Kamya Punjabi Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Kamya Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi is a well-known Indian TV actress. She is popular for portraying the negative characters in the Hindi TV serials.

Wiki/Biography

Kamya Punjabi/ Kamya Panjabi was born on Monday, 13 August 1979 (age 40 years; as in 2019), in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Kamya Punjabi

Family, Caste & Husband

Kamya Punjabi’s father is a Mumbai based businessman. Her mother’s name is Nanda Punjabi. She has two younger sisters, Sonia Punjabi and Mala Punjabi.

Kamya Punjabi with Her Parents, Daughter, and Shalabh

Kamya Punjabi with Her Parents, Daughter, and Shalabh

Kamya Punjabi with Sonia Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi with Sonia Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi with Mala Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi with Mala Punjabi

In 2003, she tied the knot with Bunty Negi, a businessman. Soon, their married life started facing problems, and they filed a divorce in 2006. Later, they withdrew the divorce papers and decided to give their marriage a second chance. They welcomed a baby girl, Aara in October 2009. They again started facing problems in their married life and finally decided to get divorced in 2013. [1]Times of India

Kamya Punjabi with Bunty Negi

Kamya Punjabi with Bunty Negi

Kamya Punjabi with Her Daughter

Kamya Punjabi with Her Daughter

As per the sources, Bunty Negi accused her of cheating on him with her co-star of ‘Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki’ (2005) and Sanjay Dutt’s cousin brother, Nimai Bali. [2]Spotboye

TV Actor Nirmai Bali

TV Actor Nirmai Bali

In 2014, Kamya met the popular TV actor Karan Patel while shooting for Box Cricket League, a celebrity cricket show. They both developed a good friendship, and soon, they fell in love with each other. They dated for almost four years. In 2018, Karan shocked everyone by announcing his marriage with the TV actress Ankita Bhargava. Reportedly, Karan was not loyal towards Kamya and was double dating, while he was in a relationship with Kamya. Whereas, as per some media sources, Karan’s parents were not ready to accept Kamya as their daughter-in-law; as she was a divorcee and a mother of one child. [3]Spotboye

Kamya Punjabi with Karan Patel

Kamya Punjabi with Karan Patel

In 2018, there were rumours that Kamya Punjabi was dating the Bigg Boss 10 winner, Manveer Gurjar. They were often spotted together in parties. However, neither Kamya nor Manveer accepted their relation. [4]India Today

Kamya Punjabi with Manveer Gurjar

Kamya Punjabi with Manveer Gurjar

She met a healthcare professional, Shalabh Dang, in February 2019. Soon, they both fell in love, and Shalabh proposed her for marriage. In an interview, she shared her story, she said,

I spoke to him over the phone first. I had wanted some medical advice. Some friend had given me his reference. Then, on Feb 1, he came to Bombay for some work and we had met then. It was not a personal meeting, it was work-related. Soon, we started talking. He took the initiative. It just happened gradually as we began talking. I really liked certain qualities of Shalabh. He’s been very caring and concerned for me. Obviously, we were friends in the beginning, but very soon, he proposed me for marriage.”

Shalabh Dang and Kamya Punjabi

Shalabh Dang and Kamya Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi With Her Husband Shalabh Dang

Kamya Punjabi With Her Husband Shalabh Dang

The couple tied the knot on 10 February 2020.

Kamya’s daughter, Aara, and Shalabh’s son, Ishan (from his ex-wife) were also present at the wedding. [5]India Today

Shalabh Dang with Kamya Punjabi and Their Kids

Shalabh Dang with Kamya Punjabi and Their Kids

Kamya Punjabi in Her Bachelorette Party

Kamya Punjabi in Her Bachelorette Party

Career

Kamya Punjabi started her career as a model. She debuted as an actor in the TV horror show Ssshhhh…Koi Hai in 2001. Later, she appeared in many TV serials including Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani (2002), Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (2005), Banoo Main Teri Dulhann (2006), and Beintehaa (2014).

Kamya Punjabi in Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki

Kamya Punjabi in Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki

Her negative role ‘Sindoora Pratap Singh’ in the Zee TV’s serial “Banoo Main Teri Dulhann” (2006) gained immense popularity. After this serial, she started getting more negative roles, and soon, she became one of the famous vamps of the Hindi TV serials.

