Kanika Mann is an indian actress and model. She was born on October 7, 1993 into a Haryanvi Jat family to Kamal Mann and Sudesh Mann in Panipat, Haryana. She has a younger brother Abhijeet Mann and a younger sister Simran Mann.
She completed her schooling from MJR Public School in Huda, Panipat and later did Master of Laws (LLM) from Panjab University in Chandigarh.
She began her career as a model and won the Miss Continental title in Miss India Elite 2015.
Kanika appeared in the music video of Sharry Mann’s punjabi song Roohafza (2015). Later, she appeared in the music video of many punjabi songs including Viah (2017), Tere Nakhre (2017), Aazmaya (2018), Raah (2018), Mere Saaiyan (2018), Kathputli (2018), Khoobsurat Jatti (2020) and Jhoome (2021).
In 2017, she made her punjabi film debut in Parmish Verma’s “Rocky Mental” in a supporting role.
She made her television debut in Badho Bahu (2016), starring Rytasha Rathore and Prince Narula.
Kanika rose to fame after playing the titular role of “Guddan” in the Zee TV’s Serial- Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega (2018).
Kanika revealed in an interview that her father didn’t wanted her to pursue a career in the glamour world but the success of “Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega” changed her opininion. She said, “I wanted to be an actor because I was an all-rounder in my school and college. By the time I got to college in Chandigarh, I was very active on Facebook and began to get offers for music videos. It just happened like that. I don’t think I told anyone. I couldn’t have said it to anyone in the family anyway because no one would have accepted it. I belong to a typical Haryanvi, Jat family. My music video was released and my father said ‘It’s Kannu’. He asked me to return home since he felt I wasn’t interested in studies. I was in Punjab earlier and doing my Bachelor’s when I got a call for a show called Badho Bahu. I did it for 6 months before Guddan. So I auditioned from Chandigarh only. When I got to Mumbai, I straight began to shoot. I am blessed that way. I didn’t have to figure out things. I went back to do my Master’s but then I got a call for Guddan right before my exams.“
She is participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 (2022) as a contestant.