Papiya Sengupta is a well-known small screen actor. She has appeared on the shows like Alif Laila, Fear Files, Sali Gharwali aur Baharwali.
In Alif Laila Sengupta played the role of Princess Gulafsha of Naglistaan.
She played the role of Madhu Dobriyal, step mother of Karan Kundra in the show Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani. She had also changed her look drastically by losing a lot of weight.
Mrinal Dutt was born in Delhi, and he did his schooling in the capital too. He was enthusiastic about acting from a very young age, and he used to do small gigs in front of his family members, and his mother would capture his gimmicks on the camera. While growing up, Mrinal developed an interest in Cricket and was a cricketer but still Mrinal had the fondness for performing arts.
Mrinal used to take part in the college theater and soon realized that acting was natural to him but still he didn’t consider making a life in the film industry. It happened when, he shifted to Mumbai for a job and soon things started occurring.
Mrinal started doing some ads with famous actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Nargis Fakhri and many more and even did some South Indian films. He got his first opportunity to work in the TV industry with Channel V’s show called Roomies, where Mrinal played the character of Zizou and after that he worked in some episodes for shows like Pyaar Tune Kya Kia and many more. His big breakthrough came when he was chosen to play the role of a student detective for Star Plus’ Private Investigator, where he played the character of Raffe Roy Choudhary, a young Criminology student who gets involved in solving criminal cases with a different perspective than the usual ones.
The show is a super hit among the audience and his performances in the show have received an overwhelming response.
Sarika Nanda was born on 1st Nov in Agra. Her Father Name is Mr. Onkar Nanda, who was born in Gujranwala Punjab, now in Pakistan, and came to Mumbai in 1952. And Her Mother Name is Mrs. Aruna Nanda, born in Hoshiarpur Punjab India. Sarika's Brother Sandeep Nanda was born in Agra. He did his Graduation from Mumbai University and Joined Army in 1986 and took his retirement after the Kargil war in 1999. Sarika Nanda did her schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Mumbai. Did her graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai; she was highly active in Dramas And Dance. Sarika Nanda is a lady who can be considered as beauty with brains and determination. Sarika Nanda is an actress by profession. Sarika Nanda is a great actor who has acted in a variety of serials and movies with many productions. The Actor is full of expressions. Sarika has the good experience with the best of Production houses, Best of Directors And Actors like Balaji Telefilms, Rajshri Productions, Shreya Creations, 20 20 Productions, UTV, Endemol, Hats Off, Neela Telefilms, Shakuntalam, Ravi Ojha Productions Conti led and many more. She has justified as many as 60 characters in Ads, films, and serials. An actor with many emotions and natural acting.
Her beauty and her simplicity with the cherry of hard work has led her to reach to such heights in an industry and took her long way ahead. Sarika's credit to stardom script from a struggle to glamor goes to her hard work, perseverance and sincerity. ”You can change your destiny” is the true saying proved by her. She always tries her best to justice to her characters each and every time, be it Gossip Aunty in "Kitni Mohabbat Hai" or the diametric opposite character of the mother in law in Yaha Main Ghar Ghar Kheli - she never compromises with perfection. Sarika being a great actor catches your breathe even in dances. This proves that she was so multitalented. In 2003, Sarika Nanda did her Voice Modulation course and dubbed her voice for various cartoon characters & regional films. In 2004, she did her Acting Course for which Sarika received her Convocational for Best Actor student of Arena Multimedia of India at Wellingkar College Mumbai. Sarika Nanda has received more than 11 awards for Drama & Dance. Sarika Nanda didn’t get things easily in life; She had to struggle for every achievement be it her studies, stage shows and now as an Actor. After her graduation Sarika joined Kasper Dance Academy to learn the Art of Western & Bollywood Dance.
They got associated with Boogie Woogie and later got to Assist her Kasper Sir in few films like Kya Kehna, Army, Rangeela, Arzoo, Kuch Kuch Hota, Dil To Pagal Hai. As a voice over artist, she decided to quit the dubbing to start her career in Acting. When she was asked in an interview, “How you managed to come this far in your career?” She replied "Credit to my Mom in Law, who had faith in me and my talent. ” She was always a keen learner who would love to learn different things. She is a born dancer. She learned Bharatnatyam & Kathak, gave numerous stage performances. She even became Choreographer at a very young age. In 2002, Sarika Nanda had setup her own Dance Academy by the name of "Sarika Nanda Institute of Performing Arts" (SNIPA). Eagerly when we asked, “What she loved More Dancing or Acting? She Said Acting, as this has given me immense popularity, but someday she wants to see SNIPA grow and reach the heights of glory
Sudha Shivpuri was born on 17th July 1937 in the state of Madhya Pradesh. She got married to Om Shivpuri, and she was also called upon by the name of Meetu Amba. She was a very popular Bollywood Television and movie actress. Her acting was simply versatile, and she just always did performance oriented roles.
