Erica Jennifer Fernandes (born 7 May 1993) is an Indian actress and model, who works in Indian television. She has also featured in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films. She got her breakthrough with her television debut, portraying Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Erica has also acted in many films in South including Ninnindale and Galipatam. Erica is also known for her portrayal of Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Erica Jennifer Fernandes was born on 7 May 1993 in Mangalore to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes, in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family and later shifted to Mumbai. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sies College Of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew’s College, Bandra. Later she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.
Erica Fernandes is very private about her personal life and does not share much about it with the public. However, it is known that she is single and has never been married. She has been linked with a few people in the past, including her co-stars Shaheer Sheikh and Harshad Chopda, but she has always denied being in a relationship.
In a recent interview, Erica said that she is not looking for love right now and that she is focused on her career. She also said that she is happy with her life the way it is.
Erica is very close to her family, especially her parents and her older brother. She often shares pictures and videos of them on her social media accounts. She is also a dog lover and has a pet dog named Coco.
Erica is also a very active person. She loves to travel, go hiking, and do yoga. She is also a passionate reader and enjoys reading books on a variety of topics.
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Overall, Erica Fernandes is a very private person who does not share much about her personal life with the public. However, it is known that she is single and has never been married. She is also very close to her family and loves to travel, hike, and do yoga.
Erica Fernandes Age Boyfriend Husband Family Biography
|Full Name||Erica Jennifer Fernandes|
|Famous Role||Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 50 kg
in pounds– 110 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||32-25-32|
|Date of Birth||7 May 1993|
|Age (as in 2023)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Taurus|
|Hometown||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|School||Holy Cross High School, Kurla, Mumbai|
|College(s)/University||SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai
St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai (dropped)
|Educational Qualification||B. A.|
|Debut||Film (Tamil): Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013)
Film (Kannada): Ninnindale (2014)
Film (Hindi): Babloo Happy Hai (2014)
Film (Telugu): Galipatam (2014)
TV: Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016)
|Religion||Konkani Mangalorean Catholic (Christianity)|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Doing Adventures, Painting, Playing Keyboard, Designing Clothes|
|Awards||2016: Asian Viewer’s Television Awards for Best Actress Of The Year for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
2017: India News Awards for Best Onscreen Jodi, Lions Gold Awards for Best Onscreen Jodi for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
|Tattoo(s)||On Right Wrist: Some Symbol
On Left Wrist: Dog’s Paw (to show her love towards her dog)
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Shaheer Sheikh (Rumoured)
|Parents||Father– Ralph Fernandes (Former Model and Interior Designer, works as a “Chief Manager” of Erica Fernandes)
Mother– Lavina Fernandes (worked with AirIndia & Bank of America)
|Siblings||Brother– Jermaine Fernandes (Elder, works at “Ernst & Young” in Mumbai)
|Favourite Food(s)||Mee Kari, Laksa, Pizza|
|Favourite Actor||Robert Downey Jr.|
|Favourite Actresses||Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut|
|Favourite Subject(s)||History, Psychology|
|Favourite Adventure Sport||Sky Diving|
|Car Collection||BMW 5 Series|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of “Bombay Times Fresh Face”, “Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011” and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Film debut and success (2013–2015)
Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan’s office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.
She was selected to play the lead role in the Tamil film Virattu, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar. In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica “does a good job” and “shows maturity”. In 2015, she appeared in the Kannada film Buguri.
Television debut, breakthrough and success (2016–2020)
In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. The show was a new age show and her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.
Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.
From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in StarPlus’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan.
In 2021, Fernandes reprised her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani.
She is currently hosting Emirates Draw. a game show in Dubai, which is live streamed across Emirates Draw’s digital platforms YouTube, Facebook, and Website.
In 2023, Erica played the role of Moushmi in an Amazon Mini TV horror film The Haunting.
In 2017, Fernandes was ranked fourth in The Times of India’s Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List.
She was also listed third in The Times of India’s Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List 2018.
Fernandes was placed 13th in Eastern Eye’s 50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 List and fourth in The Times of India’s Most Desirable Women On Television List 2019.
Fernandes was ranked first in The Times Most Desirable Women on TV 2020.
|2013||Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu||Manjari||Tamil||Debut Film|
|Babloo Happy Hai||Natasha||Hindi|
|2023||The Haunting||Moushmi||Hindi||Short Film|
|2016–2017||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Dr. Sonakshi Bose||Season 1 and 2|
|2016–2019||Box Cricket League||Herself|
|2019||Khatra Khatra Khatra|
|2018–2020||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Prerna Sharma|
|2021||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi:Nayi Kahani||Dr. Sonakshi Bose||Season 3|
|2022-2023||Emirates Draw EASY6||Host||Co-Hosted with Kinan Salameh|
|2020||Juda Kar Diya||Stebin Ben||Desi Music Factory|
|2022||Akhiyan||Shekhar Khanijo||Shekhar Khanijo|
|Tumhe Pyaar Karungga||Lakshay Kapoor||VYRL Originals|
|2023||Wo Kashish||Javed Ali, Anweshaa||Kashish Music|
|Ishq Hua||Javed Ali, Aakritti Mehra||Blue Music Record Label|