EARLY LIFE :
Erica Fernandes was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai ,Maharashtra.
Her full name is Erica Jennifer Fernandes. Her Father’s name is Ralph Fernandes and her Mother’s name is Lavina Fernandes, she was born in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family.
She did her schooling at Holy Cross High School, Kurla, Mumbai, and later completed her graduation from SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of “Bombay Times Fresh Face, Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011 and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan’s office, with whom she was shooting another film when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release.
In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.
She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.
In February 2014, Virattu was eventually released. Its Telugu version Dega, however, was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica Fernandes “does a good job” and “shows maturity”.
In 2015, she appeared in the Kannada film Buguri
In 2016, Erica Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh. The show was a new age show and her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.
Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, was released on 6 October 2017 and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu, and Sara Arjun.
From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in StarPlus’s “Kasautii Zindagii Ki” opposite Parth Samthaan.
In 2021, Erica Fernandes reprised her role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahani
PERSONAL LIFE :
According to media reports, she is dating Shaheer Sheikh