Anuj Sachdeva

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Anuj Sachdeva
Born (1984-10-05) 5 October 1984 (age 34)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2005–present
Known for
Notable work

Anuj Sachdeva (born 5 October 1984) is an Indian actor who has done films such as the critically acclaimed Hawaa Hawaai; a romantic comedy, Love Shagun and two super hit Punjabi films; Haani and Police in Pollywood. His most popular ads are Nivea, Raymonds, Samsung, MRF, Gillette, Fiama Di Wills and many more. Sachdeva has been part of the long-running soap Sabki Laadli Bebo, romance dramas Chhanchhan and Itti Si Khushi. Recently, he was seen in a character as Sahil Sengupta in Colors popular show Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur.

Personal life[edit]

Anuj Sachdeva was born in Delhi.[1] Before his acting career took off, Sachdeva was working with his father in his business of manufacturing shoes.[2] He is a qualified shoe designer as well. He began his modeling and acting career on his father's insistence.[1]

Sachdeva is trained in martial arts for nine years and has a brown belt in Taekwondo.

Sachdeva, who idolises Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan has also done a course in method acting from Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[3]

He has learnt the Hip hop style of dance. He has a keen ear for music and plays the Bongo drum.

He loves animals and is actively involved in the welfare of stray animals.

Career[edit]

Sachdeva appeared on Season 3 of the reality show MTV Roadies and was a huge hit with the female audience. Raghu Ram during the Delhi auditions also described him as a "chick magnet". After enjoying a huge fan following during the Roadies days, he formally began his acting career with a cameo in a 2007 Hindi film Delhii Heights.[1]

He enrolled himself for the Grasim Mr. India pageant. Sachdeva was bestowed with trophies of Mr. Photogenic and Best Talent. His modelling career took off from here on and he appeared in many commercials and has worked alongside Bollywood actors Anushka Sharma,[2] Deepika Padukone, Esha Gupta, Saiyami Kher and Sunny Leone.

Sachdeva debuted on television with Star Plus' Sabki Laadli Bebo.[1] He later appeared in Zee TV's Phir Subah Hogi where he played the role of Thakur Aditya Singh, the male protagonist with a feisty attitude.[4] Sachdeva quit the show later that year expressing dislike for the script.[citation needed] He then moved to New York for a few months to pursue a course in Method Acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.[5] Sachdeva joined Sony TV's Chhanchhan in 2013 as a replacement for Farhan Khan. Sachdeva was signed on by Rajan Shahi as the male protagonist of his show Itti Si Khushi on Sony TV. He was then seen as Sahil Sengupta in Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur on Colors TV.

Sachdeva appeared on an episode of Amitabh Bachchan-hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati alongside his Itti Si Khushi co-star Smriti Kalra.

Sachdeva has also been a successful model in Dubai, UAE and has endorsed brands such as, Emirates NBD, Emirates (airline) and Dubai Shopping Festival.[citation needed]

Sachdeva has been a part of several music videos.

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2005–2006 MTV Roadies 3 Self MTV India
2009–2011 Sabki Laadli Bebo Amrit Malhotra Star Plus
2012 Phir Subah Hogi Thakur Aditya Singh Zee TV
2013 Chhanchhan Manav Borisagar Sony TV
2014–2015 Itti Si Khushi Aman Goyal Sony TV [6]
2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Sahil Sen Gupta Colors TV
2018 Laal Ishq Bijua and nikhil &TV Episode 22 & 39
2019 Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna Vyom Malhotra Star Plus [7]
2019 Nach Baliye 9 Contestant Star Plus with Urvashi Dholakia[8]

Films[edit]

Web Series

  • Bin Bulaye Mehmaan
  • The Reunion as Dev

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chugh, Naveen Kumarnawang (3 August 2012). "Rolling on". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ "The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute". www.methodactingstrasberg.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ Naval-Shetye, Aakanksha (14 April 2012). "Anuj Sachdeva bags Phir Subah Hogi". Mumbai: DNA. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ "The big screen debut - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Anuj Sachdeva: I'm looking for my soulmate - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna: Shrenu Parikh to Zain Imam, the per-episode salary of the actors will leave you surprised!". Catch News. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Nach Baliye 9: Yes, Urvashi Dholakia Will Tango With Ex-Boyfriend. Salman Khan To Reveal Her Dance Partner Soon". NDTV.com. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  8. ^ "'Love Shagun' cast and crew shoot for a song at Madh Island". mid-day. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Love Shagun Actor Anuj Sachdeva Says, "I will not show my butt for a movie."". Desimartini. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.