Shweta Tiwari

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Shweta Tiwari
Shweta Tiwari on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6'.jpg
Tiwari in 2014
Born (1980-10-04) 4 October 1980 (age 40)[1][2]
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1999–present
(m. 1998; div. 2007)

Abhinav Kohli
(m. 2013; separated 2019)

Shweta Tiwari (born 4 October 1980) is an Indian film and television actress known for her portrayal of Prerna Sharma[3] in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Sweety in Parvarrish and Bindiya Thakur in Begusarai.[4] She has participated in the reality shows Bigg Boss 4, Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa; the former two of which she won. She portrayed Guneet Sikka in finite television series Mere Dad Ki Dulhan from 2019 to 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Tiwari and her daughter Palak in 2012

Tiwari married actor Raja Chaudhary in 1998 and they have a daughter, Palak born on 8 October 2000.[5] She filed for a divorce in 2007 after nine years of marriage.[6] Tiwari reported she suffered a troubled relationship characterised by Raja's alcoholism and Domestic violence. She complained that he used to beat her up daily. He used to turn up on the sets of her shows and misbehave with her.[7][8]

Tiwari and actor Abhinav Kohli were married on 13 July 2013 after dating for almost three years.[9][10] On 27 November 2016, Tiwari gave birth to a baby boy Reyansh Kohli.[9][11] Reports of problems in their marriage first emerged in 2017.[12] In August 2019, Tiwari filed a complaint of domestic violence against Kohli alleging harassment by Kohli towards her and her daughter Palak Chaudhary. Kohli was taken into police custody.[13][14] Later on, through an Instagram post, Palak clarified that Kohli had subjected her to verbal but not physical abuse.[15] Tiwari and Kohli separated in 2019.[16]


TV career[edit]

Tiwari first appeared on television on Doordarshan in 1999. Her first TV serial was the afternoon soap Kaleerein telecast on DD National, then called DD-1. Then she got her second Doordarshan project Ane Wala Pal, which was telecast in 2000 on the now-defunct network DD-Metro. She later appeared in the TV series Kaahin Kissii Roz, after which she played the lead role of Prerna on Kasautii Zindagi Kay which ran between 2001 and 2008.[17]

Shweta Tiwari's Bigg Boss 4 winning moment

In 2010, Tiwari participated in the fourth season of the reality show Bigg Boss. She was declared as the winner of the season on 8 January 2011, becoming the first woman to win the contest in the process.[18][19] In 2013, she played the role of Sweety Ahluwalia in Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi.[20] In 2015, she played Bindiya Rani in the &TV show Begusarai.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Kaleerein Daughter role
2000 Aane Wala Pal
2001 Kaahin Kissii Roz Ashna Shaina Singhal / Sunita Menon Reborn Rebirt
2001–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Prerna Sharma Basu[3] Lead role
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Sunita Menon
Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Guest (as Prerna) Special appearance
2003 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2004 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Kahiin To Hoga
2005 Kesar
Dost Mashal Pakistani serial aired on ARY Digital
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Contestant 6th place
Kandy Floss Guest
Karam Apnaa Apnaa Guest (as Prerna) Special appearance
2007 Kasturi
Jjhoom India Contestant Along with Suresh Wadkarr
Naaginn Queen Surmaya
2008 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Guest (as Prerna) Special appearance
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai Dance performance
Ajeeb Guest Special appearance
Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 Contestant
2008–2009 Jaane Kya Baat Hui Aradhna Sareen
2009 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Guest Special appearance
Seeta Aur Geeta Raka's dream girl
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Contestant
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Host
Aaja Mahii Vayy Herself Judge along with Ronit Roy and Saroj Khan
2010–2011 Bigg Boss 4 Contestant Winner[22][23]
2011 Adaalat - Qatil Murti Revati Amrit Nagpal
Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Archana
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur Contestant Winner
2011–2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Sweety
2012 Bigg Boss 6 Guest Special appearance
2012–2015 Rangoli Presenter
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka Juhi
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Contestant Eliminated 12th Place[24]
2013–2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Various characters
2014 Mad In India Herself
Baal Veer Mahabhasm Pari [25]
2015–2016 Begusarai Bindiya Priyom Thakur
2019 Hum Tum And Them Shiva ZEE5[26]
2019 - 2020 Mere Dad Ki Dulhan Guneet Sikka [27]
2020 India's Best Dancer Guest (as Guneet)


