Shiny Doshi (born 15 September 1989) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television.[3] She made her acting debut with Saraswatichandra in 2013, portraying Kusum Desai. Doshi is best known for her portrayal of Sarojini Singh in Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal, Mahi Sengupta in Jamai Raja and Dhara Pandya in Pandya Store.[4]

Shiny Doshi
Shiny Doshi at the Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 launch (cropped).jpg
Doshi in 2017
Born (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 33)[1]
Years active2013-present
Known forSaraswatichandra
Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal
Jamai Raja
Khatron Ke Khiladi 8
Pandya Store
Lavesh Khairajani
(m. 2021)

Doshi participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 in 2017 and made her web debut with Ratri Ke Yatri in 2020. She has an Indian Telly Award and a Gold Award nominations to her credit. Doshi is married to Lavesh Khairajani.[5]

Early lifeEdit

Doshi was born on 15 September 1989 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat into a Gujarati family.[1][6] She studied fashion designing in Ahmedabad and later took up modelling.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Doshi's father suffered a heart attack while he was on Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and died on 12 July 2019.[8]

Doshi got engaged to her boyfriend Lavesh Khairajani on 4 January 2020.[9] She married Khairajani on 15 July 2021. They married at their home in Mumbai.[10][11]


Modelling careerEdit

Doshi started her career as a model. She has walked ramp and had been part of various TVCs. Her most known TVC was for a soap with actor Saif Ali Khan, that brough her into limelight.[12]

Debut and breakthrough (2013-2017)Edit

Doshi made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saraswatichandra.[13] She portrayed Kusum Desai Vyas opposite Varun Kapoor from 2013 to 2014.[14][15] She received Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Female nomination for her performance.[16]

From 2015 to 2016, she portrayed Sarojini Somendra Singh in Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal opposite Mohit Sehgal and Aamir Ali.[17][18] Her performance gained her Gold Award for Debut in a Lead Role (Female) nomination.[19]

In 2016, she portrayed Samaira Ghosh opposite Karan Grover in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant.[20]

From 2016 to 2017, she portrayed Mahi Sengupta Khurrana in the third season of Jamai Raja, opposite Ravi Dubey.[21] It proved as a major turning point in her career.[22]

Doshi participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 in 2017. She ended up at 11th place.[23][24] In 2018, she portrayed Khushi opposite Neil Bhatt in Laal Ishq.[25]

Recent work and success (2019-present)Edit

From 2019 to 2020, Doshi portrayed Radha opposite Rajneesh Duggal in the finite series Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran.[26][27]

She portrayed Sultana Sehar and other characters such as Marjinaa, Safina, Princess Nilofar, Princess Faria, Sultana Juhi and Yasmine in Alif Laila, opposite Ankit Arora in 2020.[28][29]

That year, she made her web debut with Ratri Ke Yatri opposite Parag Tyagi. She portrayed Anita in the third episode of the anthology.[30]

Doshi received further praises and wider recognition with her portrayal of Dhara Patel Pandya in Pandya Store, opposite Kinshuk Mahajan.[31][32] She is seen portraying Dhara Patel Pandya since January 2021.[33][34]

In 2022, she reprised Dhara Pandya in the game show Ravivaar With Star Parivaar.[35][36]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013–2014 Saraswatichandra Kusum Desai Vyas [37]
2015–2016 Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal Sarojini Somendra Singh [38]
2016 Box Cricket League Contestant Season 2 [39]
Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant Samaira Ghosh [40]
2016–2017 Jamai Raja Mahi Sengupta Khurrana [41]
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant 11th place [42]
2018 Laal Ishq Khushi Episode: "Shakhchunni" [43]
Box Cricket League Contestant Season 3 [44]
2019–2020 Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran Radha [45]
2020 Alif Laila Sultana Saher [46]
2021–present Pandya Store Dhara Pandya [47]
2022 Ravivaar With Star Parivaar Episode 1/6/7/13/14/16 [48]

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2018 Dil Hi Toh Hai Herself [49]
2020 Bigg Boss 13 [50]
2021 Zee Comedy Show Comedian [51]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Ratri Ke Yatri Kavita Episode: "Mukti" [52]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face - Female Saraswatichandra Nominated [53]
2015 Gold Awards Debut in a Lead Role (Female) Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal Nominated [54]
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress (Drama) Pandya Store Nominated [55]
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Pending [56]
Best Onscreen Jodi (with Kinshuk Mahajan)

See alsoEdit


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  21. ^ "Exclusive - Jamai Raja season 3 trailer: Ravi Dubey dreams big yet again with Shiny Doshi". Times of India. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  22. ^ "Jamai Raja new chapter: Shiny Doshi to romance Ravi Dubey in season 3; watch the trailer". India Today. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  23. ^ "Rohit Shetty will host Khatron Ke Khiladi 8; Geeta Phogat, Manveer Gurjar, Shiny Doshi, Nia Sharma to compete". Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  24. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi season 8 begins tonight: Nia Sharma, Rithvik Dhanjani, Shiny Doshi look promising". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  25. ^ "WATCH! Laal Ishq Episode 11: Shakhchunni Starring Shiny Doshi And Neil Bhatt On ZEE5". ZEE5. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Shiny Doshi is elated essaying the role of Radha in Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran". Times of India. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Rajneesh Duggal and Shiny Doshi's Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran to feature divine discourse by Lord Krishna". Times of India. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Imagination takes flight: Shiny Doshi says, Alif Laila has always been close to my heart". Daily Pioneer. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  29. ^ "Alif Laila: Shiny Doshi to play one of the titular roles in this "One Thousand and One Nights" remake". ABP News. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  30. ^ "Ratri Ke Yatri Season 1: Episode 3 "Mukti", starring Parag Tyagi, Shiny Doshi and Rennee Dhyani". Hungama Play. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
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  32. ^ "Kinshuk Mahajan and Shiny Doshi walk an extra mile to get into the skin of their characters for the upcoming show 'Pandya Store'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 January 2021.
  33. ^ "Shooting of Star Plus's Pandya Store started in Somnath". Mid-Day (in Gujarati). Retrieved 16 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  35. ^ "The dynamic Star Parivaar face each other in a series of battles, including dancing, and other fun activities, and the winning family will be crowned 'The Best Parivaar'". Tribune India. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  36. ^ "Ravivaar With Star Parivaar: Team 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' emerges as the winner and lifts the trophy". Times Of India. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
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  39. ^ "Delhi Dragons wins BCL Season 2; Karan Wahi is the man of the series". India Today. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
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