Aneri Vajani (born 26 March 1994) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television. She made her acting debut with Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar as Paakhi in 2012. Vajani is best known for her portrayal of Nisha Gangwal in Nisha Aur Uske Cousins and Saanjh Mathur in Beyhadh. Vajani has also portrayed Pari Malhotra in the series Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka 2, Pranati Mishra in Pavitra Bhagya and Malvika Kapadia in Anupamaa.

Aneri Vajani
Vajani in 2023
Born (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 30)
Years active2012–present
Known forNisha Aur Uske Cousins
Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Season 2

Early life edit

Vajani was born on 26 March 1994 in a Gujarati family.[1][2]

Career edit

Debut and breakthrough (2012-2015) edit

Vajani made her acting debut with the role of Paakhi in Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar in 2012. It ended in 2013 and was based on the famous Nitish Katara murder case.[3] She then played Shanaya Khan in the 2013 show Crazy Stupid Ishq alongside Hiba Nawab, Harsh Rajput and Vishal Vashishtha.[4]

Vajani portrayed Nisha Gangwal Kumar in Nisha Aur Uske Cousins opposite Mishkat Varma from 2014 to 2015.[5] Her performance as Nisha earned her nomination at Indian Telly Award for Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Female. She next played Arushi, a swimmer in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Season 7.[6]

Success and recent work (2016-present) edit

Vajani at an event

Vajani next portrayed Saanjh Mathur Sharma in Beyhadh opposite Kushal Tandon and Jennifer Winget from 2016 to 2017.[7] She received praises for her performance.[8] She then appeared as Riddhi in Yeh Hai Aashiqui Season 4 where she reunited with Varma.[9]

In 2016, she featured in Arre's I Don't Watch TV as Tulsi. It marked her web debut. In 2018, she played Shreya in Laal Ishq opposite Samridh Bawa.[10] She portrayed Pari Malhotra in her second web show, Voot's Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Season 2 opposite Kunal Jaisingh.[11]

Vajani then played Pranati Mishra Khurana in Pavitra Bhagya, where she reunited with Jaisingh.[12] She received ITA Award for Best Actress Popular nomination for her performance.[13] She next appeared as Arundhati Singh in MX Player's web series Cookiees.

She made her film debut with the Telugu film FCUK: Father Chitti Umaa Kaarthik where she was seen as Priyanka.[14] She also played a character named Aneri in the short film I Hate Goodbyes.[citation needed]

In 2021, she started portraying Malavika Kapadia in Anupamaa.[15] She quit the show permanently in 2022 to participate in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 claiming that "there is no scope of coming back as it's all over for her role".[16][17][18]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Serial Role Notes Ref(s)
2012–2013 Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar Paakhi Debut show [19]
2013 Crazy Stupid Ishq Shanaya Khan [20]
2014–2015 Nisha Aur Uske Cousins Nisha Gangwal [21]
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya 7 Arushi
2016 Yeh Hai Aashiqui 4 Riddhi Episode: "Secret Marriage" [22]
2016–2017 Beyhadh Saanjh Mathur
2018 Laal Ishq Shreya Episode: "Shraap"
2020 Pavitra Bhagya Pranati Mishra [23]
2021–2022 Anupamaa Malavika "Mukku" Kapadia [15][16][18]
2022 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 Contestant 13th place [17]
2024 Baghin Gauri/Baghin

Web series edit

Year Show Role Ref.
2016 I Don't Watch TV Tulsi [24]
2019 Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Season 2 Pari Malhotra [25]
2020 Cookiees Arundhati Singh

Films edit

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2021 FCUK: Father Chitti Umaa Kaarthik Priyanka Telugu [26]
I Hate Goodbyes Aneri Hindi Short film

