In the world of entertainment, talent and hardwork often pave the way to success. However, for a few these qualities are accompanied by sheer determination. Jiya Shankar, a young and exceptionally talented actress, embodies this rare combination. She captivates the audience with her remarkable skills. Well, being talented did not only paved her way. But, there is more to her story. So, here in this article we are going to discuss the biography of Jiya Shankar, which inspires a lot of young and upcoming generations. This article mainly covers early life, physical stats, career graph and much more information. 


Jiya Shankar was born on 17 April 1995. Jiya was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She is 29 Years young and beautiful as of April 2024. Her Zodiac Sign is Aries. She is Hindu by religion and her Nationality is Indian. She has established herself as an actress at quite a young age. The credit goes to her mere dedication and hard work.  

Physical Appearance

The actress rules thousands of hearts, all because of her attractive physical Appearance. Jiya stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches. That is 163 cm. Her body weighs 55 kgs. Well, her dark brown eyes and dark brown dyed hair add charm to her personality.

Early Life

Jiya Shankar was born and brought up in the Dream City, Mumbai. From a young age, she always had a strong ambition to become an Actress. Due to her reserved temperament, she has an initial reservation about pursuing acting as a profession. As she was earlier enrolled in a digital marketing course, but later dropped out. There began her journey to pursue her passion.  At the tender age of 16, she began her voyage of film and television auditions. Jiya made cameo appearances in various television programmes, It was before establishing herself in the industry. However soon she got the breakthrough role. From then till now Jiya has never looked back. 


According to reports, Jiya has attended a private school in Mumbai. Furthermore, she has gone to Mumbai University to pursue her graduation. During her graduation period she used to participate in various theater activities and workshops. But, it has also been reported that Jiya chose a digital marketing course. Which she did not complete and dropped soon.  


The actress has established herself in the entertainment industry.The name and fame she got has slowly risen to prove her the deserving candidate. Moreover, her career graph goes of like: 

  • Shankar made her acting debut in the Telugu film Entha Andanga Unnave in 2013. 
  • In 2016, she worked in the Tamil film Kanavu Variyam, which made her famous in the Tamil film industry. 
  • The talented actor made his Marathi film debut in 2022 with Ved.
  • In 2015, she made his television debut with the series “Love by chance”. 
  • Audiences also liked Shankar’s role as Dr. Iravati Desai as Panday in the drama “Meri Harnikarak Biwi”. 
  • Furthermore, she has also appeared in show like “Gumrah”, “Pyaar Marriage Shhh” and “Katelal and Sons”
  • She also worked as an anchor on “Good Night India” at Sony SAB.


Well, there was not much information about Jiya’s family available. But during the TV reality show Bigg Boss OTT, she revealed that her parents were granted divorce when she was 13 years old. Her mother Surekha Gavli is a professional Hairstylist.  There is not much information about her father available on the internet. 

Net Worth

The Television actress has a well established acting career. Her acting career mainly revolves around Television, OTT, Movies. These all are the main source of her Income. Alongside, various photoshoots, brand endorsement, advertisement all add to her income generation. Therefore, her net worth is estimated to be around roughly $0.5 Million. That is equivalent to Rs. 4 Crores.  

Social Media

Nowadays, having a social media account has become a necessity. From a normal citizen to celebrities all are present over various social media platforms. Similarly, Jiya has also made her presence known on various social media handles. As she is present on Instagram under the name of @jiyashankarofficial there she has 3 Million followers. Her facebook handle Jiyaa Shankar has 229K followers. 


With success comes controversy hand in hand. Moreover, few of the controversies surrounding the actress are as follows: 

  • In 2023, fans of dancer-turned-influencer Manisha Rani and YouTuber Abhishek Malhan (collectively “Abhisha”) accused Jia of paying paparazzi Rs. 4 laws to destroy Manisha’s reputation. 
  • They released an edited WhatsApp conversation which suggested that Jia had asked photographer Viral Bhayan to defame Manisha. 
  • However, Jiya denied those claims about X on August 18, 2023, calling them false and baseless.

Unknown Facts

Some of the unknown and unpopular facts about Jiya Shankar is as follows: 

  • The title “Shankar” is not her fathers name. In fact it is last name she took for herself. 
  • Jiya loves to draw and paint. It acts as her therapy to keep her mind calm
  • Jiya has a Persian cat “Sky” as a pet
  • Jiya was an active participant of Kho Kho sports and Gymnastics during her school days. 


Jiya Shankar, with her dedication and skills is all set to leave a mark on the entertainment industry. Her story serves as an inspiration to young artists everywhere. It reminds what is the importance of hardwork. It is all about achieving the most ambitious dreams also. As Jiya continues to grace the silver screen and stages around, her fan following keeps on increasing. She keeps motivating people around herself. Well, at the end it is all about skills and hard work which pays off.