Sanaya Irani

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Sanaya Irani
Sanaya Irani at the launch of Chhanchhan cropped.jpg
Irani at Chhanchhan's launch party (2013)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, dancer, model
Years active 2006-present

Sanaya Irani is an Indian model-turned 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]

Early life[edit]

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]

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. [6]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Sanaya at Ra.One Music Launch with Shahrukh Khan in 2011

Irani started her career as a model, She made her acting debut with a cameo in the Yash Raj Film Fanaa as Mehbooba (2006).[4] Irani's first lead role as a protagonist was in STAR One's show Miley Jab Hum Tum (2008-2010),[7] as Gunjan.[8] After she portrayed Khushi Kumari Gupta, the female protagonist of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011-2012).[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12]

In early 2013, Irani hosted Ishq Wala Love opposite Karan Grover.[13] She then 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 last appeared in Rangrasiya (2014) as Parvati.[17] It ended in September.[18]

Reality television and other appearances[edit]

Irani briefly hosted the second season of Zara Nachke Dikha on STAR Plus with boyfriend Mohit Sehgal (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] She made an appearance in Birmingham, London on 30 April 2013 and in Leicester on 1 May 2013 to have a meet and greet with fans where she was welcomed by a huge crowd. [22]

Filmography[edit]

Cinema
  • 2006 - Fanaa as Mehbooba
Television dramas
Reality shows

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards Gr8! Face (Female) Miley Jab Hum Tum Won[23]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[24]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite International Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[24]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Naya Sadasya - Female Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[25]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Most Stylish Sadasya - Female Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[25]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beti Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[25]
2012 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Television On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Nominated[26]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[27]
2012 Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Couple (with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[28]
2013 Boroplus Gold Awards Boroplus Face of the Year Chhanchhan Won[30]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Rangrasiya Nominated[31]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer of the year Rangrasiya Nominated[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss: 'Don't like Tanishaa anymore' - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Learnt what not to do after Chhanchhan: Sanaya Irani - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  3. ^ "From Fanaa to Mile Jab Hum Tum". Rediff.com. 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b "From Fanaa to Mile Jab Hum Tum". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. ^ "We are opposites who attract: Sanaya, Mohit - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  6. ^ "From Fanaa to Mile Jab Hum Tum". Rediff.com. 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  7. ^ "College days are back with Miley Jab Hum Tum". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Sanaya Irani / Gunjan - Miley Jab Hum Tum". STAROne.in. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Replacement stars rewrite TRPs". Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". This is Leicestershire. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Iss Pyaar Ko... completes a year and more drama to unfold". Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Katrina Kaif named world's sexiest Asian woman for the fourth time - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  13. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/news/Sanaya-Irani-Karan-V-Grover-to-host-Ishq-Wala-Love/articleshow/18370466.cms
  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. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/news/Rangrasiya-to-end-next-month/articleshow/40118823.cms
  19. ^ "Shilpa, Arshad, Vaibhavi to judge 'Zara Nach Ke Dikha'". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  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. ^ Mercury, Leicester (2012-05-02). "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  23. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2008". Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  24. ^ a b "Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the winners are... : TV News-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  25. ^ a b c "Nominees". Star India Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "Global Honours 2012 - The Global Indian Film and TV Honuors Awards 2012". Globalhonours.in. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  27. ^ "2012 And the winners are...". People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". 
  29. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". 
  30. ^ "Extra Category Awards 2012". GoldAwards. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  31. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/event_details.php?id=95
  32. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/event_details.php?id=95

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