Early Life of Manava Naik
Manava Naik was born on 8th September 1984, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her mother Meena Naik is an actress and her father Arun Naik is a translator and writer. Manava has been acting since her childhood. She did her schooling from St. Joseph’s Convent and completed her graduation in English Literature from Ruia College. She also attended the New York Film Academy for a course on Film Making.
Career of Manava Naik
Manava Naik is a prominent actress in the Marathi film circuit. Her television debut with ‘Special Squad’ made her a household name and helped her bag roles in other television shows like ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’ and ‘Teen Bahuraniyaan’. She also did a Marathi TV Serial called ‘Tuza Maza Jamena’ that was aired on Zee Marathi TV Channel.
In the thriller show ‘Special Squad’, Manva Naik was shown in the character portrayal of ‘Neha Naik’ who was a sensitive girl and is expert on computer forensics and electronics. Her character in the thriller helped her to showcase her acting potential to all the television viewers.
In the show ‘Baa Bahu Aur Baby’, this actress was seen in the character portrayal of ‘Dimple Thakkar’ who was the eldest grand-daughter in the family born to Leela and Arvind. She is portrayed as a student who is studying fashion designing and cares about Baby a lot. She is also shown as the love-interest of Anish who is a rich Indian from America.
Manava Naik got the fame with the character portrayal of ‘Manjeet Gheewala’, a Gujarati daughter-in-law in the family drama ‘Teen Bahuraniyan’ on Zee TV. In this soap she plays the youngest daughter-in-law who is a Punjabi by birth but is married into a typical Gujarati family.
Manava Naik made her Bollywood debut with ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008). Marathi films like ‘No Entry: Pudhe Dhokha Aahey’ (2012), ‘Dum Asel Tar’ (2012) and many more. She has turned director by directing the Marathi movie ‘Por Baazar’ (2014).
Filmography of Manava Naik
The following are the Filmography of Manava Naik in TV Serials:
• Special Squad (Hindi) (2005)
• Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (Hindi) (2005)
• Teen Bahuraniyaan (Hindi) (2007)
• Tuza Maza Jamena (Marathi) (2013-14)
The following are the Filmography of Manava Naik in movies:
• Jodhaa Akbar (Hindi) (2008)
• Kshanbhar Vishranti (Marathi) (2010)
• Fakt Ladh Mhana (Marathi) (2011)
• Dum Asel Tar (Marathi) (2012)
• No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey (Marathi) (2012)
• Por Baazar (Marathi) (2014)
• Dhinchak Enterprise (Marathi) (2015)
• Shasan (Marathi) (2015)
• Pindadaan (Marathi) (2016)
• Jaundya Na Balasaheb (Marathi) (2016)