Jiya Shankar is an Indian actress. She is known for playing Dr. Ira Pandey on &TV’s comedy drama series Meri Hanikarak Biwi and Susheela Ruhail Solanki on SAB TV’s comedy series Kaatelal & Sons. In 2022, she also appeared Marathi-language film Ved. Her performance earned her a Best Debut Actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards Marathi. She played the protagonist in the Colors TV supernatural drama Pishachini. She has also appeared as a co-host of Good Night India on SAB TV. Shankar also participated in Bigg Boss OTT 2 as a contestant, and was evicted on Day 54, three days before the grand finale.

Birth Name

Jiya Shankar







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jiya Shankar was born on the 17th of April 1995, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


She’s currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign




She has Indian ancestry.




Her educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Surekha Gavli (Hairstylist)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Jiya Shankar has dated –

Shankar has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


She has often dyed her hair with Dark Ash Blonde highlights.

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Jiya became known as a Indian actress who rose to fame for her roles in television series such as Meri Hanikarak Biwi and Kaatelal & Sons. In 2022, she appeared in the romantic drama film, Ved. She has earned representation from Exceed Entertainment. She posts photos of herself on her jiyaashankarofficial Instagram account, where she has gained upwards of 3.1 million followers.

Film Debut

In 2013, Shankar had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Entha Andanga Unnave as Jiya.

Television Debut

In 2015, Jiya landed her first role in television by appearing as Alisha Rai in the series, Love by Chance.

Web Debut

In 2020, Shankar had her first web onscreen role in the web series, Virgin Bhasskar 2 as Pakhi.

Jiya Shankar Net worth

Jiya Shankar has an estimated net worth of $500K dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jiya Shankar

  • Shankar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her mother is Surekha Gavli. Her parents divorced when she was 13.
  • In 2013, she made her acting debut in Telugu film named, Entha Andanga Unnave starring alongside Ajay Manthena.
  • In 2015, Shankar made her television debut, as Alisha Rai with Bindass’s Love by Chance opposite Karan Singhmar. She made her first television outbreak, in 2016, by playing one of the leads Shreya Dixit Rathore in & TV’s Queens Hain Hum.
  • In 2017, she appeared in a Tamil film, Kanavu Variyam opposite Arun Chidambaram. Shankar was recently playing the role of Susheela Ruhail Solanki opposite Paras Arora in SAB TV’s Kaatelal & Sons.
  • In 2021, she made her appearance in a Marathi film, Ved where she was seen as Nisha Katkar opposite Bollywood actors like Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Salman Khan, and others. The romantic thriller drama movie had collected ₹75 crore at the box office.
  • She received recognition for her moving acting skills, and being a fresh face in the Marathi film industry.
  • In June 2023, Shankar has participated in the game reality show, Bigg Boss OTT 2 and finished at 6th position.


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