Erica Jennifer Fernandes, born on May 9, 1993, is an Indian actress and model, who works in Indian television. She got her breakthrough with her television debut, portraying Dr. Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Erica has also acted in many films in the South including Ninnindale and Galipatam. She has also featured in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films. Erica is also known for her portrayal of Prerna Sharma in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
|Erica Jennifer Fernandes
|Date of Birth:
|May 9, 1993
|Place of Birth:
|Actress and Model
Early Life and Education
Erica Jennifer Fernandes was born on May 7, 1993, in Mangalore to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes, in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family and later shifted to Mumbai.
She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sies College Of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew’s College, Bandra. Later she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.
She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of “Bombay Times Fresh Face”, “Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011” and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan’s office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her the 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 Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.
She was selected to play the lead role in the Tamil film Virattu, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar. In February 2014, Virattu was eventually released. 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 2015, she appeared in the Kannada film Buguri.
In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. The show was a new age show and her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.
Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.
From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in StarPlus’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan.
In 2021, Fernandes reprised her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani.
She is currently hosting Emirates Draw. a game show in Dubai, which is live streamed across Emirates Draw’s digital platforms YouTube, Facebook, and Website.
In 2023, Erica Fernandes played the role of Moushmi in an Amazon Mini TV horror film The Haunting.
Erica Fernandes Net worth
Erica Fernandes has an estimated net worth of $5 millions. Erica Fernandes is an Indian actress and model, who works in Indian television.
Erica Fernandes is not married. However, the Kasauti Zindagi Kay actress has been linked to her co-stars Shaheer Sheikh and Parth Samthaan. Erica Fernandes never verified or denied the rumours.