Janvi Chheda Gopalia (born 29 February 1984)[1] is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television. She made her acting debut in 2007 with Chhoona Hai Aasmaan portraying Sameera Singh.[2] Chheda is best known for her portrayal of Sugna Shyam Singh in Balika Vadhu and Sub-Inspector Shreya in CID, which earned her wider recognition.[3]

Janvi Chheda
Chheda in 2012
Born (1984-02-29) 29 February 1984 (age 39)[1]
Years active2005–2018
Known forChhoona Hai Aasmaan

Nishant Gopalia
(m. 2011)

Early life Edit

Chheda was born on 29 February 1984[1] and was brought up in Mumbai.[4] She is a Gujarati whose native place is Mandvi, Kutch.[5] She completed her graduation from MKS Ritambhara, Mumbai.[6]

Career Edit

Debut and breakthrough (2005–2011) Edit

Chheda started her career with a play Dr. Mukta in Dubai. She made her film debut in 2005 with the Gujarati film Toh Lagi Sharat playing Sanjana and worked in Gujarati television as host in Kem Cho and as Nidhi in Saubhagyavati.[6]

Chheda made her Hindi TV debut with Chhoona Hai Aasmaan portraying Flight Lieutenant Sameera Singh opposite Mohammed Iqbal Khan from 2007 to 2008.[7] The show received praises for its storyline.[8]

In 2009, she played the negative character of Sandhya in Dhoop Mein Thandi Chaav...Maa alongside Vineet Raina.[9] She appeared as Simran in Maayka in 2009.

From 2010 to 2011, she portrayed the lead Tashi Arjun Singh alongside Karan Hukku and Kunal Verma in Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi.[10]

Success and break from acting (2012–2018) Edit

From 2011 to 2013, she portrayed Sugna Shyam Singh opposite Sachin Shroff[11] in Balika Vadhu, which proved as a major turning point in her career.[12]

Chheda with Team CID

Chheda is widely known for her portrayal of Sub-Inspector Shreya in India's longest-running television police procedural CID.[13] It earned her wider recognition. She portrayed the character from 2012 to 2016.[14]

She also appeared as Shreya in the crossover episodes with Adaalat during CID Viruddh Adaalat in 2012 and with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2014.[15]

She returned as Shreya in CID in 2018 for two episodes, which also marked her last screen appearance before she took a break from acting.[16]

Personal life Edit

Chheda married her long-time boyfriend Nishant Gopalia in 2011.[17] She gave birth to a daughter Nirvi in 2017.[18]

Filmography Edit

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007–2008 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Flight Lieutenant Sameera Singh [19]
2009 Dhoop Mein Thandi Chaav...Maa Sandhya
Maayka Simran
2010–2011 Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi Tashi Singh
2011–2013 Balika Vadhu Sugna Shyam Singh   [20]
2012–2016;2018 CID Sub-Inspector Shreya   [21]
2012 Adaalat Guest role
2014 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Guest role

Films Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Toh Lagi Sharat Sanjana Gujarati film [22]

Play Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c "Leap Year Birthdays: Janvi Chheda, Jessie Usher and Other Celebs Who Are 'Leaplings!'". 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Actresses who shot to fame from Gujarati TV - The Times of India". The Times of India. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ "CID: Trivia, quirks, facts and clichés of India's longest-running television show, we bet you didn't know". The Times of India. 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Janvi Chheda: ગુજરાતી છે લોકપ્રિય સીરિયલ CIDની ઈન્સ્પેક્ટર શ્રેયા". Mid day. 29 February 2020.
  5. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti. "'I WOULDN'T MIND DOING SOUTH INDIAN FILMS'". The Times of India.
  6. ^ a b "Sizzler: Known all about Janvi Chheda's education, life and early career". India Today. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  7. ^ "5 times women in uniform wowed us on the small screen: From Janvi Chheda in Chhoona Hai Aasmaan to Priyanka Bassi in Left Right Left". India Today. 24 April 2017.
  8. ^ "सुमित संभाल लेगा, पीओडब्ल्यू: बंदी युद्ध के और छूना है आसमान, 7 टीवी सीरियल्स जो हुए काफी जल्दी खत्म, फिर भी जीत लिया लोगों का दिल". 17 May 2022.
  9. ^ Maa News Article on Biz Asia
  10. ^ "Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi on Sony TV, starring Janvi Chheda, Karan Hukku and Kunal Verma". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Sachin Shroff and Janvi Chheda step in as Shyam and Suguna in Balika Vadhu". 14 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Raksha Bandhan 2013: TV Stars' Quotes - Page 5 - Page 5". Times Internet. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  13. ^ "New Faces, Old Shows: Janvi Chheda and Viineet Kumar are all set to join CID". Times Of India. 10 May 2012.
  14. ^ "Daya Sir is my favorite, says Janvi Chheda aka Shreya of C.I.D". 27 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  15. ^ "CID & Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma to have a Mahasangram episode". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Cast of CID reunite for an evening of nostalgia, fans say 'Miss you all' – see pics". Times Now. 13 June 2022.
  17. ^ Amrita Mulchandani (25 June 2011). "Actor Janvi Chheda aka Sugna of Balika Vadhu to wed on 22nd of November with her boyfriend Nishant". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Congratulations! CID actress Janvi Chheda becomes mother of a baby girl". India Today. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Best of Television in 2007: From Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii to Chhoona Hai Aasmaan and others". www.rediff.com.
  20. ^ "Balika Vadhu >> About". colors.in.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012.
  21. ^ "CID reunion: Daya, Abhijeet, Fredricks, Shreya and others unite for fun-filled evening with food and wine". Hindustan Times. 12 June 2022.
  22. ^ "WATCH! Gujarati movie 'Toh Lagi Sharat' starring Jayesh Barbhaia, Divyani Thakkar, Vikas Kadam and Jhanvi Chheda". Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Did you know Janvi Chheda worked with Jaya Bachchan in a play". India Today. 19 December 2007.

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