Mouni Roy (born 28 September 1985) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films and television. She made her acting debut in 2006, with the TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Roy became one of the highest-paid Hindi television actresses after portraying a shape-shifting serpent in the supernatural thriller Naagin and its sequel Naagin 2. She is a recipient of various awards including the Indian Television Academy Awards and Gold Awards.
Roy made her film debut with the Punjabi film Hero Hitler in Love (2011). She made her Hindi film debut with Gold (2018), receiving Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. Roy received critical acclaim for her performance as Junoon in Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva (2022).
Early Life and Education
Roy was born in Cooch Behar, West Bengal on 28 September 1985 into a Bengali Hindu 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 at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar and then went to Delhi.
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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 Hindi film industry. She finished her part 1 exam 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.
Roy has been awarded the UAE golden visa due to her frequent visits to the country.
Following three years of relationship, Roy and Dubai-based businessman Suraj Nambiar got married in traditional Bengali and Malayali ceremonies on 27 January 2022, in Panaji, Goa.
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Debut and Initial Career
Roy started her career with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006, portraying Krishna Tulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat and Akashdeep Saigal. She then participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha. Then, she portrayed Shivani Sabharwal in Kasturi. In 2008, she participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh. In 2010, she played Roop in Do Saheliyaan.
Other Work and Media Image
Roy has established herself as one of the most popular and highest paid television actress in India. Times of India termed Naagin as a “game-changer” for Roy. Post the release of Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva, Mayukh Majumdar of Filmfare termed her “the undisputed star of the movie”. Financial Express stated that Roy’s Junoon will be the “best antagonist Bollywood has seen in a while”.
Roy has frequently featured on Times’ 50 Most Desirable Women list. She ranked 35th in 2017, 32nd in 2018, 41st in 2019 and 44th in 2020. She was placed 3rd in Times 20 Most Desirable Women on TV list of 2017. She is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products including Bryan & Candy, Joy and Spawake.
Roy also supports a number of social causes. During the COVID-19 crisis, she donated a sum for the people in need. In 2020, after the cyclone Amphan, she joined hands with an NGO and auctioned her paintings in order to raise funds. Roy also donated to the Iskcon Foundation, for medical facilities in Mayapur in 2021.
Roy and her husband Suraj Nambiar launched “Ultimate Gurus”, a global education platform in 2022. In March 2023, Roy performed in various cities in the United States for “The Entertainers” tour, alongside Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Sonam Bajwa, Aparshakti Khurana, Stebin Ben and Zahrah S Khan.
|2011||Hero Hitler in Love||Sahiban|
|2016||Mahayoddha Rama||Sita (Voice)|
|Tum Bin II||Herself||Special appearance in the song “Nachna Aaonda Nahin”|
|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|
|2022||Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva||Junoon|
|2023||The वरGIN Tree||TBA|
|2006–08||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Krishna Tulsi|
|2008||Kaho Na Yaar Hai||Contestant|
|Zara Nachke Dikha||Contestant||Winner|
|2009||Pati Patni Aur Woh|
|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|
|2017||Lip Sing Battle||Contestant|
|2018; 19||Naagin 3||Shivangi/Shivanya|
|2022–present||Dance India Dance Li’l Masters 5||Judge|
|2023||Dance Bangla Dance Season 12||Judge|
|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|
|2022||Poori Gal Baat||Tiger Shroff|
|Gatividhi||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Fakeeran||Zahrah S Khan|