Krutika Desai Khan

Kruttika Desai Khan (née Desai, stylised Kruttika Desai) is an Indian film, theatre and television actress. She rose to fame playing "Mangala" in an early TV series of India - Buniyaad. She is known for her portrayal of Chandrakanta, Mansi - a talk show, Air Hostess, Superhit Muqabla - first Indian countdown show, Hungama - a travel show, Noorjahan- historical, Deewar- Hamlet on star, Ambaji in the Zee TV series Ram Milaayi Jodi and Uttaran, as a bald widow. She portrayed the role of Shanti Devi, on the Star Plus daily show Mere Angne Mein, which became one of the most successful and long-running shows. The show ended in August 2017 after a successful run of 2 years.[1]

Krutika Desai Khan
Kruttika Desai at Ram Milaayi Jodi 100 Episodes Success Bash on March 2011
Krutika Desai

ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active1985present
Spouse(s)Imtiaz Khan
Parent(s)Shri Giresh Desai (father)
FamilyJayant (father-in-law)
Amjad Khan (brother-in-law)

Acting career

She is involved in "Akansha",[2] a theatre workshop for street children and has also acted in a number of Gujarati plays including Shodh Pratishodh,[3] which won rave reviews and accolades from the masses as well as the classes and was performed 125 times in four months, a record of sorts.

She has also acted in Pallavi Bani Parvati and To Karo Shree Ganesh, both Gujarati plays.

She shaved her head for the serial Uttaran, making her the first woman to go bald in the history of Indian Television.[4]

She has done many popular roles in Indian soap operas, most notably Ram Milaayi Jodi, and also Uttaran etc. In 2015, she played the pivotal role of Shanti Devi in the Star Plus serial Mere Angne Mein.[5]





  1. Ltd., 9X Media Pvt. "SpotboyE | Sab kuch bollywood". Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. "Different dreams". 27 November 2005. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. "Krutika Desai goes bald for a role - The Times of India". 23 February 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. "Saas Krutika Desai turns bikini babe".
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