Pavitra Punia (born on 22nd August 1985) is an Indian Television actress and model. She was named Neha Singh at birth. She is best known for her role as Geet Dhillon in Love u Zindagi and Simran Ahluwalia in Sawaare Sabke Sapne. She has done popular shows like Naagin 3, Kavach… Kaali Shaktiyon Se, Honge Judaa Naa Hum and Baalveer Returns. Pavitra is now starring in the reality show Bigg Boss season 14.
Pavitra Punia Biography
|Debut||Geet Hui Sabse Parayi (2010)|
|Height||5’6” or 1.67 m or 167 cm|
|Weight||62 kg or 134 lbs|
|Date of Birth||22nd August, 1986 (34 years old as of 2020)|
|Birthplace||Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh|
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|School||Abhinav Public School, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualifications||Diploma in Hospitality and Aviation|
|Father||Kushal Pal Singh|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||₹2.5 crore (approx.)|
|Hobbies||Singing, writing, travelling|
Early life and Background
Pavitra was born on 22nd August 1986 as Neha Singh in Hisawada, Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a well-to-do Hindu family. Her father’s name is Kushal Pal Singh who is a police officer and her mother’s name is Suman Singh who is a housewife. She also has a brother named Anurag Singh. Pavitra was raised in Delhi in Pitampura. She did her schooling from Abhinav Public School and spent her college years in AIIMS, Delhi. Her wish to become an IPS officer made her receive UPSC coaching for 1. 5 years along with her graduation. She has also done a diploma course in Hospitality and Aviation.
Pavitra Punia got engaged to a businessman named Sumit Maheshwari but called off her engagement later due to personal reasons. She started dating Bigg Boss Season 13 contestant Paras Chhabra soon after. She broke up with Paras and started dating Akanksha Puri. Pavitra is currently dating the Roadies and Ace of Space participant Pratik Sehajpal.
Pavitra Punia started modelling back when she was a college student. She went on several modelling events and walked ramps in fashion shows. She started her television career in 2009 with MTV Splits villa Season 3 and became the finalist in the contest. She applied for Roadies auditions as well but went on to participate in MTV Splits villa and instead.
She also contested in MTV Making The Cut 2 in 2010. She made her TV debut with the serial “Geet- Hui Sabse Parayi” in which she played the role of Daljeet in 2010. She starred beside Siddharth Shukla in Love u Zindagi. Pavitra has also done shows like Ganga, Naagin 3, Balveer Returns, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Hongey Judaa Naa Hum. She is now a contestant of Bigg Boss season 14.
- MTV Splits villa in 2009 as contestant
- Geet- Hui Sabse Parayi in 2010 as Daljeet
- Jeele Yeh Pal in 2011 as contestant
- Love u Zindagi in 2011 as Geet
- Honge Judaa Naa Hum in 2012 as Anushka
- Box Cricket League 1 in 2014 as contestant
- Darr Sabko Lagta Hai in 2015
- Yeh Hai Mohabbatein in 2016 as Nidhi
- Box Cricket League 2 in 2016 as Contestant
- Kavach… Kaali Shaktiyon Se in 2017 as Ritu
- Gangaa in 2017 as Karuna
- Sasural Simar Ka in 2017 as Bhairavi
- Box Cricket League 3 in 2018 as contestant
- Naagin 3 in 2018 as Poulomi Roy
- Daayan in 2018 as Chandrika
- Box Cricket League 4 in 2019 as contestant
- Balveer Returns in 2019 as Timnasa
- Bigg Boss 14 in 2020 as contestant
- Pavitra Punia was in a 5-month relationship with the Bigg Boss Season 13 contestant Paras Chhabra. Paras declared that Pavitra was dating him while she hid the news of her marriage. He also said that her husband had contacted him about the same. Pavitra told the media in an interview that Paras was living off of her money while they were dating.
Lesser known Facts
- Pavitra is an ardent lover of Lord Shiva.
- She did a diploma is hospitality and Aviation.
- She has a butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder, chakra on her back and, peacock feathers on her left hand.
- Pavitra loves animals and has a pet dog.
- She wanted to become as IPS officer before she came into the glam industry.