Isha Talwar is an film and television actress. After she worked as a model and appeared in various commercial, she made her film debut with the 2012 Malayalam film Thattathin Marayathu.
Early life and education
Isha Talwar was born to Vinod Talwar, who works as a director and excutive producer for Boney Kapoor in Bollywood. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai in 2008. She had joined choreographer Terence Lewis's dance school in 2004. She learned various dance forms like ballet, jazz, hip-hop and salsa and went on to become a tutor in the dance studio. She stated that Lewis was "one person who changed me completely".
Talwar worked as a model and appeared in 40 commercials for brands like Pizza Hut, Vivel Fairness Cream, Dulux Paints and Dharti Fairness Cream, besides a music video with Hrithik Roshan for the Just Dance competition. She says she spent two years preparing for her film debut. She started her film career with the Malayalam film Thattathin Marayathu, for which she took a four month voice training class, went through a course to learn the language, and learned to play the guitar.
The film which saw her play Aisha, a Muslim girl who falls in love with a Hindu boy, became a blockbuster and was listed by Rediff in their "Top five Malayalam films of 2012"-list. Critics noted that she "looked beautiful", but had "nothing much to do" in the film. In a later interview, she stated that the role of Aisha had given her "a lot of recognition" and that she was "really happy with" her girl next door image from the film.
Her second film I Love Me by B. Unnikrishnan had her playing the female lead alongside Asif Ali and Unni Mukundan. She told that her character in the film Samantha had "shades of grey". In 2013, she made her Telugu debut in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde, which opened to a positive response. She is working on her first Tamil film Thillu Mullu 2, a remake of the same-titled 1981 Tamil comedy film.