Kamya Panjabi

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Kamya Panjabi
Kamya Punjabi graces the Indian Television Academy Awards 2017 (12) (cropped).jpg
Panjabi at the Indian Television Academy Awards 2017
Born13 August 1979[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1996-present
Notable work
Reth
Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani
Banoo Main Teri Dulhann
Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
Spouse(s)
Bunty Negi
(m. 2003; div. 2013)
Children1

Kamya Panjabi is an Indian television actress, who generally plays the vamp or negative characters in Hindi television serials.[2][3] She participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 7 in 2013[4] and is currently seen in the soap opera Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki on Colors TV.

Career[edit]

Panjabi came to be known for portraying negative roles in Indian television serials like Reth, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani and Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann. Punjabi has also played positive roles in Piya Ka Ghar, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak and Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar.

She was part of the second season of Comedy Circus comedy show on Sony TV and participated in Bigg Boss 7 in Colors TV.

Panjabi featured in minor roles in Bollywood films such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Yaadein, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Koi Mil Gaya. In 1997, she featured in a music video called Mehndi Mehndi, and was also part of the music video Kala Shah Kala by Anamika.

In 2019, Panjabi made her theatre debut in the play Pajama Party with fellow television actress Kavita Kaushik.[5]

Personal life[edit]

During her time on Bigg Boss, Panjabi developed a close friendship with fellow television actress Pratyusha Banerjee.[6][7] Following Banerjee's suicide, Panjabi released a film based on her life and was sued by Banerjee's former boyfriend.[8]

Panjabi married Bunty Negi in 2003, with whom she has a daughter.[9][10] They divorced in 2013.[11]

She dated television actor Karan Patel but they broke up in 2015.[12][13]

In 2019, she was reportedly planning to marry her boyfriend of seven months, Delhi-based Shalabh Dang.[14][11]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2001 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Nisha in the episode "Shart" Star Plus
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Karishma Singh Star Plus
Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr Ramya
Piya Ka Ghar Simran Zee TV
2002–2003 Kammal Vidhisha
2002–2006 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Kiran
2003–2004 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat N/A Sony TV
2004-2006 Reth Netra Zee TV
2005-2007 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Kamya Parashar Sahara One
2006-2009 Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh Zee TV
2007 Amber Dhara Deepika Sony TV
2008 Comedy Circus Contestant [15]
2009 Jeet Jayenge Hum Devyani
Naaginn - Waadon Ki Agniparikshaa Naaginn (Special appearance) Zee TV
2010-2012 Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara Star Plus
2012 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Mandira Bhagat Sony TV
2013 Do Dil Ek Jaan Daya Mayi Life OK
Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre Herself / Contestant Colors TV
Bigg Boss 7 [16]
2014 Beintehaa Zarina
F.I.R. Bhanu Mitra SAB TV
The Adventures of Hatim Rihana Life OK
Bigg Boss 8 Herself/Guest Colors TV
2014-15 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant Sony TV
2015 Doli Armaano Ki Damini Anirudh Sinha Zee TV
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant &TV
Aanat Shweta Maan TV
Bigg Boss 9 Herself / Contestant Colors TV
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Vidhya &TV Episode 22[17]
Box Cricket League 2 Herself / Contestant Colors TV
Comedy Nights Bachao Herself
2016–present Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Preeto Harak Singh
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Herself / Guest
2017 Tu Aashqui
2018 Bigg Boss 12
2019 Kitchen Champion Herself / Contestant

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Role Result
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh Won
Kalakar Awards
2008 Sansui Awards Nominated
Apsara Awards
2011 Star Parivaar Awards Most Stylish Sadasya (Female) Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jury)
2014 Lions Gold Awards Appreciation Award Bigg Boss 7 Herself Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Kamya Punjabi: 5 times the actor ruled television". Indian Express. 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Kamya Panjabi goes bare back to support Ekta Kapoor for her film Lipstick Under My Burkha - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ Mazumder, Ranjib (28 January 2009). "Kamya Punjabi does a balancing act". DNA India.
  4. ^ "I prepared myself to prove that women can tough it out: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ "TV actresses Kavita Kaushik and Kamya Punjabi debut with a play on women's empowerment - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Kamya Punjabi posts heartwarming video for late friend Pratyusha Banerjee on her birth anniversary". India Today. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Shooting a suicide scene made Kamya Panjabi emotional, remember Pratyusha Banerjee". The Indian Express. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Mumbai court issues notices to Kamya Punjabi for releasing film starring Pratyusha Banerjee". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Trouble in Kamya Punjabi's marriage again?". The Times of India. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia to Kamya Punjabi, TV's single moms who essayed the roles of a father in their child's life". The Times of India. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Kamya Punjabi to get married next year". India Today. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Karan Patel and Kamya break up: What went wrong? - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Ex Kamya Punjabi slams Karan Patel; wife Ankita stands by him - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to tie the knot with Shalabh Dang". The Indian Express. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Last laugh". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  16. ^ "I have not played any game on Bigg Boss: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to star in 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai'". TOI. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.