Mouni Roy (born 28 September 1985) is an Indian actress, singer, Kathak dancer and model, who primarily works in Hindi films and television.  She debuted into television in 2006 with the role of Krishna Tulsi in the popular soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. After featuring in several other shows, she got her breakthrough with the show Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev on Life OK in 2011 where she played Sati. She also essayed Meera in Life OK’s Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq and participated in Zara Nachke Dikha (2008), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 (2014), Box Cricket League 2 (2016) and Lip Sing Battle (2017).

Roy became one of the highest-paid Hindi television actresses with her portrayal of Shivanya, a shape-shifting serpent in the supernatural thriller Naagin 1 (2015–16) on Colors TV. She reprised her role of Shivanya in Naagin 2 (2016-17) for a cameo and played a new lead character of Shivanya’s daughter Shivangi, another shape-shifting serpent.

Roy made her Hindi film debut in Reema Kagti’s sports drama Gold (2018), a critical and commercial success that also garnered her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.[8] In 2019, she ventured into singing with the remake single Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein, and appeared in the films Romeo Akbar Walter and Made in China, co-starring John Abraham and Rajkummar Rao, respectively.

Early life

Mouni Roy was born in Cooch Behar, West Bengal on 28 September 1985 into a Rajbongshi family.  Her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. Her mother Mukti was a theatre artist, and her father Anil Roy was an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad. She did her schooling till class 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar and then went to Delhi. She took up mass communication at Jamia Milia Islamia at her parents’ insistence, but left the course midway and went to Mumbai to try her luck in the Bollywood film industry.  She finished her part 1 exams and did not return to Delhi after that.  Mouni had an interest in acting since her childhood and cited actresses Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit and Waheeda Rehman as her acting idols.

Personal life 

Roy has been awarded the UAE golden visa due to her frequent visits to the country.

On 27 January 2022, following three years of dating, Roy and Dubai-based businessman Suraj Nambiar got married in traditional Malayali and Bengali ceremonies in Panaji, Goa.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2011 Hero Hitler in Love Sahiban Punjabi film
2016 Mahayoddha Rama Sita (Voice) Animated film
Tum Bin II Herself Special appearance in the song “Nachna Aaonda Nahin”
2018 Gold Monobina Das
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Lucy Special appearance in the song “Gali Gali” (Hindi version)
2019 Romeo Akbar Walter Shraddha “Parul” Sharma
Made in China Rukmini Mehta
2020 London Confidential Uma Kulkarni
2021 Velle Rohini Roy
2022 Brahmāstra Not yet released Junoon
TBA Maya Jala Not yet released Shivanya Sinhala film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006–08 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Krishna Tulsi
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant Episode 5
Kasturi Shivani Sabbarwal
Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant Winner
2009 Pati Patni Aur Woh
2010 Do Saheliyaan Roop
Sshhh… Phir Koi Hai- Trittya Koena
2011–14 Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev Sati
2012–13 Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Meera
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant 4th place
2015–16 Naagin 1 Shivanya
2016–17 Naagin 2 Shivangi/Shivanya
2017 Lip Sing Battle Contestant
2018; 19 Naagin 3 Shivangi/Shivanya Cameo
2022–present Dance India Dance Li’l Masters 5 Judge

Special appearances[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Nach Baliye 6 Herself
2015 Bigg Boss 9
2016 Tashan-e-Ishq
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani
Comedy Nights Live
Comedy Nights Bachao
So You Think You Can Dance
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9
Bigg Boss 10
2017 Bigg Boss 11
2018 Krishna Chali London
2019 Bigg Boss 13
2020 Bigg Boss 14
2021 Bigg Boss 15

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Holi Mein Rangeele Mika Singh and Abhinav Shekhar
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein Nakash Aziz and Herself
2021 Patli Kamariya Tanishk Bagchi, Sukhe and Parampara Tandon
Baithe Baithe Stebin Ben, Danish Sabri and Aishwarya Pandit
Disco Balma Asees Kaur and Mellow D
Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai Jubin Nautiyal
Jodaa Afsana Khan
2022 Poori Gal Baat Tiger Shroff

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actress Popular Naagin Won
Gold Awards Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (Popular) Won
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Best Smile of the Year N/A Won
2017 Gold Awards Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (Critics) Naagin 2 Won
Gold Award for Face of the Year (Female) Won
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actress Popular Nominated
2018 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Gold Nominated
Star Screen Awards Best Ethnic Style (Female) Won
Gold Awards Rising Film Star From Television N/A Won