Erica Jennifer Fernandes
19 May 1992
|Alma mater||University of Mumbai|
|Known for||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi|
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
|Home town||Mangalore, India|
Erica Jennifer Fernandes known by her stage name Erica Fernandes, is an Indian actress and model who appears in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. Prior to her film career, she took part in the Femina Miss India 2012 beauty pageant.
Fernandes was born to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family of Karnataka state. She has a brother, Jermaine Fernandes. She was born and raised in Kurla, Mumbai. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her pre-degree course from SIES College, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew's College, Bandra; however, she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling. Erica always dreamt to be a Bollywood actress and thus acting was her foremost interest.
She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu / Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.
Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan’s office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale featuring alongside Puneet Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda. In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Its Telugu version however was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica "does a good job" and "shows maturity in her acting".
In 2016, Fernandes was seen in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi as Dr. Sonakshi Bose.
|2013||Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu||Manjari||Tamil|
|Babloo Happy Hai||Natasha||Hindi|
|2016–2017||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Dr. Sonakshi Bose||Sony TV|
|2018–present||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Prerna Sharma||Star Plus|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Gold Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi
(With Shaheer Sheikh)
|Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Nominated|||
|Best Female Debut|
|Asian Viewers Television Awards||Female Actor Of The Year||Won|||
|2017||Lions Gold Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi
(With Shaheer Sheikh)
|2018||Asian Viewers Television Awards||Female Actor Of The Year||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Nominated|||
|2019||Kalakar Awards||Most Popular Actress||Won|
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Erica Fernandes will be paired opposite Shaheer Sheikh in 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi'.
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- "Erica Fernandes on Kasautii Zindagii Kay: I relate a lot to Prerna's character". The Indian Express.
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