Urvashi Dholakia

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Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia wins Bigg Boss 6.jpg
Dholakia at Bigg Boss 6
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present

Urvashi Dholakia is an Indian television actress. She made her acting career at the age of six with TV commercial of Lux soap with actress Revathi,[1] Then She made her television career with the TV series by Shri Adhikari Brothers' (SAB), Waqt Ki Raftar[2] later she played in Dekh Bhai Dekh as Shilpa.[1] She also appeared shows Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kahiin To Hoga.[3] In 2012, She participated in Colors TV Bigg Boss 6 and on 12 January 2013, she emerged as the winner of the season.[4]


Urvashi first seen in TV commercial of Lux soap with actress Revathi at age six.[1] She made her television acting debut, at age eight with the TV serial by Shri Adhikari Brothers' (SAB), Waqt Ki Raftar,[5] and other TV series and a few movies as a child actor.[6] She also did Jackie Shroff starer Izzat (1991 film). Though she really started acting after her first major appearance, as actor Vishal Singh's teenage love interest in comedy-TV series, Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993) at age 15, and she has been acting ever since. She acted in N. Chandra's movie Tejeswani(1993).

She had already acted in Zamana Badal Gaya, Mehndi Tere Naam Ki and serials like Ghar Ek Mandir and Kabhi Sautan Kabhi Saheli, when she was offered the role of Komolika part of the principal cast of Kasautii Zindagii Kay in 2001, the role made her one of most famous vamps on Indian television, in a series which ran till 2008.[7] The role got attention not just for her acting as a crafty daughter-in-law, which soon "became an unofficial yardstick to rate bad women on TV", but also for the garish make-up, saris and characteristic bindi stylings of her character.[3] This was followed by another dark role in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai (2009).[8] In 2010, she replayed her Komolika character for a TV commercial for Kolkata Knight Riders, featuring Shah Rukh Khan.

Meanwhile in 2009, she appeared as a contestant on the TV game show, Sacch Ka Saamna and made news with her candid confessions. In 2010, She also appeared in the celebrity reality show called Meethi Chhoorii No 1 on Imagine TV.[9] She also played as Dr. Komolika Rana in Dil Se Di Dua Saubhagyavati Bhava, in 2012. On 7 October 2012, she participated in Colors TV Bigg Boss 6 and on Day 97, 12 January 2013, she emerged as the winner of the season.[10] After she won the show, she was also seen doing stand-up comedy in Colors TV's Nautanki the Comedy Theatre.

Television work[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role Channel
1987 Waqt Ki Raftar DD National
1993 Dekh Bhai Dekh Shilpa DD National
1995 Swapnam
2000 Shaktimaan Mansi Sharma DD National
2000–2001 Zamana Badal Gaya DD National
2000–2001 Ghar Ek Mandir Sony TV
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Sonia Star Plus
2001–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Komolika Basu Star Plus
2002 Mehndi Tere Naam Ki Pooja Malik Star Plus
2003–2007 Kahiin To Hoga Archie Khanna Star Plus
2003 Rishtey Anjali Zee TV
2003 Kahani Teri Meri Sony TV
2003 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat - Kayamat Sony TV
2004 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat - Kab Kaisey Kahaan Sony TV
2006 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Kimi Khambata Sony TV
2006–2007 Risshton Ki Dor Zee TV
2009–1010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Karishma Sony TV
2010–2011 Apno Ke Liye Geeta Ka Dharmayudh Malini Yadav Zee TV
2012 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Savitri Devi / Lady Gavvy Zee TV
2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Dr. Komolika Rana Life OK

Reality television[edit]

Year Show Channel Character
2007 Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? Star One Contestant
2007 Comedy Circus 1 Sony TV Contestant
2007 Comedy Circus-Kaante Ki Takkar Sony TV Contestant
2009 Ustaadon Ka Ustaad Sony TV Contestant
2009 Sacch Ka Saamna Star Plus Contestant
2010 Meethi Chhoorii No.1 Imagine TV Contestant
2012–13 Bigg Boss 6 Colors TV Contestant
2013 Nautanki the Comedy theatre Colors TV Contestant
Preceded by
Juhi Parmar
Bigg Boss Winner
Season 6 (2012–2013)
Succeeded by
Gauhar Khan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dholakia has won Star Parivaar Awards, Zee Gold Awards and Indian Telly Awards for the show Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Komolika Basu from 2003 to 2010. She has also been declared as "Best TV villain of the decade 2001-2010" and been awarded for it. In 2014, She won the Garv Indian Television award for Best Negative Star in the Decade Category.


  1. ^ a b c "Serial thriller". The Telegraph. January 28, 2004. 
  2. ^ "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia..". The Hindu (Chennai, India). June 1, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (12 August 2004). "The queen of bad things". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". 
  5. ^ "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia..". The Hindu (Chennai, India). June 1, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia Profile". Filmyfolks.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Urvashi revisits the Komolika days". Mar 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Fall-out? Huh! Urvashi Dholakia and Ekta Kapoor". Filmy Folks. October 20, 2009. 
  9. ^ "On par with the masses". July 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". 

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