Her wedding with Om Shivpuri happened in 1968. She did her schooling in Rajasthan, and she took up the career of acting at a very earlier phase of her life. She got into acting during her class eight and made it on account of her interest in acting. Her spouse and she had a theater of their own.
They worked out many projects that turned up so successfully. The couple got shifted to Mumbai in the year 1974 when her husband got many projects from Mumbai. She got a chance to act for the big screen, and her debut movie happened out to be Swami, that got released in the year 1977 under the direction of Basu Chatterjee. After making her part in the huge success of the Bollywood movie as an actress, she got back to the Television serials.
She had just stunned in the movies that she acted, and her fame got so viral. Thereby, she turned up a lot of her fan followers, who adored her acting, and became so fond of her. She resumed back to the Television world as playing grandmother's role. It was a comeback for her, and people cherished her presence in TV. Her comeback took place in the year 2000. She also made her comeback to the big screen with the movie Pinjar in the year 2003.
The movie was apparently based on a novel. It was a huge delight for fans to see her acting after an immense break. She had a son namely Vineet, and a daughter namely Ritu. She was passed away on May 2015 on account of a severe heart attack. She was a great personality, and role model for all the new coming actresses. She received many awards for her lovely acting.
Sheeba Chaddha was born in Delhi in the year 1973 and is a graduate in English from the renowned Hans Raj College in Delhi University. While in college, she developed a liking for acting and theatre and discovered that this field interested her. Pursuing this interest, she went on to become a television, stage and movie actress. Sheeba Chaddha has been known to play characters that are impactful and pivotal in the story of the film. She made her debut in the Bollywood industry with the movie Dil Se in which is a love story set in the backdrop of an insurgent north-east India. She then appeared in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Aishwarya Rai’s sister.
She went on to act in various noted films such as Parzania, Delhi-6, in which she played the role of the younger daughter in law of the family and Luck By Chance, in which she portrayed the middle-class sister trying to behave ‘rich’ of Juhi Chawla. She was seen in Talaash as well, as a sex worker. She acted in a short film, ‘Prakata Het Yad’ which was in Gibberish, which also won the Audience Choice Award for Short Film. She very recently appeared in the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha in the year 2015 as the quirky Buaji. Apart from being a film actress, she has also acted in various Hindi television soaps. Her one of the first appearances was in Love Marriage in the year 2002 and then returned to television in 2007 with the sitcom Kasturi. She has also acted in Na Aana Iss Des Laado, Kitani Mohabbat Hai and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge. She also appeared in the very popular TV show movie actress and had acted in various lauded stage plays. She acted alongside Rajat Kapoor in C for Clown and in another noted play
The Blue Mug with Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma. She has played the lead role of Desdemona in Othello and of Hedda in an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler. She is also a part of ‘The Company Theatre’, a running theatre group in Mumbai.
Chesta Bhagat is an Indian television actress who is mainly known for her role for Splitsvilla on MTV. She was born on 13th January 1989 in Delhi. Chesta has also worked for some time as a model. She mainly listens to trance and hip hop music, and her favorite sport is volleyball. She has also acted in several commercial advertisements including some for the World Bank, BPTP Builder and Massey Tractors. She is also a successful model and has modeled for many companies as well as participated in a few fashion shows like the Delhi Fashion Fiesta. Her main hobbies are travelling, sleeping and shopping.
She became famous after the end of Splitsvilla 2 in which she had participated. She has acted in many television serials including Star One’s Horror Nights, Pyaar ka Bandhan on Sony TV, and Kitni Mohobbat Hai on NDTV Imagine. She also had a brief role in the Star Plus serial called Navya. The actress’s latest project was in Channel V’s teen show called The Buddy Project as Babita Malik aka Bobby. She received praise for her portrayal of Bobby as an eleventh standard tomboy schoolgirl. She has been free and has not acted in another serial after the conclusion of the Buddy Project.
