Anushka Sharma decoded!: Birthday special

As the spunky star of Jab Tak Hai Jaan celebrates her 25th birthday today, we take a look at the rise and rise of brand Anushka Sharma

Born on May 1, 1988, Anushka Sharma’s claim to fame is no longer restricted to the fact that she worked with Shahrukh Khan in her very first movie. The gorgeous star has created a niche for herself in Bollywood with her effervescent personality, commendable acting and incredible style statements. Let’s take a look at what makes Anushka the darling of the audiences that she is!

Her movies: The girl had a spark waiting to ignite the silver-screen. We simply loved her in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Stylewise too, she carried off vibrant traditional ensembles without looking over-the-top or gaudy. She got tremendous appreciation for her performance in her second film Band Baaja Baaraat. And just when we feared that the Sharma siren was on the verge of getting stereotyped as the Punjabi kudi, she quickly shifted gear and stepped into the shoes of the young, sexy, urban girl in her next projects – Badmaash Company and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Over the last few months Anushka has quite successfully managed to break the mould with her films. If she played a sizzling village belle in Vishal Bhardwaj’s largely forgettable Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, she had us astounded with her gripping presence in Yash Chopra’s last romantic project Jab Tak Hai Jaan, co-starring Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Her style: From the way she carries herself to the clothes she wears, Anushka has been in the media glare for all the right reasons. The leggy beauty has been the cynosure of all filmi eyes both on the red carpet and at awards functions. She is always seen dressed absolutely immaculately. Her asymmetrical gowns, designer sarees, cocktail dresses and crafted to perfection couture coupled with equally appreciable accessories make her a stunner. Anushka’s onscreen characters too have successfully ushered in trends of the lehenga, kurti, salwaar kameez, hot pants and even bikini tops. The gal definitely has an eye for aesthetics and we like her even more for that.

We wish Anushka a great future ahead on her special day. We hope she continues to regale us with remarkable performances and a style sensibility that is uniquely her own!