“Born to the stage” girl, yes, that’s Manasi Parekh. She is an actor, singer, host, model, and a performer. She rose to fame by winning Zee TV's singing reality show
Star Ya Rockstar. Even after graduating with an honors degree in English Literature, she took acting as her career and made a mark in it. Her fan following rose to prominence through
India Calling. She was born on July 10, 1986, in Ahmedabad.
She got a break in serial Kya Mast Hai Zindagi and had been a part of the Indian Television Industry since she was in college. She is one of the few artists who has worked as a lead actress on almost all the channels like Zee TV, Sony, Star Plus, Star One, 9X, Sab TV. You will be surprised to know that she did almost different roles on each serial from drama to reality shows, great serials to light comedy series. She has acted in soaps like
Gulaal, India Calling,
Remote Control, Sapnaa Baaabul Ka... Bidai and Kuch Tho Log Kahenge.
Besides being an actor, Manasi is also a trained classical singer and sung vocals for Devdas. She has even ventured into films like
Leelai and recently acted in Yeh Kaisi Life. She is even passionate about photography. While working in television, she took a short break from 2008-2009 and got enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in
New York, which has renowned faculty like
Al Pacino and
Ranbir Kapoor. Currently, she is working on an adaptation of the Shakespeare play ‘All’s well That end’s well’.
She was the only daughter of her parents and is now happily married to a singer
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Manasi Parekh is an Indian Television actress who had played diverse roles on screen. She is also a trained classical singer and a theater artist. She was born on July 10th, 1986 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and is the only daughter of her parents.
Manasi completed her B.A in English Literature and Indian Classical Music. She also wanted to attend “Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute” in New York. She is married to Parthiv Gohil. Her hobbies are blog-writing, playing guitar, singing and reading.
She started out her career as a model and made her debut on television in the show “
Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi” on MTV. She then played a lead role Chandini in the serial “India Calling” which aired from 2005-2006 on Star One channel.
She also starred in shows like “
Laughter Ke Phatke”, “9X’s Remote Control”. In 2010, she bagged the lead role of Gulaal in the series “Zindagi Ka Har Rang… Gulaal” which aired prime time on Star Plus. Manasi Parekh was also seen in a show called “
Four” which aired on Sab TV. She appeared in a few episodes of TV show “
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge” and one episode of “Ishq Kills”.
She not only acted in fictional TV series but also tried her hand at non-fictional shows like “Star Ya Rockstar” which aired on Zee TV.
Being a trained classical singer, she performed tremendously well in the singing competition show Star Ya Rock Star. After winning in it, she wanted to do something in the music area as well. Driven by this motivation, she launched a musical video called “Saanwariya”. She also gave vocals for movies like Devdas.
Manasi made her debut on stage with the musical play “Maro Piyu Gayo Rangoon” on April 29th 2012. The play gained immense popularity and, within few weeks, it hit the Global Theatre in London during Globe-to-Globe music festival. She also appeared in a few TV commercials and acted in a Tamil film called “Leelai”.
Manasi said she is waiting for an exciting project to hit TV screen again.
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Manasi Parekh is a famous Indian singer, and also famously known as an actress and model. She made her first entrance in acting with the TV show, Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi. The part that brought her name and fame was the TV show, India Calling, which was aired on the channel, Star One. She also took part in the singing competition and reality show which was aired on Zee TV called Star Ya Rockstar. In the end, she won the Game. After that, she also played a role in a prime show called ‘Gulaal’, on the channel, Star Plus. She also appeared in some other shows like Remote Control on 9X, and Laughter Kei Patke on Star One. She did a prominent role in the Tamil movie ‘Leelai’ as the role of Karunai Malar, which was a romantic film that starred
Shiv Pandit, and released in the year 2012.
She also made her first Hindi film, Ye Kaisi Life, which was first released at a festival in the city of Goa. Her TV shows include many like the role of Chandini in the show India Calling in the year 2006, role of Mannat in the TV show ‘Four’ in the year 2007, role of Bubbly in Remote Control in 2008, as Gulaal in the show Gulaal in 2011, Mandira in the show Kuch Toh log Kahenge in the year 2011, as Manasi Parekh in the show ITC Aashirvaad Ata, a commercial act in the year 2012, as Contract Killer in the show Ishq Kills which is directed by
Vikram Bhatt in 2014, and recently, as Maya Sumit Walia in the show
Sumit Sambhal Lega from 2015, which is being aired on Star Plus.