Mouni Roy (born 28 September 1985) is an Indian film and television actress. She is best known for playing Krishna Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2007, Sati in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and Shivanya/Shivangi in Naagin. She has also played the role of Meera in Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq. She was a finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. She is a trained Kathak dancer. In 2018, she made her film debut opposite Akshay Kumar with the sports biopic Gold. Roy starred alongside John Abraham in Robbie Grewal's espionage thriller Romeo Akbar Walter (2019). She portrayed Maha Naagrani Shivangi and Shivanya in the final episodes of Naagin season 3. Also in 2019, she was seen in Made in China alongside Rajkumar Rao.
Roy at TSA
|Alma mater||Miranda House, University of Delhi |
Jamia Millia Islamia
|Years active||2007 – present|
|Known for||Naagin |
Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev
Life and career
Early life and television debut (2007–2010)
Mouni Roy was born on 28 September 1985 in Cooch Behar to a Bengali family from West Bengal. Her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. While her mother Mukti was a theatre artist, her father Anil Roy was an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad. She did her schooling till class 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar and then went to Delhi. She took up mass communication at Jamia Milia Islamia at her parents' insistence, but left the course midway and went to Mumbai to try her luck in films. She finished her part 1 exams and did not return to Delhi after that. She appeared as a background dancer in the song Nahi Hona in 2004 film Run.
Mouni started her career in 2007 with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi playing the role of Krishna Tulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat. She then participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha along with Karishma Tanna and Jennifer Winget. Mouni then appeared as Shivani in the series Kasturi. In 2008, Roy participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh along with Gaurav Chopra then after in 2010, she played the role of Roop in Do Saheliyaan.
Breakthrough and success in television (2011–2017)
In 2011, Mouni starred in the Punjabi movie Hero Hitler in Love. Mouni made fame after playing the role as Sati in Life OK's mythological series Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev from 2011 to 2014. During that time she played the lead as Meera opposite Aditya Redij in Life OK's Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq in 2013. In 2014, Mouni participated in the dance reality show on Colors Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its seventh season along with Punit Pathak.
In 2015, Mouni returned to television with Ekta Kapoor's supernatural series Naagin playing the role of Shivanya opposite Arjun Bijlani and Adaa Khan. The series topped the TRP charts since its begin and continued to so till season 2. She became one of the players of Arjun's team Mumbai Tigers in Box Cricket League. She also hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance along with Rithvik Dhanjani on &TV. Mouni also played a double role in Season 2 of Naagin. Her chemistry with Bijlani in season 1 and with Bohra in season 2 was highly appreciated by audience and established her as a leading actress in Indian Television Industry. In 2016, Mouni voiced for the role of Sita in the animated film Mahayodha Rama. In the same year she also appeared in a song 'Ki Kariye Tu Nachna Aunda Ni' in Tum Bin 2. In 2016, she played the role of Rani Padmavati in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.
Bollywood debut and break from television (2018–present)
In 2018, Mouni made her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Gold directed by Reema Kagti. She also made a special appearance in the film K.G.F: Chapter 1 in the song 'Gali Gali'. In May 2019, she made a cameo appearance in the final few episodes of Naagin 3 as Mahanaagrani Shivangi. In the 2019, she also starred in two films; RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter opposite John Abraham. Made in China alongside Rajkumar Rao.
As of October 2019, she has two upcoming major projects; Mogul opposite Aamir Khan and the Indian superhero trilogy Brahmastra directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan set to release in 2020.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2004||Run||Herself||Special Appearance in Nahi Hona Nahi Hona Song|
|2011||Hero Hitler in Love||Sahiban||Punjabi Film|
|2016||Mahayodha Rama||Sita (voice)||Animated film|
|Tum Bin II||Herself||Special appearance in song "Nachna Aaonda Nahin"|
|2018||Gold||Monobina Das||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|K.G.F: Chapter 1||Lucy||Special appearance in song "Gali Gali" (Hindi version only)|
|2019||Romeo Akbar Walter||Shraddha Sharma / Parull||Played a spy ; based on story of Ravindra Kaushik|
|Made in China||Rukmini Mehta|
||Sudesh Kumari Dua||Filming|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Gold||Lux Golden Rose Awards||Emerging New Beauty of the Year||Nominated|
|2019||N/A||Lions Gold Awards||Most Stylish Personality||Won|
- "Mouni Roy's birthday celebration". Lehren. Times of India. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- "WATCH: Mouni Roy celebrates birthday with boyfriend Mohit Raina and Naagin co-actors". Times of India. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
- "Mouni Roy takes us inside her elegant apartment in Mumbai". Architectural Digest India. 17 July 2018.
