Panchi Bora is an Indian television actress and model from Assam.[1] She plays lead roles in the series Kayamath and Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi, before working in the Telugu film industry. She was a contestant in Bigg Boss in 2009. In 2014, Bora was a contestant in the popular reality show Dance Ki Takkar.


Panchi Bora originally hails from Assam. Her father is a retired army officer who settled in Pune after his retirement.[2] She wanted to become a lawyer and enrolled at the ILS Law College in Pune. During her first year in college, she appeared in commercials and television advertisements. She worked alongside her mother in a Tata Indicom commercial,[3] and got a break in a Cadbury advertisement.[4]

Ekta Kapoor, head of Balaji Telefilms, saw the advertisement and asked her to audition for Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi,[4] the first ever soap to be aired on MTV.[2] She played the role of a radio jockey, Ananya Puri, one of the main leads in the series. After Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi, she took a break and decided to complete her graduation. She quit her law studies and enrolled at the Fergusson College, Pune,[2] where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree.[5] Ekta Kapoor then approached her again for a role in Balaji Telefilms' series Kayamath. Bora said that initially she was not interested in the role but that after Ekta Kapoor persisted and narrated the script to her, she took it up as she found it interesting.[5] She played the central role of Prachi in Kayamath, who according to Bora was "a simple girl, very shy and attached to her family" and "unlike me in real life".[2] She received two Star Parivaar Awards nominations for the role in 2008.[6] After Kayamath she had a break (2009–2012) then she came back with Bid Aai also on STAR Plus. In 2010, while in Russia, she was selected to play the female lead in an English-language Russian TV production titled The Hindu – The Indian.[7] She played Maya, an Indian girl, who she described as "extremely spiritual" and shot for it in parts of North India and Moscow.[7] In 2012, she made an appearance in Gumrah: End of Innocence in which she played the role of a fun loving girl Neelam who aspires to be a designer.[8]

She made her feature film debut in the 2011 Telugu film Akashame Haddu. About her performance in the film, The Hindu wrote, " Panchi Bora is gorgeous and slips easily into the role of a two timer".[9] Her second film was Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? in which she was paired with Nandamuri Balakrishna.[10] In Yamini Chandrasekhar she played the titular character, Yamini, an archeology student.[11]


Year Film Role Language
2011 Akashame Haddu Ashiya Telugu
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Meena Telugu
2012 Dhamarukam Kavita Telugu
2013 It's My Life Hindi
2014 Yamini Chandrasekhar Yamini Telugu
2014 Prabhanjanam Pranita Telugu
Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2004–2005 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Ananya Puri MTV India Main lead
2007 Kahiin to Hoga Prachi Shah STAR Plus Cameo Promote her debut TV serial Kayamath
2007–2009 Kayamath Prachi Milind Mishra STAR Plus Main lead
2008 CID Neelima Sony Entertainment TV Appeared in few episodes
2009 Bigg Boss 3 Contestant Colors TV Evicted on Day 5
2010 The Hindu Maya Channel One Russia Russian series
Nominated, Best Actress of Drama Series at Monte-Carlo Television Festival[12]
2012 Ek Naaye Badi Aii Sanjana Khanna STAR Plus
2012 Gumrah: End of Innocence Neelam Channel V Appeared in one episode
2014 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Sonakshi Star Plus Cameo Role
2014 Dance Ki Takkar (season 2) Contestant Star Plus
2015–2016 Gangaa Jhanvi Bora &TV Main antagonist
2016 Rishta — Ek Vishwaas Rupa Khurana Star Plus Main Antagonist
2017-18 Neha Ki Vada Viah Kritika Kunal Singh Plus TV Main Protagonist
Year Brand Notes
2005–2006 Johnson & Johnson- Whisper
2005–2006 Colgate
2007 Cadbury
2008 Fortune-Naturelle Coconut Hair Oil
2008–2009 KalaZone
2008 Lifebuoy
2009 Mustard Oil
2009 Tamil – Lions Date Syrup
2009 Telugu – Fashion Mantra
2009 Fair & Lovely
2009 Tata Indicom
2009 Godrej- No.1 Soap
2009 Big Bazaar
2009 Samsung – Guru Mobile along with Raj Singh Arora
2009 Coca-Cola alongside Aamir Khan (Aamir's Catoon ad)
2010 Videocon Mobile Service With Ritesh Deshmukh
2010 Ford Figo a 3 part advertisement campaign along with Barun Sobti
2010 NIIT- GNIIT(Career Program)
2010 Kalash – Soya Oil along with Kinshuk Mahajan
2010 Elmore-hair Removing Cream
2010 Malayalam – Malabar Taste Masala


  1. Nishant (2007-08-08). Panchi, no time for love. The Times of India. Retrieved on 2013-08-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Television : Twice lucky!. The Hindu (2007-02-17). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  3. Panchi Bora is on cloud nine – Oneindia Entertainment. (2008-11-25). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 When Ekta Kapoor tracked down Panchi Bora!. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 When Ekta Kapoor tracked down Panchi Bora!. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  6. Star Parivaar Awards nominations out – Oneindia Entertainment. (2008-04-23). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Panchi flies to Moscow. Hindustan Times (2010-01-12). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  8. Panchi Bora back with Gumrah – The Times of India. The Times of India (2012-05-28). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  9. Y. Sunita Chowdhary (2011-09-10). Aakasame Haddu – Love guru weaves the magic. The Hindu. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  10. Actress Panchi Bora | Lakshmi Manchu. (2011-12-04). Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  11. M. L. Narasimham (2014-02-08). Yamini Chandrasekhar: The mystery deepens. The Hindu. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  12. Russian World Studios. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.

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