The name Ekavali Khanna is now synonymous with both Hollywood and Bollywood. With her diverse range of roles, a Delhi University graduate is making an impression on the cinematic universe.
Ekavali, a Kolkata native, made her debut in a student production. Her affinity for movies blossomed here, and she has since collaborated with directors who have won national awards. With the 2014 film Kaun Kitne Pani Main, which was helmed by national award-winner Nila Madhab Panda, Ekavali Khanna made her acting debut. In the same year, she had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, another national award-winning director, on the movie Zed Plus as the co-lead, opposite Adil Hussein. As a result of her exceptional performance, she was cast in Satra Ko Shaadi Hai, directed by Arshad Sayed, and Sudhir Mishra’s Daasdev in the years that followed.
Won the Best Actor Award for this movie
The versatile actor has teamed with numerous notable actors, including Arvind Swamy, Pankaj Tripathi, and Sanjay Mishra. She appeared in the Deb Medhkar-directed film Bioscopewala in 2017. The list of instances where Ekavali had the privilege to display her remarkable acting is extensive. For the Harish Vyas-directed film Angrezi mein kehte Hain, she took home the best actor award at OIFFA in 2018.
Part of ‘’What will people say”, an official entry to Oscars
International acclaim for her performance earned her the pivotal role of Najma in the Norwegian movie What will people say. Her career took a significant turn after this movie. She garnered a lot of praise for how she portrayed Najma in the Iram Haq movie. This movie was the official entry to the Oscars in 2019. In 2018 she acted in the Hollywood film ‘’Line of Descent’’ directed by Rohit Karn Batra. Her most enduring performance In Veere Di Wedding, Ekavali played Kareena Kapoor’s stepmother, Paromita, and stole hearts with her vivacious portrayal. The web series Out of Love, Raftaar, and Bombay Begums all featured Ekavali in a profound manner.
Does Ekavali value fame or money more?
Ekavali is one of those actors that emphasize staying away from the clichés of fame and glitz. She says- ‘’Focus on the experience of being another person, It’s a privilege only an actor has.’’