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Helly Shah

Helly Shah


Helly Shah is a very famous Indian actress and model who primarily works in the Indian television industry. She has appeared in various popular TV shows on prime channels. Currently, she is stealing hearts for her present character of 'Riddhima' in 'Ishq Mein Marjawan 2'.

She is a Gujarati girl by birthplace and Hindu by religion. Helly has a strong will and determination. At a very young age, she started working for TV shows and made her acting debut. She began her career in the world of show business when she was just a 15-year-old teenager. Star Plus TV show "Gulaal" was her debut serial in the entertainment industry.

Since her debut, Helly Shah has reflected significant growth and versatility in her acting skills and has victoriously transformed between different roles and categories in Indian television. Despite her enormous success and strong establishment in the television entertainment industry, Helly is extremely famous for her down-to-earth and humble personality, which has made her esteemed by both fans and colleagues around her. Today she celebrates millions of fans around the world. She is an active user on social media platforms like Instagram, where she is followed by a significant number of followers of around 3.9 M.

Physical Statistics:

The physical appearance and measurements of Helly Shah are listed below:

  • Height: 165 cm approximately
  • Weight: 52 kg approximately
  • Body figure measurements: approximately in the ratio of 32:24:32
  • Color: Fair
  • Eye color: Black
  • Hair color: Dark black

Early Life:

Helly Shah turned 27 in January 2023, she was born on the 7th of January 1996 in Manchester of India- Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She spent her early years of life in Ahmedabad city, where she completed her schooling at the H.B. Kapadia New High School, Ahmedabad and began her career in the entertainment industry. With the course of events, she ultimately moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra, which is often considered the entertainment capital of India, she took this step to pursue her acting career in the Hindi television industry. Throughout her 12-year career of being an actress, Helly has gained admiration, recognition and popularity for her amazingly versatile acting skills, and she has become a well-known figure in the Indian television industry. While she may have relocated to Mumbai for her work her birthplace and hometown in Ahmedabad, Gujarat will always remain an integral part of her identity for all of her fans.


She went to The H.B. Kapadia New High School in Memnagar, Ahmedabad for her primary schooling and higher education. She pursued her graduation from a correspondence degree course. Since she developed an interest in acting from a young age (of 15 years only) therefore she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry with strong determination, focus and skillful work.

Family and Friends:

Helly has been a member of a nuclear family. She was brought up with love and care. Helly's father Gautam Shah is an advocate by occupation while her mother Vanlata Shah is a successful homemaker. She has one sibling, Priyam Shah. Helly's family is her pillar of strength, she was always supported by her family, and her father has helped her to begin her career in the TV industry.

Helly likes to keep most of her personal life private, she discloses only certain facts about it. Still, little information has been figured out about her. On being asked in an interview about her close friends, Helly told about Vidhi Pandya, a girl she met during the early stage of her career while working for the show of television industry. Helly was playing the lead role while Vidhi had a cameo role in it. Little did they know that both would become such good friends by that time. Both the girls share a very strong bond that is rare between two actresses. The strong bond between the two girls must have grown because of the humbleness in Helly's personality. Today, actress Helly Shah and Vidhi Pandya have been best friends for years. They were seen supporting each other in the highs and lows of their life.

Career and Growth:

Helly got her first role with the help of her father's friend who introduced her to a television casting director. After giving the audition for the show, she did not get selected for that role, but after some days, the same director called her and offered her another show. This incident gave her a ray of hope for success and wings of dedication, which helped her to utilize this opportunity to lean forward progressively as an actress in the entertainment industry.

She started her career with the television show 'Gulaal', at that time she was in eighth class. In an interview, she said that her first earning was Rs. 900 only. By the time she started gaining fandom. With the growth of her career, she gained popularity for her acting skills and her performance was endeared by all. She has participated in various reality shows and events, showcasing her talent and versatility. She has performed in romantic, comedy, thrilling and social objective-based dramas. Being a part of several successful TV serials, her growth was clear to all, this brought her many more shows. Here are some of the notable shows performed by Helly Shah:

