Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients, 2014
October 30, 1988 |
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Occupation||Footwear Designer, Actress|
|Years active||2010 – present|
Nikunj Malik (born 30 October 1988) is an Indian film actress and TV personality .
Early life and background
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. 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.  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. 
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.
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. She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show. 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.
 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.
|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|
|2013||24 (Indian TV series)||Simran||Colors|
|2014||Singhasan Battissi||Chitrangada||Sony Pal|
|2015||Uff Ye Naadaaniyaan||Meghna||Reliance Big Magic|