Urvashi Dholakia (born 9 July 1975) is an Indian television actress who is best known for her role as the iconic villainess Komolika in the long running television series Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She is also known for being the winner of the Bigg Boss Season 6.[1][2] She has received several awards including seven Indian Television Academy Awards.

Urvashi Dholakia
Dholakia in 2022
Born (1975-07-09) 9 July 1975 (age 48)
OccupationActress
Years active1984–present
Known for
Notable work
Children2
AwardsFull list

Early life

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Dholakia was born on 10 July 1975 to a Punjabi mother and a Gujarati father.[3][1]

Dholakia married at age 16 and had twin boys, Kshitij and Sagar, at age 17; she has raised them as a single mother.[4]

Career

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Early career (1985–2000)

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Dholakia made her acting debut at 6 in a TV commercial for Lux soap with Revathi.[5] As a child she appeared as Rajlaxmi in the Doordarshan TV series Shrikant. Her first TV adult role was in Doordarshan's Dekh Bhai Dekh as Shilpa followed by Waqt Ki Raftar.[6]

Widespread recognition (2000–2011)

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The 2000s decade came as a golden period in bringing Dholakia to the top list of most popular actresses up until then, as she achieved a lot of universal acclaim and awards success for her great performances in the Ekta Kapoor shows Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kahiin To Hoga.[7]

Among these, the character of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001–2008), one of the longest running television series at that point, went on to be opined by many reviews as the most iconic villainess till date, winning her a number of recognitions.[citation needed] Since then, Dholakia and Kapoor have collaborated many times.

Bigg Boss and more (2013–2019)

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In 2012, she participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 6 and on 12 January 2013, she emerged as the winner of the season.[8] As of 2017, she is featured in Colors TV's historical fantasy series Chandrakanta as Queen Iravati.[9]

Television comeback (2022–present)

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Dholakia in 2022 again came back to fiction genre in Naagin 6 as Urvashi.[10]

Television

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Year Serial Role
1987 Shrikant Rajlakshmi
1993 Dekh Bhai Dekh Shilpa
1995 Zamana Badal Gaya Anju Mathur
1997 Waqt Ki Raftar
2000–2001 Ghar Ek Mandir Sonia
2000-2002 Mehndi Tere Naam Ki Pooja
2001 Shaktimaan Mansi Sharma
2001-2002 Karam Aditti
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Sonia
2001–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Komolika Majumdar
2003 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Shweta
2003 Kahani Terrii Merrii Kajol
2003–2007 Kahiin To Hoga Archana "Archie" Khanna
2008–2009 Comedy Circus Contestant
2009 Sacch Ka Saamna Guest
2009–2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Karishma Mehra
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Contestant
2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Dr. Komolika Rana
2012–2013 Bigg Boss 6 Contestant (Winner)
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Guest
2015 Badi Door Se Aaye Hai 555
2017–2018 Chandrakanta Queen Iravati Singh
2018 Juzzbaat Guest
2019 Ishq Mein Marjawan Mohini
Tu Aashiqui
Kitchen Champion 5 Guest
Nach Baliye 9 Contestant (8th place)
2020 Bigg Boss 13 Guest
2022 Bigg Boss 15
2022-2023 Naagin 6 Urvashi Kataria
2023 Pushpa Impossible Devi Singh Shekhawat
2023 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 11 Contestant

Films

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Year Movie Role Language
1986 Babul Rani "Rannu" / Nandini "Nannu" Singh Hindi
1988 Kab Tak Chup Rahungi Laxmi
1991 Izzat Anu
2006 Swapnam Yamini/Komolika Malayalam/Hindi

Awards

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b "PICS: Kasautii Zindagii Kay's Original Komolika, Urvashi Dholakia Celebrates 43rd Birthday in Style!". ABP Live. 10 July 2019. Archived from the original on 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Bigg Boss winners 'Lost and Found'". The Free Press Journal.
  3. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia to judge Gujarati reality show". Yahoo! News. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia as mother". TVGupshup. 2017. Archived from the original on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Serial thriller". The Telegraph. 28 January 2004. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007.
  7. ^ Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (12 August 2004). "The queen of bad things". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". zeenews.india.com. 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Urvashi Dholakia on her comeback in Chandrakanta, Ekta Kapoor giving her a magic wand and her pride in others imitating Komolika". The Indian Express. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Naagin 6 Character Revelation: Urvashi Dholakia will play Tejashwi Prakash's mother, Sudha Chandran will be the villain". news ncr.
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