Mrinal Jha is an Indian writer, screenwriter and producer, who works in Hindi films and Television. 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.
Mrinal Jha at the 19th ITA Awards
|Occupation||Writer, Screenwriter, Author|
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. She has also penned for Mano Ya Na Mano, Kaahin Kissii Roz and Meher.
She is also the co-founder of Undercover Utopia.
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. Mrinal Jha has written four novels; November Rain, The Prayer, Soul Search Engine and Class MMX.
Awards and nominations
|2008||Gold Awards for Best writer - Story Award||Maayka||Won|
|2009||Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Story Writer||Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo||Nominated|
|2009||Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Screenplay Writer||Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo||Nominated|
|2019||Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Story||Tara From Satara||Won|
- "बेस्ट स्टोरी राइटर का अवॉर्ड जीत चुकीं मृणाल झा की कलम से निकली थी 'नागिन', जानिए कौन हैं यह दिग्गज लेखिका" (in Hindi). New Delhi. May 28, 2017.
- Rajesh, Srividya (June 16, 2018). "I call Naagin the 'Wonder Woman' of India: Mrinal Jha, Story Writer, Naagin 3". iwmbuzz.
- Chaudhury, Shreshtha (November 21, 2019). "Yeh Jaadu Hai Jinn Ka Cast: List Of The Star Cast And The Roles They Play On The Show". Republic World.
- Merani, Anil (November 19, 2019). "The biggest challenge in any finite fantasy is to come up with newer ideas and sub plots: Writer Mrinal Jha". iwmbuzz.com.
- Trivedi, Rachana (December 24, 2008). "It was a Golden night at the Gold Awards..." Indiaforums.com.
- "Spirit W - A passionate storyteller: Undercover Utopia's Mrinal Jha". Adgully. December 20, 2012.
- "Indian Television Academy Awards". 2019.
- ""In terms of judging an idea, Arunaji is more open to discussion. Earlier, Ekta too was, but of late, she is not the same person": scriptwriter Mrinal Jha". Indiantelevision.com. April 21, 2004.
- "Tete`-a- tete with Undercover Utopia's Mrinal Jha". Adgully. November 2, 2012.
- Cornelious, Deborah (September 16, 2019). "Foster fails and a full house". The Hindu.