Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal (Actress) Age, Husband, Family, Biography

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Husband: Bobby/Mayur Bansiwal
Age: 45 Years
Marriage Date: 7 March 2001

Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal

Maiden nameJennifer Mistry
Nickname(s)• Jenny
• Jenna
• Jenn
Famous RoleMrs. Roshan Kaur Sodhi in the popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008), which airs on Sony SAB and SonyLIV.
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal as Roshan Daruwala Kaur Sodhi in a still from the TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight (approx.)60 Kg (132 lbs)
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-30-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourLight Red Copper Brown
DebutFilm: Halla Bol (2008)
Poster of the film Halla Bol (2008)
TV: Kkusum (2004) on Sony Entertainment Television; cameo role
Poster of the Hindi TV serial Kkusum (2004)
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 November 1978 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)45 Years
BirthplaceJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
School1984-1994: Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa School in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
College/University• Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur (Bachelors)
• G. S. College Of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur (M.Com) [1]LinkedIn - Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal
Educational Qualification• M.Com
• Diploma in Kathak (1995)
• A course in Bundelkhandi folk music (1998)
Religion/Religious ViewsJennifer considers 'humanity' as her religion. In 2021, she shared a post on Facebook and said that she has felt god's presence in all worship places such as temples and dargahs. [2]Facebook - Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal
HobbiesDancing, Listening to music, Doing Yoga and Meditation
ControversyAccusations against producer Asit Kumarr Modi of sexual harassment:

In May 2023, she revealed that she quit the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah after working for 15 years in the show. She accused producer Asit Kumarr Modi and two others, Project Head Sohail Ramani and executive producer Jatin Bajaj, of sexual harassment at the work place. During a media interaction, she said,

“Yes, I’ve left the show. It is right that I shot my last episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on March 6 this year. I had to leave the sets as I was subjected to humiliation and insult at the hands of Mr Sohil Ramani and the other executive producer Jatin Bajaj."

While accusing Asit Modi of making sexual advancements and comments, she said,

"There have been multiple incidents when he has tried to flirt with me and have made sexual advances. When we were shooting in Singapore, it was my marriage anniversary and at night, he told me, "Now, your marriage anniversary is over, so koi guilt nahi rahega aajao mere room mein dono whiskey peete hain..." He has made sexual comments so many times. Once, he was openly making comments and flirting with me and one of my co-actors handled the situation for me. There was also one incident when he called me 'sexy' and pulled my cheeks."

She called it an extremely male-chauvinistic place and said that all female actors and workers, who work under Asit Modi and his team, are no less than bonded labourers. [3]The Times of India

In March 2024, she confirmed that the verdict was in her favour, and Asit had been ordered to clear her outstanding dues and also pay Rs. 5 lakh to her as compensation, totaling the amount nearly Rs. 25-30 lakh to be paid by Asit Modi to her. [4]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsMayur Bansiwal (aka Bobby Bansiwal) (software engineer, actor, photographer)
Marriage Date7 March 2001
Jenifer Mistry Bansiwal and Bobby Bansiwal on their wedding day
Husband/SpouseMayur Bansiwal
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal with Mayur Bansiwal and their daughter
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Lekissha Mistry Bansiwal (born in 2013)

Note- Image in Husband's section.
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (deceased)
Mother- Name Not Known (staff nurse in a medical college)
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal with her family
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Malcolm Mistry (deceased in 2022)
• Adil Mistry
Sister- 1
• Dimple (born in 1980 with Down Syndrome) (died on 13 April 2024)

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FoodMasala Khichadi, Dal-Chawal with ghee
Actor(s)Jeetendra, R. Madhavan
Actress(es)Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi
FilmSatte Pe Satta (1982)
Street FoodRagda Pani Puri, Chaat
SongsJhuka Ke Sar Ko Puchho, Dilbar Mere, Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Naa (all from the 1982 film Satte Pe Satta), Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh (from the 1960 film Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai)
Travel DestinationGoa
Style Quotient
Car CollectionSkoda Rapid (2017)
Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal posing with her daughter and new car

Jennifer Mistry BansiwalSome Lesser Known Facts About Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal

  • Jennifer’s father was Parsi, and her mother is Christian.
  • In 1995, Jennifer earned a 1st Dan-Black Belt in Shito-Ryu karate. She has won 3 shields in karate.

