Daisy Bopanna is an Indian actress in Bollywood and Kannada films. She also had acted in Telugu and Tamil language films. She has worked with Superstars like Kamal Hassan in Rama Shama Bhama, Upendra in Aishwarya, and Akshay Kumar in Garam Masala. She is the sister of renowned advertising professional, Devaiah Bopanna.
Bopanna?s family hails from Kodagu. Daisy 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. She is married to Amit Jaju, a forensic analyst and son of Prakash Jaju.
Being academically proficient and coming from an intellectual and highly educated family, Daisy 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 theater 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".
She starred in more than 150 regional ads before being cast in the Priyadarshan movie Garam Masala. She has also starred in a Tamil and Telugu film, opposite leading stars like Kamal Hassan, Ravi Teja and Ganesh. Her first ad film was with veteran ad film maker Rajiv Menon.