adah Sharma is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Hindi and Telugu-language films.

after finishing her schooling, made her acting debut with a leading role in the 2008 Hindi language horror film 1920, a box office succe

. Her portrayal of a possessed woman in the film was critically praised and earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.

After the release her romantic comedy film Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), she ventured into the South Indian film industries, making films in Telugu.

Adah Sharma was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai).[3] Her father, S. L. Sharma, was a captain in the merchant navy and her mother, is a classical dancer

When she was in tenth grade, she had decided that she wanted to become an actress.

She wanted to drop out of school but her parents insisted that she complete her schooling at least.

She has been dancing since the age of three, and has completed her graduation in Kathak from the Natraj Gopi Krishna Kathak Dance Academy in Mumba

She had learnt salsa for four months in the US, besides jazz and ballet, and has claimed to be "very good" at belly dancing.

She eventually landed the lead female role in the 2009 Hindi horror film 1920 opposite Rajneesh Duggal, directed by Vikram Bhatt