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From Television to Tinseltown: Mrunal Thakur’s Meteoric Rise

From Television to Tinseltown: Mrunal Thakur's Meteoric Rise
Credit: Mrunal Thakur at Instagram

Mrunal Thakur is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi, Telugu, and Marathi films. She earned accolades after she was featured in the blockbuster film Sita Ramam (2022), wherein she played the role of Sita Mahalakshmi.

All You Should Know about Mrunal’s Early Career and Family

One of the prominent actresses, Mrunal, born on 1 August 1992 (age 31 years; as of 2023), does not have any acting background. Her father, Udaysingh B Thakur, is an Assistant General Manager at Union Bank of India. Thakur has two siblings, an elder sister, Lochan Thakur, who is a makeup artist, and a younger brother, Mandar Thakur.

An excellent actress, Mrunal, has earned a name for herself at a very young age. But do you know that she compromised her education to begin her career in acting? After pursuing graduation for a year at KC College, Mumbai, she got too busy with her acting career. Because of her poor attendance, she was later detained from the college. Although Mrunal is not highly educated but proved that success doesn’t depend on a formal degree.

The rise of Mrunal Thakur

Mrunal started her career on television with Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan, and went on to work on many TV shows, including Arjun and Kumkum Bhagya. She later moved on to films, and the rest is history. 

Mrunal made her film debut with the film Love Sonia in 2018, also starring Rishi Kapoor and Richa Chadda. Also released between 2018-20, were her films as a main lead including Super 30, Batla House, and Ghost Stories. In the years to come, Mrunal who earned appreciation for her elegant role in Sita Ramam, will appear under some of the most enviable banners in the movie industry. The 20-year-old, who once worked for a very low salary in the daily soaps, now reportedly commands INR 6 crores for every film.

What is the Net Worth of Mrunal Thakur?

In recent years, Mrunal has appeared in some of the very successful films in the film industry, including Super 30, Jersey, and Sita Ramam. As of 2023, the rising actress has a towering net worth of approximately $4 Million (INR 33 Crores).

After back-to-back hits, Mrunal Hikes Her Remuneration

Sita Ramam starring Mrunal Thakur and Sumanth has become one of the hits of 2022. The Hindi film version of the period film has performed exceptionally well at the box office and went on to become one of the most watched films on OTT. Because the movie’s success has favoured Mrunal, she is now known among the biggest names in the South Indian entertainment industry.

Reportedly Mrunal has hiked her fees, and now she is counted among the top-paid actresses in the film industry. According to various media houses, Mrunal has increased her remuneration and now charges 6 Crores for a film. However, the word is that she was paid only 2 Crores for Sita Ramam. Hence, she has tripled her remuneration.

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Who is Mrunal Thakur Dating?

Although Sita Ramam’s fame’s dating life is not so transparent in the media, it is reported that she is dating Kumkum Bhagya’s co-actor, Arjit Taneja. Furthermore, in an interaction with a YouTuber, Mrunal opened up about her relationship with her former boyfriend. She said that her former boyfriend left her because she was an actress and he belonged to an orthodox family.

From Television to Tinseltown: Mrunal Thakur's Meteoric Rise
Credit: Mrunal Thakur at Instagram

Into Mrunal Thakur’s Expensive Car Collection

Sita Ramam’s fame, Mrunal, is known to have some exquisite cars in her collection. Recently, in 2023, she made headlines after she brought home a brand-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan. Besides this, she also has a Honda Accord and Toyota Fortuner in her garage.

Know Some Unknown Facts About Mrunal Thakur

  • A non-vegetarian lover, Mrunal loves eating seafood.
  • In her leisure time, she likes to watch movies, read novels, travelling, and shop.
  • Her nickname is Goli.
  • Fond of expensive bags, she was once spotted with a luxurious Louis Vuitton OnTheGo GM tote bag on her arm that costs a whopping INR 2 lakh.
  • Initially, her parents were sceptical about her decision to pursue a career in acting. Nevertheless, her parents praised her decision after she did well in the industry.


1. Why is Mrunal Thakur famous? 

Mrunal earned nationwide recognition after appearing in some blockbuster films including Super 30, Sita Ramam, and Jersey.

2. What is the age of Mrunal Thakur?

 As of 2023, Mrunal is 31 years old.

3. Was Mrunal Thakur in 3 Idiots? 

No, but in a media interaction, she said that she was inspired by the storyline of 3 Idiots.