Namrata Shirodkar is an Indian actress and former model known for her works in Bollywood. shirodkar was born on 22 January 1972 in a Maharashtrian family of Goan origin. She is the elder sister of the actress Shilpa Shirodkar, and the granddaughter of noted Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari
Shirodkar worked as a model, and was crowned Miss India in 1993. She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and finished in sixth place, The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen as first runner-up.
Shirodkar met Telugu cinema actor Mahesh Babu on the sets of their movie Vamsi. They began dating shortly after filming finished. They married on 10 February 2005 at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu during the shooting of Athadu. Shirodkar now lives in Hyderabad with her husband. Their first child, a boy named Gautam Krishna Ghattamaneni, was born on 31 August 2006. Their second child, a daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni was born on 20 July 2012.