Karan Singh Grover

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Karan Singh Grover
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Karan Singh Grover
Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 32)
New Dehli, India[1]
Occupation Actor, model, and producer
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s)

Shraddha Nigam (2 December 2008 – October 2009)[2]

Jennifer Winget
(9 April 2012)[3]
Signature Karan Singh Grover's Signature.jpg

Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1] is an Indian actor and model who has appeared in a number of television shows including Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai.

Early life[edit]

Grover was born in in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[4] He has one younger brother.[5] 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.[4]

JasKaran Singh is his first cousin.[6]

Career[edit]

In 2004 he pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the most popular model.[4] In 2013, Grover was featured at number 13 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Man on the Planet list.[7][8][9]In 2014 he was featured at number 12 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Man on Planet list.[10] 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[11] and was listed at number 18 in 2013.[12]

He began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India.[4][13] In 2007 Grover joined the cast of Dill Mill Gayye, a medical drama.[14] 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.[15] Whilst shooting for the show he also participated in a few reality shows, he hosted Zara Nachke Dikha,[13] contested and became a finalist in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)[16] and also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi[17] It was reported that Grover would routinely report hours late for the shoot of Dill Mill Gayye and that Cinevistaas Limited were planning to sue him to recover their losses.[18] Grover left the show for a while, but returned to the show after 6 months because of fans' demands.[19][20] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[21] Later he hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple.[22] He also acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories,[23] and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance.[24]

In the end of 2012 Grover returned to daily soaps with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai[25][26] and won two Best Actor Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan.[27][28] Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[29] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior.[30][31] He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended[32] and due to ill health.[33] Fans protested to bring Grover back on to the show.[34] Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the viewership figures of the show.[35]

In May 2014 Grover became a producer with 4 Lions Films.[36][37][not in citation given] Currently he is shooting for the Indian Film Alone which co-stars Bipasha Basu, and is directed by Bhushan Patel, it is set to release in January 2015.[38][39] Business of Cinema reported that the trailer had two million hits on YouTube, becoming the #1 video in under 48 hours with a 95% "like" ratio.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months, allegedly due to Grover's extramarital affairs.[2][41][42][43][44] Grover married Jennifer Winget, his co-star from Dill Mill Gayye and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, on 9 April 2012.[45][3][46] In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[47][45]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Film Role Sources
2004–05 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [48]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman
2005–06 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta
2006–07 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu
2007–10 Dill Mill Gayye Armaan Malik [49]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu

[23]

2012 Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik

[24]

2012–13 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed khan

[50][51]

Non-fiction shows[edit]

Year Film Role Source
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

[22]

