| actress, model|
| Namitha Mukesh Vankawala|
May 10, 1981 (age 34) (1981-05-10) Surat, Gujarat, India
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Simha, Billa, Sontham, Chanakya, Namitha I Love You
Nayantara, Anushka Shetty, Sneha, Shriya Saran, Bhavana
Namitha is an Indian former miss and model turned film actress, mostly active in the South Indian film Industry. She competed in the Miss India 2001 pageant and made her film debut in 2002.
Namitha was crowned Miss Surat during the year of 1998. She went on to participate in the 2001 Miss India pageant and ended up as the fourth runner-up, while Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India during this event. This publicity opened up doors for her and she did a number of TV commercials like Himani cream & hand soap, Arun Ice Creams, Manikchand Gutka, and Nile herbal shampoo.
She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Gemini but Sontham directed by Sreenu Vaitla got released first. Technically Gemini is her first movie. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film Aai. In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the Hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein. Standing 6' tall, she is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood. On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu.
Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving and in June 2012, she and Tamil actor Bharat promoted awareness of safe driving.
Nee Marilyn Monroe
Brahma O Brahma
My Name Is Billa
Namitha I Love You
Nadaka Chuste Vayyaram
Billa Theme Song