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Jay Bhanushali (born 25 December 1984) is an Indian television actor best known for his portrayal as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Kayamath that aired on Star Plus.[3]

Jay Bhanushali
Jay Bhanushali at the launch of 'The Voice India Kids' reality show.jpg
Bhanushali at the launch of The Voice India Kids reality show
Born (1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 34)
OccupationModel, Actor, Host, Dancer
Years active2006 – present
Known forHis role Neev in Kayamath His Role in "Hate Story 2"
Notable work
Host of Dance India Dance
Spouse(s)Mahhi Vij (m. 2011)[1][2]



Bhanushali debuted in television with the show Dhoom Machaaode Dhoom where he played the role of Varun Bhaskar, but his biggest break came when he was selected by Ekta Kapoor to play the role of protagonist Neev Shergill in her soap opera Kayamath. The role not only earned him praises but also won him several awards for his performance in the show. Bhanushali went on to win Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male,[4] Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role[5] and various other awards for his performance. In 2009, Bhanushali hosted Dance India Dance and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 which marked his debut in reality shows. He won praise from several quarters for anchoring the show Dance India Dance for his anchoring skills[6] and comic timings. Bhanushali won Boroplus Gold Award for Best Anchor (2010 & 2012), Zee Rishtey Award for Favorite Host (2009, 2010 & 2011) and several other accolades as host of Dance India Dance. He went on to host several seasons of Dance India Dance.[7] In 2012-13, Bhanushali and his wife Mahii Vij participated in and won the dance competition show Nach Baliye 5.[8][9] Bhanushali made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with Hate Story 2 where he played the role of Akshay Bedi.[10][11]


Year Film Role Note
2014 Hate Story 2 Akshay Bedi Debut Film lead role
2014 Desi Kattey Gyani lead role
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Karan lead role


Personal lifeEdit

Jay is married to actress Mahhi Vij.[13][14]


  1. ^ Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij's exotic white wedding
  2. ^ "Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij re - wedding to put a full stop on split rumor". Dainik Bhaskar. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2016. Jay and Maahi secretly got married in the year 2011 and later went public about it
  3. ^ Jay Bhanushali in Kayamath
  4. ^ Winners List: Indian Telly Awards, 2007
  5. ^ Jay Bhanushali wins Best Supporting Actor at Indian Telly Awards,2008 for Kayamath
  6. ^ Super Moms' dance shocks Jay Bhanushali!
  7. ^ TV Actors who became more successful as hosts
  8. ^ Jay Bhanushali and wife Mahi win Nach Baliye 5
  9. ^ Jay & Mahi are the winners of Nach Baliye Season 5
  10. ^ Jay Bhanushali: My transition from TV to films happened because of Mahi
  11. ^ "Is Jay Bhanushali acting too big for his boots? - The Times of India". Times Internet. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Jay Bhanushali to host 'Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale'". Indian Express. 8 October 2014.
  13. ^ Here's all you need to know about Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij
  14. ^ Jay Bhanushali threw an intimate birthday party for Mahhi Vij

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