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Biography for Nikunj Malik

Nikunj Malik

Birthdate: 30 October 1988

Birth Place: Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Height in feet: 5 Feet 8 Inches

Eye Color: Black

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Occupation: Television Actress, Footwear Designer

Marital Status: Married

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Nikunj Malik born 30 October 1988 is an Indian film and TV actress. She was the first child in the family and she was born in Gurgaon and spent some time in Chandigarh after that. Later the family moved and settled down in Switzerland the formative years there. Nikunj loves cooking for family and close friends, also loves animals.

Education

She has completed her school education from DAV Public School and MVN School, Faridabad and MVN School, Faridabad. A science student, Later she has done her Master Degree in accessory design and fashion management from NIFT (A premiere institute for Accessory Design and Fashion Management) in Delhi. Nikunj was also accepted into the PHD program at IIM Ahmedabad but did not joined.

Family Background

Her mother Shubhlata is a National BJP executive and Delhi State Chief for Slum Development. Nikunj has a younger brother, Abhigyan Singh Malik. He is into film direction. He is the associate director of legendary film director Muzzaffar Ali Sahab and is working on their upcoming project 'jaanisaar'

Acting Career

Nikunj Malik first shot to fame with her participation in the Indian reality wedding show called 'Rahul Dulhaniya le Jayega', with Dimpy Mahajan which was aired on NDTV Imagine on 1 February 2010. She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show. She ended up as one of the final three contestants on the show. She was acting as the second female lead on the Star One show 'Geet Hui Sabse Parayi'. She played the role Maya in one of the leading shows of star plus 'Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai'.

She is a professional accessories designer and has designed for leading Brands like Tommy Hilfiger accessories, Guess, Swiss Gear, Lee Cooper, Wills Lifestyle etc. She recently featured on Anil Kapoor's Indian replication of the American series '24'. Nikunj has also featured as a guest member on various television dramas like Adaalat, Singhasan Battisi, Shapath. She is also a brilliant host and had been hosting the stage shows and red carpets for star performers at private events. Then she took a break from TV when, she was offered a role of muslim girl in the Kangana Ranaut starrer Revolver Rani. Currently she is shooting for her first lead film in Bihar, which is a woman oriented subject based on the struggle of a woman from the rural Bihar. This film is slated to release in 2015.

Favourite subjects while growing up - Languages,

History, Biology,chemistry Worst subject - Mathematics ( Horrible with numbers,Dad used to scold all the time)

Food type - VEGETARIAN

Cuisine - Indian,Italian, Mexican (in the same order) Non favourite cuisine - Chinese (no offence) Sweet - Bengali rasgulla can eat atleast half a kilo of it in one go...got major sweet tooth

Colors Favourite

Peacock Blues, Green & Gold

Interview

Rahul Dulhaniya le Jayega reality wedding show

One of the three finalists on the reality TV show, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Malik beat off competition from 16,755 applicants and 16 contestants in order to win Mahajan’s heart. But now she says “he’s put me off”. “I am not too keen on marrying him anymore. But we did sign a bond before the show and if he chooses me, I will definitely not walk out. But he will have to quit smoking and flirting with other women. These are the two things I will never allow,” she says. Curiously enough it’s not Mahajan’s past that bothers Malik. Though he was involved in a cocaine scandal and accused of being a wife beater, Malik, a graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi, says, “Everyone deserves a second chance. It was his closeness to other girls, especially Dimpy Ganguly, that put me off.” Malik reveals that she entered the contest on her mother’s insistence. “She really liked Rahul and wanted me to get married to him. But I really don’t understand why the other two girls want to get married at the young age of 20,” she says, referring to the other two finalists, Dimpy Ganguly (21) and Harpreet Chabra (20). Playing the coy Indian bride on television has not broken Malik’s resolve to remain independent after marriage. She affirms, “I am planning to launch my fashion label soon, with or without Rahul. Marriage will not stop me from working as I have spent 25 years of my life working towards this.”

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