Mona Singh

Mona Singh (born 8 October 1981) is an Indian actress and television presenter. Singh gained her first prominence in 2000s for playing the eponymous heroine in the comedy series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (2003–06). She has since starred in other television shows and is the recipient of two Indian Television Academy Awards.

Mona Singh
Mona Singh in 2018 (cropped).jpg
Singh in 2018
Born (1981-10-08) 8 October 1981 (age 38)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • television presenter
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Shyam Gopalan (m. 2019)

Singh is also known for participating and winning the first season of the reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and for playing Mona in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Preet Singh in Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do, and Paridhi in Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se. She made her film debut with a supporting role in Rajkumar Hirani's comedy-drama 3 Idiots (2009), which is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

She was also praised for her roles of Ananya Sharma and Poorva Gupta in Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain and Yeh Meri Family (both 2018) respectively. Outside of acting, she has also hosted such television shows as Comedy Nights Live and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.

Early lifeEdit

Mona Singh was born on 8 October 1981 in a Punjabi family in Chandigarh.[1] Her father was an Army officer, so she shifted to many place and she is a prominent alumni of Kendriya Vidyalaya Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur. On December 27th 2019, She Married south indian banker Shyam Rajgopalan in a traditional Punjabi ceremony.

CareerEdit

Singh started her career playing the lead role in the popular television serial, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin.[2][3] In 2006, she was the winner of the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony Entertainment Television.[4] She announced plans to make movies sometime in the future, one of them with Bobby Pushkarna.[5] In June 2006, she was expected to leave on a world tour with a number of other actors, to perform songs.[6] In March 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with Sony Entertainment Television to be the brand ambassador for the channel for 13 months.[7] Her next show on TV was Extreme Makeover.[6] She hosted Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 on Sony[3] and Extra Shots on Set Max. She has also been an ambassador for various brands.[8] She hosted Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega in 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television. She has acted as the female protagonist in Balaji Telefims shows Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do[9] and Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se.[10] She is currently doing ALTBalaji's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain along with Ronit Roy and Gurdeep Kohli. She is also seen on a web series Yeh Meri Family.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Ref
2009 3 Idiots Mona Sahastrabuddhe [11]
2011 Utt Pataang Koel Datta
2014 Zed Plus Hameeda
2019 Amavas Dr. Shivani [12][13]
2020 Laal Singh Chaddha TBA

Television showsEdit

Fiction showsEdit

Year Show Role Notes Ref.
2003–2006 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Jasmeet Walia-Suri/Jessica Bedi/Neha Shastri [14]
2008–2009 Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi Raunaq Kapoor
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Mona Pradeep Singh/Mona Chopra/Mona Jatin Chopra
2015 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Herself guest appearance
2015–2016 Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Preet
2016 Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se Paridhi Rajbeer Bundela
2018 Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Ananya Web series
Yeh Meri Family Mummy/Poorva Web series [15]
2019 M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars Web series

Non FictionEdit

Year Show Role
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 Contestant (winner of the season)
2007 Femina Miss India Host
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Host
2008 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (TV series) Contestant (winner)
2009-14 Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 1 Host
2010 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Host
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Participant
2010 Shaadi 3 Crore Ki Host
2011 Ratan Ka Rishta Guest appearance
2011 Star Ya Rockstar Host
2012 CID Veerta Awards Host
2015 Comedy Classes Herself
2016 Comedy Nights Live Herself
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Host

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2003 Apsara Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Won[16]
Outstanding Debut
2004 Indian Telly Awards Television Personality of The Year (Female) Won[17]
Best Actress (Female)
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won[18]
2005 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress (Female) Won[19]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Won[20]
2012 BIG Television Awards Bechara Character (Female) Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Won
2016 Lions Gold Awards Best TV Actress Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (9 October 2008). "'Jassi' Mona Singh bags role in 3 Idiots". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin cast: Then and Now". The Times of India. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b Bhirani, Radhika (2 March 2011). "Mona Singh, the 'Jassi' girl". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Mona 'Jassi' Singh wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". Daily News & Analysis. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Bollywood Interview Mona Singh – 'Jassi'". Femalefirst.co.uk. 17 March 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Mona dancing". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 23 March 2007.
  7. ^ "Singh on song". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.
  8. ^ "Bausch & Lomb ropes in `Jassi' Mona Singh". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Mona Singh back on TV with 'Pyar Ko Ho Jaane Do', says doesn't like backstabbing in family dramas". The Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Mona Singh keen on season two of Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin". The Indian Express. IANS. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Mona Singh | Videos, Wallpapers, Movies, Photos, Biography". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  12. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/amavas-2/cast/
  13. ^ https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/mona-singh/
  14. ^ "Plain Jane Jassi a charm for Sony". The Hindu. 20 October 2003. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Mona Singh introduces us to Yeh Meri Family". Rediff.
  16. ^ "Winners of 1st Apsara Awards".
  17. ^ "Winners of 4th Indian Telly Awards". Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards,2004". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Winners of 5th Indian Telly Awards". Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards,2005". Archived from the original on 4 May 2012.

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