Hiten Tejwani

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Hiten Tejwani
Hiten tejwani pavitra rishta.jpg
Hiten Tejwani on the sets of Pavitra Rishta.
Born (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 45)
OccupationModel, Actor
Years active2000–present
Known forHis Portrayal in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kutumb & Pavitra Rishta
Home townMumbai, India
Spouse(s)Gauri Pradhan Tejwani (2004–present)
ChildrenNevaan (Son) (b. 2009)
Katya (Daughter) (b. 2009)
Parent(s)Jethanand Bhojraj (father)
Asha Tejwani (mother)

Hiten Tejwani is an Indian television actor from Mumbai, India, known for his portrayal in serials such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kutumb and Pavitra Rishta. In 2017, he was a contestant on Bigg Boss.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tejwani with wife Gauri Pradhan at an event.

Hiten Tejwani was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to a Sindhi family.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hiten Tejwani is married to his co-star Gauri Pradhan Tejwani from Kutumb and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi since 29 April 2004. Hiten and Gauri became parents to twins, son Nevaan and daughter Katya on 11 November 2009.[3]

In an interview, he revealed that he had been married once before, but went through a painful divorce in 2001.[4]


Television 2000–present[edit]

Tejwani played a role in Ekta Kapoor's serial Ghar Ek Mandir, which was aired on Sony TV. This was followed by appearances in Kapoor's soaps Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii on Metro Gold, Kaahin Kissii Roz on Star Plus, and Kutumb on Sony TV with Gauri Pradhan.[5] He appeared again with Pradhan in the second season of Kutumb, and Kapoor took the same couple in her show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.[6] When Kutumb ended, he was offered the role of Mihir Virani in Kapoor's series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. In 2009, he and his wife also made a short cameo in the Star Plus show Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan.[7] In 2006, Tejwani along with his wife Gauri participated in the second season of Nach Baliye and returned to host Season 4 in 2008.[8]

In 2009 and 2010, he also played small or supporting roles in the shows Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family and Kitani Mohabbat Hai on Imagine TV, Palampur Express on Sony TV, Choti Bahu on Zee TV and Rang Badalti Odhani on STAR One.[9]

In 2011 he appeared in Mukti Bandhan as Vicky Oberoi, where he played the antagonist.[10] Later that year, he was cast again by Kapoor as the lead actor of Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV.[11] Tejwani was nominated for Best Actor in Lead Role at Zee Rishtey Awards, The Global Indian Film and TV Honours, 5th Boroplus Gold Awards, 11th Indian Telly Awards and 12th Indian Television Academy Awards.[citation needed] He also made a cameo appearance in Kapoor's Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, in the role of Jatin Chopra.[12] He appeared in the Sri Lankan television series Pooja, playing the role of a doctor.

In 2013, he appeared in Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki as Murli.[13] He later played Nitin in Colors TV's Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi.[14] In 2015, Tejwani played the role of Dr. Anant in Balika Vadhu.[15] and also played Niranjan in Gangaa from 2015 to 2017.

In 2017, Tejwani was a celebrity contestant in the eleventh season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Bigg Boss, which premiered on 1 October. He survived for 11 weeks until he got evicted on 17 December (Day 77).[16][17] In 2018, he appeared in Colors TV's show Tantra where he plays a role of Inspector Bharat Singh Rathore.[18] In 2019, he is portraying Viraj Roy in &TV's Daayan.[19] As of February 2019, he was a contestant on Kitchen Champion with his wife Gauri Pradhan.[20]


