Ruby Bhatia

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Ruby Bhatia
Born (1973-11-01) November 1, 1973 (age 45)
OccupationVJ, TV show host, compere, actress
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)Ajit S. Dutta (m. 2009)

Ruby Bhatia (born November 1, 1973 in Alabama, United States) is an Indian VJ, TV show host, compere and actress. She won the Miss India Canada contest in 1993 and went on to be a VJ for Channel V. She also hosted BPL Oye! and Filmfare Awards. Later, she appeared in several Hindi serials such as Kasautii Zindagii Kay as well as in movies.

Early life and background[edit]

Bhatia was born in Punjabi family of Canada-based Harbans and Premlata Bhatia. But she was adopted at the age of 3 years by her aunt and uncle,[1] Prem Krishan and Saroj Bhatia, whom she called Mama and Daddy. She was raised in a small town Ajax, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, where she studied at Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School . She studied ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance from the Toronto branch of the Royal Academy of Dance, London.[2] She had given dance exams up to Level 4, which is to dance what a bachelor's degree is to education. Her parents also taught her Indian dance informally at home.


After participating Miss India Canada pageant, she shifted to India in 1994, when she participated in Femina Miss India. Thereafter she worked as VJ with Channel V, which led to a career as television presenter, actress and stage compering. She also co-host the Miss World 1996 held at Bangalore with Richard Steinmetz.[1][3]

In 1997, she made her television debut with Yeh Hai Raaz, however she quits the show in the middle and replaced by Deepti Bhatnagar.

Personal life[edit]

She was first married to late singer Nitin Bali for three years, before getting divorced in 1999.[4] In December 2009, she married Ajit S. Dutta.[5][6][7]





  1. ^ a b "Ruby Bhatia: The unseen scenes - The Times of India". Oct 12, 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ Imran Sayed (2003-09-18). "Ruby Bhatia". Ruby Bhatia. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  3. ^ "Ruby Bhatia scores a perfect 10". The Times Of India. Mar 4, 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Once is enough". The Times of India. Aug 25, 2002. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  5. ^ Marcellus Baptista (2009-12-06). "Ruby Bhatia is now Ruby Dutta!". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  6. ^ [1] Archived February 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Ruby Bhatia's wedding pics". Retrieved 2013-07-16.

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