Giaa Manek is an Indian TV actress, born on February 18, 1986 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat but she was brought up in Mumbai. Her parents are Reena and Harshad Manek. Giaa started doing ‘Amul’ and ‘Vatika Hair Oil’ commercials when she was just 17 years old.
She debuted in the movie Na Ghar Ke Na Ghat Ke, where she played as
Neena Gupta and Om Puri’s daughter. She became popular for doing the lead role in the Indian drama series, ‘
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ as Gopi Modi but she was later replaced by the actress
Devoleena Bhattacharjee. Giaa was also part of the Indian sitcom, ‘
Jeannie Aur Juju’ which on SAB TV where she played the role of Jeannie alongside
Ali Asgar. She won the Best Actress Awards in the 22nd Kalakar Awards for her appearance in Jeannie Aur Juju.
Giaa didn’t have any professional acting training, but she says that her skills in acting were improved because of the many auditions she had before she had her first break in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.
She is a fan of
Salman Khan and Kareen Kapoor. During her free time, she loves to spend time at home. Giaa Manek loves soft, romantic music and other romantic comedies like DDLJ and Maine Pyaar Kiya.
Aside from acting, she enjoys dancing and was even joined the 5th season of the dance competition show, Jhalak Dikhla jaa. Giaa’s fans love her a lot because she is always in touch with them, answering and retweeting their messages and well wishes. She also enjoys designing pottery and Mehendi as her hobbies.
After her stint in Jeannie Aur Juju, Giaa has taken a hiatus and catch up with all the lost moments of the past five years. She enjoyed all her time with family and friends. She loves eating street food and Vada Pav is her favourite. She is very proud of her new house in Malad, Western Mumbai which she recently bought through her hard work. She loves going to Worli Sea Face especially when she feels down and sad.
She feels that she was made for acting and this super girl fought with her fate and showed her talent to the world. Like many talented people in the industry, Giaa also struggled in the beginning of her career. However, she dint lose hope until she was finally given a chance to show her skills in Saath Nibhaana Sathiyaa.