Sanaya Irani wikiSanaya Irani is one of the most dominant faces on Indian Television. She had gained huge popularity for the role of 'Khushi Kumari Gupta' in "Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon". After that she has appeared in serials like Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi and Miley Jab Ham Tum. She has also hosted TV show Zara Nachke Dikha - Season 2. She was the winner of 'ITA Face of the Year' Award in 2008 and nominated for New Talent Awards Best Actress in 2009. She has been the winner of Superhit Star Female TV Fiction at Big Star Young Entertainer Awards - 2012. In 2013, she played the role of 'Chhanchhan' in "Chhanchhan Sarabhai-Borisagar". She was last seen in the show 'Rangrasiya' as Paro. Now she has approached for Saurabh Tewari's next on Star Plus.
BiographySanaya Irani was born on September 17' 1983 in Mumbai. She started her career with modelling and after that she entered into acting career, where she got the opportunity to portray the famous role of Kajol's friend in the movie Fanaa (2006). She came into limelight for her role of Gunjan in 'Miley Jam Hum Tum', a show based on college romance. She also was seen in 'Radha ki Betiyaan kuch kar Dikhayengi' on NDTV Imagine.
Personal ProfileBirth Name : Sanaya Irani
Common Name : Sanu, Sweetu
Date of Birth : September 17' 1983
Age : 31 Years
Zodiac Sign : Virgo
Place of Birth : Mumbai, India
Height : 5'6"
Weight : 45 Kgs
Hair Color : Black
Eye Color : Brown
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Parsi
Sister : Kashmira Irani
Loves : Animals
Hates : Cockroaches, Liars
Hobbies : Shopping
Actor : Aamir Khan
EducationSanaya Irani did her schooling from Ooty. She wanted to do MBA but then got busy with advertisements and modelling and later became television actress.
Early lifeSanaya Irani got her first portfolio shot by the photographer-turned-actor Boman Irani. She appeared in various advertisements for companies such as Airtel, Reliance and Pepsi. In her career she has been working with Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Priyanka Chopra for some acts. She appeared in Jagjit Singh's song "Tumko Dekha To Yeh" video for the first time. She began her acting career with the movie Fanaa in 2006. Recently, she has appeared in Dulux paint ad with Barun Sobti.
SerialsSanaya Irani made her debut on television with SAB TV's popular show Left Right Left as Sameera Shroff, where she was seen with actor Arjun Bijlani. She was also one of the contestants in Meethi Chhori No.1. She was also seen in the cookery based reality show Welcome : Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki. Sanaya potrayed the title role in the daily soap "Chhanchhan Sarabhai-Borisagar". Sanaya also played the role of Kushi kumari in Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon. She played the character of a bubbly girl who always fights with her husband.
Paro in RangrasiyaSanaya Irani played the role of Parvati Rudra Pratap Ranwat in the serial Rangrasiya opposite Ashish Sharma. Paro was a reserved, innocent and simple woman who dresses in Rajasthani attire. She fell in love with her husband's killer which was played by Ashish.
Interesting FactsSanaya first approached actor Boman Irani, who was a photographer at that time then with a little guidance from him and with the support of her mother, she took her first steps in the industry.
For almost four years, Sanaya continued doing commercials and music videos. She recollects, "I never thought I would act on television, yet I knew I would do movies if somebody offered me anything."
According to Irani a film is better than a serial, because you get to play so many characters. You grow as an actor. It is not monotonous and they shoot very differently. The conditions TV actors shoot under, there is no time, and the episode has to go on air. Even if you haven't given your best performance, you just have to go ahead.
She shares good friendship with Barun Sobti, her co-actor from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. By now it is clear that Sanaya is confident,witty,pretty and ready to rule the small screen.
Boyfriend and MarriageSanaya Irani is dating her Co-star Mohit Sehgal from the serial Miley Jab Hum Tum. Along with the shoots of the serial both became close friends and love blossomed between them. She has not decided anything about her marriage yet, since both of them are currently focussing on their career.
InterviewFirst crush : I never knew his name but he was with me in class V.
Dream date : Brad Pitt. It's only a dream.
Long lasting friend : Tejas and Gautam. I know them for eight years.
Favourite cartoon character: Tom 'n' Jerry
Last time you boarded a local train: When I was in college.
Last time you cooked : If toasting amounts to cooking then I'm a cook everyday.
If not an actor then: A Fashion designer (so says my mom)
Philosophy of life: Live and let live.
Your weakness : Eating Chocolates
A Bollywood celebrity you would want to date : No one interesting!
Belief in the luck factor : I believe in karma and hard work and I feel that there is a time for everybody and you have to make the most of it. A high phase in your life : I am always high in life and love my life. I feel blessed that I have a family and have 2 hands, 2 legs and get to do what I love and that I am a happy person.
A low phase in your life : If something happens to anybody in my family like an illness or something it takes me down
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi KiSanaya Irani was one of the contestant of the reality cooking show and showed her cooking skills to her fans.
Awards and NominationsITA Fresh Face of The Year 2008
Nominated for New Talent Awards Best Actress 2009
Nominated for Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beti 2012
Nominated for Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya 2012
Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Jodi with Barun Sobti 2012
Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Internatinal Jodi with Barun Sobti 2012
Nominated for The global Indian Film and Television Honours public award best tv jodi with barun sobti 2012
Big Star Young Entertainer Awards Superhit Star Female TV fiction 2012
FavouritesLikes : Eating, shopping and loves animals.
Favourite music : All Hindi songs.
One thing you want to change about yourself : My friends call me moody and snappy. I'd like to change that.
Favourite TV show : Friends
Favourite actor in Bollywood : Aamir Khan.
Favourite actor in Tellywood : None. I hardly watch television. Color : Black
Movies : All kinds of movies
Dress : comfortable dress
Serial : Friends
Holiday destination : Likes only travelling
Cuisine : Brazilian wraps and mushrooms
Drink (non-alcoholic): Coffee
Drink (alcoholic) : Beer and wine
Dish : I eat whatever comes on my plate.