Giaa Manek is an Indian television actress. Before venturing into the television industry, she played a minor role in the 2010 Hindi comedy film Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke. Popular television shows to her credit are SAB TV's Jeannie Aur Juju and Star Plus's Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. In 2012, she had participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.
Manek at the launch of Telly Calendar 2014
|Home town||Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|2010||Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke||Daughter of Sankata Prasad Tripathi|
|2010–12||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya||Gopi Ahem Modi||Star Plus||Ousted from the show|
Replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Herself||Colors TV||Eliminated on 18 August 2012|
|Balika Vadhu||Special dance performance|
|Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha||Cameo appearance|
|2012–14||Jeannie Aur Juju||Jeannie||SAB TV||Quit the show|
Replaced by Rubina Dilaik
|2014||Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai||Menaka||BIG Magic||Special appearance|
|2015||Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai||Shanti Roy||SAB TV||Cameo appearance|
|2019-present||Manmohini (TV series)||Gopika||Zee TV|
|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|
- "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
- Wadhwa, Akash (2011-09-21), "Jia Manek's fan frenzy", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-26
"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.
- Pereira, Priyanka (2012-11-23), "Reloading The Actor", The Indian Express, retrieved 2017-07-26
- "Meet Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5 contestants", India Today, retrieved 2017-07-28
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.
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.
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 TV—Devoleena Bhattacharjee, last seen in the serial Preeto.
- "Giaa Manek out of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5'", CNN-News18, New Delhi, 2012-08-19, retrieved 2017-07-29
- "Giaa Manek performs on Anandi & Shiv's engagement", The Times of India, 2012-08-26, retrieved 2017-07-29
- Maheshwri, Neha (2012-07-18), "Nine cameos in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29
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.
- Trivedi, Tanvi (2014-10-15), "Giaa Manek: Comedy gives you more scope to act", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29
- Trivedi, Tanvi (2015-08-04), "'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai' celebrates 300th episode", The Times of India, retrieved 2017-07-29