Erica Fernandes Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Erica Fernandes Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Erica Jennifer Fernandes is an Indian model and actress who appears on Indian television and in cinema. Her success came when she made her television debut as Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Erica has also appeared in several South Indian films, including Ninnindale and Galipatam. Erica is also well-known for playing Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Erica was born in Mumbai to Konkani Mangalorean Catholic parents Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes. She attended Holy Cross High School in Kurla and Sies College Of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Sion for her Pre-Degree Course. She had enrolled in a BA program at St Andrew's College in Bandra. She later dropped out of school to pursue a modeling career.

Career Modeling is a profession.

She has always wanted to be a model since she was a youngster, and she was named "Bombay Times Fresh Face", "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011", and "Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra" in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Success and début in film (2013–2015)

When Sasi was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu, he saw images of her in Meera Kathiravan's office, where she was shooting another film. In the film, Sasi cast her as a software engineer with Bharath, who plays her love interest. Because her previous films were delayed, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. Ninnindale, in which she co-starred with Puneeth Rajkumar, was her Kannada debut in 2014. Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda, was her Hindi debut.

She was cast as the lead in the multilingual Virattu/Dega, starring newcomer Sujiv, the director's son. Virattu was eventually launched in February 2014. Dega, the Telugu translation, was delayed until late 2014, and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. Critics gave the picture positive reviews, noting that Erica "does a good job" and "demonstrates maturity." She starred in the Kannada film Buguri in 2015.

TV debut, breakthrough, and success (2016–2020)

Fernandes made her television debut in 2016 with Sony TV's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, playing Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh. Her onscreen connection with Shaheer Sheikh was lauded on the new age show.

Vizhithiru, her long-awaited film with Kathiravan, was released on October 6, 2017 and starred Krishna, Venkat Prabhu, and Sara Arjun.

She played Prerna Sharma in StarPlus' Kasautii Zindagii Kay from 2018 to 2020, partnering Parth Samthaan.

Most recent work

Fernandes played Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani in 2021.

She is now hosting Emirates Draw, a game show in Dubai that is live streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and the Emirates Draw website. 


Fernandes was ranked fourth on The Times of India's list of the Most Desirable Women on Indian Television in 2017.

She was also ranked third in The Times of India's 2018 list of the Most Desirable Women on Indian Television.

Fernandes was ranked 13th in Eastern Eye's list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 and fourth in The Times of India's list of the Most Desirable Women on Television in 2019.

Fernandes was named the most desirable woman on television by The Times in 2020.



2013Ainthu Ainthu AinthuManjariTamil
Babloo Happy HaiNatashaHindi


2013The Suite Life of Karan & KabirSupriya
2016–2017Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise BhiDr. Sonakshi BoseSeason 1 and 2
2016–2019Box Cricket LeagueHerself
2019Khatra Khatra Khatra
2018–2020Kasautii Zindagii KayPrerna Sharma
2021Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi:Nayi KahaniDr. Sonakshi BoseSeason 3


2022–presentEmirates Draw EASY6HostCo-Hosting with Kinan Salameh

Music videos

2020Juda Kar DiyaStebin BenDesi Music Factory
2022AkhiyanShekhar KhanijoShekhar Khanijo
Tumhe Pyaar KarunggaLakshay KapoorVYRL Originals
2023Wo KashishJaved AliAnweshaaKashish Music
Ishq HuaJaved Ali, Aakritti MehraBlue Music Record Label

Awards and nominations

2015SIIMA AwardsBest Debut Actress - KannadaNinnindaleNominated
2016Asian Viewers Television AwardsFemale Actor Of The YearKuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise BhiWon
2018Asian Viewers Television AwardsFemale Actor Of The YearNominated
2019Indian Telly Awards

Best Jodi Popular

(With Parth Samthaan)

Kasautii Zindagii KayWon
Gold AwardsBest Actor Female (Critics)Won
Style DivaWon
Asian Viewers Television AwardsFemale Actor Of The YearKasautii Zindagii KayWon
Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actress PopularKasautii Zindagii KayNominated
Full NameErica Jennifer Fernandes
ProfessionModel, Actress
Famous RoleSonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-25-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 May 1993
Age (as in 2022)29 Years
BirthplaceMangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownMangalore, Karnataka, India
SchoolHoly Cross High School, Kurla, Mumbai
College(s)/UniversitySIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai
St. Andrew's College, Mumbai (dropped)
Educational QualificationB. A.
DebutFilm (Tamil): Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013)
Film (Kannada): Ninnindale (2014)
Film (Hindi): Babloo Happy Hai (2014)
Film (Telugu): Galipatam (2014)
TV: Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016)
ReligionKonkani Mangalorean Catholic (Christianity)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Doing Adventures, Painting, Playing Keyboard, Designing Clothes
Awards2016: Asian Viewer's Television Awards for Best Actress Of The Year for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
2017: India News Awards for Best Onscreen Jodi, Lions Gold Awards for Best Onscreen Jodi for Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Tattoo(s)On Right Wrist: Some Symbol
On Left Wrist: Dog's Paw (to show her love towards her dog)
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Ralph Fernandes (Former Model and Interior Designer, works as a "Chief Manager" of Erica Fernandes)
Mother- Lavina Fernandes (worked with AirIndia & Bank of America)
SiblingsBrother- Jermaine Fernandes (Elder, works at "Ernst & Young" in Mumbai)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Mee Kari, Laksa, Pizza
Favourite ActorRobert Downey Jr.
Favourite ActressesDeepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut
Favourite Subject(s)History, Psychology
Favourite Adventure SportSky Diving
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW 5 Series
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹10,000/episode
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Erica Fernandes

  • Does Erica Fernandes smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Erica Fernandes drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Since her childhood, she was interested in modelling and acting.
  • She loves cooking and her forte is baking cupcakes. She is also a food buff.
  • Erica fears from rats a lot.
  • Her modelling career began when she won the titles of “Bombay Times Fresh Face 2010”, “Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011” and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011. 
  • She was among the top 10 finalists of “Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012.”
  • She loved dancing and got trained in her childhood from Shiamak dance Academy.
  • Although she started shooting for her other films, her debut was Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu because of delay in other film’s release. 
  • She is such a passionate dog lover that she has 16 pet dogs. She also once told that if she would be given a chance to have a pet other than a dog, then it would be chimpanzee or monkey. 
  • She is a multilingual performer; as she has done films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.
  • In 2016, she became a household sensation with her appearance in the daily soap- Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.
  • Erica is much like her reel life character Sona in her real life too; as many of the attribute of her on-screen role matches with the real life.
  • She is a very creative personality; as she loves doing a lot of random things like stitching, painting, sketching, etc. in her leisure time. 
  • Sana Khan is a very close friend of hers.
  • In 2017, she was ranked as the 4th most desirable woman on TV in a list featured by The Times of India.
  • She came in limelight in 2018 when there was news that she has to play the reprise of Prerna’s role in Ekta Kapoor‘s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2.
  • Erica shared that she has a very annoying habit of bringing lots and lots of food home when she is hungry, instead, she eats less, which often leads to the wastage of food.

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