Name: Mouni Roy
Nickname: Mon, Maanya
Birthday: 28th September 1985
Known For: Other than her acting skills, Mouni Roy is known for being a great painter. Painting is one of her hobbies that she is passionate about.
Debut Film: Hero Hitler in Love (Film Debut), Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (TV Debut)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Suraj Nambiar
Relationships: Gaurav Chopra, Mohit Raina, Suraj Nambiar
Awards: ITA Award for Best Actress Popular, Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (Popular), Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (Critics), Gold Award for Rising Film Star from Television
Mouni Roy is an actress, singer, Kathak dancer, and model, who primarily works in Hindi films and television. Roy was born in Cooch Behar, West Bengal into a Rajbongshi family. Her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy, was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. Her mother, Mukti, was a theatre artist, and her father, Anil Roy, was an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad.
Roy started her career in 2006 with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, playing the role of Krishna Tulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat. She then participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha. She next appeared as Shivani in the series Kasturi. In 2008, she participated in Pati Patni AurWoh. In 2010, she played Roop in Do Saheliyaan.
In 2011, Mouni Roy starred in the Punjabi movie Hero Hitler in Love. She attained fame after playing the role of Sati in Life OK’s mythological series Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev from 2011 to 2014. During that time she played the lead as Meera opposite AdityaRedij in Life OK’s Junoon – Aisi Nafrat TohKaisa Ishq in 2013.
In 2014, Mouni Roy participated in the dance reality show on Colors Jhalak DikhhlaJaa in its seventh season, along with Punit Pathak. In 2015, Roy returned to television with EktaKapoor’s supernatural series Naagin, playing the role of Shivanya. The series topped the TRP charts, making her a household name, not only in India but in other countries as well.
She became one of the players of Bijlani’s team Mumbai Tigers in the Box Cricket League. She hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance on &TV. She played a double role in Season 2 of Naagin, with Karanvir Bohra playing the male lead. Her chemistry with Bijlani in season 1 and with Bohra in season 2 was highly appreciated by the audience and established her as a leading actress in Indian television.
In 2016, Roy voiced the role of Sita in the animated film Mahayodha Rama. In the same year, she appeared in the song “Nachna Aunda Ni” in Tum Bin 2. In 2018, Roy made her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Gold directed by Reema Kagti. Her performance was praised. With global earnings of ₹1.5 billion, Gold emerged as a commercial success and became the first Indian film to have a theatrical release in South Arabia.
Roy followed the success of Gold with an item number named “Gali Gali” in December 2018; it featured in the Hindi version of K.G.F: Chapter 1. The song was a recreation of a track from Tridev (1989). In 2019, she made a cameo appearance in the final few episodes of Naagin 3 as Mahanaagrani Shivangi.
Mouni’s first film release in 2019 was Romeo Akbar Walter, which also starred John Abraham and Jackie Shroff. Her performance as a RAW spy drew mixed reviews. Romeo Akbar Walter underperformed at the box office.
Her next film, Made in China, was released on the occasion of Diwali. Roy took Gujarati lessons for the film, in which she enacted a disturbed housewife. Made in China faced competition from Housefull 4 and Saand Ki Aankh but proved a commercial success.
Controversy: Mouni Roy found herself under controversy when several people accused her of getting lip fillers. However, Roy shut down all those rumours at once while attending an event.
Latest News: Mouni Roy, who recently got married to Suraj Nambiar, took to share some of the glimpses from their morning wedding. The newly-married couple looked gorgeous in the Indian wedding attires.
Latest Movies: Velle
Latest Series: Naagin 3
Upcoming Movies: Brahmāstra