Vaishnavi Mahant

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Vaishnavi Mahant
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Vaishnavi Mahant at Gold Awards 2013
Born (1974-09-09) 9 September 1974 (age 42)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Known for Shaktimaan, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke

Vaishnavi Mahant is an Indian actress who is best known for playing Geeta Vishwas in Mukesh Khanna's television series Shaktimaan telecast on Doordarshan. She is also known for playing Shilpa Sharma in Miley Jab Hum Tum. She has acted in various Bollywood films such as Bambai Ka Babu opposite Saif Ali Khan, Laadla, and Baabul. She was known as Shail in the Zee TV show Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke. She is now currently enacting the role of Leela Taneja in the television series Tashan e Ishq.

Early life and career[edit]

Mahant was born in Mumbai. Her father is a Vaishnav Hindu (the reason she took the screen name Vaishnavi), while her mother is Christian. Raised as a Hindu, she converted to Christianity in the early 1990s. She is currently a born again Christian believer who is more into a relationship with God not religion.[1]

As a child she moved to Hyderabad where she decided to become a scientist. However, while vacationing in Mumbai, she had the opportunity to appear in the Ramsay Brothers' horror film Veerana and decided to pursue acting as a profession. She subsequently appeared in Barsaat Ki Raat, Ladlaa, Daanveer and Oru Mutham Mani Mutham (a 1997 Malayalam film with actor Mukesh).

From 1998 to 2005, she played the female lead Geeta Vishwas in the superhero series Shaktimaan on Doordarshan. The show, as well as her character, got high acclaim and was considered her breakthrough role. When her journalist character Geeta Vishwas was written out of the series, fan protests prompted the producers to bring her back. In 2000, she played the role of ACP Ratna, a daring police officer in a comedy serial Raju Raja Rajasaab on Sahara TV.[1]

She went on to play leading roles in several Tollywood movies. She played the role of Bhaskar's mother in the Sony Entertainment Television serial Bhaskar Bharti and Mayank's mother Shilpa in Miley Jab Hum Tum. She appears in Karmyudh on Doordarshan in the role of Inspector Shivangi Chauhan.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Veerana Jasmin
1994 Laadla
1996 Bambai Ka Babu Anita
1996 Daanveer Sudha "Munni" Srivastav
1998 Barsaat Ki Raat
1998 Saturday Suspense
1998 Awaz Ki Duniya Herself (co-anchor)
1998–2005 Shaktimaan Geeta Vishwas
2001 Choti Maa - Ek Anokha Bandhan Sharda
2001 Suraag – The Clue
2004 K. Street Pali Hill Ishita Khandelwal
2005 Ek Ladki Anjaani Si
2006 Naqaab
2006 Mamta Vasundhara
2007–08 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Sapna Singh
2008 Saas v/s Bahu Herself (contestant)
2008-10 Miley Jab Hum Tum Shilpa Sharma
2009 Bhaskar Bharti Bhaskar's mother
2009 Bairi Piya Sunanda Devi Pundir
2010 Karmyudh Shivangi Chauhan
2010 Sapnon Se Bhare Nena Anjali
2010–12 Sasural Genda Phool Suhana's Mother
2012–15 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Shail Garg
2015 Tashan-E-Ishq Leela Taneja
2016 Meri Saasu Maa Pari's late-mother (in photoframe)
2016 KaramYudh DCP Shivangi[2][3] Doordarshan

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Serial Outcome
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jury Award) Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b An Interview with Vaishnavi Mahant. 12 October 2001. Accessed 1 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Karam Yudh. Doordarshan National (Verified) on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Karam Yudh. Doordarshan National (Verified) on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 

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