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Janina Gavankar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Janina Gavankar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 59 kg
Date of Birth November 29, 1980
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color
Dark Brown

Janina Gavankar is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer, and musician. She is known for her roles like Luna Garza in the fantasy horror drama series True Blood, Leigh Turner in the supernatural crime drama series The Gates, Eva ‘Papi’ Torres in the drama show The L Word, Detective McKenna Hall in The CW superhero series Arrow, Diana Thomas in the supernatural drama series Sleepy Hollow, Meredith Bose in the NBC police procedural comedy-drama series The Mysteries of Laura, Kensington (voice) in the animated series The Mighty Ones, Qetsiyah/Tessa in the supernatural teen drama series The Vampire Diaries, Alexa in the sitcom Traffic Light, and Shivakamini Somakandarkram in the sitcom The League. She was honored with the Gravity Summit Award for “Excellence in Social Media” in 2012. Moreover, Janina Gavankar was the personification of Microsoft’s interactive search engine Ms. Dewey.

Born Name

Janina Zione Gavankar

Nick Name


Janina Gavankar in the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012
Janina Gavankar in the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012

Sun Sign


Born Place

Joliet, Illinois, United States





Janina attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to major in Theatre Performance. Additionally, she has also been trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist.


Actor, Voice Actor, Director, Producer, Musician


  • Father – Pete Gavankar (Indian engineer) (Died – January 2012)
  • Mother – Shan-de-Mohra Gavankar
  • Others – Ganesh Gavankar (Paternal Grandfather), Susheela Desai (Paternal Grandmother), Shivaji Wasudeo Shahane (Maternal Grandfather), Zione Rukmini Kroes (Maternal Grandmother)


Janina Gavankar has been signed with Agency for the Performing Arts, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.




Vocals, marimba, piano, orchestral percussionist


Cash Money Records, Universal Records

Net Worth

Her net worth had been $500 Thousand according to




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Janina Gavankar at True Blood season premiere in Los Angeles
Janina Gavankar at True Blood season premiere in Los Angeles


59 kg or 130 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Janina Gavankar has dated –

  1. Angelo Sotira (20004-2010) – In the year 2004, she started going out with entrepreneur and producer Angelo Sotira but they separated in 2010.

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Asain and White)

She has Dutch and Indian ancestry on her mother’s side while she is of Indian descent on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Janina Gavankar hot

Distinctive Features



35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size


Shoe Size

7.5 (US) or 5 (UK) or 38 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in commercials about Herpacol DX Herpes, and Houston Chronicle.

Best Known For

Playing Papi in the TV series The L Word from 2007 to 2009, as Shiva in the TV series The League since 2009, as Luna in HBO’s TV series True Blood from 2011 to 2013.

As a Singer

She has contributed to the song “Tell Me What” in India.

She released her single “Waiting for Godot” in August 2012.

First Film

She appeared in the 2001 film Why Is God for her role as Mina.

First TV Show

In 2007, she played the role of Melanie in the television series Dash 4 Cash.

Janina Gavankar at Game of Thrones season premiere
Janina Gavankar at Game of Thrones season premiere

Personal Trainer

She doesn’t diet like crazy. Janina likes to be strong and would never like to be skinny. She eats healthy food.

She takes help from the trainer, Ryan Naumann. She works out with him, whenever she is not working.

Janina Gavankar Favorite Things

  • Food – Freeze-dried apple crisps

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Janina Gavankar Facts

  1. Her mom relocated from India to the USA (she is half-Dutch and half-Indian). Janina’s dad first went to the USA for completing his master’s degree.
  2. Janina is the grandniece of Mangesh Desai.
  3. As an actor, Janina has acted in theatre, television, films, and even online.
  4. She has appeared in several web-based series such as “Just Face It” (2013), “The N&N Files” (2013), “Squad 85” (2012), “The Q Side” (2012), and many more.
  5. She was nominated for the “Asian Excellence Award” in 2008.
  6. Janina was a member of “Endera”, an all-female singing group in the past.
  7. She is a gamer.
  8. Gavankar was featured in the music video of “Wish I Could” by Russian artist Ella Leya.
  9. She has done voiceover work for video games like Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen WildsAfterpartyFar Cry 4, and Star Wars Battlefront II.
  10. In 2021, she started playing Ren in the crime drama series Big Sky, based on The Highway series of books by C. J. Box.

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