Anjum Fakih (born 12 September 1989) is an Indian actress and model.[2][3] She is best known for her work in Zee TV popular shows Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani and Kundali Bhagya.[4] In a short span of time, she has established herself as one of the promising new actresses on Indian television.[5]

Anjum Fakih
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Fakih in 2017
Born (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 33)[1]
Occupation
  • Actress
    Model
Years active2009—present
Known forKundali Bhagya

Early lifeEdit

Anjum Fakih was born on 12 September 1989 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India in a Konkani Muslim family.[6] Her parents Kamaluddin Fakih and Sultana Fakih live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She completed her education from University of Mumbai. At the age of 19 she left her home to pursue a career in acting and modeling and relocated herself to Mumbai. Later she enrolled herself in Elan Modelling Agency Pvt Ltd. where she started her career as a model. Later she has appeared in several commercials.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Fakih decided to become a model when she was just 19 years old.[5]

In 2010, she ventured into Hindi television with an unnoticed part of Bonita Ahluwalia in rom-com Mahi Way.[2]

Post a five years hiatus, she returned to television in 2015 with Star Plus's romantic drama Tere Sheher Mein which featured her as Rachita Agnihotri. In the same year, she also appeared in Time Machine. Later that year in December, Fakih starred as the evil antagonist Rani Rageshwari in Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, a period drama broadcast on Zee TV, and was highly appreciated for her acting skills before she left the show in 2016.[4]

In February 2017, she signed Colors TV's social drama Devanshi.[7] It saw her portray Sakshi, the adoptive sister of main titular character Devanshi (played by Helly Shah).[8]

Since July 2017, Fakih appears as a parallel lead in Zee TV popular television show Kundali Bhagya which is backed by Ekta Kapoor. Her performance as the naughty and fun-loving Srishti won her a Gold Award and Zee Rishtey Award.[9] Apart from being the biggest weekday launch in terms of TRP since 2016, Kundali Bhagya is currently Zee TV's most watched soap on TV.[10]

In 2018 and 2020, she also did a cameo in Ekta Kapoor's other productions Dil Hi Toh Hai (on Sony TV) and Naagin 5 (on Colors TV) respectively.[11]

In 2020, Fakih was seen playing key roles in two web shows Kashmakash and Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. In December 2020, she made her music video debut with Ik Dafa Toh Mil.

Since August 2021, Fakih is seen as Maitri in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2.[12]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Mahi Way Bonita Ahluwalia Recurring role
2015 Tere Sheher Mein Rachita Agnihotri [13]
Time Machine Roshini Chatterjee
2015–2016 Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Rageshwari Singh
2017 Devanshi Sakshi Bhatnagar [14]
2017–present Kundali Bhagya Srishti Arora Luthra [15]
2021–2022 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 Maitri Sood Bahl [16]

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017/2018 Kumkum Bhagya Srishti Arora [17]
2018 Dil Hi Toh Hai Herself
2020 Naagin 5 Noor Beg [18]
2021 Bhagya Lakshmi Srishti Arora

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer Ref.
2020 Ik Dafa To Mil Oye Kunaal [19][20]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Kashmakash Guddi [21]
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Nisha Season 3 [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kundali Bhagya's Dheeraj Dhooper, Shraddha Arya and others pour birthday wishes at Anjum Fakih at their own style". Times of India.
  2. ^ a b "I used to wear a burkha earlier, but in 2010 I decided to live my life on my terms: Anjum Fakih of Kundali Bhagya - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Kundali Bhagya's Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya, and others pour birthday wishes at Anjum Fakih in their own style - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Kundali Bhagya actress Anjum Fakih rocks the bikini look - Top TV actresses in bikini". The Times of India.
  5. ^ a b "Anjum Fakih to play lead in Nilanjana's next!". The Times of India. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Anjum Fakih: My parents told me I'd have to leave home if I wanted to enter showbiz". The Times of India. 7 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Helly Shah and Anjum Fakih to play parallel leads on Devanshi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "Meet the another LEAD ACTRESS of Colors TV show 'Devanshi'". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet Kundali Bhagya's Anjum Fakih, the new hottie in town". India Today. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Zee TV as Kumkum Bhagya and Kundali Bhagya get together and play Holi". mid-day. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Anjum Fakih joins 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2' as Priya's sister". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Brit, Events and Music. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Why is Anjum Fakih missing from 'Kundali Bhagya'? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Helly Shah and Anjum Fakih to play parallel leads on Devanshi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Anjum Fakih Shares Her Difficult But Inspiring Journey In This Exclusive #BreakingTheBarrier Women's Day Edition". ZEE5. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Kundali Bhagya's Anjum Fakih to play Disha Parmar's sister in Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2". India Today. Retrieved 29 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Kumkum Bhagya: Pragya's Daughters, Rhea And Prachi Share The Same Life Story As Hers! Check Out How - Zee5 News". ZEE5. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Anjum Fakih shares adorable pictures from the sets of Naagin 5". Bollywood Hungama. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Oye Kunaal's new song 'Ek Dafa Toh Mil' to feature actors Arjit Taneja and Anjum Fakih". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  20. ^ Ik Dafa To Mil song by Oye Kunaal, retrieved 29 November 2021
  21. ^ "Hungama Play Launches 'Kashmakash', A New Original Show Featuring 5 Unique Stories Of Modern-Day Crimes - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  22. ^ Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Season 3 Review: Loaded with the right quotient of drama and emotions, retrieved 19 September 2021

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