Manini De Mishra is an Indian TV and film actress known for her comic roles and superfine acting. Her first appearance in Indian TV was in the mid-1990s in the serial Amma and Family, which was not a great success. Then in 2003 came the super hit serial '
Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin' on Sony TV, which turned the tables in favor of Manini. She played the role of Pari Kapadia, the best friend of Mallika, the villain. He viewers highly appreciated the role, and she became an instant hit. She also revived Indian Telly Award for the best actress in a comic role in 2004 for this serial.
After this serial, there was no looking back for Manini, and she acted in many serials. Some of them were Sarabhai and Sarabhai on Star One, Sarkar-Rishton Ki Ankahi Kahani on Zee TV, Twinkle Beauty Parlour Lajpat Nagar on Sab TV, Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyaan on Zee TV, Kesariya Balam Aavo Mhare Des on Sahara One,
Rang Badalti Odhani on Star One, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev on Life OK and many others. The audiences much appreciated her role of Dr. Sonali Burwe in C.I. D. and Advocate Devyani Bose. She also participated in
Nach Baliye, the popular Dance Reality Programme in the season I as a participant with her husband
Mihir Mishra and hosted the season II also.
She also acted in some films like Krrish, Fashion and Student of the Year out of which role of Priyanka Chopra's friend in Krrish was the most remembered one.
She is married to Mihir Mishra, who is also an actor. She also has a daughter from her earlier marriage named Dianoor.
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Manini De or Manini De Mishra is a renowned anchor and also a film and television actress who rose to fame after doing the role of Pari Kapadia in the popular series, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, where she also won the Best Female Comic Actor in the Indian Telly Awards in the year 2004.
Manini was a vibrant single parent of Dianoor when she got married to actor, Mihir Mishra in the year 2004. The couple had known each other for 15 days only before they tied the knot. She stated that things just happened, and it’s a product of destiny. Manini’s father is an Oriya while her mother hailed from Uttar Pradesh. She got her name De from her first husband.
The actress first appeared in Home TV’s Amman and Family in the year 1995 before she was noticed on Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Later, she bagged the role of Avanti Oberoi in Sahara One’s Saathiya – Pyar Ka Naya Ehsaas. She also joined the 1st season of the dance reality show, Nach Baliye on STAR Plus together with her husband. In 2005, she did an episodic in Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai as Dinky Chakraborty on STAR One. She also acted as Chi Chi, the event planner in the Rose Audio Visuals television series, Remix which is also aired on STAR One. She played as Pooja in the Hindi series, The Great Indian Comedy Show in the year 2005. She was also part of the series, Sarkar – Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani on Zee TV and Twinkle Beauty Parlour Lajpat Nagar on SAB TV. From 2006 to 2009, she played as Aunt Chanchal in Creative Eye Limited’s Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann on Zee TV. Besides acting, Manini also hosted the Season 2 of the dance reality show, Nach Baliye in 2006 together with Mihir Mishra. In the year 2007, she worked as Jeete Hain Iske Liye on Sony TV. Manini also did an environmental series which was done for the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Delhi entitled, Bhoomi (The Earth). The weekly series was aired on DD1 where she plays as the anchor of the show. In 2008, she did a cameo role as Poornima in Jamegi Jodi.Com on 9X channel. Subsequently, Manini acted in Kesariya Balam Aavo Hamare Des and Kya Mast Hai Life and Dhak Dhak in Dubai. Manini also hosted the show, Rock and Roll Family Hungama, who give insights about the show. She also played the role of Dr. Sonali Barwe in the crime detective series, C.I.D in 2010. Manini was also part of Rang Badalti Odhani and Ek Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi. She was also seen as Ms. Devyani Bose on Sony TV’s Adaalat. In 2012, Manini played as Princess Vijaya, Sati’s elder sister who will bring trouble to Sati’s life in the popular mythological series, ‘Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev’. She also played a part in Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon,
The Buddy Project and Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year. She gained more popularity when she acted as Agrima Singh, a training officer in the top rated series, Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus. Recently, she did an episodic in Life OK’s Savdhaan India. She was also a co-host in the EurAsia Cricket Series which was aired on Sahara One.
She also did few films like Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, 7 ½ Sphere: More Than A Wedding, Krrish, Fashion, Ashok Chakra: Tribute to Real Heroes, Student of the Year and she recently did the Marathi film, Sata Lota Pan Sagla Khota.