Sriti Jha[2] (born February 26, 1986)[3] is an Indian television actress, who appears in the Indian soap opera.[1] She is currently playing the lead role of Pragya in Zee TV's serial Kumkum Bhagya. Currently, she is one of the highest-paid television actresses of India.[4]

Early and personal life

Jha done her primary education from Kolkata and Kathmandu. Later that, spending childhood in Darbhanga, she comes to live with her family in Kolkata and stayed 10 years in Kolkata and then went to Kathmandu in Nepal. Then they shifted in New Delhi, where she went to studies in Laxman Public School. Jhalli, Titu are the nick names given to Jha by her family members.[5] Industry has given so many Nick names to Jha like Chashmish, Fuggi, Hawa Hawaai, Lady Mogambo, etc. But Jha has the most interesting name on her Instagram profile called Paagal Aurat. Sriti is a fine poet. She wrote few of her own dialogues for her shows Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? and Balika Vadhu.[citation needed]


Jha made her debut with the role of Malini Sharma in the Disney India's teen drama Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[6] She rose to prominence with the serial Jyoti on NDTV Imagine as Sudha Sharma. In Life OK serial, she portrayed the role of victim of domestic violence in Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava.[5] In Kumkum Bhagya she played the double role of Pragya and Munni.[7]


Year Show Character Network
2007–2008 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Malini Sharma Disney India
2007 Pragya Pragya Imagine TV
2007–2008 Jiya Jale Sunaina Kotak 9X Media
2008 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself NDTV Imagine
2009 Shaurya Aur Suhani Suhani Star Plus
2009–2010 Jyoti Sudha / Devika NDTV Imagine
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Participant in the last episode
2010–2011 Rakt Sambandh Sandhya
2011 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Ramma Star Plus
2011–2013 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava Jhanvi Dobriyal / Sia Raghavendra Life OK
2013 Balika Vadhu Ganga Ratan Singh/Ganga Jagdish Singh Colors TV
2013-2014 Dance Ki Takkar (season 1) Host Star Plus
2014 Pyaar Nibhaana Yeh Rishta Pragya/Herself Zee TV
2014–present Kumkum Bhagya Pragya Arora Mehra /Munni
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Herself/ Guest Star Plus
2015 Bad Company Herself/ Celebrity Guest Zing
2016 Naagin Narrator for first episode Colors TV
2017–present Kundali Bhagya Pragya Arora Mehra Zee TV
2017 Mahasangam Aaj Likhenge Kal Pragya Arora Mehra
2018 Dance Ki Takkar (season 7) Contestant Star Plus
2018 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Herself

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Serial Result Ref
2014 Zee Rishtey Awards Popular Face Female Kumkum Bhagya Won [8]
2014 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Beti Kumkum Bhagya Won [8]
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role KumKum Bhagya Won [9]
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Jodi on TV
with Shabbir Ahluwalia
KumKum Bhagya Won
2015 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Pati-Patni
with Shabbir Ahluwalia
Kumkum Bhagya Won [10]
2015 Aadhi Aabadi Women Acheivers Awards Indian TV Actress N/A Won [11]
2015 Television Style Awards Best Stylish Beti Kumkum Bhagya Won [12]
2016 Zee Gold Awards Face of the year Kumkum Bhagya Won [13]
2016 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Bahu Kumkum Bhagya Won [14]
2016 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Popular Character Female Kumkum Bhagya Won [14]
2016 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Jodi
with Shabbir Ahluwalia
Kumkum Bhagya Won
2016 6th GR8 Women Awards ME Excellency in Indian Television N/A Won [15]
2017 Bollystar Vaganza Awards Favourite Actress Lonceng Cinta Won [16][better source needed]
2017 Bollystar Vaganza Awards Favourite Couple
with Shabbir Ahluwalia
Lonceng Cinta Won
2017 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Beti Kumkum Bhagya Won [17]
2017 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Jodi
with Shabbir Ahluwalia
Kumkum Bhagya Won

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Didn't leave Saubhagyavati Bhava for Balika Vadhu: Sriti Jha. The Times of India. Retrieved on 17 December 2015.
  2. "Sriti Jha Television Actress". television. 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2006-12-23. 
  3. "Kumkum Bhagya's Sriti Jha turns 31; here are 6 times the actress looked completely different from her onscreen image". Times of India. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  4. Top 10 Highest Paid Indian Television Actresses 2017 (Female) | StarsUnfolded (en-GB).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kumkum Bhagya: 8 Lesser known facts about actress Sriti Jha aka Pragya. The Times of India.
  6. I have no time for love: Sriti Jha. India Times. Retrieved on 14 February 2015.
  7. Sriti Jha excited to play double role in Kumkum Bhagya. The Times of India.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Zee Rishtey Awards 2014 Complete List Of Winners. FilmiBeat. Retrieved on 15 December 2014.
  9. Kumkum Bhagya star Sriti won the lead actress award. Indian Express. Retrieved on 5 December 2015.
  10. Best Win for Abhi Pragya at Zee Rishtey awards 2015. India Today. Retrieved on 7 December 2015.
  11. 7th edition aadhi aabadi women acheivers awards 2015. Star Friday. Retrieved on 13 December 2015.
  12. Television Style Awards 2015: Full list of winners. Bollywood Life. Retrieved on 4 May 2015.
  13. list of winners from Zee Gold awards 2016. tellychakkar. Retrieved on 10 June 2016.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sriti Jha Steals the show with three awards. Bollywoodlife. Retrieved on 6 February 2017.
  15. gr8 women's Awards 2016. GR8 TV Magazine. Retrieved on 19 March 2016.
  16. Bollystar Awards 2017. Wiki Pedia. Retrieved on 8 August 2017.
  17. Sriti Jha flaunt her trophies. Bollywood Life.

External links

Awards for Sriti Jha
Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role

Zee Rishtey Awards winners