I remember a school assignment from my childhood where we were asked to write a paragraph on our favourite TV serial. I was so confused between Son Pari and Shaka Laka Boom Boom but went ahead with the latter. A bunch of crazy kids, a secret magic pencil and no evil queen, could a kid ask for more?
My favourite character, like most girls my age then, was not Sanju but Karuna, the pretty and smart friend who always had Sanju's back. So much that I started wearing hairbands because of her. What a dork!
The show aired in 2000. Today 18 years later, it's Karuna aka Hansika Motwani's 27th birthday, and damn, we feel so old! Apart from SLBB, Hansika appeared as a child artiste in Hrithik Roshan's Koi... Mil Gaya in 2003 until... BAM... four years later in 2007, she was cast as the female lead romancing Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Ka Suroor!
...to this in just four years!
Can you believe that's a 15-year-old?
What a transformation!
Since then, Hansika has done a ton of Tollywood movies as the lead and is still going strong. Here are 10 looks of the actress that are making our hair grey just looking at them.
This striped jumpsuit can take you from the boardroom to the bar stylishly. Accessorise with oxidised jewellery for a statement look like Hansika.
This wedding season, flowers are the only accessory we need with our saree to look like the perfect shaadi guest.
Unbore your black jeggings with a statement top like Hansika's. PS. You can never go wrong with a smokey eye effect to up your mood and your day.
Blue jeans and white shirt days are the best, aren't they? Trade your white shirt for a cool white top and take your OOTD from basic to boss.
This summer, upgrade your pantsuit with a skirt suit and make work look like a vacation.
A coordinate set is the easiest way to get ready for an event. Take a cue from Hansika and leave the 'I've nothing to wear' drama behind.
When not in the mood to dress up for work, wear a two-piece set with sneakers and you're done. Let your sunglasses take care of the rest.
We would like to place an order for a basic white shirt. And could you hold the basic and throw extra panache on it? Thank you!
We know what we are wearing to the next monochrome Monday - a colour-blocked striped top with high-waisted wide-legged pants.
The ruffled lehenga skirt trend is the chicest way to look like a princess. Hansika is proof of it, ladies.
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