The leggy lass won the title as the 'sexiest television star' according to the poll conducted by the Britain's Eastern Eye newspaper and has been ranked third in the list of Sexiest Asian Women in the world. Nia spoke at length about claiming the 3rd spot on the Sexiest Asian Women list, to a leading entertainment portal.
Nia Sharma on Her Win
"Yes, it's unbelievable! I was the first TV actress to even crack the Sexiest Asian Woman List in 2012. No one knew about it at that time but my name was always there. With due respect to them, Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani have a huge fan-following, so beating them and standing at the No 3 position is such a big achievement. I give my fans the credit for this."
Didn't Nia Expect Her Name In The Top 3?
"Not at all, I was happy and content when I was at No. 7 and No. 6 all these years. For me, being in the Top 10 is a big deal in itself. So No. 3 actually came like a big surprise to me, which is why I am happily flaunting my success on Instagram and other social platforms."
Nia's Friends Doesn't Find Her Sexy
"No one in my friend circle finds me sexy. In fact, they find me funny. It's got more to do with my fans and the fan activity on my Instagram and Twitter accounts. They do various polls and give me such tags. I don't think I am sexy at all."
Nia Loves Grooming Herself
"Yes, I do that every day! I was not born sexy with a strikingly beautiful face. I have groomed myself a lot in the last 5 years to look the way I do. I have changed a lot and frankly to groom oneself is not a bad thing to do. I have put in a conscious effort to dress-up well- not to look hot and impress anyone, but just to groom myself."
Nia Doesn't Workout In The Gym
"My height doesn't compliment my body. But overall I am fine with my body shape. Yes, I do a lot to maintain a flat tummy. I don't work out in the gym but I starve sometimes, which is actually not a good habit."
Nia On Her Bikini Picture Going Viral...
"It's not a big deal for me. I was on a vacation in Dubai. I was not randomly at a beach in Mumbai wearing a bikini. Place also matters, right? I don't understand what did people expect from me? I will not wear a burkha at a beach on a holiday!"
For the uninitiated, Nia bagged the third place in the list of Sexiest Asian Women by beating her contemporaries Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani who stood fourth and sixth, respectively.
An elated Nia took to Instagram and thanked all the fans for her achievement. She wrote, "#3rd rank!!! #maniacsssssss you guys are 'Sick' ..!!!like reallyyyyyy 'Sick'.!!! Hahhahahah."
As most TV actresses do not want to 'age' on-screen, it was not surprising when Nia decided to go with the flow and backed out from playing a mom on Jamai Raja, on-screen!
The actress took a small break post parting ways with the hit show, Jamai Raja and is now seen in the second season of Comedy Nights Bachao, which airs on Colors alongside Krushna Abhishek, Aditi Bhatia among others.
The actress is seen in a new avatar and is surely entertaining the audiences with her comic skills. Way to go, girl!