Mona Singh

Mona Singh (born 8 October 1980) is an Indian actress and television presenter. Singh first gained prominence in the 2000s for playing the eponymous heroine in the comedy series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (2003–06). She has since starred in other television shows and is the recipient of two Indian Television Academy Awards.

Mona Singh
Singh in 2018
Born (1980-10-08) 8 October 1980
Occupation
  • Actress
  • television presenter
Years active2003–present

Singh is also known for participating and winning the first season of the reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and for playing Mona in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Preet Singh in Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do, and Paridhi in Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se. She made her film debut with a supporting role in Rajkumar Hirani's comedy-drama 3 Idiots (2009), which is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

Singh received praised for her roles of Ananya Sharma and Poorva Gupta in Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain and Yeh Meri Family (both 2018) respectively. Outside of acting, she has also hosted such television shows as Comedy Nights Live and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.

Early life

Mona Singh was born on 8 October 1980 in a Punjabi family in Chandigarh.[1] Her father was an Army officer, so she shifted to many place and she is a prominent alumni of Kendriya Vidyalaya Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur.

Career

Singh started her career playing the lead role in the popular television serial, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin.[2][3] In 2006, she was the winner of the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony Entertainment Television.[4] She announced plans to make movies sometime in the future, one of them with Bobby Pushkarna.[5] In June 2006, she was expected to leave on a world tour with a number of other actors, to perform songs.[6] In March 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with Sony Entertainment Television to be the brand ambassador for the channel for 13 months.[7] Her next show on TV was Extreme Makeover.[6] She hosted Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 on Sony[3] and Extra Shots on Set Max. She has also been an ambassador for various brands.[8] She hosted Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega in 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television. She has acted as the female protagonist in Balaji Telefims shows Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do[9] and Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se.[10] She is currently doing ALTBalaji's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain along with Ronit Roy and Gurdeep Kohli. She is also seen on a web series Yeh Meri Family.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Ref
20093 IdiotsMona Sahastrabuddhe [11]
2011Utt PataangKoel Datta
2014Zed PlusHameeda
2019AmavasDr. Shivani [12][13]
2020Laal Singh ChaddhaTBA

Television shows

Fiction shows

Year Show Role Notes Ref.
2003–2006Jassi Jaissi Koi NahinJasmeet Walia-Suri/Jessica Bedi/Neha Shastri[14]
2008–2009Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar DikhayengiRaunaq Kapoor
2012–2013Kya Huaa Tera VaadaMona Pradeep Singh/Mona Chopra/Mona Jatin Chopra
2015Itna Karo Na Mujhe PyaarHerselfguest appearance
2015–2016Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane DoPreet
2016Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon SeParidhi Rajbeer Bundela
2018Kehne Ko Humsafar HainAnanyaWeb series
Yeh Meri FamilyMummy/PoorvaWeb series[15]
2019M.O.M. - Mission Over MarsWeb series

Non Fiction

Year Show Role
2006Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1Contestant (winner of the season)
2007Femina Miss IndiaHost
2007Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2Host
2008Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (TV series)Contestant (winner)
2009-14Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 1Host
2010Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4Host
2010Meethi Choori No 1Participant
2010Shaadi 3 Crore KiHost
2011Ratan Ka RishtaGuest appearance
2011Star Ya RockstarHost
2012CID Veerta AwardsHost
2015Comedy ClassesHerself
2016Comedy Nights LiveHerself
2016Comedy Nights BachaoHost

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2003 Apsara Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Won[16]
Outstanding Debut
2004 Indian Telly Awards Television Personality of The Year (Female) Won[17]
Best Actress (Female)
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won[18]
2005 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress (Female) Won[19]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Won[20]
2012 BIG Television Awards Bechara Character (Female) Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Won
2016 Lions Gold Awards Best TV Actress Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Won

See also

References

  1. Jha, Subhash K. (9 October 2008). "'Jassi' Mona Singh bags role in 3 Idiots". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin cast: Then and Now". The Times of India. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. Bhirani, Radhika (2 March 2011). "Mona Singh, the 'Jassi' girl". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. "Mona 'Jassi' Singh wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". Daily News & Analysis. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. "Bollywood Interview Mona Singh – 'Jassi'". Femalefirst.co.uk. 17 March 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. "Mona dancing". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 23 March 2007.
  7. "Singh on song". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.
  8. "Bausch & Lomb ropes in `Jassi' Mona Singh". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012.
  9. "Mona Singh back on TV with 'Pyar Ko Ho Jaane Do', says doesn't like backstabbing in family dramas". The Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  10. "Mona Singh keen on season two of Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin". The Indian Express. IANS. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  11. "Mona Singh | Videos, Wallpapers, Movies, Photos, Biography". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  12. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/amavas-2/cast/
  13. https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrity/mona-singh/
  14. "Plain Jane Jassi a charm for Sony". The Hindu. 20 October 2003. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  15. "Mona Singh introduces us to Yeh Meri Family". Rediff.
  16. "Winners of 1st Apsara Awards".
  17. "Winners of 4th Indian Telly Awards".
  18. "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards,2004". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  19. "Winners of 5th Indian Telly Awards".
  20. "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards,2005". Archived from the original on 4 May 2012.
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