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Biography of Sanaya Irani

Biography of Sanaya Irani

Born
September 17, 1983 (age 29) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality India Indian
Other names Monaya, Tin Tin, Sarun, Sannu, Sanny, Monaya, Sun/Sunny
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Model
Years active
2006 – Present
Religion
Zoroastrianism



Sanaya Irani (pronounced ; born 17 September 1983) is a popular Indian Television actress. Sanaya Irani (pronounced [saːnaːjaː iːraːnːiː]; born 17 September 1983) is a popular Indian actress known for her roles in television programs such as Miley Jab Hum Tum and Left Right Left. Recently, she portrayed the role of Khushi Gupta in STAR Plus's hit TV soap opera Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Currently, she is portraying the title character in Sony TV's Chhanchhan.

Personal life

Sanaya Irani was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra,received her schooling in Ooty.Following this, she graduated from Sydenham College.She is also a Zoroastrian. Since 2009, she has been dating her former co-star Mohit Sehgal from Miley Jab Hum Tum. Sanaya Irani said in an interview that she loves Mohit a lot, and certain publications confirm both are in a committed relationship despite rumors arising elsewhere.

Career

Her first portfolio was taken by photographer, now actor Boman Irani, with which she began her modelling career. She appeared in various advertisements for companies such as Airtel, Reliance, and Pepsi in her early career, working with Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Priyanka Chopra in some instances. She made her performing debut with Jagjit Singh's song "Tumko Dekha To Yeh" before appearing in other music videos. Sanaya began her acting career in 2006 as Bobo, the friend of the lead, Zooni (Kajol) in the Yash Raj movie Fanaa. Sanaya then made her television debut in the SAB TV drama Left Right Left as Sameera, a new joining cadet. This was followed by a negative role in Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on Imagine TV.

Her first role as a protagonist came in STAR One's Miley Jab Hum Tum, as the simple, studious and reclusive Gunjan, the younger sister of Nupur (Rati Pandey).She also briefly hosted the second season of Zara Nachke Dikha on STAR Plus with Mohit Sehgal.

After the end of Miley Jab Hum Tum, Sanaya's next major television role was as Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada, the female protagonist of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, which is Star Plus's most famous show of all time. Sanaya has gained popularity in many different countries for her portrayal of Khushi and her on-screen chemistry opposite male lead Barun Sobti. The show, which aired its final episode on November 30, 2012, had also consistently maintained its position as one of the top ten daily dramas on Indian general entertainment channels and has a tremendous fan following.

During the three months after Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Sanaya appeared as a contestant in Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki,hosted by Ram Kapoor, and hosted Zee TV's Valentine's Day special Ishq Wala Love with Karan Grover.

Currently, Sanaya is playing the role of a vivacious and modern girl in Optimystix's new show Chhan Chhan on Sony TV. The show is loosely based on the Hindi movie Khubsoorat.

Television

Year Show Role Channel Co-Star
2008 Left Right Left Cadet Sameera Shroff SAB TV Harshad Chopra
2008 Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi Sanaya NDTV Imagine Ragini Khanna
2008–2010 Miley Jab Hum Tum Gunjan Bhushan Shergill STAR One Mohit Sehgal
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha - Season 2 Herself (host) STAR Plus Mohit Sehgal
2010 Meethi Chhoori No. 1 Herself (panel member) NDTV Imagine
2011–2012 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada STAR Plus Barun Sobti
2013 Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki Herself Life OK
2013 Ishq Wala Love Herself (host) Zee TV Karan Grover
2013 Chhanchhan Chhanchhan Sony TV Farhan Khan

Films

Year Film Character Notes
2006 Fanaa Mehbooba (Bobo) Supporting Role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Fresh Face of The Year Miley Jab Hum Tum Won
2009 New Talent Awards Best Actress Miley Jab Hum Tum Nominated
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 Indian Telly Awards Best On-screen Couple (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won
2012 Zee Gold Awards Face of the Year Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won
2012 Zee Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) 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
2012 Big Star Young Entertainer Awards Big Star Young Super Entertainer Female Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated
201 12th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in The Lead Role (Female) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated

Rankings

Year Title Rank
2012 Tellychakkar.com Most Popular Actress of Recent Times 1st
Year Title Rank
2012 Eastern Eye World's Sexiest Asian Woman 13th
Year Title Rank
2012 Tellychakkar.com TV Personality of 2012 (Female)
2nd
 
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