Bhumi Pednekar: News

Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress born on July 18, 1989, in Mumbai. She is widely recognized for her works in Bollywood. Before foraying into the world of acting, she worked as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years. She made her acting debut with Sharat Katariya's romantic comedy ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015), in which she played an overweight bride that helped her bag the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She then rose to popularity by portraying headstrong, small-town women in comedy-dramas like ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ (2107), ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ (2017), ‘Sonchiriya’ (2019), ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ (2019), and ‘Bala’(2019). Notably, her role as a septuagenarian sharpshooter, Chandro Tomar, in the 2019 film 'Saand Ki Aankh' helped her win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress alongside Taapsee Pannu. In 2018, Pednekar was also featured by ‘Forbes India’ in its ‘30 Under 30’ list. Apart from being an actor, she is an environmental activist who launched the Climate Warrior campaign to raise awareness on global warming in 2019.

18 Apr 2024

Ishaan Khatter

Netflix's 'Royals' to star Ishaan Khatter, Bhumi Pednekar, Zeenat Aman

Netflix seems to have pulled off a casting coup.

05 Mar 2024

Upcoming Movies

Who is Ramlali? Subject of Omung Kumar's next biopic

Omung Kumar, the director behind biopics like Mary Kom and Sarbjit, has reportedly secured the rights to create a film about Ramlali, a courageous woman from Uttar Pradesh who confronted the infamous bandit Dadua (Shiv Kumar Patel).

24 Feb 2024


Bhumi Pednekar is eyeing 'meaty' role for maiden Hollywood project

Bhumi Pednekar is currently basking in the success of her heart-wrenching Netflix film Bhakshak, which premiered on the platform on February 9.

09 Feb 2024

Movie Review

'Bhakshak' review: Well-made film hits you in the gut

Rarely do films show you the ugly reality of society in its raw essence. Bhakshak, starring Bhumi Pednekar, is one such film that hits you in the gut by showing the harsh reality, while also leaving you with many questions.

31 Jan 2024


Netflix's 'Bhakshak' trailer: Bhumi Pednekar investigates gruesome crime

The highly-anticipated trailer for the gripping crime thriller Bhakshak, starring Bhumi Pednekar, has finally been released on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2024


'Bhakshak': Bhumi Pednekar speaks about her connection with February releases

Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar is eagerly anticipating the release of her new crime thriller, Bhakshak, set to debut on Netflix on February 9.

18 Jan 2024

OTT releases

'Bhakshak' teaser: Bhumi Pednekar to expose crime against women

Netflix unveiled the teaser for its upcoming crime drama, Bhakshak, set to premiere on February 9.

01 Dec 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Bhumi Pednekar's 'Thank You For Coming' is streaming now

Sex comedies have a lucrative market in India but they have never worked well in theaters. Bhumi Pednekar's Thank You For Coming was another film that could not earn great at the box office.

22 Nov 2023

Bollywood Life

Bhumi Pednekar undergoes dengue treatment; asks fans to be careful

Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar was recently admitted to Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital, after being diagnosed with dengue.

14 Nov 2023


Explainer: How unfinished films like 'Explorers,' 'Dark Blood' got released

Arjun Kapoor-Bhumi Pednekar's The Lady Killer arrived discreetly in select theaters on November 3 and tiptoed its way out soon after.

29 Oct 2023

Arjun Kapoor

Bhumi Pednekar, Arjun Kapoor's 'The Lady Killer' trailer is out!

Arjun Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar are set to take you on a mysterious thrill ride in their upcoming drama, The Lady Killer.

19 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' crashes further

Sex comedies have a very niche audience and it becomes tougher for the makers to make it a box office success. The genre is not much explored in Bollywood and its latest offering Thank You For Coming has been disappointing on the commercial front too.

18 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: Bid adieu to 'Thank You For Coming'

Bollywood's tryst with sex comedies have been weird. The films have been super successful on OTT or television but have struggled to bring viewers to theaters. The newest addition to this list is Bhumi Pednekar's Thank You For Coming and the movie has fallen flat on its face.

Bhumi Pednekar, Onir voice discontent over SC's same-sex marriage verdict

The Supreme Court's recent decision to reject legal recognition for same-sex marriages in India has left many Bollywood celebrities disheartened.

