Urvashi Dholakia

Urvashi Dholakia is an Indian television actress. She is best known for her role as Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and also known for participating the television reality show Bigg Boss 6, where she was the winner in early 2013. She portrayed the evil character of Queen Iravati in the fantasy television series Chandrakanta on Colors TV. In 2019, she participated in Nach Baliye with Anuj Sachdeva.

Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi at Colors annual bash in 2016
Born (1979-07-09) July 9, 1979
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesKomolika
CitizenshipIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1984–present
Known forKasautii Zindagii Kay
Chandrakanta
Notable work
Bigg Boss 6
Comedy Circus
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
ChildrenSagar Dholakia
Kshitij Dholakia
Parent(s)
  • Kaushal Dholakia (mother)

Early life

Dholakia was born on 9 July 1979 to a Punjabi mother and a Gujarati father.[1][2]

Personal life

She married at age 16 and had twin boys, Kshitij and Sagar, at age 17; she has raised them as a single mother since she was 18.[3]

Career

Dholakia made her acting debut at age six in a television commercial for Lux soap with actress Revathi.[4] Her first TV series role was in (Doordarshan) Dekh Bhai Dekh as Shilpa.[5] Later she appeared in Waqt Ki Raftar.[4] She also appeared in the shows Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kahiin To Hoga.[6]

Dholakia gained popularity by playing the role of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The character was described by IWMBuzz as one of the most iconic characters on Indian television.[7] Dholakia received numerous accolades for her performance in the show.

In 2012, she participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 6 and on 12 January 2013, she emerged as the winner of the season.[8] As of 2017, she is featured in Colors TV's historical fantasy series Chandrakanta as Queen Iravati.[9]

Television

Year Serial Role
1993Dekh Bhai DekhShilpa
1995Zamana Badal GayaAnju Mathur
1997Waqt Ki Raftar
2001ShaktimaanMansi Sharma
2000–2001Ghar Ek MandirSonia
2001–2002Kabhii Sautan Kabhii SaheliiSonia
2001–2008Kasautii Zindagii KayKomolika
2002Mehndi Tere Naam KiPooja (Youngest daughter)
2003–2005Tum Bin Jaaoon KahaanShweta
2003Kahani Terrii MerriiKajol
2003–2007Kahiin To HogaArchie Khanna
2008–2009Comedy CircusCelebrity Contestant with Shakeel Siddiqui
2009Sacch Ka SaamnaHerself
2009–2010Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna HaiKarishma Mehra
2010Meethi Choori No 1Herself
2012Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?Dr. Komolika Rana
2012–2013Bigg Boss 6Herself (Series Winner)
2014Bigg Boss 8Guest
2015Badi Door Se Aaye Hai555
2017–2018Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem GaathaQueen Iravati
2018JuzzbaatHerself (as a guest)
2019Ishq Mein MarjawanMohini (Guest in Holi special mahasangam Episodes)
Udaan
Kitchen Champion 5Contestant
Nach Baliye 9

Movies

Year Movie Role Notes
1986BabulRani "Rannu" / Nandini "Nannu" SinghProduced by Tarachand Barjatya

Awards

See also

References

  1. "Urvashi Dholakia to judge Gujarati reality show". Yahoo! News. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. "PICS: Kasautii Zindagii Kay's Original Komolika, Urvashi Dholakia Celebrates 41st Birthday In Style!". 10 July 2019.
  3. "Urvashi Dholakia as mother". TVGupshup. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. "Serial thriller". The Telegraph. 28 January 2004.
  5. "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 June 2006.
  6. Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (12 August 2004). "The queen of bad things". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  7. Team, Editorial (14 April 2019). "The most iconic vamp of television "Komolika" From Kasautii Zindagii Kay". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". zeenews.india.com. 12 January 2013.
  9. "Urvashi Dholakia on her comeback in Chandrakanta, Ekta Kapoor giving her a magic wand and her pride in others imitating Komolika". The Indian Express. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
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