Namitha Mukesh Vankawala

  • Actor, Singer

May 10, 1981  in Gujarat, India

Also Known as: Namitha, Namita

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he remake of the Tamil film Arasu starring Sarathkumar and Simran Bagga did not fare well at the box office.

The actress had a forgettable year in 2009 since five out of her six movies, viz. Perumal, Thee, 1977, Indira Vizhi and Jaganmohini bombed at the box office. The only success in her otherwise disastrous year was the Telugu film Billa. The film directed by Meher Ramesh and featuring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, and Krishnam Raju in the lead roles was a huge box office hit and Namita for her brilliant performance won a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Filmfare Award - Telugu. The following year, Namita starred in her debut Malayalam film Black Stallion directed by Pramod Pappan. The film despite having an ensemble cast including Ashish Vidyarthi, Kalabhavan Mani and Bala did not fare well at the box office. Her two Tamil films of the year, Azhagaana Ponnuthan, and Guru Sishyan failed at the box office. Namita more than made up for her flops with a brilliant performance in the Tollywood action film Simha. The film directed by Boyapati Srinu received wide critical appreciation and emerged to be a box office hit grossing more than 32 crore INR at the box office.

From 2011 to 2013, Namita had three releases; one Tamil film titled Illeyngan (2011), and two Kannada films Namitha I Love You (2011) and Benki Birugali (2013) but none of the films created any buzz at the box office. After 2013, the actress took a sabbatical for three years and she made a comeback in 2016 with Ilamai Oonjal, a Tamil action film directed by Mangai Harirajan but her comeback movie failed at the box office. Her other 2016 film includes Pulimurugan, a Malayalam film starring the superstar Mohanlal, Kamalini Mukherjee, and Jagapati Babu.