Nivedita Tiwari

Nivedita Tiwari (born 24 November 1985) is an Indian actress best known for her role as Runjhun in Zee TV's Bhagonwali - Baante Apni Taqdeer and Supriya on &TV's Gangaa.

Nivedita Tiwari
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Nivedita Tiwari 2012
Born (1985-11-24) 24 November 1985 (age 34)
Alma materJB Academy, Faizabad Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)Ankur Pegu
WebsiteNivedita Tiwari
Nivedita Tiwari Blog

Early lifeEdit

Nivedita was born and raised in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her schooling from JB Academy, Ayodhya, and attended the University of Delhi where she studied English Literature.[1][2]

Film and television careerEdit

Nivedita initially became known when she was shortlisted as one of three candidates in the running to play the role of Anandi in Colors' television show Balika Vadhu.[2][3] She was later cast in a lead role in Bhagonwali - Baante Apni Taqdeer as Runjhun Mishra, a girl who is destined to bring good luck wherever she goes.[4] The show aired on Zee TV from 2010-2012.[5] During this period, Nivedita made guest appearances on an episode of Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and Star Ya Rockstar.[6][7] She also appeared on an episode of Ram Milaayi Jodi in a dance performance.[8]

Nivedita acted in the movie Khap as Sureeli, a girl who is murdered by the men in her town because she chose to marry someone from the same village.[9] The movie touched on the issues surrounding honour killings.

At the end of 2012, she appeared on two different episodes of the weekly television show Lakhon Mein Ek on STAR Plus. Each episode of the show reflects a different story based on real life events. In the first appearance, she was cast opposite Ravi Dubey portraying the character of Afreen.[10][11] The episode focused on the issue of dowry and told the real-life story of Sohail and Afreen's fight against this practice. Next, she acted alongside Ankit Bathla and Rita Bhaduri in an episode that told the story of Preeti and Sunil and their struggle to get married.[12][13] She also appeared in an episode of Yeh Hai Aashiqui alongside Raj Singh Arora and Pallavi Gupta.[14]

In 2014, she was cast in the lead role of Sahara One's Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai as Devyani and as Parvati in Neeli Chatri Waale.[15] Nivedita has appeared in several television commercials.

Nivedita appeared as Supriya on Gangaa and next will be seen in the film Fraud Saiyaan produced by Prakash Jha.[16][17]. She is currently a Research Fellow at Vision India Foundation, a New Delhi based think tank which works on public leadership amongst the youth.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Nivedita enjoys creative writing, singing, and reading.[4][19] She had an opinion article along with a short poem published in The Times of India and regularly posts her own works on her blog.[1][20] Nivedita married Ankur Pegu, Co-Founder and Director of Swasth India, on 4 December 2011 in her hometown Faizabad.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Khap Sureeli
2019 Fraud Saiyaan Mala
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2011 Umeed Ka Naya Chehra Runjhun Zee TV Guest Appearance; Episode Date: 19 June 2011
2011 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Runjhun Zee TV Guest Appearance; Episode Date: 25 October 2011
2011 Ram Milaayi Jodi Herself Zee TV Guest Appearance; Episode Date: 11 October 2011
2012 Star Ya Rockstar Runjhun Zee TV Guest Appearance; Episode Date: 29 October 2011
2010-2012 Bhagonwali-Baante Apni Taqdeer Runjhun Zee TV Protagonist
2012 Lakhon Mein Ek (TV series) Afreen/Preeti Star Plus Episode Date: 11 November, 23 December 2012
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Prachi Bindass Episode Date: 1 November 2013
2014 Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai Devyani Sahara One
2014, 2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (TV series) Sapna/Naina Zing
2015 Neeli Chatri Waale Parvati Zee TV
2015 Gangaa Supriya Pulkit Chaturvedi &TV


  1. ^ a b Tiwari, Nivedita. "A child of Ayodhya, I hate seeing it made a cause of discord". The Times of India. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Das, Madhuparna. "Television". The Telegraph. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Who Will Be Anandi?". The Times of India. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "That's NOT VIDYA BALAN! Introducing Nivedita Tiwari in Bhagonwali". 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  5. ^ "'Bhagonwali' to be pulled off air". 25 January 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  6. ^ Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Diwali Special Oct. 25 '11 Song - 9 on YouTube
  7. ^ Star Ya Rockstar : Episode 7 - 29-10-2011 on YouTube
  8. ^ "Umeed Ka Naya Chehra; Zee leading ladies perform". ZeeTV. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Khap Movie Preview". Yahoo News India. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Sohail and Afrin start a movement against dowry". Star Plus. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Ravi Dubey and Sunny Goraya in Lakhon Mein Ek". 5 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Ankit Bathla, Nivedita Tiwari and Rita Bhaduri in Lakhon Mein Ek". 14 December 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Preeti gets married to Sunil". Star Plus. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Yeh Hai Aashiqui is a progressive show: Raj Singh Arora". The Times of India. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  15. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "Shivaye gets his Parvati on TV show". The Times of India. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  16. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (4 August 2016). "Original Gangaa to return to the show as a new character". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan trailer: Arshad Warsi, Sara Loren starrer to hit the silver screens on January 18, 2019". newsx. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Team". 19 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Mad about Harry Potter!". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  20. ^ Tiwari, Nivedita. "Dew Drops Slowly and Dreams Gather..." 24 July 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  21. ^ "Nivedita Tiwari is enjoying her married life". 30 May 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

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