Bhumi Pednekar was born on the 18th of July in 1989 to a Maharashtrian father and a Haryanvi mother. She is a Mumbai resident and did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu Mumbai.
Before she debuted as an actress through 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' she worked as an assistant to the casting director of the famous 'Yash Raj Films.'
Her first boss was Abhimanyu Ray and has assisted him in casting for films like Chak De! India, Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year and Teen Patti.
While she was working in YRF as an assistant, she auditioned a lot of girls for the lead character in 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha.' But every girl she auditioned was rejected. Once she just tried to enact the character. She thought of this act as a demo that would be used to brief the other actors, but surprisingly the casting people chose the act as an audition, and she was found to be perfect for the part and hence was given the role in the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Rani Mukerji reportedly saw portions of Dum Laga Ke Haisha and liked Bhumi's work so much that she personally looked for Bhumi in the YRF office and congratulated her.
Bhumi has been a part of the industry from a long time now. Though she has debuted recently, she has been working at the Yash Raj Films for more than six years.
Bhumi is a total filmy girl and is in deep love with films. So much that she has watched KRK's movie 'Deshdrohi' for over 100 times.
Bhumi has always been in good shape in real life but to justify the character that she plays in her debut film, she had to gain a lot of weight. Bhumi gained around 10-15 kg of weight to resemble the character.
Soon after her first movie the actress lost the entire extra weight to regain her stunning shape and beauty.
She won many accolades for her performance from Stardust best female debut to Filmfares' best female debut.
Now that she has successfully entered Bollywood, she has already signed a contract with Yash Raj Films for three movies.