Antara Mali was born on 11th May 1979. Antara Mali?s father is a famous commercial photographer. His name is Jagdish Mali. Her mother is a theatre actress. Her grandfather, Shantanu Mali, was a painter. Belonging to a family of artists, Antara had a natural flair for acting. It was not very difficult for Antara to get into films.
Antara Mali made her acting debut with the Telugu film PREM KATHA (1999). Her first Bollywood film was MAST (1999), where she played the role of Nisha. The film, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, was released in 1999. Also starring in the film were Urmila Matondkar, Aftab Shivdasani and Dalip Tahil. The film is a fantasy and musical romance. It shows how an ordinary boy falls in love and gets married to a film actress. His dream comes true. Thus the film shows elements of fantasy.
Her next film was KHILADI 420 (2000). It was released on 29th December 2000. The film was directed by Neeraj Vora. Her co-stars in the film were Akshay Kumar and Mahima Chaudhry. In the film, Ritu is the daughter of a rich industrialist. She gets married to Dev who works for her father. Later she realizes Dev?s connection with the underworld. She also realizes that Dev might have killed her dad.
Next she acted in COMPANY (2002). The film was an action and crime thriller. The director of this film is Ram Gopal Varma. His co-stars were Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal and Manisha Koirala. The film is a fiction which exposes Mumbai?s underworld.
Her next film was ROAD (2002) in which she played the role of Lakshmi. The director was Rajat Mukherjee. The other stars in the film were Manoj Bajpayee and Vivek Oberoi. Lakshmi is in love with Arvind Chauhan (Vivek). Her parents oppose their marriage. They decide to elope and get married. They allow Babu (Manoj) to ride with them who proves to be a foe. He rides away with Antara Mali. The whole film depicts their misadventure on the road.
She also acted in DARNA MANA HAI (2003). Directed by Prawal Raman, the film was released on 25th July. The other stars in the film were Sameera Reddy and Sohail Khan. The film narrates the horror stories told by six friends stranded on a highway. The film is a horror flick.
Her next film was the famous MAIN MADHURI DIXIT BANNA CHAHTI HOON! (2003). The director of the film is Chandan Arora. Also starring in the film are Rajpal Yadav and Asif Basra. The film is about a talented girl residing in the village who makes it to the mainstream cinema with the support of her husband.
Her next film in line was GAYAB (2004) which is a fantasy film. The film was released on 16th July. The director of the film is Prawal Raman. Also starring in the film are Rasika Joshi Tusshar Kapoor, and Ikhlaq Khan. The protagonist is an honest and simple guy whose low self-esteem makes him unable to pursue any higher education. He is in love with a girl but cannot confess his love to her. When the girl gets married to someone else, he is deeply perturbed. Then one day he finds the means of becoming invisible. He decides to avenge his wrongdoers.
Her next film was NAACH (2004). The film was again directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Starring opposite her was Abhishek Bachchan. Riteish Deshmukh was also her co-star in the film. The film was released on 12th November 2004. The plot of the film is as follows- Both Abhinav and Reva are struggling professionally. Abhinav wants to be an actor and Reva a choreographer. Abhinav gets famous soon but Reva has to struggle a lot. When Reva finally gets a break in a film owing to her talent, she realizes she has to work with Abhinav from whom she had drifted apart earlier.
Her next film was MR YA MISS (2005). The film was released on 2nd December in India. The film was directed by Antara Mali herself who had also written the story. Also starring in the film are Riteish Deshmukh and Divya Dutt. In the film, a womanizer is killed by one of his girlfriends. In his next life, he is born as a woman as a punishment for his misdeeds in his previous life.
She has also directed and written the screenplay for MR YA MISS (2005).
She has two tattoos on her body, one on her hand and another on her curvaceous body. Her alternate name is Antara Mali