Mrinal Jha

Mrinal Jha is an Indian writer, screenwriter and producer, who works in Hindi films and Television.[1] She has written for popular TV shows such as Kaahin Kissii Roz, Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Maayka, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo, Qubool Hai, Ishqbaaaz.[2]

Mrinal Jha
Mrinal Jha at the 19th ITA Awards
OccupationWriter, Screenwriter, Author
Years active2007–present
OrganizationUndercover Utopia
Spouse(s)Abhigyan Jha
WebsiteOfficial website

She has written the story and concept for TV Shows such as Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka![3] Tara From Satara, Nazar, Divya Drishti, Naagin (season 1 and 3), Ishqbaaaz and Qubool Hai.[4]

Mrinal Jha won Gold Award for Best Writer (story) in 2008 for the TV serial, Maayka.[5][6] She is the winner of 2019 Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards Best Story for the Sony TV's Tara From Satara.[7]


Mrinal has been a scriptwriter and creative producer for several TV channels some of which include Zee TV, Balaji Telefilms, Doordarshan, Star Plus, UTV. She along with Abhigyan Jha produced, Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha for Star Plus in 2010. She was also the producer of Jay Hind! a standup comedy show for the Internet platform.

Mrinal has written scripts for TV serials like Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kya Haadsa Kya Haqeeqat, Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan, Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Amber Dhara, Chhoona Hai Aasmaan, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Santaan, Kasturi, Maayka, Qubool Hai, Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, Sanjog Se Bani Sangini, Nazar and Pyaar Ka Bandhan.[6] She has also penned for Mano Ya Na Mano, Kaahin Kissii Roz and Meher.[8]

She is also the co-founder of Undercover Utopia.[9]

Published works

She debuted as a novelist with November Rain in 1994. Her novel, November Rain was transformed into a prime time TV series Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan, which was televised on Zee TV for over 300 episodes.[6] Mrinal Jha has written four novels; November Rain, The Prayer, Soul Search Engine and Class MMX.[6]

Personal life

She is married to Abhigyan Jha[1] and has a daughter.[10] She has three dogs.[10]

Awards and nominations

She has won the best writer - story award in 2008 at the Gold Awards function held in Dubai, for the TV series, Maayka.[5][6]

2008Gold Awards for Best writer - Story AwardMaaykaWon
2009Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Story WriterAgle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na KijoNominated
2009Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Screenplay WriterAgle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na KijoNominated
2019Indian Television Academy Awards for Best StoryTara From SataraWon


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