Akashdeep Saigal

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Akashdeep Saigal
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Born (1974-10-29) 29 October 1974 (age 44)
Other namesSky
OccupationModel, Actor
Years active1997–present

Akashdeep Saigal (born 29 October 1974) is an Indian model and a television actor. He is known for playing the role of Ansh Gujral on serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus.[1] He was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Saigal's father and older brother are lawyers. He also has a sister, Madhu Bhatia who lives in Dubai. During his modeling days he dated Madhu Sapre for 6 months, choreographer - director Farah Khan for 2 years and Shazahn Padamsee for 3 years. He took the alias 'Sky' as it is how his close friends address him.


Akash won the Gladrags Manhunt Contestant, supermodel of the year in 1998. The same year he appeared on the 1998 music video for Shweta Shetty's Deewane to Deewane Hain. He started his acting career with the film Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999). He made his debut on small screen with the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus.[2] He had participated in the first season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance competition on Sony Entertainment Television channel.[3]

In 2009, he has played the role of the villain in Tamil blockbuster hit Ayan.



Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2004–08 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Ansh Virani / Ansh Gujral / Eklavya Virani Star Plus Negative Role
2005 Kkusum Trishul Kapoor Sony TV
Time Bomb 9/11 Usmaan Bin Laden Zee TV
2006 Fear Factor India Contestant Sony TV Eliminated
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1
2007–08 Kuchh Is Tara Ranbir Nanda Lead Role
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Kans 9X Supporting Role
Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant Star Plus Eliminated
Comedy Circus Sony TV
Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket 9X
2009 Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Sony TV
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
2011–12 Bigg Boss 5 Colors TV Finalist
2017 Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Peer Muhammad Life OK Negative Role


  1. ^ Dare to play devil?, Mumbai Mirror Archived 3 September 2012 at Archive.today. Mumbaimirror.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.
  2. ^ Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (16 December 2004). "Ansh... Knocked Off". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 May 2005. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (6 September 2004). "A finger in every pie". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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