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Erica Fernandes Biography – Indian actress and Kasautii Zindagii Kay Fame

Erica Fernandes Biography
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Real Name: Erica Jennifer Fernandes
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Known for: Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Age: 29

Erica Jennifer Fernandes is an Indian actress and model, who works in Indian television and films. She got her breakthrough with her television debut, portraying Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Erica has also acted in many films in the South including Ninnindale and Galipatam. Erica is also known for her portrayal of Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Erica Fernandes Biography
Erica Fernandes Biography
Erica Fernandes Biography
7 May 1993 (age 29)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Actress
  • Model
Years active 2013–present
Known for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Early life

Erica was born in Mumbai to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes, in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family. She did her schooling at Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sies College Of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew’s College, Bandra. Later she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.


Modelling career

She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of “Bombay Times Fresh Face”, “Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011″ and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Film debut and success (2013–2015)

Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan’s office, with whom she was shooting another film when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.

She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar. In February 2014, Virattu was eventually released. Its Telugu version Dega, however, was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica “does a good job” and “shows maturity”. In 2015, she appeared in the Kannada film Buguri.

Erica_Fernandes with her Parents
Erica Fernandes with her Parents

Television debut, breakthrough and success (2016–2020)

In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV‘s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. The show was a new age show and her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.

Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, was released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.

From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in StarPlus’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan.

Recent work

In 2021, Fernandes reprised her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani.

She is currently hosting Emirates Draw. a game show in Dubai, which is live-streamed across Emirates Draw’s digital platforms YouTube, Facebook, and Website.


In 2017, Fernandes was ranked fourth in The Times of Indias Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List.

She was also listed third in The Times of Indias Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List 2018.

Fernandes was placed 13th in Eastern Eyes 50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 List and fourth in The Times of Indias Most Desirable Women On Television List 2019.

Fernandes was ranked first in The Times Most Desirable Women on TV 2020.



Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Manjari Tamil Debut Film
2014 Ninnindale Pramila Kannada
Babloo Happy Hai Natasha Hindi
Virattu Shri Tamil
Galipatam Swathi Telugu
Dega Sri Telugu
2015 Buguri Ishanya Kannada
2017 Vizhithiru Christina Tamil
2023 The Haunting Moushmi Hindi Short Film
Erica Fernandes Biography
Erica Fernandes Biography


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir Supriya
2016–2017 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Dr. Sonakshi Bose Seasons 1 and 2
2016–2019 Box Cricket League Herself
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra
2018–2020 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Prerna Sharma
2021 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi:Nayi Kahani Dr. Sonakshi Bose Season 3


Year Title Role Notes
2022–present Emirates Draw EASY6 Host Co-Hosting with Kinan Salameh

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Label
2020 Juda Kar Diya Stebin Ben Desi Music Factory
Maula Papon Saregama
2022 Akhiyan Shekhar Khanijo Shekhar Khanijo
Tumhe Pyaar Karungga Lakshay Kapoor VYRL Originals
2023 Wo Kashish Javed Ali, Anweshaa Kashish Music
Ishq Hua Javed Ali, Aakritti Mehra Blue Music Record Label

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress – Kannada Ninnindale Nominated
2016 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Won
2018 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Nominated
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Jodi Popular(With Parth Samthaan) Kasautii Zindagii Kay Won
Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Critics) Won
Style Diva Won
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Kasautii Zindagii Kay Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Popular Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated

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