Erica Fernandes

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Erica Fernandes
Erica Jennifer Fernandes

19 May 1992
ResidenceMumbai, India
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2013–present
Known forKuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Home townMangalore, India
Parent(s)Ralf Fernandes
Lavina Fernandes

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.[1] Prior to her film career, she took part in the Femina Miss India 2012 beauty pageant.

She is known for playing Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Currently, she is portraying the role of Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Personal life[edit]

Fernandes was born to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family of Karnataka state.[2] 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.


Since 2010, Fernandes has taken part in pageants like Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 amongst other titles.[3][4]

She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu / Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.[5]

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.[6] 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".[7][8][9][10]

Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru released on 6 October 2017[11] and sees her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.

In 2016, Fernandes was seen in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi as Dr. Sonakshi Bose.

Currently, she is portraying Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay.[12][13]



Year Film Role Language
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Manjari Tamil
2014 Ninnindale Pramila Kannada
Babloo Happy Hai Natasha Hindi
Virattu Shreegg Tamil
Galipatam Swathi Telugu
Dega Sri Telugu
2015 Buguri Ishanya Kannada
2017 Vizhithiru Christina Tamil


Year Show Role Channel
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[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shaheer Sheikh)

Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Nominated [14]
Best Female Debut
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [15]
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shaheer Sheikh)

2018 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated [16]
2019 Kalakar Awards Most Popular Actress Won


  1. ^ "Erica Fernandes: Femina Miss India Maharashtra 2011", Femina Miss India, 2012, archived from the original on 9 April 2012, retrieved 23 June 2013
  2. ^ Kavya Christopher (2013-10-18), "Puneeth is very down to earth: Erica Fernandes", The Times of India, retrieved 2015-06-06
  3. ^ "Awards", Official website, 2012, retrieved 2017-07-26
  4. ^ Neha Madaan (2011-08-08), "Erica Fernandes is Miss Maharashtra 2011", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-26
  5. ^ Rinku Gupta (2013-04-15), "‘I am not Ileana's sister, I am Erica’", The New Indian Express, retrieved 2017-07-26
  6. ^ Jyoti Prabhakar (2012-12-29), "Nila Madhab Panda's next film revolves around Delhi", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-26
  7. ^ Suresh Kavirayani (2016-01-10), "Movie Review 'Gaalipatam': Innovative marital drama", The Deccan Chronicle (published 2014-08-09), retrieved 2017-07-26
  8. ^ Ranjani Rajendra (2014-08-08). "Bold and unapologetic". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  9. ^ Sangeetha Seshagiri (2014-08-08), "'Galipatam' Review Roundup: Bold Attempt, Worth a Watch", International Business Times, retrieved 2017-07-26
  10. ^ "Erica Fernandes ‘thrilled’ about TV debut", The Indian Express, 2016-01-27, retrieved 2017-07-26, Erica Fernandes will be paired opposite Shaheer Sheikh in 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi'.
  11. ^ Vizhithiru
  12. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay promo: SRK introduces Parth and Erica as Anurag and Prerna". The Indian Express.
  13. ^ "Erica Fernandes on Kasautii Zindagii Kay: I relate a lot to Prerna's character". The Indian Express.
  14. ^ "Gold Awards 2016: Nomination List". Filmibeat.
  15. ^ "AVTA 2016: Winners List". BizAsia.
  16. ^ "AVTA 2018: Nominations List". BizAsia.

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