17 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' has no hope

Thank You For Coming makers have been really thankful to the handful of viewers who watched the film in theaters. The movie has been a box office disaster with has no chance of revival.

16 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' hears death knell

Bollywood's newest "chick-flick" Thank You For Coming has crashed at the box office and the film did not show much rise on the second weekend either.

13 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' to exit soon

The makers of Thank You For Coming said the film's title to the meager set of viewers who came to watch it in theaters.

11 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming's struggle continues

Thank You For Coming is the newest sex comedy in Bollywood and the film has great hype but it could not translate that into box office figures. The movie is slated to complete a week at the box office and it has just managed to surpass the Rs. 5 crore mark.

10 Oct 2023

Rhea Kapoor

Rhea Kapoor condemns hate speech against 'Thank You For Coming'

Rhea Kapoor called out a trade journalist for allegedly spreading hate speech against her and the team behind her latest production, Thank You For Coming, on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' gets no takers

Sex comedies have a very niche audience in India. Interestingly, sex comedies work better on OTT in India than in the theaters and the same has been proved yet again with the Bhumi Pednekar-headlined film Thank You For Coming.

09 Oct 2023

Ektaa Kapoor

Ektaa Kapoor confronts trolls, supports 'Thank You For Coming'

Filmmaker Ektaa Kapoor recently made a bold move on X/Twitter, taking on trolls and defending her latest production, Thank You For Coming.

09 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Thank You For Coming' aims for momentum

Ever since the announcement of Thank You For Coming, the sex comedy was in the buzz among viewers. After its successful run at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Karan Boolani directorial was released in theaters.

08 Oct 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Thank You For Coming' sees slight growth

Thank You For Coming, a chick flick sex comedy, hit theaters on Friday, clashing with Akshay Kumar's Mission Raniganj.

07 Oct 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Thank You For Coming' earns meager Rs. 1.06cr

After having a successful premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Thank You For Coming hit the theaters on Friday (October 6).

06 Oct 2023

Movie Review

'Thank You For Coming' review: It's a lost cause

After a long wait, Bollywood came with another movie which is led by an all-female cast, with male actors only in supporting roles. Karan Boolani's sex-comedy Thank You For Coming features Bhumi Pednekar in the lead, along with Dolly Singh and Shibani Bedi as her best buds.

06 Oct 2023

Box Office Collection

Box-office buzz: 'Thank You For Coming' heads for disappointing start

Bollywood is back with its newest "chick flick" Thank You For Coming. Ever since this movie was announced, viewers have been quite curious about the film.

06 Oct 2023

Rhea Kapoor

'Thank You For Coming': Film impresses netizens on X

Karan Boolani's Thank You For Coming hit cinema halls on Friday (October 6). Starring an all-female cast comprising Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Shibani Bedi, Kusha Kapila, and Dolly Singh, the film revolves around women's orgasms.

02 Oct 2023


'Thank You For Coming' promo: Anil Kapoor, Jeetendra discuss orgasms

The makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Thank You For Coming have released a new promotional video featuring Bollywood legends Anil Kapoor and Jeetendra.

15 Sep 2023


'Thank You For Coming': Karan Boolani reacts to 'sleaze-tease' debate

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to premiere the Bollywood sex comedy Thank You For Coming, a film that empowers women and challenges patriarchy.

06 Sep 2023


'Thank You For Coming' trailer: Bhumi's comedy looks quirky 

It's the comeback of chick flick!

05 Sep 2023


#ThankYouForComing: Karan Kundrra shares new poster; sparks discussion

Actor and television personality Karan Kundrra has posted a new poster for his upcoming movie, Thank You For Coming, featuring lead actor Bhumi Pednekar.

04 Sep 2023


#ThankYouForComing: Anil Kapoor-Bhumi Pednekar's trailer release date out

Ever since the makers of Thank You For Coming announced the upcoming "chick-flick," there have been chatters regarding the film.

10 Aug 2023


Bhumi Pednekar-Shehnaaz Gill's 'Thank You For Coming' poster out

There is a new "chick-flick" in the block!

18 Jul 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Bhumi Pednekar: Tracing actor's inspiring journey to success

From her groundbreaking role in Dum Laga Ke Haisha to her recently released film Afwaah, Bhumi Pednekar has gracefully established herself as a woman for all seasons with her skills.