Mihika Verma is a model and actress known for her roles in Indian television serials. She is a model-turned-actress who made her acting debut with the tele-serial Virruddha. After her success in Virruddha, she was featured in another popular show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and received widespread appreciation.
Mihika is was a contestant in various beauty shows and has the experience of several fashion show and television commercials for brands like Britania 50:50, Sunsilk and McDonalds.
After the success with Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, she was featured in Baat Hamari Paki Hai as Neeta. She has also played the role of Super Villain in Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath.
In Star Plus's Ye Hai Mohabatein, she is portraying the role of a happy-go-lucky, positive girl who is a sister to brave hearted Ishita Iyer. The role of Ishita Iyer is played by Divyanka Tripathi.
She has also appeared in several serials like Dharampatni, Ranbir Rano, Ek Thhi Naayka, Kitani Mohabbat Hai and Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi Sajana.
Mishkhat Verma, another popular television serial actor from Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya fame is her sibling. Mishkat has repeatedly mentioned that his sister is the biggest inspiration he has.
Born to a Sindhi family in Mumbai on 5th March 1974, Hiten Tejwani was passionate about acting from an early age. He completed his schooling from Saint Francis D'Assisi High School, Mumbai and then graduated from Jai Hind College. The acting bug bit him during his college days, when he joined the Ankur Theatre Group. He made his television debut in “Ghar Ek Mandir” in the year 2000. His talent was quickly recognized and he soon became a household name as he started bagging one television show after another. He played the role of a supporting actor in three television soaps before getting to play the lead role of “Pratham Mittal” in the immensely popular TV serial ‘Kutumb’ in the year 2001. Gauri Pradhan starred opposite him in ‘Kutumb’ whom Hiten later went on to marry in real life.
After completing ‘Kutumb’, Hiten and Gauri joined one of the most popular shows ever made on Indian Television, “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and his role of Karan Virani was widely appreciated by the critics as well as the audience. He also replaced Sushant Singh Rajput in the popupar TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” as Manav Deshmukh. He featured in reality shows such as “Nach Baliye Season 2” and “Kabhii Kabhi Pyar Kabhii Kabhi Yaar” along with his wife Gauri. He also played supporting roles in various films such as Joggers Park, Krishna Cottage and Anwar. He has also acted in the upcoming film “Its Entertainment” starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role.
Name of serials (Lead Roles): Kutumb, Miit, Koi Dil Mein Hai, Kesar, Kasauti Zindagi Key, Pavitra Rishta
DOB: 5th March 1974
Movies acted: Joggers Park, Krishna Cottage, Anwar, Its Entertainment(Unreleased)
Karan Kundra is a dashing, handsome, sexy, stylish and versatile Indian Television actor. He was born on October 11, 1984, at Jalandhar, Punjab, India. This Punjabi boy has been ruling the small screen ever since his debut in 2009. Born in a rich Punjabi family, this Punjabi Munda belongs to Jalandhar and is a perfect mix of desi and western if we talk about his personality and looks. He has the attitude and also the potential of becoming a star. He is very popular for his debut serial as Arjun Punj in the romantic drama serial, Kitani Mohabbat Hai in 2009.
Karan got killer looks with a versatile brain. Besides rocking the small screen, he was a successful model and a very successful businessman. He is running an international call center and successful infrastructure businesses. He is the youngest member of his family. He has three sisters, and although he is a star, he is responsible enough to take care of his family.
Being a Punjabi brat, he is well accepted by Punjabi film industry and he has featured in many hit Punjabi films, and many successful TV shows as well. From 2009 to 2010, he appeared as Veeru in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai on Sony Entertainment Television, followed by the thriller TV series, Aahat in 2010. He played the role of Harsha Khandeparkar on Sony TV. He was one of the Mast Kalandar Boys on the Season 2 of the dance reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha in 2010. From the same year, he was given a part in the second season of Kitani Mohabbat Hai. He plays the lead male role of the silent and shy, Arjun Singhania, the son of an arrested criminal who fell in love with a chirpy girl, Arohi. He also got a chance to host a show named ‘Gumrah End of Innocence’, a television crime series and there is no doubt that he did well.
