Here is a complete guide to Adah Sharma, the actress who stars in the controversial movie The Kerala Story.
The film “The Kerala Story” directed by Sudipto Sen has sparked controversy in the country since its trailer release. The film is based on the alleged radicalization and conversion of young Hindu women to Islam in Kerala, followed by their induction into the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The film has faced opposition from the Kerala government, as well as political parties like the Congress and CPM, who have accused it of being a propaganda piece and attempting to “create communal divide”.
The movie depicts the journey of three girls from Kerala who are compelled to convert to Islam and join ISIS. Adah Sharma plays one of those three girls and is the lead character in “The Kerala Story”. The movie was released in cinemas on May 5. (All images are from Adah Sharma’s Instagram account.)
Adah Sharma’s family
Adah Sharma was born in Mumbai to parents with diverse backgrounds. Her father, SL Sharma, was from Tamil Nadu and served as a captain in the Indian Merchant Navy, while her mother, Sheila Sharma, is a classical dancer from Kerala.
Adah Sharma’s education
Adah Sharma left her studies after finishing school to pursue dance and acting in movies. She completed her graduation in Kathak, a classical Indian dance form, and also learned other dance styles like salsa, jazz, and ballet.
Adah Sharma’s films and net worth
Adah Sharma entered the film industry with her debut in the horror movie “1920” in 2008. She has since appeared in various other films, including “Hasee Toh Phasee”, “S/O Satyamurthy”, “Kshanam”, and “Commando 3”, among others. According to reports, her net worth is over Rs 10 crore.
Adah Sharma in The Kerala Story
In “The Kerala Story”, Adah Sharma portrays the character of Shalini Unnikrishnan, a Hindu woman from Kerala who is coerced into converting to Islam after her marriage to a Muslim man. She is compelled to take on the name Fatima and subsequently joins the terrorist organization ISIS.
Adah Sharma defends Sudipto Sen’s film
Amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding “The Kerala Story”, produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Adah Sharma took to Twitter and urged everyone protesting against the film to watch it first before forming any opinions.