Helly Shah – Wikipedia

Indian television actress and model (born 1996)

Helly Shah (born 7 January 1996) is an Indian actress and model.[1] She is known for portraying lead roles in Swaragini, Devanshi, Sufiyana Pyaar Mera and Ishq Mein Marjawan 2. She was last seen as Riddhima Vansh Raisinghania in Ishq Mein Marjawan 2: Naya Safar.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Shah is a Gujarati from Ahmedabad.[4][5] She is a vegetarian.[5]

Debut and early career (2010-2014)[edit]

Shah began her acting career when she was in 8th grade.[6] Her career began with Star Plus’s show Gulaal.[4] In 2011 she appeared in Diya Aur Baati Hum playing Shruti. She then played Alaxmi in Life OK’s Alaxmi – Hamari Super Bahu.[4] Later, she played Ami in Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi.[7] She then appeared in Sony Pal’s Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi.[8]

Breakthrough and success (2015-2019)[edit]

From March 2015 to December 2016, Shah portrayed Swara Maheshwari in Swaragini.

In 2016, Shah participated in Colors TV’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9). In 2017, she portrayed Devanshi Upadhyay/Bakshi in Devanshi for which she won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress Popular.

In 2019, she portrayed the double role of Saltanat Shah and Kaynaat Shah in Star Bharat’s Sufiyana Pyaar Mera opposite Rajveer Singh for which she won the Gold Award for Best Actress in Negative Role.[9] Next, she appeared as Neha in Star Plus’s Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.[10]

Further success and recent work (2020-present)[edit]

Shah portrayed Riddhima Vansh Raisinghania in Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 opposite Rrahul Sudhir and Vishal Vashishtha,[3][11] that aired from 13 July 2020 to 13 March 2021 on Colors TV.[12] After the show went off air, the new season titled Ishq Mein Marjawan 2: Naya Safar started to stream in Voot Select since 15 March, with Shah reprising the character of Riddhima.[12]

She made her Cannes red carpet debut on 18 May 2022.[13][14] She unveiled the poster of her debut film Kaya Palat, at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May.[15][16] The actress also walked the red carpet for L’Oréal Paris at Cannes film festival, the first Indian television actress to walk for the event sponsors L’Orèal Paris.[17]

In the media[edit]

In Eastern Eye’s Top 50 Asian celebrities of 2020, Shah was ranked 47th.[18]

In 2021, she was ranked in Eastern Eye’s Top 30 under 30 Global Asian Stars list.[19]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref.
TBA Kaya Palat Not yet released TBA Shoaib Nikash Shah Film debut [20][21]


Special appearances[edit]

Short film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Happy Birthday Saba Short film debut [25]
2022 Zibah

Web series[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Helly Shah awards and nominations
Helly Shah at the Ticket2Audition event.jpg

Shah in 2018

Wins 6
Nominations 9


  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Other awards
Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2020 Gold Awards Stylish Actor TV – Female Won [31]


  1. ^ a b Goswami, Parismita (8 January 2016). “Swaragini actress Swara aka Helly Shah celebrates birthday with co-actors”. International Business Times. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. Popular TV actress Helly Shah aka Swara of Colors’ “Swaragini” celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, 7 January
  2. ^ “Helly Shah: I loved the jhumkas and bags in Janpath”. The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b “Helly Shah Stars in ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan 2’, First Promo of New Season Out”. News18. 23 January 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Patel, Ano (10 October 2014). “Gujaratis take the lead on prime time TV”. The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b “Hindi TV show ‘Swaragini’ zooms in on Kolkata’s hotspots”. The Times of India. Indo-Asian News Service. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Talking about playing the character, Helly told IANS: “Swara is very similar to what I am in real life. The only difference is I am Gujarati and she is Bengali. Swara as Bengali is a non-vegetarian eating person, but in real life I am a vegetarian.”
  6. ^ Ano Patel (6 July 2012). “Ahmedabad is a very chilled out place: Helly Shah”. The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ Neha Maheshwri (4 December 2013). “Hally Shah to replace Ulka Gupta in ‘Khelti Hai Zindagi…’. The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  8. ^ ‘Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi’ to go off air”. Mid-Day. Indo-Asian News Service. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ IANS (7 February 2019). “Swaragini actress Helly Shah is all set to make a comeback with this project”. India Today. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  10. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (18 November 2019). “Helly Shah joins ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’. The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  11. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (23 January 2020). “Helly Shah to play the protagonist in the second season of ‘Ishq Mein Marjawaan’ – Times of India”. The Times of India. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  12. ^ a b Cyril, Grace (16 March 2021). “Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 streams on Voot Select now, Ankit Siwach to play a villain”. India Today. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  13. ^ “Cannes 2022: Helly Shah steals the show in a dazzling thigh-high slit gown with plunging neckline”. The Times of India. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  14. ^ “Cannes 2022: Helly Shah makes her debut in a sparkling gown”. Hindustan Times. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  15. ^ Roy, Tanushree (24 May 2022). “Helly Shah unveils first look of debut film Kaya Palat at Cannes 2022. Celebs react”. India Today. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  16. ^ “Cannes 2022: Helly Shah unveils the poster of her debut film ‘Kaya Palat’ at the Indian Pavilion”. PINKVILLA. 24 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  17. ^ “Helly Shah to grace the red carpet for L’Oréal Paris at Cannes Film Festival 2022”. Bollywood Hungama. 15 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  18. ^ “Top 50 Asian celebrities of 2020: A countdown of Global stars who broke boundaries, did great work and made a positive impact!”. Eastern Eye. 12 December 2020.
  19. ^ “The New Generation: Top 30 under 30 Global Asian Stars; check complete list”. EasternEye. 20 January 2021.
  20. ^ “Helly Shah to make film debut with Kaya Palat produced by Oscar winner Marc Baschet”. Bollywood Hungama. 8 April 2022.
  21. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (7 April 2022). “Helly Shah, Indian TV Star, Sets Film Debut With ‘Kaya Palat’. Variety. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  22. ^ ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9:’ ‘Swaragini’ actress Helly Shah aka Swara to be a part of reality show”. International Business Times. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  23. ^ Mondal, Sukarna (22 May 2020). “Exclusive – Helly Shah on Ishq Mein Marjawan 2: We had just shot for a month and the launch had to be postponed due to lockdown”. The Times of India. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  24. ^ IANS (6 February 2015). ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ special episode for Mahashivratri”. India TV News. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  25. ^ Happy Birthday | Releasing 2nd October. humaramovie. 22 September 2020 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ “Helly Shah pens emotional note as Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 to go off-air soon”. indiatvnews.com. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ “Payal Dev: I suggested we shoot ‘Halo Re Halo’ with Sharad Malhotra and Helly Shah”. mid-day.com. 10 October 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  28. ^ ‘Ik Kahani’ ft. Kaka Ji and Helly Shah is out”. The Times of India. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  29. ^ “Iconic Gold Awards 2022 held in Mumbai amid the presence of a galaxy of tinsel town celebrities”. ANI. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  30. ^ Keshri, Shweta (11 February 2021). “ITA Awards 2020 gets more than 1 crore votes in popular category. List of nominees”. India Today. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  31. ^ Urmimala Banerjee (13 March 2022). “Iconic Gold Awards 2022: Vaani Kapoor, Jasmin Bhasin, Shivangi Khedkar, Divyanka Tripathi, Helly Shah set the red carpet on fire”. Bollywood Life.

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