Kumkum Bhagya actor Leena Jumani: I do it because I love acting and I don't consider it as a job

Kumkum Bhagya’s Leena Jumani opens up about her incredible journey from working at the Stock Market to becoming an actor.

Team India Forums

Team India Forums

View Profile
Leena Jumani

Kumkum Bhagya on Zee TV has been one of the most talked about daily soaps and it in fact, has undergone a bunch of changes over time. The show narrates the tale of Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia), Pragya (Sriti Jha), Rhea (Pooja Banerjee), Aaliya (Reyhnaa Pandit), Tanu (Leena Jumani), Ranbir (Krishna Kaul) and Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar), among others. While Leena Jumani is one of the most popular actors since the beginning and her character of Tanu is iconic, acting on Hindi TV happened to her by chance. In fact, the actress had taken up a quite unique career choice, before her chance foray into acting, but one call from Balaji Telefilms really changed her life.

After working in the Gujarat film industry as a teenager, she started working at the stock market post graduation. And hence, she did not have any plans to take up acting as a career in the future. However, things changed for her when she was offered the show by Balaji Telefilms. 


Talking about her journey Leena Jumani shares, "I was only 16 when I was offered an opportunity in the Gujarati Film industry. From a very young age, I wanted to support my family in any way possible and with acting being my passion, I took it up instantly. However, after my brief journey in the Gujarati Film Industry, I started working at the Stock Market. I wanted to support my family as much as I could and I got a really good role at MCX, so I took it up. It was pretty exciting, and I did well, but my passion continued to be acting. After a few years, I randomly shared my pictures with Balaji Telefilms for a show they were casting for, and I didn't think I could get it. But by God’s grace, I got selected and was called for an audition. This decision turned out to be a life-changer for me and I must say I love working as an actor. I do it because I love acting and I don't consider it as a job."  

While Leena Jumani’s incredible journey might have impressed you, her on-screen character - Tanu will keep you at the edge of your seats as she plots something evil to take everything away from Pragya. But will she be able to create a rift between Abhi and Pragya with Aaliya's help? Or will Abhi and Pragya come closer as destined?

Your reaction

Leena Jumani Thumbnail

Leena Jumani

Kumkum Bhagya poster

Kumkum Bhagya

Zee TV thumbnail

Zee TV

Comments (1)

Latest Stories