Sanaya Irani was brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Sanaya graduated from Syndenham College and wanted to pursue an MBA degree but upon her mothers advice, she entered the glamour world with ads and modelling. She then forayed into acting with Jagjit Singh's song Tumko Dekha To Yeh.
After playing the character of Bebo in the blockbuster movie Fanaa, Sanaya made her television debut with SAB TV's popular show Left Right Left as Sameera Shroff, where she shared screen space with Arjun Bijlani and Harshad Chopra.
Sanaya also made an appearance in Radhaa Ki Betiyaan on NDTV Imagine before Gunjan's role finally landed in her way. Sanaya's first portfolio was done by veteran actor Boman Irani, who was a photographer then. She was also one of the contestants in Meethi Chhori no. 1.
After her role in Miley Jab Hum Tum, Sanaya portrayed the character of Khushi Kumari Gupta in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon on Star Plus.
Sanaya appeared as a contestant in Welcome-Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi ki, hosted by Ram Kapoor, and hosted Zee TV's Valentine's Day special Ishq Wala Love with Karan Grover.
Currently, Sanaya is playing the role of a vivacious and modern girl in Chhan Chhan on Sony TV.
Sanaya has done many TV advertisements with Bollywood stars like Sharukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan.
EverYuth Fruit Face Wash, Fairglow, Dabur Honey,Reliance,Balmonte, Slice Mangola; are some of the advertising projects Sanaya has done.
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