Ragini Shah is a renowned Indian actress who rose to fame after bagging the role of Dugba on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hindi soap, Saraswatichandra on Star Plus channel. Her family is from Mehsana but the actress was born and raised up in Mumbai. Ragini is a known face to the Gujarati industry; she has done over 50 Gujarati films and received six state awards, four of which are for the Best Actress Awards and two are for the Best Supporting Actress Award. Aside from working on Gujarati film festivals, she is also a director of television documentaries and short films.

Later on, she quit the Gujarati industry since she cannot find anything new with the roles and scripts she was in and then, she moved back to Mumbai. From there, she donned Hindi television serials and perform at the Prithvi Theatre. Subsequently, Sandip Patel offered her the main lead role in the Gujarati show, Moti Baa which was aired on ETV Gujarati. Initially, she was hesitant to do the role and asked the director to wait until she finalized her decision; but the writer, Kaajal Oza Vaidya called her and inform her that she was the one who has written the story. Since she was impressed with the books of Vaidya, she immediately agreed to appear in the show. The brilliant actress is also part of the Gujarati film, Harun Arun under the direction of Vinod Ganatra in 2009. The film won six international awards and Audience Award in Freeze Frame Film Festival in Canada.

Ragini made her debut in the epic historical drama serial, Chanakya in year 1988 on DD National, where she played the role of Chanakya’s (played by Chandraprakash Dwivedi) mother. She went on to work as Rashmi Shekhar Nanvati in the Hindi serial, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka on Sony TV in 1999. In 2001, she bagged the role of Mrs. Janki Bhimani on Zee TV’s Chandan Ka Palna Resham Ki Dori. Then in 2002, she appeared in the popular drama series, Aati Rahengi Baharein on Zee TV. In 2008, she was starred in the drama series, Mera Sasural on Sahara One. She was also part of Sphere Origins’ Zindgi Ka Har Rang…Gulaal as Maasa, the mother-in-law of Bhabo who loves wearing jewelries, followed by her appearance as the strict and dominating Maasa in the highest-rating television soap, Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus.

Ragini was married to his co-actor and director Deepak Gheewala who worked with her in Gulaal and Gujarati shows like Jo Jo Moda Na Padta, Grahan and more.
Ragini Khanna Hindi Actress

Ragini Khanna

Ragini Khanna is a well-known Indian model, film and television actress. She was born on December 9, 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is the daughter of Praveen and Kamini Khanna and the younger sister of actor, Amit Khanna. She is also the niece of actor and former politician, Govinda. She attended R.N. Shah High School and later studied at the University of Mumbai with a Masters degree in Commerce. Initially, she wanted to become a singer so she took a training by Prakash Prasad. Eventually, she became an actress and appeared in several television shows and won many awards. Ragini has done a short print ad at first and later after, she worked in several advertisements such as Amul Cool Café and more.She was debuted in the television soap, Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine in 2008. She played as Ragini Sharma, the second daughter of Radhaa Sharma (played by Supriya Pilgaonkar). She made a special appearance on NDTV Imagine’s Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family in the same year. In 2009, Ragini was starred as Bharti, the female avatar of Bhaskar (male Bhaskar was played by Eijaz Khan) in the romantic comedy show, Bhaskar Bharti on Sony Entertainment Television. In year 2010, she was starred as Suhana Bajpayee, a rich and spoiled brat girl who lost her mother at her very young age in the drama series, Sasuraal Genda Phool on Star Plus channel in 2010. In the same year, she made a special appearance on Sony TV’s Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. Later, Ragini made a cameo appearance as Suhana Kashyap in Director Kut’s Productions’ Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai on STAR Plus. In 2011, she acted on a special appearance in the television series, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai on STAR Plus. Soon after, the actress made another cameo appearances on Shashi Sumeet Productions’ Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki on Life OK, Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan and Diya Aur Baati Hum.Ragini also rose to fame after joining many reality shows including Dekh India Dekh, Comedy Ka Daily Soap, Meethi Choori No. 1 and Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur. She also made a guest appearance in the popular reality game show, 10 Ka Dum in 2009 and won a total of 1,000,000 Rupees; the actress donated her winnings to the charity. Ragini was also seen in another reality show, Big Money: Chota Parda Bada Game on Imagine TV. She appeared in the Diwali Special Episode of the 4th season of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati and won ₹1,250,000. She also joined the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but she took the 9th position and got eliminated in 2011. Ragini also joined the reality show, Star Ya Rockstar; a singing game show for celebrities on Zee TV. In 2013, the actress also joined the reality show, Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki on the same channel. Besides joining, she is also one of the favorite host of the Indian viewers. She anchored reality shows like Jubilee Comedy Circus, India’s Best Dramebaaz, Gangs of Haseepur and Dil Hai Chota Sa Choti Si Asha. She, along with Manish Paul also hosted the fifth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2012.She made her debut on Bollywood through the Hindi comedy film, Teen Thay Bhai in 2011. She acted as Reet in the box-office Punjabi comedy film, Bhaji in Problem in 2013. She was also featured in the Bollywood comedy film, Ghoomketu in 2014, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.The brilliant actress is the brand ambassador of a science organization called, Beauty with Astrology which was started by her mother, Kamini Khanna and the radio show, Seher which was aired on 92.7 BIG FM. Her performance in Sasural Genda Phool gained her awards and nominations including the Best Actress in a Drama Series on the Apsara Award in 2012. She was also nominated as the Most Lokpriya Non-Fiction Anchor for hosting the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.

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