Sriti Jha

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Sriti Jha
Born February 26, 1986
Begusarai, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Jhanvi, Sia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007 - present
Height 5 Fit 5 Inch

Sriti Jha is an Indian television actress best known for her roles as Jhanvi Viraj Dobriyal / Sia Raghavendra Pratap Singh in the show Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? on Life OK and as Ganga in Balika Vadhu on Colors TV. She is currently[when?] seen as Prof. Pragya Arora in Ekta Kapoor's Kumkum Bhagya on Zee TV.

Early life[edit]

Sriti Jha was born in Begusarai in Bihar.[1] She is originally from Darbhanga. She spent 10 years in Kolkata, West Bengal after which she moved to Nepal where she attended Modern Indian School in Kathmandu. She later shifted to Delhi where she studied in Laxman Public School. It is a lesser known fact that she is not only a good actor but an excellent dancer as well. During her early days in school, she was highly popular mainly for her dancing skills.

After completing her schooling, she joined Sri Venkateswara College for English(H)Course. There she joined the English dramatics society named "Verbum" in 2004 and it was here that she actively started pursuing Dramatics and also went on to become the President of the society and got her first main role in a Verbum play titled "Ritual In Blood". She won one Best Actor award in the Delhi University dramatics circuit for this particular performance.

She moved to Mumbai when her debut show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom shifted its shooting location from Delhi to Mumbai.


Sriti Jha made her television debut in Dhoom Machaao Dhoom (DMD) on Disney Channel India. She played the shy and superstitious Malini Sharma who was part of the all-girl musical group in school called the Pink Band. Her stint on DMD coupled with her innocent girl-next-door looks led her to being cast as the lead in the romantic drama Jiya Jale on 9X channel as Sunaina. The show was short-lived but she was soon signed on to a new show Angad which unfortunately never took off.

She was next seen on Imagine TV’s Jyoti in which she played the parallel lead as Jyoti’s sister Sudha. The role was something of a breakthrough for Jha as she won wide praise playing a character with split personality disorder. She handled the roles of the timid and fearful Sudha and the bold and glamourous Devika with equal panache. At the same time she was also signed on to play the main lead in Star Plus’s fantasy show Shaurya Aur Suhani as Princess Suhani. Since both Jyoti and Shaurya Aur Suhani were helmed by Sphere Origins she was able to work simultaneously on both shows. Shaurya Aur Suhani came to a quick end and her track in Jyoti came to a close soon after which she joined Imagine TV’s next Rakt Sambandh as main lead. In this show she played the role of Sandhya a blind girl who finds herself married under suspicious circumstances. Even in this role she won acclaim as the helpless blind girl who goes on to take revenge on her husband’s family once she gets her eyesight back in the guise of tapori Vrinda.

After Rakt Sambandh ended she was chosen to star in one of the first shows on brand new channel Life OK (part of the Star network) called Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? This show was based on the issue of Domestic Violence and it was her role as the tortured wife Jhanvi which gained her the maximum popularity in her career so far. Her chemistry both with Karanvir Bohra who played her abusive husband as well as Harshad Chopra who played her savior and love interest was widely appreciated and has generated a huge fan following. However, she decided to leave the show in November, due to the butchering of the show's theme and social message. She soon joined Colors TV’s long running show Balika Vadhu as parallel lead, Ganga, a rustic, illiterate young mother of a one year old son and victim of Child Marriage who runs away from her abusive husband and in-laws. She was paired opposite Shashank Vyas who plays Jagya. Her stint with Balika Vadhu marked the third time she worked with Sphere Origins. In November she left the show owing to lack of character growth. In January 2014, she signed on to play the main lead, Pragya Arora, in the new Balaji Telefilms show Kumkum Bhagya which started on 15th April on Zee TV. The show is loosely based on the Jane Austen classic, Sense & Sensibility. She plays an Associate Professor for whom family means everything and is paired opposite Shabbir Ahluwalia who plays a rockstar. This will mark the first time that Jha has worked with Ekta Kapoor.

Her specialty lies in her choice of different roles and her versatile performances. She has played diametrically different characters sometimes in the same show, case in point being her performances as Sudha/Devika in Jyoti, Sandhya/Vrinda in Rakt Sambandh, and Jhanvi/Sia in Saubhagyawati Bhava. She has been praised for her versatile acting in all her roles.


Year Serial Role Co-Star Channel
2006 -2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Malini Sharma Vikrant Massey Disney Channel India
2007 – 2008 Jiya Jale Sunaina Saurabh Pandey 9X
2009 – 2010 Jyoti (TV series) Sudha/ Devika Alok Narula NDTV Imagine
2009 – 2009 Shaurya Aur Suhani Suhani Saurabh Pandey STAR Plus
2010 – 2011 Rakt Sambandh Sandhya/ Vrinda Dhruv Bharadwaj
Naman Shaw
NDTV Imagine
2011 – 2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Jhanvi Dobriyal/Sia Raghvendra Pratap Singh Karanvir Bohra
Harshad Chopra
Life OK
2013 Balika Vadhu Ganga Jagdish Singh Shashank Vyas Colors
2014-present Kumkum Bhagya Pragya Abhishek Mehra Shabbir Ahluwalia Zee TV

Special appearance[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2010 Meethi Choori No.1 NDTV Imagine Herself
2011 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan NDTV Imagine Herself


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