Parul Chauhan

Parul Chauhan Thakkar is an Indian television actress. She is known for her portrayal as Ragini Sharma in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai and Swarna Goenka in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[1][2] Before venturing into acting, she did modelling.[3] In 2009, she participated as a contestant in the reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3.[4][5]

Parul Chauhan Thakkar
Parul Chauhan in 2016 (cropped).jpg
Parul Chauhan

  • Television actress
  • model
Years active2007–present
Chirag Thakkar
(m. 2018)


Chauhan started her career playing the lead role of Ragini Ranvir Rajvansh in the show Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, Parul then participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 3.[6]

In 2010, she replaced Shalini Chandran as the lead in the television series Rishton Se Badi Pratha. She was seen in shows like Punar Vivah - Ek Nayi Umeed, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi. From 2016 to 2019, Chauhan played a pivotal role of Suvarna Goenka, the lead character's mother-in-law in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[5]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Kahiin To Hoga Receptionist Cameo
2007 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Ragini Rajvansh/Sareen (née Sharma) Guest appearance
2007–2010 Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai [7]
2008 Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
2009 Perfect Bride
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Contestant 8th place [8]
2010 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Ragini Special appearance
Zara Nachke Dikha Guest appearance
2010–2011 Rishton Se Badi Pratha Surbhi Abhay Suryavanshi
2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Herself Dance performance
2012 Amrit Manthan Guest appearance [9]
Savdhaan India Ameesha [10]
2012–2013 BIG Memsaab Presenter Seasons 6-7 [11]
2013 Punar Vivah - Ek Nayi Umeed Divya Raj Jakhotia
2014–2015 Box Cricket League Contestant [12]
2015–2016 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Aarti Singh Ahlawat
2016–2019 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Swarna Goenka [13]
2022–present Dharm Yoddha Garud Queen Rani Kadru [14]

Personal lifeEdit

Chauhan hails from Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh.[15] On 12 December 2018, Chauhan married Chirag Thakkar.[16][17]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won
2018 Gold Awards Best Supporting Actor- Female Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Won


  1. ^ "Parul attends Vivek Jain's wedding". 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Parul Chauhan fainted on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "The Indian Television Academy Awards: Best Actress". Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "I will never quit television: Parul Chauhan". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Parul Chauhan & Sandeep Rajora to enter Star Plus show!". 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Parul Chauhan: People thought I won't be able to do anything but I proved them wrong". Hindustan Times.
  7. ^ "Everyone cried on the last day of Bidaai". Rediff.
  8. ^ "Baichung wins 'Jhalak 3'". India times.
  9. ^ "Parul Chauhan is back with Amrit Manthan". Times of India.
  10. ^ "Parul Chauhan returns to TV with Savdhaan India". Times of India.
  11. ^ "Parul Chauhan will be back on the Big Memsaab and host along with co-host and actor Priyesh Sinha". Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Parul Chauhan aka Swarna Confirms Quitting 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', Here's Why". News18. 12 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Parul Chauhan on playing negative role of Kadru". Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Character Killed The TV Star". Mid Day.
  16. ^ "Parul Chauhan Wedding PICS, Marriage Photos, Images, Pictures: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's Parul Chauhan gets married, makes for the prettiest bride". The Times of India. 12 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actor Parul Chauhan ties the knot". The Indian Express. 12 December 2018.

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