18 Jul 2023

Fitness and Health

Happy birthday, Bhumi Pednekar! Revealing the beauty's fitness secrets

Bhumi Pednekar is among the finest talents in tinsel town and is known for her fascinating onscreen performance, beauty, and fitness.

12 Jun 2023


Ahaan Panday joins YRF Talent; is grooming under Aditya Chopra

Yash Raj Films honcho Aditya Chopra is known for launching great talents. The producer-director has an eye for talented youngsters and has introduced the likes of Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh.

24 May 2023

OTT releases

Rajkummar-Bhumi's 'Bheed' is streaming on OTT now

Anubhav Sinha is considered to be one of the best socio-political filmmakers in India. The director is known for hard-hitting and raw storytelling. His recent directorial Bheed was a box office failure but has finally arrived on OTT for another shelf life.

05 May 2023

Movie Review

'Afwaah' review: Points for ingenuity, but predictability, monotony mutilates film

Sudhir Mishra's social drama Afwaah, headlined by Sumeet Vyas, Bhumi Pednekar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Sharib Hashmi, was released on Friday.

19 Apr 2023


Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar-led 'Afwaah' trailer out

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's highly anticipated film Afwaah is all set for its theatrical release, next month. The makers of the upcoming drama announced its release date on Wednesday morning. The announcement was followed by the unrevealing of the trailer in the afternoon, which garnered the interest of the audience.

19 Apr 2023


Nawazuddin-Bhumi's 'Afwaah' gets new release date, trailer out today

Sudhir Mishra is one of the most adept filmmakers in India. His upcoming release Afwaah is in a slight buzz ever since its announcement. The film's release date got postponed and there were other technical issues too.

31 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Bheed' likely to be removed from theaters soon

Anubhav Sinha's films are thought-provoking socio-political dramas and at times do not work at the box office. His recently released directorial venture Bheed failed to get footfalls in theaters and is most likely to be removed soon.

30 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office: Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed' shows no signs of revival

Bheed is undoubtedly one of the best films of the year, as per critics. The film's subject is very much relevant and thought-provoking. The trailer and the subject got the house divided and a section of netizens tagged it as "anti-national."

29 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Bheed' registers negligible rise in collections

Anubhav Sinha's Bheed revolves around a very important topic and has been praised by critics. After receiving backlash from a certain set of people on social media, it was labeled "anti-national" by some netizens.

28 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Bheed' collections drop further on Day 5

Anubhav Sinha is known for making some of the most realistic socio-political dramas of the last decade. The director is making some good work in his second innings and his recent directorial Bheed has received critical acclaim too.

27 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office: 'Bheed' fails to gather crowd on first weekend

Anubhav Sinha's Bheed is not performing up to expectations. A section of social media has labeled the film to be "anti-India" which led to the film receiving flak from citizens.

26 Mar 2023

Box Office

'Bheed' box office: Rajkummar Rao's social drama struggles to survive

With an intense storyline, an impressive star cast, and an incident that shook the world, Anubhav Sinha's Bheed wanted to create a major impact, but somehow the social drama has failed to woo the audience.

25 Mar 2023

Box Office

'Bheed' box office: Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'locked down' to slow start

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's film Bheed hit the cinema halls on Friday.

24 Mar 2023

Movie Review

'Bheed' review: A hard-hitting, emotionally-charged reality of India's COVID-19 lockdown

Anubhav Sinha's films are often hard-hitting and a mirror reflection of certain things that are prevalent in society. He has a knack for making cinemas that will punch you in the gut.

24 Mar 2023


Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed' faces the wrath of CBFC; details inside

Central Board of Certification (CBFC) is infamous for its censorship which panders to the serving government. Many a time, directors have waged legal cases against the institution for vehement censorship.

24 Mar 2023

OTT releases

Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar's 'Bheed' OTT: When, where to watch 

Anubhav Sinha has emerged to become one of the best socio-political filmmakers from Bollywood. The director has had two phases in his career and in the latter phase, he has delivered some thought-provoking films.

24 Mar 2023

Box Office

Box office prediction: 'John Wick 4' or 'Bheed,' who'll win

The box office will witness a clash between two films, hitting cinema halls on Friday. Keanu Reeves's John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released alongside Rajkummar Rao's Bheed.

