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Sanaya Irani Sehgal [1]
Sanaya Irani at the launch of Chhanchhan cropped.jpg
Irani at Chhanchhan's launch party in 2013
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, dancer, model
Years active 2006-present
Spouse(s) Mohit Sehgal (2016-present)[2]

Sanaya Irani is an Indian model-turned-actress. Her first major role was in the Indian youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum. She subsequently appeared in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Chhanchhan and Rangrasiya.[3][4]

Personal life

Irani spent seven years in a boarding school in Ooty.[5] Following this, she graduated from Sydenham College[6] and wanted to pursue an MBA degree but decided to become an actress.

Irani announced her relationship with her co-star from Miley Jab Hum Tum on 19 November 2010, the last day of the shoot.[7]

At the beginning of her career, Irani wasn't fluent in Hindi and spoke of her struggles with the language on several occasions.[8]

On 25 January 2016, Irani married her long time boyfriend and costar from the serial Miley Jab Hum Tum , actor Mohit Sehgal in Goa in a Punjabi wedding.[9]



Sanaya at Ra.One Music Launch with Shahrukh Khan in 2011

Irani started her career as a model. She made her acting debut with a cameo in the Yash Raj Films production Fanaa as Mehbooba (2006).[6] Irani's first lead role was in STAR One's show Miley Jab Hum Tum (2008-2010),[10] as Gunjan.[11] After this, she portrayed Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada, the female protagonist of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011-2012).[12] Irani's portrayal of characters in Miley Jab Hum Tum and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? made her one of the most well-known and admired Indian television actresses.[13] The show, which aired its final episode on 30 November 2012.

Irani has received three 'Face of The Year' awards and was the only television actress to be included in People Magazine (India)'s forty most beautiful women. She was titled the 3rd Sexiest Asian Woman Alive.[14]

In early 2013, Irani hosted Ishq Wala Love opposite Karan Grover.[15] She then played the role of a vivacious and modern girl in Chhan Chhan (2013).[16][17] The show was loosely based on the Hindi movie Khubsoorat.[18] Irani appeared in Rangrasiya (2014) as Parvati.[19] It ended in September.[20] Irani portrayed the role of Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada again in its sequel mini series Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Jashan (2015) which ended on December.[21]

Reality television and other appearances

Irani briefly hosted the second season of Zara Nachke Dikha on STAR Plus with boyfriend Mohit Sehgal (2010).[22] Irani appeared as a contestant in Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki (2013),[23] hosted by Ram Kapoor. The actress was seen in Week One of the reality show opposite Ragini Khanna, Nigar Khan and others. She also hosted Zee TV's Valentine's Day special Ishq Wala Love with Karan Grover (2013).[24] She made an appearance in Birmingham, London on 30 April 2013 and in Leicester on 1 May 2013 to have a meet and greet with fans where she was welcomed by a huge crowd.[25]


  • 2006 - Fanaa as Mehbooba
Fiction shows
Reality shows

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards Gr8! Face (Female) Miley Jab Hum Tum Won[27]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite On-Screen Jodi (shared with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[28]
Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Couple (with Barun Sobti) Won[29]
2013 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Popular Nominated[30]
Boroplus Gold Awards Boroplus Face of the Year Chhanchhan Won[31]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Rangrasiya Nominated[32]
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer of the year Nominated[32]

See also

List of Indian television actresses


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  2. ^ "From reel to real life jodis". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Bigg Boss: 'Don't like Tanishaa anymore' - The Times of India". 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Learnt what not to do after Chhanchhan: Sanaya Irani - The Times of India". 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  5. ^ "From Fanaa to Mile Jab Hum Tum". 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
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  7. ^ "We are opposites who attract: Sanaya, Mohit - The Times of India". 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  8. ^ "From Fanaa to Mile Jab Hum Tum". 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal ties the knot in Goa". The Indian Express. 
  10. ^ "College days are back with Miley Jab Hum Tum". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Sanaya Irani / Gunjan - Miley Jab Hum Tum". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Replacement stars rewrite TRPs". Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  13. ^ "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". This is Leicestershire. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  14. ^ "Katrina Kaif named world's sexiest Asian woman for the fourth time - The Times of India". 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  15. ^ "Sanaya Irani & Karan V Grover to host Ishq Wala Love". The Times of India. 
  16. ^ Vijaya Tiwari (2013-03-04). "Few more names join Modern Bahoo". Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Chhan Chhan". Sony Entertainment Television India. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Chaya Unnikrishnan (27 February 2013). "Sanaya Irani reprises Rekha's role". Mumbai: DNA India. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Chaya Unnikrishnan (2013-11-16). "First look | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  20. ^ "Rangrasiya to end next month". The Times of India. 
  21. ^ "Popular TV actors comeback". The Times of India. 
  22. ^ "Shilpa, Arshad, Vaibhavi to judge 'Zara Nach Ke Dikha'". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  23. ^ "TV celebs take up cooking challenge". Times of India. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. [dead link]
  24. ^ "Sanaya Irani & Karan V Grover to host Ishq Wala Love". Times of India. 6 Feb 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  25. ^ Mercury, Leicester (2012-05-02). "Soap star 'overwhelmed' by welcome from crowds". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
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  27. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2008". Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  28. ^ "2012 And the winners are...". People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". 
  30. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". 
  31. ^ "Extra Category Awards 2012". GoldAwards. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  32. ^ a b "". 

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