Manish Paul wins ITA Awards Best Anchor for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, 2012
August 3, 1981 |
|Occupation||television host, actor|
|Years active||2002 - Present|
Manish Paul (Marathi: मनिश पाल) (born August 3, 1981) is an Indian television actor, stand-up comedian, compere and television host, who co-hosted Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 with Kapil Sharma. Starting as a radio jockey and VJ, he moved to acting on television daily soaps, before taking up stand-up comedy and hosting television reality series.
Early life and background
Born in Mumbai and brought up in a Punjabi family in Delhi, involved in financial business Paul did his schooling from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. After his schooling, he did his B.A. in Tourism from College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi.
Paul started his career in Delhi, as a host, compering cultural events in schools and colleges. later he shifted to Mumbai, where his first break was hosting Sunday Tango on Star Plus in 2002. He also remained a VJ with Zee Music, and a radio jockey with Radio City's morning drive time show, Kasakai Mumbai.
Later he entered channel Star One's Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials like Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai on Star One, Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein & Kahani Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV, Kuchh Cook Hota Hai on 9X . However, finding it unsatisfying he quit daily soaps, and was even out of work for eight months in 2008.
Though he had appeared in cameo roles like in Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer, Tees Maar Khan (2010), Paul made his debut as a lead role of computer geek Mickey in Mickey Virus (2013).
Television host and presenter
Subsequently, Paul started his career as television host and presenter, gained recognition after hosting, Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, and later also appeared in stand-up comedy series, Comedy Circus. He also hosted Dance India Dance Li'l Masters on Zee TV. He also participated in Star a Rockstar, a celebrity singing show on Zee TV and is currently co-hosting celebrity dance-reality competition, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6) on Colors TV, with Kapil Sharma.
Over the year, Paul has also compered numerous television award shows.
He is married to Sanyukta Paul (m. 2007), who is Bengali. They met each other in their school, and started dating in 1998, soon their families knew each other, finally married in 2007. The couple have a daughter, Saisha, and lives in Mumbai.
|2007||Chhoona Hai Aasmaan||Farhaan Zeidi||STAR One|
|2008||Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayeng||karan||NDTV Imagin|
|2008||Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai||Various Characters||STAR One|
|2008||Ghost Bana Dost||Ghost||Star One|
|2009||Ghar Ghar Mein||Host||Zee TV|
|2009||Kuch Kook Hota Hai||Mannu||9X|
|2010||Dance India Dance Li'l Masters||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo||Host||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2010||Kiski Daal Galegi||Host||NDTV India|
|2011||Pyaar Mein Twist||Amol||STAR Plus|
|2011||Dance Ke Superstars||Host||Zee TV|
|2011||Star Ya Rockstar||Contestant||Zee TV|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Host||Colors TV|
|2012||India's Got Talent||Host||Colors TV|
|2013||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6||Host||Colors TV|
|2014||"Mad In India"||Host||Star Plus|
|2009||Maruti Mera Dost|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Master India||Special appearance|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||himself||Friendly Appearance|
|2013||Mickey Virus||Mickey Arora||Leading Role|
|2014||Tere Bin Laaden 2||Leading Role|
Events and Awards Nights
|2008||GR8 Women's Award||Host||Sony TV|
|2008–2009||Mumbai Police Show Organised by Cineyug||Host||Sony TV|
|2009–2010||Zee Rishtey Awards||Host||Zee TV|
|2009–2010||Zee Gold Awards||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Zee Diwali Dhamaka||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Sahara India Pariwar'||Host||Star Plus|
|2011||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Host||Star Plus|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2011||Femina Miss India||Host||Sony TV|
|2012||STAR Parivaar Awards||Host||Star Plus|
|2012||Femina Miss India||Host||Sony TV|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2012||Golden Petal Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2012||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Host||Star Plus|
 2014 "UMANG"  host  [sony tv]
- "Manish Paul, happy birthday!". Bollywoodlife.com. August 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Personal Agenda:Manish Paul". Hindustan Times. August 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16. " I’m a die-hard Punjabi"
- "Happy in his space, Manish Paul". Daily News & Analysis. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
- "Daily soaps weren't creatively satisfying: Manish Paul". The Times of India. Aug 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "I shot my film near my father's office: Manish Paul". The Times of India. Jul 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "I am not used to such adulation: Manish Paul". Hindustan Times. August 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Television’s funny bone Manish Paul’s love story with wife Sanyukta". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "I’ve decided to keep away from fiction: Manish Paul". The Times of India. Jan 23, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul hopes to team up with Karan Johar soon". Hindustan Times. July 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul all set to hit the silver screen". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-07-20.[dead link]
- "Manish Paul's dream fulfilled!". The Times of India. Jul 11, 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul opens his heart". The Times of India. Aug 10, 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
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