Kamya Panjabi

Kamya Panjabi
Kamya Punjabi graces the Indian Television Academy Awards 2017 (12) (cropped).jpg
Punjabi at the Indian Television Academy Awards 2017
Born (1979-08-13) 13 August 1979 (age 39)[1][2][3]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996 - present
Notable work
Netra in Reth
Kiran in Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani
Sindoora in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann
Bunty Negi
( m. 2003; div. 2013)
Children 1

Kamya Panjabi is an Indian television actress, who generally plays the vamp or negative characters in Hindi television serials [4][5] and is also well known for Standup comedy. She participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.


Panjabi is an actress who has played several roles in Hindi films such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (girl taunting Amisha Patel on the cruise ship), Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (lady in the final wedding scene) and Koi Mil Gaya (one of the inhabitants of the Hill Stations). In 1997, she featured in a music video called Mehndi Mehndi, and was also part of the music video Kala Shah Kala by Anamika. She was also seen in the movies Yaadein (talking to Kareena Kapoor at the cycle race competition), as well as in Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (as a news reporter). In addition, she was also seen in a Telugu movie titled Maa avida meeda ottu mee avida chala manchidi. (In the movie, Punjabi is seen as Prakash Raj's fiancé in Goa.) In "Priyamaina neeku" Telugu movie appeared in first song "nachenu ra nachenu ra".

Punjabi has played negative roles in Reth as Nethra, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani as Kiran, Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann as Sindoora Singh (for which she won the award for Best Actor in a Negative Role[6]), Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki as Kamya, and in Amber Dhara as Deepika. Punjabi has also played positive roles in Piya Ka Ghar (TV series) as Simran, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak as Uttara and Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar as Ramya. She was also seen in Parvarrish as Mandira in Sony TV. She was part of second season of Comedy Circus comedy show on Sony TV, in Nautanki the Comedy theatre and a contestant in Bigg Boss 7 in Colors. In the show, she has been very close to Pratyusha Banerjee. Kamya Punjabi to star in Darr Sabko Lagta Hai.[7]


Year Show Role Channel
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Karishma Singh Star Plus
Piya Ka Ghar Simran Zee TV
Kyun Hota Hai Pyar Ramya Star Plus
2002–2006 Astitva ... Ek Prem Kahani Kiran Zee TV
2004-2006 Reth Netra Zee TV
2005-2007 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Kamya Parashar Sahara One
2006-2009 Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh Zee TV
2007 Amber Dhara Deepika Sony TV
2008 Comedy Circus Contestant
2009 Jeet Jayenge Hum Devyani
Naaginn - Waadon Ki Agniparikshaa Naaginn (Special appearance) Zee TV
2010-2012 Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara Star Plus
2012 Parvarrish Mandira Bhagat Sony TV
2013 Nautanki the Comedy theatre Standup comedy Colors TV
Bigg Boss 7 Contestant
2013-2014 Beintehaa Zarina
2013-2015 Doli Armaano Ki Damini Anirudh Sinha Zee TV
2014 The Adventures of Hatim Rihana Life OK
Bigg Boss 8 Herself/Guest Colors TV
2014-15 Box Cricket League Contestant Sony TV
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Herself &TV
"Aanat" Shweta Maan TV
Bigg Boss 9 Herself/Guest Colors TV
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (episode twenty two) Vidhya &TV
Box Cricket League (season 2) Contestant Colors TV
Comedy Nights Bachao Herself
2016–present Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Preeto Harak Singh
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Herself/Guest
2017 Tu Aashqui
2018 Bigg Boss 12

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Role Result
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sindoora Pratap Singh Won
Kalakar Awards
2008 Sansui Awards Nominated
Apsara Awards
2011 Star Parivaar Awards Most Stylish Sadasya (Female) Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Uttara
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jury)
2014 Lions Gold Awards Appreciation Award Bigg Boss 7 Herself Won


  1. ^ a b http://www.metromasti.com/page/biography/32473
  2. ^ Koi Mil Gaya. "Kamya Panjabi Movies, Biography, News, Photos, Videos & Awards | FilmiBeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ Colors (18 April 2018). "Aapkacolors | Colors TV US Website: Aapkacolors, Colors TV Shows, Photos, News, Promo videos". Colors.in.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Kamya Panjabi goes bare back to support Ekta Kapoor for her film Lipstick Under My Burkha".
  5. ^ Kamya Punjabi does a balancing act
  6. ^ "HugeDomains.com - RadioSargam.com is for sale". Radio Sargam. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Kamya Punjabi to star in 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai'". TOI. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.