Name: Bruna Abdullah
Birthdate: 24th October, 1986
In the year 2013, Bruna Abdullah was awarded the prestigious Kalakar Award in the Best International Youth Icon category for her performance in the Tamil film ‘Billa II’ directed by ChakriToleti.
Biography: Bruna Abdullah, the actress and former model was born on the 24th of October in the year 1986 at Porte Alegre, situated in Brazil. She was born to a Brazilian father and an arabic mother and she is their second child. Initially she came to India just like a normal tourist and she had no intentions of making a career here. Soon enough she joined an agency in India and then she decided that making an extra bit of cash isn’t harmful while she was staying in India. Later on she shifted her base from Brazil to the city of Mumbai, India.
She debuted in ‘Mere GhamKeDayare Mein’ which was a music album and there she starred in a video with ShekharSuman. In the year 2007, Bruna Abdullah starred in an item number ( “RehamKare”) in the action thriller film ‘Cash’ directed by Anubhav Sinha and starring Sunil Shetty, Ajay Devgan, Shamita Shetty, EshaDeol, Zayed Khan and RiteishDeshmukh.
She appeared on the small screen for two reality shows -‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Fear Factor- KhatronKeKhiladi Level 2’. In the latter one which was hosted by actor Akshay Kumar, Bruna was eliminated on the third day itself, but she returned as a Wild card entry after five days on the 8th of September, 2009. On the 24th of September, 2009 she was finally eliminated from the show. Throughout this journey in this show, Bruna through her exceptionally well performed stunts managed to astonish Akshay Kumar. Apart from all thse, Bruna Abdullah had also appeared for various television commercials. She appeared in the commercial for IndusInd bank along with RanvirShorey. This was followed by a reebok commercial alongside Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian cricket team. In 2011, she again appeared in an item number (in “Subha Hone Na De”) in the film ‘DesiBoyz’ directed by RohitDhawan and starring Chitrangada Singh, DeepikaPadukone, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in the lead roles. A year later in 2012, she appeared in the Tamil flick titled ‘Billa II’ directed by ChakriToleti and starring Sudhanshu Pandey, VidyutJamwal, ParvathyOmanakuttan and Ajith Kumar. Her performance in this film was well appreciated by all and she was awarded with the prestigious Kalakar Best International Youth Icon Award.
In 2013 she starred in an adult comedy flick ‘Grand Masti’, directed by Indra Kumar and starring Maryam Zakaria, Kainaat Arora, ManjariPhadnis, Sonalee Kulkarni, AftabShivdasani, VivekOberoi and RiteshDeshmukh. This film which is a sequel to ‘Masti’ deals with the story of three married guys going out on a fun and thrilling experience in their college reunion at Shree Lalchand University of Technology and Science (SLUTS) where they face a variety of problems.
One of her upcoming films is the Sohail Khan directed ‘Mental’ where she would be seen along with Salman Khan, Tabu, Sana Khan and Daisy Shah.
The various projects in which she has worked so far include ‘Cash’ (2007), ‘I Hate Love Storys’ (2010), ‘DesiBoyz’ (2011), ‘Billa II’ (2012) and ‘Grand Masti’ (2013).