2014 Star Holi Masti Gulal Ki Host

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Bhram
2015 AloneFilms that have not yet been released Kabir Filming[38][52]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award - Won[4]
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye Won[53]
2013 Indian Telly Awards TV Personality of the Year - Won[54]
Zee Gold Awards Best Jodi Qubool Hai Won[28]
Zee Gold Awards Best Actor Won[28]
13th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards Best Actor Desh ka Sitara Won[55]
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Jodi Won[56]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Narayan, Girija (25 February 2014). "Photos: Karan Singh Grover's Birthday Party On Yatch With Jennifer Winget". Oneindia entertainment. 
  2. ^ a b "I am getting divorced this Monday: Shraddha Nigam - Lifestyle - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Neha Maheshwari, TNN 22 April 2012, 12.00AM IST. "I've no strategies to keep Karan tied down: Jennifer Winget - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Unknown facts about Karan Singh Grover on his birthday, fans pray for his comeback". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/CEL-do-you-karan-singh-grover-has-a-hot-brother-called-ishmeet-singh-grover-4616546-PHO.html
  6. ^ http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/CEL-do-you-karan-singh-grover-has-a-hot-brother-called-ishmeet-singh-grover-4616546-PHO.html?seq=3
  7. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news-and-interviews/Ali-Zafar-crowned-sexiest-Asian-Man-on-the-Planet/articleshow/27218986.cms
  8. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ali-zafar-beats-hrithik-roshan-to-become-the-sexiest-asian-man-on-the-planet/439023-8-66.html
  9. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-hrithik-roshan-crowned-sexiest-asian-man-1777123
  10. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/446838/hrithik-roshan-voted-sexiest-asian.html/
  11. ^ "Times top 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "http://ww.itimes.com/times-polls/times-most-desirable-men-2013". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "I get almost 600 calls every day: Karan". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dill Mill Gayye". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Big icons of small screen!". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/slide-show/slide-show-1-baichung-bhutia-on-winning-jhalak/20090602.htm
  17. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/priyanka-to-unveil-kkk-contestants/128313-8-113.html
  18. ^ "Karan lands in legal trouble". The Times of India. 11 November 2009. 
  19. ^ "Small screen’s heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  20. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/Actors-who-quit-TV-shows-and-then-made-a-comeback/photostory/39300832.cms
  21. ^ "Dill Mill Gayyye to end with a happy note". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Karan Singh Grover set to host Perfect Couple". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Karan Singh and Anita together in Teri Meri Love Stories". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Karan Singh Grover finally enters Dil Dosti Dance". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "I'm not going to remove my shirt in this show: KSG". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  26. ^ "Who stalked Karan Singh Grover?". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Karan Singh Grover, Devoleena bag top honours at ITA awards". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  28. ^ a b c "Photos: 2013 Boroplus Gold Awards Winners List!". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "Controversial exits from TV shows". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Karan Singh Grover dropped from Qubool Hai". India Today. 26 December 2013. 
  31. ^ "Karan Singh Grover sacked from TV show 'Qubool Hai'". Daily News and Analysis. 26 December 2013. 
  32. ^ "I could file defamation suit against Qubool Hai makers: Karan Singh Grover". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  33. ^ Bhandari, Shraddha (30 December 2013). "Karan Singh Grover's exit from 'Qubool Hai'; Who is really to be blamed?". CNN-IBN. 
  34. ^ "It was fun to work with Karan Singh Grover, but Karanvir’s cool too: Surbhi Jyoti". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  35. ^ "Why TV stars say ‘I QUIT’". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  36. ^ "Photos: Karan Singh Grover On Qubool Hai Sets With Karanvir And Gul Khan!". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  37. ^ "Zee Tv unhappy with Karan Singh recent visit to Qubool Hai set". 
  38. ^ a b "Bipasha Basu at the mahurat of upcoming horror film tentatively titled Alone". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  39. ^ "Karan Singh Grover to star opposite Bipasha Basu in a film". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  40. ^ http://businessofcinema.com/videos/bipasha-basus-alone-trailer-reaches-two-million-mark-youtube/185643
  41. ^ "Shraddha, Karan part ways". The Times of India. 6 October 2009. 
  42. ^ "When Karan Singh Grover divorced Shraddha Nigam & married Jennifer Winget". Daily Bhaskar (Bhopal). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  43. ^ Reddy, Sujata (20 May 2011). "Karan Grover, Nicole Alvaris call it quits". Daily News and Analysis (Mumbai). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  44. ^ "Meet Nicole Alvares, once a girlfriend to TV's hot star Karan Singh Grover". Daily Bhaskar (Bhopal). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  45. ^ a b Bajwa, Dimpal (9 December 2014). "Karan Singh Grover confirms divorce with Jennifer Winget on Twitter". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  46. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/news-interviews/Only-Jennifer-can-keep-me-straight-KSG/articleshow/16854182.cms
  47. ^ "Jennifer admits her marriage to Karan Singh Grover is over". Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  48. ^ "Karan's waiting for the right girl". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  49. ^ Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar (25 June 2012). "Big icons of small screen!". The Times of India. 
  50. ^ "The strong & silent TRP-trippers of small screen soaps". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  51. ^ "Small screen, fat pay cheques". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  52. ^ "Bipasha Basu to romance TV actor Karan Singh Grover in 'Alone'". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  53. ^ "1ST YEAR - LIONS FILM AWARDS 01/01/1993 AT G. D. BIRLA SABHAGARH". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  54. ^ "12th Indian Telly Awards: Winners list". media247.co.uk. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  55. ^ "Karan Singh Grover, Devoleena bag top honours at ITA awards". IBN Live. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  56. ^ "Photos: Zee Rishtey Awards 2013: Jodha Akbar-Qubool Hai Top The Winners List!". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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