'The Kerala Story' Actress, Adah Sharma: Left Studies After School, Net Worth, Controversies, More

Here's a look into the life of 'The Kerala Story' actress, Adah Sharma, who played the role of a Hindu girl, who was forced to convert to Islam and then joined ISIS. A look into Adah's personal life!


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'The Kerala Story' Actress, Adah Sharma: Left Studies After School, Net Worth, Controversies, More

The stunning diva, Adah Sharma is a renowned Indian film actress, who has predominantly worked in South Indian and Bollywood films so far in her career. Adah made her acting debut back in 2008 when she left the audiences stunned with her performance in the critically-acclaimed Hindi horror film, 1920. After this, she worked on a series of films and grabbed the attention of several filmmakers. In movies like Heart Attack and Commando 2, Adah has shown her bold side and raised the temperature to the next level.

The Kerala Story actress, Adah Sharma's birth, height, hometown in Kerala and more

Adah Sharma was born in Mumbai on May 11, 1992, to her parents, S.L. Sharma and Sheila Sharma. The 5 feet 7 inches actress spent most of her life in Mumbai but often visited Kerala. For the unversed, Adah’s late father was a captain in the Indian Merchant Navy, while her mother was a yoga teacher.

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The actress’ hometown is in Palakkad, Kerala. Once in an interview with a news portal, Adah admitted that she has roots in Kerala, as she confirmed that her mother is a Palakkad Brahmin.

Adah Sharma wanted to quit her studies after 10th, but her parents made her complete 12th

The Kerala Story actress, Adah Sharma has completed her schooling from Auxilium Convent High School in Bandra, Mumbai. The actress left her studies after completing 12th and pursued her dream to become an actress. However, as per several reports, Adah wanted to quit her studies after 10th grade, as she was eager to kick-start her journey to become an actress.

However, it was Adah Sharma's parents, who convinced her and made the actress understand why dropping out from school after just completing 10th could be a bad decision in her life. Thus, she studied till 12th and pursued a career in films afterwards.

Adah Sharma's best movies and shows

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The glamourous actress, Adah Sharma is one of the most stunning divas in the film industry. With her killer and sensual looks and impressive acting, she has been getting a lot of recognition in recent years. Some of Adah’s best movies and shows are the likes of 1920, Heart Attack, Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke, Hasee Toh Phasee, S/O Satyamurthy, The Holiday, Aisa Waisa Pyar, Moh, Soulsathi, Kshanam, Meet Cute, The Kerala Story, and many more.

Adah Sharma proved she's much more than just a ‘bold actress’ with her acting in The Kerala Story

Adah Sharma The Kerala Story

The 29 years old actress, Adah Sharma proved the mettle for her sex appeal with her performances in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films too. Adah is undoubtedly, one of the hottest actresses in the Indian film industry. However, it was in 2023 when the talented actress proved the mettle of her acting skills with her performance in the film, The Kerala Story.

Adah Sharma Sudipto Sen The Kerala Story

Adah Sharma portrayed the character of a girl named, 'Shalini Unnikrishnan' in The Kerala Story, who was forced to convert to Islam and later joined the terrorist organisation, ISIS. The film is directed by Sudipto Sen. In the movie, Adah plays the role of one of the women living in Kerala, who later in the film, converted to Islam.

Adah Sharma The Kerala Story

Afterwards, Adah Sharma's character, 'Shalini Unnikrishnan' and other women in the film joined the terrorist organisation, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). The actress is receiving a lot of praise for portraying such a controversial and political character in The Kerala Story. However, despite being known for raising the temperature with her hot pictures on social media and playing bold roles in the movies, Adah clearly proved that she is much more than just a ‘bold actress’.

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Adah Sharma got into controversy after she defended her film, The Kerala Story, and its director, Sudipto Sen

Adah Sharma The Kerala Story

It was on May 5, 2023, when The Kerala Story was released in theatres and received mixed reviews from the audiences. While some hailed the actors and makers of the film, a section of critics and netizens slammed the movie and termed it as ‘propaganda’ and ‘anti-Islam’. Despite a lot of criticism on the internet, the film’s director, Sudipto Sen remained calm, but it was the film’s leading actress, Adah Sharma, who gave it back to the trolls.

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On May 6, 2023, Adah Sharma took to her Twitter handle and posted a picture from a scene from her film, The Kerala Story. In the picture, Adah could be spotted wearing a burqa and could be seen holding a baby in her arms. However, it was her note in the tweet that created a fresh controversy on the internet. The actress slammed the people, who were questioning the reality of the events shown in the film. Adah told people to Google two words, ISIS and brides if they’re willing to know the truth. An excerpt from her tweet could be read as:

"Google two words ISIS and Brides...maybe an account of white girls narrated to you might make you feel that our Indian movie is real."

Adah Sharma Twitter controversial defend The Kerala Story

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Adah Sharma thanked Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for praising The Kerala Story

PM Narendra Modi praises The Kerala Story

It is not every day that a Bollywood film catches the attention of the honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and receives immense praise from him. Well, this is precisely the case with Sudipto Sen’s film, The Kerala Story. During the election rally in Karnataka, PM Narendra Modi lauded the movie for uncovering the ‘ugly truth of terrorism’ in the beautiful state of Kerala. However, the PM also admitted that he’s disappointed with the people, who are opposing the film.

As soon as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s take on The Kerala Story went live, it was the film’s leading actress, Adah Sharma, who thanked the PM for his kind words. The actress thanked Narendra Modi for supporting their film that uncovers the reality of terrorism. An excerpt from her tweet could be read as:

"Standing ovation in theatres , the honourable PM mentioning our film #TheKeralaStory ,critics and audience applauding my performance."

Adah Sharma celebrate The Kerala Story success

Adah Sharma's net worth

As per multiple sources, Adah Sharma’s net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 10 crores. Apart from films and web series, Adah also does a lot of brand work on her social media, which is one of the prime sources of her income.

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Well, we hope Adah Sharma continues to lead the headlines for her acting performances for years to come. What are your thoughts about Adah’s performance in The Kerala Story? Let us know.

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