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22 August 1988
|Years active||2009 - present|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
Pavitra Punia (born Neha Singh on 22 August 1988) is an Indian television actress. She is known for portraying Nidhi Chhaabra in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Geet Dhillon in Love u Zindagi. She participated in Splitsvilla 3. She also played Simran Ahluwalia in Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto and Paulomi Roy in Naagin 3. She has also worked in Honge Judaa Naa Hum as Anushka. Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se as Ritu, Chandrika in Daayan. She is currently seen playing an evil fairy named Timnasa in the 2nd season of the popular SAB TV sitcom Baal Veer , Baalveer Returns.
Pavitra Punia was raised in Delhi (Police Lines Quarters Pitampura) and was born as Neha Singh on 22 August 1988 in Hisawada, District-Baghpat (U.P.). She has one brother, Anurag Singh.She did her schoolingfrom Rohini New Delhi. She wanted to be an IPS Officer and received 1.5 years coaching (UPSC)for it, along with her graduation. She also did a Diploma in Hospitality & Aviation, and joined Kingfisher Airlines before getting into acting.
Pavitra Punia started her career with the MTV reality show Splitsvilla 3, which aired in 2009. She was one of the finalists in the show that took place in Phuket. Thereafter, she got her first lead role in the Star Plus show Love U Zindagi, opposite Siddharth 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, Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto and Darr Sabko Lagta Hai. She portrayed the role of the lead antagonist Niddhi Chhabra in the Star Plus show Ye Hai Mohabbatein. 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 of December 2018, she is seen portraying the lead antagonist role of Chandrika/Queen Chandravati Devi, a Daayan, in &TV's Daayan.
|2011||Love u Zindagi||Geet (Lead Role)||Star Plus|
|2011–12||Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto||Simran Ahluwalia (Parallel Lead Role)||Imagine TV|
|2012–13||Honge Judaa Naa Hum||Anushka (Parallel Lead Role)||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2015||Darr Sabko Lagta Hai||(Episodic Role)||&TV|
|2016–17||Yeh Hai Mohabbatein||Nidhi Chhaabra (Main Antagonist) - Currently in Jail||Star Plus|
|2016||Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se||Ritu (Antagonist)||Colors TV|
|2018||Kaleerein||Vishkanya, an Icchadhaari Naagin (Antagonist, Guest)||Zee TV|
|2018||Naagin 3||Poulomi Roy (Supporting Role)||Colors TV|
|2018– 2019||Daayan||Chandrika (Antagonist)||&TV|
|2019– present||Baalveer Returs||Timnasa (Negative Lead)||SAB TV|
|2013||Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki||Life OK||Weekly contestant|
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- Team, Tellychakkar. "High end drama in Hongey Judaa Na Hum". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
- Team, Tellychakkar. "Pavitra Punia is the new air force pilot in Preeto". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
- Team, Tellychakkar. "YHM update: Ishita turns murderer; Pavitra Punia roped in". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 April 2016.