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Sanaya Irani is one of the most popular face on Indian Television. She gained huge popularity as Khushi Kumari Gupta in Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon. She had also hosted the Dance Tv show Zara Nachke Dikha season 2 and has appeared in serials like Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi, Miley Jab Ham Tum, Iss pyar ko Kya naam Doon. She has won the ITA Face of the year Award in 2008 and was nominated for New Talent Awards Best Actress in 2009. She won Superhit Star Female TV Fiction at Big Star Young Entertainer Awards 2012. Sanaya was last seen in the daily soap Chanchan and now she is seen in the show 'Rang Rasiya' as Paro.


Sanaya Irani was born on 17 September 1983 in Mumbai. She did her schooling from Ooty. She started her career with modelling and after her skimp with modeling she entered acting, where she got an opportunity to portray a famous role of Kajol's friend in the movie Fanaa (2006). She came into limelight for her role of a simple and an adorable girl named Gunjan in Miley Jam Hum Tum, a show based on college romance, very different from the glamorous role which she played in Radha ki Betiyaan kuch kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine. She tasted success through her show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon which aired on Star Plus.

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Personal Profile

Birth Name : Sanaya Irani
Common Name : Sanu, Sweetu
Date of Birth : September 17, 1983
Age : 30 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


Sanaya Irani did her schooling from Ooty. She took her mother's advice and did advertisements and modelling for her career and later became television actress though she wanted to do MBA for her career.

Early Career

Sanaya Irani's first portfolio was taken by the photographer turned actor Boman Irani, with which she began her modelling career. She appeared in various advertisements for companies such as Airtel, Reliance and Pepsi in her early career, working with Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Priyanka Chopra in some instances. She made her performing debut with Jagjit Singh's song "Tumko Dekha To Yeh" before appearing in other music videos. She began her acting career with the movie Fanaa in 2006.


Sanaya Irani made her debut on television with SAB TV's popular show Left Right Left as Sameera Shroff, where she shared screen space with actor Arjun Bijlani. She also played a character in Radhaa Ki Betiyaan before Gunjan's role finally came in her way through the popular serial Miley Jab Hum Tum. She was also one of the contestants in Meethi Chhori No.1. She got the lead role in the show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon where she played the character of Khushi Kumari Gupta. She was also seen in cookery based reality show Welcome : Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki. She was last seen in sony TV's gujrati backdrop popular serial "Chanchan" in which she played the character of chanchan.

Paro in Rang Rasiya

Sanaya Irani is playing the role of Paro aka Parvati in the serial Rang Rasiya opposite Ashish Sharma. About her role, she said, "Paro is a very real character, reserved, innocent and simple. Dressed up in complete Rajasthani attire with jewellery and stuff, she falls in love with her husband's killer, but that's the exciting part of it, so you need to watch it to experience. But I can assure that it's a very complex character and not usually seen on TV." She feels very happy to be starred opposite Ashish Sharma and said, "I think he is one of the most talented and under-rated actors in the industry. He is such a good actor and I am blessed to have him on the show. Having good co-actors can change the whole dynamics of your performance, and after Supriya ji in Chhanchhan I am learning a lot from Ashish."

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Interesting Facts

Sanaya 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.

Sanaya Irani in Chanchan

Sanaya potrayed the title role of a dog trainer in the daily soap "Chanchan". She agreed to do the show as she felt that the character has quite a few similarities with her in real life. The show was said to be partially inspired from the Bollywood film Khubsoorat which was released in 1980 and starred Rekha in the lead role. Chanchan was a sensible, confident and cheerful girl who has a modern outlook. She was a beautiful and vivacious girl who is by profession a dog trainer.


Sanaya Irani is dating her Co-star Mohit Sehgal from the serial Miley Jab Hum Tum. It's all began when Miley Jab Hum Tum started and Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani soon became close friends. Their friendship soon blossomed into love. They are always together and Mohit could'nt stop talking about Sanaya Irani even to the media.


First 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

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Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki

Sanaya Irani was one of the contestant of the show and she joined and showed her cooking skills to her fans. Life OK cookery based reality show, where the audience witnessed celebs visiting each others home and giving their vote for their cooking. The show was hosted by Ram Kapoor.
When asked her about her cooking and show Sanaya said, she is a horrible cook, "I don't know how to cook at all. I can't cook to save my life, but the whole point was not about the cooking, it was about the eating. I know I will have to cook for 1 day, but I will get to eat for the other 5 days".


Sanaya Irani is in a relationship with Mohit Sehgal. But she is in no hurry to take it to another level as yet. Marriage will have to wait as the actress is focussing solely on her career.

Khushi in Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon

Sanaya Irani, played a role of Kushi kumari in Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon. It probabilly gave her a great fan following. She played the character of a bubbly girl, who always fights with Kushi kumari. The story was delt with all family emotions. They duo have best on-screen chemistry. The show had an abrupt end on November 30, 2012, as the male protagonist of the show Barun Sobti decided to quit the show. She has reached new heights as khushi kumari gupta which was a very strong character. Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was a love story of Khushi(sanaya) and Arnav(barun), showing different shades of personalities in realtionship of love and hate.


Likes : 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.


Sanaya irani also played the character of Kajol's friend in the blockbuster movie Fanaa.

Sanaya Irani Advertisement

Apart from that, she had also worked for various advertisements like EverYuth Fruit Face Wash, Fairglow, Dabur Honey, Reliance, Balmonte and Slice Mangola. Recently, she has appeared in Dulux paint ad with Barun Sobti.

Latest news

Sanaya Irani had shaken her leg on JDJ's stage adding the amount of glitter and shine on it. She dazzled with show host Manish Paul on some dhamakedar beats. She was seen wearing striking red costume with bunch of jewellery and an extensive killing smile on face. Her presence surely marked extra entertainment on the show with gag element spread by one and only super-hilarious Manish. Both together have stolen the thunder on the opening episode of JDJ's sixth season.

Awards and Nominations

ITA 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

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