Nikunj Malik

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Nikunj Malik
Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients on 9th may 2014 2014-06-27 20-46.jpg
Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients, 2015
Born (1989-10-30) October 30, 1989 (age 27)
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Residence Mumbai
Nationality Indian
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 [1]

Early life and background[edit]

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.

Educational qualifications[edit]

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 is recognised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology amongst its top 15 alumni in the history of 30 years of this institute.

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.

Career[edit]

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.[2] She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show.[3]

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.

She has also featured as a guest on various television dramas like Adaalat, Singhasan Battisi, Shapath.

She is also a host and had been hosting the stage shows and red carpets for star performers like Mika Singh, Shaan, Strings and private events.

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'.[4]

Nikunj debuted with Bollywood film Revolver Rani with Kangana Ranaut. She featured in the film The Shaukeens, in a friendly appearance.[5][6]

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.

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role Channel
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 Adaalat Sony
2013 24 (Indian TV series) Simran Colors
2014 Singhasan Battissi Chitrangada Sony Pal
2014 Shapath Life OK
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

Filmography[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Controversies[edit]

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.[7] Nikunj claimed that her mother faced physical assault and death threats from her distant paternal relatives.[2][8]

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