Kanishka Soni is an Indian television actress who is known for her role as Daisaa’s daughter-in-law in the television show Diya Aur Baati Hum on StarPlus. In 2022, she came into the limelight after she married herself. She is the second woman in India after Kshama Bindu who opted for sologamy.
Kanishka Soni was born on Sunday, 16 August 1987 (age 35 years; as of 2022) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She completed her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad. She pursued an MBA degree in finance at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, a postgraduate degree in finance at Institute of Business Studies & Research, Mumbai, and a Yoga Teacher Training Course at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center, Rishikesh. Kanishka Soni – Linkedin When she was in school, she used to have active participation in extracurricular activities like dancing, singing, drama, and sports.
Height: 5′ 8″ Kanishka Soni – Facebook
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 33-25-33
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about her family. She had a brother (deceased).
On 6 August 2022, she took to Instagram to announce that she performed a sologamy. In the Instagram post, she wrote,
Married to myself since I fulfilled all my dreams my own & the only person I am in love with is MYSELF answer to all questions I am getting I don’t need any Man Ever .. I am happy always alone & in solitude with my guitar I am the goddess, Strong & Powerful, Shiva & Shakti everything is inside ME, Thank you.”
Kanishka follows Hinduism.
Kanishka started her career in 2007 with the singing show Bathroom Singer on Sahara Filmy.
She appeared as a contestant and guest in the reality shows Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 (2009), Exhausted with VJ Juhi (2009), and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar (2009). She has appeared in various mythological dramas including Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev (2012) as Princess Revati, Sankat Mochan Hanumaan (2012) as Saraswati Devi and Maa Parvati, Mahabharat (2015) as Parashvi (Vidur’s Wife), Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap (2015), and Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman (2016) as Sumitra.
She has appeared in various television shows including Baal Veer (2012), Gumrah: End of Innocence (2013), MTV Webbed (2014), SuperCops vs Supervillains (2015), and Savdhaan India (2016).
She has also appeared in the television shows like Pavitra Rishta (2012), Firangi Bahu (2014), Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala (2018), and Devi Adi Parashakti (2020).
Kanishka started her career in 2012 with the Telugu film Devaraya.
Other South Indian films in which she appeared includes Pathayeram Kodi (2013) and Yuvrajayam (2014).
She appeared in the Bollywood film Paisa Ho Paisa (2015).
Kanishka left the television industry in 2021 and started working on International projects because she thought that there was no job security in India. She appeared in an international project, a short film ‘Choice Is Your.’
She appeared in television advertisements for Huggies diaper, Shriram cement, Slicer and Dicer Tele. She appeared in the print advertisement for LIC, Provo Glasses and Juliet Punjabi dresses.
Apart from acting in films, she sang a song for the movie M.A. PASS (2022).
She also owns a singing company named ‘Kaso Muzik.’
Before entering the entertainment industry, she worked as an assistant in the account and admin department at HPK Creation from 2007 to 2018. In 2019, she joined Ankit Krishna and sons private limited as an admin and account manager.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 2015: Gorwanta Gujarati award for contribution to the Indian Entertainment industry
- 2015: Multi-talented Beauty title by The Times of India
- 2016: Women’s achievement award
- 2016: Roshan Sitare Bollywood Award
- In 2020, she joined the Republican Party of India (A) as a vice president. Deccan Herald
- Kanishka follows a vegetarian diet.
- She gained a lot of popularity after working in South Indian films. In an interview, she talked about her experience and said,
Being part of the south entertainment industry has helped me learn acting. I’m happy to have work experience with popular stars like Srikant in ‘Devaraya’, Vivekanandan, known professionally as Vivek, in movie ‘Pathayeram Kodi’ and also with S. S. Rajamouli sir. All those experiences today are helping me to get Hollywood projects.”
- She volunteers in social work and donates clothes to an NGO named ‘Rescue Foundation’ in Mumbai. In an interview, she talked about her social activity and her association with the NGO and said,
I have been associated with this foundation since last 4-5 years. I donate them clothes and financially help them and whatever I can do. I also try to help them in other ways and go in weekends to their kandivali branch and spend time with them. It gives me happiness when i see smile on their faces. They are very talented and I Sing and dance along with them to spread some smile on their faces. It’s very sad to know that how they are thrown into forced prostitution with girls as young as 5 to 8 years old.”
- In an interview, she talked about her international project ‘Choice Is Your’ and said,
I always dreamed of becoming an actress. Earlier in India, I enjoyed a lot of fame for my work but finally I realised that it’s time to do something bigger. It was not an easy decision to quit acting in Indian projects when I was at peak. But with the amount of love and appreciation I’m enjoying here. I feel lucky that I switched over and don’t regret it at all.”
- She has a Buddha tattoo on the left side of her back.
- She is a passionate animal lover and often posts pictures of them on social media.