Kiran Juneja is an Indian actress, film director, and film producer who works in the Hindi Film and Television Industry. She is best known for playing the role of ‘Ganga’ in the Indian epic television series “Mahabharat” (1988).
Kiran Juneja was born on Monday, 10 February 1964 (age 59 years; as of 2023) in Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her family shifted to Chandigarh after a few years of her birth. Kiran did her graduation from the University of Delhi. She desired to become an actress since childhood and after completing her graduation, left her home and moved to Mumbai to pursue acting as her career.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Kiran Juneja belongs to a Punjabi Arora Family. Her father, Gurmukh Joneja was a doctor. Her mother, Atam Joneja passed away in 2016. She has two brothers. Her brother, Navin Joneja is married to Marie Joneja. Her brother, Praveen Joneja is married to Surya Joneja. Kiran was rumoured to be in a relationship with the film director, A Sharma. Kiran dated the filmmaker, Ramesh Sippy for four and a half year before marrying him in 1986. Kiran is Sippy’s second wife.
Kiran Juneja started her career as a model. She did print shoots for many popular brands.
In 1984, she made her acting debut with the film “Shaheen.” Next, she made her Kannada film debut with the film Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara. Subsequently, she appeared in films like “Mulzim,” “Jai Maa Vaishno Devi,” “Zamaana Deewana,” “Bunty Aur Babli,” “Krrish,” “Jab We Met,” “Badmaash Company,” and “Shimla Mirchi.”
Kiran Juneja stepped into television in 1984 with the TV serial Paying Guest. Next, she appeared in the television series Wah Janab opposite Shekhar Suman. Kiran gained immense popularity by playing the role of “Veeravali” in the Indian drama “Buniyaad”
In 1988, she featured in “Mahabharat” as ‘Ganga.’ Her character in the series was loved by the audience. In 1997, she hosted the talk show “The Kiran Joneja Show.”
- Food: Kachori, Butter Paneer Masala
- TV Show: The Tara Sharma Show
- Her hobbies include cooking, painting, and travelling.
- Kiran met Ramesh Sippy for the first time when she went to audition for a role in his TV serial.
- Kiran belonged to a non-filmy family and was allowed to watch film only once in three months in her childhood.