Mallika Dua is an Indian comedian, actress, and writer, who is known for her satirical comedy and skits on various social media platforms. Apart from her solo comedy videos, Mallika Dua is also known for her roles in Hindi films like ‘Hindi Medium’ (2017), ‘Namaste England’ (2018), ‘Zero’ (2019), and ‘Indoo Ki Jawani’ (2020).
Mallika Dua was born on Tuesday, 18 July 1989 (age 34 years; as of 2023) in Delhi, India. Mallika completed her primary and secondary education at The Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, India. Mallika enrolled for a journalism course at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi, which she dropped out of after one week. Later she got into Hindu College, Delhi University, and dropped out after one year. Mallika Dua moved abroad to pursue her major in theatre at the Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Mallika Dua is settled in Mumbai, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-32-34
Parents & Siblings
Mallika Dua’s father, Vinod Dua, was a renowned journalist at Doordarshan and NDTV. He was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri (2008) for his contribution to the field of literature and education. Vinod Dua passed away on 4 December 2021 after getting infected by the COVID-19 virus. Mallika Dua’s mother, Padmavati Dua (also known as ‘Chinna Dua’), was a radiologist and a social media influencer. She passed away on 11 June 2021 in Delhi after suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Mallika Dua has an elder sister named Bakul Dua, who is a clinical psychologist.
Mallika Dua is unmarried.
In 2016, Mallika Dua was cast in ‘Girliyapa,’ which is India’s leading women centric channel for entertainment. Mallika starred in the initial episodes of the series of the same name. Girliyapa Mallika Dua started her own YouTube channel in 2017 and started collaborating with the famous YouTube channel ‘All India Bakchod’ (AIB) until the channel got suspended in 2018.
In 2017, Mallika Dua was cast in the Hindi comedy film ‘Hindi Medium’ in which she played the role of Dolly. In 2018, Mallika Dua was featured in ‘Namaste England’ in which she played the role of Harpreet Kaur Chadha.
In 2018, Mallika Dua was cast in the film ‘Zero.’ Mallika played the role of NSAR Volunteer Applicant. In 2020, Mallika Dua appeared in the Hindi film ‘Indoo Ki Jawani’ in which she played the role of Sonal Makhija.
In 2016, Mallika Dua was featured in a TV series titled ‘The Trip,’ (both seasons 1 and 2) on Bindass channel in which she played the role of Nazia in the TV series.
In 2018, Mallika Dua started her own TV series titled ‘Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua’ on TLC India. It was a talk show where Mallika Dua engaged with famous celebrities.
In 2019, Mallika Dua was cast in the famous Indian TV sitcom ‘The Office,’ which was streamed on Hotstar. The TV series was the adaptation of the BBC series ‘The Office.’ Mallika Dua joined the show in season 2 and played the role of Kitty Kataria. Hindustan Times
In 2021, Mallika Dua was cast in the Netflix series ‘Comedy Premium League.’ It was a web series full of roasts, debates, and comedy sketches. In 2023, Mallika Dua was cast in the Amazon miniTV series ‘Badtameez Dil.’ Mallika Dua played the role of Elena in the web series.
Mallika Dua takes a dig at Akshay Kumar
In 2018, Mallika Dua got into a feud with actor, Akshay Kumar as the actor was accused of passing a sexual remark at Mallika during the shoot of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. During Akshay Kumar’s film, Pad Man’s promotions, the actor encouraged the entire Bollywood industry to hold up and sanitary napkin and click a photo of the same. Mallika Dua took to Instagram and was quoted saying,
Always remember. Each time you feel weak, each time you feel lesser than your equals, each time you feel you’ve been made to feel lesser for no reason and that the fight has just about begun, when you feel society and the govt have not given you your due, hold up a sanitary pad and post a picture of it on Instagram. You will feel empowered. So empowered. Bye.” India Today
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Sport: Cricket
- Movie: Hindi Medium (2017)
- Mallika Dua’s father, Vinod Dua, always wanted Mallika and her sister, Baluka, to pursue Indian Classical singing. Mallika started her singing lessons at the tender age of 4. However, Mallika never wanted to pursue singing as her full-time career.
- Had Mallika Dua not become a comedian or a YouTuber, she would be an interior designer. Pinkvilla-YouTube
- On 3 April 2022, Mallika Dua collaborated with UnErase Poetry (a community of spoken poetry) and released a self-written poem titled ‘Mujhe Ghar Jaana Hai.’ The poem was an ode to her parents who passed away in 2021. UnErase Poetry-YouTube
- On 7 March 2023, Mallika Dua collaborated with UnErase Poetry and released a self-written poem titled ‘The Women That Make Us.’ The poem was released on the occasion of Women’s Day and was dedicated to women all around the world. UnErase Poetry-YouTube
- Mallika Dua was an advertisement copywriter before she started her YouTube career.
- Mallika Dua got famous for her YouTube comedy video titled ‘Shit People Say: Sarojini Nagar Edition,’ which was released in 2016.
- Mallika Dua spends a lot of time with her nephew, Jahan, and often shares pictures of her playing with him on social media.
- Mallika Dua calls herself a hardcore feminist and often shares her thoughts on liberal ideologies, sexual harassment, and body shaming on social media.