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 45)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor (Films, TV)
Spouse(s) Shilpa Sakhlani (2004–present)

Apurva Agnihotri (born 2 December 1972) is an Indian actor, known for his role in hit show Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin[1][2][3] and his debut film Pardes.

Personal life[edit]

Agnihotri was born in Kolkata, India. He did his schooling from South Point School (India) in Kolkata.He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bhavan's College, Andheri, Mumbai in 1993. He married Shilpa Sakhlani in 2004.

Apurva Agnihotri is among the 44 people who have tested positive for drugs at the Juhu rave party that was raided by the Mumbai police on 20 May 2012


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.[citation needed] Apurva along with his wife are participants of reality show Big Boss season 7 which has been aired on Colors from 15th Sept 2013. In the starting episode, Apurva has been sent to Jahannum('Hell') while his wife was assigned Jannat ('Heaven').

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.[4]

He joined the show Bigg Boss 7 on 15 September 2013 with his wife Shilpa Sakhlani. He was a patient and calm player and also shaved his hair off to make his team win a task. He was voted out by the audience on the 7th week of the show (2 November 2013).



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Pardes Rajiv Debut Film
Nominated - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male
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

TV Series/Reality Shows[edit]


  1. ^ "Jassi weds Armaan". The Hindu.com. 2005-08-11. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri in Bidaai". Indian Express. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Apurva Agnihotri wants to return to films". DNA India.com. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ Seth, Kkomal. "Indian Telly Awards On 27th November he is playing good2005". EVENTS. indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Bigg Boss 7' complete list of contestants". Indian Express. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Expected Bigg Boss 7 contestant list revealed!". The Times of India. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 

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