Anushka Sharma comes from an army background. Her father is a highly ranked Army Officer and her mother is a housewife. Having graduated from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, Sharma who always knew her calling laid in modeling began to pursue the charms of the glamour world.
She enrolled in the Elite Modeling Agency where she was groomed by renowned style consultant Prasad Bidapa, whom she met when she was just 15 years of age.She was then spotted by designer Wendell Rodricks and the next thing she knew was that she was his show-stopper at Wendell Rodricks Les Vamps Show.
Within a year she became a sensational model in India, and was picked to be Wendell Rodricks's finale model at the Spring Summer '07 Collection.
Since then the demure looking model has done campaigns for Silk & Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio.And now Anushka is the charm of Bollywood. She was spotted by Aditya Chopra and signed on to play Taani in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She has a three film contract with Yash Raj Films.