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Shraddha Arya (born 17 August 1987) is an Indian actress who has appeared in television shows like Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki, Tumhari Paakhi and Dream Girl.[3] She has also done films such as Paathshaala and Nishabd. She has done major ad campaigns with brands like TVS Scooty, Pears and Johnson & Johnson. Since 2017, she has portrayed the role of Dr. Preeta Arora in Zee TV's popular series Kundali Bhagya.

Shraddha Arya
Shraddha Aarya (cropped).jpg
Aarya in 2017
Born (1987-08-17) 17 August 1987 (age 31)[1][2]
New Delhi, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Education Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)


Early lifeEdit

Arya was born on 17 August 1987 in New Delhi, India.

She holds a degree in Economics from University of Mumbai. In 2005, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in the glam field.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2015, Arya got engaged to an NRI named Jayant but the duo called off their engagement due to compatibility issues.[5]


Arya started her career with Zee TV's talent hunt show India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj;[6] she became the first runner-up.

She made her acting debut in 2006 with the Tamil movie Kalvanin Kadhali opposite actor-director S. J. Surya. After that, she ventured into Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd. She also appeared in the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Paathshaala. She simultaneously ventured into the Telugu industry and did substantial roles in films like Godava, opposite Vaibhav Reddy, Kothi Muka and Romeo. She also performed in Tamil cinema in Kalvanin Kadhali. She has also done two Kannada movies and a Malayalam movie.

Breakthough and stardomEdit

Arya at the launch of Life OK's new TV serial Tumhari Paakhi in 2013

In 2011, Arya made her television debut with the Indian soap opera Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. Her breakthrough performance came in the role of Paakhi in Life OK's Tumhari Pakhi. She further rose to prominence with the role of Ayesha in Dream Girl - Ek Ladki Deewani Si, starring with Nikita Dutta, Moshin Khan, and Sudeep Sahir.

She won many awards for her performances in Dream Girl and Tumari Pakhi, such as Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role for Dream Girl, Best Jodi Award at the Zee Gold Awards, Hero of the Month Award by Life OK, and the Women Achievers Award in 2016.[7]

In 2016, she hosted a comedy show called Mazaak Mazaak Mein, produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. She also made cameo appearances in Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki.

She is currently appearing in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya, a spinoff of the popular series Kumkum Bhagya. She plays of Dr. Preeta Arora, a physiotherapist,[8] opposite Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura. Her portrayal of Preeta won her many awards and nominations such as Favorite Popular Character at the Zee Rishtey Awards and Kalakar Award for Best Actress.[9][10]


Year Film Role Language
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Tina Tamil
2007 Nishabd Ritu Hindi
Godava Anjali Telugu
2010 Paathshaala Natasha Singh Hindi
Kothi Muka Lavanya Telugu
Romeo Telugu
Vandae Maatharam Tamil
2011 Double Decker Parvathy Kannada
Maduve Mane Suma Kannada
2018 Banjara Punjabi

Television appearancesEdit

Year TV show Role TV channel
2004 India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant Zee TV
2008 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Bhoot Bangla Sanjana STAR One
2011–2012 Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki Lakshmi Arjun Agnihotri / Kaanchi Kashyap Life OK
2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Special appearance Life OK
2013–2014 Tumhari Pakhi Paakhi Shikhawat Life OK
2015–2016 Dream Girl - Ek Ladki Deewani Si Ayesha Sareen/Aarti Roy Life OK
2016 Box Cricket League Contestant Colors TV
Mazaak Mazaak Mein Host Life OK
2017 Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Swati Bohra (cameo role) Colors TV
2017–present Kundali Bhagya Dr. Preeta Arora Zee TV
2017-present Kumkum Bhagya Dr. Preeta Arora Zee TV
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Guest Colors TV
2018 Juzzbatt - Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak Guest

along with Mishal Raheja

Zee TV

Music videosEdit

Year Song Singer Released
2006 "Jeena - My heart goes dumma" Debojit Saha 5 January 2006
2011 "Soniye Heeriye" Shael Oswal 15 February 2011
2017 "Meri Jaaan" Shael Oswal 9 June 2017


Arya at Screen Awards in 2013
Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2014 Tumhari Paakhi 7th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (with Mohammed Iqbal Khan) Won
2015 Life Ok Now Awards Hero of the Month Won
2015 Dream Girl 14th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role Won
2016 Women Empowerment Achievers Awards Women Achievers Award Won
2017 Kundali Bhagya Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Popular Character - Female Won
Best Jodi Award
(with Dheeraj Dhoopar)
2018 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Won
11th Zee Gold Awards Best Actress in Lead Role (Popular) Won
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Popular Face (Character) - Female Won[11]
Social Swagger of the Year Nominated[12]
Favourite Jodi
(with Dheeraj Dhoopar)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "About Shraddha Arya". Facebook. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ Mulla, Zainab (16 July 2016). "Wedding Bells! Tumhari Paakhi actress Shraddha Arya all set to get hitched". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  3. ^ "'Dream Girl' actress Shraddha Arya's Osho Ashram experience in Pune". Osho News. 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  4. ^ "Shraddha Arya - Biography, Early Life, Personal Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth". Highlights India. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  5. ^ "JuzzBaatt: Kundali Bhagya actress Shraddha Arya opens up about her broken engagement". India Today. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  6. ^ "India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj: Will It Work This Time?". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  7. ^ "Women Achievers Awards 2016: Digangana Suryavanshi & Shraddha Arya Bag Awards!". 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  8. ^ "Shraddha Arya and Anjum Farikh roped in for Kundali Bhagya". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  9. ^ Desk, ABP News Web. "Here are the WINNERS of ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2017". Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  10. ^ "Zee Gold Awards 2018: Hina Khan, Jennifer Winget and Karan Patel win big". The Indian Express. 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  11. ^ Zee Rishtey Awards 2018 Winners List: Sriti-Shabbir, Dheeraj-Shraddha wins top honours
  12. ^ Zee Rishtey Awards 2018: Sriti Jha, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya and Others Nominated

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