We all love her as Mihika Iyer and want her to be with Mihir as soon as possible. While, we are waiting for her reconciliation with the entire Bhalla and the Iyer family, here we dig into the real life of Mihika Verma.
She Is a Former Miss India
Mihika Verma won the title of Miss India International in 2004 and even represented India in the Miss World pageant in the same year. A former model and a beauty queen, she has done several ads including Britannia, McDonalds, and Sunsilk. Though she has been a beauty queen, she was said by a friend in 10th Std that she can never be a model or an actress.
She Never Wanted To Be an Actor
We have seen Mihika performing – she looks as if she was born to be an actor! However, the truth lies in the fact that Mihika Verma was never interested in acting. She was very much content in her modeling career and wasn’t keen on doing a TV serial. However, when she was spotted and asked to give an audition by a member of Applause Entertainment (Aditya Birla Group’s Media House), she gave it a try only to get rejected. But that didn’t actually happen.
Her Debut Role Was As Shreya Raisinghania in Sony TV’s “Virrudh”
Though Mihika never wanted to get a role through that audition, she bagged a role in Sony TV’s Virrudh which was created by both – Applause Entertainment and Smriti Irani’s Ugraya Entertainment. She was selected in the audition only because of her attitude. If you notice Mihika’s voice is a bit tough. So when the assistant asked her, “Do you have cold?” Mihika firmly replied – “No, I neither have cold nor I need a dubbing artist..” Next day, she got a phone call saying she was selected.
Here in her debut role, she worked with TV biggies Smriti Irani and Achint Kaur. The show ran for a year. And this is how Mihika became an actor from model – A decision she is cherishing till today!
She Was Recommended by Smriti Irani to Balaji Head Ekta Kapoor
After Virrudh got over, it seems that Smriti Irani herself called up Ekta Kapoor and recommended Mihika who then got her second TV serial and first Balaji Telefims serial – Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil where she played the role of Ashlesha Maan. No wonder, she went on to become a Balaji girl.
While she was playing this role, she was also signed in for Kitani Mohabbat Hai. Here she played a small role – Natasha Mittal (the main lead’s best friend’s sister). Once the two shoes wrapped up she was seen as Neeta (Barun Sobti’s elder sister-in-law) in Sony TV’s Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
For the next two years, she had no roles until she played the role of Fiza in one of the episodes of BINDASS TV’s “Yeh Hai Aashique” and then finally came the show that changed her role forever – Balaji Telefilms’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Simulataneously, she was also seen in Balaji’s Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh on Life Ok as Shikha (the main lead’s best friend’s wife). She also did a cameo as Rupali Basu in Balaji’s running show Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar.
She Played Negative Role All Through Her Career Until Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Mihika all throughout the start of her career did negative roles. She was desperate to break this image, and get into the shoes of a positive character. So, when Yeh Hai Mohabbatein happened, Mihika in a meeting expressed how she eagerly wants to get rid of her negative profile. Ekta Kapoor assured her that people after seeing Mihika Iyer would forget that she ever did a negative role, and she indeed remained true to her words.
Mihika Verma’s Dream Role Is The Main Lead of a Leading TV Show
After doing several side roles and playing a second lead and/or supporting actor, Mihika now desires to be a main lead in a leading TV show. She wants to portray a strong character and that’s what her next big thing would be. She is also open to reality TV shows.
Mihika Has An Actor Brother As Well
Remember Raj of Aur Pyarr Ho Gaya? Yes, the same guy who now plays the role of Kabir in Nisha Aur Uske Cousins….Well, he is the younger brother of Mihika Verma. The two share a very close bond, More than siblings they are close buddies. In fact, Mihika is an inspiration for her brother Mishkant.
Mihika Is Engaged to Mayank Gandhi
Yes, Mihika is not single at all. The former miss India is engaged to her boyfriend Mayank Gandhi, the hottie of SplitsVilla 7. The ‘madly in love’ couple are often seen together. Mayank is also a TV actor currently seen in Sony TV’s Desh Ki Beti Nandini. The two are going strong in their relationship from quite some time now and will only tie the knot after they set their careers straight.