Erica Fernandes aka Erica Jennifer Fernandes is an Indian actress who is popularly known for her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose in TV serial, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016-2017) and Prerna Sharma in TV serial, Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018-2019).
She belongs to a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family and was born on 7 May 1993 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She grew up in Kurla, Maharashtra, India. Her father, Ralph Fernandes is a former model & Interior Designer and her mother, Lavina Fernandes used to work with Air India and Bank of America. She has an elder brother, Jermaine Fernandes who works at a multinational company, Ernst & Young in Mumbai.
There was a rumoured that she is dating actor, Shaheer Sheikh.
Erica did her schooling from Holy Cross High School in Kurla, Maharashtra and a pre-degree course from SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Sion, Mumbai. She also went to St. Andrew’s College in Mumbai for her graduation in Arts but dropped out the college to pursue her career in modelling.
She started her career as a model in 2010 and has won several titles:
Clean & Clear Bombay Times Fresh Face 2010
Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011
Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011
She was also the part of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012 where she was one of the top 10 finalists.
Erica Fernandes made her acting debut in 2013 by playing the role of Manjari in the Tamil film, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. After that, she has worked in various other language films like Ninnindale (Kannada, 2014), Babloo Happy Hai (Hindi, 2014), Virattu (Tamil, 2014), Galipatam (Telugu, 2014), Dega (Telugu, 2014), Buguri (Kannada, 2015), and Vizhithiru (Tamil, 2017).
In 2016, she made her television debut with the Sony TV’s serial, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, in which she played the role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose. This role earned her huge popularity. In 2018, she got selected for another popular Star Plus’ TV serial, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, in which she played the role of Prerna Sharma.
Asian Viewers Television Award for Female Actor Of The Year for the TV serial, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Lions Gold Award for Best Onscreen Jodi (with Shaheer Sheikh) for the TV serial, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Indian Telly Award for Best Jodi Popular (with Parth Samthaan) for the TV serial, Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Erica Fernandes is a trained dancer and has received training in dance from Shiamak Dance Academy.
In 2018, she ranked 15 on the list of TV Personality by Biz Asia.