Mrunal Thakur

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Mrunal Thakur
Mrunal Thakur promotes the film Love Sonia (01).jpg
Thakur promotes her film Love Sonia in 2018
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
EducationTYBMM (Journalism)
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2012–present
Known forBulbul in Kumkum Bhagya

Mrunal Thakur is an Indian actress and model who appears in Marathi movies and Indian soap operas. She is known for her role as Bulbul in Kumkum Bhagya. She has played the lead role in Tabrez Noorani and David Womark's 2018 film Love Sonia.

Early life[edit]

She was born in a Marathi Hindu family. She has two siblings, an elder sister Lochan and a younger brother. She completed, TYBMM (Journalism) from K. C. College.[1]


While attending college she appeared on the Star Plus show Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh Khamoshiyaan (Debut) opposite Mohit Sehgal as Gauri Bhosle. She then played the role of a journalist on the Star Plus show Har Yug Mein Ayega Ek Arjun.[2][3] She also hosted a Hindi play called Do Fool Chaar Mali along with co-host Barun Sobti, which was directed by Manoj Verma and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? team members. It took place in Dubai on 20 April 2013. She also played the lead role in Zee TVs' Kumkum Bhagya, opposite Arjit Taneja.[4]

She has also tried her hand in Marathi films. She has films like Hello Nandan, Vitti Dandu, Surajya and Rangkarmi to her credit.

Thakur is all set to make her big Bollywood debut with Hrithik Roshan in his upcoming film Super 30. Super 30 is based on the life of the Patna-based scholar Anand Kumar, who trains 30 deserving, economically-backward students for IIT-JEE entrance exams every year with a commendable success rate

Mrunal Thakur made her international debut with an Indo-American film Love Sonia made by Life Of Pi producer David Womark. The actress played the title role in the film that brings to light the issue of global human trafficking. She plays a village girl, who is trapped in the global sex trade, in the film that also stars the likes of Freida Pinto and Demi Moore. The young actress reportedly stayed near a brothel in Kolkata to study the body language of the prostitutes for the film.[5]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2014 Vitti Dandu Sandhya Marathi
Surajya Dr. Swapna Bhosale
2018 Love Sonia Sonia Hindi Film presented by Priyanka Chopra [6]
2019 Super 30 [7] Ritu Rashmi[citation needed]
Batla House[8] TBA


Year Title Role Channel
2012–2013 Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh Khamoshiyaan Gauri Bhonsle Gaikwad Star Plus
2013 Har Yug Mein Ayega Ek Arjun Sakshi
2014–2016 Kumkum Bhagya[9] Bulbul Arora Zee TV
Box Cricket League[10] Herself Colors TV
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Herself Star Plus
2016 SauBhagyalaxmi Dance Performance & TV
Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn Herself ANTV
2017 Nadin Tara


2013: Thakur featured in a comedy stage play titled Do Fool Chaar Maali in Dubai along with Barun Sobti

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mrunal Thakur [ Hot ] Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Marriage, Parents, Family". Marathi.TV. 2015-12-12. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  2. ^ Mrunal Thakur: new lead of Arjun. (23 March 2013). Retrieved on 2015-05-27.
  3. ^ Shaleen Malhotra and Mrunal Thakur "enjoying" working with each other in Arjun. (1 April 2013). Retrieved on 2015-05-27.
  4. ^ Cast of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon join together for a play to be premiered in Dubai. (25 February 2013). Retrieved on 2015-05-27.
  5. ^ "Mrunal Thakur: Interesting facts about the 'Super 30' actress - The Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Priyanka Chopra to present 'Love Sonia' - a film on human trafficking! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  7. ^ "'Super 30' Mrunal Thakur: Hrithik Roshan finds his leading lady in TV star Mrunal Thakur". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Nikhil Advani Starts Rolling Batla House With John Abraham". Filmy Today. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  9. ^ Mrunal Thakur to be a part of Kumkum Bhagya. Retrieved on 27 May 2015.
  10. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.