Meghna Malik

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Meghna Malik
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Born
Alma materNational School of Drama
OccupationFilm, television and theatre actor
Years active1998–present
Websitewww.meghnamalik.com

Meghna Malik is an Indian film, television and theatre actress. She is popularly known as the high-handed Ammaji of Colors TV's popular show Na Aana Is Des Laado.[1] It was a show focusing on female infanticide and other atrocities against women.[2]

In 2013, Malik became a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 2016, she appeared in Star Plus's show Dahleez. In 2017, she reprised her role as Ammaji from Na Aana Is Des Laado in its sequel Laado 2 – Veerpur Ki Mardani, although she quit the show in early 2018.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Malik was born and brought up in Sonipat in a Jat family.[2][4][5] She completed her Master's degree in English after which she moved to Delhi, where she did an acting course from the National School of Drama, graduating in 1997.[5] She is a Mumbai resident from 2000.[2]

Malik played the leading role of Ammaji in television series Na Aana Is Des Laado (2009–2012).[6] She also had supporting roles in several movies, including Chalte Chalte, Kuch Naa Kaho, and Taare Zameen Par.

In 2017, she was signed up to reprise her role as Ammaji in Laado 2. She quits the show in 2018, while the show went off air the same year.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2014 Woh Hue Na Hamare Bua Ji Negative role
2001 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan
Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani
2002 Sanjivani Nalini- A patient
2007–2008 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Suvarna Thakral
2008 Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi Revati
2009–2012 Na Aana Is Des Laado Bhagwani Devi / Ammaji Sangwan [8]
Kitchen Champion Ammaji / Herself Winner[9]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 Contestant With choreographer Savio Barnes[10]

Eliminated on 22 June 2013[11][12]

2013–2014 Gustakh Dil Barkha
2016 Dahleez Advocate Suhasini Sinha [13]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Guest Guest for the promotion of Laado 2 – Veerpur Ki Mardani
2017–2018 Laado 2 – Veerpur Ki Mardani Bhagwani Devi / Ammaji Sangwan [14][15]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Chalte Chalte Farah Hindi
2003 Pinjar Hindi
2003 Kuch Na Kaho Nikki Hindi
2004 Vaastu Shastra evil spirit Hindi
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Kalpa Hindi
2007 Taare Zameen Par Maths Teacher Hindi
2016 Zubaan Mandira Sikand Hindi, Punjabi
2018 Moksha to Maya Police Officer [16]
2019 Sehar Hindi [17][18]
2019 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Ratna Narang Hindi
2020 Angrezi Medium Principal Hindi
2021 Saina Usha Rani Nehwal Hindi
2021 Pagglait Hindi Netflix

Web series[edit]

Year Name Role Notes
2020 Bandish Bandits Avantika Mother of Tamanna Sharma
2020 Mirzapur Shakuntala Shukla Season 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Meghna Malik".
  2. ^ a b c Neha Maheshwari (28 August 2012). "I am not a feminist: Meghna Malik". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Trivedi, Tanvi (21 May 2018). "Meghna: 'Laado 2's going off air is almost like the sinking of the Titanic". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ Arora, Naini (6 October 2016). "Delhi keeps calling me back, says actor Meghna Malik". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Meghna Malik has a compulsive disorder". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "I was frightened to play 'Ammaji', says Meghna Malik". Zee News. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Though I signed up to play amma ji of Laado, I never felt I was shooting for the part: Meghna Malika". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Meghna Malik: Ammaji was beyond age and gender - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Ammaji wins 'Kitchen Champion'". Zee News. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Meghna Malik takes to dancing". Hindustan Times. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Meghna Malik gets eliminated | Bollywood Life". Bollywood Life. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Meghna Malik (Ammaji) out of Jhalak - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  13. ^ Mittal, Vidhi (18 March 2016). "Crossing the barrier". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Meghna Malik: TV is not a medium for reforms". Hindustan Times. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Ammaji in Laado 2 will be intense but more colourful: Meghna Malik". The Indian Express. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  16. ^ "'Babumoshai Bandukbaaz' fame Bidita Bag to be seen in 'Moksh To Maaya'". Zee News. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  17. ^ "I love adding little quirks to the character I am playing: Meghna Malik". Hindustan Times. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  18. ^ "We are trying our best to bring good cinema to theatres". Hindustan Times. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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