Pavitra Punia

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Pavitra Punia
Born (1986-04-22) 22 April 1986 (age 35)[1]
Uttar Pradesh, India
Years active2009–present
Known forBaalveer Returns
Partner(s)Eijaz Khan (2021-present)

Neha Singh, better known by her stage name Pavitra Punia (born 22 April 1986), is an Indian television actress, best known for playing an evil queen named Timnasa in the popular Sony SAB sitcom fantasy series Baalveer Returns ,Love u Zindagi.

She participated in MTV Splitsvilla in 2009 and Bigg Boss Season 14. in 2020


Pavitra Punia started her career with the MTV reality show Splitsvilla 3,[2] which aired in 2009. She was one of the finalists in the show that took place in Phuket.

In 2010, she made her acting debut with the show Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi playing the cameo role of Dalljiet. Thereafter, she got her first lead role in the Star Plus show Love U Zindagi, opposite Sidharth Shukla. She was also a part of the Life OK reality show Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.

She then acted in the Mukul Mishra-directed movie Siddhartha - Love, Lust, Peace, which stars Mahesh Bhatt, Shivam Bhargava and Shazahn Padamsee. Punia has also been a part of other shows including Ritz Jeele Yeh Pal, MTV Making The Cut 2, Hongey Judaa Na Hum,[3] Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto[4] and Darr Sabko Lagta Hai. She portrayed the role of the lead antagonist Niddhi Chhabra in the Star Plus show Ye Hai Mohabbatein.[5] She also played the role of Karuna in TV's Gangaa. She also played a shape-shifting snake for a mahaepisode in Zee Tv's Kaleerein. Then she was cast as Poulomi Roy in the third season of Colors TV's Naagin. As an actress, she last portrayed the role of an evil queen named Timnasa in the popular Sony SAB sitcom Baalveer Returns.

In October 2020, Punia entered the Bigg Boss Season 14 house as a celebrity contestant. The show is broadcast by Colors TV and Voot.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She dated Salman Sait from 2011-12 and Sumit Maheshwari from 2015-16. She also dated Bigg Boss 13 fame Paras Chhabra in 2017 and Pratik Sehjpal. In 2020, she started dating her fellow Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan.[7]


  • Siddhartha: Love, Lust, Peace


Year Show Role
2009 MTV Splitsvilla 3 Contestant
2010 MTV Making The Cut 2
Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Dalljiet (Cameo)
2011 Jeele Yeh Pal Contestant
Love u Zindagi Geet
2011–2012 Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto Simran Ahluwalia
2012–13 Hongey Judaa Na Hum Anushka
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Contestant
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai | (Episodic Role)
2016–2017 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Nidhi
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se Ritu
2017 Gangaa Karuna
Sasural Simar Ka Karishma
2018 Box Cricket League 3 Contestant
Kaleerein Vishkanya, an Icchadhaari Naagin
Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop S.P. Durga Agarwal
Naagin 3 Poulomi Roy
2018–2019 Daayan Chandrika
2019 Box Cricket League 4 Contestant
2019–2020,2021–present Baalveer Returns Timnasa
2020 Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga Timnasa
Kuch Smiles Ho Jayein... With Alia
Funhit Mein Jaari Various
Bigg Boss 14 Contestant [Evicted on Day 57]


  1. ^ "Eijaz Khan celebrates Pavitra Punia's lockdown birthday, says I love you". 23 April 2021.
  2. ^ Srivastav, Priyanka (29 January 2011). "MTV Splitsvilla bikini girl in Bebo avatar". India Today.
  3. ^ "High end drama in Hongey Judaa Na Hum". 3 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Pavitra Punia is the new air force pilot in Preeto". 8 November 2011.
  5. ^ "YHM update: Ishita turns murderer; Pavitra Punia roped in". 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ Cyril, Grace (13 November 2020). "Aly Goni always catches Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan together. New Bigg Boss 14 video - Television News". India Today.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview! Fingers crossed, if all goes well we will get married this year: Eijaz Khan-Pavitra Punia". 9 February 2021.

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