Sanaya Irani

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Sanaya Irani
Sanaya Irani at the launch of Chhanchhan cropped.jpg
Sanaya Irani at Chhanchhan's launch party (2013)
Born Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Model
Years active 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?.[1][2] Irani did a cameo in the Yash Raj Film Fanaa and has appeared in several reality shows. She is currently appearing in Colors TV's Rangrasiya.

Early life

Irani spent seven years in a boarding school in Ooty.[3] Following this, she graduated from Sydenham College[4] 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.[5][6]

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. [7]

Career

Television

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).[4] 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.[7] 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),[8] as the simple, studious and reclusive Gunjan.[9]

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).[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13]

In early 2013, Irani played the role of a vivacious and modern girl in Chhan Chhan (2013).[14][15] The show was loosely based on the Hindi movie Khubsoorat.[16]

Irani is currently appearing in Rangrasiya (2014). The show is now produced by Saurabh Tiwari, head of Tequila Shots Production. While Parvati believes in love, Rudra hates anyone who invests in that emotion, and yet they get attracted to each other.[17]

Reality television and other appearances

Irani briefly hosted the second season of Zara Nachke Dikha on STAR Plus with boyfriend Mohit Sehgal (2010).[18] She was also seen as a panel member in Meethi Chorii No. 1 opposite Ragini Khanna (2010).[19]

Irani appeared as a contestant in Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki (2013),[20] 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).[21]

Irani went on a U.K. tour on behalf of Star Plus.[22] 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. [23] Irani visited London a second time for the Star Parivaar Live event on November 25, 2013. [24] She visited Los Angeles, CA on December 8, 2013 to attend the Artesia Shopping Festival and have a meet and greet with fans.[25]

Filmography

Cinema
  • 2006 - Fanaa as Mehbooba
Television dramas
Reality shows

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Face of The Year Miley Jab Hum Tum Won[26]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[27]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite International Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[27]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Naya Sadasya - Female Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[28]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Most Stylish Sadasya - Female Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[28]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beti Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[28]
2012 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Television On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[29]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[30]
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Popular Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[31]
2012 Boroplus Gold Awards Boroplus Face of the Year Chhanchhan Won[32]

References

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  6. ^ "We are opposites who attract: Sanaya, Mohit - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
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  8. ^ "College days are back with Miley Jab Hum Tum". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Sanaya Irani / Gunjan - Miley Jab Hum Tum". STAROne.in. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
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  11. ^ "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". This is Leicestershire. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Iss Pyaar Ko... completes a year and more drama to unfold". Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
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  14. ^ Vijaya Tiwari (2013-03-04). "Few more names join Modern Bahoo". Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Chhan Chhan". Sony Entertainment Television India. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  16. ^ Chaya Unnikrishnan (27 February 2013). "Sanaya Irani reprises Rekha's role". Mumbai: DNA India. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  17. ^ Chaya Unnikrishnan (2013-11-16). "First look | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  18. ^ "Shilpa, Arshad, Vaibhavi to judge 'Zara Nach Ke Dikha'". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  19. ^ "Sanaya sharpens her claws for Meethi Choori No 1". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  20. ^ "TV celebs take up cooking challenge". Times of India. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sanaya Irani & Karan V Grover to host Ishq Wala Love". Times of India. 6 Feb 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Star TV’s ‘Khushi’ to visit UK cities this month | BizAsia UK | The UK's only Asian media news site". Media247.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  23. ^ Mercury, Leicester (2012-05-02). "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  24. ^ "Sanaya Irani to attend Star Parivaar Live | BizAsia UK | The UK's only Asian media news site". Media247.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  25. ^ "Sanaya Irani (Khushi of IPKKND) coming to LA on 8th, 9th Dec | Gossip". Metromasti.com. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  26. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2008". Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  27. ^ a b "Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the winners are... : TV News-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  28. ^ a b c "Nominees". Star India Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  29. ^ "Global Honours 2012 - The Global Indian Film and TV Honuors Awards 2012". Globalhonours.in. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  30. ^ "2012 And the winners are...". People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  31. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". 
  32. ^ "Extra Category Awards 2012". GoldAwards. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 

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