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Jennifer Winget (born 30 May 1985) is an Indian actress.[5][6] She is known for her roles in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dill Mill Gayye, Saraswatichandra and Beyhadh.[7] Currently, she is portraying the character of Zoya Siddiqui in Colors TV's Bepannaah.[8][9][10]

Jennifer Winget
Jennifer Winget at the '11th Star Parivaar Awards 2013' (cropped).jpg
Winget at 11th Star Parivaar Awards
BornJennifer Winget
(1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 33)[1][2]
Goregaon, Mumbai, India[3]
ResidenceMumbai, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Karan Singh Grover
(m. 2012; div. 2014)
[4]

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Career

She started her career at the age of 12 as a child actor in the film Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya,[11] and then appeared as a child actor in the Indian film Kuch Naa Kaho at the age of 14.[12] Later, as an adult, she went on to work in various Indian TV shows.[12][13][14]

She won the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress Critics for her role in Saraswatichandra.[15] Winget worked in Sony TV's romantic thriller Beyhadh where she played the negative role of Maya Mehrotra.[16][17] Winget is currently working in Colors TV's Bepannaah as Zoya Siddiqui.[8][9]

Personal life

Winget is the daughter of a Punjabi mother and a Maharashtrian Christian father, and is often mistaken for a Westerner due to her western first name.[11] Winget married Karan Singh Grover on 9 April 2012.[18][19] In November 2014, Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[4][20]

In the media

UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye placed her in their 50 Sexiest Asian Women list in 2012.[21] In 2013, she was listed in this list by Eastern Eye yet again, this time at the fifteenth position.[22] Winget was also included in the Television's Top 10 Actresses list by Rediff.[23] She was then listed among the 35 Hottest Actresses in Indian Television by Mens XP.[24] In 2018, she was ranked first in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television list.[25]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2001 Kkusum Simran [26]
2003 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Preeti [27]
Shaka Laka Boom Boom Piya [26]
2004 Karthika Karthika [28]
2005 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sneha Bajaj [29]
2006 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa Natasha [30]
Sangam Ganga Sagar Bhatia [31]
2007 Kahin To Hoga Svetlana [26]
2009 Dekh India Dekh Host [32]
Laughter Ke Phatke Host [33]
Comedy Circus 3 Contestant [34]
Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2 Host [35]
Perfect Bride Finale Performer [36]
Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Riddhima Gupta [37]
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Contestant [38]
Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala Host [39]
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Finale Host [40]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Neeti [41]
2013 Saraswatichandra Kumud Saraswatichandra Vyas [42]
2016 - 2017 Beyhadh Maya Mehrotra [43]
2018 Bepannaah Zoya [8]

Films

Year Title Role Ref(s)
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Young Girl [citation needed]
1997 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat School Kid [citation needed]
2000 Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Tanu [44]
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Pooja [45]

Web film

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2018 Phir Se... Kajal Kapoor [46]

