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 is made his debut in Bollywood with Platform no.6 in 2013 and his recent bollywood release was Hate Story 2. Now he will be seen in upcoming movie Ek Paheli Leela.


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 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 Mahii Vij, commonly known as Nakusha of Laagi Tujhse Lagan.

In Ek Paheli Leela

The Desi Kattey actor has learnt a special talent for his upcoming film Ek Paheli Leela. He will play the role of a musician. Bhanushali got hooked to playing the guitar. The actor not just plays a musician in his upcoming film, but also plans to become one in real life. The makers asked the actor to learn how to strum a guitar for his role. He enjoyed the training so much that now he wants to continue learning and get better at it.

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


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.

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.

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.

Latest News

Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, winners of Nach Baliye 1 and Jay Bhanushali and Mahii Vij, winners of Nach Baliye 5 are likely to be a part of the upcoming season of Nach Baliye. Both the couples recently shot for the promo of Nach Baliye 7. Ekta Kapoor is planning to bring back a few couples of the earlier sesons as wildcard entrants or challengers to this year's contestants.

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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. Currently he is hosting 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.

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 and 3 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

2014 - Hate Story 2 as Akshay Bedi
2014 - Desi Kattey as Gyani

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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