She is one of the most popular actresses on Indian television. From making her debut inKyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Krishna Tulsi, playing the role of Shivangi in Naagin to now making her mega debut as a heroine in Bollywood.
It took Mouni Roy a decade to reach the pinnacle of success and boy, she has worked hard for it. Let’s take a look at the rise and rise of Mouni Roy.
1. Meet Krishna Tulsi From Eka Kapoor’s Kyunki
A hit show of that time, Mouni just made it in time to debut in the popular show opposite Pulkit Samrat. She became a household favourite already and considering she made her debut with Balaji Telefilms, we knew she had hit the right chord.
2. Mouni Roy nailed the reality show Zara Nachke Dikha like a boss
She started her career in 2007 and post the popular soap, Mouni participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha leaving Karishma Tanna and Jennifer Winget behind. As a dancer, actress and a reality show star, Mouni was winning hearts pan India.
3. When Mouni openly declared her love for Gaurav Chopra
In 2009, Roy participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh along with Gaurav Chopra. It was a progressive move for a TV couple where they had to take care of a baby especially when Mouni and Gaurav were only dating.
They were competing against Rakhi Sawant and Elesh Parujanwala, Apoorva and Shilpa Agnihotri, Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee along with Sachin Shroff and Juhi Parmar (all of them were either married or engaged). But soon after, they broke up due to Gaurav’s proximity with his ex, Narayani.
4. Mouni featured yet again in a super hit show, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev
Mouni made fame after playing the role as Sati in Life OK’s mythological series Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev from 2011 to 2014. Yes, the show gave her screen presence for almost 3 years. Post the show, Mouni became close to her co-star Mohit Raina and they ended up dating. Mohit who is a model and actor was being extremely liked by Priyanka Chopra’s family. Yes, her maasi was smitten by the actor and Priyanka joked about the same too. However, Mouni and Mohit have since then been going strong.
5. The shocking transformation of Mouni Roy
Do you even remember how she looked like in earlier days? Well, we suggest you scroll through some of her older videos on Youtube. The actress has come up a long way and has worked hard on her looks, body and personality to keep up with today’s time. And we’re mighty impressed.
6. When Mouni Roy arrived back on television with Naagin
Although she never took a break as she was constantly seen either in reality shows, chat shows, TV anchoring and TV series, but Naagin paved the way for her in ways more than one. India saw its first TV series. Yes Naagin came in seasons for 3 months each. Tired from the Saas-bahu saga, audiences welcomed the show with open arms. The show, although regressive, felt like a breath of fresh air as it was a mix of suspense, mystery and horror. The show was a huge hit, so much so, that it came back with another season. It was also touted that Mouni Roy went onto become the highest paid TV actress in 2016.
7. When Mouni Roy featured with Salman Khan in every season of Bigg Boss
The bhai of Bollywood is fond of Mouni Roy and this video above is proof. From featuring in every season of Bigg Boss to promoting his Tubelight performance, Mouni Roy is seen everywhere with Salman Khan. If Sallu is promoting his movies, then Mouni is bound to make an appearance and vice versa.
8. When Mouni Roy had the most cult item song in Tum Bin -2
Technically we can call it her Bollywood debut but it was only a sassy item song. Mouni Roy got the chance to feature in the coolest song sung by Neha Kakkar, Hardy Sandhu and Raftaar. The song received 28,681,124 views and became a huge hit in the clubs.
9. And NOW .. Mouni is all set to make a debut in GOLD opposite Akshay Kumar.
Akshay sir and Mouni Roy snapped recently pic.twitter.com/wqsbEEt8rR
— Team Akshay (@TeamAkshay) July 11, 2017
— Akshay Kumar FG (@AKFansGroup) July 11, 2017
Regarding Mouni’s role in Gold, a source told Mumbai Mirror earlier, that the Naagin actor will extensively shoot with Akshay Kumar in UK and she “will be seen in a completely different avatar to suit the era. She is one of the few female characters in the otherwise male dominated narrative.”
Mouni is definitely getting promoted each year in terms of her performance, looks and fashion and looking at her career graph, we can surely see her sharing screen space with the Khans too. Very soon!