Nickname: Jay, Neev
Date of Birth: December 25, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Hair Color: Black
Profession: Model, Actor, Host
Claim to Fame: Kayamath - TV Series
Debut: Dhoom Machaao Dhoom - TV Series
- Was first noticed on Disney India’s show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.
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- Comes in the Lays ad with Saif Ali Khan.
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- Is a big-time gamer and is crazy about cricket.
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- A devotee of Lord Ganesh, visits the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai whenever he gets time.
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- Was the second runner-up in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2.
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Jay BhanushaliLast Updated: Monday, June 01, 2009
Jay Bhanushali, born on 25th December 1984, is the latest heartthrob of the teenage girls was first noticed on Disney India’s show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom. The sweet, charming and talented hero has set to carve out a niche for himself the Indian television industry with his acting in the popular Balaji late night show `Kayamath`. It was his own sister Hetal Bhanushali who told him to try his luck in modeling.
In the initial stages he had his own reservations to embark the entertainment world. However he decided to try his luck. Initially he failed to make a mark and did not manage to bag commercials. But gradually things started out rolling for the 24-years old actor. He featured in commercials like Motorola, Pepsi, Lays and Rediffmail.com. It was in the last commercial that he got spotted by one of the friend and associate of the soap queen Ekta Kapoor, who called him for a screen test followed by a mock shoot. He landed in the studio to give his best and within 2 hours he was finalized for the lead role in `Kayamath`.
'Kayamath' earned him instant fame and recognition not only with the teenagers but also with the children and the matured. This young and extremely talented actor claims that he is no different from his screen character in Kayamath and that in real life also he is a naughty zealot who is always bubbling with enthusiasm and striving hard to carve out a niche for himself both in the television and film industry.
Jay Bhanushali always has claimed that he can completely relate to the character of Neev. It is like a mirror reflection of him and he relates with it absolutely. In real life also he is down-to earth, garrulous and an absolute prankster. He is very happy about the way the things are going in his life and he has no regrets about anything.
His character Neev in his show Kayamath was an instant with girls mainly for three reasons, his cute smile, his style of doing romantic scenes and his one liner. He is a big-time gamer and is crazy about cricket. A devotee of Lord Ganesh, he visits the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai whenever he gets time. He likes Bollywood films with drama, suspense and emotion compared to Hollywood action thrillers.
Jay had joined second season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as one of the contestants and Bindi Khare was his choreographer partner. He was among the top 3 finalists and was announced as the second runner-up of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 on December 15, 2007. Jay has also participated in one more reality show called Kaun Jeetenga Bollywood Ka Ticket on 9X. He is also featured in Indian Idol contestant Prajakta Shukre’s music video called Ithun Dhakka.
Jay got the Best Debut Actor in ITA Award for his role Neev Shergill in Kayaamath. Jay is now anchoring the dancing reality show Dance India Dance 2009 on Zee TV.