Name: Manjari Fadnis (Manjari Phadnis)
Birthdate: 10th of July, 1984
Biography: Manjari Fadnis, the film actress was born on the 10th of July in the year 1984 and throughout these years she had played various types of roles in various films belonging to different dialects such as Tamil, Bengali, Hindi and Kannada. Besides being an actress, Manjari Fadnis also devotes a portion of her time to modelling Motilal Perls and other jewellery stores in and around A.S Nagar situated in Secunderabad. Manjari belongs to a family where no one is attached to the film industry. Her father used to work in the Indian Army and hence she had to travel a lot throughout the country because of his father’s transferable job. This Maharashtrian girl never really expected to be associated with the film industry and she got her very first entry in Bollywood in the year 2004.
In 2004, Manjari signed up for Arindam Chaudhuri’s Bollywood Sports drama film titled ‘Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo’, starring Ram Menon, Aparna Kumar, Carran Kapur, Sunny Deol and Yash Pandit. The music for this film was scored by Jatin Lalit. Here Manjari played the role of a school girl.In 2006, she played the role of Tuktuki opposite actor Yash Pandit in Anjan Das’s Bengali film ‘Faltu’. This film was based upon a story written by Syed Mustafa Siraj called ‘Ranir Ghater Brittanto’. This film was ahuge success and it won the 2007 National Award. A year later in 2007 she signed up for Manoj Tyagis’ ‘Mumbai Salsa’, starring Vir Das, Dilip Thadeshwar and Linda Arsenio. This film was a very unsuccessful one for her in terms of her career. She got her first major breakthrough in the year 2008 when she was casted as the lead actor’s girlfriend in Abbas Tyrewala’s ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’, starring Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza and Prateik Babbar in the lead roles. This film was a huge hit at the Box Office and Manjari’s performance was appreciated both by the audience as well as by the critics.
In the year 2008, she appeared in her very first Telugu film titled ‘Siddu from Srikakulam’. Soon after this film’s release, the Tamil film ‘Muthirai’ got released. ‘Muthirai’ was Manjari’s first Tamil Film and it was directed by Srinath and the cast consisted of Rakhi Sawant, Povannan, Kishore, Daniel Balaji, Lakshmi Rai and Nithin Sathya. Both of these films failed to create much of an impact at the box office. Under the able guidance of Yuvan Shankar Raja, Manjari Fadnis had even sung a song for ‘Muthirai’.
In the month of September, 2009 Manjari signed up for a list of television commercials for Onida television. Two years later she also appeared on the small screen in an ad-film for I-Ball pen drives. In 2010, two of her Telugu films released- ‘Shubhapradham’ and ‘Inkosaari’.
In 2013 she starred in an adult comedy flick ‘Grand Masti’, directed by Indra Kumar and starring Maryam Zakaria, Kainaat Arora, Bruna Abdullah, Sonalee Kulkarni, Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi and Ritesh Deshmukh. 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.
Her filmography includes ‘Rok Sako To Rok Lo’ (2004), ‘Faltu’ (2006), ‘Mumbai Salsa’ (2007), ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ (2008), ‘Siddu From Sikakulam’ (2009), ‘Muthirai’ (2009), ‘Love Kal Parso’ (2009), ‘Inkosaari’ (2010), ‘Shubhapradham’ (2010), ‘I M 24’ (2010), ‘Shakti’ (2011), ‘Zokkomon’ (2011), ‘Munjane’ (2012) and ‘Grand Masti’ (2013).