Kushal Tandon As Virat with Cancer Patients Aid Association
28 March 1985 |
Lucknow, India 
Kushal Tandon (born 28 March 1985) is an Indian model turned actor. He played Virat Singh Vadhera in the television series Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai  He was the first runner-up of Grasim Mr. India contest held in January 2005.
Early Work: Modelling (2005-2010)
Tandon started modeling in 2003 and he became the first runner up in Grasim Mr. India contest in 2005. He has worked on many ads with brands such as Sony Ericsson, Skoda Activia, Airtel, Dairy Milk, Eva Deodorant, Kawasaki, Bajaj. Kushal has also walked the ramp for fashion shows including brands like Provogue, Spykar, Giodarna 
The state level soccer player has walked the ramp for Rohit Bal, Vikram Phadnis, Wendell Rodricks, Rocky S, JJ Vallya for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. He did commercials with Amitabh Bachchan for Reid & Taylor and Vimals. 
He went to the United States to study in the New York Film Academy in 2010. After his return, he started his acting career with Star Plus's daily show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Tandon participated in Nach Baliye 5 along with partner Elena Boeva. He was rated #6 in the Eastern Eye UK magazine's 50 Sexiest Asian Man 2012.
Upon return from USA after his acting course, he was offered the role of Virat Singh Vadhera in the show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. During the show he cut off his hair for his character Virat who does the act in the show to show his support for a bald young Cancer patient. His initiative to shed his lustrous mane for the cause of spreading awareness was applauded by all the TV industry and his supporters including Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina Roshan. Debutante Kushal won several awards for his layered performance of Virat.
Tandon was born to Sandhya Tandon and Billu Tandon. His father owns a transport and oil business and is president of the Transport union in Uttar Pradesh. He has two older sisters Tina Bhushan and Bhavana Tandon Kapoor. He did his schooling from Scindia School and then joined the college at Hans Raj College in Delhi University.
- 2011-13 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai as Virat Singh Vadhera
- 2012-13 Nach Baliye 5 as Himself
- 2013 Bigg Boss 7 as Himself
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Fresh New Face(Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won |
|Zee Gold Awards||Gold Debut(Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Saas Bahu Saazish Awards||Rising Star Award||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor-Drama(Popular)||Kushal Tandon||Nominated|
|Star Parivaar Awards||Favourite Jodi||Kushal Tandon & Nia Sharma||Nominated|
- "Not a man's world". Times of India. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
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- "'The Scindia School - Alumni Locator'". 2013. Retrieved 14 Jan 2013. "KUSHAL TANDON - Jayaji. 1994 - 2003. Boys are not permitted to remain in School after completion of their 18th year"
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- "Adonis with brains". Retrieved 3 September 2013.
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- "For a hunk of the world KUSHAL: a man of many talents". 2006-02-04. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
- "Modeling was my passion and acting on television has widened my horizon: Kushal Tondon". 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
- "Kushal Tandon says no to wild card entry to nach baliye 5". 2013. Retrieved 14 Jan 2013.
- "Ek Hazaaron Main Meri Behna Hai Fame Kushal Tandon labelled 6th most sexiest Asian men by London Weekly.". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
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- "Hrithik and Kushal Tandon make Sunaina Roshan proud". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "Kushal Tandon (Virat) won Fresh New Face male award at ITA 2012". 2013. Retrieved 14 Jan 2013.
- "Salman Khan called unfair by fans for supporting Tanisha on Bigg Boss 7". Hindustan Times. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "'Salman Khan 'subject of petition to be removed as Bigg Boss host'". Digital Spy. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
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- "Kushal Tandon won Fresh New Face".