Awards

Year Ceremony Nominated Work Category Source
2013 Zee Gold Awards N/A Most Fit Actress [47]
Indian Television Academy Awards Saraswatichandra Best Actress (Jury) [48]
2017 HT Most Stylish Awards N/A Most Stylish TV Personality [49]
Lions Gold Awards Beyhadh Best Actress (Jury) [50]
Indian Television Academy Awards [51]
2018 Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Awards N/A Best Actress (Drama) [52]
Indian Leaders Affair Awards N/A Most Promising Versatile TV Actress [53]
Zee Gold Awards Bepannaah Best Actress (Jury) [54]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Jennifer Winget Birthday Bumps: 10 Things to know about the Indian TV star!". India.com. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Jennifer Winget gears up for cinematic debut with Kunal Kohli's 'Phir Se'". The News Reports. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b Bajwa, Dimpal (9 December 2014). "Karan Singh Grover confirms divorce with Jennifer Winget on Twitter". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Wingets Journey From Bollywood To Highest Paid TV Actress | Entertainment". iDiva.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Bepannah Actress Jennifer Winget Believes She's Headed In The Right Direction. Here's Why". NDTV.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Winget crosses 7 million followers on Instagram; breaks into a dance".
  8. ^ a b c "Jennifer Winget: Bepannaah presents the idea of second chances in love". The Indian Express. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda's Bepannaah makes a smashing debut; rakes in ratings". India Today. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Bepannaah: Jennifer Winget-Harshad Chopda's story of love and betrayal is a MUST-WATCH". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b Mehrotra, Mohini (17 August 2007). "Sarees, not mini skirts for Jennifer". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  12. ^ a b Unnithan, Chitra (14 August 2007). "'I never plan things,' Jennifer". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  13. ^ K, Prema (23 July 2007). "Star Plus to expand primetime with launch of 'Sangam'". Indian Television. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  14. ^ Roy, Priyanka (20 August 2007). "She spreads her wings". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  15. ^ "Karan Singh Grover, Devoleena bag top honours at ITA awards". in.com. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  16. ^ "Watch: Kushal Tandon saves Jennifer Winget from fire on Beyhadh sets".
  17. ^ "Jennifer Winget to play a negative character in an upcoming show". India Today.
  18. ^ "Karan Singh Grover's link ups - Karan Singh Grover's link-ups - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
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  21. ^ "Priyanka Chopra named world's sexiest Asian woman". archive.mid-day.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Katrina is the World's Sexiest Asian Woman; TV actresses Drashti, Sanaya, Nia, Jennifer, Asha too top the list". Telly Chakkar.
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  24. ^ "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television". MensXP.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on TV - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
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  27. ^ "Sony to debut Balaji's next 'Kkoi Dil Mein Hai'". MUMBAI: Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd. 29 November 2003. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  28. ^ "Balaji ready with 9 new shows across channels". Indiantelivision.org. 13 August 2004. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015.
  29. ^ "'My man should be like Richard Gere'". The Times Of India. 10 August 2007.
  30. ^ "Jennifer Winget to romance filmmaker Kunal Kohli". The Times Of India. 3 October 2014.
  31. ^ "Sangam hoga ki nahi?". Hindustan Times. 9 June 2008. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015.
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  33. ^ "It's not funny, 'Laughter Ke Phatke' going off air?". msn.com. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  34. ^ "Comedy Circus returns with 'Teen Ka Tadka'". indiatimes.com. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  35. ^ Dubey, Rachana (8 May 2010). "Entry, exit!". hindustantimes.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
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  37. ^ "Telly heartthrobs' soapy ride to success". The Times Of India. 27 September 2014.
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  39. ^ "There is no question of being overshadowed by the stars in Comedy ka maha muqabla : Jennifer Winget". yahoo.com. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  40. ^ "Jennifer Winget Sunil Grover Genelia Saroj Khan On Shooting Sets Of Dance Reality Show Nachle Ve At RK Studios In Mumbai 2". rediff.com. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  41. ^ "Jennifer Winget returns acting with a telefilm". Hindustan Times. 24 August 2014. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014.
  42. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (25 February 2013). "Saraswatichandra: A lavish love story". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  43. ^ "'Behad' is a good change for me:Jennifer Winget". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
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  45. ^ "Phir Se(2015)". Bollywood Hungama.
    "Kunal Kohli to make his Bollywood debut with Jennifer Winget in 'Phir Se!'". The Times Of India. 13 October 2014.
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  47. ^ "Boroplus Gold Awards 2013 Winners List". Oneindia.in.
  48. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards". weebly.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  49. ^ "Jennifer Winget, Siddharth Shukla & Manish Paul Bag HT Most Stylish TV Awards". Filmibeat. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  50. ^ "23rd Lions Gold Awards Winner List".
  51. ^ "ITA Awards 2017 winners list: Jennifer Winget, Vivian Dsena and Nakuul Mehta take home the trophies". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  52. ^ "Jennifer Winget, Hina Khan, Karan Patel win Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018; TV winners list inside". India Today. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  53. ^ "Jennifer Winget bags the Most Promising Versatile TV Actress award". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
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