April 4, 1976
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Rishibala Naval (born 4 April 1976), better known by her stage name Simran is an award-winning Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. She is considered to be one of the most versatile actresses in India. Her noted films include Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Vaali, Priyamaanavale, Parthen Rasithen, Pammal K. Sambandam and Kannathil Muthamittal. She recently appeared in the 2008 blockbuster Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon, costarring Surya Sivakumar.
Simran was born as the first daughter to Ashok Naval and Saradha Naval on 4 April 1976. She has two sisters, late Monal, an actress who committed suicide, and Jyothi Naval and a brother named Sumith. She finished her B. Com., in Mumbai and was doing modelling simultaneously. Then she came to film industry. She speaks Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi, English. Simran is a versatile dancer and can perform Bharatanatyam with the same ease as she performs Salsa. She married Deepak Bagga, a long time friend and a commander for Kingfisher Airlines, on 2 December 2003. They have a son ‘Adheep’ born on 11 June 2005 (like vivi). Now she acts on serials at her spare time.