Asha Negi (born 23 August 1989) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi television productions. She is best known for playing Purvi Deshmukh in Zee TV's soap opera Pavitra Rishta and Gauravi Karmarkar in Alt Balaji's web series Baarish. She is also known for her participation in the reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6.[6][2]

Asha Negi
Negi in 2023
Born (1989-08-23) 23 August 1989 (age 34)[1]
NationalityIndian
Occupations
Years active2010–present
PartnerRithvik Dhanjani (2013–2020) [3][4][5]

In 2010, Negi debuted into television with the role of Madhura in Sapnon Se Bhare Naina and later appeared as Apeksha Malhotra in Ekta Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony TV in 2011.[7] She achieved her breakthrough performance in the soap opera Pavitra Rishta where she played Purvi Deshmukh from 2011 to 2014.[8][9]

In 2013, she won the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 with her Pavitra Rishta co-star and partner Rithvik Dhanjani.[3] Her other roles were in Ek Mutthi Aasmaan as Suhana/Kalpana on Zee TV and Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan as Koyal on StarPlus. Later, she participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 on Colors TV.[10] In 2019, she was featured in the web series Baarish as Gauravi Karmakar.[11] She made her Hindi film debut with Anurag Basu's directorial Ludo (film), in which she played a supporting role. She also starred in the film Collar Bomb.

Early life

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Negi was born and raised in Dehradun, Uttarakhand to L.S. Negi and Beena Negi. In 2009, she was crowned Miss Uttarakhand 2009.[12] She eventually moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.[2]

Personal life

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Negi began a relationship with her Pavitra Rishta costar Rithvik Dhanjani in 2013.[3][4][13] They later broke up in 2020 after 7 years of dating.[5]

Career

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Debut

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Negi started her career as a model in 2009 after she won the title of Miss Uttarakhand 2009 during her college days.[14] She appeared in various advertisements for companies and did many photo shoots. Later she auditioned for her first TV show in 2010 with the StarPlus show Sapnon Se Bhare Naina playing the role as Madhura.[15] In 2011, Negi appeared on the Balaji Telefilms series Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, where she played the negative role Apeksha Malhotra.[16] She has acknowledged the show as a great experience and has cited lead actress Sakshi Tanwar as her inspiration.[17]

Breakthrough (2011–2014)

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Negi on the sets of Pavitra Rishta in 2013.

Her first main role was in 2011 when she was cast in part in Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta, as the intelligent, beautiful and determined Purvi Desmukh, the adopted daughter of Archana Deskmukh (Ankita Lokhande).[18] She has won the stellar performer of the year in Gold Awards and was awarded the popular favourite Jodi at Zee Rishtey awards with Rithvik. Negi has also won the Fresh Face Female at Indian Telly Awards.[19]

In November 2013, Negi participated in the dance couple reality show Nach Baliye season six, along with her partner Dhanjani. They both were one of the entertaining contestants. In February 2014, they both became the winner of the dance show.[20][21]

In August 2014, Negi entered the Zee TV show Ek Mutthi Aasmaan.[22] She played the role as Kalpana Raghav Singhania opposite Ashish Chaudhary. She made a small appearance in the &TV show Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah in March 2015.[23]

Khatron Ke Khiladi and further success (2015–present)

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Negi in 2015

Negi participated in the celebrity stunt based show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2015.[24] She became one of the finalists on the show. She then appeared in the Ekta Kapoor show Kumkum Bhagya along with Dhanjani reprising their roles in Pavitra Rishta. She also did an episodic appearance in Code Red. She also was a team member in Box Cricket League in Season 1 in 2015 along with Season 2 of BCL.[25][26] Later, hosted the singing reality show Indian Idol in 2015.[27][28]

In November 2015, Negi was approached and finalised to replace Shritama Mukherjee in the StarPlus show Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan opposite Gautam Gupta and Aly Goni.[29] She plays the role of Gauravi Mehta in web series of Alt Balaji named Baarish opposite Sharman Joshi.[citation needed]

Other work and Appearances

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In March 2012, Negi appeared as Purvi in the special episode of Punar Vivaah.[30] In August 2012, she again performed for the 5th Boroplus Gold Awards along with Dhanjani. Later she made a special appearance in two shows Hitler Didi and Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[31] [32] In the grand finale of Bigg Boss 6, Negi made a special appearance and performed in the Bigg Boss house along with Rati Pandey, Pooja Gor and Rashami Desai.[33]

Later she performed at Zee Rishtey Awards 2013. In 2014, Negi performed with Rithvik at the Star Parivaar Awards 2014. Negi also did photo shoots for a television calendar in 2014 and 2016.[34] In 2014, she made a guest appearance on Jamai Raja (2014 TV series) with Sargun Mehta.[35] Later she made another appearance in Kumkum Bhagya in 2015.[36]

Filmography

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Films

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Ludo Asha Tiwari Pathak
2021 Collar Bomb ASI Sumitra Joshi [37]

Television

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Sapnon Se Bhare Naina Madhura
2011 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Apeksha Malhotra
2011–2014 Pavitra Rishta Purvi Deshmukh Kirloskar
2012 Shubh Vivah Seethalakshmi Bai
Punar Vivaah Purvi Deshmukh Kirloskar Special episode
Hitler Didi
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke
Bigg Boss (Hindi season 6) Herself Grand Finale
2013 Qubool Hai Purvi Deshmukh Kirloskar Special episode
India's Best Dramebaaz
Dance India Dance Super Moms
2013–2014 Nach Baliye (season 6) Contestant Winner [11]
2014 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Suhana Deewan/Kalpana Raghav Singhania
Jamai Raja Herself Special episode
2014–2015 Box Cricket League (season 1) Contestant Delhi Dragons
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6) Semi finalist
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Herself Episode 94 [38]
Code Rode Saraswati
Kumkum Bhagya Purvi Deshmukh Kirloskar Guest
Nach Baliye (season 7) Herself
Nadaniyaan
Indian Idol Junior (season 2) Host Season 2
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Herself Guest
Dance Plus (season 1) Koyal Ghosh To promote Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
2015–16 Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
2015 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Guest
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya To promote Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
2016 Box Cricket League (season 2) Contestant Kolkata Baabu Moshayes
Comedy Nights Bachao Herself Guest
Comedy Nights Live
2017 Bigg Boss (Hindi season 11) To promote Entertainment Ki Raat
Super Dancer (season 2) Guest
Lip Sing Battle [39]
Entertainment Ki Raat Various Characters
2018 Kaleerein Herself Guest
India's Next Superstars
2021 Ladies vs Gentlemen (season 2) Panelist Season 2

Web series

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Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Baarish (season 1) Gauravi Karmakar Mehta [40]
2020 Love Ka Panga Neha Sharma
Abhay (season 2) Sonam Khanna [41]
Baarish (season 2) Gauravi Karmakar Mehta [42]
2021 Khwabon Ke Parindey Bindiya
2022 Abhay (season 3) Sonam Khanna
2024 Industry - Hindi (season 1) Sanya Sen [43]

Awards and nominations

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Year Award Category Role Show Result
2012 Gold Awards Stellar Performer Of The Year Purvi Deshmukh Kirloskar Pavitra Rishta Won
Gold Debut In A Lead Role (Female) Nominated
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face(Female) Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple
(with Rithvik Dhanjani)
Nominated
Gold Awards Best Celebrity Jodi
(with Rithvik Dhanjani)
Nominated
Gold Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated

See also

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References

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