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Jay Bhanushali

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Jay Bhanushali
Jay Bhanushali at the launch of 'The Voice India Kids' reality show.jpg Jay Bhanushali at the launch of 'The Voice India Kids' reality show.jpg
Bhanushali at the launch of The Voice India Kids reality show
Born (1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 36)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2006 – present
Role as 'Neev Shergill' in Kayamath;
Hate Story 2
Notable workHost of Dance India Dance
👩 Spouse(s)
Mahhi Vij (m. 2011)
👶 Children3

Jay Bhanushali (born 25 December 1984) is an Indian television actor. He is best known for his portrayal as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Kayamath that aired on Star Plus.[3]


Bhanushali made his television debut with the show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom where he played the role of Varun Bhaskar, but his biggest break came when he was selected by Ekta Kapoor to play the role of protagonist Neev Shergill in her soap opera Kayamath. The role not only earned him praises but also won him several awards for his performance in the show. Bhanushali went on to win Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male,[4] Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role[5] and various other awards for his performance. In 2009, Bhanushali hosted Dance India Dance and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 which marked his debut in reality shows. He won praise from several quarters for anchoring the show Dance India Dance for his anchoring skills[6] and comic timings. Bhanushali won Boroplus Gold Award for Best Anchor (2010 & 2012), Zee Rishtey Award for Favorite Host (2009, 2010 & 2011) and several other accolades as host of Dance India Dance. He went on to host several seasons of Dance India Dance.[7] In 2012-13, Bhanushali and his wife Mahii Vij participated in and won the dance competition show Nach Baliye 5.[8][9] Bhanushali made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with Hate Story 2 where he played the role of Akshay Bedi.[10][11]



Year Film Role Note
2014 Hate Story 2 Akshay Bedi Debut Film lead role
2014 Desi Kattey Gyani lead role
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Karan lead role

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Parchhayee Joy ZEE5 [12]



  • 2005 Kasauti Zindagi Kay as Kasak and Shravans college friend
  • 2006 Play Tv as Anchor
  • 2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom as Varun Bhaskar
  • 2007-2010 Kayamath as Neev Shergill
  • 2009 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil as Yuvraaj
  • 2010-2011 Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi as Yash Malhotra/Aditya
  • 2012 Kairee...Rishta Khatta Meetha as Anuj Shrivastav


  • 2008 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 as a participant (2nd runner up)
  • 2008 Bura Na Mano Holi Hai as a participant
  • 2008 Kaun Jeetenga Bollywood Ka Ticket as a participant
  • 2009 Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao as a contestant
  • 2009 Dance India Dance (season 1) as Host
  • 2010 Dance India Dance (season 2) as Host
  • 2011 Meethi Choori No. 1 as Host
  • 2011 Dance India Dance Doubles as Host
  • 2012 Dance India Dance (season 3) as Host
  • 2012 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 as Host
  • 2012 Dance Ke Superkids as Host
  • 2012-13 Nach Baliye 5 as a contestant
  • 2013 Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati as a contestant
  • 2013 Dance India Dance (season 4) as Host
  • 2014 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 3 as Host
  • 2014 Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale as Host[13]
  • 2015 Dance India Dance (season 5) as Host
  • 2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 as contestant
  • 2016 The Voice India Kids as Host
  • 2017 Sabse Bada Kalakar as host
  • 2018 Juzzbaat as Guest
  • 2018 Super Dancer as host after Rithvik Dhanjani left the show
  • 2019 Kitchen Champion 5 as Contestant
  • 2019 Superstar Singer as host

Personal life[edit]

Jay married Indian Television Actress in 2011 Mahhi Vij. Together they have adopted a daughter, Khushi and a son, Rajveer. On 21 August 2019 they became parents of their first biological child, a baby girl named Tara. [14][15]

See also[edit]

List of Indian television actors


  1. Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij's exotic white wedding
  2. "Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij re - wedding to put a full stop on split rumor". Dainik Bhaskar. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2016. Jay and Maahi secretly got married in the year 2011 and later went public about it
  3. Jay Bhanushali in Kayamath
  4. "Winners List: Indian Telly Awards, 2007". Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Jay Bhanushali wins Best Supporting Actor at Indian Telly Awards,2008 for Kayamath". Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Super Moms' dance shocks Jay Bhanushali!
  7. TV Actors who became more successful as hosts
  8. Jay Bhanushali and wife Mahi win Nach Baliye 5
  9. Jay & Mahi are the winners of Nach Baliye Season 5
  10. Jay Bhanushali: My transition from TV to films happened because of Mahi
  11. "Is Jay Bhanushali acting too big for his boots? - The Times of India". Times Internet. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  12. "Jay Bhanushali, Ira Dubey and Plabita Borthakur in ZEE5's Parchayee: Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond". IWM Buzz. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  13. "Jay Bhanushali to host 'Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale'". Indian Express. 8 October 2014.
  14. Here's all you need to know about Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij
  15. Jay Bhanushali threw an intimate birthday party for Mahhi Vij

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