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| Sanaya Irani at Chhanchhan''s launch party (2013) |
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India |
|Actress, Dancer, Model |
|2006 – Present |
Sanaya Irani is an Indian actress. Her first major role was in the Indian youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum. She subsequently appeared in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?. Irani did a cameo in the Yash Raj Film Fanaa and has appeared in several reality shows. She was last seen in Colors TV''s Rangrasiya.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 2.1 Television
- 2.2 Reality television and other appearances
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Irani spent seven years in a boarding school in Ooty. Following this, she graduated from Sydenham College and wanted to pursue an MBA degree but decided to become an actress.
Irani announced her relationship with her co-star Mohit Sehgal from Miley Jab Hum Tum on 19 November 2010, the last day of the shoot.
Despite growing up in India, Irani wasn''t fluent in Hindi and spoke of her struggles with the language on several occasions. Her struggles with the language became an obstacle in her early career as she had trouble saying her dialogues which required eloquent Hindi.
Her modeling portfolio was done by photographer-turned actor Boman Irani. Irani made her acting debut with a cameo in the Yash Raj Film Fanaa as Mehbooba (2006). The actress spoke about her role, "It was by accident that I got that role. It was like a dream come true for me, since Aamir Khan and Kajol are my favorite actors." The actress spent the year doing ad commercials with Bollywood stars like Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and others before entering television. Her television debut was in the SAB TV drama Left Right Left (2007) as Cadet Sameera Shroff. This was followed by a negative role in Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi (2008) on Imagine TV.
Irani''s first lead role as a protagonist was in STAR One''s Miley Jab Hum Tum (2008-2010), as the simple, studious and reclusive Gunjan.
After the end of Miley Jab Hum Tum, Sanaya portrayed the bubbly and loving Khushi Kumari Gupta, the female protagonist of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011-2012).
Sanaya at Ra.One Music Launch with Shahrukh Khan in 2011
Irani''s portrayal of characters in Miley Jab Hum Tum and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? made her one of the most well-known and admired actresses of Indian television. The show, which aired its final episode on 30 November 2012, had consistently maintained its position as one of the top ten daily dramas on Indian general entertainment channels and has a tremendous fan following.
Irani has received three ''Face of The Year'' awards and was the only television actress to be included in People''s Magazine (India) forty most beautiful women. She was titled the 6th Sexiest Asian Women Alive.
In early 2013, Irani hosted Ishq Wala Love opposite Karan Grover. She then played the role of a vivacious and modern girl in Chhan Chhan (2013). The show was loosely based on the Hindi movie Khubsoorat.
Irani last appeared in Rangrasiya (2014) as Parvati. The show was produced by Saurabh Tiwari, head of Tequila Shots Production. The story followed a border security personnel and an orphan girl who were ideologically different. It ended in September.
Reality television and other appearances
Irani briefly hosted the second season of Zara Nachke Dikha on STAR Plus with boyfriend Mohit Sehgal (2010). She was also seen as a panel member in Meethi Chorii No. 1 opposite Ragini Khanna (2010).
Irani appeared as a contestant in Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki (2013), hosted by Ram Kapoor. The actress was seen in Week One of the reality show opposite Ragini Khanna, Nigar Khan and others. She also hosted Zee TV''s Valentine''s Day special Ishq Wala Love with Karan Grover (2013).
Irani went on a U.K. tour on behalf of Star Plus. She made an appearance in Birmingham, London on April 30, 2013 and in Leicester on May 1, 2013 to have a meet and greet with fans where she was welcomed by a huge crowd. Irani visited London a second time for the Star Parivaar Live event on November 25, 2013. She visited Los Angeles, CA on December 8, 2013 to attend the Artesia Shopping Festival and have a meet and greet with fans.
- 2007 - Left Right Left as Cadet Sameera Shroff
- 2008 - Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi as Sanaya
- 2008 - 10 - Miley Jab Hum Tum Gunjan Bhushan
- 2011 - 12 - Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? as Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada
- 2013 - Chhanchhan as Chhanchhan Sarabhai-Borisagar
- 2014 - Rangrasiya as Parvati Pratap Ranwat/Myrah
- 2008 - Kaho Na Yaar Hai as Participant
- 2010 - Zara Nachke Dikha - Season 2 as Host
- 2010 - Meethi Choori No.1 as Participant
- 2012 - Movers & Shakers Masala Markey as Guest
- 2012 - Star Parivaar Ka Tyohar as Guest
- 2013 - Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki as Contestant
- 2013 - Ishq Wala Love || Co-host with Karan Grover
- 2013 - Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6) Guest / Co-contestant with Drashti Dhami
- 2013 - Bigg Boss 7 Guest appearance
Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Work Result
|2008 ||Indian Television Academy Awards ||ITA Face of The Year ||Miley Jab Hum Tum ||Won |
|2012 ||Star Parivaar Awards ||Favorite Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Won |
|2012 ||Star Parivaar Awards ||Favorite International Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Won |
|2012 ||Star Parivaar Awards ||Favorite Naya Sadasya - Female ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Nominated |
|2012 ||Star Parivaar Awards ||Most Stylish Sadasya - Female ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Nominated |
|2012 ||Star Parivaar Awards ||Favourite Beti ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Nominated |
|2012 ||The Global Indian Film and TV Honours ||Best Television On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Nominated |
|2012 ||People''s Choice Awards India ||Favorite On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Won |
|2013 ||Indian Television Academy Awards ||Best Actress Popular ||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ||Nominated |
|2013 ||Boroplus Gold Awards ||Boroplus Face of the Year ||Chhanchhan ||Won |
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