Achint Kaur

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Achint Kaur
Born5 September 1977 (1977-09-05) (age 41)
Years active1995–present
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Achint Kaur (born 5 September 1970) 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 was also seen playing a mother and a mother-in-law in the serial Jamai Raja.

Early life[edit]

Achint Kaur was born and raised in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh to a Punjabi Sikh family[1][2] where she studied at Sophia Girls' School.[3]


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'.[4]

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.[5] As of 2014 she is working in Zee TV's Punjabi/Gujurati theme serial Jamai Raja (TV series).[6]

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.[7][8]


The Chopsticks
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Om Jai Jagadish Tanya Malhotra
2002 Sur-The Melody of Life
2004 Julie
2006 Corporate Wife of Viney Sehgal
2008 Anamika
2010 Guzaarish News Reader
2011 Haunted - 3D Margaret Malini
2011 Jo Hum Chahein Amrita Singhania
2012 Heroine
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 Kalank Saroj
2019 The Tashkent Files


Year Show Role Network Notes
Banegi Apni Baat Zee TV
1995–1997 Swabhimaan Soha DD National
Saaya Kamiya Sony TV Protagonist
Maan Sanjana Maan DD Metro
Talaash STAR Plus Horror TV Series (Episode 46)
Parchhaiyan Archana Sahara TV Protagonist
Dhadkan Mallika Sareen Sony TV
2002–2003 Kittie Party Pixie Zee TV
2003–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Dr. Mandira Kapadia / Priyanka Dutta / Mandira Kiran Virani / Mandira Aditya Gujral Star Plus Female Antagonist
2004–2005 Piya Ka Ghar Amba Zee TV
2005–2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Pallavi Bhandari / Pallavi Kamal Agarwal / Pammi Balraj Nanda Star Plus Female Antagonist
2006–2008 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Nikhila Mahen Kapoor Star Plus Negative Lead
2007–2008 Virrudh Vedika Rai Singhania Sony TV Supporting Role
Winner:ITA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008–2009 Ranbir Rano Preet Behenji Zee TV
Jhansi Ki Rani Ladai Sarkar / Queen Of Orccha Zee TV
Jamai Raja DD (Durga Devi) Patel Zee TV Main Antagonist Turned Protagonist


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "I want to go back to TV: Achint Kaur". The Times of India. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Achint Kaur biography". Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Swabhimaan". 1995.
  5. ^ "ITA Awards Winners List". IndiaGlitz. 10 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Achint steps into Ranbir Rano". 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Indian TV actors are treated like Gods in Pakistan: Achint Kaur - The Times of India". 21 July 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Indian & Pakistani shows are similar yet different: Achint Kaur". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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