Hiten Tejwani

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Hiten Tejwani
Hiten tejwani pavitra rishta.jpg
Hiten Tejwani on the sets of Pavitra Rishta.
Born Hiten Tejwani
(1974-03-05) March 5, 1974 (age 40)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality India Indian
Other names Karan Virani
Manav Deshmukh
Occupation Model, Actor
Years active 2000-Present
Known for His Portrayal in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi , Kutumb & Pavitra Rishta
Home town Mumbai, India
Spouse(s) Gauri Pradhan Tejwani (2004-Present)
Children Neevan (Son) (b. 2009)
Katya (Daughter) (b. 2009)
Website
http://www.hiten-gauri.net/

Hiten Tejwani (Marathi: हितेन तेजवानी) (born March 5, 1974) is an Indian television actor from Mumbai, India known for his portrayal in several Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kutumb, and Pavitra Rishta.

Early life[edit]

Hiten Tejwani was born in Mumbai, Maharastra, India to a Maharashtian family.[1] His father Jethanand Bhojraj now retired, was a cloth merchant who worked in a family setup and his mother Asha was a homemaker. He has two younger brothers named Hitesh and Nitin. Hitesh is a director, having directed shows like Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si whereas his younger brother Nitin is an editor.[2] He was educated at Saint Francis D'Assisi High School and then at the Jai Hind College, when he joined the Ankur Theatre Group.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tejwani with wife Gauri Pradhan at an event.

Hiten Tejwani is married to his co-star Gauri Pradhan Tejwani from Kutumb and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi On April 29, 2004. Hiten and Gauri became parents to twins son Neevan and daughter Katya on November 11, 2009.[4]

Career[edit]

Tejwani played a role in Ghar Ek Mandir which was aired on Sony TV. This was followed by raining of soaps like Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii on Metro Gold and Kaahin Kissii Roz on Star Plus, Kutumb on Sony TV. His chemistry with Gauri Pradhan, his co-star was well appreciated by audience that the channel and production House decided to bring back second season of the show with same leads.

After Kutumb ended, both Tejwani and Pradhan joined the cast of the show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. Tejwani was offered the role of Karan Virani, Mihir Virani's illegitimate child on the show. His performance was well appreciated by the audiences and critics, and won him the most awards in his career thus far. In 2009, after his most successful stint ended in the show, he along with his wife also made a short cameo in another successful show of Star Plus Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan.

In the year 2009 and 2010, he also played small or supporting roles in the shows Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family and Kitani Mohabbat Hai on Imagine TV, Palampur Express on Sony TV, Choti Bahu on Zee TV and Rang Badalti Odhani on STAR One.

In the year 2011, he also made his presence felt in Mukti Bandhan as Vivek Oberoi where he played the Antagonist. Later that year, he was approached to step into the shoes of the lead actor ofPavitra Rishta on Zee TV. Tejwani's performance was praised by Critics and also was well accepted by audience that made him nominated for Best Actor in Lead Role at Zee Rishtey Awards, The Global Indian Film and TV Honours, 5th Boroplus Gold Awards, 11th Indian Telly Awards and 12th Indian Television Academy Awards. He also made a cameo appearance and later he re-entered as lead role in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada where he portrayed the role of Jatin Chopra. Tejwani has also acted in Sri Lankan television show "Pooja", where he played the role of a doctor.

Filmography[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2000–2002 Ghar Ek Mandir Gautam Supporting Role
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Praveen Supporting Role
2001–2003 Kaahin Kissii Roz Nakul Sikand Supporting Role
2001–2003 Kutumb Pratham Mittal Lead Role
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Naitesh Episode: Kayamath (Cameo)
2003 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Pratham Episode: Kab Kyun Kahan (Cameo)
2003 Miit Aakash Lead Role
2003–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Karan Virani Supporting Role
2003 Kahiin To Hoga Pratham Cameo
2003–2004 Kkusum Vishal Kapoor Supporting Role
2004–05 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Samay Punj Lead Role
2005–2006 Kesar Abhi Lead Role
2006 Kavyanjali Yug Mittal Cameo
2006 Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai Nishant Cameo
2006–2008 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Anupam Bhattacharya Supporting Role
2007–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Anurag Basu Lead Role
2008 Left Right Left - Sseason 2 Col. Abhay Verma Cameo
2009 Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Ranbir Singh Cameo
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Karna Supporting Role
2008 Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family Ronit Cameo
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Karan Singh cameo
2009 Palampur Express Dev cameo
2010 Choti Bahu Shantanu Purohit cameo
2010 Rang Badalti Odhani Anand Cameo
2011 Mukti Bandhan Vicky Oberoi cameo
2011–2014 Pavitra Rishta Manav Deshmukh Lead Role
2012–13 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Jatin Chopra Cameo (Later Lead Role)
2013 Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki Murli Cameo

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2005 Jodi Kamaal Ki Guest contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2007 Koffee With Karan Guest Along with Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor
2008 Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? Guest contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2008 Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2008 Nach Baliye 4 Host Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2012 Savdhaan India @ 11 Host

Films[edit]

Year Movie Role Language
2003 Joggers Park Akash Hinglish
2004 Krishna Cottage Akshay Hindi
2007 Anwar Udit Hindi
2014 Entertainment Cameo Hindi [5]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category For Role Result
2004 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beta Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Karan Virani Won
Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Yogya Damad
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)
2005 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beta
Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular)
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Popular)
2006 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beta
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Popular)
2007 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beta
Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Critics)
2008 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Beta
Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi
The Global Indian TV Honours 2008 Best Jodi
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award
India Ne Banadi Jodi Awards Best Jodi of The Decade
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Beta Pavitra Rishta Manav Deshmukh Won
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Popular Face (Male) Nominated
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Jodi
2012 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Actor (Male)
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor (Popular)
11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Male)
People's Choice Awards India Favorite Onscreen Jodi
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Pita Won
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Beta Nominated
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Jodi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hiten Tejwani's Bombay duck curry". Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hiten Tejwani Family details". Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Hiten". hiten-gauri.net. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hiten and Gauri Blessed with Twins". Gaea Times. 
  5. ^ Hiten Tejwani to star in 'It's Entertainment' with Akshay Kumar

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