Karan Kundra

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Karan Kundra
Karan Kundra at the launch Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum.jpg
Kundra at the launch Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum
Born (1984-10-11) 11 October 1984 (age 33)
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, model, Host
Years active 2008-present
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Partner(s) Anusha Dandekar

Karan Kundrra (earlier known as Karan Kundra ) is an Indian film and television actor best known for playing the role of Arjun Punj in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Kitani Mohabbat Hai that aired on NDTV Imagine. He is also known for hosting three seasons of Ekta Kapoor's yet another crime show Gumrah End of Innocence on Channel V. He was also a 'Gang Leader' in MTV Roadies X2 and X4. He was replaced by Nikhil Chinnapa in Roadies Rising as he had to quit it due to movie commitments. He played a significant role as NRI businessman Manpreet Sandhu in director Anees Bazmee's comic movie Mubarakan.

Personal life[edit]

He was born into a business family of Jalandhar (Punjab, India). He is the youngest in the family with three elder sisters. Kundra did his schooling at country, Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan and has graduated with an MBA degree which he acquired in the USA.

He dated his co-star Kritika Kamra from Kitani Mohabbat Hai.[1][2] They both started as friends and later started dating each other for 2 years until they both broke up. He next started dating actress Madhura Naik for few days but both got separated.[3] Kundra is dating VJ and actress Anusha Dandekar who is the sister of singer Shibani Dandekar who was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Being a model turned actor, as well as a businessman, Karan is the owner of an international call center. He runs a business of building infrastructural amenities for new buildings under construction, alongside his father. Their latest completed project is the 'Insignia Shopping Mall' in Jalandhar City (Punjab).

Career[edit]

Karan made his acting debut with the lead role of Arjun Punj in Kitani Mohabbat Hai (NDTV Imagine) in 2008. In late 2009, he went on to play the lead character of Veeru in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai (Sony TV). After appearing in a cameo role as a ghost Prince in Aahat ( Sony TV), he went on to participating in dance reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus in May 2010.

Karan played the lead role of Arjun Singhania in the sequel of his debut show Kitani Mohabbat Hai Season 2 (Imagine TV). The show was back on public demand.[4] He was then seen as a host in Gumrah – End Of Innocence (Channel V,Star Plus) followed by Gumrah – End Of Innocence season 2 (Channel V).[5] He played the role of Karan Kapoor in Teri Meri Love Stories (Star Plus). Karan was next seen in V The Serial (Channel V) in 2012. He hosted Gumrah from 2012 to 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2011 Pure Punjabi Prem
2012 Horror story Neil [6]
2013 Jatt Romantic Vijay Singh
2014 Mere Yaar Kaminey Ketan
2015 Control Bhaji Control Dicky
2017 Mubarakan Manpreet Sandhu
2018 1921 Ayush Ashthana

Television[edit]

Note: Shows in which role played is of contestant/host are reality shows.

Year Title Role Channel Ref(s)
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Arjun Punj Imagine TV [7]
2009-2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Veeru Sony TV
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant Star Plus [8]
2010 Aahat Harsha Khandeparkar Sony TV [9]
2010-2011 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Season 2 Arjun Singhania Imagine TV [10]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Karan Kapoor Star Plus [11]
2012-2013 V The Serial Himself Channel V [12]
2012-2014 Gumrah End Of Innocence Host Channel V [13]
2014-2015 MTV Fanaah Vivan (Vampire) MTV India [14]
2014 MTV Splitsvilla 7 Guest Host [15]
2014-2015 Box Cricket League - Season 1 Himself Sony TV [16]
2015-2016 Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum Rahul Sabharwal &TV [17]
2015 Roadies X2 GangLeader MTV India [18]
2015 He Ticket Host [19]
2015 MTV Splitsvilla 8 Guest Host [20]
2015 Bad Company Himself Zing TV [21]
2015 Bigg Boss 9 Guest Colors TV [22]
2015-2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Host Zing TV [23]
2016 Roadies X4 GangLeader MTV India [24]
2016 MTV Love School - Season 2 Host [25]
2017 Roadies Rising GangLeader
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Guest Colors TV
2018 MTV Troll Police Guest MTV India
MTV Love School Season 3 Host MTV India
2018 Dil Hi Toh Hai Ritwik Noon Sony Entertainment Television [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tags:. "It's official now; Karan confesses his love for Kritika". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.tellychakkar.com/interviews/my-relationship-status-single-kritika-kamra
  3. ^ "Madhura Naik upset with ex boyfriend Karan Kundra". Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  4. ^ NetNewsPublisher. "Karan Kundra in new look for Kitni Mohabbat Hai 2!". Netnewspublisher.com. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  5. ^ http://www.tellychakkar.com/news/karan-kundra-turns-host-channel-vs-gumraah
  6. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Horror Story". bollywoodhungama.com. 
  7. ^ "It's showtime, folks!". The Times of India. 
  8. ^ "Karan-Kritika at loggerheads". The Times of India. 
  9. ^ "Aahat (season 5)". Setindia. 
  10. ^ "Karan Kundra returns as a gangster on 'Kitni Mohabbat Hai 2'". indianexpress.com. 
  11. ^ "I can't connect to daily soaps, but now I respect them: Pooja Sharma". The Times of India. 
  12. ^ "Not uncomfortable with Kritika Kamra: Karan Kundra". NDTVMovies.com. 
  13. ^ "Would focus on shaping career than doing any random film: Karan Kundra". The Indian Express. 18 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Karan Kundra: I aim to compete with Varun, Sidharth". India TV News. 
  15. ^ "Splitsvilla 7 Episode 17: Sunny Leone pairs up with Karan Kundra for a task (see pics)". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". india.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Karan Kundra back to daily soaps after four years". The Indian Express. 24 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "Roadies X2: Karan Kundra flirts with a contestant". The Times of India. 
  19. ^ "Why Karan Kundra is keeping away from fiction shows". The Times of India. 
  20. ^ "Karan Kundra makes surprise entry in 'Splitsvilla'". The Times of India. 
  21. ^ "Bad Company S01 Ep06 - What To Expect From Karan Kundra!". Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  22. ^ Anam, Aysha. "Bigg Boss 9 Day 21: Karan Kundra And Shaleen Malhotra Grill The Housemates". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Karan Kundra to host Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya". dna. 1 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "Roadies X4: Karan Kundra flirts with a contestant". The Times of India. 
  25. ^ "Karan Kundra and Anusha Dandekar are turning up the heat with this MTV Love School 2 photoshoot". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  26. ^ Karan Kundra is the new male lead of Ekta Kapoor's next titled Dil Hi Toh Hai; heads to Lavasa for promo shoot

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