Jay Bhanushali Profile

Jay Bhanushali is an Indian television model-turned-actor best known for playing the role of Neev in Balaji's "Kayamath". He also entered the Indian Television industry with the same show. He has also been an anchor and hosted many shows including Dance India Dance. Jay is known for his dancing skills post Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2. He also won the battle Nach Baliye 5 with his baliye Mahi Vij who is also his wife. Jay made his debut in Bollywood with Platform no.6 in 2013 followed by Hate Story 2 and recently released flick Ek Paheli Leela. Currently he is seen as host in Dance India Dance Season 5.


Jay was born on December 25, 1984 in India. He has featured in many commercials like Motorola, Pepsi, Lays and Rediffmail.com. Jay completed his schooling from BPM high school, Khar. He was a naughty kid and was never interested in studies. He said, "When I was in school and college, the principal would throw me out. But ever since I became an actor, they invite me to colleges. So it feels nice." He started career as a model and then acted in Disney TV's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom. He later landed in the lead role for soap opera queen Ekta Kapoor of her show Kayamath. He is married to television actress Mahii Vij. Jay is proud of being a TV actor and wish to make TV fraternity proud. He wants to do comedy films. He said, "I know that people like my comic timing and I like to entertain my TV audience. Now I want to do comedy films and I prefer to watch comedy films."


Jay Bhanushali got married to his longtime girlfriend Mahii Vij. The couple decided to get married on November 11, 2011 as a court marriage with just the family present around. Currently, Mahii is away from the industry relaxing at home and taking care of her husband's food, gym routine, etc.

Jay Bhanushali profile

Personal Profile

Name : Jay Bhanushali
Nick Name : Jay,Neev
Date of Birth : December 25, 1984
Birth Place : India
Age : 30 years
Occupation : Modelling, Actor, Dancer & Anchor
Status : Married
Wife/Spouse : Mahii Vij
Sun-Sign : Capricorn
Religion. Hindu
Height : 5'8" (Approx)
Debut Serial : Dhoom Machaao Dhoom

In Ek Paheli Leela

Ek Paheli Leela was a musical thriller film which starred Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali in the lead alongwith Rajneesh Duggal, Jas Arora, Mohit Ahlawat and Rahul Dev in supporting roles. Jay has played the role of a musician in the movie.

As Host in DID season 5

Jay Bhanushali who gave a miss to hosting Dance India Dance Supermoms is back to anchor DID season 5. He said, "I feel so happy when people say that you are face of 'Dance India Dance'. So I keep saying that if Salman Khan is the face of 'Big Boss' then I am the face of 'DID'. So its a proud feeling. I will not leave television and I would continue anchoring whenever I get a chance. I suddenly got a break of two to three months and I thought rather of not doing anything, I should do television and anchor."

He added, "I thought of coming back with my own show, my own baby because I was the one who started this show, I was the first guy who gave the first shot of 'Dance India Dance' so I can't leave that show and take up any other thing."

Personal life

Jay Bhanushali is a big-time gamer and is crazy about cricket. A devotee of Lord Ganesh, he visits the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai whenever he gets time. He likes Bollywood films with drama, suspense and emotions compared to Hollywood action thrillers. Jay is a romantic guy and loves to do flirtious roles, his favourite song is Pehla Nasha. He loves to have gadgets of the latest generation.


Jay Bhanushali started his career in acting because of his sister. It was his own sister Hetal Bhanushali who told him to try his luck in modelling.


Jay Bhanushali was the host for all the seasons of Dance India Dance. He also got awards for Best Anchor in DID Li'l Masters 2. He has hosted few seasons with her co-anchor Saumya Tandon and DID Li'l Masters 3 with sweet little contestant of DID Li'l Masters 2 Shreya Aacharya. He has hosted DID Season 4 alongwith beautiful actrees Ishita. Jay has also won the title of the most popular reality dance show Nach Baliye Season 5 along with his wife Mahii. Bhanushali made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with Hate Story 2 where he played the role of Akshay Bedi.

Telly Buzz

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Mohit Malhotra profileActor approached for Bigg Boss 9
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Hate Story 2

TV actor Jay Bhanushali made his debut with recent release Hate Story 2, sequel of Hate Story. He was seen opposite Surveen Chawla and has showed perfect chemistry along with his co-actress. On the very first day he was recognized as a great actor. He played the role of Akshay in the film.


2015 - Ek Paheli Leela as Karan
2014 - Hate Story 2 as Akshay Bedi
2014 - Desi Kattey as Gyani


Mahii Vij
Mahi Vij

Reality Shows

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2(2008)- As Participant on Sony TV
Kaun Jeetenga Bollywood Ka Ticket(2008)- As Participant on 9X
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao(2009)-As Contestant on Sony TV
Meethi Choori No. 1 (2011)-As Host on Imagine TV
ZEE TV Dance India Dance - Season 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as Host
DID Doubles(2011)-As Host
DID Li'l Masters 2(2012) - as Host
Dance Ke Superkids(2012)-As Host


Dhoom Machaao Dhoom(2007)- As Varun Bhaskar on Disney
Kayamath(2007 - 2010)- As Neev Shergill on Star Plus
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil(2009)- As Yuvraaj on Star Plus
Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi(2010 - 2011)- As Adityaon STAR One
Kairee...Rishta Khatta Meetha(2012)- As Anuj Shrivastav onColors TV

Jay Bhanushali Awards

Year Award Category Work Character Result
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face(Male) Kayamath Neev Shergill Won
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Male) Kayamath Neev Shergill Won
2012 5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Anchor Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 Himself Won

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