Daisy Bopanna is an Indian actress who appears primarily in Kannada cinema. Daisy Bopanna has worked with actors like Upendra in Aishwarya, Kamal Hassan in Rama Shama Bhama and Akshay Kumar in Garam Masala.
Daisy Bopanna family hails from Kodagu (also known by its Anglicised former name of Coorg). Daisy Bopanna did her schooling from Aurobindo School, pre-university at Kumarans College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chitrakala Parishat in Bangalore, Karnataka. Daisy Bopanna is married to Amit Jaju, a forensic analyst and son of Prakash Jaju. Her brother is an eminent advertising professional working in Mumbai.
Being academically proficient and coming from an intellectual and highly educated family, Daisy Bopanna was interested in pursuing a career in advertising as a copywriter. But the call of the entertainment industry proved too strong and she put on hold her intellectual ambitions and opted to work in front of the camera
She started with theater, working for a short time with B. Jayasri’s Spandana theatre camp and also contemporary English theatre with Preetam Koilpillai, and never looked back. Her first movie Bimba (The Image) was sent to the prestigious Berlin & Frankfurt Film Festival, winning international awards. The movie, directed by Kavitha Lankesh, explored the exploitation of child artistes in the film industry. Her later work in Bhagavan with Darshan earned her the tag of “Spicy Daisy”
|Native name||ಡೈಸಿ ಬೋಪಣ್ಣ|
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
|Spouse(s)||Amit Jaju (m. 2011)|