Articles about Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker, born on April 9, 1988, is an Indian actress who works in the Hindi film industry. She made her acting debut with the 2009 movie ‘Madholal Keep Walking' that was screened at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival. She rose to prominence by appearing in the highly successful film ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ in 2011. The film also earned Bhasker a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, she appeared in the romantic drama ‘Raanjhanaa’, which was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of that year. In 2016, she played the lead role in Anand L Rai's comedy-drama film ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, which won Bhasker the Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics). She is also known for serving as a host on Shyam Benegal's TV miniseries titled ‘Samvidhaan’. She is an alumna of Miranda House, University of Delhi, and completed her master’s in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

18 Aug 2021

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

Swara Bhasker is not new to trolling.

Swara Bhasker's 'Sheer Qorma' heading to Indian Film Festival Stuttgart

23 Jun 2021

Swara Bhasker's 'Sheer Qorma' heading to Indian Film Festival Stuttgart

Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari's Sheer Qorma, a love story between two queer women, is set to be screened at the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart.

Loni case: Complaints registered against Swara Bhasker in Delhi, UP

17 Jun 2021

Loni case: Complaints registered against Swara Bhasker in Delhi, UP

Two complaints have been lodged against Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh yesterday in connection to the Ghaziabad assault video, as per reports.

Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

17 Jun 2021

Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

A police complaint has been lodged against film actor Swara Bhasker and Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari, among others, in connection with tweets about the recent attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

From 'Lajja' to 'Fashion': Movies fueled by subliminal female friendships

30 May 2021

From 'Lajja' to 'Fashion': Movies fueled by subliminal female friendships

Nothing is greater than a female supporting another, but many of our movies and especially TV soaps rely on pitting them against each other.

Kangana Ranaut's comments on Israel rub netizens the wrong way

13 May 2021

Kangana Ranaut's comments on Israel rub netizens the wrong way

It's a "new day, new controversy" for actress Kangana Ranaut.

Swara Bhasker calls Israel 'apartheid state,' gets brutally trolled

11 May 2021

Swara Bhasker calls Israel 'apartheid state,' gets brutally trolled

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media users in India remain divided over the issue.

Swara Bhasker demands a new PM for India, gets backlash

06 May 2021

Swara Bhasker demands a new PM for India, gets backlash

The crumbling medical infrastructure and lack of resources prompted many citizens to criticize the government and express their displeasure.

Bobby Deol in talks for 'Arth' remake

02 Mar 2021

Bobby Deol in talks for 'Arth' remake

Putting an end to speculations, Bollywood actor Bobby Deol has confirmed that a remake of the 1982 cult classic Arth is in making.

Screenwriters Kanika Dhillon and Himanshu Sharma tie the knot

04 Jan 2021

Screenwriters Kanika Dhillon and Himanshu Sharma tie the knot

Screenwriters Kanika Dhillon and Himanshu Sharma have tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.

Sunny Deol gets Y-category security after supporting new farm laws

17 Dec 2020

Sunny Deol gets Y-category security after supporting new farm laws

Actor and politician Sunny Deol has been given Y-category security by the central government.

Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut

03 Dec 2020

Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut

Yet again, actor Kangana Ranaut dominated the list of trends on social media, as she got involved in an ugly war-of-words with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh over a "misleading" tweet.

Kangana's sister wants to drag Swara Bhasker, Taapsee to court

29 Nov 2020

Kangana's sister wants to drag Swara Bhasker, Taapsee to court

Actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has once again slammed fellow actors Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, this time for allegedly spreading misinformation.

Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

19 Nov 2020

Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

Food delivery giant Zomato has landed into a controversy after actress Swara Bhasker asked the company to pull down its ads from Arnab Goswami's news channel Republic TV.

Kangana slams Bollywood for filing lawsuit against media houses

13 Oct 2020

Kangana slams Bollywood for filing lawsuit against media houses

Kangana Ranaut has slammed Bollywood, after leading filmmakers and stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and Karan Johar filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against media houses for slandering the industry.

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

06 Oct 2020

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

03 Oct 2020

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

NCB to summon 25 Bollywood A-listers in drugs case: Reports

11 Sep 2020

NCB to summon 25 Bollywood A-listers in drugs case: Reports

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is currently probing a drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, will likely summon 25 Bollywood celebrities who have been named by the accused, according to reports.

