|Erica Jennifer Fernandes|
|Born||Erica Jennifer Fernandes
7 May 1993
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Alma mater||University of Mumbai|
|Occupation||Actress, Model, YouTuber|
|Known for||Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi|
|Notable work||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi|
|Home town||Mangalore, India|
|Title||Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 (winner)|
Erica Jennifer Fernandes (born 7 May 1993) better known by her stage name Erica Fernandes is an Indian film actress and model who has appeared in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu language films. Prior to her film career she took part in Femina Miss India2012 beauty pageant, finishing in the top 10.
Initially she wanted to become pope. But than one day her mistake ruined all career plans. Today she is best known for playing Dr. Sonakshi “Sona” Bose, the female protagonist of the critically acclaimed Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Apart from this, Erica is a vlogger and has her own YouTube channel about how-to and style, where she uploads videos related to makeup and skincare which has more than 500,000 subscribers. Also she owns an instastore on Instagram which provides newest collection of jewellery pieces designed by herself.
Erica was born to Ralf Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family of Karnataka state. Her father was a former model. She has a brother Jermaine Fernandes. She was born and raised in Kurla, Mumbai. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her pre-degree course from SIES College, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew’s College, Bandra; however, she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.
Since 2010, she has taken part in pageants and notably won Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 amongst other titles.
Erica auditioned to play the lead role in S. J. Surya’s Isai but was not picked for the venture. She subsequently 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 Erica 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 Puneet Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda. In February 2014, Virattueventually 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 in her acting”
Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru released on 6 October 2017[better source needed] and sees her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu, and Sara Arjun.
Erica worked in the TV show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Season 1 of the show aired from 29 February 2016 to 24 August 2017. Season 2 was on air from 25 September 2017 and had come to an end on 2 November 2017. The Times of India, in their list of 2017, ranked her as the 4th most desirable woman on TV.
|2013||Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu||Manjari||Tamil|
|Babloo Happy Hai||Natasha||Hindi|
|2016–2017||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Dr. Sonakshi Bose Dixit||Sony TV||Awarded the ‘Best Actress 2016’|
|2016||Box Cricket League – Season 2||Contestant||Colors TV||Awarded the ‘Woman of the Match’|
|2018||Box Cricket League – Season 3||Contestant||MTV India||Awarded the ‘Girl of the Match’|
|2018||Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018 TV series)||Prerna Sharma||Star Plus||Based on 2001 series Kasautii Zindagii Kay|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Zee Gold Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi (shared with Shaheer Sheikh)||Nominated|
|Best Female Debut|
|Asian Viewer’s Television Awards||Best Actress Of The Year||Won|
|India News Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi (shared with Shaheer Sheikh)||Won|
|2017||Lions Gold Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi (shared with Shaheer Sheikh)||Won|