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Charmi was born in Mumbai, India and her family is of Punjabi background. She was studying in Carmelite Convent English High School in Vasai.
She acted in her first film, Nee Thodu Kaavali (released March 2002) where she acted as a house wife. This film was a big flop, but helped Charmi get noticed by the south Indian film industry. Her next film was Kadal Azhavatillai with Silambarasan which was also a flop. During this time she acted in a malayalam film directed by vinayan named 'Kattuchembakam'. This film also bombed in box office. hero was Jayasurya. After that she acted in a couple more Tamil films but they bombed at the box office.
Her re-entry to Telugu movies happened with Sri Anjaneyam, directed by ace director Krishna Vamsi. This too was a failed attempt. It was followed by another failure with Chanti, paired against Ravi Teja. She finally got a big break in Telugu with Gowri in which she paired with Sumanth. She didn't have to look back afterwards. The stupendous success of Mass with Nagarjuna strengthened her position in Tollywood.
Charmi's most indistinguishable and critically acclaimed film so far is Anukokunda Oka Roju. It was a heroine-oriented thriller and had her playing the lead in it. Her performance in the movie was acclaimed by critics.
Her recent film, Pournami, was a total failure , but her performance was appreciated. Though she did not learn Indian classical dances, her Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi dances in the film were appreciated by audiences.
Charmi's latest film Chinnodu is declared a safe-player at the box-office. Her next film, Rakhi (with NTR), is declared a HIT and Charmi's role is appreciated. Another film, Mantra, a thriller with Charmi in the lead role, is currently running with housefull shows. Her performance in the movie is appreciated by wide range of audience.
About friends, she states her best friends in the industry are Bhoomika Chawla and Genelia D'Souza and outside of the industry she says she is close to her childhood pals Sridhar Teegala and Anuradha Yadla.