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Sanaya Irani: From A Reluctant Actress to a Household Name in the Television Industry

Sanaya Irani: From A Reluctant Actress to a Household Name in the Television Industry
Credit: Sanaya Irani at Instagram

Explore the Inspiring Voyage of Sanaya Irani, the Actress Who Never Ceases to Inspire Her Fans.

Sanaya Irani is an Indian actress who primarily works in the Hindi television industry. In 2011, she came into the limelight after working on the TV show Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, wherein she played the role of Khushi Kumari Gupta Raizada.

Sanaya Irani’s Early Career and Family

Sanaya Irani was born on 17 September 1983 (age 40 years; as of 2023) to an Irani family. Although there is not much information about her parents, she is brought up in a very affluent family. Besides, the actress has a sister named Kashmira Irani.

Although born in Mumbai, Sanaya was sent to Ooty to receive her schooling. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she pursued her graduation at Sydenham College, Mumbai. Later, she decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration. Nevertheless, she dropped the idea owing to her acting career.


Acting Happened Accidentally

Sanaya is a successful actress in the TV industry, but acting was not her initial career choice. Sanaya wanted to pursue an MBA and secure a well-settled job. However, her mother encouraged her to try her luck in the film industry. Thus, Sanaya began her commercial career and has appeared in many advertisements. After several years of commercial work, Sanaya decided to take a step into the film industry.

Sanaya’s Work in Films and TV shows

Although Sanaya wanted to venture into the film industry, she faced several obstacles in achieving acting projects in films. Later, she decided to try her luck in the TV industry.

In 2007, Sanaya made her television debut with the SAB TV show Left Right Light, wherein she played the role of Cadet Sameera Shroff. In the same year, Sanaya worked on the TV show Kasamh Se, wherein she played the role of Geet.

Subsequently, Sanaya has appeared in various TV shows like Miley Jab Hum Tum, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Chhanchhan, and Rangrasia. After Rangrasia, Sanaya took a break from the TV industry to venture into her career in the digital and OTT industry.

Besides, Sanaya made her acting debut with the Hindi film Fanaa, wherein she played Mehbooba. Moreover, Sanaya has appeared in many short films including Pihu, Ghost, Ved and Arya, and Butterflies Season 4.

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Sanaya’s Appearance in Reality Shows

Besides featuring in TV shows, Sanaya has participated in several Hindi-language reality shows. In 2008, she debuted her reality show with the Star Plus show Kaho Na Yaar Hai. Subsequently, she has appeared in many reality shows like Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 8, and Nach Baliye 8.

Sanaya Irani: From A Reluctant Actress to a Household Name in the Television Industry
Credit: Sanaya Irani at Instagram

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal’s Relationship Timeline

Along with making headlines for her roles, Sanaya is also often spotted giving relationships with her husband, Mohit Sehgal. The two have been painting the town red for a long time and fans are fond of their adorable relationships.

Sanaya and Mohit Sehgal met on the sets of Miley Jab Hum Tum, as both of them were lead actors in the show. Later, after 7 years of dating, Sanaya and Mohit decided to tie the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony in Goa.

What is the net worth of Sanaya Irani?

As of 2023, Sanaya has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which in INR is 24 Crores.

Factors Contributing to the Net Worth of Sanaya Irani

Acting Projects

Sanaya’s work in TV shows majorly contributes to her net worth. Meanwhile, she charges INR 85,000 per episode.


Besides working in TV shows, Sanaya has been featured in numerous TV commercials. In addition to it, she charges lakhs for working in commercials.

Social Media Presence

Sanaya is an active Instagram user and often shares her lifestyle on social media. With more than 3 million followers on Instagram, Sanaya’s Instagram handle is worth following. Besides, she has more than 1.9 million followers on Facebook.

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Do You Know These Unknown Facts About Sanaya Irani?

  • Although initially, Sanaya wanted to pursue a career in marketing and even had plans to do MBA, her mother influenced her to make a career in acting.
  • During a media interview, Irani shared that she used to be teased by her classmates and friends in school because of her light skin tone.
  • Sanaya’s first portfolio shot was done by the famous photographer-turned-actor Boman Irani. Additionally, Sanaya’s family shares a close bond with Boman Irani.
  • Sanaya is the only Hindi TV actress to be featured in the ‘Forty Most Beautiful Women’ list by People magazine.
  • Sanaya Irani’s favourite actor is Aamir Khan.
  • She shares a good bond with actors like Drashti Dhami, Arjun Bijlani, and Gautami Kapoor.


1. Is Sanaya Irani a Hindu? 

Sanaya belongs to an Iranian Zoroastrian family. Besides, Sanaya practises Zorastraniam, a religion followed by Parsis.

2. Why did Sanaya Irani stop working on TV shows? 

Owing to typecasting and following the same routine every day, Sanaya decided to take a break from working on TV shows.

3. Who is Sanaya Irani’s husband? 

In 2016, Sanaya Irani entered into a marriage with her co-actor Mohit Sehgal.

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