Karan Singh Grover
|Karan Singh Grover|
Karan Singh Grover
23 February 1982 |
New Dehli, India
|Occupation||Actor, model, and producer|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Winget (9 April 2012 - )|
|Relatives||JasKaran Singh (Cousin Brother)[clarification needed]|
Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982), is an Indian actor, model and producer.
Grover was born in in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family. He has one younger brother. When he was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. He did his schooling at International Indian School Dammam. In 2000, he moved to Mumbai, India, and pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai, Dadar Catering College. After completing his degree he worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.
In 2004 he pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the most popular model. In 2013, Grover was featured at number 13 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Man on the Planet list. He has been featured multiple times in iTimes top 50 most desirable men list. In 2010, he was at number 24, 29 in 2011, 39 in 2012 and was listed at number 18 in 2013.
He began his television career with Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi. He was selected by Balaji Telefilms through an audition. In 2007 Grover joined the cast of Dill Mill Gayye, a medical drama. The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon" therefore making the show have the best ratings on the channel STAR One. It was reported that Grover would routinely report hours late for work. The producers, Cinevistaa, said that they suffered a loss of Rs 2 crore due to his behaviour, had lodged a complaint against him with the Cine & TV Artistes Association, and were planning to sue him to recover their losses. Grover left the show for a while, but returned to the show after 6 months because of fans' demands. The show ended on 29 October 2010. He also hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple. He acted in an episode of Teri Meri Love Stories, and did a small cameo in Dil Dosti Dance.
In the end of 2012 Grover returned to daily soaps with Qubool Hai and won two Best Actor Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan. Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013, when he was replaced by Raqesh Vashisth. The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior, and had initiated legal action against him. He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated variously that he left because his contract ended or due to ill health. Fans protested to bring Grover back on to the show. Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the viewership figures of the show.
Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on December 2, 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months, allegedly due to Grover's extramarital affairs. Grover married Jennifer Winget, his co-star from Dill Mill Gayye and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, on April 9, 2012.
|2004-05||Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi||Arnav Deol|||
|2005||Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag||Aman|
|2005-06||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Sharad Gupta|
|2007-10||Dill Mill Gayye||Armaan Malik|||
|2012||Teri Meri Love Stories||Raghu|
|2012||Dil Dosti Dance||Professor Karan Mallik|
|2012-13||Qubool Hai||Asad Ahmed khan|
|2008||Zara Nachke Dikha||Host|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)||Contestant|
|2010||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi||Contestant|
|2011||Perfect Couple Channel V||Host|
|2014||Star Holi Masti Gulal Ki||Host|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2004||Gladrags Manhunt Contest||Most Popular Model Award||-||Won|
|2008||Kalakar Awards||Best Promising Star||Dill Mill Gayye||Won|
|2013||Indian Telly Awards||TV Personality of the Year||-||Won|
|Zee Gold Awards||Best Jodi||Qubool Hai||Won|
|Zee Gold Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|13th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards||Best Actor Desh ka Sitara||Won|
|Zee Rishtey Awards||Favourite Jodi||Won|
- Narayan, Girija (February 25, 2014). "Photos: Karan Singh Grover's Birthday Party On Yatch With Jennifer Winget". Oneindia entertainment.
- "I am getting divorced this Monday: Shraddha Nigam - Lifestyle - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- "Karan-Jennifer to tie the knot". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Unknown facts about Karan Singh Grover on his birthday, fans pray for his comeback". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Times top 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "http://ww.itimes.com/times-polls/times-most-desirable-men-2013". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "I get almost 600 calls every day: Karan". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Dill Mill Gayye". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Big icons of small screen!". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan lands in legal trouble". The Times of India. November 11, 2009.
- "Small screen’s heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Dill Mill Gayyye to end with a happy note". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover set to host Perfect Couple". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh and Anita together in Teri Meri Love Stories". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover finally enters Dil Dosti Dance". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "I'm not going to remove my shirt in this show: KSG". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Who stalked Karan Singh Grover?". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover, Devoleena bag top honours at ITA awards". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Photos: 2013 Boroplus Gold Awards Winners List!". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Controversial exits from TV shows". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover dropped from Qubool Hai". India Today. December 26, 2013.
- "Karan Singh Grover sacked from TV show 'Qubool Hai'". Daily News and Analysis. December 26, 2013.
- "I could file defamation suit against Qubool Hai makers: Karan Singh Grover". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Bhandari, Shraddha (December 30, 2013). "Karan Singh Grover's exit from 'Qubool Hai'; Who is really to be blamed?". CNN-IBN.
- "It was fun to work with Karan Singh Grover, but Karanvir’s cool too: Surbhi Jyoti". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Why TV stars say ‘I QUIT’". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Photos: Karan Singh Grover On Qubool Hai Sets With Karanvir And Gul Khan!". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Zee Tv unhappy with Karan Singh recent visit to Qubool Hai set".
- "Bipasha Basu at the mahurat of upcoming horror film tentatively titled Alone". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover to star opposite Bipasha Basu in a film". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Shraddha, Karan part ways". The Times of India. October 6, 2009.
- "When Karan Singh Grover divorced Shraddha Nigam & married Jennifer Winget". Daily Bhaskar (Bhopal). Retrieved August 17, 2014.
- Reddy, Sujata (20 May 2011). "Karan Grover, Nicole Alvaris call it quits". Daily News and Analysis (Mumbai). Retrieved August 17, 2014.
- "Meet Nicole Alvares, once a girlfriend to TV's hot star Karan Singh Grover". Daily Bhaskar (Bhopal). Retrieved August 17, 2014.
- Neha Maheshwari, TNN Apr 22, 2012, 12.00AM IST. "I've no strategies to keep Karan tied down: Jennifer Winget - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
- "Karan's waiting for the right girl". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar (June 25, 2012). "Big icons of small screen!". The Times of India.
- "The strong & silent TRP-trippers of small screen soaps". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Small screen, fat pay cheques". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Bipasha Basu to romance TV actor Karan Singh Grover in 'Alone'". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "1ST YEAR - LIONS FILM AWARDS 01/01/1993 AT G. D. BIRLA SABHAGARH". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "12th Indian Telly Award Winner List". Indiantellytalkies. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "Karan Singh Grover, Devoleena bag top honours at ITA awards". IBN Live. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Photos: Zee Rishtey Awards 2013: Jodha Akbar-Qubool Hai Top The Winners List!". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
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