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Helly Shah (born 7 January 1996)[1] is an Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Swara Maheshwari in Swaragini , Devanshi Upadhyay in Devanshi and dual role in Sufiyana Pyaar Mera.[4]

Helly Shah
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Helly Shah

(1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 23)[1]
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India [2]
Years active2010–present
Known forSwaragini
Sufiyana Pyaar Mera
Home townAhmedabad, Gujarat, India [3]


Personal lifeEdit

Shah is a Gujarati from Ahmedabad.[3][5][6] She is a vegetarian.[6]


Shah began her acting career when she was in 8th grade.[2] Her career began with Star Plus's show Gulaal.[3] She then played Alaxmi in Life OK's Alaxmi — Humari Super Bahu.[3] Later, she played Ami in Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi.[7] She then appeared in Sony Pal's Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi.[8]

From March 2015 to December 2016, Shah portrayed Swara Maheshwari in Swaragini opposite Varun Kapoor.

In 2016, Shah participated in Colors TV's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. In 2017, she portrayed Devanshi Upadhyay in Devanshi for which she won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress Popular.

As of April 2019, she portrays Saltanat Shah and Kainaat Shah in Star Bharat's Sufiyana Pyaar Mera opposite Rajveer Singh.[9]


Year Show Role Channel
2010–2011 Zindagi Ka Har Rang...Gulaal Talli Star Plus
2012–2013 Alaxmi — Humari Super Bahu Alakshmi/Laxmi Kapadia Life OK
2013 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Ami Joshipura Zee TV
2014 Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi Aashi Dubey Sony Pal
2015–2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Swara Maheshwari Colors TV
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant
2017 Devanshi Devanshi Upadhyay
2018 Laal Ishq Deepali &TV
2019–present Sufiyana Pyaar Mera Saltanat Shah/Kainaat Shah Star Bharat

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Show Role Channel Ref
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Colors TV
2017 Savitri Devi College & Hospital
Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung Participant [10]
2019 Kitchen Champion


  • Colors Golden Petal Awards 2016 - Best Actress[11]
  • Golden Petal Awards 2016 - Best Jodi with Varun Kapoor
  • Bolly Star Vaganza 2017 - Artis Dengan Hidung Termancung
  • ITA 2017 - Best Actress Popular
  • AspiringShe Women Achievers Awards 2018 - Youngest Achiever Award[12]


  1. ^ a b Goswami, Parismita (8 January 2016). "Swaragini actress Swara aka Helly Shah celebrates birthday with co-actors". International Business Times. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ano Patel (6 July 2012). "Ahmedabad is a very chilled out place: Helly Shah". Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Patel, Ano (10 October 2014). "Gujaratis take the lead on prime time TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Helly Shah: I loved the jhumkas and bags in Janpath". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (22 April 2017). "Gujarati actors make it big on Hindi prime time TV". Ahmedabad: The Times of India.
  6. ^ a b IANS (26 February 2015). "Hindi TV show 'Swaragini' zooms in on Kolkata's hotspots". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Talking about playing the character, Helly told IANS: "Swara is very similar to what I am in real life. The only difference is I am Gujarati and she is Bengali. Swara as Bengali is a non-vegetarian eating person, but in real life I am a vegetarian."
  7. ^ Neha Maheshwri (4 December 2013). "Hally Shah to replace Ulka Gupta in 'Khelti Hai Zindagi...'". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  8. ^ IANS (26 November 2014). "'Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi' to go off air". Mid Day. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Helly Shah to make a comeback with Sufiyana Ishq". Times of India.
  10. ^ IANS (19 November 2017). "Helly Shah talks about her cooking skills". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  11. ^ Ankita Mehta (7 March 2016). "Golden Petal Awards 2016 winners: Varun Kapoor, Helly Shah, Mouni Roy, Sudha Chandran take home trophies". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Ecstatic receiving the 'Youngest Achiever Award ' at the ASPIRINGSHE WOMEN ACHIEVERS' AWARDS". Twitter. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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