Niki Aneja Walia

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Niki Walia
Niki Walia

Niki Walia (née Aneja) is a well-known Indian television and film actress..

Personal life[edit]

Walia was born Niki Aneja on 26 September 1972 in Mumbai. She went to St. Theresa's Convent School in Santacruz. She married Sonny Walia in February 2002 and shifted to the UK the same year. The couple has twins (a boy, Sean and a girl, Sabrina). She currently resides in England.


Niki has worked as a model, compere, VJ, host and actress on TV and Film (Bollywood). She has acted for nearly 30 years in over 31 television serials in many genres (comedy, Action, Horror and Drama).

She has won many top awards, which at the height of her career in the 90's made her one of Indian Television's most sought after actresses.

She is best known for her role 'Dr. Simran' in the Hindi TV series Astitva on Zee TV.[1]

Her resemblance to Madhuri Dixit have gained her a title of 'Madhuri Dixit of small screen'.

She was also a judge for Femina Miss India1994 which resulted in the win for Miss World for Ashwaria Rai and Miss Universe for Sushmita Sen.

Niki has also been a Runner-up Miss World University in 1991, resulting in her being World Ambassador for Peace 1991–1992. She worked in Cloud 9 which was UK's first British Asian soap.

Niki has now ventured back into movies and television after a break to start a family.


Feature Film Year Role
Lupt 2017 Shalini Tandon
Mr. Azaad 1994 Inspector Shalu
Chocolate 2000 Lead
Shaandaar 2015 Geetu Arora


Year of Production Serial name Channel Work Awards/Comments
2018 Punchbeat Alt Balaji Maya
2017 Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara Star Plus Laila Raichand
2012 Cloud 9. UK's first British Asian Soap Zing TV UK Nisha
2009 Zee & U. ZEE TV UK Presenter
2009 Ghar Ek Sapna --- Special Appearance. (Simi-Lawyer)
2002-2006 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Zee TV Dr. Simran Mathur Best TV Show: ITA & Apsara Film, TV & Producers Guild 2005-06, Best Actress: ITA(Jury)2003, Lions Club 2003-04, Apsara 2005-06
2001 Gharwaali Uparwaali. Star Plus TV Lead (Pooja) Comedy
2000 Samandar --- Lead (Niki-Black Widow) with Kabir Bedi (Octopussy) Thriller
1999 Saher Star TV Lead, Drama AWARDS: Kalashree Best Actress 2000
1996 Sea Hawks (TV series) Star TV Lead (Naval Doctor Natasha) with Om Puri. Action Drama.
1996 Andaz Zee TV Lead (Nikki) with Shekhar Suman. Drama
1996 Dastaan Zee TV Lead (Nikki-Scorned Woman) Drama AWARD:CSR Personality 1998 & Kalashree Best Actress
1995 Baat Ban Jaye --- Lead (Niki) Comedy


  • 1992-1994 - Sunsilk Shampoo
  • 1992-1994 - Gold Flake Tobacco
  • 1992-1994 - BPL Sanyo TV


1994 - Judge Miss India 1994 in which India won Miss World (Aishwarya Rai) & Miss Universe (Shushmita Sen) Various:-MC for many Leading Bollywood World Shows with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji, Aamir Khan and the like


1991 - Miss World University Runner Up. Peace Ambassador 1991-1992

Music video[edit]

  • 2003:-Indian Television Academy Theme Song
  • 1993:-Acted: Eyes- Anu Malik
  • 2000:-Danced in Semi Animated Music Video. Vote for Ghagra-Ila Arun

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ROSHNI K OLIVERA, 18 Apr 2009, 12.00am IST (18 April 2009). "Niki is back! - Times Of India". Retrieved 7 April 2013.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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