Mrunal Thakur is an Indian actress who has worked in television, films, and web series. She is best known for her roles as Bulbul Arora in Kumkum Bhagya, Sonia in Love Sonia, and Ananya Kashyap in Super 30. She has also starred in the Netflix anthology series Ghost Stories and the Amazon Prime Video series Hostel Daze. She made her international debut with the British drama film Soorarai Pottru in 2020.
|Full Name||Mrunal Thakur|
|Date of Birth||August 1, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Dhule, Maharashtra, India|
|Height||165 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||56 kg or 123.5 lbs|
|Body Measurements||34-26-34 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Race||Asian (Indian) of Marathi descent|
|Tattoos on body||None|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
Past & Current Relationships:
|Father||Udaysing B Thakur (Assistant General Manager at Union Bank of India)|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Siblings||Mandar Thakur (Younger Brother), Lochan Thakur (Older Sister; Makeup Artist)|
|Lovers||Sharad Chandra Tripathi (Writer)|
Mrunal Thakur has been very private about her personal life and has not revealed much about her past or current relationships. However, there have been some rumors and speculations about her love life. Some sources claim that she was dating her co-star Arjit Taneja from Kumkum Bhagya, but they never confirmed their relationship. Later, she was linked with Sharad Chandra Tripathi, a writer, and producer, who she met on the sets of Kumkum Bhagya. They were reportedly engaged in 2016, but they broke up soon after. Currently, she is rumored to be dating Ritwik Bhowmik, an actor and dancer, who she met on the sets of Hostel Daze. They have been spotted together on several occasions and have also posted pictures with each other on social media. However, they have not officially confirmed their relationship status.
Early Life & Education:
Mrunal Thakur was born on 1 August 1992 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. She belongs to a Marathi Hindu family and has two siblings, an elder sister Lochan and a younger brother Mandar. She grew up in Mumbai and completed her schooling at Kishinchand Chellaram College. She then pursued a bachelor’s degree in mass media from KC College. She was interested in acting and dancing since her childhood and participated in various cultural events and competitions. She also took part in a beauty pageant called Miss India Teen Princess in 2009 and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin.
|Upcoming Films||Pippa (2023), Gumraah (2023), Aankh Micholi (2023), Pooja Meri Jaan (2023)|
Mrunal Thakur started her acting career with a small role in the Star Plus show Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan in 2012. She then got her breakthrough role as Bulbul Arora in the Zee TV show Kumkum Bhagya in 2014. She played the role of a bubbly and confident girl who falls in love with Purab Khanna, played by Arjit Taneja. She received a lot of appreciation and popularity for her performance and chemistry with Taneja. She left the show in 2016 due to creative differences with the makers. She then made her film debut with the Marathi movie Vitti Dandu in 2014, followed by another Marathi film Surajya in 2015. She also appeared in a few episodes of the MTV show Big F Season 2 in 2017. She made her Bollywood debut with the critically acclaimed film Love Sonia in 2018, where she played the role of Sonia, a young girl who gets trapped in the global sex trade. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of the complex and challenging character and also won several awards and nominations for it. She then starred opposite Hrithik Roshan in the biographical drama film Super 30 in 2019, where she played the role of Ananya Kashyap, a journalist and love interest of Roshan’s character Anand Kumar. The film was based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30. The film was a commercial and critical success and Thakur’s performance was praised by the critics and audiences.
She then appeared in the Netflix anthology series Ghost Stories in 2020, where she featured in one of the four segments directed by Karan Johar. She played the role of Ira, a young woman who gets married to an older man Dhruv, played by Avinash Tiwary. The segment was a psychological horror story that explored themes of loneliness, obsession, and betrayal.
She also starred in the Amazon Prime Video series Hostel Daze in 2020, where she played the role of Akanksha Singhania, a college student and love interest of Ritwik Bhowmik’s character Ankit Pandey. The series was a comedy-drama that revolved around the lives of four engineering students living in a hostel.
In 2021, Mrunal Thakur starred in two Telugu films: Jersey and Sita Ramam. In Jersey, she played the wife of Nani, who portrayed a cricketer who makes a comeback after a decade. In Sita Ramam, she played the titular role of a rebellious woman who falls in love with a simple man played by Sharwanand. Both films were well-received by the audience and critics, and Thakur proved her versatility as an actress.
Mrunal Thakur has also signed several upcoming projects, such as Toofan with Farhan Akhtar, Aankh Micholi with Abhimanyu Dassani, Pippa with Ishaan Khatter and Priyanshu Painyuli, and Untitled with Shahid Kapoor.
Net worth and Income:
|Net Worth||2 million to $4 million|
|Salary||Around Rs. 50 lakhs per film|
|Sources of Income||Acting, Brand Endorsements|
Mrunal Thakur’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million to $4 million as of 2023. She earns most of her income from her acting projects in films and television. She also endorses various brands and products on her social media platforms. She charges around Rs. 50 lakhs per film and Rs. 40-50 thousand per episode for television shows.
Interesting facts and Trivia
- Mrunal is a Maharashtrian and her hometown is Dhule in Maharashtra. Though her mother tongue is Marathi, she can also speak fluently in Khandeshi language.
- She was detained from college at the age of 17.
- She auditioned for The Matrix franchise.
- She almost became a Dentist.
- She is a passionate Make-up and Hair artist.