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.
Singh in 2018
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.
Mona Singh was born on 8 October 1980 in a Punjabi family in Chandigarh. Her father was an Army officer, so she shifted to many place and she is a prominent alumni of Kendriya Vidyalaya Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur.
Singh started her career playing the lead role in the popular television serial, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. In 2006, she was the winner of the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony Entertainment Television. She announced plans to make movies sometime in the future, one of them with Bobby Pushkarna. In June 2006, she was expected to leave on a world tour with a number of other actors, to perform songs. In March 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with Sony Entertainment Television to be the brand ambassador for the channel for 13 months. Her next show on TV was Extreme Makeover. She hosted Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 on Sony and Extra Shots on Set Max. She has also been an ambassador for various brands. 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 and Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se. 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.
|2009||3 Idiots||Mona Sahastrabuddhe|
|2011||Utt Pataang||Koel Datta|
|2020||Laal Singh Chaddha||TBA|
|2003–2006||Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin||Jasmeet Walia-Suri/Jessica Bedi/Neha Shastri|
|2008–2009||Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi||Raunaq Kapoor|
|2012–2013||Kya Huaa Tera Vaada||Mona Pradeep Singh/Mona Chopra/Mona Jatin Chopra|
|2015||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Herself||guest appearance|
|2015–2016||Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do||Preet|
|2016||Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se||Paridhi Rajbeer Bundela|
|2018||Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain||Ananya||Web series|
|Yeh Meri Family||Mummy/Poorva||Web series|
|2019||M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars||Web series|
|2006||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1||Contestant (winner of the season)|
|2007||Femina Miss India||Host|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2||Host|
|2008||Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (TV series)||Contestant (winner)|
|2009-14||Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 1||Host|
|2010||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4||Host|
|2010||Meethi Choori No 1||Participant|
|2010||Shaadi 3 Crore Ki||Host|
|2011||Ratan Ka Rishta||Guest appearance|
|2011||Star Ya Rockstar||Host|
|2012||CID Veerta Awards||Host|
|2016||Comedy Nights Live||Herself|
|2016||Comedy Nights Bachao||Host|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Apsara Awards||Best Actress in Drama Series||Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin||Won|
|2004||Indian Telly Awards||Television Personality of The Year (Female)||Won|
|Best Actress (Female)|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Won|
|2005||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress (Female)||Won|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress - Drama (Jury)||Won|
|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|
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