Sonakshi Sinha takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut over nepotism

16 Aug 2020

Sonakshi Sinha takes a dig at Kangana Ranaut over nepotism

Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha has taken a dig at her colleague Kangana Ranaut as well as her sister Rangoli Chandel for their stance against the industry's rampant nepotism and favoritism.

Nagma accuses Kangana of nepotism, gets slammed

23 Jul 2020

Nagma accuses Kangana of nepotism, gets slammed

Serving us yet another reminder that friendships are rare in the glitzy B-town, tempers continue to soar among members of film fraternity and the infighting continues to grow.

Anurag Kashyap says he is ready to apologize to Kangana

23 Jul 2020

Anurag Kashyap says he is ready to apologize to Kangana

The ongoing infighting among Bollywood celebrities has hit a new high, with the recent, rather bitter episode involving actors Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu, and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

22 Jul 2020

Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the entertainment fraternity, tempers continue to soar among its members.

Swara, Taapsee react to Kangana's 'B-grade actors' comment

20 Jul 2020

Swara, Taapsee react to Kangana's 'B-grade actors' comment

Not unusually so, actor Kangana Ranaut recently called out the film industry's rampant nepotism, favoritism, and hypocrisy in light of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.

Will return Padma if claims about Sushant are false: Kangana

18 Jul 2020

Will return Padma if claims about Sushant are false: Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has said that she would return her Padma Shri award if she fails to prove the claims that she has made about her former colleague Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here

16 Jul 2020

Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here

After a bit of a wait-and-watch period, Netflix has announced a slew of Indian original movies and shows to be released in the coming months.

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

28 Jun 2020

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

Swara Bhasker, who never shies away from commenting on issues concerning women and portraying herself as a righteous feminist, is now facing the wrath of netizens for all wrong reasons, thanks to her new web series Rasbhari.

Amid criticism, Karan Johar unfollows most actors on Twitter

18 Jun 2020

Amid criticism, Karan Johar unfollows most actors on Twitter

Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death has raised some pertinent questions and brought the entire film fraternity under scrutiny.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

28 May 2020

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

Akshay Kumar is playing a superhero, in real life.

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

26 May 2020

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

Varun Dhawan's aunt passes away, actor mourns her demise

24 May 2020

Varun Dhawan's aunt passes away, actor mourns her demise

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's maternal aunt has passed away, he confirmed on social media.

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

'Sheer Qorma' trailer: Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta's tale of acceptance

26 Feb 2020

'Sheer Qorma' trailer: Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta's tale of acceptance

Days after the release of Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, one of mainstream Bollywood's first movies to portray homosexual romance, the trailer of Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker-starrer Sheer Qorma is out.

Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

19 Jan 2020

Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

The news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi getting critically injured in a major road accident on Saturday afternoon has sent a shockwave throughout the country.

Once lost a role for being "too fair": Divya Dutta

15 Jan 2020

Once lost a role for being "too fair": Divya Dutta

National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta is one of the most talented and versatile actresses working today in Bollywood.

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

06 Jan 2020

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

To amplify support for CAA, Centre reaches out to Bollywood

05 Jan 2020

To amplify support for CAA, Centre reaches out to Bollywood

In its ongoing scheme to amplify support for the newly-implemented Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government has now reached out to members of Mumbai's glitzy entertainment industry.

Police complaint filed against Farhan Akhtar over anti-CAA tweet

21 Dec 2019

Police complaint filed against Farhan Akhtar over anti-CAA tweet

On Friday, a police complaint was filed against actor/director Farhan Akhtar for allegedly posting seditious content and distorting facts about the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Visuals from Jamia not pleasant: Taapsee Pannu on anti-CAA protests

20 Dec 2019

Visuals from Jamia not pleasant: Taapsee Pannu on anti-CAA protests

Actor Taapsee Pannu has opened up about the ongoing countrywide protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police brutality on the protesting students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

Alia Bhatt shares wrong Preamble, amid CAA protests; gets trolled

18 Dec 2019

Alia Bhatt shares wrong Preamble, amid CAA protests; gets trolled

Following actors Sonakshi Sinha and Ishaan Khatter, Alia Bhatt also shared a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution of India, to show support towards the students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

13 Oct 2019

Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

The April-May polls didn't just keep candidates busy, but also personalities who decided to join electioneering. One such celebrity was Swara Bhaskar, whose opinions on the current state of affairs in India gets her trolled almost daily.