Saniya Anklesaria

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Saniya Anklesaria
Saniya Anklesaria at launch of ‘Life’s Good’.jpg
Anklesaria at Life’s Good premiere in 2018
Years active2009–present
RelativesRohit Gupta (Uncle)

Saniya Anklesaria is an actress who appears in Hindi films, commercials and TV shows. She is known for her role of Max in the Disney Channel India sitcom, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir, an Indian adaptation of the American show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Guri Malhotra, a recurring character on the Disney hit series Best of Luck Nikki, an Indian adaptation of the American show Good Luck Charlie. She also appeared in mainstream Bollywood movies, like Rowdy Rathore, Raanjhanaa, Life's Good[1][2] and Bombairiya.[3]


She first acted at the age of seven in Raell Padamsee's seven-day acting workshop during her summer vacation of 2009. Upon completion she was selected for a television commercial in her first audition. Since then she has featured in several television commercials and print media nationwide. She started dance at the age of four and then started taking dancing classes at the Shiamak Davar's dance company and Brian's Academy of dance in Mumbai that led to her earning several awards and accolades dancing competitively.[4]

In 2012, she featured in Disney television series, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Indian adaptation of the American show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) portraying the character of Max, as one of Karan and Kabir's friend. The same year, she made her silver screen debut with Bollywood blockbuster film Rowdy Rathore, featuring actor Akshay Kumar and veteran actor Yashpal Sharma. She played Sharma's daughter in the film.[5] Early that year, she was chosen to play the lead child actor role in national award-winning director Anant Mahadevan's Life's Good, alongside actors Jackie Shroff and Rajit Kapoor. The director was looking for three girls of similar appearance but different ages, and chose Anklesaria to play Mishti, the youngest character.[6][7] In 2013 she was in the Bollywood film Raanjhanaa playing actress Sonam Kapoor's childhood followed by Bombairiya starring Radhika Apte, released in January 2019.[8][9]

Anklesaria was cast as the lead child protagonist in the telefilm Terrorist Uncle, produced by Rohit Roy productions playing the daughter Minnie of veteran actor Ronit Roy and television actress Sakshi Tanwar.[10]



Year Film Role Notes
2019 Bombairiya[11] Alice D'Mello directed by Pia Sukanya
2018 Life's Good Mishti directed by Anant Mahadevan, produced by Anand Shukla
2013 Raanjhanaa Zoya Haider's childhood[citation needed] directed by Anand L. Rai
2012 Rowdy Rathore Inspector Vishal Sharma's (Yashpal Sharma's) Daughter directed by Prabhu Deva
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle[12] Mininie daughter of Ronit Roy & Sakshi Tanwar telefilm directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay produced by Rohit Roy productions
2011 A Quiet Noise[13] Aaliya (child protagonist) short film directed by Nina Shrivastava produced by Whistling Woods
2011 Yellow Umbrella child protagonist short film directed by Arati Kadav produced by Whistling Woods


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Best of Luck Nikki (Season 4) Guri Malhotra (1 episode). Guri is the equivalent of Jo Kenner played by G. Hannelius in Good Luck Charlie.
2015 SuperCops vs Supervillains (1 episode)
2013 The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Season 2) Max Character remake of Max, portrayed by Alyson Stoner in the original series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
2012 The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (Season 1)
2011 Best of Luck Nikki Guri Malhotra S01E09 Guri is the equivalent of Jo Kenner played by G. Hannelius in Good Luck Charlie.
2011 Crime Patrol (TV series) (1 episode)
Krupa Shanidev Ki (1 episode for Sagar Arts)

Commercials and print advertisements[edit]

Title Notes
Brookebond Red Label
Chevrolet Cars
Dabur Honitus
Dabur Honey Squeeze Directed by Pradeep Sorcar
Fortune Oil Print and TV
Horlicks TV commercial
ICICI Lombard General Insurance
ITC Classmate Notebooks TV commercial
Kailash Soyabean Oil
Kellogg’s Honeyloops TV commercial
Lilliput cycles
Reliance Clothing Print advertisement
Relieve and Relax tablets TV commercial created by Origin Beanstalk for Gufic Bioscience Ltd
Samsung Airconditioners TV commercial alongside Priyanka Chopra[14]
Shilpa Stock Broker TV commercial[15]
Star Union Daichii Life Insurance TV commercial[16]
Sunflower Oil for telecast in Chennai
Valentine Night wear Catalogue print
Wipro CFL Bulb
Wipro Smartlite Space Project[17] TV Commercial

See also[edit]


  1. "Life is Good first look".
  2. "Jackie Shroff to make a come back in Anant Mahadevan's Life is Good". 14 November 2011.
  3. "Bombairiya: Cast and Crew". Cinestaan.
  4. "Brian's Academy of Dance, Mumbai".
  5. "Prabhudeva's Next Rowdy Rathore". The Indian Express. 1 June 2012.
  6. "Saniya Anklesaria as Mishti in Life is Good trailer".
  7. "Little Girl in a Big film - Filmi fundas". The Herald. 28 November 2012.
  8. "Saniya gets picture clicked with Aamir Khan". The Free Press Journal. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  9. "Raanjhanaa preview". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014.
  10. "Saniya Anklesaria plays child protagonist in Terrorist Uncle directed by Sudipto chattopadhayay". Indian Movies.
  11. Desk, Entertainment. "Bombairiya". A Box Office. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. "Terrorist Uncle by Sudipto Chattopadhyay".
  13. "A Quiet Noise by Nina Shrivastava". Whistling Woods International. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  14. "Samsung Airconditioners tv spot".
  15. "Saniya Anklesaria in Shilpa Stock Broker TV Commercial". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  16. "Star Union Diachii Life Insurance TV Commercial". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  17. "Wipro Space Project 45 sec". Orchard Advertising. Retrieved 29 January 2015.

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