Sanaya Irani

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Sanaya Irani (Actress)

Sanaya Irani, born on 17 September 1983, is a renowned Indian actress. She gained fame for her portrayals of Gunjan in “Miley Jab Hum Tum,” Khushi in “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?” and Parvati in “Rangrasiya.” In 2015, she showcased her dancing skills as a participant in the eighth season of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,” securing the first runner-up position. Notably, Sanaya joined the “Nach Baliye” competition in 2017 alongside her husband, Mohit Sehgal and achieved a third-place ranking.

Photographer-turned-actor Boman Irani handled Irani’s initial modelling portfolio. In August 2013, she briefly appeared on the dance show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” to support her close friend Drashti Dhami. Her alluring presence led to recognition, with Eastern Eye featuring her in their 50 Sexiest Asian Women list in 2012. Similarly, she gained the 10th spot in Eastern Eye’s rankings. Rediff acknowledged her talent in 2014 by including her in the top 10 best television actresses. Furthermore, Sanaya’s beauty and grace were highlighted when she became the sole television actress in People (magazine) India’s 40 Most Beautiful Women list in 2015.

Sanaya Irani

Date of Birth

Date of Place

Education

Profession

Career

Spouse

Amazing Work

17 September 1983 

Mumbai, India

 Sydenham College

Actress, Dancer, Model

2006 –present

Mohit Sehgal ​(marr. 2016)​

Miley Jab Hum Tum
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
Rangrasiya

Sanaya Irani- Career

Photographer-turned-actor Boman Irani was pivotal in creating Irani’s initial modelling portfolio. Transitioning into the acting realm, she made her debut with a cameo appearance in Yash Raj Film’s “Fanaa” (2006), portraying Mehbooba. During that year, she immersed herself in TV advertisements alongside Bollywood luminaries such as Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor, setting the stage for her television journey. Her entry into the television domain commenced with Jagjit Singh’s “Tumko Dekha.”

In the early stages of her career, Irani encountered a language hurdle as she wasn’t proficient in Hindi. The actress candidly discussed this linguistic challenge on multiple occasions. Despite her initial struggles, Irani’s determination and dedication propelled her forward, enabling her to overcome language barriers and establish herself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. Her commitment to her craft and resilience in navigating linguistic obstacles demonstrate her unwavering passion for acting and artistic growth.

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Television

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Television (2007-2010)

Photographer-turned-actor Boman Irani was pivotal in creating Irani’s initial modelling portfolio. Transitioning into the acting realm, she made her debut with a cameo appearance in Yash Raj Film’s “Fanaa” (2006), portraying Mehbooba. During that year, she immersed herself in TV advertisements alongside Bollywood luminaries such as Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor, setting the stage for her television journey. Her entry into the television domain commenced with Jagjit Singh’s “Tumko Dekha.”

In the early stages of her career, Irani encountered a language hurdle as she wasn’t proficient in Hindi. The actress candidly discussed this linguistic challenge on multiple occasions. Despite her initial struggles, Irani’s determination and dedication propelled her forward, enabling her to overcome language barriers and establish herself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. Her commitment to her craft and resilience in navigating linguistic obstacles demonstrate her unwavering passion for acting and artistic growth.

Established (2011-2014)

Portraying the lively and affectionate Khushi Kumari Gupta, Irani assumed the role of the female lead in “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?” (2011-2012) alongside Barun Sobti. The show concluded on 30 November 2012 and consistently maintained its position among the top ten daily dramas on Indian general entertainment channels.

In the early months of 2013, Irani took on the role of host in Zee TV’s Valentine’s Day special, “Ishq Wala Love,” sharing the screen with Karan Grover. Subsequently, she participated as a contestant in “Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki” (2013), a show hosted by Ram Kapoor.

Venturing into the series “Chhan Chhan” (2013), Irani portrayed a spirited and contemporary character. Loosely based on the Hindi movie “Khubsoorat,” the show showcased her versatility. She then appeared in “Rangrasiya” (2014) as Parvati. Produced by Saurabh Tiwari of Tequila Shots Production, the storyline revolved around a border security personnel and an orphan girl with contrasting ideologies. The series concluded in September.

2015-present

In 2015, Irani also participated in “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8,” a show aired on Colors. She revisited her portrayal of Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada in the sequel mini-series “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?… Ek Jashan” (2015), which concluded in December. Continuing her dance journey, Irani joined the dance competition “Nach Baliye 8” in 2017, partnering with her husband, Mohit Sehgal. During their time on Nach Baliye, Sanaya and Mohit found themselves amidst controversy as fans of Divyanka Tripathi alleged that they were predetermined winners. Responding on Instagram, Sanaya dismissed these claims, asserting their truthfulness.

