Niki Aneja Walia

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Niki Walia
Niki walia

Niki Walia (née Aneja) is an Indian television and film actress.

Personal life[edit]

Walia was born Niki Aneja on 26 September 1972 in Mumbai. She married Sonny Walia in February 2002. The couple has twins (a boy, Sean and a girl, Sabrina). She currently resides in UK.


Niki has worked as a model, compere, VJ, host and actress on TV and Film (Bollywood). She has acted for nearly 28 years in over 30 television serials in many genres (comedy, Action and Drama).

She has won many top awards, making her one of Indian Television's most sought after actresses.[citation needed]

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

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

She was also a judge for Femina Miss India 1994 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 is UK's first British Asian soap.

Niki is now trying to venture back into movies and has completed shooting for a Karan Johar/Phantom Films (Vikas Bahl Directed) movie "Shaandar" releasing on September 4th 2015.

She has signed 2 other movies which are yet to start shooting.


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


Year of Production Serial name Channel Work Awards/Comments
2012 Cloud 9. UK's first British Asian Soap (Nisha) 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 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ROSHNI K OLIVERA, 18 Apr 2009, 12.00am IST (2009-04-18). "Niki is back! - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-04-07.

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