Melbourne born Bollywood Star Pallavi Sharda is crowned this year’s Moomba Queen. Cricket’s romantic hero Shane Warne is named the King of Moomba.
“It’s a bit like giving Prince Philip a knighthood – I’ve made the king of spin the king of Moomba,” Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said of Warne’s appointment.
Doyle added that
“But they both represent a part of Melbourne – they both grew up in Melbourne, and they’re now internationally renowned,”
He said Sharda was a “Melbourne girl through and through” and also “no stranger to cricket” – the 26-year-old made her film debut in 2013 Australian cricketing comedy Save Your Legs.
Warne, in Melbourne for the upcoming cricket World Cup, said the Moomba crown was the “best thing I’ve ever worn on my head” – even better than a baggy green.
Pallavi said “It’s an honour to be part of Moomba, and to stand beside Shane who’s such a magnificent Melburnian and someone that I’ve always watched fondly when he’s on the cricket pitch.
“I live in Mumbai, but I’m so proud to be a Melburnian.”
This year’s Moomba Festival will run from March 6 to 9.
Pallavi Sharda – Brief Info – Courtesy: www.wikipedia.com
Sharda was born on 5 March 1988 in Perth, Australia to Dr. Hema Sharda (Director of South Asian Relations at the University of Western Australia), and Dr. Nalin Kant Sharda (Professor of Computer Science at Victoria University).Her parents are from Delhi, her father is Punjabi. Both her parents are IIT alumni and have PhDs in science and engineering. They migrated to Australia in the 1980s before she was born.Sharda came to Melbourne as a toddler where she grew up in the outer north-western suburbs. She went to school at Lowther Hall in Essendon and commenced her LLB and BA (Media & Communications) & Diploma in Modern Languages (French) at the University of Melbourne, at the age of 16 and graduated with honours.Sharda shifted base from Melbourne to Mumbai in 2010
Movies Pallavi Sharda acted
2010 My Name Is Khan Dus Tola Walkaway
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi
2013 Save Your Legs , Besharam