- "Mouni Roy: Salman Khan has had no role to play in my Bollywood debut - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "10 secrets you didn't know about Naagin's Mouni Roy". Bollywoodlife. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
- Tejashree Bhopatkar (5 September 2014). "Teacher's Day: Smriti Irani was Mouni Roy's teacher!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- Naithani, Priyanka (7 March 2013). "Mohit Raina dating Mouni Roy?". Times of India. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Maheshwri, Neha (8 June 2013). "Mouni Roy bereaved". Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Naagin season 2 to be back in less than 100 days". The Times of India. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Mouni Roy in a double role in Naagin 2". The Times of India. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- Desk, India.com Entertainment (7 November 2017). "Mouni Roy Not A Part of Ekta Kapoor's Naagin 3". India.com. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
- Hegde, Rajul (12 June 2014). "I hope Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa increases my fan base". Rediff. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- Raman, Sruthi Ganapathy. "Mouni Roy on her switch from TV to films : 'I took the jump because I felt the time was right'". Scroll.in.
- "Made in China: Rajkummar Rao introduces his character from upcoming film with Mouni Roy- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
- "Aamir Khan to star in Subhash Kapoor's Mogul, maintains that he 'fully supports #MeToo movement'". 9 September 2019.
- PTI (18 March 2019). "Mouni Roy on her Brahmastra role: Was surprised to play the main villain". India Today.
- "Kaho Na Yaar Hai". 2008.
- "Kasturi (TV Series 2007–2010) - IMDb" – via www.imdb.com.
- "Girls' team wins 'Zara Nach ke Dikha' dance show". 29 September 2008.
- "All is not well between Mouni and Debina". 29 September 2009.
- "Talkiang point with Mouni Roy". 8 March 2010.
- "Mouni Roy returns as Sati on 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' after a two-year hiatus". 10 February 2014.
- "Cast and Producer of Life OKs Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq talk their hearts out". Tellychakkar. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Nach Baliye 6 Dancing with the Stars; Dharmesh, Mouni, Rashmi on the Sets!". 11 January 2014.
- Vijaya Tiwari (24 June 2014). "Purab Kohli: Mouni Roy is someone to look out for in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- "Bigg Boss 8: Housemates have a delightful Diwali". 23 October 2014.
- "Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi: Naagin actress Mouni Roy to bring in a twist in Ranveer and Ishani's life?". 22 October 2015.
- "Mouni-Arjun on Comedy Nights With Kapil!". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "Bigg Boss 9 With Salman Khan: 'Naagin' Mouni Roy Performs; To Give Task To The Housemates - PICS". 13 December 2015.
- "Jhalak's Mouni Roy roped in for Ekta Kapoor's next fantasy drama 'Naagin'". 24 July 2015.
- "Mouni Roy s Double role comes to an end". www.missmalini.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- "Celebration: New Year's Eve on Zee TV". 31 December 2015.
- Goswami, Parismita (22 February 2016). "Comedy Nights Live: Lead actors from 'Naagin,' 'Chakravartin Ashok Samrat' and others to make an appearance". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Rithvik Dhanjani, Mouni Roy to host Indian 'So You Think You Can Dance'". The Indian Express. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Mouni Roy in Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 9, will dance with Naagin co-actor Arjun Bijlani". 21 July 2016.
- "Bigg Boss 10, Day 63: Salman Khan Puts Mouni Roy, Rubina Dilaik in the Kathghara". 18 December 2016.
- "Salman Khan And Mouni Roy Announce Bigg Boss 11's Premiere Show". 9 September 2017.
- "Mouni Roy to battle with Raftaar on Lip Sing Battle". 19 September 2017.
- "Mouni Roy to be a guest judge on India's Next Top Model". 9 October 2017.
- "Entertainment ki Raat: 5 things you should know about Ravi Dubey's new reality show". 9 November 2017.
- "Naagin 3: Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani and Karanvir Bohra reunite for the Finale Episode". TOI. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "Arjun Bijlani and Mouni Roy recreate their sparkling chemistry on Dance Deewane, watch video". 12 August 2018.
- Karki, Tripti (19 November 2018). "Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 Pics: Aishwarya and SRK recreate Devdas moments, complete winners' list and more - Celebrities News – India TV". www.indiatvnews.com.