Aman Verma

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This article is about Aman YATAN Verma the T.V. presenter. For the footballer, see Aman Verma (footballer).
Aman Yatan Verma
Born (1971-10-11) 11 October 1971 (age 43)
Occupation Actor, Television presenter
Years active 1987 - present

Aman Verma (born 11 October 1971) is an Indian television anchor and an actor. As an anchor, Verma is best known for hosting the famous game show Khullja Sim Sim on Star Plus from 2001 to 2004. His other hosting duties were with Mini Mathur in the first season of Indian Idol on Sony Entertainment Television and Zee TV's Zee Cinestars. He has also acted in Bollywood movies. Verma is currently seen in Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath as ACP Diler Kumar. The show airs on Life OK every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM.

Career[edit]

Aman Verma made his acting debut in the TV serial Pachpan Khambe laal Diwar with Meeta vashishta in 1987. Then he started his film career with, Sangharsh (1999), portraying a supporting role. He portrayed the role of Anupam Kapadia for four years in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.[citation needed] In 2002, Verma portrayed the lead role of Aditya Pratap Singh in Kehta Hai Dil, for which he won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role - Male in 2003.

In 2003, Verma starred in the film Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye as the solo lead opposite Rinke Khanna and in the film Koi Hai. In both films he portrayed solo leads. Later that year, he portrayed a supporting role in Baghban (2003), which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. Verma anchored the game show, Khullja Sim Sim on Star Plus from 2001 to 2004, until he was replaced by TV actor, Hussain Kuwajerwala, who was his co-star in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. The two also starred together in another serial Kumkum, which aired on Star Plus.

Famous for his great anchoring skills, Verma has made special appearances in many hit films through his career as an anchor. He also portrayed a comedy role of Zubin in Jaan-E-Mann (2006). In that same year, Verma portrayed his first lead role in a TV serial on Viraasat, portraying a negative role.

He was in a TV serial Teen Bahuraniyaan playing the role of a man called Sumeet who was in a coma for the past few years whose children died but did not know it. He was also part of first season of reality show on Sony TV Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, which is inspired from the British reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!. He played a lead role as Kunal Mehra in Sony TV's Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai.

Casting couch controversy[edit]

Verma was the target of a casting couch sting operation which was aired on India TV on March 2005. He was seen begging Suhaib Ilyasi to remove his footage from the sting operation.[1][2] His career took a turn for the worst after the sting operation and he has recently resurfaced after 5 years by playing small character roles in television. Verma sued India TV CEO Rajat Sharma, programme manager Suhaib Ilyasi and journalist Ruchi, who was involved in the operation, alleging that the channel wanted to "blackmail and extort money" from him.[3]

Movies[edit]

Year: Movie: Role: Notes:
1999 Sangharsh Film debut
2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani TV Host Guest appearance
2003 Koi Hai Raj Malhotra First lead role
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Aman Joshi Lead role
2003 Andaaz Karan Singhania
2003 Baghban Ajay Malhotra Antagonist
2004 Tum - A Dangerous Obsession Yusuf Malik
2005 Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak Hitesh
2005 Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Magic Show Presenter
2005 Dosti: Friends Forever Anjali's husband
2006 Kachchi Sadak Raghav Mehta
2006 Unns: Love... Forever Advocate Sameer Shah
2006 Jaan-E-Mann Zubin
2006 Janani[disambiguation needed] Tarun Awasthi
2006 Baabul Kapoor
2008 Superstar
2008 Lakh Pardesi Hoiye Garry Punjabi film
2008 EMI Prema's husband
2008 Desh Drohi Sanjay Narayan Srivastav
2010 Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De?
2010 Lamhaa
2010 Mar Jawan Gur Khake Karan Punjabi film
2010 Tees Maar Khan Chaterjee
2011 Gandhi to Hitler Balbir Singh
2011 U R My Jaan Rahul
2012 Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai
2014 Dee Saturday Night

Serials[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category TV Show Result
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role - Male Kehta Hai Dil Won
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Viraasat Won

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