Arjun Bijlani

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Arjun Bijlani
Arjun Bijlani in 2019.jpg
Bijlani at the launch of Pearl V Puri's song, 2019
Born (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 38)[1]
Bombay
(Present day: Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2004–Present
Notable work
Spouse(s)
Neha Swami
(m. 2013)
[2]
Children1[3]

Arjun Bijlani (born on 31 October 1982) is an Indian television and film actor.[4] He is the recipient of several accolades such as three Gold Awards, and has established himself perfectly in Hindi television industry.[5][6]

Bijlani made his television debut with Ekta Kapoor's production Kartika on Hungama TV.[7] Subsequently he proved himself as a strong leading star with his appearances in various well known shows like Left Right Left, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Naagin, Kavach, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil and Ishq Mein Marjawan.[8][9] On the non-fictional front, he participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and hosted first two seasons of Dance Deewane.[10] Bijlani's first Bollywood film Direct Ishq was released in 2016, and he debuted into digital world in 2020 with web series State of Seize: 26/11 on ZEE5.[11]

Life and family[edit]

Bijlani was born on 31 October 1982 in a Sindhi family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[12] He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and his college from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.[13] He also has a younger brother, Niranjan Bijlani and a sister, Rohini. At the age of nineteen, he lost his father Sudarshan Bijlani.[14] He married his longtime girlfriend, Neha Swami on 20 May 2013.[15] On 21 January 2015, they became parents to a baby boy whom they named Ayaan Bijlani.[16]

Career[edit]

Bijlani started his television career in 2004 with Balaji Telefilms' youth-based television series Kartika opposite Jennifer Winget.[17] He played the lead role of Ankush, Kartika's love interest.[17] In 2005, Bijlani appeared yet again in a youth television series Remix.[17] He portrayed the role of Vikram, a supporting character.[17] Bijlani had his first noticeable work with the action based television drama Left Right Left.[18] In this show, he played the role of Cadet Aalekh Sharma.[19]

In 2008, he took a break from Left Right Left and signed Deepti Bhatnagar's period drama Mohe Rang De, where he played the role of Sanjay, a rich fun-loving guy.[20] In 2008, he featured in the romantic youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum alongside Rati Pandey, Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal.[21] He played Mayank Sharma, a nerd who falls for a fun-loving girl. This was his first show as a leading actor which received high TRPs.[22] The show ended on 19 November 2010.[23] His next television venture was NDTV Imagine's show Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna alongside Bhavna Khatri. He played the role of Chandrakant Bhosale in the show.

Arjun Bijlani in 2012

In 2012, Bijlani hosted UTV Bindass's reality talk show Dell Inspiron Road Diaries.[24] In 2012, he also acted in Magic Lantern's telefilm in Teri Meri Love Stories on Star Plus opposite Neha Janpandit where he played the role of Raghu, an uncultured guy.[25] In the same year he did a short film, named Full Phukre. In 2013, Bijlani worked in two short films; I Guess and Caught in the Web. In the film I Guess, he played the role of a man named Manav waiting for his friend's operation in a hospital lobby, who starts a weird conversation with a stranger named Aadi about life and death.[26]

In his next short film, Caught in the Web, he played the role of Karan, a casanova always cheating on the net.[27] He next appeared in the television series Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar opposite Aneri Vajani.[28] He played the role of Dev, a police inspector. His next appearance in 2013 was in the series

Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman. His final appearance of 2013 was in the comedy based cookery drama Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar on SAB TV, where he played the role of Aditya Khanna opposite Shweta Gulati.[29] In 2014, he also played in Box Cricket League.

In 2014, Bijlani featured in an episode of UTV Bindass's Yeh Hai Aashiqui named "This or That?" alongside Perneet Chauhan and Rucha Gujarathi.[30][31] In March 2015, he entered in Balaji Telefilms' romantic television drama series Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi alongside Radhika Madan and Shakti Arora.[32] He played the role of Shikhar Mehra, a casanova lawyer, yet a positive guy who falls for Ishani.[33] However, he quitted the show in August 2015 for Naagin.[34]

In September 2015, he signed for another thriller show of Balaji Telefilms, Naagin, opposite Mouni Roy. The show aired on Colors TV.[35] In the show, he portrayed a suave and ambitious tycoon, Ritik Singh, who believes that love and religion are distractions, as they make you weak, but his beliefs are challenged when he comes face-to-face with Roy's character Shivanya. The show proved to be a turning point in his career.[36] The show received high TRPs and it ended on 5th June 2016.[37] In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Baba Motion Pictures' Direct Ishq, co-starring with Rajneesh Duggal and Nidhi Subbaiah.[38] He played the role of Kabir Bajpai, a good boy from a rich family but the film failed at box office.[39][40][41] Since July 2016, Bijlani was participating in the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, but later got eliminated along with Surveen Chawla[42]

