Sanaya- the glamorous girl is the hot topic of gossip in all tea time TV shows. She was born and brought up in a Parsi family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Sanaya was born on 17th September, 1983. She did her schooling from Ooty and pursued her graduation from Syndenham College. She wanted to pursue MBA but took up acting as her career.
She stands tall at 5 feet, 6 inches and weighs about 45 kgs. She started her career by modeling, on her mother’s advice. She is very close to her family and has been constantly supported by her parents. Sanaya is an animal lover. She is a shopaholic and also loves watching movies with her friends and relatives. She also loves travelling and listening to hindi songs. She is a friendly person and has got loads of friends.
Dhrasti Dhami, Ragini Khanna, Arjun Bijlani, Gautami Kapoor, co-star Barun Sobti and Rati Pandey happen to be her close pals. She is lovably called as Sanu, Sunny, Sweetu etc. by her close friends. Her favourite actors are Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan. She is popularly known as the TV Barbie Doll.
Initially she started off by featuring in some advertisements like Airtel, Pepsi, Fairglow, Dabur Honey; Everyuth fruit face wash and Dulux Paints with her co-star Barun Sobti etc. She made her debut by starring in the video of the famous music album ‘TumkoDekha Toh Yeh Khayaal Aaya’ by Late Jagjit Singh, the famous Ghazal singer.She also made appearance as one of Kajol’s friend in the bollywood blockbuster film ‘Fanaa’ as Bobo in the year 2006.
She stepped into the small screen industry by appearing in the cameo ‘Left Right Left’ as Cadet Sameera Shroff, opposite Arjun Bijlani, aired on Sab TV. After this, she was next seen in ‘Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi’ in which she portrayed a negative role,on NDTV Imagine.
Recently the 29 year old girl was also seen in some of the popular reality shows. She participated as a contestant in the cookery based reality show ‘Welcome Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki’ in the channel Life Ok. She also co-hosted season 2 of the dance reality show ‘Zaraa Nachke Dikha’along with Karan Grover.
Sanaya gained popularity and recognition from the popular youth show ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ aired on Star One. She played the role of ‘Gunjan’, an introvert and innocent college girl in this daily soap. Latest buzz about actress reveal that the hottie is dating Mohit Sehgal, her co-star in the serial ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ (MJHT). They are into a committed relationship since four long years, as revealed from a close friend.
The brown eyed actress bagged the lead role in the popular romantic serial ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ (IPKKND), aired on Star Plus. She played the character of ‘Khushi Kumar Raizada’
in this serial opposite Barun Sobti as ‘Arnav Singh Raizada’ who potrayed the role of a male antagonist. They shared a very good onscreen chemistry.
The duo also won many awards. The duo won the ‘Star Parivaar Awards 2012’ for ‘Favourite Jodi’, as well as for ‘Favourite International Jodi’, ‘Indian Telly Awards’ for ‘Best Onscreen Couple’, also in the year 2012, got nominated for ‘The Global Indian Film and TV Honours 2012’ for ‘Best Television On-Screen Jodi’, won the ‘People’s Choice Awards India 2012’ for ‘Favorite On-Screen Jodi’etc.
Sanaya also won as well as got nominated for various Awards Functions like the ‘Indian Television Academy Awards’ for the title of ‘ITA Fresh Face of The Year’ for ‘MJHT’ in the year 2008, ‘Zee Gold Awards 2012’ for ‘Face of the Year’(IPKKND),
got nominated for ‘Best Actress (Popular)’ in‘Zee Gold Awards 2012’, ‘Most Stylish Sadasya– Female’ and and‘Favourite Beti’ in ‘Star Parivaar Awards’, to name a few.
Currently, the beauty is busy with her new show ‘Channchan’
in the role of ‘Channchan’ aired on 9 pm in Sony Entertainment Television. In this daily soap, she plays the role of a dog trainer.
In a recent interview, she says that in real life too she has two dogs at home and is a dog lover. She reveals that she plays herself in this serial and does not have to shed tears unlike other TV dramas. She portrays the role of a happy-go-lucky girl in this show which is also similar to her real life nature.