Shraddha Arya

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Shraddha Arya
Shraddha Arya at Screen Awards (cropped).jpg
Born (1987-08-17) 17 August 1987 (age 32)[1][2]
EducationMaster of Arts (M.A.) in Economics
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present

Shraddha Arya (born 17 August 1987) is an Indian actress who has appeared in television shows like Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki, Tumhari Paakhi and Dream Girl.[3] She has also done films such as Paathshaala and Nishabd and been a part of major ad campaigns with brands like TVS Scooty, Pears and Johnson & Johnson. Since 2017, she has been portraying the role of Dr. Preeta Arora in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya. In 2019, she was seen in Nach baliye 9 with Alam Makkar.

Early life[edit]

Arya was born on 17 August 1987 in New Delhi, India. She holds a degree in Economics from University of Mumbai. In 2005, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in the glam field.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, Arya got engaged to an NRI named Jayant but the duo called off their engagement due to compatibility issues.[5][6] She revealed her relationship with Alam Makkar when the couple decided to participate in dance reality show Nach Baliye in 2019.[7]


Arya started her career with Zee TV's talent hunt show India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj;[8] she became the first runner-up.

She made her acting debut in 2006 with the Tamil movie Kalvanin Kadhali opposite actor-director S. J. Surya. After that, she ventured into Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd. She also appeared in the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Paathshaala. She simultaneously ventured into the Telugu industry and did substantial roles in films like Godava, opposite Vaibhav Reddy, Kothi Muka and Romeo. She also performed in Tamil cinema in Kalvanin Kadhali. She has also done two Kannada movies and a Malayalam movie.

Breakthrough and stardom[edit]

In 2011, Arya made her television debut with the Indian soap opera Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. Her breakthrough performance came in the role of Paakhi in Life OK's Tumhari Pakhi. She further rose to prominence with the role of Ayesha in Dream Girl - Ek Ladki Deewani Si.

She won many awards for her performances in Dream Girl and Tumari Pakhi, including Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role for Dream Girl, Best Jodi Award at the Zee Gold Awards, Hero of the Month Award by Life OK, and the Women Achievers Award in 2016.[9]

In 2016, Arya hosted a comedy show called Mazaak Mazaak Mein, produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor.

She is currently appearing in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya, a spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya. She plays Dr. Preeta Arora, a physiotherapist.[10] Her performance won her many awards and nominations including Kalakar Award for Best Actress and Best Actress Popular at Gold Awards. Arya has also won Favourite Popular Character Female twice in a row at the Zee Rishtey Awards.[11][12]



Year Film Role Language Reference
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Tina Tamil
2007 Nishabd Ritu Hindi
Godava Anjali Telugu
2010 Paathshaala Natasha Singh Hindi
Kothi Muka Lavanya Telugu
Romeo Telugu
Vandae Maatharam Tamil
2011 Double Decker Parvathy Kannada
Maduve Mane Suma Kannada
2018 Banjara Punjabi [13]


Year Show Role Channel Reference
2004 India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant Zee TV
2008 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai Sanjana Star One
2011–2012 Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki Lakshmi Agnihotri/Kanchi Kashyap Life OK
2013–2014 Tumhari Paakhi Paakhi Shekhawat [14]
2015–2016 Dream Girl Ayesha Roy/Aarti Roy
2016 Mazaak Mazaak Mein Host
2017 Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Swati Bohra Colors TV
2017–present Kundali Bhagya Dr Preeta Karan Luthra Zee TV
2017–2018 Kumkum Bhagya
2019 Nach Baliye 9 Contestant Star Plus [15]

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Singer
2006 Jeena Debojit Saha
2011 Soniye Heeriye Shael Oswal
2017 Meri Jaaan
2019 P K Gurnam Bhullar
2020 Viah Nai Karauna Asees Kaur

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2014 Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Tumhari Paakhi Nominated
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Mohammed Iqbal Khan)

2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role Dream Girl Won
2018 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Kundali Bhagya Won
Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Won
Best Onscreen Jodi Popular

(With Manit Joura)

2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In Lead Role Female (Popular) Nominated
Best Jodi Popular

(With Dheeraj Dhoopar)

Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Won
Best Onscreen Jodi Popular

(With Dheeraj Dhoopar)

Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated [16][17]
2020 Kalakar Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated [18]
Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won [19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Shraddha Arya". Facebook. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ Mulla, Zainab (16 July 2016). "Wedding Bells! Tumhari Paakhi actress Shraddha Arya all set to get hitched". Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ "'Dream Girl' actress Shraddha Arya's Osho Ashram experience in Pune". Osho News. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Shraddha Arya - Biography, Early Life, Personal Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth". Highlights India. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "JuzzBaatt: Kundali Bhagya actress Shraddha Arya opens up about her broken engagement". India Today. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Shraddha Arya is happy being single". Hindustan Times. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Shraddha Arya on Nach Baliye 9: Wanted to break the taboo of actors hiding their relationships". The Indian Express. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  8. ^ "India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj: Will It Work This Time?". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Women Achievers Awards 2016: Digangana Suryavanshi & Shraddha Arya Bag Awards!". 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Shraddha Arya and Anjum Farikh roped in for Kundali Bhagya". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  11. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "Here are the WINNERS of ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2017". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Zee Gold Awards 2018: Hina Khan, Jennifer Winget and Karan Patel win big". The Indian Express. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  13. ^ "'Banjara - The Truck Driver' trailer: A love story traveling across time - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Shraddha Arya teams up with Shashi-Sumeet Mittal yet again - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Shraddha Arya injured on the sets of Nach Baliye 9". mid-day. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  16. ^ 19th ITA Awards, 2019: Winners List
  17. ^ 19th ITA Awards, 2019 Winners: Dheeraj Dhoopar, Sriti Jha, Kundali Bhagya wins top honours
  18. ^ Winners List: 28th Annual Kalakar Awards, 2020
  19. ^ Winners List: 26th SOL Lions Gold Awards, 2020

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