Jay Bhanushali off late is seen in lot of Bollywood movies – Hate Story 2, then Desi Kattey and now ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ with Sunny Leone. While, Jay is trying to make an impact on the big screen, here we dig into his past as one of the favorite tele actor in Hindi Television industry.
Jay Started His Career as a Model
Born on December 25, 1984, Jay, studied in BPM School, Khar, Mumbai. It was his sister Hetal Bhanushali who insisted him to do modeling. Though he had his own reservations in the initial stage, he decided to try his luck in the Entertainment World. In the start, he couldn’t make much of an impact and got very less ads. However, slowly, things turned in his favor and he bagged various commercials including Rediffmail.com, Motorola, Lays and Pepsi.
His Debut Serial Was Disney Channel’s Dhoom Machao Dhoom
It was year 2007 and Disney Channel came up with a new show for youth – Dhoom Machao Dhoom. The show was a debut serial for many actors (including Sriti Jha and Vikrant Massey) who are now seen in lead roles in various TV serials. Along with others, DMD was Jay’s debut too where he essayed the role of Varun Bhaskar.
…And One Day He Was Picked Up By Ekta Kapoor
While, he was doing one of his TV commercials, Ekta Kapoor handpicked him and asked Jay to come for a screen test of her upcoming serial. Within 2 hours, Jay was qualified and he got the leading role in Ekta Kapoor’s serial. This is how Jay got the role of Neev Shergil in Ekta Kapoor’s Kaymath which of course was a turning point for Jay. With Kaymath, Jay became a household name. He was appreciated not only for his acting, but also for his dialogue delivery. Soon, TV viewers became fan of this chocolate boy with a cute smile. He also did other serials including Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi and Kairee…Rishta Khatta Meetha.
Soon, Jay started doing TV reality shows. He participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2, 9X’s Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket, Tyohaar Dhamaka and Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao. In Jhalak, he was one of the three finalists and bagged the position of second runner up. He was a wild entry in Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao along with Chitrashi and Mika. He was the winner of Nach Baliye 5 in which he participated with his baliye Mahi Vij.
He Was Also Seen in a Music Video
Remember Prajakta Sukhre of Indian Idol 1? She was the 4th finalist of the first Indian Idol which was bagged by Abhijeet Sawant. Jay Bhanushali featured in her music video called Ithun Dhakka.Tithun Dhakka – A Marathi cum Hindi music video starring even Leslie Lewis
Jay Bhanushali as an Anchor – Dance India Dance
After Kayamath, Jay Bhanushali became all the more famous due to his anchoring. He has hosted all the seasons of Dance India Dance starting from its very first Season in 2009 till 20 its last season -. Season 4 (2014). He also hosted all the seasons of DID Li’l Masters. In 2014, he was also seen anchoring another reality show – Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale. Besides, he has also hosted several Indian Telly awards.
He Married His Long Time Gf Mahi Vij
Jay Bhanushali married his longtime girlfriend Manhi Vij on November 21, 2011. Time and again, we get to hear that the couple is going through a rough patch, but it turns to be rumour. Wonder, why such rumour exists in the first place. The couple is very much in love and are going strong till date. In fact, it was Mahi who suggested Jay Bhanushali that he should do movies when she was watching him hosting in one of the episodes of Dance India Dance.
By: Deepti Verma