Although she had decided to pursue an MBA, hottie Sanaya Irani ended up being an actress and quite a famous one! Initially she started off with modelling and advertisements on her mother’s advice. She commenced her modelling career with a portfolio captured by the actor, Boman Irani who also happens to be a professional photographer.
In the beginning of her career, she came into view in numerous advertisements for companies like Airtel, Reliance, Pepsi etc. At times these ads also featured veteran actors like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. She continued appearing in commercials for four years before she began her career in acting with the music video of Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh by Late Jagjit Singh. Later on she was seen in many other music videos. She debuted on the silver screen in Sab TV’s Left Right Left portraying the character of Cadet Sameera Shroff opposite the actor, Arjun Bijlani who played the role of Mayank. She was next seen playing a negative role in Imagine TV’s Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi. Her first break as a leading actress came with Star One’s Miley Jab Hum Tum where she played the role of Gunjan, a simple, isolated girl and sister to Nupur (Rati Pandey).
The sexy Sanaya Irani also participated in the contest Meethi Chhoori No. 1 before she was seen in Star Plus’s immensely popular show Iss Pyaar Koh Kya Naam Doon along with Barun Sobti which made its first public appearance on 6th June, 2011. The duo shared a love-hate relationship in the show and Sanaya acquired fame across many different countries for her performance as the bubbly yet strong Khushi Kumari and for her on-screen chemistry with co-actor Barun Sobti. Although the show signed off unexpectedly, it consistently maintained its position at the top of the list of The Top Ten Daily Dramas on general entertainment channels in India.
After the shutdown of Iss Pyaar Koh Kya Naam Doon, Sanaya was seen as a participant on Life OK’s Welcome-Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki which was hosted by Ram Kapoor. She herself was seen hosting Zee TV’s Ishq Wala Love, the Valentine’s Day special show, along with Karan Grover. Presently Sanaya is all set to return to the silver screen in the role of a lively, contemporary girl in Optimystix’s new show Modern Bahu, inspired by the movie Khoobsoorat which is to be aired on Sony TV.
She had her first Bollywood appearance in the year 2006 which was before she became popular on the silver screen. She played the role of Bobo, a friend to the lead character, Zooni (Kajol) in the Yash Raj blockbuster, Fanaa.
Today, Sanaya Irani, the leggy lass, is one of the most well known faces of the television. She won the ‘Fresh Face of The Year’ award at the Indian Television Academy Awards, 2008 for her role in Miley Jab Hum Tum and was nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category at the New Talent Awards, 2009 for the same. She, along with Barun Sobti, won ‘the Favourite Jodi’ and the ‘Favourite International Jodi’ for their on-screen chemistry in the serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon at the Star Parivar Awards, 2012. She was also nominated in the ‘Favourite Naya Sadasya (female)’, ‘Most Stylish Sadasya (female)’ and ‘Favourite Beti’ categories for the same. She also won the ‘Best On-screen Jodi’ along with Barun Sobti at the Global Indian Film and Tv Honours, Indian Telly awards, Zee Gold Awards and People’s Choice Awards India. In the same year Sanaya was placed in the first position in the category of ‘Most Popular TV Actress of Recent Times’ by Telechakkar.com, in the thirteenth position in the category of ‘World’s Sexiest Asian Woman’ by Eastern Eye and second in the category of ‘TV Personality of 2012, female’ by Tellychakkar.com.
Born in 1983 on 17th September, to a Parsi family, the sexy Sanaya Irani was brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra and completed her schooling from Ooty. She is a Zoroastrian and graduated from Syndenham College. A Virgo by birth, the hot actress is known as ‘Sanu’ or ‘Sweetu’ among friends and family. She is good friends with her co-actors, Arjun Bijlani, Ragini Khanna, Deepali Pansare, Gautami Kapoor and Barun Sobti but according to sources, she shares a special relationship with her co-star from Miley Jab Hum Tum, Mohit Sehgal. In spite of the rumours, some sources even affirm the duo being in a committed relationship. In short, the sexy Sanaya Irani is also set to rock the industry now and in the years to come.
Here are certain facts which I am sure you would love to read about:
- Sanaya Irani is all set to return to the silver screen as Chhanchhan on Sony TV’s Modern Bahu.
- Sanaya Irani has been approached by producer Saurabh Tewari for his next romantic endeavour.
- Sanaya Irani to be seen in Vaidehi opposite her Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon co-star, Barun Sobti.
- Barun Sobti-Sanaya Irani starrer Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon shuts down. Producers blame the lead actor.
- Sanaya won the ‘Fresh Face of The Year’ award at the Indian Television Academy Awards, for her role in Miley Jab Hum Tum.
- Sanaya appears in her first Bollywood venture in the year 2006 wherein she plays the role of Bobo, a friend to the lead character, Zooni (Kajol) in the Yash Raj blockbuster, Fanaa.