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Kunickaa Sadanand Lal, also known as Kunika, is an Indian TV actor, producer and social activist. She is known for her various characters in many Indian films as a villain and in comic roles.

Kunickaa Sadanand
Kunika graces the screening of Sonata.jpg
Kunika at the screening of Sonata
Born (1964-02-27) 27 February 1964 (age 55)
OccupationActress, Social Activist, Motivational Speaker, Ex Vice President of Maharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee.
Years active1988–present

Also a singer, she has released three pop albums titled Lakhon Mein Ek released in 1996, and Kunika which was released in 2002. She released her third album named Joombish (A Mystical Journey) on 2 May 2006.

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Personal lifeEdit

She, along with her business partner, created restaurants called "White the Italian café", "Zingcafe", "Majestica – The royal banquet hall" and a spa called "Exhale", in Goregaon in suburban Mumbai. The partnership however ended in 2007.

Kunika has conducted, organised and participated in over 100 stage shows in India and around the world. She is also running an event company called Karma Events and Entertainment.

Kunickaa Sadanand Lal has been actively involved in social activities like AIDS awareness campaigns for last 20 years.

She launched Tara Charitable Trust on 15 August 2005. This trust aims at rebuilding lives of destitute people, helping the underprivileged and providing medical, educational and emotional succor to the needy. She is a trustee to the NGO CHIP (Children In Progress), Mumbai, which is actively working for child health and education.

TV and film careerEdit

Since her teenage years, Kunika was keen to join the Indian TV industry as an actress. After doing a few TV serials in Delhi, she went to Mumbai to act in films. Manju Asrani, wife of well known comic actor Asrani gave Kunika a first break as an actress in a TV serial. Her second break was a role in the TV serial Adalat, directed by Dheeraj Kumar. Kunika began her film career at the age of 28 in a 1988 horror Hindi movie named Kabrastan. She was mainly involved in negative roles and bold scenes in the bulk of her movies. Kunika has done 110 films in 25 years.

Swabhimaan a TV serial, where she played an 18-year-old mother was a breakthrough role that won her many plaudits. Then, negative roles in films like Beta, Gumraah and Khiladi followed.

She acted in a TV serial called Kana Phoosi on Doordarshan and in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara on Star Plus. She was also seen in the reality TV show Box Cricket League on Sony Entertainment as a fielder from the team Pune Anmol Ratn, while most recently she played the character of Rani Durgavati in the TV serial Akbar Birbal on Big Magic. She is currently seen in &TV show Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls as a loud goan Christian Juliet Bai.[1]

Filmography and TelevisionEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Note
2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Celina's mother Pakistani Film
2016 Bhouri Kaki
2014 Fugly Devi's mother
2011 Yeh Dooriyan Mrs. Arora (as Kunickaa S. Lal)
2011 Monica Judge (as Kunickaa Lal)
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Rammi
2006 Men Not Allowed
2006 Tom, Dick, and Harry Jassi H. Singh
2005 Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Pradyuma's mother-in-law
2005 Page 3
2004 Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin Prakash's wife
2004 Insaaf: The Justice Minister Rameshwari Verma
2004 Suno Sasurjee Mrs. Kiran Kumar
2003 Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji Bengali lady
2003 Khanjar: The Knife Pammi's girlfriend
2003 Andaaz Engagement party guest
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins... Prema Malini (as Kunika Lal)
2003 Kyon? Mrs. Desai (as Kunika Lal)
2002 Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal Mrs. Kapur
2001 Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love Sweety Aunty
2001 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Smt. Chopra (Sonia's mother)
2000 Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Manjula
2000 Woh Bewafa Thi
2000 Shikaar Sree's nurse
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United[2] Shanti
1999 Daag: The Fire Nurse Lily
1998 Wajood Mrs. Chawla
1998 Maharaja Mrs. Singh
1998 Tamanna Actress
1998 Qila Neelam Daniel
1998 Jaane Jigar Lady in the beach
1998 Pyar Kiya to darana kya Mrs. Khanna
1997 Dil Kitna Nadan hai Guest appearance
1997 Koyla Raseli
1997 Judge Mujrim Dancer (in song "Khatra Shabnam Ka")
1997 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Sharda Devi
1997 Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law Mrs. Deodhar
1996 Shastra Sonia
1996 Fareb Brinda (prostitute)
1996 Loafer Woman who flirts with Bhiku
1996 Apne Dam Par Mamiji
1995 Takkar Sheena Vasudev
1995 The Don College professor
1995 Baazi Rani
1995 Jawab Sobhraj's mistress (uncredited)
1995 Kismat Banhke's wife
1994 Hum Hain Bemisaal Tutisha's girl
1994 Mohra Flora
1994 Chhoti Bahoo Shobha
1994 Aa Gale Lag Jaa Mrs. Jagatpal Sharma
1994 Andaz Shobha (uncredited)
1993 Kasam Teri Kasam
1993 Tadipaar Mohinidevi's secretary
1993 Chandra Mukhi Lily
1993 Khoon Ka Sindoor
1993 Gumrah Female cop in Mauritius
1993 Kohra Kitty
1993 Meri Aan Nagina Bai
1993 Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi
1993 The Monster Konica
1993 King Uncle Kamla, Ashok's mother (Guest appearance)
1992 Heer Ranjha Bigo
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj Chanda
1992 Khiladi Julie
1992 Zakhmi Sipahi Cameo, in song "O Chaila"
1992 Meera Ka Mohan
1992 Siyasat
1992 Bewaffa Se Waffa Nagma's aunt
1992 Beta Kunika
1991 Kaun Kare Kurbanie Rape Victim
1991 Kurbaan Gayatri
1991 Do Matwale Kunika (Pyare's fiancée) (as Kunica)
1991 Ayee Milan Ki Raat
1991 Dushman Devta Kamli (as Kunica)
1991 Parakrami Unreleased movie
1991 Vishnu-Devaa Samppat's mistress
1991 Jeena Teri Gali Mein
1991 Jungle Beauty
1991 Haque Asha – Bittu's mistress
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Dhanraj's girlfriend (as Kunica)
1990 Thanedaar Munni (as Kunica)
1990 Agneekaal Madhu A. Saxena
1990 Doodh Ka Karz Munnijaan
1990 Bandh Darwaza Kamya P. Singh
1990 Amavas Ki Raat
1989 Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni Pyarelal's wife
1989 Mujrim Maria (uncredited)
1988 Kabrastan Kitty

Television showsEdit

Year Show Role
2015-16 Akbar Birbal Rani Durgavati
2015 Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls[3] Mrs. Juliet
2015 Sasural Simar Ka[4] Thakurayan / Thakurain (Dead)
2014-15 Box Cricket League Contestant
2014 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Anisha James Waterson
2012 Kanaphusi Mother in law
2010-11 Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Naani
2001 CID Rakhi
2001 Dollar Bahu Charu's friend
1998-2000 Sparsh
1995 Swabhimaan Nishi Malhotra
1990-91 Tipu Sultan Wife of Kanwaljit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Kunika-all-set-to-enter-Dilli-Wali-Thakur-Girls-as-a-loud-Goan-Christian/articleshow/47147997.cms
  2. ^ "Salman Khan's Hum Saath Saath Hain Co-Actor Threatened By Bishnoi Community". India.com. 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Kunika all set to enter 'Dilli Wali Thakur Girls' as a loud". Times of India. 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Sasural Simar ka To see Kunika Lal in it". Bollywood Helpline. 9 July 2015.

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