Karan Singh Grover
|Karan Singh Grover|
Grover c. 2012
23 February 1982 |
New Delhi, India
|Occupation||Actor, model, and producer|
(9 April 2012 - November 2014)
Grover was born 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. He was also part of a band called the Thousand Decibels during his college days. 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. In 2014 he was featured at number 12 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Man on 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 2012,18 in 2013, and was listed 19 in 2014.
He began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India. In 2007 Grover joined the cast of Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth 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. Whilst shooting for the show he also participated in a few reality shows, he hosted Zara Nachke Dikha, contested and became a finalist in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3) and also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 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. 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. Later he hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple. He also acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories, and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance. He was also seen in advertisements of Rupa Frontline, Cleartrip.com, Indian Gem & Jewellery and Kajaria tiles
In the end of 2012 Grover returned to daily soaps with 4 Lions Films' 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. The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior. He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended and 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.
In May 2014 Grover became a producer with 4 Lions Films.[not in citation given] He also started shooting for the Indian Film Alone which co-starred Bipasha Basu, and was directed by Bhushan Patel, it released on January 16, 2015. 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.Bollywood Hungama gave a positive review to Grover for the movie and stated that "Karan Singh Grover makes a sprightly debut. He's not conscious of the camera at all. Considering he has done TV, he is high on emotional appeal. He has all the trappings of being a star" Times of India also reported that Grover "won rave reviews for his performance in the film." He signed T-Series' Hate Story 3 in April 2015, it is set to release on 11th December 2015
Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 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 9 April 2012. In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.
|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|
|2012||I M 24|
|2015||Hate Story 3||TBA|
|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|
|2013||Zee Rishtey Awards||Favourite Bhai||Qubool Hai||Won|
|2014||FHM (India) 'Bachelor of the Year'||Bachelor of the year (Mysterious Category)||-||Won|
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