Nikunj Malik

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Nikunj Malik
Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients on 9th may 2014 2014-06-27 20-46.jpg
Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients, 2014
Born (1988-10-30) October 30, 1988 (age 26)
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Footwear Designer, Actress
Years active 2010 – present

Nikunj Malik (born 30 October 1988) is an Indian film actress and TV personality .[1]

Early life and background[edit]

Her mother Shubhlata is a National BJP executive and Delhi State Chief for Slum Development.

Nikunj was the first child in the family. She was born in Gurgaon and spent some time in Chandigarh after that. Later the family moved and settled down in Switzerland the formative years there.

Nikunj has a younger brother, Abhigyan. He is into film direction.

She is a professional accessories designer and has designed for leading Brands like Tommy Hilfiger accessories, Guess, Swiss Gear, Lee Cooper , Wills Lifestyle etc.[citation needed] Nikunj was a very reserved and shy as a child; she was really good with academics and high on extra curricular activities. She is very good at painting & loved sketching portraits as a child. Even though after getting selected for swayamwar and getting fame on television she is still active in design field and freelances as and when she gets the time.

Nikunj enjoys reading and cooking and is an excellent cook. She Loves cooking for family and close friends.

Her love for animals,both pets & stray, is the reason that she is a vegetarian and does not use leather products. She supports the cause for animal rights.

She is a staunch supporter of women's rights and is regularly invited to the news room of leading news channels of the country to lend her voice to women's rights. She even faced death threats from her extended family of her father who wanted her to quit showbiz. [2] She says her mother is her biggest support, who was abused and assaulted by her uncle and cousin. She had even filled a case against her relatives for threatening her. [3]

Nikunj completed her education from DAV Public School , Faridabad and MVN School , Faridabad. A science student, Nikunj always aspired to study medicine before a chance entrance exam for NIFT got her a seat in the very prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology, a premiere institute for Fashion studies in the country. After the completion of her 4-yr B.Des course in Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories, Nikunj went on to study Management from NIFT, a 2-yr PG course offered at NIFT Delhi. She was later accepted at extremely prestigious IIM-A for a doctorate in marketing, which she declined.

Career[edit]

She first shot to fame with her participation in the Indian reality wedding show called "Rahul Dulhaniya le Jayega", which was aired on NDTV Imagine on 1 February 2010.[4] She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show.[5] She was acting as the parallel female lead on the Star One show Geet hui sabse parayi as Anvesha a.k.a. Any, Maan's spoilt baby sister.She played the role Maya in one of the leading shows of star plus - Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. She recently featured on Anil Kapoor's Indian replication of the American series '24'.

She has also featured as a guest member on various television dramas like Adaalat, Singhasan Battisi, Shapath, etc. She is also a brilliant host and had been hosting the stage shows and red carpets for star performers like Mika Singh, Shaan, Strings and private events. She is currently hosting the IPL 8 for India News.

[6] Nikunj Malik debuted with Bollywood film Revolver Rani with Kangana Ranaut. Currently she is shooting for her first solo film in Bihar, which is a woman oriented subject based on the struggle of a woman from the rural Bihar. This film is slated to release in 2016.

She is recognised amongst the top 15 alumni by NIFT [7][8]

TV shows[edit]

Year Serial Role Channel
2010 Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega Herself (contestant) Imagine tv
2011 Geet Hui Sabse Parayi Anwesha STAR One
2012-13 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Maya Star Plus

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2013 Adaalat Sony
2013 24 (Indian TV series) Simran Colors
2014 Singhasan Battissi Chitrangada Sony Pal
2014 Shapath Life OK
2015 Uff Ye Naadaaniyaan Meghna Reliance Big Magic

| 2015 || Sitaron Ki Baat With Nikunj Malik || Self (host)|| India News |}

Filmography[edit]

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