Gaelyn Mendonca

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Gaelyn Mendonca
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Gaelyn Mendonca (2015)
Born
Gaelyn Mendonca

(1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 33)
NationalityIndian
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai (BSc)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • VJ
Years active2013–present
Spouse(s)
Sheehan Furtado
(
m. 2017)
Modeling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

Gaelyn Mendonca (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian film actress, model and VJ for MTV India. She is best known for hosting WWE Now India and MTV Hustle.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gaelyn Mendonca was born on 5 November 1988 in Mumbai, India, and grew up in Orlem. She graduated from Carmel of St. Joseph School, and later studied economics and sociology at St. Xavier's College.[2] For five consecutive years, she won street dance competitions at Malhar.[3]

Career[edit]

Mendonca began her career as a model while attending St Xavier's College. She has walked for numerous brands, including Lakme Fashion Week. After graduating from college, she began her broadcasting career as an anchor with Good Times on the program Cool Quotient.

In 2013, Mendonca won the MTV VJ Hunt alongside Sunanda Wong. In the same year, she made her Bollywood debut in Rohan Sippy's Nautanki Saala![4][5] As a VJ, she has hosted several programs[6][7] and covered the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[8] In 2016, She began hosting MTV Roadies[9] and the reality rap program MTV Hustle.[10][11]

In 2019, Mendonca was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment as a host for WWE Now India,[12] which covers wrestling news for viewers in India.[13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Nautanki Saala Chitra Singh Bollywood Debut

Television[edit]

Year Show Role
2016 MTV Roadies X4: Your Gang, Your Glory Host
2016 LinkedIn MTV Get A Job Host
2017 MTV Roadies Rising Host
2019 MTV Hustle Host
2020 Myntra Fashion Superstar Host

Personal life[edit]

On 29 December 2017, Mendonca married her longtime boyfriend Sheehan Furtado.[15]

References[edit]

  1. "WWE launches new WWE NOW INDIA series". WWE. WWE. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. Chakravorty, Vinayak (5 April 2016). "Meet Gaelyn, the new face of Roadies". India Today.
  3. VJ Gaelyn Mendonca's B-Town debut with 'Nautanki Saala'
  4. "Meet Gaelyn, the new face of Roadies". India Today. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. "Rohan Sippy's 'Nautanki Saala!' and other romantic films directed by him". Republic World. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  6. "MTV India dating show airs episode with gay contestants". Los Angeles Blade: LGBTQ News, Rights, Politics, Entertainment. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  7. "Get set for the grand finale of MTV Lockdown Stars that goes Live on Instagram this Saturday". www.indulgexpress.com. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  8. "Gaelyn Mendonca: My strength is the gift of the gab - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  9. "MTV Roadies Xtreme 2018 (Season 16) | Here's What Gang leaders are Earning for an Episode". Chandigarh Metro. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  10. Meet Nautanki Saala Babe Gaelyn Mendonca | Bollywood | www.indiatimes.com
  11. "Nikhil Chinapa and Raja Kumari hold the baton high for gender neutral music at MTV Hustle From Home". www.radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  12. "WWE launches new WWE NOW INDIA series". WWE. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  13. "WWE Champion Drew McIntyre reveals his 'desi' side and it's sure to make you fall in love!". Hindustan Times. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  14. Dhyani, Kunal (7 March 2019). "WWE presents a new series made just for the WWE Universe in India". InsideSport. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  15. Gaikwad, Pramod (31 December 2017). "MTV VJ Gaelyn Mendonca marries boyfriend in a Church wedding [PHOTOS]". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 8 April 2021.

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