Apurva Agnihotri

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Apurva Agnihotri
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Apurva Agnihotri at Valhalla Chef's Table Night
Born (1972-12-02) 2 December 1972 (age 46)
Shilpa Saklani (m. 2004)

Apurva Agnihotri (born 2 December 1972) is an Indian actor known for his role as Rajiv in the film Pardes (1997), and Armaan Suri in the television show Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Agnihotri was born in Kanpur, India. He finished his schooling from Sheiling House, Kanpur and graduated from Bhavan's College, Mumbai. In 2004, he married his long-time girlfriend, actress Shilpa Saklani.[3][4]


Apurva Agnihotri debuted in the film Pardes, co-starring with Shahrukh Khan and directed by Subhash Ghai. The film was highly successful and garnered Agnihotri with the nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1997's Zee Cine Awards.

After several more film roles, he was offered the lead role in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, an Indian television serial. His work as Armaan Suri won him the Indian Telly Awards Best Actor Award for 2005.

He participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 7 on 15 September 2013 with his wife Shilpa Saklani. He was a patient and calm player and also shaved his hair off to make his team win a task. He was eliminated during the seventh week of the show. He went on to play roles in shows like Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara, Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh and Saubhagyalaxmi. In 2018, he joined Bepannaah as Rajveer Khanna.[5] He has also portrayed the role of Harry Somani in ALT Balaji's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain and Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Pardes Rajiv Debut Film
1999 Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin Ashok/Sunil
2000 Krodh Raj Verma
2001 Hum Ho Gaye Aapke Mohan Sachdev
Kasoor Amit
2002 Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai Vikram
2003 Dhund Kunal
2004 Lakeer Rony


Year Show Role
2003–06 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Armaan Suri
2005 Nach Baliye 1 Contestant
2006–07 Kaajjal Dev Pratap Singh
2008–09 Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi Dr. Shekhar Kapoor
2009 Pati Patni Aur Woh Contestant
2010 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Anmol Rajvansh
2012 Aasman Se Aage Dev Chopra
2012 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Guest
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Contestant
2014 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Vikram Dhanrajgir
2014–15 Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh Vikram Ahuja
2015 Power Couple Contestant
2016 Saubhagyalaxmi Samarth Ranawat
2018 Bepannaah Rajveer Khanna


Year Title Role Platform Notes
2018 Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Harry Somani ALT Balaji
2019 Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2


Year Award Category Show Reference
2005 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Male) Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin [6]


  1. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri: Like my life away from the limelight". Mid-day.
  2. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri wants to return to films". DNA.
  3. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri wishes wife Shilpa Saklani on their anniversary, shares a beautiful picture of their wedding!". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "These photos of Apurva and Shilpa Agnihotri will make you go awww!". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri is all set to enter Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda's Bepannaah". India Today.
  6. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2005 | Winners". Biz Asia.

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