Actor Simran Natekar is a familiar face for anyone who visits the theatre. The actor is most well-known for her role as a concerned child in the government's 'No smoking' campaign which plays before films are played in theatres across India. Simran was eight at the time and since then, she has gone on to act in nearly 150 ads.
Simran has also acted in TV soaps and Bollywood films. Now, the young lady is set to make her debut in the south Indian film industry with a Kannada film.
According to a TNIE report, the film is titled Kaajal and Simran will star opposite Santhosh Balraj. The director of the film is Sumanth Kranthi.
Just sixteen, Simran is still in school. Describing her character in Kaajal, Simran reportedly said, "A bubbly, and a strong-minded girl from the USA, who comes to India only to spend time with her relatives in her village. That is when she meets the hero Santhosh, a middle-class boy, and falls in love with him. The story of a rich girl falling in love with a poor boy will always hold an appeal."
In the 'No Smoking' ad, Simran plays an innocent-looking child who is concerned about her dad's smoking habit and incessant cough. It is the longest running ad on creating awareness about the ill-effects of smoking.