Jiya Shankar: Bio, Age, Height, Career, Family, Relationship & Net Worth

jiya shankar

Nowadays people like to learn about famous celebrities more, especially about their lives, personalities, and experiences. One such celebrity is Jiya Shankar who has gained much popularity after she appeared on the famous reality show Big Boss OTT 2. 

In this article, you will find information on Jiya, her life, Jiya’s husband’s name, and much more. Keep reading to find out more about Jiya.

Jiya Shankar Husband’s Name

If the rumors are to be believed, Jiya and Paras Arora dated each other but, they are not married. Jiya is not married to anyone yet, although she has a boyfriend. Jiya and Paras Arora always referred to each other as good friends and co-actors. Paras Arora mentioned in his interview that the rumors about his relationship with Jiya Shankar are not true and the same was confirmed by Jiya in one of her interviews. Although Paras mentioned that he was in a fight with Jiya for some time, he also clarified that all of it was in a platonic way and they are friends again.

Jiya & Abhishek Chemistry In Big Boss OTT Season 2

Jiya Shankar and Abhishek Malhan have shared good chemistry on the show Big Boss Ott 2 and even continued their friendship after being eliminated from the show. The two of them shared a vlog having dinner together and going on long drives. People seemed to like their chemistry a lot on screen and in the vlog but the two of them have never confirmed the rumors about their relationship.

jiya shankar Biography

Jiya was born on 1995, in Mumbai to middle-class parents. The 28 years old actress is best known for her work in drama series Meri Hanikarak Biwi (2017) and Kaatelal & Sons (2020). 

Jiya Shankar went to a reputed acting institute known as the Anupam Kher’s Actors Prepare to learn the skill of acting and became an aspiring actress thereafter. 

Physical Appearance

The attractive actor-model Jiya has a charming personality and stunning physical features. Jiya has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches and her approximate weight is 55 kg. She has gorgeous dark brown eyes that compliment her sharp facial features and lustrous dark brown black hair.

Jiya Shankar Age

Jiya Shankar Age is 29 Years old as per year of 2024. She was born on April17, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Early Life

Jiya was born in Mumbai City to middle-class parents based in Mumbai. Her mother’s name is  Surekha Gavl, and she worked as a hairstylist in Mumbai City. Her parents got divorced when she was 13 years. She mentioned that Shankar is not her father’s name but a name she took for herself. 

Jiya also said that her parent’s divorce affected her very deeply to the point where she felt depressed. Jiya shares a lovely relationship with her mother Surekha Gavlm, who she considers her best friend, and confidant.


  • Jiya completed her high school and senior high school in Mumbai after which she went to college.
  • She also opened up about being bullied in college which also took a toll on her mental health and made it difficult to thrive in her college life. 
  • In one of her interviews Jiya said going into an acting institute and learning acting helped her get through a lot of tough times in her life and that she is grateful to her acting teachers. 


Jiya Shankar stepped into the field of acting in 2013 when she acted in a Telugu movie named Entha Andanga Unnave. She worked alongside Ajay Manthena in the Telugu movie. Later in 2017, she worked in a Tamil movie named Kanavu Variyam. Her career journey shifted to television when she made her first television appearance in 2016 as a lead actress in TV’s Queen Hain Hum. Later she played the role of Pavitra in one of the popular shows called Pishachini. On Colors TV. 

Jiya was recently seen in the movie Ved with Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh. She has gained notable recognition for her acting skills in the Marathi film industry. Recently, Jiya was seen in a popular reality show Big Boss OTT 2 in the year 2023, where she concluded at 6th position. 

Notable Dramas and Films

  • Jiya worked in many renowned films and dramas. Her range of work was wide and spread across different languages and regions like Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. 
  • Jiya worked in different genres of movies and dramas, ranging from romance to serious movies. Some of her well-known works include movies like Entha Andanga Unnave, Kanavu Variyam, Hyderabad Love Story, and Ved. Apart from these, she worked in some of the popular TV dramas such as  Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Meri Khagtarnak Biwi, Laal Ishq, Kaatelal & Sons, Pshachini, and many more. 
  • She recently made an appearance in Big Boss OTT 2 where she remained in the show till 6th position.
  • Jiya Shankar was nominated in the Filmfare Awards Marathi 2022 for her acting skills in Ved. She was also nominated for Indian Television Academy Awards for her work in the show “ Good Night India”.

Jiya Shankar Net Worth

Jiya’s primary source of income is acting. However, she also makes money through modeling, brand endorsements, and entrepreneurial work. The total net worth of Jiya Shankar is estimated to be approximately 2 to 3 crore. Her work as an actor and a model has helped her gain notable recognition and applause and raised her net worth also. 

Social Media

Social media has become an inevitable part of everybody’s life and celebrities are also a part of it. It has become very easy to take a sneak peek into the lives of your favorite celebrity, actor, or actress with the help of their social media handles. 

Following are the social media handles of Jiya:

Social Media SiteSocial Media Handle
Twitter (X)@heyshankar

Unknown Facts 

Some of the less-known facts about Jiya’s life are mentioned below.

  • she appeared in the show Big Boss OTT 2 as a contestant and remained in the show till 6th position. 
  • Jiya’s last name is Siddhi Manne.
  • Shankar is not Jiya’s father’s anime but a name that she chose for herself in the industry. 
  • Jiya was bullied in her college days which significantly impacted her life.

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