In August 2013, Irani briefly guest-starred in the dance show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” to show support for her close friend Drashti Dhami. She continued her supportive appearances, participating in the seventh season of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” in June 2014, this time backing Ashish Sharma. In December 2013, she appeared with Ashish Sharma, Preetika Rao, and Harshad Arora in the grand finale of “Bigg Boss 7.” Besides her special appearances, Irani also made notable cameos in “Beintehaa” in March and June 2014.

During the music launch of “Ra.One” (2011), Irani was seen alongside Shahrukh Khan, Pooja Gaur, Giaa Manek, and Ragini Khanna. Additionally, she embarked on a tour in the United Kingdom on behalf of Star Plus.

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In 2012, Eastern Eye featured her in their 50 Sexiest Asian Women list, and she regained the 10th position in the rankings of the Eastern Eye newspaper. Rediff recognized her in 2014 among the top 10 best television actresses. In a remarkable achievement, Sanaya emerged as the sole television actress to secure a spot on People (magazine)’s prestigious list of India’s 40 most beautiful women in 2015.

Personal Life

Born on 17 September 1983 in Mumbai, Irani comes from an Irani (Zoroastrian) family. Her early years were spent in a boarding school in Ooty, spanning seven years. She completed her education at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai and was pursuing an MBA degree when her modelling career took off. On 19 November 2010, the final day of the shoot for Miley Jab Hum Tum, Irani publicly announced her relationship with her co-star Mohit Sehgal.

In December 2015, Irani and Sehgal became engaged, and their journey together culminated in their wedding on 25 January 2016 in the scenic setting of Goa.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

FAQ

Were Sanaya and Barun in a Relationship?

Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti, co-stars in the popular TV show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, have always maintained that they are just good friends. There is no evidence or confirmation of a romantic relationship between them outside their on-screen chemistry.

Does Sanaya Irani Know Hindi?

Yes, Sanaya Irani is fluent in Hindi. As a leading actress in Indian television, she has performed numerous roles in Hindi speaking characters and is comfortable with the language.

Who is Sanaya Irani’s Best Friend?

Sanaya Irani’s best friend is Drashti Dhami, who is also a well-known actress in the Indian television industry. They have been close friends for years and often share their moments together on social media.

Who is the Wife of Barun?

Barun Sobti is married to Pashmeen Manchanda. The couple tied the knot in December 2010 after being college sweethearts and have a strong bond that Barun often talks about in his interviews.

Are Sanaya and Barun Still Friends?

Yes, Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti have remained good friends over the years. Their friendship began on the set of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon and has endured beyond their professional collaboration.

Why Did Sanaya Irani Stop Acting?

Sanaya Irani has not officially quit acting but has become selective about the roles she chooses to play. She has expressed a desire to explore different types of characters and projects that interest her creatively.

Who are the Irani Sisters of Bollywood?

There are no famous “Irani Sisters” in Bollywood. However, the term might confuse with Boman Irani, a well-known Bollywood actor whose family is occasionally in the media.

What is Barun Sobti Doing Now?

As of the latest updates, Barun Sobti has been involved in several web series and film projects that showcase his versatility as an actor. He continues to be active in the Indian entertainment industry.

Is Sanaya Irani Still Married?

Yes, Sanaya Irani is still married to Mohit Sehgal. The couple met on the set of Miley Jab Hum Tum and got married in January 2016.

Is Sanaya Irani on Instagram?

Yes, Sanaya Irani is active on Instagram. You can find her account under the username @sanayairani where she posts updates about her life and projects.

What is the Relationship Between Drashti and Sanaya?

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are best friends. They have a close relationship that extends beyond their professional lives into their personal lives as they often celebrate important occasions together.

How Did Barun Sobti Meet His Wife?

Barun Sobti met his wife, Pashmeen Manchanda, during their college days. They were friends first before their relationship turned romantic, leading to their marriage.

Does Barun Sobti Have a Child?

Yes, Barun Sobti and his wife Pashmeen Manchanda welcomed their first child, a girl named Sifat, in 2019. Barun has shared his joy of becoming a father in various interviews.

How Old is Barun Bangera?

