Darling’ and Atul Agnihotri’s ‘Hello’.