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Jennifer Winget

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Jennifer Winget
Jennifer Winget at the 25th SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (15) (cropped).jpg
Winget at the 25th SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018
Born
Jennifer Winget

(1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 34)[1][2]
ResidenceMumbai, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Karan Singh Grover
(m. 2012; div. 2014)
[4]

Jennifer Winget (born 30 May 1985) is an Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Kumud Desai in Saraswatichandra, Maya Mehrotra in Beyhadh and Zoya Siddiqui in Bepannah.[5][6][7]

Personal life

Winget is the daughter of a Punjabi mother and a Maharashtrian Christian father, and is often mistaken for a person of non-Indian origins due to her western first name.[8]

Winget married Karan Singh Grover on 9 April 2012.[9][10] In November 2014, Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[4][11]

Career

Winget started her career at the age of 12 as a child actor in the film Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya,[8] and then appeared as a child actor in the Indian film Kuch Naa Kaho at the age of 14.[12] Later, as an adult, she went on to work in various Indian TV shows.[12][13][14]

Winget's big break as the lead in television came with the show Karthika, where she played the role of a struggling singer who dreams of making it big.

She later starred in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, where she played Sneha, the daughter of the protagonists.

In 2009, she replaced Shilpa Anand as Riddhima Gupta in the show Dill Mill Gayye.

In 2013 she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's television show Saraswatichandra as Kumud Desai opposite Gautam Rode. For her performance she won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress Critics.[15]

In 2016, Winget portrayed the role of Maya Mehrotra in Sony TV's Beyhadh.[16][17] For her performance she won numerous awards and appreciation.

In 2018, she played the role of Zoya Siddiqui in Colors TV's Bepannaah opposite Harshad Chopda.[18][19] Winget is one of highest paid Indian Television actresses.[20]

Media

UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye placed her in their 50 Sexiest Asian Women list in 2012.[21] In 2013, she was listed in this list by Eastern Eye yet again, this time at the fifteenth position.[22] Winget was also included in the Television's Top 10 Actresses list by Rediff.[23] She was then listed among the 35 Hottest Actresses in Indian Television by Mens XP.[24] She was ranked first in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television 2017 and in 2018 she ranked 2nd in the list.[25][26] Winget was placed at the 13th position in Eastern Eye's Sexiest Asian Women List 2018.[27]

Winget's chemistry with Harshad Chopda in Bepannah being extremely popular brought them the title of Times of India's Most Favourite Onscreen Jodi of 2018.[28] She was ranked 14th in Biz Asia's TV Personality 2018.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Language Reference
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Young Girl Hindi [29]
1997 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat School Kid Hindi [29]
2000 Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Tanu Hindi [30]
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Pooja Hindi [31]
2018 Phir Se... Kajal Kapoor Hindi [32]

Television

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2002–03 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Piya Star Plus [33]
2003 Kkusum Simran Sony TV [33]
Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Preeti Sony TV [34]
2004 Karthika Karthika Hungama TV [35]
2005–08 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sneha Bajaj Star Plus [36]
2006 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa Natasha STAR One [37]
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Herself Star Plus [33]
2007 Kahin To Hoga Svetlana Star Plus [33]
2007–09 Sangam Ganga Bhatia Star Plus [38]
2008 Zara Nach Ke Dikha 1 Contestant STAR One [39]
2009 Dekh India Dekh Host Sony TV [40]
Laughter Ke Phatke STAR One [41]
Comedy Circus 3 Contestant Sony TV [42]
Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Riddhima Gupta STAR One [43]
2009 Perfect Bride Finale Performer [44]
2010 Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2 Host Star Plus [45]
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Contestant NDTV Imagine [46]
Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala Host Star Plus [47]
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan [48]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Neeti Star Plus [49]
2013–14 Saraswatichandra Kumud Desai Star Plus [50]
2016–17 Beyhadh Maya Mehrotra Sony TV [51]
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest Sony TV [52]
2018 Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Colors TV [53]
2018 Bepannaah Zoya Siddiqui Colors TV [18]
2019 Beyhadh 2 Maya Sony TV [54]

Web series

Year Show Role Platform Reference
2019 Code M Monica Mehra ALT Balaji [55]

Awards and nominations

Winget in 2013
Year Award Category Nominated Work Results Reference
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actress Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated
2013 Gold Awards Most Fit Actress N/A Won [56]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Drama) Saraswatichandra Won [57]
Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress (Jury) Won
Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated
2016 Asiavision Television Awards Best Actress Won
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Jury) Beyhadh Won [58]
Indian Television Academy Awards Won [59]
2018 Gold Awards Best Actress (Jury) Bepannah Won [60]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
Best Actress (Drama) Nominated
2019 Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role Won [61]
Best Jodi

(With Harshad Chopda)

Nominated

See also

References

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