Medha Shankar Biography, Age, Height, Career, Family, & More

Medha Shankar is an actress from India. She mostly acts in Hindi movies. People noticed her acting in movies like ‘Dil Bekaraar’ and the TV show ‘Beecham House.’ She started her career with a short film called ‘With You for Always’ in 2015, where she played ‘Mona.’ Her first big Bollywood movie was ‘Shaadisthan’ in 2021.

Getting a role in the British show ‘Beecham House’ wasn’t easy. She faced many rejections before finally landing the part of ‘Roshanara,’ which became her most famous role. In the same year, she acted as ‘Eshwari Thakur’ in ‘Dil Bekaraar,’ a web series on Disney+ Hotstar. Her role as Shraddha Joshi, an aspirant for UPSC in a movie, earned her a lot of praise from both fans and critics.

Medha Shankar Biography

In 2021, Medha Shankar played a seventeen-year-old named Arshi in the musical drama film ‘Shaadisthan.’ Her journey in the entertainment industry started back in 2017. However, it was in 2023 that she gained immense fame for her role as Shraddha Joshi in ’12th Fail,’ alongside Vikrant Massey, Anant V Joshi, and Anshumaan Pushkar.

This talented actress, originally from Noida, India, became widely known for her exceptional portrayal of Shraddha Joshi. Her performance in the movie earned her praise globally, not just in her home country. The film is based on Anurag Pathak’s novel of the same name, depicting the true story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, who conquered academic setbacks to fulfill his dream of becoming a civil servant. Medha’s acting career kicked off with the British historical drama ‘Beecham House,’ where she portrayed Roshanara. But landing that role wasn’t easy; she faced multiple rejections during auditions.

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Medha Shankar Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Medha Shankar
Nickname AKA Medha
DOB (Date of Birth) 1 August
Age N/A
Birth Place Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Religion Hinduism

Education/Qualifications

School Vishwa Bharti Public School, Noida
College/ University National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
Education Qualifications A master’s degree in Fashion Management

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5′ 4″
Meter 1.63 m
Centimeters 163 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Figure Measurements 32-28-34

Family Information

Father Name Abhay Shankar
Mother Name Rachna Shankar (deceased)
Siblings Brother- Apoorv Shankar (Vice President of Hardware at Ultra human)
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband N/A
Children N/A

Affairs

Boyfriend N/A

Profession

Profession Model, Actress
Net Worth Around 1.5 crore

Favorites

Color Black, White
Food Medu vada
Drink Tea
Actor/Actress Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar
Songs Baarish Ki Jaaye
Movies Paan Singh Tomar
Hobbies Traveling, Music, Yoga, Acting
Medha Shankar Young Age Picture
Medha Shankar Young Age Picture
Medha Shankar With her Father Picture
Medha Shankar With her Father Picture
Medha Shankar With her Mother Picture
Medha Shankar With her Mother Picture
Medha Shankar With her Brother Picture
Medha Shankar With her Brother Picture

Family

Medha Shankar’s father goes by the name Abhay Shankar. Sadly, her mother, Rachna Shankar, has passed away. Her brother, Apoorva Shankar, holds the position of Vice President of Hardware at Ultra Human.

Age

Medha Shankar was born on August 1st in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Education

Medha Shankar attended Vishwa Bharti Public School in Noida. In her childhood, she often watched her mother, Rachna; choreograph dances and direct plays for young children in their apartment complex.

Shankar is not just an actress; she’s also trained in Hindustani classical singing. During her school days, she played several musical instruments like the Sitar, Harmonium, and Keyboard and continued her music training until Class 10. She actively participated in singing and dancing competitions while growing up.

After completing her master’s degree in Fashion Management from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi, she ventured into acting. During her graduation, she auditioned for a short film, even though it didn’t get released. However, that experience ignited her desire to pursue acting. In 2018, she made the move to Mumbai to pursue her acting career.

Height and Weight

Medha Shankar stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 64 kilograms.

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Career

Medha Shankar began her career in modeling and TV commercials. Her acting debut happened in 2019 with the British TV series “Beecham House,” where she played Roshanara. Despite facing many audition rejections, she eventually landed the role.

Her first film role came in 2021 in the Hindi teen musical film “Shaadisthan.” She acted alongside Kirti Kulhari, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Nina Borah. Shrishti Negi from News18 praised her performance, saying, “Medha channels a teenager’s vulnerabilities and simmering frustrations with utmost honesty.”

In the same year, she appeared in Disney+ Hotstar’s web series “Dil Bekaraar,” portraying the youngest sibling, Eshwari. Her performance received positive reviews from critics. In 2022, Shankar played Minara in “Max, Min and Meowzaki,” a film that received critical acclaim at various film festivals.

Her breakthrough came in 2023 with the drama film “12th Fail,” where she portrayed Shraddha, a UKPSC officer, opposite Vikrant Massey. Bhavna Agarwal from India Today praised her role, saying, “Medha Shankar as Shraddha has a defined part as well. She is the crutch that helps with lighter moments in the film.” Later in 2023, in the same film “12th Fail,” she played the character Shraddha Joshi. Anuj Kumar of The Hindu commented that Shankar impressed with her “poise and warmth.”

Net Worth

It seems Medha Shankar’s estimated net worth is approximately 1.5 crore Indian rupees, with an annual income of around 40 lakhs Indian rupees and a monthly income of approximately 11 lakhs Indian rupees, based on our team’s research.

Films List

Title Notes Role Year
12th Fail Also singer for song “Bolo Na” (Film Version) Shraddha Joshi 2023
Max, Min and Meowzaki Minara “Min” Hussain 2022
Shaadisthan Arshi Modi 2021
With You for You Always Short film Maya 2015

Television List

Title Notes Role Year
Beecham House British series Roshanara 2019
Dil Bekaraar Eshwari Thakur 2021

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