  1. Zindagi Ka Har Rang- Gulaal (2010-2011):
    Gulaal was Helly Shah's debut show, in this serial she portrayed the role of a girl 'Talli', and it was one of the central characters in the series. The major story projected by this show revolved around the social wellness concept of environmental conservation and saving of water resources. This show reflected the importance of water in the dry and arid region of Kutch, Rajasthan. Talli's role displays a young girl, her mother dies and she gets adopted by a lady, ultimately Talli falls in love with the male lead character. Her performance was embraced by all.
  2. Alaxmi- Hamari Super Bahu (2012-2013):
    'Alaxmi' was a comedy-drama series, in this show Helly portrayed the lead character of Alaxmi, an extremely notorious girl, who is a big troublemaker, she kept entertaining the audience by creating havoc in her family. The act played by Helly in this show was completely different from her previous roles and surprised the audience. Her mischievous performance in this show was beloved and enjoyed by all.
  3. Swaragini- Jodein Rishton Ke Sur (2015-2016):
    Swaragini was an Indian daily soap which aired on Colors TV channel. This drama show was one of the most popular shows of the year 2015. Helly Shah played the lead role of Swara Gadodia in the show and as soon as a few episodes aired on the platform Helly rose to popularity and became the household name for many. The show depicts the set-up in Kolkata and displays the lives of two sisters, Swara and Ragini, who were found to be living apart, unaware of each other's existence. This show sets forth the concept that these two sisters despite having completely distant lives and personalities ultimately meet each other and with a set of affairs their destinies intercede to depict an interesting drama story throughout the show. Swara Bose's character as portrayed by Helly appeared to be a brave girl who was modern and enthusiastic.
  4. Devanshi (2016-2017):
    Helly Shah played the role of the lead character Devanshi in this show. The theme of this show was based on faith and superstition. Helly was found portraying a young girl who is believed to be an incarnation of a goddess. The role of Devanshi was a completely new form for Helly and she portrayed it very neatly.
  5. Sufiyana Pyaar Mera (2019):
    It was a romantic drama series which aired on Star Bharat. Interestingly, the show featured Helly in dual dual-play role. Helly Shah played the character of Saltanat Shah as well as Kayanat in the show. The theme of the show revolved around complex love stories and family dynamics. As portrayed by Helly, Saltanat appeared as a modern girl, whereas, Kaynat a traditional one.
  6. Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 (2020-2021):
    Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 was a romantic daily drama series which aired on Colors TV and is now available on the digital streaming platform Voot Select. This was a sequel to Ishq Mein Marjawan daily soap which aired on Colors TV from 2017 to 2019, it was tail of love and dark secrets. Helly Shah played the dual roles of Riddhima Raisinghania and Sejal Shah in this romantic thriller. The show is known for its drama and thrill. Helly's work in this drama is well received by the audience, as is doing great work and the story of this show to date revolves around her character. She has impressed the spectators with her versatile acting.

Helly Shah at Cannes:

Helly achieved the pioneer of success in the television industry, she has now started her career in the film industry and web series. At Cannes 2022 Helly Shah made the whole nation proud of her. The famous actress, who is known for her shows including Swaragini, Sufiyana Pyaar Mera and Ishq Mein Marjawan 2, has finally made her film debut. On 21 May 2022, she announced the release of her first film 'Kaya Palat' at Cannes. She unveiled the poster of her debut film 'Kaya Palat' to the world at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Helly Shah has been performing out of the box with blockbuster shows from day one. She even made a special appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma's Show' in 2015. Her success in the entertainment industry developed thoroughly along with the progressive growth in her career.

Skills and Capabilities:


In the TV show "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur," Helly played a double role, portraying both Swara and Ragini, two completely different characters, this showcased her acting skills and versatility.


Helly is not only a talented actress but also a skilled dancer. She has shown her dancing talent in various television dance reality shows.

Philanthropic Approach:

She has been involved in various charitable activities and has used her platform to raise awareness about social issues. She has done many positive philanthropic works.

Diligent Personality:

In a report to Bombay Times, a leading daily, it was suggested that the 23-year-old actress Helly Shah was shooting for 15-16 hours a day at the time of shooting of 'Sufiyana Pyaar Mera', and she was not even able to take a weekly off because of telecast issues and her requirement in almost every scene because of dual role. Despite her tight schedule and hardship, Helly stated that she feels blessed to have a great opportunity and responsibility to play a double role on such a leading show. This incident displayed her hard work and diligence.

Awards and Achievements:

Throughout her career, Helly Shah has been recognized for her acting skills and has garnered a substantial fan following. Whether it is about her acting skills or glorious smile, fans just can't resist falling in love with their gorgeous diva. There are more than 4 Million followers on her Instagram account. Her roles in television serials have made her a prominent figure in the Indian television industry. Her breakthrough role was in the TV serial "Swaragini- Jodein Rishton Ke Sur," where she portrayed the character of Swara Sanskaar Maheshwari. This role catapulted her to fame and awarded her with a dedicated fan following. She has received several awards for her performances in various TV serials, including Indian Telly Awards and Colors Golden Petal Awards. She won many other awards for her work, some of her notable achievements are listed below:

  • Helly Shah won the Golden Petal Award for Best Jodi with Varun Kapoor for their on-screen chemistry in the TV serial "Swaragini- Jodein Rishton Ke Sur."
  • She was nominated and won several Colors Golden Petal Awards for her performance in "Swaragini," including the Best Actress (Jury) and Best Personality (Female) awards.
  • She received nominations for the Zee Gold Awards for her role in "Devanshi."
  • She was nominated for the Kalakar Awards for her contribution to Indian television.
  • She received nominations for the ITA Awards (Indian Television Academy Awards) in various categories for her role play in "Swaragini."

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