Jay Bhanushali

Jay Bhanushali (born 25 December 1984) is an Indian television actor. He is 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 success bash of The Voice India Kids.jpg
Bhanushali at the success bash of The Voice India Kids in 2016.
Born (1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 35)
OccupationModel, actor, host, dancer
Years active2006 – present
Known forRole as 'Neev Shergill' in Kayamath;
Hate Story 2
Notable work
Host of Dance India Dance
(m. 2011)


Bhanushali made his television debut with the show Dhoom Machaao 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]He also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India where he got eliminated and ended up in 6th place.[12]



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

Web SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Parchhayee Joy ZEE5 [13]


Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2005 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Arjit [14]
2006 Play TV Presenter
2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Varun Bhaskar [15]
2007–2008 Kayamath Neev Shergill [16]
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Contestant 2nd Runner Up [17]
2008 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Guest (as Neev) Special appearance with Panchi Bora
Bura Na Mano Holi Hai Contestant
Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket 6th Place
2009 Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Evicted; Day 50 [18]
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Yuvraaj [15]
Dance India Dance 1 Presenter [19]
2010 Dance India Dance 2
Meethi Choori No 1
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Contestant [20]
2010–2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Yash Malhotra [21]
2011 Dance India Dance Doubles Presenter [22]
2012 Dance India Dance 3
Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2
Dance Ke Superkids [23]
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 For Audition Episodes
Kairi — Rishta Khatta Meetha Anuj Ashok Shrivastav Replaced by Naman Shaw [24]
Parichay — Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka Guest (as Anuj) Special appreance
2012–2013 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant Winner with Mahhi Vij [25]
2013 Nach Baliye Shriman V/s Shrimati Along with Mahhi Vij [26]
Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se Guest Special appearance [27]
Dance India Dance 4 Presenter
2014 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2
Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale [28]
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Special appearance [29]
2015 To promote Ek Paheli Leela with Sunny Leone [30]
Dance India Dance 5 Presenter
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Contestant Eliminated; 9th Place [31]
The Voice India Kids Presenter [32]
2017 Sabse Bada Kalakar [33]
The Drama Company Guest Special appearance
2018 Super Dancer Presenter [34]
Indian Idol 10
Sabse Smart Kaun Guest Special appearance
Bigg Boss 12 To give task to finalists [35]
2019 Kitchen Champion 5 Contestant [36]
Superstar Singer Presenter [37]
Bigg Boss 13 Guest To support Sidharth Shukla [38]
Ace of Space 2 [39]
2020 Mujhse Shaadi Karoge Along with Mahhi Vij [40]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 To promote Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India Contestant Eliminated 6th [41]

Personal lifeEdit

Jay married Indian Television Actress in 2011 Mahhi Vij. Together they have a daughter named Tara.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

List of Indian television actors


  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". Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Jay Bhanushali wins Best Supporting Actor at Indian Telly Awards,2008 for Kayamath". Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  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. ^ World, Republic. "Khatron Ke Khiladi Made in India: Jay Bhanushali named toughest contender by Rohit Shetty". Republic World. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Jay Bhanushali, Ira Dubey and Plabita Borthakur in ZEE5's Parchayee: Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond". IWM Buzz. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Jay Bhanushali: Kasautii Zindagii Kay was the beginning of my acting career". 25 September 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Jay Bhanushali's Wedding Anniversary Post For Mahhi Vij Is As Fun As He Is". 9 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Jai Bhanushali quits Kayamath". 29 June 2008.
  17. ^ "'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' finalists unplugged". 14 December 2007.
  18. ^ "'I'm scared of joining Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao'". 30 July 2009.
  19. ^ "Jay Bhanushali: You Can't Be Experimental On TV, You Get Typecast After A Point". 20 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Dated sets,Bollywood trap haunt Nachle Ve". 8 November 2010.
  21. ^ "Actor Jay Bhanushali is making a comeback to fiction. The actor will be seen in the show Geet... Hui Sabse Parayee". 12 October 2010.
  22. ^ "Jay's surprise". 20 January 2011.
  23. ^ "Farah Khan and Geeta Kapoor team up".
  24. ^ "Naman Shaw replaces Jay Bhanushali in Kairi". 3 September 2012.
  25. ^ "Jay, Mahi win Nach Baliye 5". 24 March 2013.
  26. ^ "Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati in a tie". 22 April 2013.
  27. ^ "Jay-Mahi to shake a leg in 'Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se!'". 6 September 2013.
  28. ^ "Jay Bhanushali to host 'Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale'". Indian Express. 8 October 2014.
  29. ^ "Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali on Comedy Nights With Kapil". 26 April 2014.
  30. ^ "Comedy Nights With Kapil: Sunny Leone promotes her forthcoming release Ek Paheli Leela with Jay Bhanushali". 6 April 2015.
  31. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi 7: Elimination shocker; Team Blue captain Jay Bhanushali out of the show". 8 February 2016.
  32. ^ "Jay Bhanushali confirmed as 'The Voice India Kids' host". 27 June 2016.
  33. ^ "Jay Bhanushali to host Sabse Bada Kalakar". 1 February 2017.
  34. ^ "Jay Bhanushali to host Super Dancer Chapter 2". 19 December 2017.
  35. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 December 28 Written Update: Vikas Khanna, Jay Bhanushali Give Chance to The Contestants to Clear Allegations Against Them". 28 December 2018.
  36. ^ "Jay Bhanushali and Arjun Bijlani's bromance on Kitchen Champion will leave you in splits; see pics". 15 April 2019.
  37. ^ "Host Jay Bhanushali is back on Superstar Singer". 8 August 2019.
  38. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Mahhi Vij-Jay Bhanushali Pick Sidharth Shukla Over Rashami Desai; Fans Disappointed". 25 November 2019.
  39. ^ "Ace of Space 2: Jay Bhanushali meets Mastermind Vikas Gupta and house guests soon after bringing his little girl home". 7 September 2019.
  40. ^ "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge: Paras Chhabra says 'Mujhe depression aata hai in ladkiyon ko dekhkar'; Jay Bhanushali calls his remark 'vaahiyaat'". 9 March 2020.
  41. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Made In India: Jay Bhanushali injures his fingers while shooting for the stunt-based reality show". 6 August 2020.

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