Kamya Panjabi is an Indian television actress, who generally plays the vamp or negative characters in Hindi television serials. She gained popularity with her portrayals in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak and Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki. She was a celebrity contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2013.
Panjabi at the Indian Television Academy Awards 2018
|Born||13 August 1979|
Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani
Banoo Main Teri Dulhann
Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
(m. 2003; div. 2013)
Panjabi came to be 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.
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.
During her time on Bigg Boss, Panjabi developed a close friendship with fellow television actress Pratyusha Banerjee. Following Banerjee's suicide, Panjabi released a film based on her life and was sued by Banerjee's former boyfriend.
|2001||Ssshhhh...Koi Hai||Nisha in the episode "Shart"|
|2002||Kehta Hai Dil||Karishma Singh|
|Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr||Ramya|
|Piya Ka Ghar||Simran|
|2002–2006||Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani||Kiran|
|2003–2004||Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat||Rupali|
|2005-2007||Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki||Kamya Parashar|
|2006-2009||Banoo Main Teri Dulhann||Sindoora Pratap Singh|
|2009||Jeet Jayenge Hum||Devyani|
|Naaginn - Waadon Ki Agniparikshaa||Naaginn (Special appearance)|
|2010–2012||Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?||Uttara|
|2011||Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai||Palavi|
|2012||Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi||Mandira Bhagat|
|2013||Do Dil Ek Jaan||Daya Mayi|
|Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre||Herself / Contestant|
|Bigg Boss 7||Contestant||Evicted Day 91|
|The Adventures of Hatim||Rihana|
|Bigg Boss 8||Guest|
|2014–2015||Box Cricket League 1||Contestant|
|2015||Doli Armaano Ki||Damini Anirudh Sinha|
|Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah||Contestant|
|Bigg Boss 9||Guest|
|2016||Darr Sabko Lagta Hai||Vidhya||Episode 22|
|Box Cricket League 2||Herself / Contestant|
|Comedy Nights Bachao||Herself|
|2016–present||Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki||Preeto Harak Singh|
|2016||Bigg Boss 10||Herself / Guest|
|2018||Bigg Boss 12|
|2019||Kitchen Champion||Herself / Contestant|
|Bigg Boss 13||Herself / Guest|
|2020||Bigg Boss 14||Herself / Guest||To support her Connection|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)||Banoo Main Teri Dulhann||Sindoora Pratap Singh||Won|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jury)||Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?||Uttara|
|2014||Lions Gold Awards||Appreciation Award||Bigg Boss 7||Herself||Won|
- "Happy Birthday Kamya Punjabi: 5 times the actor ruled television". Indian Express. 13 August 2017.
- "Kamya Panjabi goes bare back to support Ekta Kapoor for her film Lipstick Under My Burkha - Times of India". The Times of India.
- Mazumder, Ranjib (28 January 2009). "Kamya Punjabi does a balancing act". DNA India.
- "I prepared myself to prove that women can tough it out: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "TV actresses Kavita Kaushik and Kamya Punjabi debut with a play on women's empowerment - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Kamya Punjabi posts heartwarming video for late friend Pratyusha Banerjee on her birth anniversary". India Today. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Shooting a suicide scene made Kamya Punjabi emotional, remember Pratyusha Banerjee". The Indian Express. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Mumbai court issues notices to Kamya Punjabi for releasing film starring Pratyusha Banerjee". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Trouble in Kamya Punjabi's marriage again?". The Times of India. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "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.
- "Kamya Punjabi to get married next year". India Today. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Karan Patel and Kamya break up: What went wrong? - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Ex Kamya Punjabi slams Karan Patel; wife Ankita stands by him - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Kamya Punjabi to tie the knot with Shalabh Dang". The Indian Express. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "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.
- "Last laugh". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "I have not played any game on Bigg Boss: Kamya Punjabi". Hindustan Times. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- "Kamya Punjabi to star in 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai'". TOI. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
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