Achint Kaur

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Achint Kaur
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Years active1994–present

Achint Kaur is an Indian television and Cinema actresses and is best known for playing the antagonists Mandira and Pallavi in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap operas Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, respectively, on Star Plus. She is also the voice behind Shenzi character played in the movie The Lion King (Hindi version). She was also seen playing a mother and a mother-in-law in the serial Jamai Raja.[1]

Early life[edit]

Achint Kaur was born and raised in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh to a Punjabi Sikh family[2][3] where she studied at Sophia Girls' School.[4]


She started her career with Zee TV's popular show Banegi Apni Baat in 1994, and worked in Swabhimaan in 1995 in which she played the role of 'Soha'.[5]

Besides working in some of the popular drama series, she has also played many roles in Bollywood movies, such as Om Jai Jagadish, Corporate, & Julie. She has also won numerous awards for her strong character driven roles. These include the ITA Award for "Best Actress in Supporting Role" for her series Virrudh.[6] As of 2014 she is working in Zee TV's Punjabi/Gujarati theme serial Jamai Raja (2014 TV series).[7]

She is a theatre actress and recently appeared in the play "Two to Tango, Three to Jive". Kaur has also acted in a few Pakistani television serials.[8][9]


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Om Jai Jagadish Tanya Malhotra
2002 Sur-The Melody of Life
2004 Julie
2006 Corporate Wife of Vinay Sehgal
2008 Anamika
2009 Three: Love, Lies, Betrayal Officer Smith
2010 Guzaarish News Reader
2011 Haunted - 3D Margaret Malini
2011 Jo Hum Chahein Amrita Singhania
2012 Heroine Mahis therapist
2012 Riwayat
2014 2 States Shipra Mehra
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Forest Warden
2015 Black Home
2015 Guddu Rangeela
2016 Zorawar Major Zorawar Singh's Mother
2019 The Lion King (Hindi Version) As a Voice over for Shenzi character
2019 Kalank Saroj
2019 The Tashkent Files Mrs. Natarajan
2019 Chopsticks Zacharia Netflix Film
2021 Koi Jaane Na Kabir's Friend Amazon Prime Video


Year Show Role Notes
Banegi Apni Baat
1995–1997 Swabhimaan Soha
1997-1998 Aahat Mansi / Holy Ghost / Naina (Episode 96&97 The Tresspasser), (Episode 110&111 Jungle), (Episode 148&149 The scarecrow)
Saaya Kamiya Protagonist
Maan Sanjana Maan
Talaash Horror TV Series (Episode 46)
Parchhaiyan Archana Protagonist
Dhadkan Mallika Sareen
2002–2003 Kittie Party Pixie
2003–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Dr. Mandira Kapadia / Priyanka Dutta / Mandira Kiran Virani / Mandira Aditya Gujral Female Antagonist
2004–2005 Piya Ka Ghar Amba
2005–2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Pallavi Bhandari / Pallavi Kamal Agarwal / Pammi Balraj Nanda Female Antagonist
2006–2008 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Nikhila Mahen Kapoor Negative Lead
2006 Piya Kay Ghar Jana Hai Pakistani TV serial
2007–2008 Virrudh Vedika Rai Singhania Supporting Role
Winner:ITA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008–2009 Ranbir Rano Preet Behenji
Jhansi Ki Rani Ladai Sarkar / Queen of Orccha
Jamai Raja DD (Durga Devi) Patel Main Antagonist Turned Protagonist
2019-2020 Jamai 2.0 DD (Durga Devi Patel) web series on Zee5


  1. ^ "Jamai 2.0: TV's Sassy Saas Achint Kaur Sizzles In Red Bikini In Goa".
  2. ^ "Playing historical character is not easy: Achint Kaur". Mumbai: Indo-Asian News Service. 31 December 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ "I want to go back to TV: Achint Kaur". The Times of India. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Achint Kaur biography". Retrieved 15 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Swabhimaan". 1995.
  6. ^ "ITA Awards Winners List". IndiaGlitz. 10 December 2007.
  7. ^ "Achint steps into Ranbir Rano". 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008.
  8. ^ "Indian TV actors are treated like Gods in Pakistan: Achint Kaur". The Times of India. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Indian & Pakistani shows are similar yet different: Achint Kaur". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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