There seems to be some confusion as there is no well-known public figure by the name Barun Bangera. If you meant Barun Sobti, he was born on 21 August 1984.

Is Sanaya Irani Vegetarian?

Yes, Sanaya Irani is a vegetarian. She has spoken about her dietary choices in various interviews, emphasizing her preference for vegetarian food.

Does Barun Sobti Have Instagram?

Yes, Barun Sobti is on Instagram under the username @barunsobtisays, where he shares personal snapshots and updates about his projects.

Who is Barun Sobti’s Best Friend?

Barun Sobti’s best friend is his co-star from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Akshay Dogra. They have maintained a close friendship since their days on the TV show.

Who is the Husband of Sanaya?

Sanaya Irani’s husband is Mohit Sehgal, also an actor known for his work in Indian television. They got married in 2016 after dating for several years.

Was Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Popular?

Yes, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was extremely popular and remains a beloved show in the history of Indian television. It starred Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti and received high ratings for its storyline and chemistry between the leads.

Who was the Replacement for Barun Sobti in Iss Pyaar Ko?

Barun Sobti was replaced by actor Avinash Sachdev in the third season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Avinash played the role of Advay Singh Raizada in the series.

Is Sanaya Irani Famous?

Yes, Sanaya Irani is a well-known actress in the Indian television industry. She has garnered fame and acclaim for her roles in several popular TV shows.

Who is Irani in Bollywood?

“Boman Irani” is a prominent name associated with the last name “Irani” in Bollywood. He is known for his versatile roles in various Indian films.

Films / Telefilm

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Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fanaa Mehbooba  
2018 Pihu Pihu Short film
2018 Dum Dum Dumroo Dr. Sneha  
2019 Ghost Simran Singh  
2020 Ved and Arya Arya Short film
2023 Butterflies Season 4 Safa Short film (episode 5)

Television / Drams

Year Title Role
2007 Left Right Left Cadet Sameera Shroff
2007 Kasamh Se Geet
2008 Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi Sanaya
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant
2008–2010 Miley Jab Hum Tum Gunjan Bhushan
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha 2 Host
2010 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Contestant
2010 Meethi Choori No 1  
2011–2012 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Khushi Kumari Gupta Raizada
2013 Ishq Wala Love Host
2013 Chhanchhan Chhanchhan Sarabhai Borisagar
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Contestant
2013–2014 Rangrasiya Parvati Chauhan Ranawat/ Myrah Mehra
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
2017 Nach Baliye 8 2nd runner-up

Web series

Year Title Role
2015 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Jashn Khushi Kumari Gupta
2016 I Don’t Watch TV Herself
2018 Vodka Shots Keya Sharma
2018 Zindabaad Sara Sayed
2022 Cyber Vaar – Har Screen Crime Scene Ananya Saini

Special Appearances

Year Title Role
2013 Masterchef – Kitchen Ke Superstars Herself
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6  
2013 Bigg Boss 7  
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7  
2015 Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi  
2018 India’s Next Superstars  
2019 Kitchen Champion 5  
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra  
2019 Nach Baliye 9  

Songs

Year Title Singer
2006 Mere Naseeb Mein Tu Hai
2006 Tumko Dekha To Yeh(remix) Jagjit Singh
2012 Kulli Wichon Ni Yaar Labh Lai Joshilay
2018 Main Jaandiyaan Neha Bhasin, Piyush Mehroliyaa
2019 Intezaar Asees Kaur, Arijit Singh
2022 Dholna Deedar Kaur

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Awards

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Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards Gr8! Performer Of The Year – Female Miley Jab Hum Tum Won
2012 Gold Awards Face of the year Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2012 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi (with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi – International (with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beti Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Nominated
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Nominated
2012 People’s Choice Awards India Favorite Onscreen Couple Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Barun Sobti) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Nominated
2013 Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Nominated
2013 Gold Awards Face of the Year Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Rangrasiya Nominated
2014 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Rangrasiya Won
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Rangrasiya Nominated
2014 Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Rangrasiya Nominated
2015 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Rangrasiya Nominated
2018 CKF International Film Festival Best Actress(foreign) Dum Dum Dumroo Won
2018 Cult Critic Movie Awards Best Actress Dum Dum Dumroo Won
2018 Calcutta Cult Critic Movie Awards Best Actress Dum Dum Dumroo Won
2018 Virgin Spring Cinefest Best Actress(Gold Award) Dum Dum Dumroo Won
2019 Moonwhite International Film Festival Best Actress Dum Dum Dumroo Won

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