Jiya Shankar is an Indian actress and model best known for her work in South films and Hindi TV serials. Jiya rose to fame after starring as Ira in the Indian drama series Meri Hanikarak Biwi.
The actress began her career around 2013 and had her first breakthrough in 2017. Since then, she continued to receive offers for big roles in film and television shows. Jiya recently came to the limelight when she participated as a contestant on the hit reality show Bigg Boss OTT 2.
Jiya Shankar Biography
|Full Name||Jiya Shankar|
|Date of Birth||10 October 1995|
|Age||28 years old|
|Work||Actress and Model|
|Birth PlaceHometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaMumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Height||Feet: 5 feet 03 inches|
Centimeters: 161 CM.
Meters: 1.61 M.
|Weight||Approx 55 kg|
|Net Worth||$500,000 (0.2 Crore)|
|Achievement||1) Best Debut Award for the TV serial ‘Queens Hai Hum’|
|Current relation status||UnMarried|
|Zodiac sign / Star sign||Libra|
Jiya Shankar was (born on April 17th, 1995), in Mumbai, Maharashtra. When she was 13 years old, her parents divorced, and since then, she was raised by her single mother, Surekha Gavli.
Jiya had a passion for acting from childhood and began her modeling career at an early age. By the age of 16, she was already giving auditions for television roles.
Jiya began her career by appearing in cameo roles in several TV shows. However, in 2013, Jiya made her acting debut in the Telugu movie Entha Andanga Unnave. She appeared as herself alongside Ajay Manthena.
Later, in 2015, she was cast as Sonam in season four of the crime series Gumrah: End of Innocence. That same year, Jiya showcased her acting skills in the series Love by Chance, Twist Wala Love, Pyaar Marriage Shhhh, and a show MTV Big F.
In 2016, the star had the lead role as Shreya Dixit Rathore in Queens Hain Hum. Next year, she played Nancy in Zing’s TV series Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Jiya also appeared in films outside of TV shows, including her Tamil debut in Kanavu Variyam in 2017.
Jiya Shankar had a big break when she landed the main role as Dr. Iravati Desai Pandey in the series Meri Hanikarak Biwi. She starred in the show from 2017 to 2019 and became a household name in the Indian TV industry.
In 2018, she portrayed Vaishnavi in the Telugu film Hyderabad Love Story. After that, she began working in hit serials such as Laal Ishq (2020) and Pishachini. Jiya was cast as Susheela “Sattu” Kaatelal Ruhail Solanki in Sony SAB’s series Kaatelal & Sons from 2020 to 2021.
Aside from working in Tamil and Telugu films, Jiya also made a name for herself in Marathi films. In 2020, she became Nisha Katkar in the Marathi film Ved, starring Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh.
Nevertheless, Jiya co-starred as Pakhi in the Hindi comedy web series Virgin Bhasskar 2 in 2020. Shankar found success in June 2023 after being a contestant on Salman Khan‘s hosted game show Bigg Boss OTT 2.
She resides with her mom in a beautiful house in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Aside from the house, she owns a Honda City car, which cost her around 18 Lakh INR. Jiya also has a BMW X1, costing her 50 Lakh INR.
- Meri Hanikarak Biwi (Series, 2017–2019)
- Kaatelal & Sons (2020–2021)
- Bigg Boss OTT 2 (2023)
Jiya Shankar Net Worth
Jiya Shankar is an up-and-coming Indian actress and model known for her work in the Bollywood film industry. Her estimated net worth is $500,000, and she earns a per-episode salary between 70k to 80k INR. For films, she earns 1 to 2 Crore Indian rupees. Jiya is also popular in brand endorsements, promoting various brands such as IKONIC and more. Her annual income is reportedly 2 Crore. With her talent and rising popularity, Jiya Shankar is quickly becoming a renowned celebrity in the Indian entertainment industry.
What is Jiya Shankar famous for?
She is known for playing Dr. Iravati “Ira” Pandey in &TV’s comedy-drama series Meri Hanikarak Biwi and for Susheela “Susheela” Ruhail Solanki in Sab TV’s comedy series Kaatelal & Sons. She also appeared as a “Good Night India” co-host on SAB TV.
What did Jiya did with soap?
In the reality TV show Bigg Boss OTT 2, Jiya Shankar played a prank on her co-housemate Elvish Yadav by adding hand wash to his drinking water. The incident occurred in episode 32 on July 19
What happened to Jiya’s father?
Jiya Shankar, a Bigg Boss OTT 2 contestant, has not spoken to her father in 20 years. She said he has moved on with his life and has a new wife and daughter.
How much does Jiya Shankar earn?
Jiya’s per-episode salary is between 70k to 80k INR. As for films, she earns 1 to 2 Crore Indian rupees.