Mouni Roy

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Mouni Roy
Mouni Roy graces the Star Screen Awards 2018 (10) (cropped).jpg
Born (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 33)[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationKendriya Vidyalaya, Baburhat, Cooch Behar
Miranda House, University of Delhi
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2007– present
Known forNaagin

Mouni Roy (born 28 September 1985)[3] is an Indian film, television actress and a trained Kathak dancer.[4] She is best known for playing Krishna Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2007, Sati in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and Shivanya/Shivangi Singh in Naagin.[5][6] She has also played the role of Meera in Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq.[7] She participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014 and ended as a finalist.[8]

In 2018, she made her film debut opposite Akshay Kumar with the sports biopic Gold.[9] In her latest film, Roy stars alongside John Abraham in Robbie Grewal’s espionage thriller Romeo Akbar Walter.[10]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and television debut (2007–2010)[edit]

Mouni Roy was born on 28 September 1985 in Cooch Behar, West Bengal.[2] Her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. While her mother Mukti was a theatre artist, her father Anil Roy was an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad. She did her schooling till class 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar and then went to Delhi. She took up mass communication at Jamia Milia Islamia at her parents' insistence, but left the course midway and went to Mumbai to try her luck in films. She finished her part 1 exams and did not return to Delhi after that.[11][better source needed] She appeared as a background dancer in the song Nahi Hona in 2004 film Run.

Mouni started her career in 2007 with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi playing the role of Krishna Tulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat. She then participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha along with Karishma Tanna and Jennifer Winget. Mouni then appeared as Shivani in the series Kasturi. In 2008, Roy participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh along with Gaurav Chopra then after in 2010, she played the role of Roop in Do Saheliyaan.

Breakthrough and success in television (2011–2017)[edit]

In 2011, Mouni starred in the Punjabi movie Hero Hitler In Love. Mouni made fame after playing the role as Sati in Life OK's mythological series Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev from 2011 to 2014. During that time she played the lead as Meera opposite Aditya Redij in Life OK's Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq in 2013. In 2014, Mouni participated in the dance reality show on Colors Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its seventh season along with Punit Pathak. She survived for the full 14 weeks and finished off as a finalist.[8][12]

In 2015, Mouni returned to television with Ekta Kapoor's supernatural series Naagin playing the role of Shivanya opposite Arjun Bijlani and Adaa Khan. The series topped the TRP charts since its begin and continued to so till season 2. She became one of the players of Arjun's team Mumbai Tigers in Box Cricket League. She also hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance along with Rithvik Dhanjani on &TV. Mouni also played a double role in Season 2 of Naagin. Her chemistry with Bijlani in season 1 and with Karanvir Bohra in season 2 was highly appreciated by audience and established her as a leading actress in Indian Television Industry.[13][14] In 2016, Mouni voiced for the role of Sita in the animated film Mahayodha Rama. In the same year she also appeared in an item song 'Ki Kariye Tu Nachna Aunda Ni' in Tum Bin 2.[15]

Bollywood debut and break from television (2018–present)[edit]

In 2018, Mouni made her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Gold directed by Reema Kagti. Upon it's release the film received positive reviews from critics and emerged as a commercial success. She also made a special appearance in the film K.G.F: Chapter 1 in the item song 'Gali Gali'. She would also make her entry into the digital world through ALT Balaji's web-series Mehrunissa.

In 2019, she acted in RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter opposite John Abraham. The film received mixed reviews from critics but had an average business at box office. has also confirmed playing a role in the Indian superhero trilogy Brahmastra directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar and co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan set to release in December 2019. In the same year she would be seen in Mogul opposite Aamir Khan and in Made in China alongside Rajkumar Rao.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Refs
2007–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Krishna Tulsi Star Plus [5]
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant [16]
Kasturi Shivani Sabbarwal [17]
Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant Star One [18]
2009 Pati Patni Aur Woh Contestant Imagine TV [19]
2010 Do Saheliyaan Roop Zee TV [20]
Sshhh... Phir Koi Hai- Trittya Koena Star One
2011–2012 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Sati Life OK [21]
2012–2013 Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Meera [22]
2014 Nach Baliye 6 Guest Contestant Star Plus [23]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant Colors TV [24]
Bigg Boss 8 Guest [25]
2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi [26]
Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur
Comedy Nights with Kapil [27]
Bigg Boss 9 [28]
2015–2016 Naagin Shivanya [29]
2016–2017 Naagin 2 Shivangi [30]
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant [31]
Tashan-e-Ishq Guest Zee TV [32]
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani [32]
Comedy Nights Live Colors TV [33]
Comedy Nights Bachao [33]
So You Think You Can Dance Host &TV [34]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Guest Colors TV [35]
Bigg Boss 10 [36]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 [37]
Lip Sing Battle Contestant Star Plus [38]
India's Next Top Model 3 Guest MTV India [39]
Entertainment Ki Raat Guest Colors TV [40]
2018 Naagin 3 Shivangi Colors TV [41]
Krishna Chali London Sundari Star Plus [41]
Dance Deewane Herself Colors TV [42]
2019 The Kapil Sharma Show Sony TV [43]
The Voice 3 Star Plus [44]
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2019 Zee TV

Films[edit]

Key
Film yet to release Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Run Herself Special Appearance in Nahi Hona Nahi Hona Song
2011 Hero Hitler in Love Sahiban Punjabi Film
2016 Mahayodha Rama Sita (voice) Animated film
Tum Bin II Herself Special appearance in song "Nachna Aaonda Nahin"
2018 Gold Monobina Das
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Natasha as Sangeeta Bijlani Special appearance in song "Gali Gali"
2019 Romeo Akbar Walter Parul/Shraddha Sharma
Made in ChinaFilm yet to release Rukmini Release date rescheduled[45][46][47]
BrahmastraFilm yet to release Paulomi Filming
Bole Chudiyan Film yet to release TBA [48]
Mogul Film yet to release Sudesh Kumari Dua

