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Karan Singh Grover
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Grover c. 2015
Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 33)
New Delhi, India[1]
Alma mater IHM Mumbai
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004–present
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Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1] is an Indian actor and model who has worked in many television shows including Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai. He has also worked in the film Alone (2015). His next film Hate Story 3 is set to release 4 December 2015.

Early life

Grover was born on 23 February 1982[1] in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[4] He has one younger brother.[5] When Grover was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.[4] He did his schooling from 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.[4]


In 2004 he moved back to Mumbai and then pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the "Most Popular Model".[4] In 2013, Grover was featured at number 13 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Men on the Planet list,[6][7][8] and ranked 12th in 2014.[9] He has been featured multiple times in Times Top 50 Most Desirable Men list. In 2010, he was at number 24, 29 in 2011, 39 in 2012,[10] 18 in 2013 and was listed number 19 in 2014.[11] As of 2015 Grover is also one of the highest paid Indian television actors.[12]

Grover began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India.[4][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".[15] Grover left the show for a while, but returned after 6 months due.[16] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[17]

Whilst shooting for the show he also participated in a few reality shows, he hosted Zara Nachke Dikha,[13] contested and became a finalist in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)[18] and also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.[19] Grover was also seen in advertisements of Rupa Frontline,, Indian Gem & Jewellery and Kajaria tiles.[4] Later he hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple.[20] He also acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories,[21] and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance.[22]

In October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai.[23][24] The show gained popularity pretty early becoming the number 2 show of Indian television.[25] Grover won two Best Actor Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan.[26][27] Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[28] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior.[29][30] Grover denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended[31] and due to ill health.[32]

In May 2014 Grover became a producer with 4 Lions Films.[33][34] He also started shooting for the Indian Film Alone which co-starred Bipasha Basu, and was directed by Bhushan Patel, it released on January 16, 2015.[35][36] Grover and Basu promoted the movie at various places including Comedy Nights with Kapil.[37] Bollywood Hungama News Network wrote of his performance "Karan Singh Grover makes a sprightly debut. He's not conscious of the camera at all. Considering he has done TV, he is high on emotional appeal. He has all the trappings of being a star."[38] Box Office India stated that Alone had the highest opening of the four major films released in its weekend.[39] According to Bollywood Hungama Alone grossed 19.35 crore (US$2.9 million) domestically.[40]

Grover signed T-Series' Hate Story 3 in April 2015, it is set to release on 4 December 2015.[41] Grover also endorsed Warrior Safety shows from Liberty Shoes brand.[42] Grover also became the brand ambassador of Rocky S's signature Brand RS by Rocky Star along with Bipasha Basu.[43] In September 2015, he signed the film 3 Dev, a satirical comedy in which he would play the character of Vishnu.[44] In October 2015 Grover hosted a new talk show on ABP News called "Selfie" in which he narrated the story of Bollywood Stars and their struggle.[45]

Personal life

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months.[2][46] Grover married Jennifer Winget, his costar from Dill Mill Gayye, on 9 April 2012.[3][47][48] In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[47][49] Grover also stated through twitter about his impending divorce from Winget.[50] Grover claims that he does not believe in any particular religion, however is spiritual.[51] Grover is a fitness enthusiast. [52]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Ref (s)
2008 Bhram Carlson [53]
2012 I M 24 Aman [54]
2012 Lorie/The Loving Doll Arjun Kapoor [55]
2015 Alone Kabir [56]
2015 Hate Story 3 Films which have not yet been released Saurav Singhania [57]
2016 3 Dev Films which have not yet been released Vishnu [58]


Fiction shows

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2004–05 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [59]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman [60]
2005–06 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta [60]
2006–07 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu [60]
2007 Parrivaar Adhiraj Shergill [60]
2007–10 Dill Mill Gayye Armaan Malik [61]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu [21]
2012 Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik [22]
2012–13 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan [62]

Reality shows

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Host [60]
2009 Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 3 Contestant [60]
2009 Idea Rocks India Host [63]
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant [60]
2011 Perfect Couple Host [20]
2015 Selfie Host [45]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award Won[4]
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye Won[64]
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Qubool Hai Nominated[65]
Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated[65]
Best Television Personality of the Year Won[66]
Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ka Sitara - Best Actor Popular Won[67]
Best Actor Drama Nominated[68]
Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi Won[27]
Best Actor Popular Won[27]


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