Simran Bagga (born Rishibala Naval; 4 April 1976) is an Indian actress, producer, and dancer who goes by the mononym Simran. She has primarily acted in Tamil films but has also performed in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films. In the Indian film business, she is known for her dance and acting abilities. She has won three Filmfare Accolades South, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, two Cinema Express Awards, Kalaimamani Awards, and a slew of other regional awards and nominations over her illustrious film career.
Simran Bagga was born in a Punjabi Hindu family on April 4, 1976, to Ashok Naval and Sharda Naval. She has three siblings: a performer brother named Sumith Naval and two sisters named Jyothi and Monal Naval. She received her tuition from St. Anthony’s School in Andheri, Mumbai, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University. She began modeling while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Simran accepted offers to work in the Indian film industry as a result of her popularity as the host of the show Superhit Muqabla. She had already appeared in a few Hindi films before finding fame with Tere Mere Sapne (1996). She then made her South Indian film debut with the Malayalam film Indraprastham (1996) and the Kannada film Simhada Mari (1997). (1997). V. I. P. (1997), her first Tamil film, was released the same year, and she went on to have a series of commercial hits in her early career. Simran earned critical acclaim for her roles in the Tamil films Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999) and Vaali (1999), establishing herself as one of Tamil cinema’s most prominent actresses at the time. “One of Tamil cinema’s top female draws,” according to Rediff.
She was named the most prolific actress with a wide repertoire from the Indian subcontinent by Forbes Magazine in 1999. She agreed to play an antagonist in Parthen Rasithen (2000) and a family girl who falls in premarital agreement in Priyamaanavale (2000) at the height of her career, both of which went on to be commercial and critical hits. Simran won her first Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her role as the mother of an adopted 9-year-old girl in Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). Simran also acted in two Kamal Haasan comedy films in 2002: Pammal K. Sambandam and Panchathantiram. Simran appeared in a number of commercially successful Telugu films, including Samarasimha Reddy (1999), Kalisundam Raa (2000), and Narasimha Naidu (2001). (2001). Following her marriage to her childhood buddy Deepak Bagga in 2004, Simran took a vacation from the film industry. Simran participated in the Athens Olympic Torch Relay in New Delhi on June 10, 2004. She was one of the torch bearers chosen by Coca-Cola India for the Olympic Torch Rally. Simran won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a mother and wife in Vaaranam Aayiram in 2008.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36–24–36
Parents & Siblings
Simran`s father`s name is Ashok Naval and her mother`s name is Sharda Naval.
In 2007, she appeared in the Malayalam movie ‘Heart Beats.’
In Telugu industry, she made her acting debut with the film ‘Abbai Gari Pelli’ as Madhumitha in 1997.
She did other Tamil films that include ‘Natpukkaga’ (1998), ‘Kannupada Poguthaiya’ (1999), ‘Aaha Kalyanam’ (2014), and many more. After a gap of few years, she came back to the industry with the Tamil film ‘Okka Magadu’ in 2008.
Personal life and history
Simran was born Rishibala Naval to Punjabi parents in Mumbai on April 4, 1976. Her father is Ashok Naval and her mother is Sharda Naval. Monal and Jyothi Anand, Simran’s younger sisters, and Sumeet Naval, Simran’s younger brother, are her younger siblings. She attended St. Anthony’s High School in Versova and completed her education at the Children Welfare Centre on Yari Road in Mumbai. Throughout her high school and college years, she was involved in dance and acting. On December 2, 2003, she married Deepak Bagga, a childhood friend. Adheep Odo (born 11 June 2005) and Aadit Veer are the couple’s two children (born 16 March 2011).
Simran was picked up to represent Fanta, Coca-acidic Cola’s orange-flavored drink, in March 2002. “Film stars cut across numerous sectors to generate a direct contact with the brand,” a business spokeswoman said. The commercial was created by Lowe and directed by Latha Menon. Simran was the face of Jyoti Labs’ Jeeva soap, which was launched in the same year. Simran was named the new brand ambassador for Kurkure in the South Indian region by PepsiCo on June 4, 2008. Cadila Healthcare chose Simran to be the brand ambassador for Sugar-Free Gold, a low-calorie sugar substitute. She’s also a spokesperson for General Mills India’s Pillsbury Atta and has appeared in a number of television commercials. She just secured a deal with Dabur India to be the face of Dabur Sanitizer. Enfagrow A+ with her Younger Son, Pothys silk sarees by Pothys, Arun ice creams, Nac, Chinni Masala by Cavinkare, Lion dates, and Manna health care are just a few of her endorsements.