Amar Upadhyay at FHM 100 Sexiest Men 2011 Party
1 August 1976|
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
|Occupation||Actor / Model|
Amar Upadhyay (born 1 August 1976) is an Indian television actor and model. The role which gave Amar his major breakthrough and is well known for, is his role of Mihir Virani, from the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus channel. He played the role of Dharam Kumar Suryavanshi in the long-running daily soap Saath Nibhana Saathiya. He was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2011.
In 1994, some of his photographs appeared in Stardust magazine, which led to Jaya Bachchan offering him the TV series Dekh Bhai Dekh. This was followed by numerous TV series like Arzoo, Suhana Safar, Tulsi and Aruna Irani's Mehndi Tere Naam Ki. Eventually, he became famous in 2000 with the mega TV daily soap, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000). In fact, when his character Mihir 'died' in 2001, it was followed by protest marches, the TV channel's head office was flooded with phone-calls and letters, eventually his character came back to life, and he is still recounted amongst TV superstars.
After his success in television, he ventured into film with Dahshat 2003, followed by a big launch, Dhund – The Fog (2003), along with Aditi Govitrikar, directed by Sham Ramsay, though later he also appeared in J.P. Dutta's war movie, LOC Kargil (2003), his film career did not turn out as expected.
In 2015, he entered Star Plus's popular long-running series Saath Nibhaana Saathiya as the parallel lead role of Dharam Suryavanshi opposite Tanya Sharma. He played Dharam's character till the ending of the show in 2017. He also starred as an antagonist in Ek Deewaana Tha.
|1993||Dekh Bhai Dekh||Sahil Diwan|
|2000–2002||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Mihir Virani|
|2002||Mehndi Tere Naam Ki||Akshat|
|2003–2005||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Rohit Sharma / Dev Malik (Raj)|
|2004–2005||Saathiya – Pyar Ka Naya Ehsaas||Kshitij Singhania|
|2005||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Advocate Mahesh Bajaj|
|2005||Kkusum||Dr. Abhinav Gautam|
|2008–2009||Chand Ke Paar Chalo||Arjun Oberoi|
|2009||Dhoop Mein Thandi Chaav...Maa||Shekhar|
|2009||Doli Saja Ke||Samar|
|2009||Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai||Advocate Dhananjay Singhania|
|2011||Bigg Boss 5||Contestant|
|2013||Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki||Contestant|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Mukesh Mehta|
|2015–2017||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya||Dharam Suryavanshi|
|2017–2018||Ek Deewaana Tha||Rajan Bedi|
|1998||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!||Ajay / Devdas|
|2003||Dhund: The Fog||Sameer|
|2003||Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji||Vishal|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Captain Vijayanth Thapar|
- "AMAR UPADHYAY Even today I'm called Mihir". Screen. 16 July 2004.
- Mishra, Abhimanyu (2017-02-06). "If we make good films, we can bring back the golden era of Gujarati films". Ahmedabad: The Times of India.
- Sahu, Deepika (21 August 2007). "Who's the biggest superstar on TV?". The Times of India.
- "Dead man walking: Amar Upadhyay". The Times of India. 13 July 2001.
- "Mystery in the mist: `Dhund – The Fog', a musical murder mystery." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 February 2003.
- "Playing safe with Amar Upadhyay". Rediff.com Movies. 15 March 2002.
- "Part Deux". The Indian Express. 9 December 2008.
- "Amar Upadhyay Bigg Boss Season 5". biggboss.in.com. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- Filmography Bollywood Hungama.