Erika Fernandez
Erika Fernandez

Erika Fernandez

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Erica Jennifer Fernandes is an Indian actress and model, who works in Indian television and films. She got her breakthrough with her television debut, portraying Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi .Erica has also acted in many films in South including Ninnindale and Galipatam. She is also known for her portrayal of Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Early life

Fernandes was born in Mumbai to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes, in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sies College Of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew's College, Bandra. Later she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.

Career

She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of "Bombay Times Fresh Face", "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011" and "Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra" in 2010 and 2011 respectively. She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan's office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda. In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Its Telugu version, however, was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica "does a good job" and "shows maturity".Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun. In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. Her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan. Since 2021, she has been reprising her role of Sonakshi opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani. Erica Fernandes bags Dadasaheb Phalke award for Best Actress for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. She played the character of Dr. Sonakshi Bose and paired opposite Shaheer Sheikh.

Modelling career

She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of "Bombay Times Fresh Face", "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011" and "Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra" in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Film debut and success (2013-2015)

Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan's office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar. In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Its Telugu version Dega, however, was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica "does a good job" and "shows maturity". In 2015, she appeared in the Kannada film Buguri.

Television debut, breakthrough and success (2016-2020)

In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. The show was a new age show and her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun. From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan.

Recent work

In 2021, Fernandes reprised her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani.
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