Isha Chawla (born 6 March 1988) is an Indian film actress, appearing primarily in Telugu films. Chawla made her debut in Tollywood with Prema Kavali opposite debutant Aadi under K. Vijaya Bhaskar’s direction. Prema Kavali received an overwhelming response at the box office and Chawla made her place in the industry with her first film itself. Chawla was not only appreciated by her audiences for her histrionics but also received “The Most Promising Face (2012) MAA Award”. She closely resembles yesteryear actress Kajal Kiran.
Isha Chawla was born in Delhi. Her father S.K Chawla is a professional and mother Veenu Chawla is a house wife. Isha is the youngest of three children with two elder sisters Sajal and Ankita. Isha completed her schooling from Modern High School Delhi and graduated in political science from KHALSA college Delhi university. Isha Chawla is a Buddhist and is dedicatedly attached to the Buddhist Organization Soka Gakkai International.
Chawla started her career with theatre group what IFF Mumbai, she did a three-month training program in acting from Barry John Acting Studio after which she continued doing theatre. Chawla did a few commercial adds and many corporate shoots.
She made her film debut with K. Vijay Bhaskar’s Prema Kavali in 2011 under the RR Movie Makers Banner, which went on to be a big success and ran for over 100 days. Chawla was appreciated for her performance and also received the most promising face of the year Award.
Even though the success of Prema Kavali fetch her many offers, Chawla’s love towards theatre took her back to Gurgaon to do theatre with differently abled/special needs children.
Chawla made her break through, through her second release opposite Sunil in Poola Rangadu in 2012 which was a success at the box office and left the young actress flooded with praises. Her second release in 2012 was Srimannarayana alongside actor Balakirshna, Chawla got compliments for her comedy timing in this movie.
After three consecutive films under RR Movie Makers the actress signed her first outside RR movie maker film Mr. Pellikoduku which was a remake of the Hindi film Tanu weds Manu. She said “I feel fortunate to have been offered this role”. though the film Mr. Pellikoduku released in 2013 received mixed reviews and a lukewarm response at the box office, the actress gathered both criticism and praises for choosing to do the bold character of Tanu.
In 2014, Chawla was cast against Allari Naresh in Jump Jilani, remake of Kalakalappu. She got loads of applauses for her comedy timing and her performance in a role which is very traditional and dynamic.
In 2015 the long due Kannada film ‘Viraats shooting started opposite Challenging star Darshan. If this film started in it’s due time this would have been Chawla’s first film. Never the less Virat faired well at the box office in 2016 and once Again Chawla who played the character of a Pujari’s brash and unoppologetic daughter, received praises for her performance .
Chawla will next be seen in Ms Raju’s RUM in which she plays the character of Meneka an outgoing modern girl. Of her film, Chawla wrote on a social networking site, “there happen to be some stunts in the film which would be performed under the guidance of Vijjayan master, did my first rope shot today, have some bruises, but I guess I can live with it”.
In 2017 Isha Chawla started her own NGO “AMANYA FOUNDATION” which works for Differently Abled /special needs.The Foundation is dedicated to take various forms of art to the differently abled and underprivileged. In Aug 2017 they traveled to Srilanka with the play titled ‘JUGNU’,which tells a story of a courageous bird who wants to fulfill his dream , even though the whole community would go against him. Chawla at present is dedicated to bring a change in the lives of these children.