Rather popularly known as Khushi Kumari Gupta from her previous show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon than her real name Sanaya Irani was born on 17 September 1983 in Mumbai. Sanaya debuted on television with show Left Right Left on SAB TV as a character Sameera. She got name and recognition only after she played the character Gunjan in STAR One’s show Miley Jab Hum Tum paired with her real life boyfriend Mohit Sehgal. Her best performance so far has been her performance in Star Plus’s most popular show of all time Iss Pyaar ko Kya Naam Doon; as a character Khushi opposite male lead Barun Sobti. She is currently essaying the role of ChhanChhan in Sony’s television show ChhanChhan;
She had taken up modelling as a career before venturing into acting and done many advertisements like Colgate (toothpaste) with Saif Ali Khan, Lion Honey, Pulimoottil SILKS, Vasan Eye care, RKS Grand (Shopping Mall), Amul, VIP Bags and jewelry.