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Reference
2018 Gold Lux Golden Rose Awards Emerging New Beauty Of The Year Nominated [49]
2019 N/A Lions Gold Awards Most Stylish Personality Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mouni Roy's birthday celebration". Lehren. Times of India. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b https://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/mouni-roy-bollywood-celebrity-mumbai-home
  3. ^ "WATCH: Mouni Roy celebrates birthday with boyfriend Mohit Raina and Naagin co-actors". Times Of India. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Mouni Roy: Salman Khan has had no role to play in my Bollywood debut".
  5. ^ a b Tejashree Bhopatkar (5 September 2014). "Teacher's Day: Smriti Irani was Mouni Roy's teacher!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  6. ^ Naithani, Priyanka (7 March 2013). "Mohit Raina dating Mouni Roy?". Times of India. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  7. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (8 June 2013). "Mouni Roy bereaved". Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa: VJ Andy, Karan Tacker, Mouni to battle it out". Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  9. ^ Hegde, Rajul (12 June 2014). "'I hope Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa increases my fan base'". Rediff. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  10. ^ https://scroll.in/reel/917593/mouni-roy-on-her-switch-from-tv-to-films-i-took-the-jump-because-i-felt-the-time-was-right
  11. ^ "10 secrets you didn't know about Naagin's Mouni Roy". Bollywoodlife. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Will Karan Tacker's new choreographer get him a 30?". bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Naagin season 2 to be back in less than 100 days". The Times of India. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Mouni Roy in a double role in Naagin 2". The Times of India. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  15. ^ Desk, India.com Entertainment (7 November 2017). "Mouni Roy Not A Part Of Ekta Kapoor's Naagin 3". India.com. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Kaho Na Yaar Hai". 2008.
  17. ^ "Kasturi (TV Series 2007–2009) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb".
  18. ^ "Girls' team wins 'Zara Nach ke Dikha' dance show". 29 September 2008.
  19. ^ "All is not well between Mouni and Debina". 29 September 2009.
  20. ^ "Talkiang point with Mouni Roy". 8 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Mouni Roy returns as Sati on 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' after a two-year hiatus". 10 February 2014.
  22. ^ "Cast and Producer of Life OKs Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq talk their hearts out". Tellychakkar. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Nach Baliye 6 Dancing With The Stars; Dharmesh, Mouni, Rashmi On The Sets!". 11 January 2014.
  24. ^ Vijaya Tiwari (24 June 2014). "Purab Kohli: Mouni Roy is someone to look out for in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Bigg Boss 8: Housemates have a delightful Diwali". 23 October 2014.
  26. ^ "Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi: Naagin actress Mouni Roy to bring in a twist in Ranveer and Ishani's life?". 22 October 2015.
  27. ^ "Mouni-Arjun on Comedy Nights With Kapil!". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  28. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 With Salman Khan: 'Naagin' Mouni Roy Performs; To Give Task To The Housemates - PICS". 13 December 2015.
  29. ^ "Jhalak's Mouni Roy roped in for Ekta Kapoor's next fantasy drama 'Naagin'". 24 July 2015.
  30. ^ "Mouni Roy s Double role comes to an end". www.missmalini.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  31. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  32. ^ a b "Celebration: New Year's Eve on Zee TV". 31 December 2015.
  33. ^ a b Goswami, Parismita (22 February 2016). "Comedy Nights Live: Lead actors from 'Naagin,' 'Chakravartin Ashok Samrat' and others to make an appearance". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  34. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Mouni Roy to host Indian 'So You Think You Can Dance'". The Indian Express. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  35. ^ "Mouni Roy in Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 9, will dance with Naagin co-actor Arjun Bijlani". 21 July 2016.
  36. ^ "Bigg Boss 10, Day 63: Salman Khan Puts Mouni Roy, Rubina Dilaik In The Kathghara". 18 December 2016.
  37. ^ "Salman Khan And Mouni Roy Announce Bigg Boss 11's Premiere Show". 9 September 2017.
  38. ^ "Mouni Roy to battle with Raftaar on Lip Sing Battle". 19 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Mouni Roy to be a guest judge on India's Next Top Model". 9 October 2017.
  40. ^ "Entertainment ki Raat: 5 things you should know about Ravi Dubey's new reality show". 9 November 2017.
  41. ^ a b Shetty, Akshata (21 April 2017). "It's confirmed! Mouni Roy to be a part of Naagin 3". india.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  42. ^ "Arjun Bijlani and Mouni Roy recreate their sparkling chemistry on Dance Deewane, watch video". 12 August 2018.
  43. ^ "The Kapil Sharma Show: John Abraham and Mouni Roy have a gala time with the team while promoting RAW; see pics". 4 April 2019.
  44. ^ "Divyanka Tripathi and Mouni Roy's dance face-off on Deewani Mastani". 4 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  45. ^ "Photo features fresh on screen pairs to look Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy don a desi avatar for a polaroid picture". The Times of India.
  46. ^ "Rajkummar Rao Announces The Wrap Of Made In China With This Pic". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  47. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (26 December 2018). "Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani and Mouni Roy... #MadeInChina gets a new release date: 30 Aug 2019... Directed by Mikhil Musale... Produced by Dinesh Vijan... The producer had released #Stree on 31 Aug 2018" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  48. ^ "Mouni Roy bags her fifth Bollywood film, this time opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui!". www.msn.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  49. ^ Kareena Kapoor Khan and team Veere Di Wedding awarded at Golden Rose Awards, 2018

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