Film roles
Year Movie Role Language
1999 Vaastav: The Reality a goon (Uncredited) Hindi
2003 Joggers Park Akash Hindi & English
2004 Krishna Cottage Akshay Hindi
2007 Anwar Udit Hindi
2014 Entertainment Cameo Hindi [21]
2015 Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Jhumroo Hindi
2016 Love Games Gaurav Asthana Hindi
2016 Shorgul Saleem Hindi
2016 Saansein C.K. Bir Hindi
2019 Kalank Ahmed Hindi [22]
Television roles
Year Serial Role Channel
2000–2001 Ghar Ek Mandir Gautam Sony TV
2000–2001 Kutumb Pratham Mittal Sony TV
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Praveen Star Plus
2001–2002 Kaahin Kissii Roz Nakul Sikand [23] Star Plus
2001–2005 Kkusum Vishal Sony TV
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Naitesh Sony TV
2003 Miit Akash Zee TV
2004 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Samay Punj Sony TV
Kesar Abhi Star Plus
2004–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Karan Mihir Virani Star Plus
2005 Jodi Kamaal Ki Contestant Star One
Kavyanjali Yug Star Plus
Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai Nishant Saxena Sony TV
2006 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Anupam Bhattacharya Star Plus
Kahiin To Hoga Pratham
Nach Baliye 2 Himself with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani STAR One
2007 Koffee With Karan (season 2) Himeself Star Plus
2007–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Anurag Basu [24] Star Plus
2008 Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family Ronit Imagine TV
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Karna 9X
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? Guest Contestant Star Plus
Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Self with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani and Nandini Singh Sony TV
Left Right Left Colonel Abhay Verma SAB TV
Nach Baliye 4 Host Star Plus
2008–2010 Chotti Bahu Shantanu Purohit [25] Zee TV
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Karan Singh NDTV Imagine
Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Ranvir Star Plus
Palampur Express Dev Sony TV
2010 Rang Badalti Odhani Anand Mittal [26] STAR One
2011–2014 Pavitra Rishta Manav Deshmukh [27] Zee TV
2012 Savdhaan India Host Life OK
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Jatin Chopra [28] Sony TV
2014–2015 Hamari Sister Didi Dr. Avinash Kapoor Sony Pal
2014–2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Nitin Joshi Colors TV
2015 Rishton Ka Mela Rahul Zee TV
2015–2016 Balika Vadhu Dr. Anant Colors TV
2015–2017 Gangaa Niranjan Chaturvedi [29] & TV
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Sushant &TV
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Self (celebrity housemate)[30] Colors TV
Entertainment Ki Raat (Season 1; Episode 12) Self (celebrity guest) Colors TV
2018–2019 Tantra Inspector Bharat Singh Rathore Colors TV
2019 Kitchen Champion 5 Himself (along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani) Colors TV
Daayan Viraj Roy &TV
Webseries roles
Year Name Role Platform
2018 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Cameo ALT Balaji
2019 The Investigation[31] ACP Officer Eros Now


  1. ^ "BIGG BOSS 11: 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' actor Hiten Tejwani last entry for the show". ABP Live. 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Hiten Tejwani's Bombay duck curry". Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ Shah, Kunal M (5 June 2009). "Gauri is four months pregnant". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Did you know Bigg Boss 11 contestant Hiten Tejwani's first marriage lasted only a year?". India Today. 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 11: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi actor Hiten Tejwani enters house, wife Gauri Pradhan's there too". Hindustan Times. 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi turns 17 years-old; here's how Tulsi, Mihir and other actors look now". Times of India. 3 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Hiten Tejwani sheds his chocolate-boy image in his latest photoshoot". Times of India. 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Gauri-Hiten to host 'Nach Baliye-4'". Zee News. 23 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Hiten relives his childhood". Hindustan Times. 17 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Hiten Tejwani enters Mukti Bandhan". Yahoo. 12 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Hiten Tejwan to replace Sushant Singh Rajput in 'Pavitra Rishta'". 4 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Hiten Tejwani to enter Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada!". 31 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Hiten Tejwani does Akshay Kumar from 'Oh My God'". 20 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Excited to join wife Gauri on 'Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi': Hiten Tejwani". 31 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Hiten Tejwani to enter Balika Vadhu; to play a 'doctor with a difference'". 27 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Bigg Boss 11 contestant Hiten Tejwani before entering the show: I plan to learn cooking in the house". The Indian Express. 3 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Bigg Boss 11 written update, December 17, 2017: Housemates evict Hiten Tejwani, save Priyank Sharma". 18 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Hiten Tejwani turns cop for Colors' Tantra". 15 April 2017.
  19. ^ "It's an interesting character: Hiten Tejwani on his role in Daayan". 15 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Gauri Pradhan reveals husband Hiten Tejwani's kitchen secret". 15 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Hiten Tejwani to star in 'It's Entertainment' with Akshay Kumar". News18. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013.
  22. ^ "Hiten Tejwani to feature with Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur in Kalank". Mumbai Mirror. 21 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Romancing for Real". The Telegraph. 25 December 2004.
  24. ^ "Kasauti's fate hangs in balance!". Hindustan Times. 27 February 2008.
  25. ^ "Hiten enters Chhoti Bahu". Times of India. 14 March 2010.
  26. ^ "Hiten Tejwani: Khanak's New Man on Rang Badalti Odhani?". Urban Asian. 5 February 2011.
  27. ^ "Hiten Tejwan to replace Sushant Singh Rajput in 'Pavitra Rishta'". DNA India. 4 November 2011.
  28. ^ "Hiten Tejwani re-enters Kya Huaa Tera Vaada!". Times of India. 20 December 2012.
  29. ^ "Hiten Tejwani's Journey in 'Gangaa' Ends". India West. 12 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Bigg Boss 11 evicted contestant Hiten Tejwani: Being a strong player led to my elimination". Indian Express. 18 December 2017.
  31. ^ https://www.televisionpost.com/eros-now-quickie-to-premiere-new-short-form-series-the-investigation-on-6-jan/

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