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Gautam Gulati
Gautam Gulati at the screening of ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’.jpg
Gulati at the screening of Shubh Mangal Savdhan
Born (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 32)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, host, model
Years active2008–Present
Home townDelhi, India

Gautam Gulati (born 27 November 1987) is an Indian film and TV actor known for his comical role in Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and Diya Aur Baati Hum. In 2014, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 8[1] and emerged as the winner.[2]

He appeared in Rakesh Mehta's short film Darpok, which was screened at the 67th Cannes Film Festival,[3] and in Siddhartha-The Buddha where he played the role of Devadutta.[3] He played Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri in Mohammad Azharuddin's biopic Azhar.[4] His last project was Behen Hogi Teri, where he played the role of Rahul. In 2019 he portrayed the role of a RAW Agent in Operation Cobra, a web series on Eros Now.

Early life[edit]

Gulati was born on 27 November 1987 and he hails from Delhi.[5][3][6]

Career[edit]

Gulati started his acting career in television with the 2008 series Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki where he played Duryodhana.[7] He later played one of the supporting roles in Zee TV's Kasamh Se and played Varun which was by Ekta Kapoor.[8] Later in the same year he played Tejj in Star Plus show Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna.[9]

In 2010 he was selected to play a gay character Shaurya Khanna in Star One's Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.[10] From 2011 to 2014, he played Vikram Rathi in Star Plus' longest running show Diya Aur Baati Hum. In September 2014, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss in its eighth season as a celebrity contestant.[11] He survived for 19 weeks until he emerged as the winner.[12][13]

In 2015, Gulati hosted a show named MTV Big F.[14] He later made his entry in Bollywood with the film Azhar which released in April 2016.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki[16] Duryodhana
2008–09 Kasamh Se Varun Sahil Bali
2008–10 Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi Sajna [9] Teji
2010–11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani [9] Shauraya Khanna
2010 CID (Indian TV series) Abhimanyu (Suspect)
2011–14 Diya Aur Baati Hum[17] Vikram Arun Rathi
2014–15 Bigg Boss 8[18] Contestant/Winner
2015 Farah Ki Dawat[19] Guest
MTV Big F[20] Host
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded[21] Teen ka Tadka with Mohit Malik
2020 Bigg Boss 13 For a special task
2020 Mujhse Shaadi Karoge Host

Web series[edit]

Year Series Role Platform
2019 Operation Cobra Karan Singh (RAW Agent) Eros Now

Films[edit]

Year Show Role
2014 Darpok [3] Jogi
Siddhartha-The Buddha [3] Devadutta
2016 Azhar Ravi Shastri
2017 Behen Hogi Teri Rahul
2020 Radhe TBA[22]
2020 Virgin Bhanupriya TBA
Music videos
Title Year Role(s) Performer(s) Album Ref.
"Teddy Bear" 2015 unknown Kanika Kapoor, Ikka Singh The Big Indian Wedding

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result
2014 13th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Comedy) Diya Aur Baati Hum Nominated[23]
2015 8th Boroplus Gold Awards Most Fit Male Actor Bigg Boss 8 Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Most stylish Male in reality series Won[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss winners 'Lost and Found'".
  2. ^ "Gautam Gulati is a TV actor who appears on Diya aur Baati Hum. This maybe his ticket to stardom". Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Gautam Gulati Turns 27, Rare and Unseen Photos". IBTIMES. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Gautam Gulati set to play Ravi Shastri". Zee News. 5 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Gautam Gulati - Official Twitter handle". Twitter. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ "10 drool-worthy photos of birthday boy Gautam Gulati". 27 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Watch: Gautam Gulati's Duryodhan act can put Puneet Issar to shame". 12 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Was never offered MS Dhoni's biopic, says Gautam Gulati". The Economic Times. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Gautam Gulati's Bollywood Debut will be a Hit, Say Fans". IB Times. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Actors who played gay characters on TV". The Times of India. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Gautam Gulati to enter Bigg Boss, Karan Goddwani replaces him in 'Diya Aur Baati Hum'". 8 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Gautam Gulati wins Bigg Boss 8, beats Karishma in the finale". 31 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Gautam: I regret going into the bathroom with Diandra in Bigg Boss". 1 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Bigg Boss winner Gautam Gulati is back with Big F". India.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati to play cricketer-turned-commentator in Azhar". 28 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Watch: Gautam Gulati's Duryodhan act can put Puneet Issar to shame". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Gautam Gulati to enter Bigg Boss, Karan Goddwani replaces him in 'Diya Aur Baati Hum'". DNA. 8 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Bigg Boss 8 Day 5: Praneet turns dominant, fights with Gautam Gulati". The Times of India. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Alia Bhatt, Gautam Gulati appears in 'Farah Ki Daawat'". Dainik Jagran.
  20. ^ "Gautam Gulati to debut as a host | TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  21. ^ Team, DNA Web (22 September 2015). "Not a wild card entry: Gautam Gulati on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded' appearance!". DNA. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Gautam Gulati on Salman Khan's Radhe: Can't thank God enough for this opportunity". The Indian Express. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  23. ^ "13th Indian Telly Awards: Vote Appeal from Gautam and Naveen for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Comedy) category". 6 September 2014.
  24. ^ "ITA Awards 2015 Complete Winners List: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Meri Aashiqui., Saathiya Shine". Oneindia. 7 September 2015.

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