Profession: Actress , Director, Guest Appearance, Producer, Singer, Supporting Actress
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  • Also Know as :- Kunika
  • Profession:- Actress , Director, Guest Appearance, Producer, Singer, Supporting Actress
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 27 Feb 1964
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1988
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Mahesh Bhatt made Kunika immortal in his TV serial Swabhimaan Mahesh Bhatt was impressed by Kunika in her vampish role in Akshay Kumar’s hit film Kiladi (1992). Bhatt was in look out for a bold actress who was sexy and stern, to play a lady jailors’ role in his play Gumraah staring Sanjay Dutt and Sridevi. When he saw Kunika, he immediately signed her as she suited the lady jailor’s image to a perfect T. Kunika did a fabulous job. This gave Mahesh Bhatt confidence and he offered Kunika, the role of Nishi Malhotra, a challenging character of High society woman, in his TV serial Swabhimaan. The TV serial was aired on Doordarshan in 1995 and became huge hit and Kunika became a household name with her immortal role in the serial. Till date she is recognized for her popular vamp role in Swabhimaan though she has done many positive roles like Kyon, Wah Wah Ramji, Dil Churake Chal Diye, Ma Santoshi Ma, Insaaf –The Justice etc.

Kunika aspired to shine on silver screen Being blessed with sharp and gorgeous features as a child Kunika looked stunning and won prizes at school drama and aspired to become an actress and shine on silver screen. Her parents were broadminded people. Her father was South Indian, working in Air-force and her mother was Punjabi and English. Her maternal grandmother was Scottish. Hence the family atmosphere was cosmopolitan and Kunika had lot of freedom. This freedom proved disastrous as at a young age of 15 years she fell in love with a man and married at the age of 16 thus ruining her career!

Many men came in her life but she was deceived by many. Being bold and beautiful Kunika had many man entering her life but tragically, she could never found true love as everyone deceived her and she was forced to seek solace in spiritual world. When she was just 16 years old she had a fixation for Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Once during a party she saw a gentleman, dressed typically like Amitabh Bachchan, in Churidar- Kurta and a shawl draped on his shoulder. He looked dashing and soon she fell in his love despite he was 13 years older than him. Since her family was cosmopolitan hence they did not object for her choice of marrying a Marwari man, nevertheless her parent were not much happy and advised her against the marriage. But she was adamant and married. The married proved disastrous. After she gave birth to a son, trouble started and they divorced. Kunika fought for 12 years for custody of her son. But when she saw her son becoming victim of the tussle between husband and wife, she stepped back. She is in touch with her son who stays in USA with his father. He is 27 years old. After coming out from the depression, she came in contact with actor Pran’s son, Sunil Sikand and stayed in live-in-relation. Due to hot temper of Sunil, this romance did not last long. Later she had a relationship with Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu but this created havoc in Kumar Sanu’s marital life and Kunika had to exit. After failure in romance Kunika concentrated at work but became a victim of Paranoid schizophrenia, hence her parents insisted her to settle down, Hence on parents insistence she married Vinay Lal. But yet again the marriage was a failure. But this time Kunika, acted wisely. After giving birth to a child, she took her 40 days old son, and moved out from her husband’s house. Today she is a happy lady and enjoys the solace and love of her son Karan. Kunika asserts that she has achieved a greater love from her son, which is pious and affectionate unlike the love that she had been wander to find in physical relationships.

Kunika started with TV serials Distressed by failure in marriage and the bitter battle for custody of her son, Kunika was broken down. But for survival she needed a career. Once she was travelling in plane when she happened to meet film comedian Asrani and praised him about his wife Manju’s TV serial Kashmakash. An elated Asrani gave Kunika her wife’s telephone number and suggested her to compliment her instead of him. Kunika gave a call to Manju, who invited Kunika to her film studio. Kunika paid a casual visit but to her pleasant delight, Manju offered Kunika a role in her serial. Kunika was glad to accept the offer as since childhood she dreamt to act in films. Thus began her journey in TV industry. Later she did famous TV producer Dheeraj Kumar’s hit TV serial Adalat and soon became queen of TV world. Kunika ruled Bollywood as bold and sexy vamp Kunika took over Bindu (aka Mona Darling of the 70’s) and became the new hot and sex siren vamp of Bollywood. She made her debut with a horror flick Kabrastan but soon became popular with hit film like Khiladi, Beta, Baaghi , Gumrah and did as many as 110 films including hit films like Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Mohra, Page 3, Fugly etc. Kunika found solace through Spiritual Path Tormented with failed marriages and her battle to seek custody of her first son, wrecked Kunika that she sought solace from spiritual path. She acquired metal peace at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s ashram and later she gained strength to live life after meeting American Motivational Guru Louise Lynn Hay, who has penned a book called ‘You Can Heal Your Life.’

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