Mouli Ganguly

Mouli Ganguly is an Indian Actress, who has worked in both Hindi and Bengali cinema.[1] She shot to fame as Shaina in Ekta Kapoor's popular hit thriller series Kaahin Kissii Roz that aired from 2001–04 on Star Plus. She played the titular role in Saaksshi (2004) [2] She was last seen in Season 3 of Jamai Raja on Zee TV as the glamorous Payal Walia.[3] Mouli Ganguly is nominated for the Best Actor Female for the 2002 Indian Telly Awards.

Mouli Ganguly
  • Actor
  • Host
  • Model
Known forKaahin Kissii Roz
(m. 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Ganguly was born in Kolkata, West Bengal and graduated in science from the University of Calcutta.[4][5]


She started modelling and has been in a number of TV and print ads.[4] She has modelled for products like Pears, Rin, Ponds Face Wash, Horlicks, Rasna, Ariel, Close-Up, Pepsodent, Asian Paints, Britannia, Maggie, Saffola and Bombay Dyeing etc.

She has also worked as an assistant director before she started acting.

In April 2001, Ganguly was cast in the lead role as Shaina in Kaahin Kissii Roz. The highly rated show garnered her a lot of positive reviews. The show went on until September 2004. She later starred in Kutumb and Kkusum.[4] In 2004, Ganguly starred in the popular Sony TV serial called Saaksshi in the lead role opposite Samir Soni and Amit Sadh.[6]

Her television success led to an appearance in Rituporno Ghosh's critically acclaimed national award-winning movie Raincoat (2004) alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan.[4] Thereafter she took a hiatus and made a comeback with Aathvaan Vachan (2008).[7]

In 2009, she appeared on the reality dance show Nach Baliye with her then boyfriend and co-star Mazher Sayed.

She played the role of the antagonist in the serial Kya Huaa Tera Vaada which aired on Sony TV in 2012 starring as a shrewd businesswoman who rekindles a romance with a married man.[8] In 2016, she returned as an antagonist, this time in Season 3 of Zee TV's popular Jamai Raja.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Mouli married her longtime boyfriend, and Kaahin Kissii Roz co-star Mazher Sayed in 2010 in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family[10][11][12]



Year Title Role Director Notes
2000 Bhalobasar Choan Subhas Sen Bengali film
2004 Raincoat[13] Shaina Rituparno Ghosh
2007 68 Pages Mansi Sridhar Rangayan
2010 It's a Man's World Siddharth sen gupta
2011 Chalo Paltai Malini Haranath Chakraborty Bengali film
2019 Kissebaaz Lady Inspector Annant Jaaitpaal [14]


Year Show Role Notes
1996 Baksho Rahashya Hotel Receiptionist
2000 Thriller At 10 Shammi Narang Episode 56–60
2000 Milan
2001 Karam Manasi
2001 Kudrat Gayatri Chaudhary / Gayatri Ajaynarayan Seth
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Shaina Sikand / Devika
2002 C.I.D. Dr. Amrita Episodes "The Case of the Invisible Bullet Part I and II"
2002 Krishna Arjun Smriti / Malini; Episodes 16-17
2003 Kutumb Shweta Chattopadhyay
2004 Saaksshi Saaksshi Singh
2004 Sahib Biwi Gulam Jaba
2005 Kkusum Vidhi Chopra / Vidhi Trishul Kapoor
2005–2006 Sarkarr:Rishton Ki Ankahi Kahani Kritika
2006 Resham Dankh Divya
2008–2009 Aathvaan Vachan Manali
2008-2009 Nach Baliye 4 Contestant
2010 Laagi Tujhse Lagan Subalakshmi
2010 Mano Ya Na Mano 2 Kamini Episode 10
2012 Aasman Se Aage Roshni
2012 Adaalat Mouli
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Anushka Sarkar / Amrita Shaurya Mitra / Anushka Balbir Bhalla
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka Tanushree Dheeraj Dasgupta
2015 Suryaputra Karn Radha
2016–2017 Jamai Raja Payal Walia
2019 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Shruti Nishant Bhalla
2021–2022 Baal Shiv – Mahadev Ki Andekhi Gatha Devi Anusuya

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mouli Ganguly returns to TV". Hindustan Times. 9 February 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (31 May 2005). "Saaksshi's success". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Mouli Ganguly excited about glamourous [sic] entry in 'Jamai Raja'". ABP News. 20 July 2016. Archived from the original on 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Comedy please!". The Hindu. 10 August 2006. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Interview with actor Mouli Ganguly". 7 May 2003.
  6. ^ "TUBE TALK — Woman Power: Saakshi". The Telegraph (Kolkata). 23 August 2004.
  7. ^ "'I can't take the stress of reality shows'". Movies. 27 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Meanies next door". The Times of India. 6 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Jamai Raja's season 3 to have Mouli Ganguly as the new glamorous and evil mother-in-law!". 3 August 2016.
  10. ^ "I am a private person: Mouli Ganguly". The Times of India. 29 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Mouli wants to marry Mazhar". The Times of India. 5 August 2010. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Mouli Ganguly and Mazhar Sayyed have a private wedding!". DNA India. 29 February 2012.
  13. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum".
  14. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (29 May 2019). "PVR Pictures to release #Kissebaaz on 14 June 2019... Stars Pankaj Tripathi, Rahul Bagga, Anupriya Goenka, Evelyn Sharma, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Sharma and Mouli Ganguly... Directed by debutant Annant Jaaitpaal... Here's the first look poster:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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