Shraddha Arya

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Shraddha Arya
Shraddha Arya at Screen Awards (cropped).jpg
Born (1987-08-17) 17 August 1987 (age 31)[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.

Early life

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]


Arya started her career with Zee TV's talent hunt show India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj;[5] 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

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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8][9]


Year Film Role Language
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


Year Show Role Channel
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/Kaanchi Kashyap Life OK
2013–2014 Tumhari Paakhi Paakhi Shekhawat
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 Arora Zee TV
2017–2018 Kumkum Bhagya

Special appearance

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself Colors TV Guest (along with Dheeraj Dhoopar, Ritvik Arora, Jannat Zubair Rahmani and Karan Patel)
Juzz Baat Zee TV Guest (along with Mishal Raheja)
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Colors TV Guest (along with Karanvir Bohra)

Music videos

Year Song Singer Released
2006 Jeena Debojit Saha 5 January 2006
2011 Soniye Heeriye Shael Oswal 15 February 2011
2017 Meri Jaaan 9 June 2017
2019 P K Gurnam Bhullar January 2019

Awards and nominations

Year Show Award Category Result Reference
2014 Tumhari Paakhi Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Mohammed Iqbal Khan)

2015 Dream Girl Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role
2017 Kundali Bhagya Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Popular Character (Female)
Best Jodi

(With Dheeraj Dhoopar)

2018 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Won
Gold Awards Best Actress in Lead Role (Popular)
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Popular Character (Female) [10]
Social Swagger of the Year Nominated [11]
Favourite Jodi

(With Dheeraj Dhoopar)

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

(With Dheeraj Dhoopar)

See also


  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. ^ "India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj: Will It Work This Time?". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Women Achievers Awards 2016: Digangana Suryavanshi & Shraddha Arya Bag Awards!". 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Shraddha Arya and Anjum Farikh roped in for Kundali Bhagya". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  8. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "Here are the WINNERS of ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2017". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Zee Gold Awards 2018: Hina Khan, Jennifer Winget and Karan Patel win big". The Indian Express. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  10. ^ Zee Rishtey Awards 2018 Winners List: Sriti-Shabbir, Dheeraj-Shraddha wins top honours
  11. ^ Zee Rishtey Awards 2018: Sriti Jha, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya and Others Nominated

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