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April 11, 1979|
New York City, New York, U.S.
(m. 2007; separated 2017)
Amit Tandon is an Indian singer, musician and television actor who started his career as a finalist in Indian Idol 1. He is known for playing the characters Prithvi Bose in Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai and Dr. Abhimanyu Modi in the television series Dill Mill Gayye.
Tandon came to India to participate in the country's first reality TV show and had made his way to the final round of Indian Idol 1. He was the second to be eliminated on 31 December 2004. He provided vocals for the Indian Idol 1 album and another album also featuring the Idol finalists titled Yaaron. After Idol, he was next seen as Prithvi in Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai alongside Iqbal Khan and Neha Bamb. Prithvi was a supporting character who later became an antagonist until he ended up dead in middle of the show. He was then cast in the role of Manthan, Karan and Tanya's son, in the serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. The show last aired on 6 November 2008. After Kyunki, his next show was the Zee TV drama, Saath Saath Banayenge Ek Aashiyaan. He played the role of an NRI, Abhay Singh.
After taking part in Indian Idol, Tandon took part in two more reality shows - Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar and Zara Nachke Dikha. He performed in the Indian telly awards 2009 with Sara Khan on twist (love Aaj Kal). He was also there on an episode of Laughter Ke Phatke. Since 15 January 2011, he is the host of the reality show Dadagiri Season 4 on UTV Bindass. His most notable role to date is Dr. Abhimanyu Modi in Dill Mill Gayye opposite Nikita Malhotra (portrayed by Shweta Gulati). He is also seen as Jimmy/Rahul in Jeannie Aur Juju.
In 2008, he released his debut solo album, Tanha - Lonely at Heart on Tips.
In 2007 he married Ruby Tandon who is from Vancouver, Canada and is currently a Mumbai-based dermatologist after meeting her on online social network. They have a daughter Jiyana. They separated in 2017.
Garv Indian Television Award 2018
|2005||Indian Idol 1||Sony BMG|
|2008||Tanha - Lonely at Heart||Tips|
- "Actor Amit Tandon confirms separation from wife Ruby, says infidelity not the reason". Hindustan Times. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Tanha - Lonely At Heart". tips.in. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "2018 - Garv Indian Television Honours". 31 August 2017.