Helly Shah

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Helly Shah
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Helly Shah

(1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 24)[1]
Years active2010–present
Known forSwaragini
Sufiyana Pyaar Mera
Home townAhmedabad, Gujarat, India [2]

Helly Shah (born 7 January 1996)[1] is an Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Swara Maheshwari in Swaragini and Devanshi Upadhyay in Devanshi.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Shah is a Gujarati from Ahmedabad.[2][5][6] She is a vegetarian.[6]


Shah began her acting career when she was in 8th grade.[3] Her career began with Star Plus's show Gulaal.[2] She then played Alaxmi in Life OK's Alaxmi — Humari Super Bahu.[2] Later, she played Ami in Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi.[7] She then appeared in Sony Pal's Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi.[8]

From March 2015 to December 2016, Shah portrayed Swara Maheshwari in Swaragini opposite Varun Kapoor.

In 2016, Shah participated in Colors TV's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. In 2017, she portrayed Devanshi Upadhyay in Devanshi for which she won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress Popular.

In 2019, she portrayed Saltanat Shah and Kaynaat Shah in Star Bharat's Sufiyana Pyaar Mera opposite Rajveer Singh for which she won the Gold Award for Best Actress In Negative Role.[9] Next, she appeared as Neha in Star Plus's Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.[10]


Year Show Role Channel
2010–2011 Zindagi Ka Har Rang...Gulaal Talli Star Plus
2012–2013 Alaxmi — Humari Super Bahu Alaxmi/Laxmi Kapadia Life OK
2013 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Ami Joshipura Zee TV
2014 Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi Aashi Dubey Sony Pal
2015–2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Swara Gadodia Maheshwari Colors TV
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant
2017 Devanshi Devanshi Upadhyay
2018 Laal Ishq Deepali &TV
2019 Sufiyana Pyaar Mera Saltanat Shah/Kaynaat Shah Star Bharat
2019 Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke Neha Star Plus
2020 Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 Niti Colors TV


Year Award Category Show Reference
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Devanshi [11]
2019 Gold Awards Best Actress In Negative Role (Jury) Sufiyana Pyaar Mera [12]
Indian Television Academy Awards


  1. ^ a b Goswami, Parismita (8 January 2016). "Swaragini actress Swara aka Helly Shah celebrates birthday with co-actors". International Business Times. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Patel, Ano (10 October 2014). "Gujaratis take the lead on prime time TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Ano Patel (6 July 2012). "Ahmedabad is a very chilled out place: Helly Shah". Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Helly Shah: I loved the jhumkas and bags in Janpath". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (22 April 2017). "Gujarati actors make it big on Hindi prime time TV". Ahmedabad: The Times of India.
  6. ^ a b IANS (26 February 2015). "Hindi TV show 'Swaragini' zooms in on Kolkata's hotspots". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Talking about playing the character, Helly told IANS: "Swara is very similar to what I am in real life. The only difference is I am Gujarati and she is Bengali. Swara as Bengali is a non-vegetarian eating person, but in real life I am a vegetarian."
  7. ^ Neha Maheshwri (4 December 2013). "Hally Shah to replace Ulka Gupta in 'Khelti Hai Zindagi...'". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  8. ^ IANS (26 November 2014). "'Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi' to go off air". Mid Day. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Helly Shah to make a comeback with Sufiyana Ishq". Times of India.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Helly Shah joins 'Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  11. ^ "ITA Awards 2017 winners list: Jennifer Winget, Vivian Dsena and Nakuul Mehta take home the trophies". indianexpress-com.cdn.ampproject.org. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Gold Awards 2019: Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Erica Fernandes win big. See pics". hindustantimes.com. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2019.