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Name Priyanka Kothari
Date Of Birth Wednesday, November 30, 1983
Biography Priyanka was born in the Bengali-speaking Kothari family in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Her dad is a chemical businessman, mom is a home-maker, and she has an elder sister who is married. As a child she grew up in Calcutta, but most of her teen years were spent in Delhi where the family re-located subsequently. She is a Science Graduate from Dayal Singh College, which is an affiliate of Delhi University. She comes from a very conservative background but had always wanted to become an actress. She speaks English, Bengali, Hindi, and even a little bit of Rajasthani.She modeled initially in Mumbai, and when actor Madhavan came there for a Pepsi commercial shoot, she met with him, showed him her photographs, he arranged an audition for her in Chennai, and she was signed for a Tamil movie titled 'Jay Jay' during the year 2003. She then also appeared in a Telugu movie 'Madhyanam Hatya' during 2004. In both the Tamil and Telugu movies she had a screen name of Amoha. She has also modeled with Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev.This exposure got Bollywood movie-maker Ram Gopal Varma to approach her and sign her up in 'James' 'Sarkar' and subsequently in the Sholay re-make 'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag' in which she plays Ghunghroo, which was originally played by Hema Malini with a character name of Basanti. Her screen name is Nisha Kothari for all of the Bollywood movies.
Original Name Priyanka Kothari
Birth Place Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Height 5' 2' (1.57 m)
Movies of Priyanka Kothari

Agyaat: The Unknown
as Aasha (as Nisha Kothari)

Zabardast
as (as Nisha Kothari)

Darling
as Dancer / Singer (as Nisha Kothari)

Ram Gopal Varma's Indian Flames
as Ghungroo (as Nisha Kothari)

Shiva
as Sandhya Joshi (as Nisha Kothari)

The Killer
as Ria (as Nisha Kothari)

Darna Zaroori Hai
as Special Appearance (as Nisha Kothari)

James
as Nisha V. Rawat (as Nisha Kothari)

Sarkar
as Heroine (as Nisha Kothari)
 
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