Jividha Sharma or Jividha Ashta (after marriage) is an Indian model, dancer and film and television actress. She started her career as the sister of Aishwarya Rai in the Bollywood musical romantic drama film, Taal, in 1999. Though she acted in a supporting role, she earned appreciation from the viewers. She rose to fame in the romantic action film, Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa, where she starred opposite
in the lead role in 2002 and earned recognition from the prominent Punjabi producer and director, Manjeet Maan.
From Bollywood, she progressed to the Telugu film industry and acted in Narayana Rao Upplapati’s film, Yuva Ratna, along with Taraka Ratna Rama Rao Nandamuri in the lead role in the year 2002. Eventually, the actress bagged the female lead role in her first Punjabi film, Mini Punjab, alongside legendary actor and singer, Gurdas Maan Ji in 2009. In 2011, she acted as one of the leads in the Punjabi film, Yaar Annmulle, which was helmed by
. Jividha acted in Diljit Dosanjh’s debut film, The Lion of Punjab in the same year. She was also seen in another Punjabi film entitled Dil Saada Lutiya Gaya, together with
in the lead role.
Jividha has also gained popularity on the small screen. In 2003, she played a cameo role as Muskaan in the Hindi serial, Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan, on Zee TV channel. The following year, she was seen in AK Films’ Zameen Se Aassman Tak on Sahara One. Jividha made an episodic on Life OK’s
and Zee TV’s
2. She further acted in a television commercial for Johnson’s Baby Cream. Besides modeling and acting, she is also a brilliant dancer. She was trained by one of India’s best choreographers,
. She danced in the music video of her film, Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa, to the tune of Kumar Sanu’s Jab Se Main.
She also appeared in some of the item songs in the 2012 Punjabi film, Pinky Moge Wali. Due to her passion for dancing, Jividha enrolled her kids, Ashtami, and Vidhan Ashta in one of India’s best dance school, Saif Creations.