Do you know Urvashi Rautela is a National Basketball champion?

Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 10:18 | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on February 25, 1994, Urvashi Rautela hails from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Always fascinated with the glam world, Urvashi began participating in beauty contests since her school days. At age 15, she was named Miss Teen 2009. She even participated in Miss Universal Teen in 2010. (All photos/Urvashi Rautela's official Instagram account)

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    At age 17, Urvashi Rautela won Indian Princess 2011, Miss Tourism World 2011, Miss Asian Supermodel 2011 and Miss Tourism Queen Of The Year 2011.

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    Urvashi Rautela represented India in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. Rautela reclaimed her title, thus, making her the first and only woman in history to win the Miss Universe India crown twice. She won the Miss Diva 2015 title before that.

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    In 2013, Urvashi Rautela made her Bollywood debut with the Sunny Deol-starrer Singh Saab The Great. Though the film did not do wonders at the Box Office, Urvashi managed to grab eyeballs for her role.

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    Honey Singh offered Urvashi Rautela to feature with him in the music video of his song Love Dose, as the music composer-singer was pretty impressed by her dancing skills. Shot at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, he felt her personality went well with the lyrics of the track.

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    After Love Dose, Urvashi Rautela made her Kannada debut with Mr. Airavata. In the same year (2015), Urvashi appeared in the song 'Daddy Mummy' alongside Kunal Kemmu, from his film Bhaag Johnny.

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  • Urvashi Rautela, Salman Khan

    2016 proved quite fruitful for Urvashi Rautela. The actress was cast opposite Pulkit Samrat as the second female lead in film Sanam Re, which was directed by Divya Khosla Kumar. Later, Urvashi Rautela was seen as a glamorous ghost in the adult comedy Great Grand Masti.

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    In the same year, Urvashi Rautela featured in two smashing songs - Gal Ban Gayi, opposite Vidyut Jammwal and Mika Singh's Laal Dupatta.

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    If this was not enough, her sweltering moves in the song Saara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewana sent the internet into a tizzy, in 2017.

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    In 2018, Urvashi Rautela grabbed maximum eyeballs for her sultry act in Hate Story 4, which went on to become a box-office hit.

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    Urvashi Rautela's performance was lauded by critics and audience as well. The actress gifted herself a brand new set of wheels after the film's success. 

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    Hate Story IV was helmed by Vishal Pandya and also had Karan Wahi, Vivan Bhathena and Ihana Dhillon in the lead roles.

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    In the meanwhile, Urvashi Rautela was presented a beauty award by the government of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018. She even has a flower named after her in the archipelago.

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  • Urvashi Rautela, Hrithik Roshan, Sunaina Roshan

    So much is the popularity of the actress that a club in Goa introduced a strong zingy drink in the name of actress Urvashi Rautela in 2019. 'The Urvashi Rautela Shot', inspired by her personality - "lover of excellent taste" and "life of the party", according to club sources.

    In picture: Urvashi Rautela with Hrithik Roshan and his sister Sunaina

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    The club felt it is a great move that will help garner more attraction and give everyone a reason to visit the place because Urvashi enjoys a vibe of being funloving, sexy and life of every event, all of which fit in with the vibe of Goa. Isn't that impressive?

    In picture: Urvashi Rautela with Shah Rukh Khan

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  • Urvashi Rautela, Kareena Kapoor Khan

    On the work front, Urvashi Rautela was last seen in Pagalpanti. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the comedy starred an ensemble cast Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Ileana D'Cruz, Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda.

    In picture: Urvashi Rautela with Kareena Kapoor Khan

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  • Urvashi Rautela, Sridevi

    Well, talking about her fit and fab physique, Urvashi Rautels does a lot of sports activities to remain fit.

    In picture: Urvashi Rautela posted this photo of herself with the late Sridevi after the legendary actress' sudden death, along with an emotional message.

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    You would be surprised to know that Urvashi Rautela is a national level basketball champion. She has also played a lot of other sports like volleyball, badminton, kho-kho and kabbadi. Before entering Bollywood, Urvashi used to take part in a lot of marathons.

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    "Not many people know I am an athlete. I am a national basketball champion. I was the girls' captain of the team. I am a sportsperson, so I think no one can be a better choice than me for the role of PT Usha. I have been a racer. I have participated in a lot of hurdles and races and won many. So, I think I will fit into any sports biopic. Also, the filmmakers will not have to waste their time in terms of training me," said Urvashi recently while expressing her eagerness to play famous Olympian PT Usha in a film on her life.

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    Urvashi Rautela has been roped in for an upcoming Bollywood remake of the Tamil film Thiruttu Payale 2. She will be seen opposite Viineet Kumar Singh, who is known for films such as Mukkabaaz and Saand Ki Aankh.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Urvashi Rautela!

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About The Gallery

It's Urvashi Rautela's birthday on February 26. As the actress turns 26 today, we look at some pictures of the former Miss Universe contestant and her journey in the showbiz