Mrunal Thakur

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Mrunal Thakur
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Thakur at a promotional event for Super 30 in 2019
Born (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 28) [1]
Alma mater Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai, Maharashtra [2]
Years active2012–present

Mrunal Thakur is an Indian film and television actress who predominantly appears in Hindi and Marathi films. Her early screen appearances were starring roles in the television soap opera Kumkum Bhagya (2014–2016) and the drama film Love Sonia (2018).


In 2019, Thakur featured in the biographical drama Super 30 and the action thriller Batla House , both of which were commercially successful.


Television (2012–2016)

While attending college, Thakur signed to portray Gauri Bhosle, the main female lead opposite Manit Joura, in the Star Plus series Mujhse Kuchh Kehti... Hai Khamoshiyaan. The show aired from 2012–13. Later in 2013, Thakur appeared in an episodic appearance on the mystery thriller Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek – Arjun , in which she played a journalist named Sakshi Anand. [3]

In February 2014, Thakur signed Zee TV's soap opera Kumkum Bhagya , for which she began shooting the following month. [4] The show, co-starring Sriti Jha, Shabir Ahluwalia, Arjit Taneja, and Supriya Shukla, started airing on 15 April, and saw Thakur portray Bulbul Arora, a woman who along with her elder sister (played by Jha) helps their mother (played by Shukla) run a marriage hall. The film received positive reviews from critics in critical reception. Thakur quit the show in January 2016. She then performed dance in a special episode of &TV's SauBhagyalaxmi , and took a retirement from television. [5]

Film career (2018–present)

In 2016, after quitting television, Thakur began filming for her first film—the international movie Love Sonia —which was completed by her in 2017. [6] Release date of the film was pushed several times, and it was finally released in September 2018. Her role was of Sonia, a village girl who brings to light the issue of global human trafficking. In preparation for the role, Thakur stayed at a brothel near Kolkata to study the body language of prostitutes. Despite of high expectations, Love Sonia failed commercially, [7] and received mixed reviews from critics. [8] [9]

In 2019, Thakur made her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Sajid Nadiadwala's production Super 30 , based on the mathematician Anand Kumar (portrayed by Roshan in the film) and his program of the same name. In the film, she portrayed Kumar's love interest and was praised. [10] Despite a mixed reception, Super 30 became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2019, earning 2.08 billion (US$29 million) in global markets. Later in the year, she was cast opposite John Abraham in Nikkhil Advani's action thriller Batla House , a retelling of the 2008 Batla House encounter case about the story of a police officer (played by Abraham), who played a crucial role in the case. Thakur played Nandita, a journalist and the police officer's wife. [11] Her performance met with generally positive reviews from critics; the film proved to be successful grossing 1.32 billion (US$19 million) worldwide. In 2019, she also starred as the fictional character Sivagami in a spin-off series of the Baahubali film franchise , [12] named Baahubali: Before the Beginning . [13]

In 2020, Thakur appeared in the Netflix film Ghost Stories , an anthology horror consisting four segments. [14]


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2014 Vitti Dandu Sandhya Marathi [15]
Surajya Dr. Swapna Bhosle [16]
2018 Love Sonia Sonia Hindi
2019 Super 30 Supriya SinghHindi [10]
Batla House Nandita Kumar [11]
2020 Ghost Stories Ira Sakhuja Netflix anthology film [14]
Jersey Dagger-14-plain.pngSarah RaichandFilming [17]
Toofan Dagger-14-plain.pngPooja ShahFilming [18]
Aankh Micholi Dagger-14-plain.pngNidhi GuptaAnnounced [19]


2012–2013Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh KhamoshiyaanGauri Bhonsle Gaikwad Star Plus [3]
2013 Har Yug Mein Ayega Ek Arjun Sakshi
2014–2016 Kumkum Bhagya Bulbul Arora Khanna Zee TV [4]
Box Cricket League Herself Colors TV [20]
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Herself Star Plus [21]
2016 SauBhagyalaxmi Dance Performance & TV [5]
Tuyul & Mbak Yul Reborn Herself ANTV
2017NadinTara [22]

Web series

2020 Baahubali: Before the Beginning Sivagami Netflix [23]

Awards and nominations

2018 London Indian Film Festival Best Newcomer Award Love Sonia Won [24]
2019 Gold Awards Rising Star From Indian Television to FilmN/AWon [25]

See also

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