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Mona Vasu at the unveiling of Ishq Bector's album Jhagde
15 October 1982 |
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Mona Vasu (born 15 October 1982), sometimes spelled Mona Wasu, is an Indian television actress. She is best known for having played the role of the title character Miilee in the TV series Miilee on STAR Plus.
Mona Vasu started her TV career in 2003 by appearing in many ads for major brands. She hosted the weekly travel show Operation Gold from 2003 to 2004 on STAR Gold. The concept of the show was to know about the life of soldiers in the Indian Army. She played a leading role in the 2004 Sahara One telefilm 30 Day Trial. Between 2005 and 2006, she played the title role in the primetime daily serial Miilee on Star Plus. In 2007, she hosted the weekly songs countdown show Idea Ek Se Bad Kar Ek on Star One which included categories like ‘Top 10 Action Heroes’, ‘Top 10 Love Triangles’ and ‘Top 10 Sizzling Singles’.
She played the role of Savita in the TV serial Jamegi Jodi.com on 9X who is the daughter of Sulbha Arya who runs a match fixing agency, Bandhan. She also did an episodic role in the horror show Ssshhhh...Koi Hai. From 2008-09, she played the role of Rohini, the eldest daughter, in the prime time soap opera Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine. In 2009, Vasu starred in an episode of Specials @ 10 on Sony TV.
The actress shot to fame when she won the reality show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao (the Indian version of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here) in 2009. She played the role of the antagonist, Richa Thakral in Balaji Telefilms' Parichay. She was cast in the play, Red Hot directed by Saurabh Shukla which is an adaptation of a comedy play by Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. It was played in 2011 at Kamani in New Delhi, at Bharat Mahaotsav, the largest theatre festival in Asia and at Chaos, the annual festival of IIM Ahmedabad.
Mona Wasu made her film debut in the 2013 film Maazii.
|2013||Maazii||Shrishti||Jaideep Chopra||Jaideep Chopra|
|2014||Club 60||Dolly||Sanjay Tripathy||Pulse Media|
|2004||30 Day Trial||Shailee||Telefilm|
|2005-06||Miilee||Miilee||Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Female (2005)
Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2005)
|2006||Victoria 403||STAR One (TV series) Episodic role|
|2008-09||Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi||Rohini Sharma|
|2009||Specials @ 10||Juhi|
|2011||Hum - Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi Kahani||Jyoti|
|2011-12||Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka||Richa Thakral||Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2012)|
Reality TV Shows
|2007||Ek Se Bad Kar Ek||Host|
|2009||Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao||Contestant (Winner)|
|2011||Ratan Ka Rishta||Guest appearance|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Fresh New Talent||Won|
- Pal, Divya (12 October 2008). "Mona Vasu tells all...". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "Star Gold trails the men in uniform". Indiantelevision.com. 22 March 2004. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "Talking Point with Mona Wasu". The Indian Express. 2 April 2005. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "Mona Vasu returns with Specials @ 10". Hindustan Times. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
- "Mona Vasu returns as Juhi On Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine series on Specials @ 10". Sindh Today. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2010.[dead link]
- "TV actress Mona Wasu crowned Jungle Queen of 'Iss Jungle Se...'". The Times of India. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- Thakkar, Mehul (23 August 2013). "Mona Wasu graduates to the silver screen". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 21 January 2014.