TOP 25 Single Mothers of TV

 TV actresses who challenged societal norms and raised their children single handedly



Life isn't a bed full of roses that sails smoothly, there are many hurdles that one has to go through. It's even tougher for divorced women and single mothers to deal with the orthodox societal norms. There are many single women from the television circuit who have battled this and raised their children without any external support. To celebrate Mother's Day, let's applaud these single mothers of TV.


1. Shweta Tiwari, 40
2. Urvashi Dholakia, 41
3. Ekta Kapoor, 45
4. Neena Gupta, 61
5. Sakshi Tanwar, 48
6. Juhi Parmar, 40
7.Achint Kaur, 50
8. Somya Seth, 31
9.Chahatt Khanna, 34

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1. Shweta Tiwari, 40


  • Shweta Tiwari rose to fame with her character Prerna from the show, Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
  • She was recently seen in the series, Mere Dad Ki Dulhan and is a single parent to two children - Palak Tiwari and Reyaansh Kohli from her former husbands Raja Chaudhary and Abhinav Kohli respectively.
  • The actress got divorced from Raja and Abhinav is her estranged husband. Shweta is an inspiration for many women. She has currently headed for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

2. Urvashi Dholakia, 41


  • Urvashi Dholakia got married at the age of 16 and is a mother to two boys - Sagar and K****ij.
  • She raised them as a single parent and never remarried.
  • Her relationship with boyfriend Anuj Sachdeva was also hyped but it did not materialise.
  • Urvashi's sons want her to remarry but the actress doesn't want to. Speaking about it, she told BT, "My children and family want me to settle down but I haven’t given it a serious thought yet (laughs). My children often ask me to get married or date someone but whenever I’m faced with these topics, I always laugh it off. Kya sochu main, not that ki mera time chala gaya hai (what do I think, not that my time is gone), but I can’t overthink things beyond a point."

3. Ekta Kapoor, 45


  • Ekta Kapoor became a single mother to son Ravie Kapoor through surrogacy, and her son often has play dates with Dityaa.
  • Ekta was trying to become a mother through IVF but the sessions failed multiple times and later, she opted for surrogacy.

4. Neena Gupta, 61



  • Neena Gupta raised her daughter Masaba, who is now an accomplished fashion designer single handedly.
  • Neena spoke about being a single mother at the time when this concept was uncommon and looked down upon.
  • Neena gracefully faced criticism, kept her head high and proved that a child can be raised well enough with one parent.

5. Sakshi Tanwar, 48


  • Known for her strong roles in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Sakshi Tanwar adopted a girl child, Dityaa and lies very low on social media.


6. Dalljiet Kaur, 38


  • Dalljiet Kaur has a son named Jaydon with former husband Shalin Bhanot.
  • After getting divorced from him, Dalljiet is raising Jaydon by herself and more than a mother, she stays with him like a friend and goes on solo trips with her son.
  • Isn't that cool and brave enough! She was seen in Bigg Boss 13 and Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega.

6. Juhi Parmar, 40


  • Juhi Parmar has a daughter named Samaira with former husband Sachin Shroff.
  • They were married for eight years after they got divorced. Juhi is a mother and a friend to her daughter Samaira.
  • Juhi's Instagram account is filled with photos and videos with Samaira.
  • She is currently seen in Hamari Vali Good News.


7.Achint Kaur, 50


  • Achint Kaur is mostly known for playing the role of an antagonist in several popular shows.
  • The actress is a mother to a 28-year old son, Preetranjan. Achint married at an early age but the marriage was a short-lived one.

8. Deepshikha Nagpal, 43


  • Deepshikha Nagpal divorced her husband Jeet Upendra after being married for 10 years.
  • She is shouldering the responsibility of both - a mother and a father for her children, Vidhika and Viviaan.

8. Somya Seth, 31



  • Somya Seth was seen in the TV show 'Navya' with Shaheer Sheikh.
  • She married Arun Kapoor but the marriage did not last and she solely took care of her son Ayden.
  • Recently, she also opened up about slipping into depression, and said, her son Ayden saved her life.

9.Chahatt Khanna, 34



  • Chahatt Khanna married Farhan Mirza in 2013 and divorced after five years of togetherness.
  • They have two daughters - Zoharr and Amaira and she keeps sharing photos with them on social media.
  • Chahatt is balancing the role of a mother and an actor very well.
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