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Small Screen, Big Dreams: The Rise of Erica Fernandes as An Actor

Small Screen, Big Dreams: The Rise of Erica Fernandes as An Actor
Credit: Erica Fernandes at Instagram

Dive Into the Journey of Famed Actress Erica Jennifer Fernandes and What May Make Her Return to Television.

Erica Jennifer Fernandes is an Indian actress and model who primarily works in the Indian television industry. In 2016, she came into the limelight after she played Dr Sonakshi Bose in the television series Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.

Early Career and Education of Erica Fernandes

Erica Fernandes was born on May 7 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2023) in Mangalore. Her father, Ralph Fernandes, is a former model and interior designer. Meanwhile, her mother, Lavina Fernandes, has worked with Air India and Bank of America. Besides, she has a brother named Jermaine Fernandes.

Soon after her birth, Erica shifted to Mumbai with her parents. In Mumbai, Erica attended High Cross High School, Kurla and Sies College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at St. Andrew’s College, Bandra. However, owing to her modelling career, she dropped out.


Ventured Into Modelling

Erica has been fascinated by modelling since childhood. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she started receiving modelling assignments owing to which she left her Bachelor’s midway.

Erica won several pageants including Bombay Times Fresh Face, Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra, and Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011.

Films: Debut and Success

In 2013, Erica made her acting debut with the Tamil film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu in which she played the role of Manjari. Subsequently, in 2014, she appeared in five films including Ninnindale, Babloo Happy Hai, Virattu, Galipatam, and Dega. In 2015, she 

Worked in the film Buguri in which she played the role of Ishanya.

Television and Reality Shows

In 2013, Erica made her television debut with Disney’s show The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir. In 2016, she appeared in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, wherein he played Dr.Sonakshi Bose.

Meanwhile, in 2016, she made her reality show debut with the comedy game show series Khatra Khatra Khatra. In 2018, she worked in Kasautii Zindagii Kay in which she played the role of Prerna Sharma. In 2021, she appeared in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahani, wherein she played Dr. Sonakshi Bose.

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Awards and Achievements of Erica Fernandes

  • 2015: Won Best Debut Actress Award for the film Ninnindale at the SIIMA Awards.
  • 2016: Female Actor of the Year Award for Kuch Rang Pyar ke Aise Bhi at Asian Viewers Television Awards
  • 2019: Best Jodi Popular Award for Kasautii Zindagi Kay at the Indian Telly Awards

          Best Actor Female Award for Kasautii Zindagi Kay at the Gold Awards

          Female Actor of the Year Award at the Asian Viewers Television Awards

  • 2021: Most Glamorous TV Actress Award at the Iconic Gold Awards
  • 2022: Glamorous Actress of the Year Award at the Iconic Gold Awards
Small Screen, Big Dreams: The Rise of Erica Fernandes as An Actor
Credit: Erica Fernandes at Instagram

Erica Fernandes Relationships: Who is She Currently Dating?

Besides her successful acting projects, Erica often makes headlines for her alleged relationships. Meanwhile, in 2022, Erica revealed that she was in a long-term relationship with a TV industry outsider. However, she didn’t reveal the name.

Additionally, she was rumoured to be dating her co-actor Parth Samthaan. Nevertheless, later the couple squashed the dating rumours.

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What is the net worth of Erica Fernandes?

As of 2023, Erica has an estimated net worth of $4 million, which is equivalent to INR 25 Crores. Besides net worth, Erica has a monthly salary of INR 25 Lakhs and an annual salary of INR 3 Crores (approximately).

How Much Does Erica Fernandes Charges Per Episode for Her TV Shows?

With gaining immense popularity with the Hindi TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Erica charged a staggering remuneration for her TV shows. Additionally, she charged INR 65,000 per episode for the TV show

Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Erica Fernandes?

  • Erica tried her hands on films before working on TV shows. Although Erica didn’t have a smooth experience as she was often body shamed in the South Indian film industry. Additionally, Erica, during a media interaction, revealed how she was forced to wear a lot of padding to look voluptuous.
  • She recently turned vegetarian. Nevertheless, she doesn’t mind cooking non-vegetarian dishes and often prepares non-veg meals for her friends.
  • In her leisure time, she likes dancing. Additionally, she is trained in dancing at Shiamak Dance Academy.
  • Erica Fernandes is a dog lover. Additionally, she had petted more than 15 dogs; most of them were stray dogs.
  • She shares a close relationship with actress Sana Khan
  • Her favourite actresses are Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Robert Downey Jr., and Kangana Ranaut.

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