Urvashi Dholakia

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Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia wins Bigg Boss 6.jpg
Born (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 36)[1]
Nationality India Indian
Other names Urvashi,
Komolika
Occupation Actress,
Stand-up comedian,
Television Presenter
Years active 1984-present
Known for Portraying the role of vamp in Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Home town Mumbai, India
Religion Hinduism
Parents Kaushal Dholakia (Mother)

Urvashi Dholakia (hindi - उर्वशी ढोलकिया ) is an Indian television actress, who is best known for portraying the role of an antagonist, Komolika, in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Kasautii Zindagii Kay on Star Plus, which ran from 2001 to 2008.

She also participated in reality TV series, first as a stand-up comedian she participated in the Comedy Circus 1 (2007), followed by Ustaadon Ka Ustaad (2008) on Sony TV, where again she was paired with Shakeel Siddiqui from Pakistan, in a stand-up comedy act where she also emerged as the winner; in 2009, she appeared in the Indian version of American reality show The Moment of Truth, Sacch Ka Saamna (2009).[2] She is the winner of sixth season (2012) of Bigg Boss, an Indian version of reality show Big Brother .

Personal life[edit]

Urvashi is Gujarati by birth. She was married at age 16, had twin boys at age 17, and was divorced one-and-a-half years later.[3]

Career[edit]

Urvashi first seen in TV commercial of Lux soap with actress Revathi at age six.[4] 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.[8] This was followed by another dark role in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai (2009).[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] After she won the show, she was also seen doing stand-up comedy in Colors TV 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
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 2003-2010. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urvashi is born on July 09, 1978". 
  2. ^ "TV star shocks on 'Sach ka Saamna'!". Jul 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia Biography, Awards". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Serial thriller". The Telegraph. January 28, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia..". The Hindu (Chennai, India). June 1, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia wiki,biography,age,height,tv serials,profile details". 
  7. ^ "Urvashi revisits the Komolika days". Mar 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The queen of bad things". Filmy Folks (Chennai, India). 12/08/2004. 
  9. ^ "Fall-out? Huh! Urvashi Dholakia and Ekta Kapoor". Filmy Folks. October 20, 2009. 
  10. ^ "On par with the masses". July 22, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". 

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