Sriti Jha

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Sriti Jha
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Sriti Jha
Born (1986-02-26) 26 February 1986 (age 36)[1]
Other namesPragya from Kumkum Bhagya
EducationBachelor of Arts in English from Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi
Years active2007–present
Notable work
Kumkum Bhagya

Sriti Jha (born 26 February 1986)[1] is an Indian actress who appears in Indian soap operas.[2] She rose to prominence with her role as Pragya Arora in Kumkum Bhagya. She won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role, ITA Award for Best Actress in Drama series and Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for Kumkum Bhagya.

Personal life[edit]

Jha was born on 26 February 1986[1] in Begusarai, Bihar, India. She went to live with her family in Kolkata, where they stayed for 10 years, then moved to Kathmandu, Nepal. They then moved to New Delhi, where she continued her studies at Laxman Public School.[3] She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi.[4][5]

In January 2021, a video of Sriti Jha reciting her poem "Confessions Of An Asexual Romantic" during the 2020 Kommune India Spoken Fest,[6] took the internet by storm. In the poem, she had spoken about how the life of an asexual might be and how there is a lack of freedom in India when it comes to talking about one's sexuality. She has several poems under her name. Along with being an award-winning actress, she is also a critically acclaimed poet.[7][8]


Jha made her debut in 2007 playing Malini Sharma in Disney India's teen drama Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[9] She went on to be a part of Jiya Jale where she played Sunaina Kotak. Jha has also participated in the dance show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.In 2009 she played Suhani in Star Plus's Shaurya Aur Suhani.She rose to prominence with Jyoti on NDTV Imagine playing Sudha Sharma, a split personality patient. In 2011, she played Jhanvi, a victim of domestic violence in Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?.[3] in 2012 She played Ganga in Colors Popular Show Balika Vadhu.

She also starred as the main lead in Rakt Sambandh an Indian television series which aired on NDTV Imagine from 19 July 2010 to 1 April 2011 airing weekdays at 10 pm.

Since 15 April 2014, Jha has played Pragya in Ekta Kapoor's Kumkum Bhagya opposite Shabir Ahluwalia with Shikha Singh who was seen as Abhi's Sister and a rival for Pragya since she entered the house after marriage. Her portrayal won her the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.


Year Show Role
2007–2008 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Malini Sharma
2008 Jiya Jale Sunaina Kotak
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant
2009 Shaurya Aur Suhani Princess Suhani
2009–2010 Jyoti Sudha/Devika
2010 Rakt Sambandh Sandhya
2010 Nachle Ve Participant
2010 Meethi Choori Number One Contestant
2010 Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega Guest
2011–2013 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Jhanvi/Sia
2013 Balika Vadhu Ganga
2014–present Kumkum Bhagya Pragya Abhishekh Mehra
2014 Jamai Raja Guest (as Pragya)
2015 Tashan-e-Ishq
Nach Baliye 7 Guest
Bad Company Guest
2016 Naagin 2 Narator
2016 Women Famepowerment Awards Host
2017 Kundali Bhagya Pragya Abhishek Mehra
2019 A Table For Two Guest
2020 U-Turn(Short Film) Deepa

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Kumkum Bhagya Won[lower-alpha 1] [10]
Best Jodi Won [lower-alpha 2]
2016 Gold Awards Face of the Year Won
2018 Best Actress in Lead Role Won[lower-alpha 3] [11]
Best Onscreen Jodi Nominated [lower-alpha 2]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Drama) Nominated
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role Female (Popular) Nominated [12]
Best Onscreen Couple Nominated [lower-alpha 2]
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Popular) Nominated [13][14]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Drama) Won [15]

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kumkum Bhagya's Sriti Jha turns 31; here are 6 times the actress looked completely different from her onscreen image". Times of India. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Didn't leave Saubhagyavati Bhava for Balika Vadhu: Sriti Jha". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Kumkum Bhagya: 8 Lesser known facts about actress Sriti Jha aka Pragya". The Times of India. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. "What happens when you don't like sex? - Sriti Jha | Spoken Fest Mumbai'20". YouTube. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  5. "Kumkum Bhagya Actress Sriti Jha Recites a Beautiful Poem On 'I Am Asexual' at Spoken Fest Mumbai 2020 (Watch Video)". LatestLY. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  6. What happens when you don't like sex? - Sriti Jha | Spoken Fest Mumbai'20, retrieved 8 May 2021
  7. "Sriti Jha Narrates What Being An Asexual Is Like". Brut. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  8. MumbaiJanuary 14, Grace Cyril; January 14, 2021UPDATED; Ist, 2021 16:46. "Sriti Jha recites a poem on struggles of being an asexual romantic. Viral video". India Today. Retrieved 8 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. "I have no time for love: Sriti Jha". India Times. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. "Kumkum Bhagya star Sriti won the lead actress award". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  11. "Zee Gold Awards 2018: Jennifer Winget, Mouni Roy, Hina Khan, Ravi Dubey, Nakuul Mehta win big honours". 20 June 2018.
  12. Baddhan, Raj (20 March 2019). "Indian Telly Awards 2019: Winners list".
  13. "Gold Awards 2019: Check out the complete nominations list". Bollywood Life. 25 July 2019.
  14. Correspondent, BizAsia (11 October 2019). "Gold Awards 2019: Winners list".
  15. "ITA Awards 2019 Winners List: Kundali Bhagya, Shivangi Joshi, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Kapil Sharma Win Big At The Indian Television Academy Awards In Indore | 📺 LatestLY". LatestLY. 11 November 2019.

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