Shahana Goswami was born in New Delhi in 1986, and attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi and Sophia College, Mumbai. Shahana was the house captain and sports champion in her school. She secured second position at the National Artificial Wall Climbing Competition and has represented her school in athletics, badminton, basketball and volleyball at the zonal level. In addition, Shahana received training in Odissi for 10 years under Guru Padmashri Kiran Segal and has travelled and performed extensively with her dance troupe.

Shahana had a single-minded focus on professional acting since her childhood. She moved to Mumbai to complete her graduation and to explore the possibility of taking up acting as a career. In Mumbai, Shahana’s first steps in acting were at Jaimini Pathak’s theatre group Working Title. There, she started off as a production assistant and then acted in their productions “Seagull” and “Arabian Nights“. It is through her theater circle that she came to meet talent consultant Shanoo Sharma who asked her to audition for a role in Naseeruddin Shah’s directorial debut “Yun Hota to Kya Hota“. Subsequently, she stumbled upon a small role of Boman Irani’s daughter in Reema Katgi’s “Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd”, when she visited the production house for some other work. Meanwhile, a cinematographer who noticed her work in Yun Hota recommended her name and she auditioned for the lead role in Percept Picture Company’s “Rubaru“, directed by Arjun Bali, with Randeep Hooda as her co-star.

With no contacts in the film industry and no one to back her, Shahana remained steadfastly focused on her goal through rejections and unsuitable offers to finally get the big break in the form of Debbie of Rock On!!, and her memorable performance secured her a visible spot on the Bollywood map.

She also appeared in the music video for Dido Armstrong’s song, Let’s Do the Things We Normally Do. She played the role of the taxi driver in it.

 

Movies Done By Shahana Goswami

  • 2006 Yun Hota To Kya Hota Payal Hindi
  • 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Gina Hindi
  • 2008 Rock On!! Debbie Mascarenhas Hindi
  • 2008 Ru Ba Ru Tara Hindi
  • 2009 Firaaq Munira Hindi
  • 2009 Jashnn Nisha Hindi
  • 2010 Mirch Ruchi Hindi
  • 2010 Break Ke Baad Nadia Hindi
  • 2010 Tera Kya Hoga Johnny Divya Hindi
  • 2011 Game Tisha Khanna Hindi
  • 2011 Ra.One Jenny Nayar Hindi
  • 2012 Midnight’s Children Amina English
  • 2012 Heroine Promita Roy Hindi
  • 2013 Vara: A Blessing Lila English
  • 2016 Rock On II Debbie Mascarenhas Hindi
  • 2016 Force of Destiny Maya English
  • 2016 Under Construction Roya Bengali
  • 2016 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Kavya Hindi
  • 2018 Gali Guliyan Saira Hindi
  • 2019 Made in Bangladesh

 

Awards And Nominationa Received By Shahana Goswami

  • 2009 Rock On!! Debbie Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress Won
  • 2009 Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2009 Lions Gold Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2009 Cineblitz Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2009 IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award Nominated
  • 2009 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award Nominated
  • 2009 Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female Nominated
  • 2010 Firaaq Muneera Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award Nominated
  • 2010 Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2010 Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female Won
  • 2010 Lions Gold Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2011 Break Ke Baad Nadia Jeeyo Bollywood Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2016 Under Construction Roya Best Actress, Festival de Cine de Islantilla – Spain Won
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