Then and now: Mona Singh's journey from Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin to Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain

Updated: 08 October, 2020 11:34 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on October 8, 1981, television actress Mona Singh began her acting career as the bespectacled simple girl Jassi in the popular television show Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Her real identity was revealed much later in the show and her glamourous avatar won her appreciation. It set the ball rolling for her in showbiz. (All photos/Mona Singh's official Instagram account)

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    Mona Singh's father is an ex-Army officer. Colonel (Retired) Jasbir Singh is a native of Chandigarh, Punjab. Her mother Rani Singh is a homemaker and has been the pillar of strength for the family.

    In picture: Mona Singh with her parents.

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    Mona Singh has an elder sibling - sister Sona Singh who is settled abroad. Mona and her parents often take trips to Sona's house to spend time with her.

    In picture: Mona Singh with her sister.

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    Mona Singh always wanted to become an actress. She strived hard to get where she is now.

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    Very few know that Mona Singh is a gifted palmist. She, however, hasn't studied the sciences, but she is gifted with great intuition. Mona can predict accurately about one's health, personal and professional life. She can read your innermost thoughts and secrets and reveal the most intricate details of your life.

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    After Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Mona Singh went on to participate in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2006 and ended up becoming the winner.

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    Her effervescence and charm gave her the chance to host the second and fourth seasons of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, as well as anchor other shows like Entertainment Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega, Shaadi Teen Crore Ki, Star Ya Rockstar and Comedy Nights Bachao.

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    You would be surprised to know that Mona Singh, who has been part of showbiz since 2003, has done only five television shows in 17 years of her television career. Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do and Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se.

    In picture: Childhood picture of Mona Singh and her sister Sona.

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    In 2018, Mona Singh forayed into the digital space with the web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. The web show is a huge hit among the audience and already has three seasons and a fourth in the making. It stars Mona along with Ronit Roy, Gurdeep Kohli and others.

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    Mona Singh believes "less is more" and that's why she restricted herself to only a few TV shows. In the meanwhile, she also had a small role in 3 Idiots, where she played Kareena Kapoor's on-screen sister. Mona's dramatic sequence where Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan deliver her baby with Kareena's help through a web camera, was a much-talked-about scene.

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    On the personal front, Mona Singh is a romantic at heart. Though she is known for her outgoing and friendly nature, when it comes to her personal life she is extremely private.

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    "I think I am a person who is a giver. I love to do things like keep myself free for the person I love, cook and do special things for them. It's the effort that I make and I think that's more important when you are in a relationship," said Mona Singh.

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    Mona Singh surprised one and all when the buzz around her wedding started doing the rounds in December 2019. The actress got married to beau Shyam Rajgopalan, an investment banker, on December 27, 2019.

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    On the work front, Mona Singh is all set to unite with her 3 Idiots co-stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan with the film Laal Singh Chaddha. Her web show, Black Widows, an Indian adaptation of the popular international show of the same name, is all set to be out in December 2020.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Mona Singh!

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About The Gallery

It's Mona Singh's 39th birthday today. She is one of those actors who have a fan following across age groups. From her stint in the hugely popular Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, to her sisterly act in 3 Idiots, and an affectionate lover in Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, Mona Singh has charmed her way into people's hearts with her spunk and grace. On her birthday today, we take a deep dive into her journey in showbiz.

First Published: 08 October, 2020 09:35 IST