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Nikita Mankad


Facts of Nikita Mankad

Full NameNikita Mankad
First NameNikita
Last NameMankad
ProfessionCelebrity Kid
Father NamePurvesh Mankad
Mother NameAarti Mann
Mother ProfessionAmerican-Indian actress
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
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Nikita Mankad is a celebrity child who is best known as the daughter of American-Indian actress Aarti Mann

Aarti is famous for her role as Priya Koothrappali in the sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

Her Parents

She was born to parents Aarti Mann and Purvesh Mankad. Her parents got married after dating for a few years. 

They exchanged wedding vows on December 18, 2010

Aarti’s husband works in finance. The family of three is living a happy and healthy life in Los Angeles

She enjoys cooking a variety of cuisines for her daughter and husband, especially non-vegetarian and Punjabi dishes.

Nikita Mankad’s mother, Aarti Mann.
Nikita Mankad’s mother, Aarti Mann. (Source:

Nikita is the only child of her parents. She does not have any siblings. 

Did Her Mother Quit The Big Bang Theory?

The last time Aarti appeared in the show was in season 5

She has not yet confirmed her exit from the show, but her interviews point towards the theory that she is not going to appear in the show anymore. 

In an interview with The Post and Courier, she expressed her interest in getting back into the commercials. She added, 

“I love how quick and breezy they are. And honestly, they pay well.”

It seems like the actress wants to switch to commercials because of better pay

She might also be looking for other opportunities. 

Who Is Her Dad? What Does He Do?

Her dad, Purvesh, is an interim CFO at Cover Technologies Inc

He is the founder of two companies, namely Braingem – a TIBCO Systems Integrator and CTA Exchange

He is a managing member of a company named Vamansons Capital Management Ltd

Did Her Mother Have An Affair With Her Fellow Cast Member?

There were rumors in the past that she was in a relationship with her reel life partner, Johnny Galecki

However, the rumors were soon allayed

Although Johnny and Aarti were a couple in the show “The Big Bang Theory,” they never had a romantic relationship in their real life

Nikita Mankad’s mother, Aarti Mann, with her on-screen partner, Johnny Galecki.
Nikita Mankad’s mother, Aarti Mann, with her on-screen partner, Johnny Galecki. (Source:

Net Worth

Nikita’s mother is estimated to have a net worth about $1 million to $5 million

She has garnered the fortune through her career as an actress.

How Did Aarti Make Money?

She has appeared on several T.V. shows

However, she is known best for portraying the character of Priya in the show, The Big Bang Theory.

Below is the list of casts of The Big Bang Theory and their respective net worth:

Name Net Worth
Kaley Cuoco$100 million
Jim Parsons$160 million
Johnny Galecki$100 million
Mayim Bialik$25 million
Kunal Nayyar$45 million

Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons earn $1 million per episode.

She has worked on other T.V. shows as well. 

Her other T.V. shows include Quarterlife, Heroes, The Young and the Restless, Leverage, Grey’s Anatomy, and more. 

Aarti has appeared in movies like Love Sharon 1.2.3. , Danny Collins, Today’s Special, and The Memsahib

Her movie Love Sonia collected $3.1 million against a budget of $1.3 million. 

Her other movie, I’ll See You in My Dreams, collected $7.5 million. The budget of the movie was $1 million. 

The audiobook of writer Kaavya Viswanathan’s novel, “How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life” was narrated by her. 


  1. Nikita’s mother was born on March 13, 1978.
  2. Aarti has a degree in film writing and directing.
  3. Her mother has two professional names Aarti Majmudar and Aarti Mann.

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Updated On Fri Feb 19 2021 Published On Wed Jul 15 2020 By shaumya

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