Jay Soni is a smart and good looking Indian TV and Bollywood actor. Jay was also known as Jai, Pawan, Abhiroop, Jigar, Samar, Sameer, Bunty, Ishaan and Jai Kishan. He was born on December 25, 1986 in Gujarat, India where he also grew up. His two brothers are Nirav and Harsh and Jay finished his studies in Gujarat.
He made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role through the romantic drama film, Dil Maange More in 2003. Followed by the Bollywood romance film, MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar where he played the role of a silly guy and Rohan’s classmate in 2007. But he failed to obtain the attention of the viewers in this film.
In the same year, he played the role of Pawan in the Bollywood comedy film, Buddha Mar Gaya. Jay was also part of the Indian historical drama series, Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. He played the character of Jigar in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby and became a host in the reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2011.
He won many awards in his performance as Ishaan Kashyap, a protagonist in the TV series, Sasural Genda Phool on Star Plus channel. He got the India Ne Bana Di Jodi Awards for Best Couple along with Ragini Khanna, Star Parivaar Awards 2010 for Favorite Devar, Indian Televisionrd Academy Awards 2010 for Best Actor Drama, Star Parivaar Awards 2011 for Favorite Beta, Gold Awards 2011 for critics Best Actor, Big Television Awards 2011 for Garma Garam Jodi and Male Dulara in this show. Jay was also part of the Sony TV’s reality show, Jubilee Comedy Circus and played the main character in Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki on Colors TV. He has done many TV serial appearances and he also did TV commercials and ramp modeling.
Joy Soni got married to Pooja Shah on 18 February 2014. His wife is a footwear designer. He is very passionate on music, cricket, movie etc.
Hina Khan is a gorgeous Indian Model and Television Actress who belongs to a Hindu-Muslim household in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. She was born on October 2, 1987. She is also known for her nicknames Hina and Akshara. Her mother is from Srinagar and her father was a native of Mumbai. Her younger brother is Aamir Khan and Hina is the only daughter in their family. She moved to Delhi and studied at CCA School of Management in the city of Gurgaon. Then she took up her Masters Degree in Business Administration at Gargi College in New Delhi. She was a pretty average student in her studies but has a high passion for Singing and Painting. She also has a huge desire to become an actress.
It is also her dream to become a journalist, but fate has something in store for her. Before she entered the glamour world, she also thought of taking the job as an air hostess. She went for an interview and luckily, she was selected to take a 6-months training in Mumbai. However, Hina had to turn down the opportunity because she got sick due to Malaria. Hina doesn’t have any background in acting, so it has been a difficult task to face the camera for the first time. Because of this, she decided to take an acting course for two weeks from Amardeep Jha just before she entered the industry.
Later, she auditioned for the drama series, “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” along with her friends, but initially she didn’t take the audition seriously. Next day, she received a call, and she was chosen to play the role of Akshara Singhania. She was very happy that her dreams finally did come true. But because she came from a conventional Muslim clan, Hina has to go through many difficulties at the beginning of her career. But she managed to deal with it later on. Her role in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is a calm and mature girl who was forced to get married to the show’s protagonist (Naitik) character and later finds love after their marriage. This serial became very popular and it is STAR Plus longest running show.
From 2009 to 2012, the actress received several awards for her performance in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai including the Best Naya Sadasya at Star Parivaar, Fresh Face of the Year at the Gold Award, Best Popular Actress at the Indian Television Academy Award and more. This year, she won the Popular Best Actress Award at the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. She also made an appearance in Chef Pankaj Ka Zaayka together with Chef Pankaj on STAR Plus. She also made appearances in various television series such as Sapna Baabul Ka…Bidaai, Kayamath, Master Chef India Season 3 and Chaand Chupa Baadal Mein. Hina also acted in some commercials like Neha Henna, Neha Mehendi and more.
Kunal Kapur is a famous chef and restaurateur. He was born in New Delhi in the year 1979. His birthday is on 18th September. He was born to a Punjabi family. Some of his family members were bankers, and when he was young, he was prepared to be a banker. However, cooking was part of his life from a young age, as all the men in his family were good cooks. He wanted to be different from his other family members, and so he did a course in hotel management in Chandigarh. This is when his passion for cooking really came to the fore. The first place where he worked was at the Taj group of hotels. He was a trainee for the management of kitchens.
He shot to fame when he hosted and judged the cooking show Master Chef India on Star Plus. He was regarded by the audience as a rude judge, but to this day Kunal claims that he is just honest and outspoken.
He specializes in Indian cuisine. The chef owns a few restaurants, but the first that he opened was called ‘Made In India’. The hotel where he worked that has helped him the most is the award winning Diya Hotel. He claims that if he had not worked there, he would have probably not made it to Master Chef India.
He has also released a cookbook called ‘A Chef in Every Home’. He has received the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship award in 2012 for the sector of food and beverage. The award is a national New Zealand award.