TV actress/Model/ VJ Girbani Judje aka Bani J Profile
Name: VJ Bani (Bani J)
Date Of Birth/ Birthday: November 29, 1987
Place of birth: Chandigarh
Profession: Actress, Model, VJ
Martital Status/Relationship Status: Single
Facebook: @Bani J
Vj Bani Serial/Shows
2006 MTV Roadies (season 4) MTV India Runner-Up
2011 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 4) on Colors channel as Contestant
2015 I Can Do That (Zee TV)
2016 Bigg Boss 10 (Colors as Celebrity Contestant)
VJ Bani as Host
2008-09 MTV Roadies (season 6) MTV India
2009-10 MTV Roadies (season 7)
2012 MTV Roadies (season 9)
2008-09 MTV Roadies (season 10)
2009-10 MTV Roadies (season 11)
2012 MTV Roadies (season 12)
MTV Vogue Style in 60 (Season 1)
MTV Vogue Style in 60 (Season 2)
MTV Campus Diaries
VJ Bani Films
2007 Aap Kaa Surroor Bani Hindi Riya’s friend
2011 Soundtrack Bani J Anchor
2016 Zorawar Zoya Punjabi Assassin
2016 Thikka Kamala Telugu Supporting role
About Bani J
Gurbani Judge popularly known as VJ Bani. She was born in beautiful city of Chandigarh on 29th November 1987 and has done schooling from Vivek high School. She also completed her college from a prestigious college from Allahabad.
Her career is really diverse as she is a model, Video Jockey and an actress but Banj J rose to fame when she was selected as a participant in MTV Rodies season 4. She had a great start to her career from the very beginning. After being rejected a couple of times, she finally got her chance in Roadies 4 in the year 2006. Though she didn’t win the competition as she came up one place short as runner-up. But, she did win the competition of her life as she was chosen to host the next 4 Roadies season which includes season 6,7,9 and 10.
She is popularly known for her love of tattoos.
She also appeared in many popular movies such as Aap Ka Suroor as Bani followed by an appearance in 2011 flick Soundtrack featuring Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan.
Apart from her work on MTV, Bani has also extended her performance to the big screen. Bani made her fiction debut with Vikas Gupta’s period drama Rani Mahal. She was last seen in Punjabi film Zorawar as assassin Zoya.
Currently, VJ Bani is participating as contestant in part of the most controversial and watched Indian TV reality show, Bigg Boss 10 on Colors channel.
VJ Bani in Bigg Boss 10
VJ Bani aka Gurbani Judge is seen in Bigg Boss Season 10. This season have a unique concept of Aam Aadmi entering the house along with celebrity participants. The show is hosted by Salman Khan. VJ Bani requests Priyanka Jagga to be a little graceful. But Priyanka holds a conference with Manoj, Navin and Manveer. Salman Khan said there is a game where the celebs have to match dark secrets with relevant contestants. It is a luxury budget task. If celebs win the task, they will become masters and vice versa. Bigg Boss called all the celebrities to the activity room. They were given a clue about a certain contestant and celebs guessed it correct.
VJ Bani is a great aspiration for all the women in the nation VJ Bani is a role model of fitness. Her love for fitness and tattoos is well known and it really shows from her image and personality. There are few actresses or models in the industry that can match the level of fitness as shown by VJ Bani.
And she recently built her biceps especially for Bigg Boss season 10
Bani revealed that it was her close friend Gauahar, who convinced her to take up the show this season.
Bani said “It wasn’t important for me to be on a reality show. I happen to know people who have been contestants on this show. Gauahar was one of them. She is a very close friend and a huge advocate for me to do this show. I think I am good for reality television as I am good at being myself. I am going to be honest and if people resonate with me they will like me and vote for me.”
VJ Bani on being Body Shamed (Interview Excerpt)
Vj Bani was Body Shamed for her Muscular physique. Commenting on the she said in an interview “I have drool-worthy abs and a muscular body by choice, and that has put me at the receiving end of so much body shaming, it’s unbelievable. India puts too much emphasis on a certain kind of a body. For a woman, thin is supposed to be good, and if there’s any deviation — too thin, too fat, or muscular (manly, they call it!) – she hears no end about it.
For most people, body shaming begins when they are really young. I have a teenage friend, and I hear her father call her fat, fatso and similar names. He says them with love, but why? Your family is your support system, your first shield against the world, and if they begin to chip at your self-esteem and confidence like this, then who is there to support you?
But I guess no one understands what they are doing, really. Fortunately, even though I was too skinny, wore spectacles and braces, and was kind of unwieldy, no one picked on me when I was a teen. Then when I was 18, I took part in the reality show MTV Roadies. Criticism from fellow contestants, constant fights… it was super tough, but I survived. I didn’t just win the competition, but also hosted the next four seasons of Roadies, and launched my career in a big way.
But when I decided to really work out at the age of 19 and make my body as strong as possible, the mayhem began. No one, neither men, nor women, could get it. Why do you work out so much? Muscles for a woman… why? Are you really okay, or do you need help?
There were constant questions, sometimes to my face, sometimes just blatantly visible on their faces. Industry people were most offensive. I still remember a well-known casting director who asked me if I had become a man yet; had I grown a penis yet? Seriously, she did!
This was really long ago, and I have bumped into her often since, but even though I was seriously upset, I don’t show any anger. I didn’t then, and haven’t since. These people are not worth it. They just want to one-up on others, and don’t get that different people may want different bodies. It’s beyond their comprehension that their definition of beauty is not the definition of beauty. I just let them be. Blatant ignoring works best — that’s the best lesson I learnt from Roadies. Also, over the years, I have realised that when you are not really sure of what you are and want to be, people will walk all over you, all the time.
I always fight for what’s right; I don’t take anything lying down. And I wanted to be a strong person, both mentally and physically. So I didn’t let others tell me otherwise. So what if I’m a woman and I have muscles? My plan was to unlock my strength — physical and mental and I am sticking to it. I love to work out. I am passionate about it. It gives me happiness, makes me feel secure and has netted me a body like no woman I know.
The minute you pay attention to what others (critics) say, they will tear you apart. Trust me I’ve been there. Today I see so many celebs thrashed, body shamed online — and these are beautiful, seemingly perfect-looking people. It’s only in India that my body is considered weird (or different), but as soon as I step out of the country, I get comments like ‘your body is fabulous’ and ‘it must have taken a lot of effort…’ from everyone.
Today I am in a happy space, personally and professionally. My career is really diverse as I am a model, a video jockey and an actress. I am getting movie roles that are based on my physicality, which is amazing. The film I did with Honey Singh, Zorawar (2016), where I played an assassin, sort of launched me in a special way in the industry. And now I am doing a Telugu film where, again, the makers sought me out because of the way I look.
I am a brand ambassador for a fitness app, and was the only non-athlete to be part of the Nike campaign that has 12 senior athletes, runners and others who represent the country. I think this is awesome, because it shows I am making something of myself by not letting detractors get me down.
I am happy that I am able to showcase the extent of body transformation women too can do. It’s all within us. Not in other people’s minds. So listen to your own self, always.
Vj Bani, Boyfriend
VJ Bani is currently not dating anyone and very much single.
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