Born: January 24, 1996
Age : 19
Birthplace : India
Parents: Haril Shukla, Supriya Shukla
Remember the cute little girl in Shah Rukh Khan starrer film Kal Ho Na Ho by Karan Johar? Yes she is the same Jhanak Shukla who was born on 24th January 1996 in Delhi in a stage show mother and ad artist father. After six years she shifted along with her family to Mumbai wherein her father was involved in a production company. Her mother also worked in a couple of TV serials especially in the Doordarshan ones. After shifting to Mumbai, her mother was seen in ad world though not too often and this very time, she was seen with her daughter in an ad of ICICI. Since then it was no looking back for this cute little girl.
She was then seen walking on a number of ramps starting with the brand called Aquafina and then loads of other ads as well. She then got a serial known as Karishma Kaa Karishma wherein she was seen for around one and half years when she was the student of second standard. She soon turned a child actor whom people started recognizing her asking for autographs and clicking pictures with her. She then was offered a role of a dumb girl in a Malayalam serial and went all the way to Trivandrum for the shoot. After her serial was a hit, she was offered a role in Kal Ho Naa Ho by Karan Johar when she was barely seven years of age.
She did the auditions and was finally chosen for the role after a couple of auditions along with the characters of a brother with different kids. Her first Bollywood was a big hit giving her a due recognition in the industry. She was then seen in a number of ads and did a couple of TV series like Son Pari for some time and later played the character of Jasmine in the TV series called Hatim. She later became the part of the crime thriller reality show called Gumrah. Later she was offered the important role in the film Black by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but she refused as she lacked time to do an over demanding film like this.