Jay Bhanushali (born 25 December 1984) is an Indian television actor best known for his portrayal as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Kayamath that aired on Star Plus. Bhanushali debuted in television with the show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom where he played the role of Varun Bhaskar, but his biggest break came when he was selected by Ekta Kapoor to play the role of protagonist Neev Shergill in her soap opera Kayamath. The role not only earned him praises but also won him several awards for his performance in the show. Bhanushali went on to win Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male, Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and various other awards for his performance. In 2009, Bhanushali hosted Dance India Dance and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 which marked his debut in reality shows. He won praise from several quarters for anchoring the show Dance India Dance for his anchoring skills and comic timings. Bhanushali won Boroplus Gold Award for Best Anchor (2010 & 2012), Zee Rishtey Award for Favorite Host (2009, 2010 & 2011) and several other accolades as host of Dance India Dance. He went on to host several seasons of Dance India Dance. In 2012-13, Bhanushali and his wife Mahii Vij participated in and won the dance competition show Nach Baliye 5. Bhanushali made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with Hate Story 2 where he played the role of Akshay Bedi.

Jay Bhanushali does not have any previous connections with Bollywood or star kid status but his net worth is $10 million. Which is higher than some star kids. He started his career as a minor role actor, after so much hard work he got a chance in big films as a lead role.

Jay Bhanushali Controversies:
Affairs: Like many other actors, he never involved in affairs controversy. He dated model Mahhi Vij and married her.
Fight with wife: There was a controversy that Mahhi and Jay had a fight because of Jay bold in scenes with Surveen Chawla in Hate Story 2.
Mahhi fight with Jay: During Katroo show shooting there was rumors Jay got friendly with Parvathy Omanakuttan. Because of this Mahhi was unhappy and showed her anger in front of the media.
Big Boss 13: During Big Boss 13, Mahhi and Jay were not supporting contestant Rashmi Desai. The three of them were good friends but Mahhi, Jay seen not supported Rashmi then fans were unhappy with this.
Forcing kids for posing: One video went viral in which Mahhi was forcing(politely force) their adopted kids to give pose for a photo in front of the media. For which she got trolled badly.