Kunickaa Sadanand Lal, also known as Kunika, is an Indian TV actor, producer and social activist. She is known for her various characters in many Indian films as a villain and in comic roles.
Kunika at the screening of Sonata
|Occupation||Actress, Social Activist, Motivational Speaker, Ex Vice President of Maharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee.|
Also a singer, she has released three pop albums titled Lakhon Mein Ek released in 1996, and Kunika which was released in 2002. She released her third album named Joombish (A Mystical Journey) on 2 May 2006.
She, along with her business partner, created restaurants called "White the Italian café", "Zingcafe", "Majestica – The royal banquet hall" and a spa called "Exhale", in Goregaon in suburban Mumbai. The partnership however ended in 2007.
Kunika has conducted, organised and participated in over 100 stage shows in India and around the world. She is also running an event company called Karma Events and Entertainment.
Kunickaa Sadanand Lal has been actively involved in social activities like AIDS awareness campaigns for last 20 years.
She launched Tara Charitable Trust on 15 August 2005. This trust aims at rebuilding lives of destitute people, helping the underprivileged and providing medical, educational and emotional succor to the needy. She is a trustee to the NGO CHIP (Children In Progress), Mumbai, which is actively working for child health and education.
TV and film career
Since her teenage years, Kunika was keen to join the Indian TV industry as an actress. After doing a few TV serials in Delhi, she went to Mumbai to act in films. Manju Asrani, wife of well known comic actor Asrani gave Kunika a first break as an actress in a TV serial. Her second break was a role in the TV serial Adalat, directed by Dheeraj Kumar. Kunika began her film career at the age of 28 in a 1988 horror Hindi movie named Kabrastan. She was mainly involved in negative roles and bold scenes in the bulk of her movies. Kunika has done 110 films in 25 years.
She acted in a TV serial called Kana Phoosi on Doordarshan and in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara on Star Plus. She was also seen in the reality TV show Box Cricket League on Sony Entertainment as a fielder from the team Pune Anmol Ratn, while most recently she played the character of Rani Durgavati in the TV serial Akbar Birbal on Big Magic. She is currently seen in &TV show Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls as a loud goan Christian Juliet Bai.
Filmography and Television
|2018||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2||Celina's mother||Pakistani Film|
|2011||Yeh Dooriyan||Mrs. Arora (as Kunickaa S. Lal)|
|2011||Monica||Judge (as Kunickaa Lal)|
|2006||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Rammi|
|2006||Men Not Allowed|
|2006||Tom, Dick, and Harry||Jassi H. Singh|
|2005||Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav||Pradyuma's mother-in-law|
|2004||Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin||Prakash's wife|
|2004||Insaaf: The Justice||Minister Rameshwari Verma|
|2004||Suno Sasurjee||Mrs. Kiran Kumar|
|2003||Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji||Bengali lady|
|2003||Khanjar: The Knife||Pammi's girlfriend|
|2003||Andaaz||Engagement party guest|
|2003||Talaash: The Hunt Begins...||Prema Malini (as Kunika Lal)|
|2003||Kyon?||Mrs. Desai (as Kunika Lal)|
|2002||Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal||Mrs. Kapur|
|2001||Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love||Sweety Aunty|
|2001||Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya||Smt. Chopra (Sonia's mother)|
|2000||Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya||Manjula|
|2000||Woh Bewafa Thi|
|1999||Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United||Shanti|
|1999||Daag: The Fire||Nurse Lily|
|1998||Jaane Jigar||Lady in the beach|
|1998||Pyar Kiya to darana kya||Mrs. Khanna|
|1997||Dil Kitna Nadan hai||Guest appearance|
|1997||Judge Mujrim||Dancer (in song "Khatra Shabnam Ka")|
|1997||Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat||Sharda Devi|
|1997||Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law||Mrs. Deodhar|
|1996||Loafer||Woman who flirts with Bhiku|
|1996||Apne Dam Par||Mamiji|
|1995||The Don||College professor|
|1995||Jawab||Sobhraj's mistress (uncredited)|
|1994||Hum Hain Bemisaal||Tutisha's girl|
|1994||Aa Gale Lag Jaa||Mrs. Jagatpal Sharma|
|1993||Kasam Teri Kasam|
|1993||Khoon Ka Sindoor|
|1993||Gumrah||Female cop in Mauritius|
|1993||Meri Aan||Nagina Bai|
|1993||Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi|
|1993||King Uncle||Kamla, Ashok's mother (Guest appearance)|
|1992||Aaj Ka Goonda Raj||Chanda|
|1992||Zakhmi Sipahi||Cameo, in song "O Chaila"|
|1992||Meera Ka Mohan|
|1992||Bewaffa Se Waffa||Nagma's aunt|
|1991||Kaun Kare Kurbanie||Rape Victim|
|1991||Do Matwale||Kunika (Pyare's fiancée) (as Kunica)|
|1991||Ayee Milan Ki Raat|
|1991||Dushman Devta||Kamli (as Kunica)|
|1991||Jeena Teri Gali Mein|
|1991||Haque||Asha – Bittu's mistress|
|1990||Baaghi: A Rebel for Love||Dhanraj's girlfriend (as Kunica)|
|1990||Thanedaar||Munni (as Kunica)|
|1990||Agneekaal||Madhu A. Saxena|
|1990||Doodh Ka Karz||Munnijaan|
|1990||Bandh Darwaza||Kamya P. Singh|
|1990||Amavas Ki Raat|
|1989||Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni||Pyarelal's wife|
|2015-16||Akbar Birbal||Rani Durgavati|
|2015||Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls||Mrs. Juliet|
|2015||Sasural Simar Ka||Thakurayan / Thakurain|
|2014-15||Box Cricket League||Contestant|
|2014||Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara||Anisha James Waterson|
|2012||Kanaphusi||Mother in law|
|2010-11||Sanjog Se Bani Sangini||Naani|
|2003||Strivers & Achievers||Anchor|
|2001||Dollar Bahu||Charu's friend|
|1990-91||Tipu Sultan||Wife of Kanwaljit|
- "Salman Khan's Hum Saath Saath Hain Co-Actor Threatened By Bishnoi Community". India.com. 10 April 2018.
- "Kunika all set to enter 'Dilli Wali Thakur Girls' as a loud". Times of India. 4 May 2015.
- "Sasural Simar ka To see Kunika Lal in it". Bollywood Helpline. 9 July 2015.
- "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". www.tribuneindia.com.