Janina Gavankar - Updated Jun 2024

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Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar is a famous American actress and musician from the United States of America. Janina Gavankar gained fame by featuring in the movies named “Blindspotting” in 2018, and “The way back” in 2020.

Early Life and Childhood

Janina was born on 29 November 1980, in  Joliet, Illinois, United States of America. Currently, she is 43 years old and her real name is Janina Zione Gavankar, and her nickname is Janina Gavankar.

She is the daughter of Pete Gavankar (father), an engineer, and Shan De Mohra (mother), a housewife. And she has a sister named Sonya Gavankar, a journalist and Miss District of Colombia in the year 1997.

Plus, she is delighted with her family members and loves to spend quality time with her family. Maybe she will give details about her family to the public in the future. At that time, we will update her here.

Janina Gavankar with her mother (Source Instagram)

Caption: Janina Gavankar with her mother (Source Instagram)

There is no information available like how she spent her childhood, who was her friends, her behavior with others, and so on. All the information related to Janina’s childhood is secret.

She is American by nationality, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, her religion is Catholic, and her ethnicity is Indian and Dutch descent.


There is no information available about the name of the school she studied at. She was very interested in acting and music since childhood.  And she used to participate in programs related to acting, music, and sports.

There is no information available about how she was with her teachers and pals and her interest in studies and so on. Maybe in the future, she will give details related to her educational background at that time, and we will update her here.

Career and Professional Life

Janina Gavankar started her career as an actress in the year 2001 and appeared in the movie “Why is God” and gained popularity. In the year 2006, she played in the series named “The L Word” in the character of Papi. Other series she appeared in and gained her name and fame such as “Shattered”, “My Boys”, and “Factory”.

Janina played in the most viewed series “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Dollhouse”, “The Cleaner”, “NCIS”, and “Three Rivers” in the year 2009. And, in the same year, she appeared in “The League”. She also played as a voice actress, dubbed in “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey”. Plus, she played in the movie “Indian Gangster” in the year 2009.

Besides series, she played in the movies “The Custom Mary”, “Satellite of Love” (an Indian movie) in 2012, and “Victory or Death”. In 2011, she played “True Blood”  in the role of a public school teacher. One of the popular series “The Vampire Diaries” in 2013, she performed in that series, and in 2014, she performed in “The Mysteries of Laura “ (2014-2016).

In 2018, she played in two movies named “Blindspotting” and “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall”. Additionally, she was featured in the series “The Moring Show” and in 2021, she was seen in “Big Sky”, a crime drama. Besides acting, she is a musician too. On her Youtube, she has 7.19K subscribers.

Her latest video was uploaded three years ago and got 7.3K views, the video was about “The Mysteries of Max and Meredith”. Her popular and most viewed video on YouTube is “Love Lockdown” which got 306K views.

Other most viewed videos are “Don’t look down” which got 255K views, ” Waiting for Godot” which got 133K views, and“Swim Good” which got 12K views.

Janina Gavankar in a series (Source TV Fanatic)

Caption: Janina in a series (Source TV Fanatic)

Brand Endorsements

Janina Gavankar endorsed some brands and she has earned profits from brand endorsements. She promoted and advertise the products of the brands which is also her source of income.

The name of the brand she endorsed such as Herpacol DX Herpes, Gucci, Houston Chronicle, and so on. Maybe in the future, she will endorse other brands too. At that time, we will update her here.

Awards and Nomination

Janina Gavankar is a famous musician and actress but till now she has received one award. But she was nominated many times for best supporting actress in TV Series in 2022, behind the voice actors award in 2015, and Chicago International Film Festival in 2019.

Also nominated for Next Generation Indie Film Awards in 2021, Nightmares Film Festival in 2019, and Orlando Film Festival in 2019. Janina has a great future ahead and has lots of chances to win many awards and nominations.

Janina Gavankar – Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of her net worth is $ 1 million. Her work as an actress, musician, brand endorsement, and Social media personality is her primary source of income. As of right now, Janina’s monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown.

She now enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and various expensive vehicles thanks to sales and excellent jobs. If she provides her weekly, yearly, and monthly salaries then we will update her here.

Relationship Status

Gavankar is not presently married, engaged, or even dating. Her each date history has been verified and fact-checked. Instead of being in a relationship, Gavankar is now concentrating on her profession.

She only wants someone who will be in a serious relationship and loves her for a lifetime and she hasn’t found anyone else. Maybe in the future, she will be in a relationship, at that time we will update him here. But she dated Angelo Sotira from 2004 to 2010 and in 2010, due to a misunderstanding they split up.


Even Janina’s professional life is kept private, as is any information about her. Plus, Janina has the skills to manage both his personal and business lives and she has never disclosed any information to the public.

Additionally, Janina has never been the focus of any controversies or rumors, and she is a famous actress and musician from the United States of America.

Body Measurements

Her actual height is 5 feet 6 inches and her weight is also 59 kg. According to her images, her hair color is brown and silky, and her eyes are also attractive and brown.

Her body type is slim with a great personality and other body measurements like biceps, chest, and waist, are  35-24-36 inches. Janina is concerned about her body but takes a proper diet and she has clear and fair skin.

Janina Gavankar posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Caption: Janina posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Janina Gavankar – Social Media

Gavankar is active on social media. On Instagram, she has 206K followers and has followed 445 people there as well as she has posted 2235 posts, and her Instagram account is marked with a blue checkmark with the username “Janina”.

Janina Gavankar is active on Facebook where she has 95K followers and has followed 45 people. We find her official Twitter account where she has 176.3K followers and has followed 1150 people. She joined Twitter in November 2014. Plus, on YouTube, she has 7.19K subscribers.