Urvashi Dholakia

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Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia in 2020 (cropped).jpg
Dholakia in 2020
Born (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 43)[1]
Years active1984–present
Notable work
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Bigg Boss 6

Urvashi Dholakia is an Indian actress. She appeared as Komolika Basu and Queen Iravati in Ekta Kapoor's soaps Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001–2008) and Chandrakanta (2017–2018), and participated in the reality shows Bigg Boss 6 (2012–2013, in which she was the winner) and Nach Baliye 9 (2019).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Dholakia was born on 9 July 1978 to a Punjabi mother and a Gujarati father.[3][1]

Personal life[edit]

She married at age 17 and had twin boys, Kshitij and Sagar, at age 18; she has raised them as a single mother.[4]


Dholakia made her acting debut at age six in a television commercial for Lux soap with actress Revathi.[5] As a child she appeared in the Doordarshan TV series Shrikant, where she played the younger Rajlaxmi. Her first TV series role as an adult was in Doordarshan's Dekh Bhai Dekh, as Shilpa.[6] Later she appeared in Waqt Ki Raftar.[5] She also appeared in the shows Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kahiin To Hoga.[7]

Dholakia gained popularity by playing the role of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The character was described by IWMBuzz as one of the most iconic characters on Indian television.[8] Dholakia received numerous accolades for her performance in the show.

In 2012, she participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 6 and on 12 January 2013, she emerged as the winner of the season.[9] As of 2017, she is featured in Colors TV's historical fantasy series Chandrakanta as Queen Iravati.[10]


Year Serial Role
1987 Shrikant_(TV_series) younger Rajlakshmi
1993 Dekh Bhai Dekh Shilpa
1995 Zamana Badal Gaya Anju Mathur
1997 Waqt Ki Raftar
2001 Shaktimaan Mansi Sharma
2000–2001 Ghar Ek Mandir Sonia
2000-2002 Mehndi Tere Naam Ki Pooja (Youngest daughter)
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Sonia
2001–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Komolika Majumder
2003 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Shweta
2003 Kahani Terrii Merrii Kajol
2003–2007 Kahiin To Hoga Archie Khanna
2008–2009 Comedy Circus Celebrity Contestant with Shakeel Siddiqui
2009 Sacch Ka Saamna Herself
2009–2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Karishma Mehra
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Herself
2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Dr. Komolika Rana
2012–2013 Bigg Boss 6 Herself (Series Winner)
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Guest
2015 Badi Door Se Aaye Hai 555
2017–2018 Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha Queen Iravati
2018 Juzzbaat Herself (as a guest)
2019 Ishq Mein Marjawan Mohini (Guest in Holi special mahasangam Episodes)
Kitchen Champion 5 Contestant
Nach Baliye 9
2020 Bigg Boss 13 Guest


Year Movie Role Notes Language
1986 Babul Rani "Rannu" / Nandini "Nannu" Singh Hindi
1988 Kab Tak Chup Rahungi Laxmi Hindi
1991 Izzat Anu Hindi
2006 Swapnam/Chumban The Kiss Yamini/Komolika Malayalam/Hindi


See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "PICS: Kasautii Zindagii Kay's Original Komolika, Urvashi Dholakia Celebrates 41st Birthday in Style!". ABP Live. 10 July 2019.
  2. "Bigg Boss winners 'Lost and Found'".
  3. "Urvashi Dholakia to judge Gujarati reality show". Yahoo! News. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. "Urvashi Dholakia as mother". TVGupshup. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Serial thriller". The Telegraph. 28 January 2004.
  6. "Sinfully yours: Arguably the biggest vamp on the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007.
  7. Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (12 August 2004). "The queen of bad things". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  8. Team, Editorial (14 April 2019). "The most iconic vamp of television "Komolika" From Kasautii Zindagii Kay". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  9. "Urvashi Dholakia television's favorite Komolika crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 6". zeenews.india.com. 12 January 2013.
  10. "Urvashi Dholakia on her comeback in Chandrakanta, Ekta Kapoor giving her a magic wand and her pride in others imitating Komolika". The Indian Express. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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