Mona Singh is a popular Indian model-turned-television-actress who appeared in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian drama soap, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, as the female lead protagonist, Mona Pradeep Singh. She is the ex-wife of Pradeep Singh (played by
Pawan Shankar), and the story revolves around their life as a young couple who resides in Mumbai, along with their three children- Bulbul (played by
Sargun Mehta), Rano (played by
Ananya Agarwal) and Rajbir (played by
Yatin Mehta). It is a family story that portrays the struggles of Mona after his husband has an affair with other women.
She also did a pivotal role in the comedy drama film,
3 Idiots, under the direction of
Rajkumar Hirani, in 2009. She played the role of Mona Sahasrabuddhe, the elder sister of Pia. Later, she acted as Koel Datta in the Bollywood comedy thriller film, Utt Pataang.
Mona Singh was born on October 8, 1981, in Pune, India. Besides modeling and acting, she is also a TV presenter and a good dancer. She was once a winner in the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, on Colors TV. Her debut in television was from the popular series, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, the Indian version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea or
Ugly Betty. She played the lead female protagonist role of Jasmeet Walia, the wife of Armaan (played by
Apurva Agnihotri). This is the serial where Mona won the Best Actress in Drama Series and Outstanding Debut in the 2003 Aspara Awards. She also got the Television Personality of the Year and Best Female Actress in 2004 Indian Telly Awards. Mona also received the Best Popular Actress in the Indian Television Academy Awards in 2004, Best Female Actress in Indian Telly Awards, and Best Actress for Drama in the Indian Television Academy Awards in 2005. The show itself also won many awards over the years that it was aired.
From 2008 to 2009, she played the wife of Dr. Shekhar Kapoor (played by Apurva Agnihotri) in NDTV Imagine’s, Radhaa Ki Betiyan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi. Besides acting, Mona is also an excellent television presenter. She hosted the Female Miss India, Season 2 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Season 1 to 3, fourth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Shaadi 3 Crore Ki, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 4,
Star Ya Rockstar, and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 5. She also made a guest appearance on Imagine TV’s,
Ratan Ka Rishta, in 2011, and joined the Meethi Choori No. 1 in 2010.
Mona was also part of the AIDS event in November 2006. Subsequently, she signed on with Sony Entertainment Television for being the brand ambassador of the channel for a span of 13 months. Mona was also part of the show, Extreme Makeover and Extra Shots. She became an ambassador for several brands as well.
Mona Singh had a controversy when an MMS video leaked and went viral on the Internet. But the actress says, it was not her and she was saddened that someone would morph her body into someone else’s body just to make an overly sensational video. She filed a complaint against the Cybercrime Cell and she hopes that they can easily track the culprit responsible for this controversy.
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Mona Singh was born on 8th October, 1981, in Chandigarh, India. She made her debut on the small screen with the television drama named “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi”. Her character called Jassi accumulated lots of fame and applause for her. Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi aired on Sony Entertainment Television, accumulated lots of T.R.P, and became one of the most popular television dramas of that era.
Later in her career, she put her legs on the dance floor of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 1 on Colors, and she grabbed the winner’s trophy by defeating Sweta Shalve. Owing to extreme popularity as a television actress, she got an opportunity to become the brand ambassador of Sony Entertainment Television for 13 months. Later part in her career, she hosted Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 4 and also Extra Shots on Set Max. She made her maiden appearance on the
Silver Screen with a movie called “3 Idiots”, in 2009, as an elder sister of lead actress,
Kareena Kapoor Khan. She also endorsed various brands.
In 2011, she got an opportunity to host Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television. She continuously hosted 5 seasons of that show.
She bagged the “Apsara Award” for outstanding debut in 2003. She is currently working with a new television drama called “Kya Hua Tera Wada,” as Mona, a female protagonist. On top of this, she is also shooting for a movie called ‘Z Plus’ that satirises security provided to politicians.