Muskaan Nancy James is an Indian model and television actress who appeared as Sakshi in the Hindi soap, Mata Ki Chowkion Sahara One. She is also known by her name, MuskaanArora although she was born as Nancy James, named after the popular writer, Nancy Drew.
Muskaan was just a pet name and Arora was her real surname, before her father converted and became Christian, although she never used that surname. Since her friends and many other people got used to calling her by her pet name, Muskaan wanted to be known by her real name, Nancy James. At first, she was not really interested in acting andwanted to pursue a career in Law.
While in Delhi, her grandmother pushed her to audition for Mata Ki Chowki. She decided against it since she was not really interested in acting, until a friend asked her if Muskaan would accompany her to the audition. Incidentally, she was selected instead of her friend. After that, she moved to Mumbai and acted in some ads.
But prior to Mata Ki Chowki, she had done more than 35 commercial ads and bagged the role of Sapna, the youngest in Shah’s family in the Indian soap, Thodi Khushi Thode Gham on Sony Entertainment Television India. She also did an episodic in Hello Dolly. Later, she was seen in the weekly crime-based series, Hum Ne Li Hai…Shapath on Life OK.
After this, she was not seen on the small screen for some time but later came back to essay the role of Meerabai in the historical show, Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap on Sony TV. In 2012, she also did an episodic entitled, Maut Ke Parinde in the courtroom drama series, Adaalat on Sony TV. She played the wife of KD Pathak (played by Ronit Roy). Muskaan also appeared in Fear Files and played Gayathri, who had come from Los Angeles along with her husband and daughter to sell off her property.
But she witnessed strange things when they lived in a Haveli and suddenly, her daughter went missing. That waswhen the mystery started. Muskaan wants to be a part of the reality show, Bigg Boss as she finds his voice sexy, she claims. She once had a relationship with Pavitra Rishta star, Manish Naggdev. This Punjabi girl is also on the lookout fora comedy based role in the future. Besides acting, she loves to drive, swim, dance, paint, listen to any form of music and read books.