Shivangi Joshi (born 18 May 1998) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television. She made her acting debut with Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi playing Trisha in 2013. Joshi is best known for her portrayal of Naira Singhania in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, for which she received several awards.[1]

Shivangi Joshi
Joshi in 2023
Born (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 26)
Years active2013–present
Known forBegusarai
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Balika Vadhu 2
Khatron Ke Khiladi 12

Joshi's other notable works include portraying Aayat Haider in Beintehaa, Poonam Thakur in Begusarai and Anandi Chaturvedi in Balika Vadhu 2. In 2022, she participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 and finished in 12th place. She last appeared as Aradhana Sahni in Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka.

Early life

Joshi was born 18 May 1998[2] in Pune, Maharashtra. She did her schooling in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.[3]


Early roles and breakthrough (2013–2016)

Joshi made her television debut in 2013 with Zee TV's Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi. Subsequently, she went on to play Aayat Haider in Beintehaa. In 2014, she appeared as Vishy in Love by Chance.

She later played Poonam Thakur in Begusarai, opposite Vishal Aditya Singh.[4] The show proved to be a turning point in her career. Her performance as Poonam earned her a nomination at Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Female. In 2016, she first appeared as Meera in Season 4 of Yeh Hai Aashiqui and then as Jyoti in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya.

Established success with Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2016–2021)

In 2016, she began portraying Naira Singhania Goenka in StarPlus's Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,[5] making her a household name. Her chemistry with Mohsin Khan was highly appreciated by the audience and established her as a leading actress in Indian television. For her role as Naira, Joshi received numerous accolades and nominations including the ITA Award for Best Actress Popular, Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role, Iconic Gold Award for Popular Choice and Kalakar Award for Best Actress. In January 2021, her character was killed off, but Joshi continued to be part of the show, portraying a look-alike character, Sirat Shekhawat Goenka.[6] Joshi left the show in October 2021, and the second character died as well.[7]

In 2020, she was about to make her debut at the Cannes Film Festival with the film Love X Society,[8] but due to the coronavirus, the film was later released in the OTT platform.[9]

From 2021 to 2022, she appeared as Anandi Bhujaariya in Colors TV's Balika Vadhu 2 opposite Randeep Rai.[10]

She has also featured in various music videos including "Aadatein", "Baarish" and "Teri Ada" with Mohsin Khan, "Kismat Teri", "Aashiqui", "O Dilbar Yaara" with Shaheer Sheikh and "Humnava" with Stebin Ben.[11]

Khatron Ke Khiladi and further work (2022–present)

In 2022, she participated in the stunt-based reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12, which was filmed in Cape Town and finished at 12th place.[12][13]

In February 2023, she was seen in Jab We Matched as Prachi.[14] In March, she made a brief appearance in Bekaboo as Rajpari Devlakha opposite Zain Imam.[15] From July 2023, she portrayed Aradhna Sahni opposite Kushal Tandon and Simba Nagpal in Sony Entertainment Television's Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka until the show went off-air in February 2024.[16]

Other work

Joshi is the Youth ambassador of Khushii NGO, which is run by cricketer Kapil Dev, to support the children for their Holistic Development.[17]

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Joshi at Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 launch in 2022

In UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye's List of 50 Sexiest Asian Women, she ranked 5th in 2018,[18] while she ranked 7th in 2019.[19]

In Eastern Eye's Top 50 Asian celebrities she ranked 26th in 2020.[20] She was also ranked in Eastern Eye's Top 30 under 30 Global Asian Stars List of 2022.[21]

In The Times of India's 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List, she ranked 7th in 2019 and ranked 9th in 2020.[22][23] She is also one of the most followed television actress on Instagram.[24]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Love X Society Geetanjali Short film [25]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Trisha [3]
2013–2014 Beintehaa Aayat Haider Malik [26]
2014 Love by Chance Vishy Episode: "Boys Not Allowed"
2015–2016 Begusarai Poonam Kumari Thakur [27]
2016 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Meera Episode: "Bodyguard"
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Jyoti
2016–2021 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Naira Singhania Goenka [28]
2021 Sirat Shekhawat Goenka [29]
2021–2022 Balika Vadhu 2 Anandi Bhujaaria Chaturvedi [10]
2022 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 Contestant 12th place [30]
2023–2024 Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka Aradhana "Aaru/Radhy" Sahni [31]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Unnamed Epiosde 359
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Poonam Thakur
Box Cricket League 2 Herself Contestant
2017 Ishqbaaaz Naira Singhania
2019 Nach Baliye 9
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke [32]
2021 Anupamaa
Sirf Tum Anandi Bhujaaria [33]
2023 Bekaboo Rajpari Devlekha [34]
India's Best Dancer Season 3 Aradhana Sahni [35]
Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2023 Jab We Matched Prachi [36]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Aadatein Nikhil D'Souza [37]
Baarish Payal Dev, Stebin Ben [38]
2021 Kismat Teri Inder Chahal [39]
Aashiqui Hairat Aulakh [40]
O Dilbar Yaara Stebin Ben [41]
2022 Humnava [42]
Teri Ada Mohit Chauhan, Saumya Upadhyay [43]
Boli Tujhse Asees Kaur, Abhijeet Shrivastava [44]
Tu Mera Sanam Ishaan Khan [45]
Heer Ranjha Rito Riba [46]
2023 Baarish Aayi Hai [47]

Awards and nominations

Joshi at TIIFA Awards 2019
Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Female) Begusarai Nominated [48]
2017 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Nominated [49]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Drama Nominated
Gold Awards Debut in a Lead Role (Female) Won [50]
2018 Best Onscreen Jodi (With Mohsin Khan) Won [51]
Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated [52]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Drama Nominated
2019 Indian Telly Award Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated [53]
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won [54]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Nominated [55]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won [56]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India Favorite Tv Actress Nominated [57]
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Most Sought After Influencer (Female) Won [58]
2021 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Drama Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Nominated [59]
Iconic Gold Awards Iconic Best Actress Won
2022 Iconic Most Popular TV Actress of the Year Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated [60]
2023 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka Nominated
Best Actress Drama Nominated
Best Actress - OTT Jab We Matched Nominated
2024 Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Pending [61]
Most Fit Actress
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See also


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