Rakshanda Khan is an Indian model turned actress and anchor, who popularly appeared in most of her shows playing negative roles. She was born on September 27, 1974 from a Muslim household at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Rakshanda went to Alexandra Girls English Institute and graduated Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at St Xavier’s College. She was married to her long-time friend who is also an actor,
. The couple met while on the set of the dance reality show, Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar in year 2008 and they recently tied the knot on March 15, 2014 at Mumbai. Last October, it has been reported that the actress is expecting her first child on December this year.
The actress was popularly remembered for her negative role as Mallika Seth, the fiancé of Armaan (played by
) and the main antagonist of DJ’s Creative Unit, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin on Sony Entertainment Television. Rakshanda won the Best Actor in Supporting Role for Female in the Indian Telly Awards 2004 and the Best Actor in Negative Role for Female in year 2005. Rakshanda was also popular for her appearance in the Balaji Telefilms’ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on STAR Plus, where she played the role of Tanya Karan Virani. She also acted on television series like Raat Hone Ko Hai, Kya Haadsa Kya Haqeeqat, Saarah Akaash, and Kaajjal.
She acted as the villain in the popular series,
on Zee TV. This is another Ekta Kapoor’s masterpiece from which she gained fame after bagging the role of
. She was also part of the Balaji Telefilms’ mythological series, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki on 9X. She did a special appearance in the Hindi series, Naaginn on Zee TV. Rakshanda also acted as Ms. Pratigya, a prosecutor in the courtroom drama series, Adaalat on Sony TV. She essayed the role of Parminder Kaur who is a cleanliness freak in the comedy serial,
Ammaji Ki Galli
on SAB TV. She also acted as Phulwa’s (played by
) lawyer in the drama series, Phulwa which was aired on Colors TV. Rakshanda bagged the role of the bold and beautiful, Madinike in the mythological drama series, ‘Devon Ke De…Mahadev’ on Life OK. She was also famous for doing a pivotal role in Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga and a cameo role in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.
Besides acting, she also anchored the shows Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar, Jodi Kamaal Ki and
2. She also joined NDTV Imagine’s Meethi Choori No. 1 and Comedy Circus. After being a popular face in the Indian television, she distanced herself from the limelight of the industry to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time entrepreneur and a successful businesswoman. Rakshanda is the co-owner of Celebrity Locker, a company which hosted high profile events.
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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,
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.