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2022 Phase Sarthak Saksena [27]
Aashiq Hoon Raj Barman [28]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face - Female Nisha Aur Uske Cousins Nominated [29]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Nominated [30]
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Pavitra Bhagya Nominated [31]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Farzeen, Sana (26 March 2018). "Happy Birthday Aneri Vajani: The girl who never ceases to surprise us". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Awaasthi, Kavita (1 September 2016). "I am only 22, so no saas-bahu or bechari-type roles for now: Aneri Vajani". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  3. ^ "स्टार प्लस पर जल्द आएगा 'काली- एक पुनरावतार'". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 29 November 2012. Archived from the original on 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  4. ^ Patel, Ano (10 October 2014). "Gujaratis take the lead on prime time TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  5. ^ Iyer, Shreya (14 October 2016). "I wanted to break my tomboy image: Aneri Vajani". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  6. ^ Kumar, Rupesh (5 December 2021). "Anupamaa Updates: 'अनुपमा' और 'अनुज कपाड़िया' के जीवन में हुईं अनेरी वजानी की 'एंट्री', कही ये बात". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Beyhadh is like a breath of fresh air". The Times of India. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  8. ^ Keshri, Shweta (1 June 2017). "Beyhadh impressive! When Aneri Vajani stole Jennifer Winget's thunder with her acting chops". India Today. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Mishkat Verma and Aneri Vajani in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'". The Times of India. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Laal Ishq: 'Beyhadh' actress Aneri Vajani BACK on TV; to feature opposite Samrid Bawa!". ABP News. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka 2: Aneri Vajani, Kunal Jaisingh, Tejasswi Prakash's promo piques Twitterati's interest". DNA India. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  12. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (8 February 2020). "Aneri Vajani to pair opposite Kunal Jaisingh for Ekta Kapoor's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  13. ^ Mondal, Sukarna (4 March 2020). "Pavitra Bhagya review: Aneri Vajani and Kunal Jaisingh's show looks promising; child actor Vaishnavi Prajapati steals the limelight". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Jagapathi Babu is delighted with the response of FCUK". Telangana Today. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  15. ^ a b चौहान, शिवांगी (16 December 2021). "बिना ऑडिशन के अनेरी वजानी को मिला अनुपमा सीरियल, इस सेलिब्रिटी स्टाइलिस्ट की हैं बहन, जानें मालविका के रियल लाइफ Facts". (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  16. ^ a b IANS (13 December 2021). "Aneri Vajani excited to be a part of Rupali Ganguly's Anupamaa; Looks forward to work with Rajan Shahi". PINKVILLA. Archived from the original on 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  17. ^ a b Maheshwari, Neha (13 May 2022). "Exclusive! Anupamaa actress Aneri Vajani to participate in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  18. ^ a b Maheshwari, Neha (25 May 2022). "Aneri Vajani bids adieau to Anupamaa quoting there is no scope to come back". Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  19. ^ Tiwari, Vijaya (30 October 2012). "Nyaay gets re-christened as Kaali- Ek Punar Avatar". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  20. ^ "Channel V launches 'Crazy Stupid Ishq'". The Times of India. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  21. ^ "Nisha Aur Uske Cousins: Actress pulls off stunt for entry on TV show". India TV News. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Yeh Hai Aashiqui Season 4 – Mohit Chauhan, Neeti Mohan – New Music Video". YouTube. 30 January 2016.
  23. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (8 February 2020). "Aneri Vajani to pair opposite Kunal Jaisingh for Ekta Kapoor's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  24. ^ Bajwa, Dimple (11 February 2016). "Nakuul Mehta brings the truth behind TV actors' life in 'I Don't Watch TV' web-series, watch trailer". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  25. ^ "Watch: Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka 2's promo introduces promising star cast". India Today. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  26. ^ Vanaparthy, Sravan (12 February 2021). "Fcuk: Father Chitti Umaa Kaarthik Movie Review: A bold story with failed execution". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  27. ^ Tagat, Anurag (30 March 2022). "Sarthak Saksena explores reconciliation in romance in 'Phase'". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  28. ^ "मोहसिन खान और अनेरी वजानी का पहला गाना 'आशिक हूं' रिलीज, दिल टूटने का कहानी बयां कर रहा वीडियो". Times Now (in Hindi). 14 June 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  29. ^ "Nominations for Indian Telly Awards 2015 out; see who all have made the cut". India Today. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  30. ^ "Asian Viewers' Television Awards (AVTA) 2015: Nominations Open". 27 June 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  31. ^ "The 21st ITA Awards". Retrieved 6 December 2021.

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