Shreya Dhanwanthary

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Shreya Dhanwanthary
Shreya Dhanwanthary at Soho House.jpg
Dhanwanthary in 2019
Born (1988-08-29) 29 August 1988 (age 33)[1][2]
Alma materNIT Warangal
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[3]

Shreya Dhanwanthary (born 30 November 1988) is an Indian actress and model associated with Hindi and Telugu language films and web series. She got her big break in 2019 as she played Zoya in the Amazon Prime Video web series The Family Man and later gained widespread critical acclaim for her portrayal of journalist Sucheta Dalal in Sony LIV's web series Scam 1992 (2020).[4]

Early life[edit]

Shreya Dhanwanthary was born on 30 November 1988 in Hyderabad to a Hindi-speaking father and a Telugu mother.[5][6] Brought up in West Asia and Delhi, Dhanwanthary graduated from NIT Warangal in Electronics and Communication Engineering.[6][7]


Dhanwanthary participated in Femina Miss India South 2008 when she was a third year engineering student.[3] She placed 1st Runner-Up in the event. After that she went on to compete at Miss India 2008 as a finalist.[8]

Soon after Miss India 2008, she was offered a role in the Telugu film like Josh and Sneha Geetham.[3] She made her Bollywood debut with Why Cheat India opposite Emraan Hashmi.[9][10] She has also authored a book titled Fade To White.[11]

In 2019, she played Zoya in the web series The Family Man of Amazon Prime for season 1 and continued the role in Season 2 (June 2021) on Amazon Prime.[12][13] In 2020, she played Sucheta Dalal in the webseries Scam 1992.[14] In 2021, Dhanwanthary is seen playing the role of Mansi in the Amazon Prime web series Mumbai Diaries 26/11.[15][16] Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Emmay Entertainment, it also features Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina and Tina Desai in the lead roles.[17]


Dhanwanthary made her place in The Times Of India's "Most Desirable Women List" and was ranked at No. 43 in 2020.[18] Popular brands endorsed by her include Airtel, Pantaloons, Safi, Provogue, Vogue Eyewear, Gitanjal Maya Gold jewellery, D’damas jewellery, Jashn Sarees and Liberty Footwear.[3]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Project Role Language Notes Ref.
2009 Josh Bhavna Telugu
2010 Sneha Geetham Shailu Telugu Debut in a lead role
2012 The Girl in Me Tina/Tara Hindi Short film
2017 Anti-Cyberbullying PSA Battered Girl Hindi PSA Short; also director, writer and producer [citation needed]
2019 Why Cheat India Nupur Hindi [19]
2022 Looop LapetaFilms that have not yet been released Julia Hindi Filming [20]
AdbhutFilms that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Filming [21]
TBA ChupFilms that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Post-production [22]


  • All shows are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Platform Notes Ref.
2016 Ladies Room Radhika Khanna YFilms 6 Episodes [23]
2018 The Reunion Devanshi Tailor The Zoom Studios 10 Episodes [24]
2019-2021 The Family Man Zoya Amazon Prime Video 18 Episodes [25]
2020 A Viral Wedding Nisha Ahuja Eros Now Director; Writer; Producer; Actor [26]
2020 Scam 1992 Sucheta Dalal SonyLIV Main role [27]
2021 Mumbai Diaries 26/11 Mansi Hirani Amazon Prime 8 Episodes [15]
2022 Unpaused: Naya Safar Akirti Amazon Prime 5 Episodes


  1. ^ The Family Man Casts Answers Slam Book Questions Ft. Sunny Hinduja, Sharib Hashmi | Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video. 13 June 2021. Event occurs at 1:10.
  2. ^ Roy, Priyanka (10 February 2021). "I will start shutting up, when discovered: Shreya Dhanwanthary". Telegraph India. Retrieved 16 June 2021. which has put the 32-year-old actress firmly in the spotlight.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Shreya Dhanwanthary". The Times of India. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Seven times Scam 1992 actor Shreya Dhanwanthary impressed us with her personal style". The Indian Express. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  5. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (27 August 2021). "Shreya Dhanwanthary: I would love to do a Telugu film". The Hindu (in en-IN). ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 September 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. ^ a b "స్టార్స్‌ చెప్పే దాంట్లో నిజం ఉండదు". Sakshi (in Telugu). 6 September 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  8. ^ "PFMI South '08". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ TNN (3 August 2018). "Shreya Dhanwanthary to star opposite Emraan Hashmi in 'Cheat India'". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Shreya Dhanwanthary: I Am Open to Doing Commercial Movies That Have Good Stories". News18. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Fade to White". Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  12. ^ Keshri, Shweta (7 January 2021). "What to expect from The Family Man Season 2? Plot, release date, cast, all details". India Today. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Shreya Dhanwanthary: "What Matters The Most Is Which Director I Am Working With"". Koimoi. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  14. ^ Cyril, Grace (9 December 2020). "Scam 1992 tops IMDb's Top 10 Indian Web Series of 2020 list with 9.2 rating". India Today. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Shreya Dhanwanthary: Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is Told from Viewpoint of Doctors Working That Night". News18. 9 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Konkana Sensharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary on playing frontline workers in Mumbai Diaries 26/11-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 8 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Mumbai Diaries 26/11 teaser: The story of first responders". The Indian Express. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  18. ^ "The Times Most Desirable Women of 2020 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Shreya Dhanwanthary of Why Cheat India shocked by sexual misconduct allegations against film's director Soumik Sen". Hindustan Times. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  20. ^ "Scam 1992 and The Family Man star Shreya Dhanwanthary to play a crucial role in Taapsee Pannu-Tahir Raj Bhasin's Looop Lapeta". Bollywood Hungama. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Sabbir Khan's Adbhut stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Diana Penty, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Rohan Mehra". Bollywood Hungama. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  22. ^ "R Balki's Dulquer Salmaan-Shreya Dhanwanthary starrer gets title, first look out". The Indian Express. 11 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "Ladies Room". Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  24. ^ "The Zoom Studios announces the new season of its popular web show, The Reunion". Indian Television Dot Com. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  25. ^ "The Family Man: Krishna DK downplays Lonavala mystery as Priyamani gets trolled, says 'shouldn't get this kind of importance'". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  26. ^ "2020 has been phenomenal: Shreya Dhanwanthary". The Indian Express. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  27. ^ "Shreya Dhanwanthary on Scam 1992: Hansal Mehta has outdone himself once again". The Indian Express. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2021.

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