Jigna Vora: Crime Reporter to Jailer 1139 and then landed to Big Boss 17.

Jigna Vora, a former criminal journalist, made headlines in the past for being implicated in the murder of journalist J. Dey. Now, she is once again in the headlines after becoming a contestant on Big Boss OTT2.

Jigna Vora biography
Jigna Vora biography

Who is Jigna Vora?

Everyone knows Jigan Vora for her involvement in the murder of journalist J.Dey. She was accused of instigating Chhota Rajan for the murder of journalist J. Dey. After eight years, the court found her guilty. Subsequently, she became a tarot card reader and healer.
After being the face of such a significant conspiracy, she has once again become a prominent figure as a contestant on the reality show Big Boss OTT2.

Jigna Vora Biography/ Wikip

Full NameJigna Jitendra Vora
Nick NameJigna Vora
Birth Date22 February, 1974
Birth PlaceGhatkopar, Mumbai
Siblingsno siblings
ProfessionTarot Card reader and healer
Net Worth5 crore

Jigna Vora Age, Birth Information, and Birth Chart

Date of Birth22 February 1974
Time of Birth12:00:00(Unkown)
Birth PlaceGhatkopar, Mumbai
Birth DayFriday
Zodiac SignAquarius
Sun SignPisces
Birth Information


Jigna Vora Birth Chart
Jigna Vora Birth Chart

Zodiac Sign Aquarius: Aquarius individuals are independent, intellectual, and humanitarian, known for their open-mindedness and rebellious spirit.

Satabhisha Nakshatra: Satbhisha Nakshatra individuals are mysterious, deep thinkers, and often exhibit healing and transformative qualities.

Siva Yoga: Individuals born under the ” Shiva Yoga” are known for their bravery, courage, prosperity, strong sense of ethics, political inclination, exceptional intelligence, and a deep commitment to religious and spiritual pursuits.

Jigna Vora Family

Jigna Vora is a strong woman who didn’t get much help from her husband. But her own family has always been there for her, supporting her through the tough times and celebrating her success. Now, let’s learn more about her family.

Jigna Vora parents

Mother: Harsha is the mother of Jigna Vora. Vora’s mother passed away on June 9, 2015, the day after MCOCA charges were filed against Vora. She read the news in the morning about Vora being the prime accused in J.Dey murder, and later that day, she suffered a heart attack due to a sudden spike in her sugar levels.

Father: Her father’s name is unknown, and her childhood was affected by her grandfather’s drinking problem. He was working in Dubai

Jigna Vora Husband

In 1998, she married Jitendra Vora, and following their marriage, they settled in Bharuch, Gujrat. Prior to their marriage, she was informed that her husband was an engineer running a printing press in Bharuch. However, she later discovered that these claims about her husband were false, which caused significant disagreements within their marriage. It was revealed that her husband was an alcoholic who subjected her to abuse.

In 2004, she made the difficult decision to divorce her husband and returned to Mumbai with her four-year-old son, seeking a fresh start and a safer environment for her and her child.

Jigna Vora children

Neil is the only son of Jigna Vora. In 2009, as a single mother, she made the choice to send her son to a boarding school in Panchgani, Maharashtra. He continued his education there as a boarding school student.

When Jigna Vora’s name showed up in the newspaper, he was just a kid, around 11 or 12 years old. He didn’t really understand why his mother’s name was in the news. He thought maybe she did something important.

Jigna Vora Son
Jigna Vora Son

But his mother didn’t come to see him for almost three weeks in the hostel. He started to worry that something was wrong.  At that time, he got sick with chickenpox and went to stay with his grandfather. But his mother wasn’t there, which worried him even more.

He asked his grandfather where his mom was, and he said she was in Dubai for work. Later, he asked his grandmother, and she said his mother was in Ahmedabad. These different answers made him feel like something was really wrong.

His friends also stopped coming to play with him, and he felt very alone. Then, one day, he saw his mom’s news on TV, and that’s when he found out what had happened to her.  It was a really tough time for her.

Jigna Vora grandparents

After the Jigna Vora divorce, her grandparents, particularly her grandfather Tulsidas Hargovindas, provided her with significant support. On July 27, 2012, shortly after she was granted bail, her grandfather passed away.

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  • After her divorce, Jigna Vora became a court reporter at the Free Press Journal in November 2005. She worked there for 10 months. During this time, she reported on the case of a famous gangster named Abu Salem, who was on trial in a special court at Arthur Road Jail.
  • After her time at the Free Press Journal, Jigna Vora joined the Mumbai Mirror in 2006. She worked as a court reporter in the session court located in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
  • In 2005, Jigna Vora tackled her first underworld story when she reported on Sujata Nikhalje, the wife of gangster Chotta Rajan. Sujata Nikhalje had been arrested for making threats to a builder.
  • In May 2008, Jigna Vora joined the Asian Age, there she covered stories like the Jaya Chheda(accessed for ex-husband’s murder) and Fahmeeda’s alleged for involvement in a bomb blast.
  • In October 2011, at the age of 37, she held the position of deputy bureau chief at the Asian Age’s Mumbai bureau.
  • In 2011, at the age of 37, Jigna Vora achieved the position of deputy bureau chief at the Asian Age’s Mumbai bureau. However, a significant turning point occurred in her life when she was called by Chhota Rajan for an interview. After that, she was accused of being involved with Chhota Rajan in the murder of her senior Crime Journalist, J.Dey.

Crime Report to Spirituality

Wrongly accused in the J.Dey murder, her life became really tough, and she struggled with depression. To heal and find peace, she embraced spirituality and changed her career from being a crime reporter to becoming a tarot card reader and healer.

Jigna Vora into meditation
Jigna Vora into meditation

In one of her interviews, she revealed that after that incident, everyone wanted her for interviews, but no one was willing to offer her a job.

Bigg Boss 17

Jigna Vora became a contestant on Big Boss 17, a popular reality show aired on Colors TV.

Jigna Vora Bigg Boss Contestant
Jigna Vora Bigg Boss Contestant

Jigna Vora Controversy

In 2011, former journalist Jigna Vora was arrested for plotting the murder of crime reporter J.Dey with gangster Chhota Rajan. Later, she was granted bail after spending nine months in Byculla Jail as jailer 1139. In 2018, after eight years, a Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act court found her guilty of all her accusations in the murder of J.Dey and she got relief from all the blame.

Jigna Vora Book

She shared her experience of her nine months in Jail in her book titled ” Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison.” In the book, she recounts her time and experiences during her incarceration.

Jigna Vora book
Jigna -Vora book

In her book, she revealed that while she was in Jail, the only space for both breathing and using the toilet was just the same place -the toilet.

Movie on Jigna Vora

The director Hansal Mehta made a movie called “Scoop,” based on her story, which was shown on Netflix. In the film, Karishma Tanna played the character inspired by Jigna Vora, named Jagruti Pathak.

Jigna Vora movie Scoop
Jigna- Vora’s movie Scoop

Jigna Vora Salary and Net Worth

In one of her interviews, she disclosed that she was earning 1 lakh rupees per month as a crime reporter, and over the course of her career, she amassed an estimated total net worth of 5 crore rupees.


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