Adah Sharma is an Indian actress and model who mainly appears in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. Adah began her acting career with the Hindi language horror film 1920 which is a box office success. Her portrayal of the possessed woman in the film was critically praised and earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. She made her Telugu debut with Heart Attack and her Tamil debut with Idhu Namma Aalu. In 2023, she was roped for The Kerala Story movie which created a huge controversy due to its plot.
The critically and commercially successful romantic comedy film of her Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) made her entry into the South Indian Film Industries, where her first six films – five in the Telugu Language – the romantic thriller Heart Attack (2014), Subramanyam for Sale (2015), Garam (2016), Kshanam (2016), and one in Kannada Rana Vikrama (2015).
Adah Sharma was born on 11 May 1992. She belongs to a Tamil Brahmin family and was raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Her father S. L. Sharma, who hailed from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, was a captain in the merchant navy, and her mother, a native of Palakkad, is a classical dancer.
She is a gymnast and has been dancing since the age of three.
Adah is also a well-trained martial artist in Silambam.
Adah also completed her graduation in Kathak from the Natraj Gopi Krishna Kathak Dance Academy in Mumbai. She also learned salsa for four months in the US.
Her Instagram account has over 7.2M followers (as of May 2023).