Erica Fernandes (born on 7th May 1993) is an Indian model and actress. She is best known for her role in Sony TV’s popular romantic soap called, Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi as Dr Sonakshi Bose. Apart from television series, Erica has also starred in many regional films like the Tamil movie, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu in 2013 etc. She also competed in many beauty pageants and finished in the top 10 in the Miss India beauty pageant in 2011. Apart from acting, she also likes to vlog, so she has her own self-titled YouTube channel where she posts fashion, beauty and lifestyle related videos.
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Erica Fernandes Biography
|Profession||Actress and model|
|Height||5’5″ or 1.65 m or 165 cm|
|Weight||50 kg or 110 lbs|
|Date of Birth||7th May, 1993 (27 years old in 2020)|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Religion||Konkani Mangalorean Catholic (Christianity)|
|School||Holy Cross High School, Kurla, Mumbai|
|College/University||SIES College Of Arts, Commerce and Science, Sion, Mumbai|
|Debut||TV: Kuch Rang Pyaar ke Aise Bhi (2016)Film: Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (Tamil- 2013)|
|Sibling||Jermaine Fernandes (Elder Brother)|
|Marital status||Shaheer Shaikh (Rumoured)|
|Net Worth||$1 – $5 million (approx.)|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Painting, Playing keyboard, Designing clothes|
Early Life and Background
Erica Fernandes was born in Mangalore City and brought up in Mumbai to Ralph and Lavina Fernandes. She is a Christian and belongs to Konkani Mangalorean Catholic community. Her father, Ralph Fernandes was an interior designer but currently working as her manager while her mother, Lavina Fernandes, is a banker. She has an elder brother, Jermaine Fernandes who works with Ernst & Young in Mumbai. Erica finished her schooling from Holy Cross High School in Kurla, Mumbai. After the completion of her early education, she went to SIES College to join a pre-degree course. She then went on to join St. Andrews College in Bandra, Mumbai to get a degree in BA but later, dropped out in between the course to make a career in modelling.
Erica Fernandes is currently rumoured to be dating her co-star Shaheer Shaikh. The alleged couple became close to each other on the sets of the show, Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi. Due to their on-screen chemistry, their fans want the rumours to be true. There has to be something brewing between these two as neither of them have denied or confirmed the rumours.
|Actor||Robert Downey Jr.|
|Actress||Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra|
|Colour||Black and White|
|Food||Pizza, Laksa, Mee Kari|
Erica started her career as a model and also taken part in many beauty pageants like Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra in 2011 which she won. She also competed and finished in the top 10 in Miss India contest in 2011. After that, she got selected to play the role in Virattu/Dega movie alongside actor Sujiv. Erica received many offers from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films as well as from the television industry. She made her Tamil movie debut in the year 2013 where she appeared in the movie called, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. She then went on to do a number of regional movies including Ninnindale, Galipatam, Virattu etc.
She even appeared in the bollywood movie, Babloo Happy Hai in 2014. Then she started getting offers from the television industry. She debuted from the Sony TV’s romantic soap, Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi as Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Shaikh. Her performance in the show was very much appreciated by the audience and she even received many prestigious awards for that. Erica then signed her second big contract as a lead character in the Star Plus show, Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Prerna Sharma opposite Parth Samthan in 2018.
- Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (Tamil) in 2013 as Manjari
- Ninnindale (Kannada) in 2013 as Pramila
- Babloo Happy Hai (Hindi) in 2013 as Natasha
- Virattu (Tamil) in 2014 as Shri
- Galipatam (Telugu) in 2014 as Swathi
- Dega (Telugu) in 2014 as Shri
- Buguri (Kannada) in 2015 as Ishanya
- Vizhithiru (Tamil) in 2015 as Christina
- Kuch Rang Pyar Ke aise Bhi from 2016 to 2017 as Dr. Sonakshi Bose
- Kasautii Zindagi Kay from 2018 to present as Prerna Sharma
- Erica wanted to enter showbiz since her childhood.
- She has won many beauty pageants including Bombay Times Miss Fresh Face in 2010, Pantaloons Miss Fresh Face in 2011 and Femina Miss India Maharashtra in 2011.
- She first signed the Telugu bilingual Viratta/Dega but it got delayed due to some reason and Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release.
- She also appeared in the sports reality show Box Cricket League as a celebrity contestant in 2016.
- Erica had learned dancing from Shiamak Davar’s dance academy.
- She was named 15th in Biz Asia’s TV personality list in 2018 and 3rd in Times of India’s Top 20 Most Desirable Women on Indian Television for the year 2018.