Born/Date of Birth: 11 December 1995
Place of Birth: Sringeri, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, India
Education: N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology
Occupation: Actress, model
Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Nabha Natesh is an Indian film actress who appears predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films. She starred in the commercially successful film iSmart Shankar in 2019.
Early life and career
Nabha went to school in her home town Sringeri, she then studied Engineering in Information Science from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Udupi district, Karnataka. She started modelling during her days along with acting in plays under National Award winning director Prakash Belawadi. She has trained in Bharatanatyam for brief period and choreographed and danced in multiple competitions during her school and college days.
Debut and breakthrough (2015–17)
She made her acting debut at the age of 19, opposite Kannada actor Shiva Rajkumar, in the 2015 film Vajrakaya, which went on to complete over 100-days in multiple theatres in Karnataka. Nabha has received critical appraisal from both critics and audience, critics heaped praise on Nabha's performance. Deccan Chronicle`s writer noted that "Nabha Natesh as Pataka who ‘fires up’ the screen space for a little longer than the others." Times of India`s writer states that "Nabha Natesh is impressive as the tapori taking on Shivaraj Kumar" Sify's writer claimed that "Nabha Natesh has done justice to her role" Indiaglitz's writer states that "Nabha Natesh conquers the heart from her dashing role. She is like wind." and she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress–Kannada.
In 2017, she acted in Lee film opposite Sumanth Shailendra In the same year she features in a special song in Saheba film.
Telugu debut and widespread recognition (2018–19)
Nabha made her Telugu film debut opposite Sudheer Babu in Nannu Dochukunduvate in 2018. Deccan Chronicle's writer stated, "The film is a perfect launch vehicle for Nabha, who is a livewire and completely steals the show." 123telugu's writer said that "Nabha Natesh as she makes a striking debut. She is the life and soul of the film as Nabha breathes life into the role of Meghana." Times Of India's writer states that "Nabha Natesh unleashes the livewire in her effectively amidst these characters." Indiagltz`s writer writes that "Overall, the performance is a treat, complete with a heroine who gets to speak so much, Nabha is chirpy." Telugu360's writer noted that "New heroine Nabha is a good find, she suited Meghana role. Her bubbly characterization, new backdrop as a short film actress bring additional appeal to her role."
In 2019, she starred opposite Ram Pothineni in iSmart Shankar, which opened to decent reviews upon the release and went on to become a commercial hit at the box office and completed 100 days. Neeshita Nyayapati of Times Of India stated "Nabha however delivers an earnest performance with what she’s offered." Editor of 123telugu.com claimed "Nabha Natesh is impressive as Chandni and provides superb eye candy for the masses." Editor of idlebrain.com wrote "Nabha Natesh did a mass character. She oozes glamour and did well." Editor of andhraboxoffice states "Nabha is pretty good and proves to be an able female protagonist."