Kamya Punjabi in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann

Kamya Punjabi in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann

She appeared in a few music videos like ‘Mehndi Mehndi’ (1997) and ‘Kala Shah Kala’ by Anamika (2003).

 

In 2008, she participated in ‘Comedy Circus’ along with comedian Rajiv Thakur.

Kamya Punjabi in Comedy Circus

Kamya Punjabi in Comedy Circus

She participated in ‘Bigg Boss 7’ as a contestant in 2013. Gauhar Khan won the title of Bigg Boss 7.

Kamya Punjabi in Bigg Boss House

Kamya Punjabi in Bigg Boss House

She did small roles in various Bollywood films like Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000, girl taunting Ameesha Patel on the cruise ship), Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002, a lady in the final wedding scene), and Koi Mil Gaya (2003, one of the inhabitants of the hill station).

Kamya Punjabi in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

Kamya Punjabi in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

She was also seen in a Telugu movie titled ‘Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi’ in 2003, in which she played the role of Prakash Raj’s fiance in Goa.

Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi-Telugu Film

In 2016, she played the role of ‘Preeto Harak Singh’ in Colors TV serial ‘Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki,’ which became very popular.

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In 2019, she debuted in a theatre play, ‘Pajama Party’ with the television actress Kavita Kaushik.

Kamya Punjabi in Pajama Party

Kamya Punjabi in Pajama Party

Controversy

In 2017, she received a legal notice from a Mumbai court for releasing a short film ‘Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey’ starring the late TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee. Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh had filed a defamation suit against Kamya; as the story of the short film was quite similar to Pratyusha’s real-life story, and the film had a character named Rahul. The film was released on the first death anniversary of Pratyusha. [6]Hindustan Times

 

Favourite Things

  • Cuisine: Sindhi

Facts/Trivia

  • She has received many awards for her negative roles in the Hindi TV serials.

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Award

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Award

  • She has got a tattoo inked on her right shoulder.

    Kamya Punjabi's Tattoo

    Kamya Punjabi’s Tattoo

  • She was a good friend of Late Pratyusha Banerjee.

    Kamya Punjabi with Pratyusha Banerjee

    Kamya Punjabi with Pratyusha Banerjee

  • She participated in various seasons of Box Cricket League, an Indian celebrity cricket show.

    Kamya Punjabi with her Box Cricket League Team

    Kamya Punjabi with her Box Cricket League Team

  • She loves wearing stylish nose pins.

    Kamya Punjabi Wearing Nosepin

    Kamya Punjabi Wearing Nosepin

  • She is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.

    Kamya Punjabi with an Idol of Lord Ganesha

    Kamya Punjabi with an Idol of Lord Ganesha

  • From her Comedy Circus days, she is good friends with the comedian Rajiv Thakur.

    Kamya Punjabi and Rajiv Thakur

    Kamya Punjabi and Rajiv Thakur

  • She is often spotted partying with Vikas Gupta.

    Kamya Punjabi with Vikas Gupta

    Kamya Punjabi with Vikas Gupta

  • Actor Kushal Tandon is her rakhi brother. They both were contestants of Bigg Boss 7 (2013).

    Kamya Punjabi and Kushal Tandon

    Kamya Punjabi and Kushal Tandon

  • She is an animal lover and owns a pet dog.

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Pet Dog

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Pet Dog

  • She loves to drink alcohol in parties.

    Kamya Punjabi in a Party

    Kamya Punjabi in a Party

  • She often visits NGOs and provides them with financial assistance.

    Kamya Punjabi in an NGO

    Kamya Punjabi in an NGO

  • She has appeared as a guest in various seasons of Bigg Boss.

    Kamya Punjabi in Bigg Boss 10

    Kamya Punjabi in Bigg Boss 10

  • Her hobbies include partying, travelling, and reading books.

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Daughter on a Vacation

    Kamya Punjabi with Her Daughter on a Vacation

References   [ + ]

1. Times of India
2. Spotboye
3. Spotboye
4. India Today
5. India Today
6. Hindustan Times

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