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Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients, 2015
October 30, 1989 |
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Alma mater||National Institute of Fashion Technology|
|Occupation||Actor, Footwear Designer|
|Years active||2011 – present|
Nikunj Malik (born 30 October 1989) is an Indian film actress and TV personality 
Early life and background
Nikunj hails from a political family. Her mother Shubhlata is an active member of the ruling government BJP's National Executive Council. She is the chief for the State of Delhi - Slum Development. She also runs an NGO for animals called Animal Life Care Society.
Her brother Abhigyan singh Malik is a film and television director. He has assisted noted filmmakers like Muzaffar Ali, Shad Ali, Ram Gopal Verma.
Nikunj is a qualified Fashion Designer. She Graduated from India's top most fashion design college, the National Institute of Fashion Technology, with a specialisation in footwear and leather design.
She earned both her bachelors & masters from NIFT.
She also cleared the CAT Entrance Exams and was offered a place at the very prestigious IIM Ahmedabad for a doctorate which she declined.
Nikunj has designed accessories for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Wills Lifestyle and many more.
Nikunj Malik first rose to fame with her participation in the Indian reality wedding show called Rahul Dulhaniya le Jayega, which was aired on NDTV Imagine on 1 February 2011. She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show.
She acted as the parallel female lead on the Star One show Geet hui sabse parayi as Anvesha a.k.a. Any, Maan's spoilt baby sister.
She played the negative lead, Maya, in one of the leading shows of star plus - Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai.
She featured on Anil Kapoor's Indian replication of the American series 24.
In sports, she has hosted the Cricket World Cup 2015 and IPL 8 for India News. She was a one of the prominent anchors for season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.
She is an ardent supporter of 'women's rights' & is regularly invited to the newsrooms of Indian Media to voice her opinion on the subject.
She has also endorsed the spices brand 'R-Pure' and thermal wear 'Shera'.
Her first solo Hindi feature film tentatively titled 'Gulmohar' is ready for release in 2017. The project has been completed under the creative supervision of visionary film maker Ketan Mehta.
|2011||Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega||Herself (contestant)||Imagine tv|
|2011||Emotional Atyaachar||Self||UTV Bindass|
|2011||Geet Hui Sabse Parayi||Anvesha||STAR One|
|2012-13||Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai||Maya||Star Plus|
|2013||24 (Indian TV series)||Simran||Colors|
|2014||Singhasan Battissi||Chitrangada||Sony Pal|
|2015||Uff Ye Naadaaniyaan||Meghna||Reliance Big Magic|
|2015||Sitaron Ki Baat With Nikunj Malik||Self (host)||India News|
|2016||Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 3||Self (Presenter)||Star Sports|
|2016||Brahmarakshas (TV series)||Kiara||Zee TV|
The actress gained controversy when her uncle and cousin were arrested for allegedly harassing her mother and threatened to kill her family if she did not quit the entertainment industry. Nikunj claimed that her mother faced physical assault and death threats from her distant paternal relatives.
- "I don't want to marry Rahul: Nikunj Malik". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Actress' uncle, cousin arrested for years of abuse, death threats". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Geet hui sabse parai: Nikunj Malik". www.realbollywood.com. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-10/delhi/41241395_1_musical-evening-mumbai-delhi[dead link]
- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-16/news-interviews/42112886_1_kangna-ranaut-revolver-rani-toughest-role[dead link]
- "24 actor Nikunj Malik files case against relatives". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "I won't let them dabao this case: Nikunj Malik". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2016.