Charu Shankar Bio 2023, Age, Family, Wiki & More

Charu Shankar is an Indian actor, wellness and fitness expert, theatre director, host, and dancer. She came into the limelight after she played the role of Mehrunissa in the Hindi television show Siyaasat (2014) on Epic TV.

Charu Shankar Bio
Charu Shankar Bio

Charu Shankar Bio

Date of Birth17 August 1981 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022)41 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolModern School in Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
College/UniversityLady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi 
Educational QualificationMasters of Arts in English (Hons.) 

Physical Stats

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Charu’s father, Durgesh Shankar, is a former employee of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Her mother, Neelima Shankar, is a doctor. Charu’s younger brother, Varun Shankar, works as a counsel at a law firm in New Delhi.

On 20 December 2010, Charu got married to Raghav Laul. Together, they have a son named Agastya Laul, who was born on 31 May 2015.


  • As a host – TV Show: Fatafit for Dr Morepen’s Tango (2001) on NDTV
  • As an actor – Film (American): The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • TV: Siyaasat (2014) as Mehrunissa on Epic TV
  • Film (Hindi): Talvar (2015) as Dr Sunita Nathani
  • Web Series (Hindi): Made In Heaven (2019) as Sia Mathur on Amazon Prime Video

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  • Charu Shankar follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • In 2001, Charu was appointed as a dance instructor at Danceworx, a dance training academy, owned by an Indian-Australian choreographer Ashley Lobo.
  • Being a fitness expert, Charu launched Janani Wellness Studio, which provides online classes regarding childcare support to pregnant women and young mothers.
  • In July 2008, Charu Shankar was appointed as a global instructor with Reebok International. Since then, Charu has been working as a Jukari master trainer at Fitness First, a health club and gym in Gurgaon; Jukari is a modern gym workout, which was developed with the collaboration between Reebok and the Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil.
  • Since September 2009, Charu holds the post of director at Aquamarine Productions Private Limited, which is a platform created to provide opportunities in dance, music, or literature to young and aspiring artists.
  • Charu is an AFPA-certified pre and post-natal fitness specialist and a certified ACE trainer.
  • Charu Shankar is often spotted consuming alcoholic beverages with friends at various parties and events.

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