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Ishaa Koppikar is an Indian actress and model. She has acted in Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood and the Kannada film industry.
Ishaa Koppikar was born in Mumbai, in 1976. She went to Ram Narain Ruia College in Mumbai and studied Life Sciences. While in college, she did a model shoot for Gautam Rajadhyaksha. She took part in the 1995 Miss India Contest, won the Miss Talent Crown and modeled for L'Oreal, Rexona, Camay, Tips & Toes and Coca-Cola, among others.
Ishaa Koppikar's career started in Kollywood, where she was paired opposite Prashanth in "Kaadhal Kavidai". A lot of the film was shot in London and became a blockbuster following its release, winning the lead actors rave reviews and Koppikar winning the Filmfare Best Female Debut (Tamil).
A red belt in Taekwondo, Isha owns a German Shepherd dog called Mowgli, and her concern for animals has led her to become a spokesperson for the animal charity PETA, appearing in an advertising campaign in 2006. In 2007 she was chosen to be the face of Italian fashion company Police Watches and Jewellery in India.