Who is Sanaya Irani?
Sanaya Irani is an Indian actress, dancer, model, and TV presenter, who gained popularity with Star Plus’s popular TV series “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?” (2011-2015) for her role as Khushi Kumari Gupta, and also as Parvati (Paro) Rudra Pratap Ranawat in the TV series “Rang Rasiya” (2013), among other roles.
Sanaya Irani Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education
Sanaya Irani was born on 17th September 1983 in Mumbai, India. Little is known about her family, but we know that she grew up with her parents and her sister Kashmira, and a brother.
Sanaya received her primary education at a Boarding School in Ooty, where she spent seven years. Although she graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai and intended to pursue an MBA because she wanted to be a businesswoman, her career went in another direction.
She began to build her career as a dancer and model; Sanaya worked as a model for some prestigious Indian companies such as Reliance and Airtel, and also appeared in the commercial for Pepsi for the Indian market.
Her first portfolio shoot was done by the future famous Bollywood actor Boman Irani, who was a photographer at that time. As a dancer, she made her debut in Jagjit Singh’s music video “Tumko Dekha To Yeh,” and from then offers started arriving at her address. Because Sanaya wasn’t fluent in Hindi, at the beginning of her career she was tutored by her director while filming the SAB TV drama “Left Right Left” in 2007, her first appearance as an actress on TV.
In 2008 she accepted the role of the villainess in “Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi” on Imagine TV, her first significant role which made her very popular, and she continued with the role of ‘Gunjan.’ in the series “Miley Jab Hum Tum” (2008-2010), which was telecasted on Star One.
Rise to Prominence
In 2011 Sanaya won the role of her career, as Khushi Kumari Gupta, in the Hindi-language romantic television drama series entitled “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?”. This TV show was in the ten most-watched programs on Indian commercial television for weeks, which only made Sanaya even more popular.
She was on the show until 2015, appearing in over 400 episodes of the highly-acclaimed series, which made her a star. Meantime in 2013 she was a contestant in the TV show “Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki”, then co-hosted “Ishq Wala Love” alongside Karan Grover, appeared as a guest on the show “Bigg Boss 7”, and was a celebrity judge in the TV show “Masterchef – Kitchen Ke Superstars”.
Sanaya put her dancing career onto the next leveln when she took part in the most popular dance reality show in India, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8”.
This show hosted many famous faces such as Raftaar, Shamita Shetty, Scarlett Wilson, Faisal Khan, Radhika Madan, Mohit Malik, and others, while the opportunity to be judges was granted to Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Lauren Gottlieb, and Ganesh Hedge. In recent years, Sanaya featured in the short films “Dum Dum Dumroo” (2018), and “Pihu” (2018), while in 2019 she was the star of the horror-thriller film “Ghost”, alongside Shivam Bhaargava, and Vikram Bhatt.
Sanaya Irani Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Sanaya Irani has appeared in more than 30 films and TV series in her career, all of which have contributed to her wealth. According to sources, Sanaya’s net worth is as high as $3 million as of early 2020.
Sanaya Irani stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, while she weighs around 110lbs ~ 50kgs, and her vital statistics are 32-23-34; her bra size is 32B. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Sanaya Irani Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Trivia
Sanaya is married to actor Mohit Sehgal; she met her future husband on the set “Miley Jab Hum Tum”, and the couple dated for eight years before they decided to tie the knot. The wedding ceremony was held on the 25th January 2016 in Goa, with many well-known celebrity guests present, including TV actors Raqesh and his wife Riddhi Dogra, Jai Bhanushali, Arjun Bijlani, Dalljiet Kaur and others.
Newspaper Eastern Eye placed her in their 50 Sexiest Asian women. She is the proud owner of three pet dogs. In 2008, she won the Indian TV academy Award, in category great female face for her role in “Miley Jab Hum Tum”. In 2012 she won the Indian Telly Awards, in 2013 and also 2014, she was nominated for the same award.
Sanaya Irani’s Husband Mohit Sehgal
Mohit Sehgal was born on December 3, 1985, in India – he is one of the richest actors born in India.
He received his primary education in Delhi, where he moved with his family in early childhood. Like his wife, he began his career as a model. Because of his dancing skills, he was a frequent guest in the TV dance reality shows. Some of the most popular projects on which he worked include “Miley Jan Hum Tum” (2008-2010), and “Love Ka Hai Intezaar” (2017).
In 2010, he won Kalakar Awards in category for Best Actor and in 2014, he won Asian Viewers Television Awards in category for Supporting Actor of The Year in “Qubool Hai”, soap opera. His net wealth is estimated at over $5 million, as of early 2020.