Known in the industry as the 'Khallas girl', Isha Koppikar shot to fame with her song number in Ram Gopal Verma's movie Company. She is 5'7", tall, beautiful and talented girl born in 1976. Isha's performance in Company mezmerised movie goers.
She had actually started her glamour career with modelling. Modelling assignments trickled in after she did a photo shoot with 'Gautam Rajyadhyaksha' when she was still in junior college. But that was just the beginning. She had done modelling for 'Deepam sarees', 'Ponds', 'Camay', 'Rexona', 'Synergy', 'Coke', 'L'Oreal' and 'Tips & Toes'. She also did five or six ramp shows. But in 1995 at the Miss India 1995 contest, she won the "Miss Talent crown".
Coming from a family of academics, she first finish her degree in Life Sciences in Ruia College, Mumbai. After that her first film was in Tamil, En Swasa Katre. She was cast opposite 'Arvind Swamy', who was at the peak of his fame at that time. The film got rave reviews and she was expected to be a big hit in the south.
Though her work was in the South, her heart was set on making a name for herself in Mumbai. She did small roles in Fiza and Pyar, Ishq aur Mohabbat. Some of the other movies that released are Sanjay Gupta's multistarrer Kaante, Plan with Dino Morea. But she got the much wanted and needed break from Ram Gopal Verma. Her item song "Khallas" became all the rage. She is nominated as a villian for film Qayamat. In Pinjar her performance was good but any how film didn't work.
Today Ishaa Khoppikar has grown beyond being just a sizzling item girl. Ishaa proved her talent by doing films like Inteqaam, Krishna Cottage, Humraahi and Raakh. In all of these she was in lead roles.