Giaa Manek

Giaa Manek is an Indian television actress.[2] Before venturing into the television industry, she played a minor role in the 2010 Hindi comedy film Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke.[3] Popular television shows to her credit are SAB TV's Jeannie Aur Juju and Star Plus's Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.[4] In 2012, she had participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.[5]

Giaa Manek
Manek at the launch of Telly Calendar 2014
Born (1986-02-18) 18 February 1986[1]
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra
Years active2010present
Home townAhmedabad, Gujarat


Manek was born on 18 February 1986 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.[6][1] She belongs to the Gujarati community.[7]


Year Film Role
2010 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke Daughter of Sankata Prasad Tripathi[3]
Year Serial Role TV Channel Notes
201012 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Gopi Ahem Modi Star Plus Ousted from the show
Replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee[8]
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Herself Colors TV Eliminated on 18 August 2012[9]
Balika Vadhu Special dance performance[10]
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Cameo appearance[11]
201214 Jeannie Aur Juju Jeannie SAB TV Quit the show
Replaced by Rubina Dilaik[12]
2014 Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai Menaka BIG Magic Special appearance[13]
2015 Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai Shanti Roy SAB TV Cameo appearance[14]
2019-present Manmohini (TV series) Gopika Zee TV


Year Award Nominated work Serial Result
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Won
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2013 Best Actress in Comedy Role Jeannie Aur Juju
2017 Bollystar Awards 2017 (Indonesian Award) Actress Terunyu Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Nominated


  1. "MUST WATCH: Birthday girl Giaa Manek aka Gopi bahu's never-seen-before avatar at a party" [Gia turns 29 today], Daily Bhaskar (Press release), 2015-02-18, retrieved 2017-07-31
  2. Wadhwa, Akash (2011-09-21), "Jia Manek's fan frenzy", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-26
  3. "TV actors' rare and unseen teenage pictures", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-28, She had also done a small role in Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke before making her TV debut.
  4. Pereira, Priyanka (2012-11-23), "Reloading The Actor", The Indian Express, retrieved 2017-07-26
  5. "Meet Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5 contestants", India Today, retrieved 2017-07-28
  6. Jambhekar, Shruti (2014-06-10), "I am very much single: Giaa Manek", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29, Not many know that I'm born in Ahmedabad. I have many relatives here.
  7. Patel, Ano (2014-04-28), "Giaa Manek is enjoying her break", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-26, Gujarati actress Giaa Manek, who was last seen in the show Jeannie Aur Juju, has finally decided to take some time off for herself.
  8. Olivera, Roshni K; Maheshwri Bhagat, Neha (2012-06-08), "Gopi bahu replaced overnight!", The Times of India (Press release), retrieved 2017-07-31, Giaa Manek, better known as Gopi bahu from the serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has been replaced overnight thanks to her decision to participate in the upcoming dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel [] Now there's a new Gopi bahu on TVDevoleena Bhattacharjee, last seen in the serial Preeto.
  9. "Giaa Manek out of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5'", CNN-News18, New Delhi, 2012-08-19, retrieved 2017-07-29
  10. "Giaa Manek performs on Anandi & Shiv's engagement", The Times of India, 2012-08-26, retrieved 2017-07-29
  11. Maheshwri, Neha (2012-07-18), "Nine cameos in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29
  12. Awaasthi, Kavita (2013-11-08), "Rubina Dilaik to replace Shivshakti in Jeannie Aur Juju?", Hindustan Times, retrieved 2017-07-27, To replace Giaa Manek, who quit the comedy show Jeannie Aur Juju, the makers [] have zeroed in on Rubina Dilaik.
  13. Trivedi, Tanvi (2014-10-15), "Giaa Manek: Comedy gives you more scope to act", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29
  14. Trivedi, Tanvi (2015-08-04), "'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai' celebrates 300th episode", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29
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