Jay Bhanushali Biography

About Jay Bhanushali

Jay Bhanushali is one of a kind actor, whose smile says it all. His nice-looking personality and charming looks have made him a well-known face in the TV industry.

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He was known for his performance in Ekta Kapoor’s serial Kayamath also starring Shabbir Ahluwalia and Panchi Bora in the parallel leads. He has also worked in other shows like Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi starring Drashti Dhami and Gurmeet Chaudhary in the leads and Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha with Preeti Choudary as the female lead.

He soon starred in his first Bollywood film Hate Story 2 alongside Surveen Chawla, where his performance was noteworthy and pleasing.

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Besides his acting skills, he is known for his spontaneity and a good sense of humour as he has hosted various popular reality TV shows like Dance India Dance, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012, Super Dancer, and Indian Idol 10.

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He will participate as a contestant in the upcoming Bigg Boss 15 along with Shamita Shetty, Vidhi Pandya, Akasa Singh and Karan Kundrra.

Biography of Jay Bhanushali

Name: Jay Bhanushali

Known For: Played the role of ‘Neev Shergill’ in TV serial ‘Kayamath’ and has hosted all seasons of Dance India Dance

Date of Birth of Jay Bhanushali: 25 December 1984

Age of Jay Bhanushali: 37 Years (as of 2021) 

Height of Jay Bhanushali: 173 cm,1.73 m, 5’ft 8”in

Weight of Jay Bhanushali: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Body Measurements of Jay Bhanushali: 38-32-15

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Capricorn

Known Languages: Hindi and English

Religion: Hinduism

Profession: Actor and Anchor

Favourite Actor: Akshay Kumar

Favourite Actress: Bipasha Basu

Favourite Food: Pani Puri

Favourite Movie: Agneepath

Favourite Colour: Black

Favourite Destination: Ladakh

Favourite Hobbies: Watching Cricket, Sketching, and Playing Video Games

Net Worth of Jay Bhanushali: $1 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Mahhi Vij (m. 2011)  

Children: 1 (Biological) and 2 (Foster Kids)

Nationality: Indian

Birthplace: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Currently Living: Mumbai, India

Controversies of Jay Bhanushali

1. Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij in 2019 welcomed their first biological child named Tara. As soon as the news got public, people started commenting on their social media profiles that the couples have started ignoring their adopted children Rajveer and Khushi.

It made Jay infuriated, and he gave a befitting reply to the trollers that they couldn’t imagine how difficult it’s to raise foster children. All the three kids are equally loved and they had no right to judge them on their parenting skills.

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2. Mahhi was quite upset and angry at Jay’s intimate scenes in the movie Hate Story 2 with co-star Surveen Chawla. The couple had a huge fight over it, where Mahhi clearly warned Jay to abstain from such bold scenes which could jeopardize their marriage in the future. 

Interesting Facts about Jay Bhanushali

1. His elder sister advised him to try his luck in modelling owing to his good look and dashing personality. He listened and soon got advertisement roles for brands like Motorola, Lays and Pepsi.

2. He marked his debut with musical comedy-drama Dhoom Machaao Dhoom alongside Sriti Jha, Toral Rasputra, Maanvi Gagroo and Vikrant Massey. The star cast of this show became famous later in their career.

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3. He has also appeared in various reality shows like Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket, Nach Baliye Shriman V/s Shrimati, Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, and Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao.

4. He is also known for his flawless dance moves and was the 2nd runner up in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2. In addition, along with his wife Mahhi Vij they were the winner of Nach Baliye 5.

5. He has hosted all the seasons of Dance India Dance and Dance India Dance Little Masters. 

6. Jay and his wife Mahhi Vij are the foster parents of their caretaker’s children Rajveer and Khushi. Both the kids since a small age, have spent their time with Jay and Mahhi and treat them as their real parents.

7. Jay and Mahhi in 2019, became actual parents after the birth of their biological daughter named Tara.

8. The upcoming season of Bigg Boss for Jay, might prove to be a roller-coaster ride for him, owing to the controversial nature of the show which will also feature celebrities like Donal Bisht, Pratik Sehajpal, Umar Riaz, Vishal Kotian, and Tejasswi Prakash.

TV Serials/Movies of Jay Bhanushali


Hate Story 2, 2014

Desi Kattey, 2014

Ek Paheli Leela, 2015

Television Serials 

Kasautii Zindagii Kay, 2005

Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, 2007

Dance India Dance 1, 2009

Dance India Dance 2, 2010

Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, 2010

Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, 2016

The Voice India Kids, 2016

Kitchen Champion 5, 2019

Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, 2020

Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India, 2020

Parchhayee (Web Series), 2019

Awards Won by Jay Bhanushali

Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2008

Indian Telly Award for Best Fresh New Face (Male), 2007

Zee Rishtey Award for Favourite Anchor, 2011

Zee Rishtey Award for Favourite Anchor, 2012

STAR Parivaar Award for Favourite Pratiyogi, 2013

Family of Jay Bhanushali

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Sister: Hetal Bhanushali (Elder) 

Wife: Mahhi Vij 

Daughter: Tara Jay Bhanushali

Foster Children: Rajveer and Khushi

Social Media Profiles of Jay Bhanushali

Facebook: JayBhanushaliOfficial

Instagram: @ijaybhanushali

Education/Qualifications of Jay Bhanushali

School: B.P.M. High School, Mumbai

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