Snehal Rai is an Indian actress, model, anchor, host, event manager, businesswoman, and social worker. She has worked mainly in the TV industry.
Snehal Sanjay Gaglani Rai was born on Monday, 29 August 1988 (age 34 years; as of 2022) in Amravati, Maharashtra, India. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She studied at Bhawarilal Samra English High School, Amravati, Maharashtra. She later pursued graduation at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She started learning dance at the age of five at Mayur Dance Academy, Amravati and won awards in several shows in many competitions. She often saw domestic violence during her childhood as her father used to beat up her mother. When she was nine, her mother, along with Snehal and her sister left her husband and moved to a Chawl in Nagpur. She started working double jobs at the age of sixteen, as a receptionist in a salon during the day and in a call centre during the night. She later entered the entertainment industry as an anchor and model.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-36
She belongs to a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Sanjay Gaglani, and her mother’s name is Bhagyashri Maa Prem Deep. She has a younger sister named Sanjana Gaglani.
Husband & Children
She got married to Madhvendra Rai, a businessman and politician of BSP, in 2013. When she revealed her husband’s details during an interview in May 2023, fans were shocked as the age gap between their age is 21 years. She kept the news of her marriage under wrap for 10 years before disclosing it in 2023.
She dated Madhvendra Rai before marrying him in 2013. They met each other for the first time at a program in Delhi where Snehal was hosting the show, and Madhvendra was the chief guest. She found his name very attractive and was drawn towards him when she saw him in person.
She follows Hinduism.
Anchor & Event Manager
She started working as an anchor and host for local shows at the age of eighteen. She went on to host more than 200 programs and TV shows including MTV Roadies.
She participated in many modelling competitions during her college days. She later became Miss Vidarbha and Miss Maharashtra. She was a semifinalist in Ponds Femina Miss India. She has also appeared on the cover of many magazines and in many advertisements for reputed brands.. In 2023, she appeared as a contestant in Mrs India Inc 2022-23 competition.
She has worked extensively in theatre for five years. She also completed her diploma in acting at Anupam Kher‘s acting school Actor Prepares – The School for Actor, Andheri Branch, Mumbai in 2013. She also won a national award in theatre.
Snehal Rai’s debut TV show was the 2009 TV show Bandhan Saat Janmon Ka where she played the role of Renu. She later appeared as Niraja in Runji in 2014. Her big break came in 2015 with the role of Tanya Vajpai in Ishq Ka Rang Safed which was liked by her fans. She played the role of Nagina in Ichhapyaari Naagin in 2016, Pari in Perfect Pati in 2018, and Raina in Vish in 2019.
Entreprenuer & Philanthropist
She runs the operations of her husband’s company Ultimate Show Bizz Private Limited. She is the founder of Rudra Kalp Creations (NGO) and also participates in various social campaigns to help the needy.
She owns a Royal Enfield Bullet bike.
She owns a BMW car.
She has got inked a tattoo on her right shoulder.
- During her childhood, she often had to sleep in the car on an empty stomach after the fight between her parents.
- She is a gold medallist in Taekwondo.
- She likes to do yoga and work out in the gym. She revealed in an interview in May 2023 that she weighed 80 kgs in March 2023; however, she lost more than 25 kgs in 3 months by exercising and following a strict diet.