Age: 28 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jia Shankar
- Jiya Shankar is an Indian actor who mainly works in Hindi television series. She gained recognition for her roles in drama series such as ‘Meri Hanikarak Biwi’ (2017) and ‘Kaatelal & Sons’ (2020).
- Jiya was enthusiastic about sports during her school days. She played Kho-Kho and also showed a profound interest in gymnastics. Siddharth Kannan – YouTube
- Following her parents’ separation, Jiya went through a phase of depression. According to Jiya, the impact was so substantial that it also negatively affected her academic performance. Siddharth Kannan – YouTube
- In an interview, Jiya revealed that she was bullied by her classmates during her college years because of which she used to skip many lectures. She mentioned how her classmates used to make fun of her sense of style and the way she expressed herself in class. Jiya added that to put this to an end, she decided to join in the laughter, which effectively neutralised her classmates’ negative behaviour. Siddharth Kannan – YouTube
- According to Jiya Shankar, she initially used to be so introverted that she used to find family gatherings challenging; however, her entry into the entertainment industry marked a substantial transformation in her personality. In an interview, she attributed her transformation to the practical training at the Anupam Kher Acting Institute in Mumbai, which helped her overcome these hurdles and fostered personal growth. Siddharth Kannan – YouTube
- Jiya worked in many television serials. In 2015, she played the role of ‘Alisha Rai’ in the romantic comedy television series ‘Love by Chance.’
- In 2017, she appeared as Dr. Iravati Desai Pandey (Ira) in the series ‘Meri Hanikarak Biwi,’ which aired on And TV (stylized as &tv) from 2017 to 2019.
- In 2022, Shankar hosted ‘Good Night India,’ a comedy show which aired on Sony SAB.
- In 2023, Jiya appeared as a contestant in Bigg Boss OTT Season 2; it was streamed on JioCinema.
- Jiya loves drawing and painting as it helps her to attain a calm state of mind.
- She is an avid reader and boasts an impressive collection of books.
- Jiya has a Persian cat, Sky, as a pet.
- She consumes alcohol on various occasions.
- In 2023, fans of Manisha Rani, a dancer and influencer, and YouTuber Abhishek Malhan (collectively known as ‘Abhisha’) accused Jia of paying paparazzi Rs. 4 lacs to ruin Manisha’s reputation. They posted an edited WhatsApp chat suggesting Jia asked photographer Viral Bhayani to defame Manisha. Jia, however, refuted these claims on X on 18 August 2023, labelling them as false and baseless.
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