Prachee Shah Paandya

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Prachee Shah is an Indian film and television actress and an internationally renowned trained Kathak dancer known for her roles in television shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman.[1]

Prachee Shah Paandya
Prachi Shah graces the Khidkiyaan movie festival launch (06) (cropped).jpg
Shah at Khidkiyaan film festival in 2017
Born12 December 1979
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Vishwas Paandya (m. 2005)
ChildrenKhiana Paandya

Early life and careerEdit

Shah is a Gujarati Jain by birth but her family has lived in Maharashtra for three generations. In an interview she admitted not knowing how to speak Gujarati but being fluent in Marathi because of her upbringing.[2]

She is a trained Kathak dancer and has performed in dance shows both nationally and internationally.[3][4] She trained with her guru Ganesh Hiralal ji, of the seventh generation of the Hiralal family of the Jaipur gharana[5] and holds the Guinness World Record for performing 93 spins in one minute and in 2015 was appointed as the Kathak ambassador by the Government of India.[6]

In 2019, Shah attended the Cannes Film Festival moderating a session discussing women in global cinema.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Shah has been married to filmmaker Vishwas Paandya since 9 December 2005.[8] She gave birth to their daughter Khiana in 2009 and subsequently took a year off from work.[9][10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Character Language Notes
2010 Isi Life Mein Pragriti Khandelwal Hindi [11]
2011 Haunted – 3D Mrs. Stephens
2012 Student of the Year Mrs. Shah
2013 Akaash Vani Vani's Maami
2014 Raja Natwarlal Raghav's wife
2015 ABCD 2 Padmashri Durga Devi
2017 Shubh Aarambh Manasvi Gujarati [2]
Judwaa 2 Ankita Malhotra Hindi
2018 Mulk Choti Tabassum [12][13]

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2000-2002 Koshish Ek Asha Bhavna Zee TV
2000-2001 Kundali Vidhi Viraj Agarwal Star Plus
2002 Kahin Diyaa Jale Kahin Jiyaa Payal Sony TV
2003 Piya Ka Ghar Yashoda Zee TV
2003 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Pooja Hemant Virani Star Plus
2006-2008 Rangoli Herself / Host DD National
2006-2007 Kesar Kesar Star Plus
2007-2009 Kayamath Premlata Shah Star Plus
2009-2010 Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam Mrs. Brijbhushan Mathur Colors TV [14][15]
2013-2015 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir Kalindi Avdhoot Kirloskar Star Plus
2016-2017 Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman Sharda Solanki Colors TV [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Little to choose from". Deccan Herald. 2 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Prachee Shah Paandya does her first Gujarati movie with Harsh Chayya - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Prachee to perform at the Kala Ghoda festival - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Kathak will always remain close to my heart: Prachee Shah Paandya - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. ^ "I haven't lost a guru, I have lost my soul! says Prachee Shah Paandya in Lucknow - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Prachee Shah appointed as Kathak ambassador - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Prachee Shah Paandya: When it comes to films, we need to see the bigger picture - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  8. ^ "A couple that cycles together, stays together! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Mother's day out". Hindustan Times. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Prachee Shah Paandya: Parents can't really be friends, but should be open with their kids". The Indian Express. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Isi Life Mein - Movie review". MiD DAY. 25 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Prachee Shah Pandya: As an actor, I look up to Anupam Kher in 'Saaransh' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Prachee Shah Paandya: An actor should have the ability to do the most usual things, in an unusual way - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  14. ^ "I don't obsess over lead roles: Prachi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Prachi quits YPNHK for Rajshri film Friday,". indiantelevision.com. 16 April 2010.
  16. ^ "Prachee Shah Paandya: So what if I'm playing a mother to two grown-ups? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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