Kanika Maheshwari

Kanika Maheshwari Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | March 8, 2024

Date of Birth

24 / April / 1981


43 Years



Kanika Maheshwari is a renowned Indian television actress known for her portrayal of the negative character Meenakshi Rathi in the popular Star Plus TV show “Diya Aur Baati Hum.” Her outstanding performance in the role has earned her multiple awards, including accolades from the Indian Telly Awards and Zee Gold Awards.

Kanika Maheshwari Height, Weight, Age, Family, Affairs & More

Kanika Maheshwari, born on 24th April 1981, is a prominent Indian television actress renowned for her versatile roles in various serials. Some of her notable appearances include “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii,” “Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat,” “Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai,” “Viraasat,” “Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi,” and “Diya Aur Baati Hum.”


Kanika Maheshwari comes from a Hindu Marwari Maheshwari family, and they hold strong beliefs in Hindu deities. Her father, Rakesh Maheshwari, is a Chartered Accountant, and her mother, Sudha Maheshwari, is a homemaker. Kanika is the only child of her parents and does not have any siblings. She is happily married to Ankur Ghai, who is an actor and businessman. Together, they have a lovely son named Reyansh Ghai, who was just 42 years old as of 2023.

Rakesh Maheshwari Kanika Maheshwari Father

Rakesh Maheshwari Kanika Maheshwari Father

Sudha Maheshwari Kanika Maheshwari Mother

Sudha Maheshwari Kanika Maheshwari Mother

Ankur Ghai Kanika Maheshwari Husband

Ankur Ghai Kanika Maheshwari Husband

Riyansh Ghai Kanika Maheshwari Son

Riyansh Ghai Kanika Maheshwari Son

Kanika Maheshwari Family Pics

Kanika Maheshwari Family Pics

Birth & Early Life

Kanika Maheshwari was born on 24th April 1981 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, into a Marwari Maheshwari family. Her father, Rakesh Maheshwari, is a Chartered Accountant, and her mother’s name is Sudha Maheshwari. After her birth, the family relocated to New Delhi. Kanika is the only child of her parents, and she grew up in New Delhi.

Educational Qualification

With a keen interest in acting, Kanika aspired to build her career in the entertainment industry. After completing her graduation, she further honed her acting skills by taking professional training in acting. Additionally, she also delved into the subjects of Vastu Shastra and Color Therapy, indicating her interest in diverse fields beyond acting.

Personal Life

Kanika married businessman Ankur Ghai in January 2012 and gave birth to a boy Riyansh in April 2015.


Kanika Maheshwari marked her debut in the television industry during the year 2001-02 with the show “Kabhi Aaye Na Judai.” However, she gained widespread recognition and popularity when she portrayed the character of Meenakshi in the Star Plus serial “Diya Aur Baati Hum,” which received immense appreciation from the TV audience.

In 2021, Maheshwari was seen in Sony TV’s show Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye as Mogar (Rab-Rab Aunty). The show talks about Amrit, Vashma, and Radha three women who live in Lahore at a time when India is on the cusp of gaining independence. They hope to achieve their dreams and find success in their love lives.

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Title Roles Year
Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai 2001–2002
Lipstick 2003
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Neelima Garg 2004–2005
Hey…Yehii To Haii Woh! Shahana 2004
Reth 2005
Kkavyanjali 2005
Piya Ka Ghar Mantara 2005
Ek Ladki Anjaani Si 2006
Viraasat Juhi Lamba 2006
India Calling Ami 2006
Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka Sneha 2007
Dill Mill Gayye Maya 2007
F.I.R. Various characters 2007
Doli Saja Ke Sukanya Singhania 2007-2008
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Princess Bhoomi 2008–10
Shaurya Aur Suhani Princess Mallika 2009
Geet Sasha 2010
Diya Aur Baati Hum Meenakshi Rathi 2011–16
Nach Baliye 6 2013
Dil Se Dil Tak Madamji 2017
Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji Meenakshi Rathi 2017
Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye Mogar 2021
Dil Diyaan Gallaan Nimrit Randeep Brar 2022–present

Web series

Year Title Role
2019 BOSS: Baap of Special Services Safia


Kanika Maheshwari received several awards for her portrayal of Meenakshi Rathi in “Diya Aur Baati Hum.”


Award ceremony Category Result Year
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role Won 2012
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a negative role Won 2012
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Negative Role Won 2013

Net Worth/Income

Kanika Maheshwari’s net worth is estimated to be between $0.1 million to $0.5 million.

Favorite Thing

Favorite Actor Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan
Favorite Actress Kajol
Favorite Singer Shreya Ghosal
Favorite Color Black
Hobbies Shopping and Dancing
Food Habit Vegetarian
Favorite Fruit Not Known
Favorite food Italian, Pasta, Burgers
Favorite Sports Not Known
Favorite Destination London

Social Media Handle and contact details

Facebook @OfficialKanikaMaheshwari
Instagram @kanicamaheshwari
Twitter @kanikamaheshwa_
Wikipedia @Kanika_Maheshwari
Youtube Kanika Maheshwari
Email kanikamaheshwari2018@gmail.com
Mobile Not Available
Website kanikamaheshwari.com

Some lesser-known facts about Kanika Maheshwari

  • Kanika Maheshwari does not smoke, and her alcohol consumption habits are not known.
  • She often spells her name as Kanica on the suggestion of numerology.
  • Before pursuing acting, she studied Vaastu Shastra and Color Therapy.
  • Kanika rose to fame with her portrayal of Meenakshi in Star Plus’ popular serial “Diya Aur Baati Hum.”
  • She considers Mahatma Gandhi as her inspiration and strives to follow his principles.
  • Kanika is often regarded as the lucky mascot of the TV industry due to the success of the shows she’s been a part of.
  • She has appeared in commercials for Fanta with Rani Mukherjee and Coke with Aamir Khan.
  • In 2013, she participated in Nach Baliye 6 with her husband Ankur but had to withdraw due to a foot injury.
  • During her real-life pregnancy, her character in “Diya Aur Baati Hum” was also depicted as pregnant.
  • She won the Zee Gold Awards for Best Actress in a Negative Role in 2012 and 2013.

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Body Measurements Bra: 34 Inches
Waist: 27 Inches
Hips: 37 Inches
Birth Place Aligarh Uttar Pradesh India
Children Son: Riyansh
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 152 CM
Height In Meter 1.52 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Rakesh Maheshwari
Mother: Sudha Maheshwari
Profession Actress
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Ankur Ghai
Weight 50 Kg
110 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Taurus


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