Niharika Singh was born on 31 August 1982, is an Indian film actress and a former beauty queen. She won the title of Femina Miss India Earth in 2005 and made her acting debut with the film Miss Lovely, which competed in Un certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Niharika spent her childhood in various hill stations and small towns in the north of India since her father worked for Uttar Pradesh Tourism and after the state was divided, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Government of India. She recalls her first performance as “Bharat Mata” at the age of 4; did children theatre workshops with Sahitya Kala Parishad before she went to study in a boarding school, All Saints’ College, in Nainital.
Singh started modelling in Dehradun at the age of 17, doing local shows which she continued when she moved to New Delhi to pursue a degree in B.Com(H) at Shri Ram College of Commerce. Realizing commerce wasn’t her subject of interest, she dropped out of college and moved to Mumbai in 2003.