Surbhi Chandna

Surbhi Chandna (born 11 September 1989)[2] is an Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Annika Trivedi in Ishqbaaaz and Dr. Ishani Arora in Sanjivani.

Surbhi Chandna
Surbhi Chandna at 25th SOL Lions Gold Awards
Born (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989[1]
Years active2009–present
Known forIshqbaaaz

Early life

At the start of her career, Chandna did several ad-shoots and television commercials. Despite having no background in acting, she started taking up small roles.[3]


Chandna made her television debut in 2009 with SAB TV's Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah where she played Sweety.[4] In 2013, she played Suzanne in Star Plus's Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi… Meri Bhabhi.

From 2014 to 2015, Chandna played Haya in Zee TV's Qubool Hai.[5] She made her film debut with Bobby Jasoos where she played Aamna Khan.[6]

From 2016 to 2018, Chandna played Annika Trivedi in Star Plus's Ishqbaaaz opposite Nakuul Mehta.[7] For her performance, she won several awards including the Indian Television Academy Award, Asian Viewers Television Award, Gold Award and Lions Gold Award. In 2017, she appeared in the spin-off of Ishqbaaaz titled Dil Boley Oberoi.[8]

Since August 2019, Chandna has been portraying Dr. Ishani Arora in Star Plus's Sanjivani opposite Namit Khanna.[9]


Chandna was ranked 7th in the 2017 TV Personality List by Biz Asia.[10]

In 2018, Chandna was ranked 16th in Eastern Eye's Sexiest Asian Women List and 8th in Biz Asia's TV Personality List.[11]



Year Show Role Ref.
2009 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sweety [12]
2013 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi...Meri Bhabhi Suzanne
2014–2015 Qubool Hai Haya Qureshi [13]
2015 Aahat Sia [14]
2016–2018 Ishqbaaaz Annika Trivedi [15][16][17]
2017 Dil Boley Oberoi
2019–present Sanjivani Dr. Ishani Arora [18][19]


Year Film Role Director Ref.
2014 Bobby Jasoos Aamna Khan/Aditi Samar Shaikh [20]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result Ref
2016 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Ishqbaaaz Nominated
2017 Gold Awards Most Fit Actor (Female) N/A Nominated [21][22]
Best Actor (Female) Ishqbaaaz Nominated
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Nakuul Mehta)

Won [23]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated [24]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [25]
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor (Female) Nominated [26]
Stellar Performance Of The Year (Female) Won [27]
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Nakuul Mehta)

Style Diva N/A Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Ishqbaaaz Won [28]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [29]
2019 Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
Best Actress (Jury) Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role (Popular) Nominated
Best Jodi Popular

(With Nakuul Mehta)

Gold Awards Style Diva N/A Won [30]
TV Personality Of The Year (Female) N/A Nominated

See also


  1. "Happy Birthday Surbhi Chandna: From playing a cameo in Taarak Mehta to a lead in Ishqbaaz; a look at lesser-known facts about her". The Times of India.
  2. "Ishqbaaz actress Surbhi Chandna's beach birthday celebrations will leave you smiling; see pics". India Today.
  3. "'Anika' aka Surbhi Chandna of 'Ishqbaaz' at her candid best (With Abhijeet Tayung)". Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. "Surbhi Chandna to Karan Patel: Did you know popular actors were part of these iconic shows". The Times of India.
  5. Team, Tellychakkar. "Newbies Shehzad Shaikh and Surbhi Chandna join Qubool Hai cast as parallel leads". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. "Surbhi Chandna and Nidhi Jha in Sony TV's Aahat". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. "From Qubool Hai to Ishqbaaz: Surbhi Chandna's glamorous transformation | The Times of India". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  8. Banerjee, Urmimala. "Ishqbaaz turns one; Nakuul Mehta and Surbhi Chandna celebrate – view pics!". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  9. "Surbhi Chandna and Namit Khanna join Mohnish Bahl and Gurdeep Kohli for Sanjivani's reboot". Mumbai Mirror.
  10. "TV Personality 2017 List". BizAsia.
  11. "TV Personality List 2018". Biz Asia.
  12. Team, Tellychakkar. "Did you know about Surbhi Chandna's cameo in Taarak Mehta?". Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  13. "Surbhi Jyoti's painting bond with Surbhi Chandna". 11 September 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  14. SET India (16 April 2015), Aahat – आहट – Episode 26 – 16th April 2015, retrieved 8 June 2017
  15. "ISHQBAAZ actor Nakul Mehta hurted Surbhi Chandna!". 25 September 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  16. "Ishqbaaz's Anika aka Surbhi Chandna looks cute after her new makeover". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  17. "EXCLUSIVE: 1 Year of Ishqbaaz: Nakuul Mehta-Surbhi Chandna aka Shivaay-Anika get into a heart-to-heart conversation like never before". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  18. "Sanjivani 2: Surbhi Chandna, Namit Khanna's show to premiere in August". The Times of India.
  19. "Sanjivani actor Surbhi Chandna: My mother is really excited to see me play a doctor". The Indian Express. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  20. "Surbhi Chandna ditched Bollywood for small screen". Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  21. "Boroplus Gold Awards: Divyanka Tripathi, Sriti Jha, Surbhi Chandna, Nakuul Mehta & Others Nominated". 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  22. "Gold Awards 2017: Ishqbaaz's Surbhi Chandna Clarifies Speculations Of Bagging Most Fit Actor Award!". 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  23. "Zee Gold Awards 2017: Surbhi Chandna, Divyanka Tripathi, Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan & Others Bag Awards". 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  24. ".: Weekly Top | The Indian Television Academy :". Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  25. # (2 December 2017). "AVTA 2017: Winners list". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  26. "Gold Awards 2018: Nia Sharma, Karanvir Bohra, Shakti Arora, Helly Shah & Others To Perform!". 18 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  27. "Gold Awards 2018: Winners List – Vivian Dsena, Jennifer Winget, Mouni Roy & Others Bag Awards". Filmibeat. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  28. "ITA Awards 2018: Harshad Chopda, Divyanka Tripathi, Surbhi Chandna walk away with trophies!". ABP Live.
  29. # (15 December 2018). "AVTA 2018: Winners list". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  30. "Gold Awards 2019 Winners List Surbhi Chandna Hina Khan Mohsin Khan win big". Mid-day.
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