Benaf Dadachandji

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Benaf Dadachanji
Born (1987-08-17) 17 August 1987 (age 34)[1]
Years active1996–present

Benaf Dadachanji is an Indian actress, working in Hindi television. She is known for her role as Radhika "Baby" Thakkar, a physically handicapped young girl, in the TV series Baa Bahoo Aur Baby.

Early life and career

Born in Mumbai, she did her schooling from St. Anne's High School.[2]

Benaf started her career with various advertisements.[3] In 1995, she appeared in Santosh Sivan directed Hindi film Halo as Shasha and then in the 1998 film China Gate as Lali. For her performance in Halo, she received Special Jury Award at the 43rd National Film Awards.[4] The jury presented the certificate award for "her charming and natural performance".[2][3]

She later started her career in Hindi television industry playing various roles in soaps like Hello Dollie, Baa Bahoo aur Baby, Yeh Moh Moh ke Dhaagey, Jhansi Ki Rani and Choti Bahu 2. In 2012 she appeared as Paulomi in Byah Hamari Bahu Ka.[5] She was most recently seen in the web series Baarish.[6]

Personal life

In February 2019, she married her long time partner Norman.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Halo Sasha
1998 China Gate Lali
2014 Bobby Jasoos Noor [9]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Nazarana Ishita Television film
2004–2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Lopa
2005 Remix Yamini
2005–2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Radhika "Baby" Thakkar Protagonist
2007 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Maut Ka Chakravyuh Shweta (Episode 42) Episodic role
2009–2011 Jhansi Ki Rani Ganga
2011–2012 Chotti Bahu 2 Barkha Negative Role
2012 Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka Paulomi [10]
2015-2016 Sumit Sambhal Lega Simran
2017 Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey Saanvi Episode 24-109
2019 Baarish Zeenia Web series


Dadachanji has won the following awards:


  1. ^ Vetticad, Anna M.M. (22 May 2000). "Look at me now". India Today. Retrieved 22 May 2016. Benaf - six during the shooting, now 12
  2. ^ a b c "43rd National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "43rd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. ^ Narayanan, Ramya; Shah, Sonali (12 December 2008). "Children no more". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Gaurav Khanna in Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka". The Times of India. 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  6. ^ Rajesh, Author: Srividya (19 January 2019). "Benaf Dadachandji in ALTBalaji's Baarish – A Mood For Love". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby actor Benaf Dadachandji ties the knot; Rubina Dilaik, Srishty Rode celebrate". The Indian Express. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby actress Benaf Dadachandji ties the knot in a hush hush wedding - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Photos: Vidya Balan at the trailer launch of 'Bobby Jasoos'". mid-day. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  10. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Curtains down on Benaf Dadachandji in Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka". Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Halo". Children's Film Society, India. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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