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal during her teenage years

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal during her teenage years

  • While she was a student at G. S. College Of Commerce & Economics, she actively participated in theatre. She once participated in a play titled Sinhasan Khali Hai during an Inter College Competition and their team won the third prize.

    Jennifer Mistry with her theatre team

    Jennifer Mistry with her theatre team

  • After her marriage, Jennifer lived in Chennai and was unemployed. Her husband was the one who encouraged her to work and urged her to submit her headshots to the Indian publication Great Magazines. She subsequently began to get invitations to appear in TV series, commercials, and short films.
  • She contested in Mrs Chennai in 2002.
  • In 2004, Jennifer moved to Mumbai from Hyderabad to become an actress. Initially, she joined theatre groups such as Ekjute Theatre Group in Mumbai and Vivechana Theater Group in Jabalpur. She has done theatre under the guidance of Nadira Babbar.

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal during a theatre play in 1997

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal during a theatre play in 1997

  • She has done cameo roles in several Hindi TV series including Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii (2000) and Kasautii Zindagi Kay (2001). She played a cameo role of Advocate Vijay Saxena’s wife in the show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000).
  • In 2006, she appeared in a cameo role of a saleswoman in the crime TV show CID, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
  • After playing the role of Roshan Daruwala Kaur Sodhi in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008), she became a household face. In 2013, Jennifer went on maternity leave for which she had to leave the show; however, she came back after her daughter turned 3. 
  • She has done several short films including ‘The Johnson Gang Of Mallorca,’ ‘Dark Senses Silence,’ and Paying Guest.

    Jennifer Mistry in a still from the short film Paying Guest (2010)

    Jennifer Mistry in a still from the short film Paying Guest (2010)

  • Jennifer appeared in the Hindi show Naagin on Colors TV in 2015. Her journey on the show was short-lived as she had to leave the show midway due to some date issues.

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal in a still from the show Naagin (2015)

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal in a still from the show Naagin (2015)

  • She appeared in the Bollywood films Luck by Chance (2009) and Krazzy 4 (2018). Jennifer played the role of Rita in the Bollywood film Airlift (2016).
  • Jennifer appeared in several print ads and TV commercials for companies including Snapdeal, Parle, Aqua Elixir, and Manyavar. She appeared in a TV commercial by DBS Bank in 2015.

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal in a still from DBS Bank's TV commercial

    Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal in a still from DBS Bank’s TV commercial

  • Jennifer adores the Urdu language.
  • She loves listening to retro music and Sher-o-Shayari.
  • Jennifer, who is a Reiki practitioner, indulges herself in angel card reading. She once attended a workshop on Chakra Revival.
  • She has a YouTube channel under the name JenniferMistryBansiwalJMB.
  • In a YouTube video, Jennifer said that her mother-in-law changed her name from Jennifer to Jhanvi after she got married; however, Jennifer changed her name back three years later.
  • She has a good memory of dates.
  • She has written extensively about her more than 2000 auditions in many diaries that she keeps.
  • According to Jennifer, she shares a karmic connection with actress Disha Vakani. In an interview, while talking about this, she said,

    Her husband and brother’s names are Mayur and my husband’s name is also Mayur. Her brother’s birthday is on August 26th and my daughter’s birthday is also on the same date. Her daughter Stuti and I share the same birthday November 27. I told Disha we have some karmic connection, we shared vanity vans for 5 years.”

  • After quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on 7 March 2023, she revealed in an interview that she had only Rs. 80,000 in her bank account. [5]Hindustan Times
  • In December 2023, Monaz Mevawala was announced to be playing the role of ‘Roshan Daruwala’ on the show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.” In an interview, Jennifer congratulated Mevawala and mentioned that her attachment to the show, team, and character died after she left. She further added that she was confident about not returning to work with the team again. [6]The Times of India