Swara Bhaskar was born on 9th April 1988 in Delhi to Chitrapu Uday Bhaskar who is a Telegu Navy officer and a columnist, mother Ira Bhaskar who is also a professor of cinema studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Swara did her schooling from the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, subsequently studied English Literature at DU’s Miranda House and then did Masters in Sociology from JNU, Delhi.
Swara Bhaskar was associated with N.K. Sharma’s ‘Act One’ theatre group in Delhi and then she got her recognition by acting in a supporting role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ along Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.
Swara Bhaskar, before entering the Bollywood industry worked at a relief camp in Vatva after the gruesome Gujarat riots which took place in the year of 2002 which shook the entire nation, killing so many innocent people. Bhaskar served at Vatva researching on the subject of the riots in the year of 2005. The actress has described that people were very friendly even under such circumstances.
This actress has won many accolades like the Best Supporting Actress for Tanu Weds Manu alongside R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, then Raanjhanaa alongside Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush and then finally she won the Best Actress for ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ – a film that was appreciated at the box office. In 2018, she had been nominated for Best Actress in the leading role for ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’.
Swara Bhaskar has also acted in films like ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor went through a gruesome incident during the shooting of the movie which was shocking for a lot of people. During an interview with a leading media portal, Swara said, “I have been groped during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when we landed at Rajkot”.
This year Swara Bhaskar will be seen in ‘Veere Di Wedding’ alongside Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor etc, which is all slated to release on 1st June. She has been making waves across the internet about her comments on film ‘Padmaavat’.