Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut in the Telugu film Desamuduru , winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut South. She then appeared in a couple of highbudget Telugu films, including Kantri and Maska . She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham , Oru Kal Oru Kannadi , Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru and Maan Karate .
Hansika Motwani was born to Pradeep Motwani, a businessman and Mona Motwani, a dermatologist. She has a brother Prashant Motwani. Her mother tongue is Sindhi and she is a Buddhist. She was born in Mumbai.