Kanika Maheshwari is an Indian television actress. She is famous role playing negative role of Meenakshi Rathi in Star Plus’ popular television show Diya Aur Baati Hum. She has won several award for her performance including Indian Telly Awards and Zee Gold Awards. Maheshwari also worked in TV show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Viraasat and Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi.
Birth & Early Life
Kanika Maheshwari was born in a Marwari Maheshwari family on 24 April 1981 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India to parents Rakesh Maheshwari who is a C. A. and her mother’s name is Sudha Maheshwari. Her family later moved to New Delhi after her birth and she is the only child of her parents.
After her graduation, Maheshwari learned the fine art of Vaastu Shastra and Color Therapy before dabbling into acting. At the academy she learned performing arts and experimented her talents, she was encouraged by her teachers and mentors to find her place in Mumbai and create a niche for herself in the industry.
|Real Name||Kanika Maheshwari|
|Date of Birth||24 April 1981|
|Age (as in 2021)||40 Years|
|Birth Place||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Home Town||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Family||Mother : Sudha Maheshwari
Father : Rakesh Maheshwari (Charted Accounted)
Sister : Not Available
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Maheshwari made her debut in the year 2001-02 with the television serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judai. She first came into the limelight when she played the role of Meenakshi in the Star Plus serial Diya Aur Baati Hum, which was well received by the TV audience. She has been part of numerous show ever since such as Kkavyanjali, Reth,Shaurya Aur Suhani etc.
In 2021, Maheshwari was seen in Sony TV’s show Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye as Mogar (Rab-Rab Aunty). The show talks about Amrit, Vashma and Radha are three women who live in Lahore at a time when India is on the cusp of gaining independence. They hope to achieve their dreams and find success in their love lives.
Education Details and More
|Debut||Television : Kabhi Aaye Na Judai (2001)
|Awards||Zee Gold Awards (2012; Best Actress in a negative role)
Indian Telly Awards (2012; Best Actress in a negative role)
Zee Gold Awards (2013; Best Actress in a negative role)
SATIA Award (2018)
Physical Stats and More
|Height||5′ 6″ Feet|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hobbies||Yoga and Boxing|
Kanika married businessman Ankur Ghai in January 2012 and gave birth to a boy Riyansh in April 2015.
Marital Status and More
|Boyfriends||Ankur Ghai (Businessman)
|Salary (approx)||Not Available|
|Net Worth||Not Available|
Social Media Presence
- Kanika Maheshwari was born in Aligarh but brought up in Delhi, India.
- She has also been part of commercial advertisement of Fanta with Rani Mukhrjee and Coke ad with Amir Khan.
- Maheshwari participated in Nach Baliye season 6 with husband Anukar Ghai but left mid-show due to foot injury.
- She did a cameo role in show Dil Se Dil Tak as Madam Ji in 2017.
- Maheshwari is two times winner of Zee Gold Award in a negative role (2012 and 2013) her her powerful performance as Meenakshi Rathi in TV show Diya Aur Baati Hum.
- In 2018, She won SATIA Award for Social Activist & Talented Indian Award.
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