Mouni Roy is an Indian actress who is popularly known for her role of Shivanya/Shivangi in the TV serial, Naagin (2015-2017).
She belongs to a Hindu Bengali family and was born on 28 September 1985 in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. Her father, Anil Roy is Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad’s office superintendent and her mother, Mukti Roy is a teacher and theatre artist. She has an younger brother, Mukhar Roy.
Earlier, she had an affair with actor, Gaurav Chopra.
Later, Mouni was dating actor, Mohit Raina.
She went to Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar for her schooling and Miranda House, University of Delhi in New Delhi for her graduation in English Honours. She also joined the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi for a course in Mass Communication but dropped out midway.
Mouni Roy made her first on-screen appearance in 2004 as a background dancer in the Bollywood film, Run’s song, Nahi Hona. She got her first role in 2007 in the TV serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Krishna Tulsi. After that, she has worked in numerous TV serials like Kasturi (2008) as Shivani Sabbarwal, Do Saheliyaan (2010) as Roop, Sshhh… Phir Koi Hai- Trittya (2010) as Koena, Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev (2011-2012) as Sati, Naagin (2015-2017) as Shivanya/Shivangi, etc.
In 2008, she participated in Star Plus’ friend-based reality show, Kaho Na Yaar Hai. She has also participated in many other TV shows like Zara Nachke Dikha (2008), Pati Patni Aur Woh (2009), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 (2014), Box Cricket League 2 (2016), and Lip Sing Battle (2017).
Apart from TV serials, Mouni has also acted in several films like Hero Hitler in Love (Punjabi, 2011), Gold (Hindi, 2018), Romeo Akbar Walter (Hindi, 2019), etc. She has made her special appearance in songs like “Nachna Aaonda Nahin” of Hindi film, Tum Bin II (2016) and “Gali Gali” of Kannada film, K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018).
In 2016, she hosted the dance TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. In the same year, she did an animated film, Mahayodha Rama, in which she gave the voice of Sita.
Lions Gold Award for Most Stylish Personality
Mouni Roy is a trained Kathak dancer.
She is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.
She has appeared on various popular magazine covers like TMM, etc.
Mouni Roy loves to travel and read books.
She is also an avid cat lover and has a cat named Cookie.