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Vaishnavi Mahant
Vaishnavi mahant at the begning of her career as a new comer- 2014-05-11 12-24.jpeg
Vaishnavi Mahant at the beginning of her career as a new comer
Born 9/9/1974
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Vaishnavi Macdonald
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Known for Shaktimaan, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke

Vaishnavi Mahant is an Indian actress who is best known for playing Geeta Vishwas in Mukesh Khanna's television series Shaktimaan telecast on Doordarshan. She is also known for playing Shilpa Sharma in Miley Jab Hum Tum. She has acted in various Bollywood films such as Bambai Ka Babu opposite Saif Ali Khan, Laadla, and Baabul. She was known as Shail in the Zee TV show "Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke". She is now currently enacting the role of Leela Taneja in the television series Tashan e Ishq

Early life and career[edit]

Mahant was born in Mumbai. Her father is a Vaishnav Hindu (the reason she took the screen name Vaishnavi), while her mother is Christian. Raised as a Hindu, she converted to Christianity in the early 1990s. She is currently a born again Christian believer who is more into a relationship with God not religion.[1]

As a child she moved to Hyderabad where she decided to become a scientist. However, while vacationing in Mumbai, she had the opportunity to appear in the Ramsay Brothers' horror film Veerana and decided to pursue acting as a profession. She subsequently appeared in Barsaat Ki Raat, Ladlaa, Daanveer and Oru Mutham Mani Mutham (a 1997 Malayalam film with actor Mukesh).

From 1998 to 2005, she played the female lead Geeta Vishwas in the superhero series Shaktimaan on Doordarshan. The show, as well as her character, got high acclaim and was considered her break through role. When her journalist character Geeta Vishwas was written out of the series, fan protests prompted the producers to bring her back. In 2000, she played the role of ACP Ratna, a daring police officer in a comedy serial RAJU RAJA RAJASAAB on sahara TV.[1]

She went on to play leading roles in several Tollywood movies. Recently, she was seen playing the role of Bhaskar's mother in the Sony Entertainment Television serial Bhaskar Bharti and Mayank's mother Shilpa in Miley Jab Hum Tum. She appears in Karmyudh on Doordarshan in the role of Inspector Shivangi Chauhan.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Veerana Jasmin
1994 Laadla
1996 Bambai Ka Babu Anita
Daanveer Sudha "Munni" Srivastav
1998 Baarsaat Ki Raat
Shaktimaan(1998-2005) Geeta Vishwas
Saturday Suspense
Awaz Ki Duniya As herself Co-anchor
2001 Choti Maa- Ek Anokha Bandhan Sharda
Suraag – The Clue
2004 K. Street Pali Hill Ishita Khandelwal
2005 Ek Ladki Anjaani Si
2006 Naqaab
Mamta Vasundhara
2007 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan (2007-2008) Sapna Singh
2008 Miley Jab Hum Tum(2008-2010) Shilpa Sharma
Saas v/s Bahu As herself Contestant
2009 Bhaskar Bharti Bhaskar's mother
Bairi Piya Sunanda Devi Pundir
2010 Karmyudh Shivangi Chauhan
Sapnon Se Bhare Nena Anjali
2012–2015 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Shail Garg
2015 Tashan-E-Ishq Leela Taneja


  1. ^ a b An Interview with Vaishnavi Mahant. 12 October 2001. Accessed 1 February 2011.

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6 news items

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:18:45 -0800

Vaishnavi Mahant, also famous as Geeta from the famous television show of late 90's 'Shaktiman' wore a saree to the event. (Source: Varinder Chawla). vidya balan, huma qureshi. Actress Vidya Balan spent a day with school kids and hubby Siddharth Roy ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:59:30 -0800

Zee Rishtey Awards 2014 (ZRA2014), which is powered by Vaseline, Nutrilite from Amway and Dabur Red Paste, are announced at a grand function 8.00pm on Sunday, 14 December. "Zee Rishtey Awards 2014" is a celebration of a strong bond of 22 years ...
ABP News
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:01:53 -0700

Every Indian Child in the late 90's had one super hero, Shaktiman. Mukesh Khanna played the character and made the show most popular during the good old Doordarshan days. Now he runs two acting schools and does character roles on Indian television.

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:33:22 -0800

Kamla ( Shilpa Shirodkar) and Vitthal (Mohit Dagga) of Ek Mutthi Asmaan, Shail (Vaishnavi Mahant) and Seema (Alka Mogha) of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Farhaan ( Vishal Nayak), Nikhat (Archana Taide) and Haseena (Nishi Singh) of Qubool Hai, Shruti ...

Apun Ka Choice

Apun Ka Choice
Mon, 21 May 2012 22:26:15 -0700

Actress Vaishnavi Mahant and actor Diwakar Pundir and other cast and crew members of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, were spotted at an event held to launch their TV serial! Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke is based on the life of two cousins named Rachna ...


Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:18:28 -0700

... cinema, late Ashok Kumar, she has also been seen in Jassi..., Kabhi Kabhi and Ijaazat on the tube), Ashish Kaul, Reena Wadhwa, Malini Kapoor, Reena Kapoor, Amit Behl, Anupam Bhattacharya, Sushma Prakash, Manoj Bidwai and Vaishnavi Mahant.

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