Jiya Shankar Biography, Family, Age, Net Worth, Wiki & More

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Today, we will be focusing on Jiya Shankar, an interesting person with an inspiring story. Throughout our discussion, we will explore different aspects of her life.

Revealing the secrets behind her impressive success and shedding light on the challenges she faced during her teenage years.

Prepare yourself for an engaging exploration of Jiya Shankar’s life, where we will uncover her journey to success and unveil the difficulties she encountered in her youth. Get ready for an exciting experience unlike any other!

Jiya Shankar Biography

Jiya Shankar Biography

Jiya Shankar is a talented television actress from India, born on April 17, 1995. She comes from a humble middle-class family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She for her outstanding performances in shows like “Meri Hanikarak Biwi” and “Kaatelal & Sons“.

Jiya currently participates in the popular Indian reality show “Bigg Boss OTT Season 2“. Her presence on the show has boosted her fame and garnered a larger fan base who appreciate her skills both on and off the screen.

Jiya Shankar Wiki / Bio

Jiya Shankar Wikipedia
Real NameJiya Shankar
Nick NameJiya
ProfessionActress and Model
Known For– Meri Hanikarak Biwi (Dr. Iravati “Ira” Desai Pandey)
– Bigg Boss OTT 2 (As Contestent)
Date of Birth17 April 1995
Age (as of 2023)28 Years
BirthplaceMumbai Maharashtra, India
Home TownMumbai Maharashtra, India
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
Affairs/BoyfriendNot Known
Marital StatusUnmarried
Marriage DateNA
Husband NameNA
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling


TypeTitle, Year and Role
FilmEntha Andanga Unnave (in 2013, as Jiya) – Telugu
Kanavu Variyam (in 2017, as Veena) – Tamil
Ved (in 2022, as Nisha Katkar) – Marathi
TVLove by Chance (in 2015, as Alisha Rai) – Hindi
Web SeriesVirgin Bhasskar 2 (in 2020, as Pakhi) – Hindi


Jiya Shankar's Mother

Jiya’s mother is a hairstylist by profession, her mother’s name is Surekha Gavli. Jiya never talked much about her father.

She simply said that when Jiya was only 13 years old, her parents got divorced. Her father also used to love him a lot. But due to divorce, she could not live with her father.

Mother NameSurekha Gavli
Father NameNot Known
Brother NameNot Known
Sister NameNot Known

Social Media Account

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Physical Appearance

HeightFeet Inches – 5′ 3″
meter – 1.60m
WeightKilograms – 56 Kg
Pound – 123
Figure Measurement33 – 28 – 34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown

Income and Net Worth

Monthly Income (Salary)INR 10 to 30 Lakhs (approx)
Net Worth$490k
Net Worth In RupeesINR 4 Crores

Early Life

Jiya Shankar Photograph with killer smile

When Jiya’s mother and father got divorced, Jiya was not able to tolerate all this. She became ill from all the mental pressure. The doctor whom Jiya’s mother used to take him to had an evil eye on Jiya.

One day when Jiya had to go to buy medicine but her mother was not at home, she went there alone. At that time she was 13 years old.

Seeing Jiya alone, that doctor started touching Jiya’s body in a dirty way. Along with this, he was also saying many wrong things.

He wanted Jiya to support him, but Jiya said tremblingly, let me go, otherwise, she will scream. That doctor got scared and that’s why Jiya ran away from there.

After this incident, she went into depression. Jiya started looking at every man with the same eyes.

She mostly liked to be alone. She used to remain silent even in school. After some time Jiya started recovering. Although Jiya was not a girl with much confidence.

She could not talk much, that is why no one particularly liked her even among her relatives. Jiya says that the incident with the doctor is still in her mind.

Jiya was a girl with low self-confidence in school. However, as she started going to college, she gradually gained a little more confidence in herself.

When she went to college, she thought that she would get new friends, so maybe her personality improved.

In college boys used to make fun of her style and way of speaking. Sometimes she used to get very upset by all this. Many times she even missed class because of this.

It went on like this for a few semesters, but then Jiya also started making fun of herself along with the boys who made fun of her. Just like that some people started liking her and became their friends too.

Jiya started liking a boy during her college days and that boy agreed to this relationship. But soon Jiya comes to know that the boy lies to Jiya and is also cheating.

That’s why Jiya broke that relationship, but her heart was also broken. However, the effect of this deception did not last long on Jiya and soon she moved on.