In 2012, he appeared as Karan Kapoor in the 12th Episode of the anthology series, Teri Meri Love Stories under Star Plus, following with the India soap, V t Serial on Channel V India. He is presently working with the new thriller show, MTV Fanaah on MTV India. He essayed the role of Vivan, a heartbroken vampire who was orphaned on his early days. He claims that Fanaah has made him feel sexier. He has got a huge fan following, and it is expected to increase by a huge margin. Aside from doing television shows, Karan also did few films like the Punjabi musical film, ‘Pure Punjabi’ in 2012. He also entered Bollywood and did the dramatic horror film, ‘Horror Story’ as the lead male character of Neel in 2013. From the same year, Karan did the Jatt Romantic and Control Bhaji Control, followed with Mere Yaar Kaminey in 2014.
Recently, Karan co-hosted an episode of MTV Webbed along with Kritika Kamra. This show hurled the two into fame. This is also the show where Karan and Kritika fell in love with each other but eventually broke up after the show. Karan was also rumored to be married to her Delhi stylist girlfriend, Aanchal Singh.
He is currently seen in MTV Roadies as one of the mentors.
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Karan Kundra is a prominent Indian actor who became popular for his role as Arjun Punj in the Balaji Telefilms Kitani Mohabbat Hai on NDTV Imagine.
Karan was born on October 11, 1984, in Jalandhar, Punjab, India to a Punjabi Khatri family. He is one of Mr. India finalists in the year 2008. He studied in Jalandhar and Rajasthan and took up a degree in MBA in U.S.A. He was reportedly dating Kritika Kamra whom he worked with in a daily soap.
In 2009, the actor played as Veeru on Sony TV’s Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai, followed by a role in the horror thriller series, Aahat. In 2010, he joined the dance reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus. Karan played as Arjun Singhania, along with Kritika Kamra in the second season of Kitani Mohabbat Hai. Then, he hosted three seasons of the television crime series, Gumrah: End of Innocence from the year 2012 to 2014. He was also seen in the anthology series, Teri Meri Love Stories opposite Pooja Sharma in 2012. In the same year, he appeared in ‘V The Serial’ and played as a vampire in the first and second season of MTV Fanaah. This year, he is working in the youth-oriented show, MTV Roadies on MTV India and He Ticket on the same channel.
His debut on the silver screen started in the Punjabi musical drama film, Pure Punjabi in 2012. He played the main lead role in the Bollywood horror film, Horror Story by Ayush Raina. He also donned the soon-to-be-released Punjabi film titled, Jatt Romantic together with Diljit Dosanjh. He is also working in films like Mere Yaar Kaminey and Control Bhaji Control.
After he had been featured in Punjabi films, the actor was slated to perform in Hindi films. His next flick is the psychological thriller film, Rum Pum Posshh together with Prateik Babbar, followed by a film entitled, Dilphire.
Shresth Kumar is a famous TV actor. He has been recognized among the common people for his character named ‘Salil Mittal’. This was the character through which he made his first appearance in ‘Kitani Mohabbat Hai’, a soap opera, that was telecasted in NDTV Imagine during the year 2009. He was born during the year 1988 and his birth place is Delhi. Currently, he resides in Mumbai with his parents and younger brother. He is a Hindu.
He was always passionate about acting. Since he did not want to waste time on higher education, Shresth became a part of a news channel. He worked with that news channel for about one year. Prior to this, he completed his graduation and a Mass media course. He became famous for his acting in a series called ‘Sawaare Sabke Sapne … Preeto’. In this series, he took the name, ‘Sunny’. This series was telecasted on Imagine TV during 2011 and 2012. He was also seen in ‘Bairi Piya’, a love story that was telecasted on Colors TV.
After this, he was also seen in ‘Na Aana Is Des Laado’, which was also aired in Colors TV. During the year 2012, he appeared in ‘Hum Ne Li Hai … Shapath’, a crime series. During the same year, he was also seen in ‘Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage’ of Sony TV. During the years 2013 and 2014, Shresth Kumar appeared in ‘Ek Bood Ishq’, a drama series and ‘Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki’, a soap opera respectively. He also appeared in ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’, which is being aired on Zee TV from the year 2012.
Pooja Gaur is an Indian television actress having acted in several TV serials. She was born on 1st June 1991 in Ahmedabad, India. She did her schooling in A.G. School, Ahmedabad. She first appeared in 2009 in the NDTV Imagine serial Kitani Mohabbat Hai, playing the sister role of the show's main character. Her main breakthrough came soon as she was roped in the lead role to play Pratigya in Star Plus's popular show Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya that was ranked 2nd in Top 10 shows.
