|Maiden name||Jennifer Mistry|
|Famous Role||Mrs. Roshan Kaur Sodhi in the popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008), which airs on Sony SAB and SonyLIV.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-30-34|
|Hair Colour||Light Red Copper Brown|
|Debut||Film: Halla Bol (2008)
TV: Kkusum (2004) on Sony Entertainment Television; cameo role
|Date of Birth||27 November 1978 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||44 Years|
|Birthplace||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|School||1984-1994: 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) LinkedIn - Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal
|Educational Qualification||• M.Com
• Diploma in Kathak (1995)
• A course in Bundelkhandi folk music (1998)
|Religion/Religious Views||Jennifer 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. Facebook - Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Listening to music, Doing Yoga and Meditation|
|Controversy||Accusations 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. The Times of India
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Mayur Bansiwal (aka Bobby Bansiwal) (software engineer, actor, photographer)|
|Marriage Date||7 March 2001
Daughter- Lekissha Mistry Bansiwal (born in 2013)
Note- Image in Husband's section.
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (deceased)
Mother- Name Not Known (staff nurse in a medical college)
• Malcolm Mistry (deceased in 2022)
• Adil Mistry
• Dimple (born in 1980 with Down Syndrome)
Note- Image in Parents' section.
|Food||Masala Khichadi, Dal-Chawal with ghee|
|Actor(s)||Jeetendra, R. Madhavan|
|Actress(es)||Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi|
|Film||Satte Pe Satta (1982)|
|Street Food||Ragda Pani Puri, Chaat|
|Songs||Jhuka 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)|
|Car Collection||Skoda Rapid (2017)
- Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the Indian entertainment industry.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 in May 2023, she revealed in an interview that she had only Rs. 80,000 in her bank account. Hindustan Times