Ekta Kaul

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Ekta Kaul (born 16 May 1990)[1] is an Indian model and television actress.[1][2] She is best known for portraying the roles of Sahiba in Zee TV's romantic drama Rab Se Sohna Isshq, Suhani in Sony TV's family drama Bade Acche Lagte Hain, and Riya in Star Plus's popular show Mere Angne Mein.[3] She was a contestant in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Ekta Kaul was born in Jammu and Kashmir in India. She completed her graduation in biotechnology and went on to get an MBA. She was working with Nestle for a while, and whilst she was posted in Mumbai, she started dabbling in acting career.

Kaul began her career with the leading role of Sahiba in Rab Se Sohna Isshq,[5][6] She was a contestant in season 6 of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[7][8] She played the role of Suhani in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony Entertainment Television India.

In 2015, she bagged the lead role of Riya Mathur in Star Plus's drama series Mere Angne Mein.[9][10] In August 2017, she was confirmed as the new female lead on Life OK show Ghulaam[11] but the show went off air and her entry was eventually scrapped.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ekta was born in Jammu and Kashmir, and speaks English and a little Punjabi. Her mother tongue is Kashmiri. Before becoming an actress, she completed her MBA and worked as a manager with Nestle India.

Ekta dated her Rab Se Sohna Isshq co-star Kanan Malhotra. They were about to get married[13] but split up in 2013.[14][15] She got engaged to actor Sumeet Vyas, of Permanent Roommates fame,[16] and they were married on 15 September 2018.[17]


Year(s) Show Name Role Television Channel
2012-2013 Rab Se Sohna Isshq Sahiba/Anu (Female protagonist) Zee TV
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6) Herself [18] Colors TV
2013-2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Suhani Sony Entertainment Television India
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui RJ Yoshika [19] Bindass
2014 Box Cricket League Herself Sony TV
2015 Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi Cameo Sony Pal
2015-2017 Mere Angne Mein Riya Mathur (Female protagonist) [20] Star Plus


Year Ceremony Category Role Show Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Sahiba Rab Se Sohna Isshq Nominated
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Nayi Jodi Sahiba Rab Se Sohna Isshq Nominated
2013 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (female) Sahiba Rab Se Sohna Isshq Won[21]
2016 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Riya Mere Angne Mein Nominated


  1. ^ a b Married to Sumeet vyas in 2018 Ekta Kaul’s Interview : Business India Archived 3 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Biography of Ekta Kaul | Matpal
  3. ^ "Ekta Kaul posts picture from the last day of her shoot for 'Mere Angne Mein' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Krystle D'Souza and Ekta Kaul in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 6". Bollywood Life. 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ Ekta Kaul to stay back in Rab Se Sohna Isshq - Times Of India
  6. ^ "Ekta Kaul Bio". In.Com.
  7. ^ "Ekta Kaul exits Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6". Indian Express. 30 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Ekta Kaul exits Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6". 30 June 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Ekta Kaul quits popular TV show Mere Angne Mein. And this is the reason". Hindustan Times. 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "OMG! Ekta Kaul QUITS Star Plus show 'Mere Angne Mein'". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Ekta Kaul confirmed as female lead in 'Ghulaam'". Biz Asia Live. 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Life OK's Ghulam To Go Off Air; Ekta Kaul's Role Scrapped; Niti Taylor Approached For Bigg Boss 11!". Filmy Beat. 7 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Marriage will happen soon: Kanan Malhotra". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2013.
  14. ^ All is not well in Ekta-Kanan’s paradise? - Times Of India
  15. ^ "Ekta Kaul calls off 'roka' with Kanan Malhotra". Times of India. 24 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Summet Vyas on Ekta Kaul".
  17. ^ "Sumeet Vyas, Ekta Kaul Are Now Married: PICS Inside". Headlines Today. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  18. ^ PTI (30 June 2013). "Ekta Kaul exits Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6". Indian Express. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Actress Ekta Kaul turns RJ for TV show". Business Standard. 23 August 2014.
  20. ^ "'Mere Angne Mein' Launched, Cast Promises 'Different' Entertainment". Mid-day. 3 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Indian Telly awards 2013 Popular Awards winners". indiantelevision.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015.

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