Shama Sikander (born 4 August 1981) is an Indian actress who is best remembered for her lead role in the TV series Yeh Meri Life Hai (2003-2005). She
has acted in television serials and is also known as a TV program host and a reality show contestant. On the big screen, she has appeared in a few
Bollywood movies, including the Aamir Khan starrer Mann in 1999.
Sikander is also active as a fashion model, and she launched her own design company, Saisha, in 2010.
Sikander began her career on the big screen with small parts in Prem Aggan (1998 Hindi) and Mann (1999 Hindi) before landing a supporting role in Ansh:
The Deadly Part (2002 Hindi). She first gained significant recognition on television as the title character ‘Pooja Mehta’ in the popular Sony TV drama Ye Meri
Life Hai (2003-2005). The performance earned her numerous nominations and awards, her wins including the 12th Annual Lion’s Gold Awards’ Critics’
Choice “Best Actress” (2005), Sony TV’s “Best Face” (2005), Indian Television Academy Awards’ “GR8! Face of the Year” (2004), and “Best Debut” (2004).
Sikander subsequently anchored Popkorn Newz (2007) and Jet Set Go (2008) before returning to film with lead role of ‘Jiya’ in Dhoom Dhadaka (2008). She
subsequently appeared in the lead role of ‘Shunyaa’ on the supernatural thriller TV series Seven (2010-2011 Hindi) produced by Bollywood juggernaut Yash
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