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Ragini Nandwani

Ragini Nandwani
Ragini Nandwani at the Audio release ofDehraadun Diary
Born Sheena Nandwani
4 September 1989 (age 24)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Sindhi
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005 – present

Ragini (Rageeni) Nandwani (born 4 September 1989) is an Indian film and television actress. She became popular after playing the lead in the Hindi soap opera Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (2011–12). She made her Bollywood debut with the crime thriller filmDehraadun Diary (2013) which was based on a real murder case. The film was a box office flop.

Nandwani recently made her debut in Tamil film industry with the action thriller filmThalaivaa (2013), directed by A. L. Vijay. She played a supporting role in the film and earned critical acclaim for her role in the film. The film also marked her debut in Telugu cinema as it was also dubbed in Telugu and released as Anna – Born to lead.

She is currently working in a Marathi film Krupa Swaminchi. She has also signed a Bollywood film which will be officially announced soon.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Filmography
    • 3.1 Television
    • 3.2 Films
  • 4 Awards and nominations
  • 5 References

Early life

Nandwani was born on 4 September 1989 in Mumbai. She did her schooling from Jai Hind School and received a Masters degree in Arts from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Nandwani started her career with small supporting roles in television shows like Ye Meri Life Hai & Thodi Khushi Thode Gham. But the actress didn’t gain much popularity and went unnoticed.

In 2011, Nandwani came into limelight with Zee TV’s daily soap Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein. Nandwani played the lead role of ‘Lovely Kaushik’, an unconventional daughter-in-law and earned a good name for herself. Meanwhile, the actress was approached for a Hindi film. She auditioned for the film and got selected. Nandwani then chose to opt out of the TV show in October, 2012 and was replaced by another actress.



Year Title Role Network Notes
2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Koena Sony TV Supporting role
2006 Thodi Khushi Thode Gham Hetal Shah Sony TV Supporting role
2011-12 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Lovely Kaushik Zee TV Lead role


Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Dehraadun Diary Priti Thakur Hindi
2013 Thalaivaa Gowri Tamil dubbed in Telugu as Anna – Born to lead
2013 Krupa Swaminchi Marathi Cameo

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Category Show Role Result
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Popular Jodi (along with Mukul Harish) Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Lovely Karthik Kaushik Won
Favourite Nayi Jodi
Favourite Bhabhi Nominated
Favourite Saas Bahu Won
Favourite Naya Sadasya (Female)
Popular Face (Female) Nominated


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