Devoleena Bhattacharjee

Devoleena Bhattacharjee (born 22 August 1985) is an Indian television actress and trained Bharatanatyam dancer.[1] She is known for playing Gopi Ahem Modi in Star Plus's long running soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. In 2019, she participated in Bigg Boss 13.[2]

Devoleena Bhattacharjee
Devoleena Bhattacharjee in 2018.jpg
Bhattacharjee in 2021
Born (1985-08-22) 22 August 1985 (age 36)
Alma materNational Institute of Fashion Technology
Years active2010–present
Known for

In 2020, she reprised her role as Gopi Modi in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2.

Early lifeEdit

Bhattacharjee was born on 22 August 1985 to a Bengali Hindu family in Upper Assam.[3][4] She lives in Gurugram with her mother and her younger brother.[5]

She did her schooling from Godhula Brown Memorial English High School in Sivasagar, Assam and her higher studies from the National Institute of Fashion and Technology in New Delhi, India.[6]


A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, Bhattacharjee initially worked as a jewellery designer in Gili India Ltd. in Mumbai and was first noticed when she auditioned for dance reality series Dance India Dance 2.[7] Her acting debut through NDTV Imagine's Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto occurred in 2011.[8]

In June 2012, Bhattacharjee replaced Giaa Manek as the female lead Gopi Ahem Modi in Star Plus Saath Nibhaana Saathiya which turned out to be her breakthrough.[9] In 2014 and in 2016, she contemplated quitting the show due to the frequent time leaps.[10][11] But she continued the character before completing 5 years in June 2017.[12] The same month, she underwent spinal surgery for an injury that took place on the show's set in 2013.[13] Saath Nibhaana Saathiya ended on 23 July 2017.[14]

Bhattacharjee next joined as a celebrity contestant in 13th season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss that started in the last week of September 2019.[15][16] However two months later in November 2019, she exited the show citing medical issues.[17]

In August 2020, it was announced that Bhattacharjee will reprise the role of Gopi Modi in the sequel of Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, entitled Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 that begun airing on 19 October 2020. She was seen in the first 31 episodes with her last episode was telecasted on 23 November 2020.[18]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2010 Dance India Dance 2 Contestant
2011–2012 Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto Gurbaani Dhillon / Baani Kaur Dhillon
2012–2017 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Gopi Ahem Modi replaced Giaa Manek
2012 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Guest (as Gopi)
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
Teri Meri Love Stories
2013 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
2014 Comedy Classes In a spoof of Saathiya
2015 Tere Sheher Mein
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Player for Jaipur Raj Joshiley (Quit)
Diya Aur Baati Hum Guest (as Gopi) Dance performance for special episode [19]
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Kumkum Bhagya Herself / Guest Special appearance
2017 Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha Jia Cameo appearance
Pesbukers Herself a.k.a Gopi Guest appearance with Vishal Singh from Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
2018 Laal Ishq Manorama In one episode
2019 Choti Sarrdaarni Guest / Cameo Dance performed in Sangeet ceremony
Bigg Boss 13 Contestant Walked out due to health issue, Day 63
2020 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 Gopi Modi Cameo: Episodes: 1-31 [20]
Gangs of Filmistaan Guest (as Gopi) Special appearance
Taare Zameen Par
Bigg Boss 14 Guest As panelist to share her views [21]
2021 Replacement for Eijaz Khan (Evicted on Day 134) [22]
Bigg Boss OTT For interacting with the housemates

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform
2019 Sweet Lie Sonali Ashish Ullu App
2021 Lunch Stories Devoleena Bhattacharjee Disney+ Hotstar

Music videoEdit

Year Music video Language Ref.
2017 Hey Gopal Krishna Karu Aarti Teri Hindi
2019 Ramdhenu Assamese [20]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result
2013 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Popular[23] Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Won
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (tied with Sriti Jha from Kumkum Bhagya)[24]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Television Actor - Female[25]
2016 Zee Gold Awards Popular Bahu On Indian Television[26]


  1. ^ "Gopi bahu from Saathiya is not just a character for me, I've lived the part: Devoleena Bhattacharjee". 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Bigg Boss 13 contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Know all about TV's popular bahu". 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Devoleena Bhattacharjee Birthday". 22 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Devoleena Bhattacharjee: TV's Gopi Bahu is excited to celebrate the day with Ganpati". Indian Express. 22 August 2017. And today, as she turns 32...
  5. ^ এ বার করোনার হানা 'গোপী বহু' দেবলীনার বাড়িতেও [This time Corona's attack is also at the house of 'Gopi Bahu' Debelina]. আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা [Anandabazar Patrika] (in Bengali). 8 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Devoleena Bhattacharjee's Biography That Fans Should Know". Republic World.
  7. ^ "Watch: When Saath Nibhana Saathiya's Gopi Bahu auditioned for Dance India Dance". 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Hot or not? Gopi Bahu's hair makeover gets mixed reviews". 23 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Gopi bahu replaced overnight! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Will Rucha & Devoleena continue Saathiya post leap?". 13 January 2014.
  11. ^ "'Saathiya..' to lose Gopi bahu again?". 23 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Devoleena Bhattacharjee completes 5 years with Saath Nibhana Saathiya". 6 June 2017.
  13. ^ "'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' actress undergoes SURGERY!". 4 April 2017.
  14. ^ "CONFIRMED! 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' is going OFF AIR, to wrap up on July 23". News Nation. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Saath Nibhaana Saathiya actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi to participate in show". 28 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Bigg Boss 13 LEAKED Promos: 'Saathiya' Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee & 'Balika Vadhu' Fame Siddharth Shukla Confirmed Entries!". 20 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Bigg Boss 13's Devoleena Bhattacharjee on her injury and comeback: It was destined, but I will bounce back". The Times Of India.
  18. ^ "Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2' teaser: Gopi Bahu aka Devoleena Bhattacharjee returns with 'rasode mein'". DNA India. 1 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Diya Aur Baati Hum actress Deepika aka Sandhya and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya's Devoleena aka Gopi to dance together [PHOTO]", International Business Times, 6 January 2016, retrieved 31 July 2017
  20. ^ a b "Saath Nibhana Saathiya Season 2 to launch in October". 28 August 2020.
  21. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Kamya Panjabi and Devoleena Bhattacharjee call out Jasmin Bhasin for her 'mean behaviour'; Devoleena says 'can't trust Jasmin she can back-stab any moment'". 28 November 2020.
  22. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! 'BB14': Devoleena Bhattacharjee to enter the Bigg Boss house as Vikas Gupta's proxy". 15 January 2021.
  23. ^ Narayan, Girija (24 October 2013). "Photos: Indian Television Academy Awards 2013 Winners; Karan, Jennifer, Kapil, Comedy Nights..." Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2015 Winners: Complete list of winners". Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Mohammad Nazim, Vishal Singh at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015!". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  26. ^ Nagarathna (10 June 2016), "Gold Awards 2016: Divyanka Tripathi, Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover & Others Bag Awards (PICS)", FilmiBeat, retrieved 31 July 2017

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