Asha Negi is an Indian television actress.[3] She is recognised for her roles in the shows Pavitra Rishta as Purvi[4], Ek Mutthi Aasmaan as Kalpana, Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani...Ek Baar Phir as Alisha, Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan as Koyal, Kya Mohabbat Phir Se as Palavi and Neha Ki Vada Vyah as Neha. She won the Indian dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 along with her partner Rithvik Dhanjani in 2014.[5] Asha was a contestant in the popular controversial reality show Bigg Boss in 2017.

Life and Career

Early Life & debut show

Asha Rithvik SPA

With her boyfriend Rithvik Dhanjani at a event in 2015.

Negi was born and raised in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. In 2009, she was crowned Miss Uttarakhand 2009.[citation needed] She eventually moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.[1]

She is dating Rithvik Dhanjani, her co-star from Pavitra Rishta.[2]

Asha Negi at the Post-leap launch of Pavitra Rishta

Negi at the lauch psrty of Pavitra Rishta post leap in 2013.

Negi started her career as a model in 2009 after she won the title of Miss Uttarkhand 2009 during her college days.[6] She appeared in various advertisements for companies and did many photo shoots. Later she auditioned for her first TV show in 2010 with the Star Plus popular show Sapnon Se Bhare Naina playing the role as Madhura.[7] In 2011, Asha bagged her next which was Ekta Kapoor's popular mega show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain which she played the negative role as Apeksha Malhotra, the biological sister of the lead, Ram (Ram Kapoor) in the Balaji Telefilms show.[8] She has acknowledged the show as a great experience and has cited the female lead, Sakshi Tanwar as her inspiration.[9]

Breakthrough and success (2011-2014)

Her first main role was in 2011 when she was roped in to be a part in Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta, as the intelligent, beautiful and determined Purvi Desmukh, the adopted daughter of Archana Deskmukh (Ankita Lokhande), the female lead.[10] Her character has been widely appreciated and her on-screen love interest, Arjun (Rithvik Dhanjani) enjoy a huge fan following due to their excellent chemistry.[11] She has won the stellar performer of the year in Gold Awards and was awarded the popular favourite Jodi at Zee Rishtey awards with Rithvik. Asha has also won the Fresh Face Female at Indian Telly Awards.

Asha Negi with Nach Baliye trophy

Asha with partner Rithvik after winning Nach Baliye in 2014.

In November 2013, Negi participated in the popular dance couple reality show Nach Baliye 6 along with her partner Rithvik Dhanjani.[12] They both were one of the entertaining contestants. In February 2014, they both became the winner of the dance show.[13][14] Later in the same month of February 2014, Negi replaced Sriti Jha and hosted the first season of the dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar along with Karan Dahiya. She also played the role as Khushi in the Star Plus popular show Lakshmi, the show ended on 8 March 2014.[15]

In August 2014, Negi entered the Zee TV popular show Ek Mutthi Aasmaan.[16] She played the role as Kalpana Raghav Singhania opposite Ashish Chaudhary. Later in December 2014, Negi played the lead role as Alisha in the popular Star Plus show Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani...Ek Baar Phir which is the second season of the hit show Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani.[17] Negi made a small appearance in the &TV show Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah in March 2015.[18]

Khatron Ke Khiladi & further success (2015-present)

Asha participated in the popular celebrity stunt based show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2015.[19] She became one of the finalists on the show. She then appeared in the popular Ekta Kapoor show Kumkum Bhagya along with Rithvik Dhanjani reprising their roles in Pavitra Rishta. She also did an episodic appearance in Code Red.[20] She also was a team member in Box Cricket League in Season 1 in 2015 along with Season 2 of BCL.[21][22] Later, hosted the singing reality show Indian Idol in 2015.[23][24]

In November 2015, Negi was approached and finalised to replace Shritama Mukherjee in the Star Plus show Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan opposite Gautam Gupta and Ali Goni.[25] In March 2016, Asha bagged her next on Star Plus, Kya Mohabbhat Phir Se opposite Mrunal Jain as Palavi but later quit the show.[26][27][28][29] In November 2016, Asha was playing the role of Neha in the popular Karan Chaggar show Neha Ki Vada Vyah.[30][31] She is paired opposite Karan Narula. In 2017, Negi participated in the popular dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar in its sixth season on Star Plus and became a finalist and 1st runner-up.[32][33][34] In October 2017, Negi entered Bigg Boss 11 as one of the contestants. She quit the show on 9th October as she couldn't survive in the house.