Jiya did not do dance and drama in her school time but she used to participate in sports. For people, Jiya was shy in nature but she was very bubbly and mischievous in front of her mother. Seeing her mischief, her mother used to laugh a lot.

Jiya Shankar Photograph

Jiya was also interested in acting since childhood and used to dream of becoming an actress. Jiya started giving acting auditions shortly after joining college.

Even after completing her graduation, she also started studying digital marketing. But she could not complete it. Jiya had given many auditions but she did not get work anywhere.

Even after this, she started learning acting at actor Anupam Kher’s acting school. According to Jiya, a lot of improvement came in Jiya’s acting from this acting school.

Not only was her acting good, but her personality also developed a lot. She also gained a lot of confidence. After this, Jiya got to do some advertisements but was not getting any big acting work.

After this Jiya decided that apart from the Hindi Marathi industry, she would also audition in the South.


Jiya Shankar Photograph in black dress

She started giving auditions in the South as well. Soon she got a break in a Telugu movie. This movie was Entha Andanga Unnave. This movie was based on the love story of a young couple.

Jiya was very much liked by the audience in this movie. Jiya’s character’s name in the movie was also “Jiya”. This movie needed a small budget, but this movie earned a lot at the box office.

After this Jiya got work in a Hindi song. It was a romantic song titled “Sunona“. In the year 2015, Jiya got work in Sophie’s ad. She also got a little recognition from Said.

Jiya’s TV debut was in the year 2015 when she got a role in Bindaas TV’s Love by Chance show. After this, Jiya also appeared in some episodes of “Twist Wala Love” and “Gumrah“.

After this, in the year 2015, Jiya got to play the lead role in a show of Big Magic. In the year 2016, Jiya got so much recognition for the role of Shreya Dixit in & the TV show “Queens Hai Hum” that people started seeing her as an actress.

Jiya Shankar in chill mood

After that, in the year 2017, she got a role in the episode of Nancy in the Zee TV show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya.

Even after doing so many shows and movies, Jiya was not getting the recognition she was looking for. Despite being a talented actress, Jiya did not get a big job. In the year 2017, Jiya was cast to work in a Tamil movie Kanavu Variyam.

This movie was released all over India. The movie depicted the electricity problems of Tamil Nadu villages. Jiya’s second South movie was also successful.

This movie also received many awards and this movie was also nominated for many awards. Because there were many characters in the movie, here too Jiya did not get as much recognition and praise as she should have got.

In the year 2017, Jiya Shankar got the show “Meri Hanikarak Biwi“.The entire storyline of the show was unique and the title was also very attractive.

This story was based on a boy getting sterilized by mistake and it was a comedy show. Jiya used to enjoy working in this show a lot. Jiya got a lot of recognition on TV from this show.

Jiya Shankar Photograph at beach in black dress with hot look

Her confidence also increased a lot from this show. From here she started becoming a famous TV actress. She also started getting offers for more shows.

In the year 2020, Jiya got an offer to work in Alt Balaji’s Virgin Bhaskar Season 2 show. She agreed to work in the show.

Jiya was in the role of Pakhi in this show and she was also liked. At the end of 2020, you got the TV show that gave him a lot of recognition.

This show was Katelal & Sons. She played the lead role in this show. Jiya appeared in the character of a Haryanvi girl in the show.

Jiya’s Haryanvi dialogue impressed everyone a lot. Some people really started considering her as a Haryanvi girl.

Jiya Shankar's TV Serial kaatelal and Sons poster

In this show, the pair of Jiya and Paras Arora were also liked by the audience. There was a proposal scene in this show, during the shooting of which both of them came really close and became very good friends.

It was clear from their bonding that these people are not just friends but their relationship is more than friendship. Even from their social media posts, both of them were looking like a couple.

But when the show ended and both went their separate ways due to work. Reports suggest that they will be seen together again in the future. Both of them will also make their relationship public.

In the year 2022, Jiya also made her debut in the Marathi film industry with the movie Ved. Jiya played the role of Riteish Deshmukh’s character Satya’s ex-girlfriend Nisha.

In 2023, Jiya became a contestant on Bigg Boss OTT Season 2, one of India’s largest reality TV shows. Jiya appeared as a strong contestant in the Bigg Boss house. She got a lot of fame from Bigg Boss too.

Jiya Shankar’s net worth is around 4 crores. Because of her face cut, many people also consider Jiya to be the sister of actress Tamannaah Bhatia. However, there is no relation between Tamanna and Jiya.