Tiwari performing on the NDTV Greenathon at Yash Raj Studios.
Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Madhoshi Tabbasum Hindi
2004 Aabra Ka Daabra Shivani R. Singh Hindi
2008 Trinetra Nepali
2008 Hamar Sayian Hindustani Bhojpuri
2008 Kab Aibu Anganwa Hamar Naina Bhojpuri
2009 Ae Bhouji Ke Sister Bhojpuri
2009 Apni Boli Apna Des Satkar Kaur Punjabi
2009 Devru Kannada Special appearance in an item number
2010 Benny And Babloo Sheena Hindi
2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati Rajjo / Rosie Hindi
2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum Hindi Special appearance in an item number[28]
2012 Married 2 America Pratap Singh's wife Hindi
2012 Yedyanchi Jatra Marathi Special appearance in an item number
2012 Sultanat Urdu Pakistani Film
2018 Six X Hindi Unreleased Film


Year Award Show Category Serial Notes
2002 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2003 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Maa Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Most Stylish Actress - Female
Most Awarded Member of Star Plus
Favorite Actress
Favorite Jodi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Farzeen, Sana (4 October 2017). "Happy Birthday Shweta Tiwari: Salute to a woman who aced all her roles". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Shweta Tiwari birthday: Some facts about the 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay' actress". Times Now. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kasauti Zindagi Kay reboot: Shweta Tiwari gives a thumbs up to Erica Fernandes as Prerna". India Today. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Shweta Tiwari News: Latest News and Updates on Shweta Tiwari at News18". Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Shweta Tiwari's daughter Palak turns 17, actor shares special birthday wish for her sweetheart". The Indian Express. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Shweta files for divorce". The Telegraph – Calcutta. Calcutta, India. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Shweta Tiwari, Dimpy Ganguly, Dalljiet Kaur – TV actresses who were victims of domestic violence". Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Raja Chaudhary gets bail after beating up Shweta Tiwari". The Indian Express. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Shweta Tiwari gives birth to baby boy". 2 December 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  10. ^ Kavita Awaasthi (11 October 2012). "He sacrificed our daughter for property: Shweta Tiwari". The Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.[failed verification]
  11. ^ "Shweta Tiwari promises something beautiful to son Reyansh on his birthday, see photos". The Indian Express. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  12. ^ "All is not well between Shweta Tiwari and husband Abhinav Kohli?". The Indian Express. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Shweta Tiwari files domestic violence case against husband Abhinav Kohli". The Indian Express. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  14. ^ "TV actor's daughter opens up about allegations against stepfather". The Indian Express. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  15. ^ Pioneer, The. "Stepdad never molested me: Shweta Tiwari's daughter clarifies". The Pioneer. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Shweta Tiwari on separation with 2nd husband: I will do what is right for my kids". India Today. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Happy Birthday to Shweta Tiwari; the original Prerna of Television Industry!". Free Press Journal. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Shweta Tiwari wins Bigg Boss 4". The Times of India. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Shweta Tiwari first woman to win 'Bigg Boss', takes home Rs.1 crore". Zee News. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  20. ^ "Shweta Tiwari and Rupali Ganguly on Parvarish". Archived from the original on 24 September 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  21. ^ "GR8! TV Magazine - Shweta Tiwari makes a comeback with Begusarai on &TV". Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Ecstatic Shweta plans to spend Bigg Boss moolah on daughter". The Indian Express. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Winners All". The Indian Express. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  24. ^ PTI (28 May 2013). "Range of famous personalities to contest in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  25. ^ IANS (21 July 2014). "Shweta Tiwari excited about first negative role in 'Baal Veer'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Shweta Tiwari on her digital debut in Hum, Tum and Them: This seemed like the perfect opportunity". The Indian Express. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  27. ^ Bhasin, Shriya (17 September 2019). "Yes! Shweta Tiwari is making a comeback on TV". Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Chirag Paswan hit as neta, flop as 'abhineta'". Deccan Herald. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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