Neha Marda Biography – an Indian Television Actress who known for Balika Vadhu

Neha Marda is an Indian television actress. She is well known for her roles in Balika Vadhu, Doli Armaano Ki and Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti. In 2015, she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

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Real Name: Neha Marda
Profession: Indian Television actress
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Husband: Ayushman Agarwal
Age: 37

Neha Marda (born 23 September 1985) is an Indian television actress. She is well known for her roles in Balika VadhuDoli Armaano Ki and Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti. In 2015, she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Neha Marda Biography
Neha Marda Biography
Neha Marda Biography
Born 23 September 1985 (age 37)

Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Television actress, Dancer
Years active 2005–Present
Known for
  • Balika Vadhu
  • Doli Armaano Ki
  • Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Ayushman Agarwal (m. 2012)

Life and career

1991–2008: Early life and acting debut

Marda was born on 23 September 1985 and brought up in a Marwari family in a district town near Kolkata. Neha is a native of Rajasthan.

Neha Marda Biography
Neha Marda Biography

Marda was first recognized when she participated in Sony TV’s Boogie Woogie as a contestant and became the winner in 2004. She was a part of the show when she was 11, 17 and 19 and judged for an episode when she was 21. In 2005, she made her acting debut in Sahara One‘s Saath Rahega Always. After the show went off air she played Shruti in Ghar Ek Sapnaa.

In 2006, she appeared in Zee TV’s Mamta as Simran. In 2007, she acted in Ssshhhh…Koi Hai in an episodic appearance followed by acting in Ekta Kapoor‘s Kahe Naa Kahe as Manvi.

2008–2015: Breakthrough with Balika Vadhu and Doli Armaanon Ki

In 2008, she played the main lead as Priyamvada in Zee TV’s Ek Thi Rajkumari opposite Ali Merchant. Marda’s breakthrough came when she landed the role of Gehna in Colors TV’s longest-running show, Balika Vadhu which she played from 2008 until 2011. In 2009, she played the lead in Jo Ishq Ki Marzi Woh Rab Ki Marzi opposite Neil Bhatt. From 2009 until 2010, Marda played the negative role of Pratima in Star Plus’s Shraddha.

In 2010, participated in Imagine TV’s Meethi Choori No 1. In January 2011, she appeared as a guest contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 where she was paired with contestant Meiyang Chang. In 2011, she participated in Kitchen Champion 4 and Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan. Marda later acted in shows like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (2012) and Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev (2013).

Marda was cast in Zee TV’s Doli Armaano Ki, playing the lead role of Urmi opposite Mohit Malik. In 2015, Marda quit the show getting replaced by Manasi Salvi. The show ended on 25 September 2015.

2015–present: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and further projects

In September 2015, after leaving Doli Armaano Ki, Marda participated in Colors TV’s dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its eighth season. She entered as a wild card entrant along with Anita Hassanandani and Roopal Tyagi. She, along with her choreographer Rajit Dev had got eliminated after two weeks. In 2016, she participated in Box Cricket League 2 where she joined Karan Wahi’s team, ‘Delhi Draggons’. In 2017, she appeared as a guest contestant in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 for the teen ka tadka special week and performed along with Hina Khan.

In 2018, she joined Zee TV’s Piya Albela playing Bella. Later she appeared in an episodic role of Genda in &TV’s Laal Ishq opposite Sartaj Gill. In 2019, she participated in Khatra Khatra Khatra. Since 2020, Marda has been playing the lead role of Shubhra in Zee TV’s Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti opposite Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi. Neha Quit Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti on 13 October 2021 due to Personal Issues. The makers decided to take a leap into a show where Neha was Supposed to play the role of Her Character Shubra’s daughter in the show but when she decided to quit the makers decided to pull off the plug on the show in December 2021.

Other work

On 1 July 2018, she founded an academy in Patna known as the Royal Opera House Academy(ROHA) that provides training in dance, drama, and singing to performing arts enthusiasts.

Neha Marda is popularly known as ‘Gehna’ for her role in the Balika Vadhu series. In an interview, Neha said, “she watched the CDs of Bandit Queen to get into the skin of her character Gehna in Balika Vadhu.”

Personal life

On 10 February 2012, in Kolkata, she married Ayushman Agrawal, a Patna-based businessman, in an arranged marriage.

Neha Marda with her Husband
Neha Marda with her Husband


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Boogie Woogie Contestant
2005 Saath Rahega Always Pihu
Ghar Ek Sapnaa Shruti
2006 Mamta Simran
2007 Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai Pallavi Episode 23
Kahe Naa Kahe Manvi
2008–2012 Balika Vadhu Gehna Basant Singh/ Gehna Niranjan Singh
2008 Ek Thi Rajkumari Priyamvada
2009 Jo Ishq Ki Marzi Woh Rab Ki Marzi Sunaina
Laughter ke Phatke Guest
2009–2010 Shraddha Pratima
2010 Meethi Choori No 1 Contestant
2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Herself Guest
Bigg Boss 4 Guest
Ratan Ka Rishta Guest
Kitchen Champion 4 Contestant
Just Dance Co-choreographer of winner Ankan Sen
Star Ya Rockstar
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan
2012 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Ishita
2013 Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev Vrinda
2013–2015 Doli Armaano Ki Urmi Ishaan Sinha
2014 Dance India Dance 4 Guest appearance
Kumkum Bhagya Guest appearance
Pavitra Rishta Guest appearance
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant Wild card
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Player in Delhi Dragons
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Guest Contestant
2018 Piyaa Albela Bella
Laal Ishq Genda
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Contestant Special appearance
2020–2021 Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti Shubhra Chaddha
2021 Kundali Bhagya Guest appearance
Meet: Badlegi Duniya Ki Reet Guest appearance

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer of the Year – Female Doli Armaano Ki Nominated

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