Kamya Panjabi

Kamya Panjabi[1] is an Indian film and television actress popular for playing antagonist roles in TV soaps.[2][3] She participated in Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.[4] She joined the Indian National Congress party on 27 October 2021.[5]

Kamya Panjabi
Kamya Punjabi graces the Indian Television Academy Awards 2017 (12) (cropped).jpg
Panjabi at the Indian Television Academy Awards 20189
Born (1979-08-13) 13 August 1979 (age 43)[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present
Known for
Political partyIndian National Congress
(27 October 2021-present)
Spouse(s)
Bunty Negi
(m. 2003; div. 2013)

Shalabh Dang
(m. 2020)
Children2

CareerEdit

Panjabi became known for portraying negative roles in Indian television serials like Reth, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani and Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann. Panjabi has also played positive roles in Piya Ka Ghar, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak and Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar.

She was part of the second season of Comedy Circus comedy show on Sony TV and participated in Bigg Boss 7 in Colors TV.

Panjabi featured in minor roles in Bollywood films such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Yaadein, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Koi Mil Gaya. In 1997, she featured in a music video called Mehndi Mehndi, and was also part of the music video Kala Shah Kala by Anamika.[citation needed]

In 2019, Panjabi made her theatre debut in the play Pajama Party with fellow television actress Kavita Kaushik.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

During her time in Bigg Boss 7, Panjabi developed a close friendship with television actress Pratyusha Banerjee.[7][8] Following Banerjee's suicide, Panjabi released a film based on her life and was sued by Banerjee's former boyfriend.[9]

Panjabi married Bunty Negi in 2003.[10] She gave birth to her daughter Aara in 2009.[11] They divorced in 2013.[12]

She dated television actor Karan Patel but they broke up in 2015.[13][14]

Panjabi married her boyfriend, a Delhi-based doctor Shalabh Dang, on 10 February 2020.[15] Shalabh had a son from his previous marriage, Ishaan. Kamya and Shalabh are now parents to both Aara and Ishaan.[16][17][18]

PoliticsEdit

Punjabi joined the Congress party on 27 October 2021.[5]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Nisha
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Karishma Singh
Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr Ramya
Piya Ka Ghar Simran
2002–2003 Kammal Vidhisha
2003–2006 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Kiran
2004 CID Herself
2004-2006 Reth Netra
2005-2007 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Kamya Parashar
2006–2009 Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh
2007 Amber Dhara Deepika
2008 Comedy Circus Contestant [19]
2009 Jeet Jayenge Hum Devyani
Naaginn - Waadon Ki Agniparikshaa Naaginn
2010–2012 Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara Jakhar
2012 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Mandira Bhagat
2013 Do Dil Ek Jaan Daya Mayi
Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre Contestant
Bigg Boss 7 Evicted Day 91[20]
2014 Beintehaa Zareena Qureshi
F.I.R. Bhanu Mitra
The Adventures of Hatim Rehana
Bigg Boss 8 Guest
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2015 Doli Armaano Ki Damini Sinha
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant
Aanat Shweta
Bigg Boss 9 Guest
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Vidya Parihar Episode 22[21]
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
Comedy Nights Bachao Guest
2016–2021 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Preeto Kaur Singh
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Guest
2017 Tu Aashqui
2018 Bigg Boss 12
2019 Kitchen Champion
Bigg Boss 13
2020 Bigg Boss 14
2021 Bigg Boss 15 [22]
2022–present Sanjog Gauri [23]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Role Result
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh Won
2008 Apsara Awards
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jury) Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Kamya Punjabi: 5 times the actor ruled television". Indian Express. 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Kamya Panjabi goes bare back to support Ekta Kapoor for her film Lipstick Under My Burkha". The Times of India. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  3. ^ Mazumder, Ranjib (28 January 2009). "Kamya Punjabi does a balancing act". DNA India. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  4. ^ "I prepared myself to prove that women can tough it out: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Television actor Kamya Punjabi joins Congress in Mumbai". 27 October 2021. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  6. ^ Vajpayee, Soumya (16 May 2019). "TV actresses Kavita Kaushik and Kamya Punjabi debut with a play on women's empowerment". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Kamya Punjabi posts heartwarming video for late friend Pratyusha Banerjee on her birth anniversary". India Today. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Shooting a suicide scene made Kamya Punjabi emotional, remember Pratyusha Banerjee". The Indian Express. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Mumbai court issues notices to Kamya Punjabi for releasing film starring Pratyusha Banerjee. She join congress party in october 2021 in mumbai". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Trouble in Kamya Punjabi's marriage again?". The Times of India. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Kamya Panjabi and husband Shalabh Dang wish daughter Aara on her birthday, share heart-touching posts - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia to Kamya Punjabi, TV's single moms who essayed the roles of a father in their child's life". The Times of India. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Karan Patel and Kamya break up: What went wrong? - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Ex Kamya Punjabi slams Karan Patel; wife Ankita stands by him - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to get married next year". India Today. Retrieved 1 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to tie the knot with Shalabh Dang". The Indian Express. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to get married next year". India Today. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Unseen pictures from Shakti actress Kamya Panjabi and Shalabh Dang's fun-filled wedding". The Times of India. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Last laugh". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  20. ^ "I have not played any game on Bigg Boss: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to star in 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai'". TOI. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Bigg Boss 15: Kamya Panjabi questions Ieshaan Sehgaal's demeaning comment on the number of boys in Miesha Iyer's life; watch - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  23. ^ Cyril, Grace (14 July 2022). "Shefali Sharma, Kamya Punjabi to portray two distinct mothers in upcoming show Sanjog". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2022.

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