Jay Bhanushali is an Indian Television actor, anchor and model. Initially, he started with commercials such as Pepsi, Motorola and Rediffmail. He made his television debut with Disney show ”Dhoom Machaao Dhoom’ in the year 2007. He is best known for his role as Neev Shergil in the serial ‘Kayamath’ from which he earned instant recognition and fame. He participated in the second season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in the year 2008 and thereafter appeared in a number of reality shows. Jay Bhanushali has made his debut in Bollywood with Hate Story 2. He is a proficient host and received fame after he hosted the popular Indian Reality dance show ‘Dance India Dance’. He is a talented actor who has won many awards for his performance and incredible screen presence. He has been acting since 2006 to present.
|Name – Jay Bhanushali|
|Occupation/Profession: Actor and Anchor|
|Home Town: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Parents: Father- Not Known|
|Mother Not Known|
|Date Of Birth – 25 december 1984|
|Birthplace: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac Sign: Capricorn|
|Religion – Hindu|
|Height in centimeters 173 cm|
|Parents: Father- Not Known|
|Mother Not Known|
|Current Place: Mumbai|
|Hair Colour: Black|
|Eye Colour: Dark Brown|
|Skin Colour: Fair|
|Show: Dance India Dance, Nach baliye, Super Dancer, Dance India Dance Lil champs, the voice|
|Reality Show: Dance India Dance, Nach baliye, Super Dancer, Dance India Dance Lil champs, the voice|
|Movies: Hate story, Ek pehli Leela, Desi Kattey|
|School: B.P.M. High School, Mumbai|
|College: Not Known|
|Qualification: Not Known|
|Marital Status: Married|
|Girlfriends: Mahhi Vij (Actress)|
|Wife/ Spouse : Mahhi Vij (Actress)|
Early life – Jay was born on 25th December 1984 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Not much is known about his parents and early life. He has an elder sister Hetal Bhanushali. Jai completed his schooling from BMP High School, Khar. Not much information is available about his college and qualification.
Career – Jay Bhanushali began his career as a model and then headed to the Indian Television industry. He started his acting career with the show ‘Dhoom Machaao Dhoom’. Ekta Kapoor noticed Jay in commercial ads and was mesmerized. She called him for the screen test, and he got his most significant break in Ekta Kapoor serial ‘Kayamath’ in which he played the role of protagonist Neev Shergill. He earned lots of praises and won several awards for his performance in the daily soap ‘Kayamath’.
After that, he increasingly gained popularity by participating in reality shows. He is a good dancer. He participated in dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 2’ and ended as runner up. After winning the dance show, he participated in other reality shows such as Meethi Choori number 1. In the year 2009, he hosted the show “Dance India Dance and received lots of appreciation for his acting skills and superb comic timing. After that, he hosted several seasons of ‘Dance India Dance’. In 2012 and 2013, he participated in ‘Nach Baliye 5’ along with his wife Mahi Vij and won the competition. Jay Bhanushali made his debut in Bollywood movies in 2014 with the movie ‘Hate Story 2’. He also participated in ‘Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made-In-India’ and eliminated in sixth place. He appeared as a presenter in different shows such as ‘Voice India Kids’ (2016) ‘Sabse Bada Kalakar’ (2018) ‘Indian Idol 10′ (2018)’ and Super Singer’ (2019). He has also made a guest appearance in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, ‘Drama Company’ and ‘Big Boss’.
Awards and Achievements – For his performance in the soap opera ‘Kayamath’ Jay won ‘Indian Telly Award’ for Fresh New Face- Male. Jay Bhanushali received ‘Best Debut Actor’ at ITA, one of the prestigious awards in Indian television fraternity. He bagged the ‘Best TV Personality Award’ at ‘New Talent Award’. He won ‘Best Supporting Actor Award’ in the ‘Indian Telly Award’. In 2008 he received ‘Zee Rishtey Award’ for the favourite host. In the year 2010 and 2012, he won the Best Anchor Award in Boroplus Gold Award.
Affair and Marriage – Jay Bhanushali dated Mahhi Vij for long. Both met at a common friend’s party where Jay Bhanushali was instantly attracted to Mahhi. They again met a year later and recognised each other at a dance club and became friends. In the beginning, Mahhi was not interested in him more than as a friend, but soon things worked between them, and they fall in love with each other. In 2011, the couple got married secretly. Very few people know that Jay and Mahhi got married in a secret wedding ceremony and kept the secret for a year. The news was out when Mahhi was spotted at a party wearing Mangalsutra, and after that, they officially shared the news of their marriage. In 2014, they had their second wedding in Los Vegas, putting a full stop on rumours that they both are parting their ways.
Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij are parents of three adorable children. Earlier they adopted their helper’s kids: a daughter Khushi and a son Rajiv and are raising them as their kids. After the birth of their biological daughter Tara on 21 august 2019. They are now a happy family of 5.
Controversies – There was a controversy that Jay Bhanushali and his wife Mahhi had a rift following his intimate scenes with actress Surveen Chawla in the movie ‘Hate Story 2’.
Less Known Facts About Jay Bhanushali
- Does Jay Bhanushali smoke or drink alcohol – No
- Since 2009 he has hosted all the episodes of ‘Dance India Dance’ and ‘Dance India Dance Little Master’.
- It was his sister’s suggestion to try his luck in modelling. After the initial struggle, he became popular with commercial ads and later on entered the TV industry.
- He is a big devotee of Lord Ganesha. He gives regular visits to the famous Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.
- He has featured in the music video of Prajakta Shukre: the contestant from ‘Indian Idol Season 1’.
- Jay Loves IPL and supports the Rajasthan Royal team.
- Jay has also starred in Bollywood movies such as ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ along with actress Sunny Leone and Platform Number 6.
- Besides the serial ‘Kayamath’, he appeared in other soap operas such as Kairee: Rishta Khatta Meetha, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, and Geet Hui Sabse Parayi.
- Jay belongs to South Asian ethnicity and holds an Indian nationality.
- He earns a fair amount of money from his dancing, acting and hosting career. He charges approximately four lacs per episode. His current estimated net worth is approx U.S $ % million.
Jay Bhanushali is a ravishing and charming personality with flourishing acting abilities.