Jay Soni is an Indian actor and host who primarily works in Hindi television shows. He is well-known for playing the role of Ishaan Kashyap in the television show Sasural Genda Phool (2010) on StarPlus.
Jay Soni was born on Thursday, 25 December 1986 (age 35 years; as of 2021) in Surat, Gujarat, India. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. For graduation, Jay went to the University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 16″
Jay Soni belongs to a Gujarati family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about Jay’s father.
Jay Soni with his father
His mother’s name is Kiran Soni.
Jay Soni with his mother
Jay has two brothers, Harsh Soni and Nirav Soni.
Jay Soni with his brother Harsh Soni
Jay Soni’s brother, Nirav Soni
Harsh is an actor, while Nirav is an actor, poet, and writer.
Wife & Children
Jay Soni got married to Pooja Shah on 18 February 2014.
Jay Soni with his wife
Her wife is a fashion designer and stylist. The couple has a daughter, Aradheea J Soni, who was born on 18 April 2019.
Jay Soni’s daughter, Aradheea Soni
In 2003, Jay Soni made his debut in Bollywood with the film Dil Maange More alongside Shahid Kapoor. In 2004, he played a supporting role in the film Fida. In 2007, he appeared in two films; Buddha Mar Gaya as Pawan and
MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar. In 2018, Jay made his debut in Gujarati cinema with the film Lamboo Rastoo in which he played the role of Dhaivat Yagnik. In March 2022, Jay appeared in a short film ‘Women’s day special health video’ on YouTube.
In 2005, Jay Soni made his television debut with the show Baa Bahoo Aur Baby in which he played the role of Jigar on StarPlus.
Jay Soni in a still from the television show Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
In 2007, he played the role of Samar in the show Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan on StarPlus. Jay is well-known for his role as Ishaan Kashyap in the show Sasural Genda Phool (2010) on StarPlus.
In 2013, he appeared in the show Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki as Jaikishan Vaishnav on Colors TV. In 2010, Jay appeared on Sony TV in the show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi as Dr Ritwik Sen. Later, he appeared in a few shows like Bhaag Bakool Bhaag as Bakool (2017), Laal Ishq as Dushyant (2018), Gudiya Hamari Sabhi Pe Bhari as Hulchul Pandey (2020), and Sasural Genda Phool 2 as Ishaan Kashyap (2021).
In 2011, Jay hosted the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs on Zee TV. In 2014 he appeared as a host in the reality game show Dil Hai Chota Sa Choti Si Asha on Sony Pal alongside Ragini Khanna. In an interview, talking about his show, Jay said,
“I took up this show because I found the concept different and interesting. It’s an all women show and I have immense respect for them. I feel lucky that through me they are getting their wishes fulfilled,”
In 2015, he appeared as a host in the comedy show Comedy Superstar on SAB TV.
In 2012, Jay Soni appeared as a wild card contestant in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5 alongside choreographer Bhavna on Colors TV. In 2015, he appeared in the celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 7 alongside his wife Pooja Soni on StarPlus.
In 2020, Jay Soni made his OTT debut with the web series Twisted 3 directed by Vikram Bhatt on Jio Cinema. Jay played the lead role of Karan Sabarwal alongside Priya Banerjee.
Poster of Jay Soni’s debut web series Twisted 3
Jay Soni has appeared in a few commercials for popular brands like Hero Honda, Realme, Philips Air Fryer, Virgin Mobiles, and Colgate Max Fresh.
- 2010: Best Actor – Drama for the television show Sasural Genda Phool at Indian Television Academy Awards
- 2013: Best Debutante – Male for the television show Sanskar Dharohar Apno Ki at Colors Golden Petal Awards
Jay owns a Harley-Davidson and Hyosung GT650R bike.
Jay Soni with his Harley-Davidson bike
Jay Soni with his Hyosung GT650R bike
- Song(s): Yeh Dooriyan from the film Love Aaj Kal and Tum Saath Ho from Tamaasha
- Movie(s): Yeh Jaawani hai Deewani, Barfi, Rockstar, and Love Aaj Kal
- He also goes by the name Kiku.
- In an interview, Jay revealed that he never thought of taking acting as a career. Further, he said,
Really! I had such a typical Gujarati accent and was so fat that no one could have ever imagined I’d end up in front of the camera some day! I went to Mumbai for graduation. One day when some friends went to audition for a TV show, I went alongwith them and found being inside a studio quite heady.
- In 2020, Jay Soni opened a cafe in Mumbai but it was shut due to lockdown amid Covid 19. In an interview, he talked about his cafe and said,
I wanted to learn about that aspect as well, and before investing in something big, it was important to take some experience with a smaller place. However, I wasn’t able to dedicate much time to it, and then the lockdown happened. So with most of the staff gone, I had to shut down the place.
- Jay often shares photos of his smoking and drinking alcohol on social media.
Jay Soni is seen smoking a cigarette
Jay Soni is seen holding a bottle of beer along with her wife