In August 2016, he entered the Colors TV's show Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se starring Mona Singh and Vivek Dahiya wherein he played a genie.[43] He also did an appearance in Naagin (Season 2) for seven episodes.[44] In November 2016, he played Raghav Mehra in Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, opposite Drashti Dhami.[45] The show ended on 30th June 2017 due to low TRP's.[46]

In September 2017, Bijlani signed Beyond Dreams Entertainment show Ishq Mein Marjawan which aired on Colors TV as Deep Raj Singh. The show received good TRPs and ended in June 2019.[47] In 2018, he anchored the dance reality show Dance Deewane.[48] In 2019, Bijlani hosted Colors TV's cooking reality show, Kitchen Champion and also did appearance in Naagin 3 for four episodes.

In 2019, he anchored Dance Deewane 2 aired on Colors TV. In January 2020, he appeared in a music video named Kehndi Haan Kehndi Naa produced by VYRL Originals alongside Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar. In March 2020, he made his digital debut with State of Siege: 26/11 produced by Contiloe Pictures and Distributed by Zee5. He played the role of Major Nikhil Manikrishnan which was inspired by the character of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The same year, he appeared in another music video named Ishq Tanha produced by Inde Music Label starring alongside Reem Shaikh.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Full Phukre Sukkha Short film
2013 I Guess Manav Short film
2013 Caught in the Web Karan Short film
2016 Direct Ishq Kabeer Bajpai Bollywood debut

Television[edit]

Year Name Role Notes Ref(s)
2004 Kartika Ankush Debut Show [17]
2005–06 Remix Vikram [17]
2006–08 Left Right Left Cadet Aalekh Sharma [49]
2008–09 Mohe Rang De Sanjay [50]
2008 Jeevan Saathi Guest (as Sanjay) Special appearance
Rahe Tera Aashirwaad
2008–10 Miley Jab Hum Tum Mayank Sharma [51]
2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Guest (as Mayank) To promote Miley Jab Hum Tum
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Special appearance
Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
2009 Dill Mill Gayye
2010 Rang Badalti Odhani
Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
2011 Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna Chandrakant Bhosle [17]
2012 Road Diaries Host [52]
Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu Episodic [25]
2013 Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman Himself Guest [17]
Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar Dev [28]
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Varun Episodic [53]
Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar Aditya Khanna
2014–15 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant Player in Ahmadabad Express [54]
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah [55]
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Shikhar Mehra [56]
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Along with Mouni Roy [57]
2015–16 Naagin 1: Mohabbat Aur Inteqaam Ki Dastaan Ritik Singh/Ritik Raheja and Sangram Singh [58]
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant Captain of Mumbai Tigers [59]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Guest Along with Surbhi Jyoti [60]
Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Along with Karishma Tanna & Salman Yusuff Khan [61]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant Eliminated Week 8 [62]
Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se Genie Arhaan Raisingh Extended guest role [63]
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Guest (as Raghav) To promote Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil
Ishqbaaz
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
2016, 2017 Naagin 2 Ritik Singh Cameo (Episode 1, 7, 59 and 75) [64]
2016–17 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Raghav Mehra [65]
2017 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Guest (as Raghav) Dance performance
2017–19 Ishq Mein Marjawan Deep Raj Singh and Raj Deep Singh [66]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Guest (as Deep) Special appearance
2017, 2018 Tu Aashiqui
2018 Dance Deewane Host [67]
2019 Naagin 3 Ritik Singh Extended cameo (Episode 100, 101, 102 and 103) [68]
Kitchen Champion 5 Host [citation needed]
Dance Deewane 2 [69]
Udaan Sapnon Ki Deep Raj Singh Guest
Rising Star 3 for Dance Deewane Promotions
Khatra Khatra Khatra Along with Karishma Tanna
Bigg Boss 13 Guest For new year party
2021–present Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 dagger Contestant Upcoming reality show

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Ref.
2020 State of Siege: 26/11 Major Nikhil Manikrishnan Zee5

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Co-Actor Label Ref.
2020 Kehndi Haan Kehndi Naa Sukriti Kakar, Prakriti Kakar VYRL Originals
Ishq Tanha Reem Shaikh Inde Music Label
2021 Mohabbat Phir Ho Jaayegi Adaa Khan Majestic Horse Music
Tum Bewafa Ho Nia Sharma DRJ Records

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Show Reference
2010 Lions Gold Awards Best Fresh New Face (Male) Miley Jab Hum Tum
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor (Critics) Naagin
2018 Best Actor in a Negative Role Ishq Mein Marjawan
2019 Gold Awards Best Host Dance Deewane/Kitchen Champion
Best Hair (Male) N/A
Digital Entertainment Awards Best Host Dance Deewane
Lions Gold Awards
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Man of Substance N/A
Dadasaheb Phalke Icon Awards Films Best TV Icon (Male) N/A

See also[edit]

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