Rahul Mahajan (TV personality)
Rahul Mahajan at his Wedding Anniversary
25 July 1975
Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Political leader, Entertainer|
|Home town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Political party||Member of Bhartiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Shweta Singh (2006-2008)
Dimpy Mahajan (2010- Now)
|Parents||Pramod Mahajan and Rekha Mahajan|
Rahul Mahajan is an Indian reality show entertainer. By his marriage to Dimpy Mahajan on reality television program Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, both created history by being the first couple to marry on Indian reality television for a national audience.
He first came into the news when his father Pramod Mahajan was shot by Pravin Mahajan, Rahul Mahajan's uncle. His father died twelve days later from his wounds. Television footage showed him comforting his sister and mother and maintaining a stoic demeanour. There were rumours that Mahajan would be inducted into the BJP to follow his father's footsteps. Pramod Mahajan was very poor and worked as a school teacher before rising to power as a politician of BJP.
- First Marriage to Shweta Singh
In July 2006, he got engaged to Shweta Singh who he has known for 13 years. They were in flying school together in the US, and also flew for the Indian airline Jet Airways. The wedding took place on 29 August 2006 at Blue Sea, a marriage hall at Worli in Central Mumbai near the Mahajan residence. Shweta filed for divorce on 13 December 2007 on grounds of incompatibility and mutual consent of both parties. On 1 August 2008, Rahul Mahajan and his wife were granted a divorce by a Gurgaon court. District and session Judge Ramendra Jain granted their divorce after both parties mutually agreed on the move.
- Second Marriage to Dimpy Ganguly
Mahajan has participated in Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, the reality show sequel of Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. This show was a swayamvar for Rahul Mahajan, where 17 girls were participating including his would-be bride. Rahul Mahajan married Dimpy Mahajan (née Ganguly), a 25-year old Bengali model and actress on 6 March 2010.
On 30 July 2010, Dimpy Mahajan accused Rahul Mahajan of Domestic Violence and moved out of his home. His ex-wife had also previously accused him of domestic violence.
- Big Boss-2 on Colors in 2008
- Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega on NDTV Imagine in 2010
- Comedy Circus on Sony in 2011
- Nach Baliye 5 on Star Plus in 2012
- Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki on Life OK in 2013
- Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati
Rahul Mahajan also appeared in the reality show Big Boss-2 where he successfully tried to woo 2 other inmates Payal Rohatgi & Monica Bedi Mahajan also served as the judge on Colors's Chhote Miyan, a children's stand-up comedy reality show.
Mahajan has participated in Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, the reality show sequel of Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. This show was a swayamvar for Rahul Mahajan, where 17 girls were participating including his would-be bride. Rahul Mahajan married Dimpy Mahajan (née Ganguly), a 21-year old Bengali model and actress on 6 March 2010. As the previous version of the show (Rakhi Ka Swayamwar) did not culminate in a marriage, the marriage of Dimpy with Rahul was the first one of its kind to be telecast on Indian television with a national audience. Rahul and his wife Dimpy Mahajan are participating in Nach Baliye season 5.
- Ayesha Arvind (3 August 2008). "Day after divorce, Shweta says don’t want any money from Mahajan". Indian Express. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- "Rahul Mahajan ties knot with Dimpy". Times of India. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
- "Dolly Bindra approached for Nach Baliye!". Retrieved 04-12-2012.