Mouni Roy (born on 28 September 1985)[3] is a Indian television actress and model. One of the most popular actresses of India, she is primarily known for her roles as Krishnatulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and Sati in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and for playing Shivanya Ritik Singh and Shivangi Ritik Singh in Naagin.[4][5] She also played Meera in Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq.[6] In 2013, she was participating in reality show Bigg Boss. She was a later a contestant and finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. She is a trained Kathak dancer.[7]

Life and career

Early life and debut show (2007-2010)

Roy was born on 28 September 1985 in Cooch Behar’s Gandhi colony, West Bengal in a Bengali family. Her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. While her mother Mukti is a theatre artist, her father Anil Roy is an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad. She did her schooling till class 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Babuhat, Cooch Behar and then went to Delhi. She took up mass communication at Jamia Milia Islamia at her parents' insistence, but left the course midway and went to Mumbai to try her luck in films. She finished her part 1 exams and did not return to Delhi after that.[8]

Roy started her career in 2007 with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi playing the role of Krishnatulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat. She then participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha along with Karishma Tanna and Jennifer Winget. Mouni then appeared as Shivani in the series Kasturi. In 2009, Roy participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh along with Gaurav Chopra then after in 2010, she was seen playing the role of Roop in Do Saheliyaan.

In October 2013, she entered Bigg Boss 7 house as a wild card on Day 30 and survived until week 7 where she got evicted (Day 48) along with Apurva Agnihotri. In June 2014, she later participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its seventh season and became as finalist.

Breakthrough and success (2011-present)

Mouni made fame after playing the role as 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 Aditya Redij in Life OK's Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq in 2013. In 2014, Mouni participated in the dance reality show on Colors Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its seventh season along with Punit Pathak. She survived for the full 14 weeks and finished off as a finalist.

In 2015, Mouni returned to television with Ekta Kapoor's supernatural series Naagin playing the role of Shivanya opposite Arjun Bijlani and Adaa Khan. She became one of the players of Arjun's team Mumbai Tigers in Box Cricket League. She also hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance along with Rithvik Dhanjani on &TV. Roy also played a double role in Season 2 of Naagin. Earlier, she had confirmed that she will portray the main lead in Naagin's third season. However, because of her busy schedule dates for Bollywood films, she is no more part of the franchise.[9]


Year Title Role TV Channel Refs
2007–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Krishna Tulsi/Krishni Tulsi Eklavya Virani Star Plus [4]
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant Star One [10]
2008 Kasturi Shivani Sabbarwal Star Plus [11]
2009 Pati Patni Aur Woh Contestant Imagine TV [12]
2009-11 Rehna Hai Woh Kabhi Nahi Aii Surbhi Star Plus
2010 Do Saheliyaan Roop Zee TV [13]
2010 Sshhh... Phir koi hai- Trittya Koena Star One
2011–2014 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Sati Life OK [14]
2012 Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni Star Plus Roshni
2012–2013 Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Meera Life Ok [15]
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Colors TV Contestant
2013 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Star Plus Herself
2014 Dance Ki Takkar 1 Herself
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant Colors TV [16]
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Herself [17]
2015 India's Got Talent Herself
2015–2017 Naagin Shivanya Ritik Singh, Shivangi Rocky Pratap Singh [18][19][20]
2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Herself [21]
2015 Kumkum Bhagya Herself Zee TV [22]
2015–2016 Bigg Boss 9 Herself Colors TV [23]
2016 Tashan-e-Ishq Herself Zee TV
2016 Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Herself
2016 Comedy Nights Live Herself Colors TV
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Herself
2016 So You Think You Can Dance Host &TV [24]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Herself Colors TV
2016 Dance Ki Takkar 5 Star Plus Herself (Guest)
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Herself Colors TV
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Herself [25]
2017 Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Sonali Star Plus
2017 Lip Sing Battle Contestant [26]
2017 India's Next Top Model 3 Guest MTV India
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Contestant Colors TV
2018 Dance Ki Takkar 7 Contestant Star Plus


Year Title Role Ref(s)
2011 Hero Hitler in Love Sahiban
2016 Tum Bin 2 Punjabi Item Song
2018 Gold (2018 Film) Pre-production With Akshay Kumar

See also


  1. Mouni Roy's birthday celebration. Lehren. Times of India (29 September 2015). Retrieved on 3 March 2016.
  2. Agarwal, Stuti (3 September 2013). Mouni Roy and Mohit Raina approached for Nach Baliye 6. Times of India. Retrieved on 13 November 2013.
  3. WATCH: Mouni Roy celebrates birthday with boyfriend Mohit Raina and Naagin co-actors. Times Of India (28 September 2016). Retrieved on 2 July 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tejashree Bhopatkar (5 September 2014). Teacher's Day: Smriti Irani was Mouni Roy's teacher!. The Times of India. Retrieved on 3 March 2016.
  5. Naithani, Priyanka (7 March 2013). Mohit Raina dating Mouni Roy?. Times of India. Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  6. Maheshwri, Neha (8 June 2013). Mouni Roy bereaved. Times of India. Retrieved on 13 November 2013.
  7. Hegde, Rajul (12 June 2014). 'I hope Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa increases my fan base'. Rediff. Retrieved on 2016-07-21.
  8. 10 secrets you didn’t know about Naagin’s Mouni Roy. Bollywoodlife (8 October 2016). Retrieved on 2 July 2017.
  9. Desk, Entertainment (2017-11-07). "Mouni Roy Not A Part Of Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin 3" (in en). 
  10. Girls' team wins 'Zara Nach ke Dikha' dance show (29 September 2008).
  11. Kasturi (TV Series 2007–2009) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb.
  12. All is not well between Mouni and Debina (29 September 2009).
  13. Talkiang point with Mouni Roy (8 March 2010).
  14. Mouni Roy returns as Sati on ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’ after a two-year hiatus (10 February 2014).
  15. Cast and Producer of Life OK'’s Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq talk their hearts out. Tellychakkar (4 September 2013). Retrieved on 13 November 2013.
  16. Vijaya Tiwari (24 June 2014). Purab Kohli: Mouni Roy is someone to look out for in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. The Times of India. Retrieved on 3 March 2016.
  17. "Bigg Boss 8: It's Gutthi, Palak time in the house". 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  18. Mouni Roy s Double role comes to an end.
  19. Naagin season 2 to be back in less than 100 days. The Times of India (1 June 2016). Retrieved on 25 June 2016.
  20. Mouni Roy in a double role in Naagin 2. The Times of India (8 September 2016). Retrieved on 8 September 2016.
  21. Colors' Meri Aashiqui... to have an integration episode with Naagin. tellychakkar. Retrieved on 23 October 2015.
  22. Mouni Roy dedicates performance to Sriti Jha in Kumkum Bhagya – Deva Shree Ganesha PICS (12 September 2016).
  23. Bigg Boss 9 Finale: Salman Khan-Mouni Roy, Keith-Rochelle, Prince-Nora, to perform for you tonight! (23 January 2016).
  24. Rithvik Dhanjani, Mouni Roy to host Indian 'So You Think You Can Dance'. The Indian Express (5 April 2016). Retrieved on 9 April 2016.
  25. Salman Khan And Mouni Roy Announce Bigg Boss 11's Premiere Show (9 September 2017).
  26. Mouni Roy to battle with Raftaar on Lip Sing Battle (19 September 2017).

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