By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Mrunal Thakur is one of the most in-demand and highest-paid actresses in India at the moment. Although she has been working as a professional actress for almost 12 years, it was her exceptional acting performance in Sita Ramam that brought her immense love and recognition. The way Mrunal portrayed the character of 'Sita Mahalakshmi', she made everyone fall in love with her.
2023 was a memorable year for Mrunal Thakur as she did six films in a single year. However, it was Mrunal's work in Hi Nanna that brought her immense praise from the critics and audiences. From the actress' chemistry with Nani to portraying her character's emotions with perfection, Mrunal's performance in Hi Nanna is considered as one of the best performances of her acting career so far.
According to a Times Of India report, Mrunal Thakur is now charging the mammoth sum of Rs. 2 crore after the success of Hi Nanna. For the unversed, Mrunal earned Rs. 85 lakhs for her work in Sita Ramam, but the success of her recent films is the reason behind this huge rise in her fee. Courtesy of her ever-so-rising stardom across India, she has reportedly signed a film opposite South Indian superstar, Vijay Deverakonda.
Not only this, reports are rife that Mrunal Thakur will mark her Kollywood debut with the film, Suriya 42. Another big-budget film titled Pooja Meri Jaan is in the pipeline. With all these major projects in Mrunal's kitty, she is indeed in the best phase of her acting career. However, not everyone is aware of her years of struggle and her hard work in the television industry that paved the way for her success on the big screen.
Mrunal Thakur was born on August 1, 1992, in Maharashtra’s Dhule region. She completed her schooling at St. Joseph's Convert School, and for higher studies, she went to Vasant Vihar High School. For graduation, Mrunal took admission to Mumbai's KC College and left her degree midway as she got the chance to work in a television show. For the unversed, Mrunal was cast as a lead in the Star Plus series, Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh Khamoshiyaan.
After her successful debut in the role of 'Gauri Bhosle' opposite ace TV actor, Mohit Sehgal, Mrunal Thakur worked and made guest appearances in a series of television shows like Arjun, Kumkum Bhagya, Nach Baliye 7, Saubhagyalaxmi, Tuyul & Mbak Yul Reborn, and many more. While on one side, Mrunal was grabbing eyeballs with her work in television, she made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film, Love Sonia. However, it was her work in Vikas Bahl's Super 30 that gave her a lot of exposure in Bollywood.
In the coming years, Mrunal Thakur worked in a series of notable films and web series like Batla House, Ghost Stories, Toofan, Dhamaka, Jersey, Lust Stories 2, Pippa, Made in Heaven 2, and many more.
Due to her superb performances in so many romantic films, Mrunal got the title of 'Queen of Romance' from her massive fanbase, who compared her to the King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan. It's inspiring the way Mrunal has made her way from being a television actress to one of India's highest-paid actresses.
For the unversed, Mrunal Thakur is an avid car lover and has three expensive cars parked inside her garage. According to Cartoq, she has a Honda Accord worth Rs. 44 lakh, a Toyota Fortuner worth Rs. 33 lakh and a Mercedes Benz S-450 4MATIC worth Rs. 1.80 crore. The actress purchased her most expensive car, a Mercedes Benz S-450, in 2023, which was her most successful year as an actress till now. The stunning diva was a part of six films in a year, including Selfiee, Gumraah, Lust Stories 2, Aankh Micholi, Pippa, and Hi Nanna.
After the success of her film, Sita Ramam, MrunalThakur became a frequent name in the headlines. While most of the time, it was her acting that caught everyone's attention, there have been instances when she was pulled down.
Back in May 2024, Mrunal was trolled for wearing a bikini. People, who who liked her character, 'Sita Mahalakshmi', in the film, Sita Ramam, couldn't draw a line between Mrunal's reel and real life. This was just the beginning of a series of incidents of trolling that had happened in the coming months.
In the same month of May, Mrunal Thakur was once again trolled heavily for her bold photoshoot in which she wore a beige-hued ribbed cropped top. Well, things got out of control when a certain section of the society made fun of Mrunal's outfit on her Cannes debut in May 2023.
The gorgeous actress, Mrunal Thakur donned a lovely three-piece black ensemble consisting of a sequined jacket, black swimsuit and see-through embellished pants. Despite being trolled on so many occasions, Mrunal continues to live her life on her own terms, paying no heed to the haters.
According to a Lifestyle Asia report, Mrunal Thakur's estimated net worth is around the whopping sum of Rs. 33 crores. The actress earns Rs. 60 lakh monthly from brand endorsements and other paid projects.
As per the report, Mrunal's main source of income is acting, and she reportedly charges around Rs. 2 crore for a single film. With the way her fanbase is growing in different parts of the country, Mrunal has the potential to be one of the top 3 actresses in the country, courtesy of her versatility and ability to work in different languages.
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