She acted so well that she was able to nail the Star Parivar Awards for three consecutive years from 2010-2012. Then, she played bit part roles in few other serials like V The Serial, Ek Thhi Naayka. She also took part in a reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014. Other reality based program in which she acted includes Savdhaan India. In the meantime, she won the Kalakar Award for Best Actress in Indian Television. She also bagged the Promising New Talent Award and Indian Television Academy Award. In 2015, she made a comeback to the small screen in the fiction-medical drama Ek Nayi Ummeed that was aired on Life OK channel. She played the lead role of Dr. Roshni, and it looked like Grey's Anatomy at the beginning but was not able to produce success as the latter one.
It was rumored that Pooja was dating fellow actor Raj Singh Arora. She met him when she moved to Mumbai and intended to marry him in the future but till now there is no news about their wedding bells. Pooja is also currently learning Kickboxing.
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Rakshanda Khan, the 41 years glamourous lady born in Mumbai on 27 September 1974. She was born in a Muslim family & has three brothers. She graduated with B.A. in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College in 1995. In a dance reality show Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar, she met Sachin Tyagi in 2008 & got married to the actor on 15 March 2014 in Mumbai.
They have one child named Enaya Tyagi. She is well known as a former model, anchor & actor in the Indian Television Industry. She won acclaims for her gray shade roles in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi, Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi & playing the villain in KasamhSe. She, with her majestic & sweet voice, grabbed the opportunity to lend her voice in Hollywood’s Blockbusters like Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Mummy, Total Recall & Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation. She also voiced in the Hollywood animated movie, The Incredibles. Her Television graph in a sequence: Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi as Mallika Seth: With Mona Singh & Apurva Agnihotri in the lead this most popular serial of that period broadcasted on Sony Entertainment Television.
Rakshanda played the character of Apurva’s ex-wife in the teleshow. She won the Indian Telly Awards for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) in 2004 & grabbed the award for Best Actor in Negative Role (Female) in 2005. Kyu Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi: An Unbeatable show of its era that always had the high ratings on TRP list for years. In the lead role was Smriti Irani. Rakshanda played the role of Tanya Malhotra in this show that was a huge success of Indian television show. Kasamh Se: This show aired on Zee Tv with the lead role of Ram Kapoor & Prachi Desai. Rakshanda played the character of Roshni Chopra in the show. This show was aired in France & Vietnam also. Devon Ke Dev Mahadev:
The beautiful show based on the Hindu God Lord Shiva or Mahadev. It proved to be most popular show & character of Mahadev played by Mohit Raina gained much fame. Rakshanda as Madanike. Bade Achhe Lagte Hain: In the lead were Sakshi Tanwar & Ram Kapoor. This unconventional pairing was well accepted & loved by the audience. Rakshanda as Isha Singhania. She acted in various other shows including Adalat. Naagin, Meethi Choori No-1 & Comedy Circus 20-20, in which she appeared as contestant & in Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar & Indian Idol 2 she was a host.
Sonam Mann is a young and talented Television actress. She started her career as a PR with Star Plus. Later on, she entered the industry with the show ‘Kitni Mohabbat Hai’ on NDTV Imagine. She was always excited to act on television and was keen on doing episodes as well as lead roles. She played ‘Sur’, the younger sister of ‘Aarohi'. Both the sisters hail from Shimla and belong to a simple, middle-class family. The show had Kritika Kamra and Karan Kundra as the lead of the show. In the year 2011, the series was followed by ‘Kitni Mohabbat Hai 2’ which was the second season of the show. It was a cute love story of Arjun and Aarohi. Sonam appeared in a cameo in ‘Rishta.com’ of Sony Tv. It was YRF show on matchmaking. She enacted ‘Gunjan’.
This was in the year 2010. Sonam then appeared in the show ‘Ganga Kii Dheej’ on Sahara One. The serial was based on the pitiable life of a woman in the village of West Bengal. She has to face many odds to live a peaceful life. It had Kabir Bedi and Ashwini Kalsekar in lead roles. Sonam played the character of ‘Sharmi’. The show ran for a year from 2010 to 2011. While shooting for ‘Kitani Mohabbat Hai’ Sonam became a well-known face in the industry and it was the time when she met television actor Harshad Chopra. Harshad too was a famous face at that time. The duo came closer and is still seeing each other. There was news about both of them featuring in ‘Nach Baliye 5’ but they denied every time they were interviewed. But the fact is they have been dating for quite a while. The PR turned actress has always been an enthusiastic personality which made her earn quite a lot roles.