Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian film actress. After working as an assistant casting director for several years for Yash Raj Films, she signed a three-film deal with the company as an actress and made her film debut with a leading role in the 2015 romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha–which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Pednekar was born to a Maharashtrian father and a Haryanvi mother. She is a Mumbai resident and did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu Mumbai. She was an assistant casting director for six years under Shanoo Sharma of Yash Raj Films before venturing into acting.
Pednekar will be seen next in a movie to be produced by Anand L. Rai and directed by Sameer Sharma which will also feature Ayushmann Khurrana, who was her co-star in her debut movie. She will also be working with Akshay Kumar in Shree Narayan Singh's directorial debut Toilet-Ek Prem Katha which is scheduled for release on 11 August 2017.