Kanika Dang is a notable Indian stage, film and television actress who usually portrayed supporting and motherly roles. She studied at the Methodist High School in Kanpur and graduated at National School of Drama in year 1995. She is associated with Dotted Line Productions who produced Bob Manhoff’s stage play, The Owl and The Pussycat in 2007, from where she acted as The Pussycat opposite Kumud Misra under the direction of
(an NSD graduate). She also did Dreamworks Production’s The Last Train, under the direction of NSD Alumni,
. She also donned the theatrical presentation of Hindi writer, Krishna Sobti’s masterpiece entitled, Mitro Marjani, where she played the character of the bold and lusty, Baalo under the direction of Dr. Devendra Raj Ankur. She is also part of the Hindi play, Kaamiya written by the US-based author, Kamla K. Kapur and directed by
Ram Gopal Bajaj
(former director of NSD).
Kanika played as Sweety’s (played by
) mother in the Bollywood film, Neal ‘n’n Nikki which was produced by
. She was starred in the 2007 film, Eik Dasttak by Shekhar S. Jha. In 2009, She acted in another motherly role in Bollywood Hero in year 2009. In the same year, the actress played the role of Ma in the short film, The Homemaker. She bagged the role of Rita Massi in Alankrita Shrivastava’s Bollywood film, ‘
’ in 2011. In the same year, she was also seen in the Hindi romance film,
Always Kabhi Kabhi
. She played as a teacher in the children’s film,
and as Badi Rani in the Bollywood romantic drama film, ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’. She also worked in the action thriller film, D-Day in 2013. This year, she has done the musical-thriller film, The Xposé by
from which she earned positive reviews by playing as the aunt of D’Silva.
Kanika also acted as Leela Bua in the comedy drama television series,
in 2010. She also played as the dominating mother of Raunak (played by
who belongs to the middle-class family on STAR Plus’
Sasural Genda Phool
. She essayed the role of Mrs. Babbar on SAB TV’s
. Supposedly, she will appear in Dheeraj Kumar’s Yeh Pyaar Nibhayenge Hum as the mother of
, but the serial was scrapped in year 2012. In 2013, she did the German-language miniseries, The Girl with the Indian Emerald by Michael Karen and essayed the role of Rajeshs Frau.