Other work and appearances

Asha Negi and Rati Pandey at Bigg Boss 6

Asha at Bigg Boss 6 grand finale in 2013.

Asha performed in many awards events and television shows. In March 2012, Negi appeared as Purvi in the special episode of Punar Vivah.[35] In August 2012, she again performed for the 5th Boroplus Gold Awards along with Rithvik Dhanjani. Later she made a special appearance in two popular shows Hitler Didi and Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[36][37] In the grand finale of Bigg Boss 6, Asha made a special appearance and performed in the Bigg Boss house along with Rati Pandey, Pooja Gaur and Rashami Desai.[38]

Ashvik performance at SPA

Asha Rithvik performing at Star Parivaar Awards 2014.

Later she performed at Zee Rishtey Awards 2013. In 2014, Asha performed with Rithvik at the Star Parivaar Awards 2014. Asha also did photoshoots for Telly calendar 2014 & 2016.[39] In 2014, she made a guest appearance on Jamai Raja along with Sargun Mehta and Sadia Khan.[40] Later she made another appearance in Kumkum Bhagya in 2015.[41]

In November 2014 & then in January 2015, Negi appeared in the dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar 2 as a guest.[42] In March 2016, Negi appeared on Teri Galliyan to promote her new show. In January 2017, Asha made an appearance on the dance show Dance Ki Takkar 5 as a guest contestant for the teen ka tadka special. She was paired opposite Sargun Mehta.[43]


Daily Soaps

Daily Soap Dramas
Name Role Channel Year Ref(s)
Sapnon Se Bhare Naina Madhura Star Plus 2010 [7]
Apna Pyaar Kya Hai Sakshi Star Plus 2010 [7]
Bade Acche Lagte Hain ApekshaMalhotra /Apeksha Amarnath Kapoor Sony TV 2011-12 [9]
Pavitra Rishta Purvi Deshmukh /Purvi Arjun Kirloskar Zee TV 2011-14 [10]
Lakshmi Season 2 Khushi Akash Purohit Star Plus 2014 [15]
Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Suhana Dewan/Kalpana 'Kalpi' Yadav Zee TV 2014 [16]
Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani...Ek Baar Phir Alisha Jai Singh Star Plus 2014-15 [17]
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Herself Bindaas 2015 [44]
Code Rode Saraswati Colors TV 2015 [20]
Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan Koyal Madhavan Venkat Star Plus 2015-16 [25]
Kya Mohabbat Phir Se Palavi Star Plus 2016 [26]
Neha Ki Vada Viah Neha Ashish Anand Plus TV 2016-2017 [30]
Reality Appearances
Name Role Channel Year Ref(s)
Nach Baliye 6 Contestant alongside Rithvik Dhanjani Star Plus 2013-14 [5]
Box Cricket League Season 1 Contestant Sony TV 2014-15 [21]
Indian Idol Junior Co-host Sony TV 2015 [24]
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Herself &TV 2015 [18]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 Contestant Colors TV 2015 [19]
Box Cricket League Season 2 Contestant Colors TV 2016 [22]
Dance Ki Takkar 6 Contestant Star Plus 2017 [32]
Bigg Boss 11 Contestant Colors TV 2017 [45]
Lip Sing Battle Contestant Star Plus 2017 [46]
Entertainment Ki Raat Herself Colors TV 2017 [47]
Special Appearances
Name Role Channel Year Ref(s)
Punar Vivah Purvi Zee TV 2012 [35]
Hitler Didi Purvi Zee TV 2012 [36]
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Purvi Zee TV 2012 [37]
Bigg Boss 6 Guest Colors TV 2012 [38]
India's Best Dramebaaz Guest Zee TV 2013 [48]
Dance India Dance Super Moms Guest Zee TV 2013 [49]
Dance Ki Takkar 2 Guest Star Plus 2014 [42]
Jamai Raja Guest Zee TV 2014 [40]
Kumkum Bhagya Purvi Arjun Kirloskar Zee TV 2014 [41]
Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni...Ek Baar Phir Guest Sony TV 2015 [50]
Nach Baliye 7: Daily Punchnama Guest Star Plus 2015 [51]
Nadaniyaan Guest BIG Magic 2015 [52]
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Guest Star Plus 2015 [53]
Teri Galliyan Guest Colors TV 2015 [54]
Comedy Nights Live Guest Colors TV 2016 [55]
Dance Ki Takkar 5 Guest Contestant Star Plus 2017 [43]





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