Saniya Anklesaria is an actress who appears in Hindi films, commercials and TV shows. She is known for her role of Max in the popular Disney Channel India sitcom, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir, an Indian adaptation of the American show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Guri Malhotra, a recurring character on the Disney hit series Best of Luck Nikki, an Indian adaptation of the American show Good Luck Charlie. She also appeared in mainstream Bollywood movies, like Rowdy Rathore, Raanjhanaa, Life's Good and Bombairiya.
Anklesaria at Life’s Good premiere in 2018
30 September 2001 (age 19)
|Relatives||Rohit Gupta (Uncle)|
Saniya Anklesaria was born in Mumbai, India to Anjali Gupta and Pramesh Anklesaria.
Her acting career kick started at the age of seven when she participated in Raell Padamsee's seven-day acting workshop during her summer vacation of 2009. Upon completion she was selected for a television commercial in her first audition. Since then she has featured in several television commercials and print media nationwide. She started dance at the age of four and then started taking dancing classes at the Shiamak Davar's dance company and Brian's Academy of dance in Mumbai that led to her earning several awards and accolades dancing competitively.
In 2012, she featured in Disney television series, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Indian adaptation of the American show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) portraying the character of Max, as one of Karan and Kabir's friend. The same year, she made her silver screen debut with Bollywood blockbuster film Rowdy Rathore, featuring actor Akshay Kumar and veteran actor Yashpal Sharma. She played Sharma's daughter in the film. Early that year, she was chosen to play the lead child actor role in national award-winning director Anant Mahadevan's Life's Good, alongside actors Jackie Shroff and Rajit Kapoor. The Director was looking for three girls of different age with similarities in looks among them and felt that Saniya was perfect to play the youngest girl, Mishti. In 2013 she was seen in the Bollywood blockbuster film Raanjhanaa playing actress Sonam Kapoor's childhood followed by Bombairiya starring Radhika Apte, released in January 2019.
Anklesaria was cast as the lead child protagonist in the telefilm Terrorist Uncle, produced by Rohit Roy productions playing the daughter Minnie of veteran actor Ronit Roy and television actress Sakshi Tanwar. She has also appeared on an episode of Crime Patrol in 2011. She played Guri Malhotra a recurring character on the Disney television series Best of Luck Nikki (Indian adaptation of the American show Good Luck Charlie).
|2019||Bombairiya||Alice D'Mello||directed by Pia Sukanya|
|2018||Life's Good||Mishti||directed by Anant Mahadevan, produced by Anand Shukla|
|2013||Raanjhanaa||Zoya Haider's childhood||directed by Anand L. Rai|
|2012||Rowdy Rathore||Inspector Vishal Sharma's (Yashpal Sharma's) Daughter||directed by Prabhu Deva|
|2011||Aatankwadi Uncle||Mininie daughter of Ronit Roy & Sakshi Tanwar||telefilm directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay produced by Rohit Roy productions|
|2011||A Quiet Noise||Aaliya (child protagonist)||short film directed by Nina Shrivastava produced by Whistling Woods|
|2011||Yellow Umbrella||child protagonist||short film directed by Arati Kadav produced by Whistling Woods|
|2015||Best of Luck Nikki (Season 4)||Guri Malhotra||(1 episode). Guri is the equivalent of Jo Kenner played by G. Hannelius in Good Luck Charlie.|
|2015||SuperCops vs Supervillains||(1 episode)|
|2013||The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Season 2)||Max||Character remake of Max, portrayed by Alyson Stoner in the original series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.|
|2012||The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Season 1)||Max||Character remake of Max, portrayed by Alyson Stoner in the original series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.|
|2011||Best of Luck Nikki||Guri Malhotra||S01E09 Guri is the equivalent of Jo Kenner played by G. Hannelius in Good Luck Charlie.|
|2011||Crime Patrol (TV series)||(1 episode)|
|Krupa Shanidev Ki||(1 episode for Sagar Arts)|
Commercials and print advertisementsEdit
|Brookebond Red Label|
|Dabur Honey Squeeze||directed by Pradeep Sorcar|
|Fortune Oil||print and TV|
|ICICI Lombard General Insurance|
|ITC Classmate Notebooks||TV commercial|
|Kailash Soyabean Oil|
|Kellogg’s Honeyloops||TV commercial|
|Reliance Clothing||print advertisement|
|Relieve and Relax tablets||TV commercial created by Origin Beanstalk for Gufic Bioscience Ltd|
|Samsung Airconditioners||TV commercial alongside Priyanka Chopra|
|Shilpa Stock Broker||TV commercial|
|Star Union Daichii Life Insurance||TV commercial|
|Sunflower Oil||for telecast in Chennai|
|Valentine Night wear||catalogue print|
|Wipro CFL Bulb|
|Wipro Smartlite Space Project||TV Commercial|
- "Life is Good first look".
- "Jackie Shroff to make a come back in Anant Mahadevan's Life is Good". 14 November 2011.
- "Bombairiya: Cast and Crew". Cinestaan.
- "Brian's Academy of Dance, Mumbai".
- "Prabhudeva's Next Rowdy Rathore". The Indian Express. 1 June 2012.
- "Saniya Anklesaria as Mishti in Life is Good trailer".
- "Little Girl in a Big film - Filmi fundas". The Herald. 28 November 2012.
- "Saniya gets picture clicked with Aamir Khan". The Free Press Journal. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Raanjhanaa preview". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014.
- "Saniya Anklesaria plays child protagonist in Terrorist Uncle directed by Sudipto chattopadhayay". Indian Movies.
- Desk, Entertainment. "Bombairiya". A Box Office. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
- "Saniya Anklesaria as Zoya Haider's childhood".
- "Terrorist Uncle by Sudipto Chattopadhyay".
- "A Quiet Noise by Nina Shrivastava". Whistling Woods International. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Samsung Airconditioners tv spot".
- "Saniya Anklesaria in Shilpa Stock Broker TV Commercial". Youtube.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Star Union Diachii Life Insurance TV Commercial". Youtube.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Wipro Space Project 45 sec". www.youtube.com. Orchard Advertising. Retrieved 29 January 2015.