17 Mar 2023


PM Modi's voiceover removed from re-released trailer of 'Bheed'

Anubhav Sinha's upcoming film Bheed is in the buzz and it revolves around migrant workers' exodus in 2020. The makers re-released the trailer, a week before its release, with some significant changes.

16 Mar 2023

Rajkummar Rao

Amidst blazing controversy, makers turn Bhumi-Rajkummar's 'Bheed' trailer private

The blazing controversy regarding Anubhav Sinha's upcoming directorial Bheed has refused to die down.

10 Mar 2023


Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed' starring Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar trailer out

Anubhav Sinha is breaking ground with his work post-2018. The director's upcoming film Bheed's trailer is out and the socio-political drama is set to release on March 24, 2023.

03 Mar 2023


Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed' starring Rajkummar-Bhumi release date out

Director Anubhav Sinha has aged like a fine wine. His career trajectory changed with Mulk in 2018 and now the filmmaker has announced his upcoming directorial Bheed's release date.

28 Feb 2023

Bollywood Films

Bhumi Pednekar: 5 times actor played unconventional, bold roles

Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar forayed into acting with an incredible performance in Dum Laga Ke Haisha eight years ago.

09 Feb 2023

Akshay Kumar

'Kudiyee Ni Teri' fiasco: Times Akshay Kumar romanced younger actors

Kudiyee Ni Teri, a party track from Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Selfiee is grabbing headlines, albeit for the wrong reasons.

23 Jan 2023


Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Bhumi Pednekar-starrer 'Afwaah' release date announced

Anubhav Sinha announced his next production named Afwaah on social media. The film is helmed by renowned director Sudhir Mishra and it stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead.

16 Dec 2022

Movie Review

'Govinda Naam Mera' review: Overtiring watch that gruels your patience

Shashank Khaitan's Govinda Naam Mera arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday.

18 Nov 2022

Govinda Naam Mera

'Govinda Naam Mera' locks release date; hitting Disney+ in December

After months of doubts and speculation, Govinda Naam Mera has a confirmed release date.

16 Nov 2022

OTT releases

Direct OTT premiere for 'Govinda Naam Mera'; where to watch?

Yet another mainstream Bollywood film has decided to go the OTT way ditching theatrical premiere.

05 Aug 2022

Dharma Productions

Is Vicky Kaushal's 'Govinda Naam Mera' going the OTT way?

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal will be next seen in the comedy Govinda Naam Mera.

03 Jul 2022

Arjun Kapoor

'Meri Patni Ka Remake': Makers rope in Arjun, Bhumi, Rakul

Arjun Kapoor has been in the news ever since the trailer of Ek Villain Returns was unveiled and is being lauded for his slick transformation and acting chops.

26 Jun 2022

Anushka Sharma

Birthday special: Upcoming films of Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor is among the popular Bollywood stars today.

18 Jun 2022

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar starrer 'Raksha Bandhan's trailer releasing on this day

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has many releases lined up in the coming months.

12 Jun 2022


Who was Prathyusha Garimella, fashion designer found dead in Hyderabad?

Celebrity fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella was found dead in the bathroom of her boutique in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, on Saturday (June 11).

04 Jun 2022


'Badhaai Do' screened at KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Badhaai Do (2022) continues to rule hearts even four months after its release.

13 May 2022

Rajkummar Rao

Anubhav Sinha's social drama 'Bheed' books November 2022 release slot

Actors Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao are all set to headline Anubhav Sinha's next, Bheed.

20 Apr 2022

Arjun Kapoor

'The Lady Killer': Arjun Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar-starrer has started rolling

Last year in November, we learned that actors Arjun Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar are teaming up for the first time for The Lady Killer.

24 Feb 2022

Sara Ali Khan

Sukesh Chandrasekhar targeted Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar?

Apart from Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez, alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar also had his eyes set on Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, and Bhumi Pednekar.

17 Feb 2022

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Sudhir Mishra to direct Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar in 'Afwaah'

After Serious Men, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is collaborating once again with Sudhir Mishra for a "quirky thriller" titled Afwaah.

25 Jan 2022

Rajkummar Rao

'Badhaai Do' trailer: Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar's marriage has a secret

After a long wait, the trailer for Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar's upcoming venture, Badhaai Do released on Tuesday.