Posted Fri, March 7, 2014 2:54pm IST

They may be best friends in real life, but the media and janta just can’t stop pitting them against each other

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are one of the biggest stars in tellyland today. But, only one person is entitled to hold the Numero Uno spot.

It’s a tough choice to make, as both Drashti and Sanaya are great actors, gorgeous looking and even have a perfect love story in real life. So, with these two actors competing against each other for the No.1 slot, BollywoodLifers, we declare you the best judges. Here are a few parameters to make it easy. We’ve give you a low down on their career, sex appeal and personal lives and you tell us who reigns on TV…

Telly Career

Drashti: The actor has been a part of three prominent shows on small screen – Dill Mill Gayye (supporting actor), Geet Hui Sabse Parayi (lead) opposite Gurmeet Choudhary, which was her claim to fame. She shot to the top spot with Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and her successful stint still continues even after the 20-year leap. Dhami has reinvented her career and her chemistry with her new co-star Gunjan Utreja. Before her TV career, Drashti has been part of several music albums and advertisements. The babe participated in the celebrity reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 and even went on to win the coveted trophy with her choreographer Salman Yusuf Khan. Drashti was apparently even approached by Rohit Shetty to play the lead in his Singham 2, but the actor rejected the offer to stay back in telly land and continue her magic spell on her ardent fans.

Sanaya: Ms Irani started her career with a blink and miss appearance in Aamir Khan-Kajol starrer Fanaa. The actor has been a part of six shows till date. She started off as one of the leads in Left Right Left where she shared screen presence with five other lead actors. She experimented with Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi, by playing a negative role. It was Miley Jab Hum Tum, that got Sanaya under the spot light, she played the sweet and innocent girl next door. Post which, she was seen in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon opposite Barun Sobti. The show catapulted her popularity and her fans base grew larger than most TV heroes. Fans and followers of IPKKND were left heartbroken when Sobti walked out of the show to pursue his Bollywood career, leading to an untimely end of the show. Sanaya bounced back with Chhanchhan, she played a very different character from her earlier ones, but failed to impress. The show earned a lot of flak and was soon taken off air. This gorgeous babe is now seen as the demure Paro in Rangrasiya and so far the viewers have had no reason to complain.

Our verdict: Well we believe both are brilliant actors and have done justice to each of the characters they’ve ever portrayed so far. While Sanaya has more number of shows and flops than Drashti (who has done only three shows), wethinks Drashti definitely has had a better career graph than Sanaya. However, one can’t ignore the fact that Sanaya has experimented to some extent with her roles. BollywoodLifers, who is a better actor – Sanaya Irani or Drashti Dhami? Vote now!


Drashti: Her curly long hair and dimples make Drashti look simply gorgeous. She loves comfort clothes and is often seen in a casual avatar. Drashti’s sense of style is not exactly great, in fact some of her fashion statements can easily be ignored. However, drape Madhubala in a saree and she would look perfect. Nobody can carry off sarees the way Drashti does, at least not in telly land. The actor has not gone glamourous or sexy in her onscreen avatars yet, instead when she appeared wearing some revealing outfits on the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, she faced a lot of criticism from her fans.

Sanaya: This Parsi babe is beautiful beyond belief; she can light up a room with her smile and can pull off any look with panache. She can slip into a sexy mini or a revealing LBD (little black dress) with as much ease as a saree or an Indian attire. In fact, she is one of the few TV actors to have had a variety in her onscreen appearances. She showcased her glamourous side in Chhanchhan and Miley Jab Hum Tum , but none did enough justice to her looks.

Our verdict: Wethinks Sanaya has fared better on our style-o-meter as compared Drashti, both on and offscreen. BollywoodLifers, who is more stylish – Sanaya Irani or Drashti Dhami? Vote!

Love Life

Drashti: Drashti has been dating NRI bussinessman Neeraj Khemka for as long as we can remember. Rumours suggest that Gurmeet Choudhary and Drashti were dating each other briefly during the shoot of Geet Hui Sabse Parayi. This apparently caused a rift between Drashti and her real life boyfriend. However all’s well between the couple now, who might just announce a wedding date sometime soon, at least that’s what the reports floating in the media suggest.

Sanaya: The actor fell head over heels in love with her Miley Jab Hum Tum co-star Mohit Sehgal and the love affair has been strong and steady ever since .Both Mohit and Sanaya seem settled in their personal lives. When quizzed about their wedding plans, they never say no, however fail to give a confirmation.

Our verdict: Wethinks Sanaya and Drashti’s love lives are at its best time and it’s better leave these things private. However you tell us – Who makes the perfect couple – Sanaya-Mohit or Drashti-Neeraj?

While many may disagree, but we think Drashti Dhami is currently ruling the roost. Nonetheless, BollywoodLifers, it’s time for you to pick television’s No 1 heroine – Who will it be – Drashti or Sanaya?