Sriti Jha

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Sriti Jha
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Sriti at Zee Rishtey Awards 2018
Born (1986-02-26) 26 February 1986 (age 32)
EducationBachelor of Arts in English
Alma materSri Venkateshwara College,New Delhi
Years active2007–present

Sriti Jha (born 26 February 1986)[2] is an Indian television actress who appears in Indian soap operas.[1] She rose to prominence with her roles in the Shows Jiya Jale, Jyoti, Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?, Balika Vadhu and Kumkum Bhagya. She garnered the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for portraying the character of Pragya Mehra in Zee TV's Kumkum Bhagya.

Early life[edit]

Sriti was born on 26 February 1986[2] in Begusarai Bihar, India. She went to live with her family in Kolkata, where they stayed for 10 years, then moved to Kathmandu. Then they moved to New Delhi, where she continued her studies in Laxman Public School.[3] She completed her bachelor of arts in English from Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi


Jha made her debut in 2007 with the role of Malini Sharma in Disney India's teen drama Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[4] Her first serial as the main female lead was Jiya Jale, in which she played the role of Sunaina Kotak.

Jha is also a trained dancer, and has participated in the dance show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.

In 2009 she played the role of the queen in Shaurya Aur Suhani.

She rose to prominence with the serial Jyoti on NDTV Imagine as Sudha Sharma, a split personality patient. She played a victim of domestic violence in Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?[3] She played a blind girl in Rakt Sambandh. She played Ganga in the popular serial Balika Vadhu. Since 2014, she has portrayed the character of Pragya Mehra in Ekta Kapoor's Kumkum Bhagya opposite Shabir Ahluwalia. Jha also hosted Fempowerment awards in 2016.

Her portrayal of Pragya won her many awards and nominations, such as the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role, Aadhi Aabadi Women Achiever Award and 6th GR8 Women Awards ME 2016. In 2015, she received Best Stylish Beti Award from Television Style Award. In 2016, she received three awards at Zee Rishtey Awards. In 2018 she received Zee Gold Award Best Actress (Popular) Female. She received two Bollystar Vazana Awards from Indonesia for her performance in Lonceng Cinta, the dubbed version of Kumkum Bhagya in Indonesian language.


Year Show Role Channel
2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Malini Sharma Disney India
Jiya Jale Sunaina Kotak 9X Media
2008 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself NDTV Imagine
2009 Shaurya Aur Suhani Suhani Star Plus
Jyoti Sudha/Devika NDTV Imagine
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Participant NDTV Imagine
Rakt Sambandh Sandhya NDTV Imagine
2011 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava Jhanvi/Sia Life OK
2013 Balika Vadhu Ganga Colors TV
2014–present Kumkum Bhagya Pragya Mehra Zee TV
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Guest Star Plus
Bad Company Zing
2016 Naagin 2 Narrator Colors TV
2016 Fempowerment Awards Host Zee TV
2017 Kundali Bhagya Pragya Mehra Zee TV
Mahasangam Aaj Likhenge Kal Zee TV
A Table for Two Guest Zee TV
2018 Mujhe Haq Hai Special Appearance UN Women[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role Kumkum Bhagya Won [6]
Best Jodi

(With Shabbir Ahluwalia)

2016 Gold Awards Face of the Year Won
2018 Best Actress in Lead Role Won [7]
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shabbir Ahluwalia)

Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Jury) Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Didn't leave Saubhagyavati Bhava for Balika Vadhu: Sriti Jha". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Kumkum Bhagya's Sriti Jha turns 31; here are 6 times the actress looked completely different from her onscreen image". Times of India. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  3. ^ a b "Kumkum Bhagya: 8 Lesser known facts about actress Sriti Jha aka Pragya". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "I have no time for love: Sriti Jha". India Times. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ UN Women Asia and the Pacific (2018-06-27), Mujhe Haq Hai | UN Women India MCO, retrieved 2018-06-27
  6. ^ "Kumkum Bhagya star Sriti won the lead actress award". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ Sriti Jha, Shabbir Ahluwalia wins Best Actor trophies at 11th Gold Awards, 2018

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