Shanoo Sharma

Shanoo Sharma

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Shanoo Sharma is a female casting director associated with Bollywood. She is best known for casting Ranveer Singh for Band Baaja Baaraat, for Yash raj Films. From Ranveer Singh to Arjun Kapoor, she has even worked with south Indian star Prithviraj who gave his first audition of his life, though he spent more than a decade in the industry. Currently an ace casting director of the industry, she is a star maker by her own right. At the age of 36+, she is the most sought after casting director in an industry who dedicates her full time to find the best from hundreds of faces she scans every day.


She had a short stint with Sudhir Mishra and Karan Johar, before she was called for Yash Raj Films, for their new film. She first picked Saqib Saleem and Saba Azad for Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011) and convinced Malayalam actor Prithviraj to do the lead cop role in Aurengazeb (2013), which he has done several times before. The casting director of Yash Raj Films - Shanoo has been associated with blockbusters like Dhoom 3, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, My Name is Khan and more than 30 other films to her credit.


She was born in Mumbai. But her childhood was spent across the country and she changed 7 schools. Her father is an hotelier who has many friends from film fraternity. Her elder brother, Sameer, is a writer and director who debut with the hit film - Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. Famous playback singer Mukesh was her maternal grandfather, and his paternal grandfather was film distributor B. M. Sharma. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is her cousin. Since the age of 17, she did odd jobs including assisting designer Manish Malhotra. It was her brother who suggested her to try casting Sudhir Mishra's upcoming film, “Khoya Khoya Chand”. Since then she regularly got work from Bollywood.

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Updated: October 30, 2017


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