Known for her role as the revenge seeking woman, Durga Thakur in the thriller series
Ek Hasina Thi
, Sanjeeda Sheikh is a renowned TV actress in India. She also participated in the dancing competition Nach Baliye 3 along with her husband and won it.
Born on 20th December, 1984 in Kuwait, she shifted to Mumbai and conducted dancing classes. She never aspired to become an actress. But within 18 months she had already acted in a couple of south Indian films. She entered the world of television when
spotted her at a party. She made her Television Debut with the Star One Tv show, Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka.
She soon gained attention and was later cast in many tv shows like Kayamath, Kya Dil Mein Hai, Jaane Pehchaane Se Yeh Ajnabee,
Piya Ka Ghar
Pyara Lage, and the latest flick Ek Hasina Thi in which her role as Durga Thakur won her critical acclaim.
She won Best Actress in a negative role for Kayamath at the Gold Awards 2008. Further for her role as Durga in Ek Hasina Thi, she won the most Stylish Female award and The Gr8! performer of the year award at the Indian Television Academy Awards (2014).
Apart from appearing in the TV shows, she also acted in a couple of Bollywood films such as in Baghban (2003) as Neeli, in Poonniyaan Selvan (2005) as Priya, in Pankh (2010) as Kusum, and in Johnny Mastana (2011).
In 2012, Sanjeeda Sheikh married her long time boyfriend Aamir Ali, and they are considered as the television industry’s cutest couple. Currently she is working for her role as Durga in the show Ek Hasina Thi.