Arjun Bijlani

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Arjun Bijlani
Arjun Bijlani at the launch of Saumya Shetty's resto bar - Hymus.jpg
Bijlani at the launch of bar - Hymus, 2016
Arjun Bijlani

(1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 36)[1]
Years active2004–present
Neha Swami (m. 2013)

Arjun Bijlani (born 31 October 1982) is an Indian television and film actor.[4] His first television show as a lead was in Balaji Telefilms' youth show, Kartika on Hungama TV.

He then appeared in other well known shows including Left Right Left, Miley Jab Hum Tum,[5] Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Naagin and Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil. He participated in the dance reality shows Box Cricket League (2014) & Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 (2016).

In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with the film, Direct Ishq. Currently playing the role of Deep Raj Singh/Deep Raichand in the serial Ishq Mein Marjawan & is hosting Dance Deewane on Colors.

Life and family[edit]

Arjun Bijlani was born on 31 October 1982 in a Sindhi Hindu family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[6] He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and his college from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.[7] At the age of nineteen, he lost his father Sudarshan Bijlani.[8] He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Neha Swami in May 2013.[9] In 2015, they became parents to a baby boy. They named their son as Ayaan Bijlani.[10]


Bijlani started his television career in 2004 with Balaji Telefilms' youth based television series Kartika opposite Jennifer Winget.[11] He played the lead role of Ankush, Kartika's love interest.[11] In 2005, Bijlani appeared yet again in a youth television series Remix.[11] He portrayed the role of Vikram, a supporting character.[11] Bijlani had his first noticeable work with the action based television drama Left Right Left.[12] In this show he played the role of Cadet Alekh Sharma.[13]

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.[14] In 2008, he featured in the romantic youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum alongside Rati Pandey, Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal.[15] He played Mayank Sharma, a nerd who falls for a fun-loving girl.[16] The show ended on 19 November 2010.[17] 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.

In 2012, Bijlani hosted UTV Bindass's reality talk show Dell Inspiron Road Diaries.[18] 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.[19] 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 Manav waiting for his friend's operation in a hospital lobby, who starts a weird conversation with Aadi, a stranger about life and death.[20]

In his next short film, Caught In The Web he played the role of Karan, a casanova always cheating on the net.[21] He next appeared in the television series Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar opposite Aneri Vajani.[22] He played the role of Dev, a police inspector.[22] 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.[23] 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.[24][25] In March 2015, he entered in Balaji Telefilms' romantic television drama series Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi alongside Radhika Madan and Shakti Arora.[26] He played the role of Shikhar Mehra, a casanova lawyer, yet a positive guy who falls for Ishani.[27] However, he quit the show in August 2015 for Naagin.[28]

In September 2015, he signed for another thriller show of Balaji Telefilms, Naagin opposite Mouni Roy.[29] In the show, he portrayed a suave and ambitious tycoon, Ritik R aheja, 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 Shivanya.[30] The show received high TRPs and it ended on 5 June 2016.[31] In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Baba Motion Pictures' Direct Ishq, co-starring with Rajneesh Duggal and Nidhi Subbaiah.[32] He played the role of Kabir Bajpai, a good boy from a rich family.[33][34][35] Since July 2016, Bijlani was participating in the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but later got eliminated along with Surveen Chawla.[36] 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.[37] He also did an appearance in Naagin (2015 TV series) for only the first episode.[38] In November 2016, he started acting in the show Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, as Raghav Mehra, opposite Drashti Dhami.[39] The show ended on 30 June 2017.[40]

Since, September 2017, Bijlani is appearing as the male protagonist, Deep Raichand/Deep Raj Singh, on Colors TV thriller show Ishq Mein Marjawan, where he is seen playing a grey shaded character. [41] He is also seen anchoring the Dance Reality show Dance Deewane, which started from 2nd June, and airs on the weekend Sat-Sun 9pm slot on Colors TV and now it ended.[42]


Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2012 Full Phukre Sukkha Short film [43]
2013 I Guess Manav Short film [20]
2013 Caught In The Web Karan Short film [21]
2016 Direct Ishq Kabeer Bajpai Bollywood debut [44]



Year Show Role Channel Ref(s)
2004 Kartika Ankush Hungama TV [11]
2005–2006 Remix Vikram Star One [11]
2006–2007 Left Right Left Aalekh Sharma SAB TV [45]
2008–2009 Mohe Rang De Sanjay Colors TV [46]
2008–2010 Miley Jab Hum Tum Mayank Sharma Star One [43]
2011 Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna Chandrakant Bhosle Imagine TV [11]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu Star Plus [19]
2013 Kaali - Ek Punar Avatar Dev [22]
Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar Aditya Khanna SAB TV [47]
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Varun Bindass [25]
2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Shikhar Mehra Colors TV [48]
2015–2016 Naagin Ritik Singh/Sangram Singh [49]
2016 Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se Arhaan [50]
2016; 2017 Naagin 2 Ritik Singh [51]
2016–2017 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Raghav Mehra Star Plus [52]
2017–present Ishq Mein Marjawan Deep Raj Singh/Raj Colors TV

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Ref(s)
2012 Road Dairies Host Bindass [53]
2014-2015 Box Cricket League Contestant Sony TV [54]
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant &TV [55]
2016 Box Cricket League - Season 2 Contestant Colors TV [56]
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Guest [57]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant [58]

Special appearances[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Ref(s)
2013 Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman Himself SAB TV [11]
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV [59]
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao [60]


Year Show Co-Host Channel Ref(s)
2010 ITA 2010 Red Carpet Rati Pandey Star Plus [61]
2013 Star Parivaar Awards Red Carpet Sargun Mehta Star Plus [62]
2016 IIFA Green Carpet Mukti Mohan Colors TV [63]
2017 Star Parivaar Awards Karan Patel Star Plus [64]
2017 IIFA Green Carpet Karan Wahi Colors TV [65]
2018 Dance Deewane - Colors TV [66]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2006 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face (Male) Left Right Left Nominated
2007 Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) Nominated
2010 Lions Gold Awards Fresh Face Of The Year (Male) Miley Jab Hum Tum Won
Kalakar Awards Best Actor Male Won
2016 Golden Petal Awards Best Actor (Male) Naagin Nominated
Favourite Jodi Nominated
Gold Awards Best Actor Critics Won [67][68]
2017 Best Actor In A Lead Role (Popular) Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Male) Nominated
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor In A Negative Role Ishq Mein Marjawan Won [69]


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