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Karan Singh Grover
KSG at HS3 Trailer Launch.jpg
Grover at the trailer launch of Hate Story 3
Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 35)
New Delhi, India[1]
Alma mater IHM Mumbai
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s)
Signature
Karan Singh Grover's Signature.jpg

Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1] is an Indian actor and model known for his work in Indian television series such as Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai. He has also starred in the Indian films Alone and Hate Story 3.

Early life

Grover was born on 23 February 1982[1] in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[5] He has one younger brother.[6] When Grover was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.[5] He did his schooling in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and then pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. He then worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.[5]

Career

In 2004, Grover pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the "Most Popular Model".[5] Grover has been listed in Asia's Sexiest Men list several times,[7][8] and so as the Times Most Desirable List.[9][10] In 2013 Grover was described as one of the highest paid Indian television actors.[11] Grover started his career in Television in 2004 and made a transition into Bollywood with the films Alone and Hate Story 3[12]

Grover began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' youth show Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India, for which he was chosen for after a nationwide talent hunt conducted by the production house.[5][13] In 2007 he got the show Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth drama.[14] The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon" due to the show.[15]

During Dill Mill Gayye, it was reported that Grover would routinely report hours late for work. The producers, Cinevistaas Limited, said that they suffered a loss of Rs 2 crore due to his behaviour, had lodged a complaint against him.[16] Grover left the show for a while, but returned after 6 months due to fan demands.[17] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[18]

Whilst shooting for Dill Mill Gayye, Grover also participated in a few reality shows.[19] [20] Grover was also seen in several advertisements.[5][21] After Dill Mill Gayye, Grover acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories,[22] and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance.[23]

On 29 October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai.[24][25] The show gained popularity pretty early becoming the number 2 show of Indian Television.[26] Grover won two Best Actor Popular Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan in the show.[27][28] Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[29] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behaviour.[30][31] He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated variously that he left because his contract ended[32] or due to ill health.[33]

In 2015, Grover's films Alone and Hate Story 3 were released. Hate Story 3 became a box office success[34]. International Business Times reviewed Hate Story 3 and wrote "Audiences say Karan Sigh Grover steals the show."[35][36][37][38] He signed the film 3 Dev, a satirical comedy.[39] Grover hosted a new talk show on ABP News called "Selfie" in which he narrated the story of Bollywood Stars and their struggles.[40] He became the brand ambassador of designer Rocky S's signature Brand RS along with Bipasha Basu.[41] He is also the brand ambassador for UM Motorcycles. [42] Grover will soon be seen in Ekta Kapoor's/Alt Balaji's web series, and in the film Firrkie.[43]

Personal life

Grover with his wife Bipasha Basu

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months.[2][44] Grover married Jennifer Winget, his costar from Dill Mill Gayye, on 9 April 2012.[3][45][46] In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[45][47] Grover also stated through Twitter about his impending divorce from Winget.[48] Grover has stated that he is not religious but is spiritual.[49] Grover is a fitness enthusiast.[50] In 2015, Grover dated Alone co-star Bipasha Basu and got married with her on 30 April 2016.[51]

Filmography

Movies

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Ref (s)
2008 Bhram Carlson [52]
2012 I M 24 Aman [53]
2015 Alone Kabir [54]
2015 Hate Story 3 Saurav Singhania/Karan [55]
2016 3 Dev Films which have not yet been released Vishnu [56]

Television

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2004–05 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [57]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman [58]
2005–06 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta [58]
2006–07 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu [58]
2007 Parrivaar Adhiraj Shergill [58]
2007–10 Dill Mill Gayye Armaan Malik [59]
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Host [58]
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Contestant/2nd Runner Up [58]
2009 Idea Rocks India Host [60]
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant [58]
2011 Perfect Couple Host [21]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu [22]
2012 Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik [23]
2012–13 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan [61]
2014 Star Masti Holi Gulaal Ki Host [62]
2015 Thank You Maa Participant [63]
2015 Selfie Host [40]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Source
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award Won [5]
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye Won [64]
2008 New Talent Awards Best On-Screen Couple Dill Mill Gayye with Shilpa Anand Won [65]
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Qubool Hai Nominated [66]
Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated [66]
Best Television Personality of the Year Won [67]
Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ka Sitara – Best Actor Popular Won [68]
Best Actor Drama Nominated [69]
Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi Won [28]
Best Actor Popular Won [28]
2014 FHM Awards Bachelor of the year (mysterious categeory) Won [70]
2016 Zee Gold Awards Rising Star Won [71]

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