Nikunj Malik

Nikunj Malik (born 30 October 1984) is an Indian film actress and TV personality.[1]

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Nikunj Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show to walk for the cause of cancer patients on 9th may 2014 2014-06-27 20-46.jpg
Malik at Shiana N C's ramp show, 2014
Born (1984-10-30) 30 October 1984 (age 36)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Footwear Designer
Years active2011 – present

Background & personal lifeEdit

Nikunj hails from a political family. Her mother Shubhlata is an active member of the ruling government BJP's National Executive Council. She is the chief for the State of Delhi- Slum Development.

Her brother Abhigyan singh Malik is a film & television director. He has assisted noted filmmakers like Muzaffar Ali, Shad Ali, Ram Gopal Verma.

Malik is a qualified Fashion Designer. She holds a graduate & a post-graduate degree from India’s pioneer fashion design college, the 'National Institute of Fashion Technology', with a specialisation in Footwear & leather Accessories.

She is recognised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology amongst its top 15 alumni in the history of 35 years of this institute.

She also cleared the CAT Entrance Exams and was offered a place at IIM Ahmedabad for a doctorate. She bagged her first television show around the same time and chose to be an actor instead and moved to Mumbai.

Malik has designed accessories for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Lee Cooper, Wills Lifestyle, Geoffrey Beene, Swiss Gear and many more.

Malik practices no-smoking, no-drinking & is a vegetarian.

CareerEdit

Malik first rose to fame with her participation in the Indian reality wedding show called Rahul Dulhaniya le Jayega, which was aired on NDTV Imagine on 1 February 2011.[2] She was the most popular contestant of the show and opted out of marriage in the finale.[3]

She acted as the parallel female lead on the Star One show Geet hui sabse parayi as Anvesha a.k.a. Annie, Maan's spoilt baby sister.

She played the negative lead, Maya, in one of the leading shows of star plus – Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai.

She featured on Anil Kapoor's Indian replication of the American series 24.

She has also featured as a guest on various television dramas like Adaalat, Singhasan Battisi, Shapath.

She is also a host and had been hosting the stage shows and red carpets for star performers like Mika Singh, Shaan, Strings and private events.

In sports, she has hosted the Cricket World Cup 2015 and IPL 8 for India News.

She was one of the prominent anchors for season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.

Malik also made an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show.

She has also endorsed the spices brand R-Pure and thermal wear Shera.[4]

Nikunj debuted with Bollywood film Revolver Rani with Kangana Ranaut. She featured in the film The Shaukeens, in a friendly appearance.[5][6]

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel
2011 Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega Herself (contestant) Imagine TV
2011 Emotional Atyaachar Self UTV Bindass
2011 Geet Hui Sabse Parayi Anvesha STAR One
2012-13 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Maya Star Plus
2013 Adaalat Chanchal Sony
2013 24 (Indian TV series) Simran Colors
2014 Singhasan Battisi Chitrangada Sony Pal
2014 Shapath Life OK
2015 Uff Ye Naadaaniyaan Meghna Reliance Big Magic
2015 Sitaron Ki Baat With Nikunj Malik Self (host) India News
2016 Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 3 Self (Presenter) Star Sports
2017 Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta (TV series) Soundarya Life OK
2018 Kaleerein Paromita Zee TV
2019 Sufiyana Pyaar Mera Sabina Star Bharat
2019-2020 Beyhadh 2 Dr. Diya (MJ's mistress) Sony

FilmographyEdit

EndorsementsEdit

ControversiesEdit

The actress gained controversy when her paternal relatives were arrested for allegedly harassing her mother and threatening to kill her family if she did not quit the entertainment industry.[7] Nikunj claimed that her mother faced physical assault and death threats from her distant paternal relatives ( paternal relatives who were already battling assault, rape & murder charges in a domestic help case ) [2][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/television/i-don-t-want-to-marry-rahul-nikunj-malik/article1-514822.aspx
  2. ^ a b "Actress' uncle, cousin arrested for years of abuse, death threats". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ "bollywoodbilli.com". Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Geet hui sabse parai: Nikunj Malik". www.realbollywood.com. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "24 actor Nikunj Malik files case against relatives". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  8. ^ "I won't let them dabao this case: Nikunj Malik". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2016.

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