Anjum Fakih

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Anjum Fakih
BornSeptember 12, 1989
ResidenceMumbai, Maharastra, India
OccupationActress, model
Years active2013–present
Known forKundali Bhagya

Anjum Fakih is an Indian television actress and model,[1][2] who has appeared in Hindi television series like MTV's Chat House,[3] Time Quake,[3] and Tere Sheher Mein.[4][5] Currently, she is seen in Kundali Bhagya.[6] For her role in Kundali Bhagya she was most recently awarded the Best Supporting Actor (female) in the Popular category at the 11th Gold Awards. She has also appeared in the popular show Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani as Rani Rageshwari Singh. She played an evil character in the show. Anjum Fakih has also won the Ford Super Model title.

She has also played the supporting character of Sakshi in social-drama Devanshi.[7]

In a short span of time, she has established herself as one of the promising new actresses on Indian television.

Early life and career[edit]

Anjum Fakih was just 19 years old when she decided to become a Model. Even though, she belongs to a conservative Muslim family living in Ghatkopar,[8] she followed her passion to have a career in modelling. Talking about her early life, she said ''Since 4th grade to 2009 I wore a Burkha, but in 2010 I decided I will live my life on my terms and will wear what I want. I took all my Shalwar Kameez and Burkha and dumped them. In fact, even when I discussed about my modelling plans with my mother, she straight away refused and told me you can't do it while staying in my house. So, I left my house and made my career. I belonged to a family where woman used to go behind parda (veil) when any guest would visit us home. However, now my mother's views has changed after seeing the industry." She has won the Ford Super Model of the World-India.[9]

She started her acting career with Star Plus's Romantic Series Tere Sheher Mein. She has also appeared in shows like Time Machine and MTV's Chat House.

Anjum started gaining fame after bagging the role of Rani Rageshwari in period drama Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. She joined the show in December 2015 and played the role until 2016. She was highly appreciated for playing the evil character efficiently. She left the show in 2016.

In 2017, she portrayed Sakshi, the sister of Devanshi (played by Helly Shah) in Colors TV's social-drama Devanshi.[10]

Since July 2017, she appears in popular television show Kundali Bhagya. Fakih plays the parallel lead role of Srishti, a naughty and fun-loving girl who wants to enjoy her life on her own choices.[11] Kundali Bhagya has become the biggest weekday launch in terms of TRP since 2016,[12] and is currently the most-watched show on Zee TV.[13]



  1. ^ "I used to wear a burkha earlier, but in 2010 I decided to live my life on my terms: Anjum Fakih of Kundali Bhagya".
  2. ^ "Kundali Bhagya actress Anjum Fakih rocks the bikini look".
  3. ^ a b "Anjum Fakih to play lead in Nilanjana's next!". The Times of India. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Rachita, Rama get married in Tere Sheher Mein".
  5. ^ "Anjum Fakih celebrates her birthday with 'Tere Sheher Mein' cast! (PICS)". Pink Villa. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Shraddha Arya and Anjum Farikh roped in for Kundali Bhagya". Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Helly Shah and Anjum Fakih to play parallel leads on Devanshi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
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  9. ^ "'I've been on my own for the last three years, so it was very difficult'".
  10. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "Meet the another LEAD ACTRESS of Colors TV show 'Devanshi'". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Meet Kundali Bhagya's Anjum Fakih, the new hottie in town". India Today. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Zee TV as Kumkum Bhagya and Kundali Bhagya get together and play Holi". mid-day. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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