Antra Maali daughter of ace-photographer ‘Jagdish Maali’. She was slow to start under the arc lamps. Breakthrough came for her with a brief cameo offer in Mast, after which the film’s director ‘Ramgopal Varma’ not only became her mentor but also a savior for her non-happening career.
Antra Maali acted as an author-backed role in Ramu’s film Company opposite Vivek Oberoi from where she was groomed as an actress and she graduated from second fiddle roles to being a heroine in Ramu’s Road. Antara made her Bollywood debut in a small budget film called Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge. The film went unnoticed and to Antara’s dismay her second film Dum Dum Diga Diga was shelved halfway through.
Then she came in Ramgopal Varma’s Darna Mana Hai which has six stories interwoven together into a single movie. In the first story she is acting with Sohail Khan which revolves around a young, married couple stuck in the middle of a dense forest. Then she snapped up the in the leading role in Ramgopal Varma’s film with an unusual title Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. The film is said to be based on a heroine-oriented story and will have Antara pairing with the lesser-known Rajpal Yadav.
Antara Mali will play Tusshar Kapoor’s love interest in an untitled film to be made by Ramgopal Varma.