Karan Singh Grover

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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, and producer
Years active 2004–present
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Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1] is an Indian actor and model who has appeared in a number of television shows including Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai, as well as the Indian film Alone. Currently he is shooting for Hate Story 3 which is set to release 4 December 2015.[4] He has also signed a film 3 Dev which would be on floors in October 2015.[5]

Early life

Grover was born on 23 February 1982[1] in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[6] He has one younger brother.[7] When Grover was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.[6] He did his schooling from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Later pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. He was also part of a band called the Thousand Decibels during his college days.[6] He then worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.[6]


In 2004 he moved back to Mumbai, India then pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the Most Popular Model.[6] In 2013, Grover was featured at number 13 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Men on the Planet list,[8][9][10] and ranked 12th in 2014.[11] 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,[12] 18 in 2013 and was listed number 19 in 2014.[13] Grover is also one of the highest paid Indian Television Actors.[14]

He began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India.[6][15] In 2007 Grover got the show Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth drama.[16] The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon".[17] Grover left the show for a while, but returned after 6 months.[18] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[19]

Whilst shooting for the show he also participated in a few reality shows, he hosted Zara Nachke Dikha,[15] contested and became a finalist in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)[20] and also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.[21] Grover was also seen in advertisements of Rupa Frontline, Cleartrip.com, Indian Gem & Jewellery and Kajaria tiles.[6] Later he hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple.[22] He also acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories,[23] and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance.[24]

On 29 October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai.[25][26] The show gained popularity pretty early becoming the number 2 show of Indian Television.[27] Grover won two Best Actor Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan.[28][29] Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[30] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior.[31][32] Grover denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended[33] and due to ill health.[34] Fans protested to bring Grover back on to the show.[35] Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the viewership figures of the show.[36]

In May 2014 Grover became a producer with 4 Lions Films.[37][38] 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.[39][40] Grover and Basu promoted the movie at various places including Comedy Nights with Kapil.[41] 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."[42] Box Office India stated that Alone had the highest opening of the four major films released in its weekend.[43] According to Bollywood Hungama Alone grossed 19.35 crore (US$2.9 million) domestically.[44]

Grover signed T-Series' Hate Story 3 in April 2015, it is set to release on 4th December 2015.[45] Grover also endorsed Warrior Safety shows from Liberty Shoes brand.[46] Grover also became the brand ambassador of Rocky S's signature Brand RS by Rocky Star along with Bipasha Basu.[47] In October 2015 Grover will be hosting a new talk show on ABP News called "Selfie".[48] In September 2015, he signed the film 3 Dev in which he would play Vishnu.[5]

Personal life

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months.[2][49][50][51][52] Grover married Jennifer Winget, his costar and friend from Dill Mill Gayye and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, on 9 April 2012.[3][53][54] In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.[53][55] Grover also stated through twitter about his impending divorce from Winget.[56]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Notes
2008 Bhram Carlson
2012 I M 24 Aman [57]
2012 Lorie/The Loving Doll Arjun Kapoor [58]
2015 Alone Kabir [59]
2015 Hate Story 3 Films which have not yet been released TBA Filming [60]
2016 3 Dev Films which have not yet been released Vishnu Filming [5]


Fiction shows

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2004–05 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [61]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman [62]
2005–06 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta [62]
2006–07 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu [62]
2007 Parrivaar Adhiraj Shergill [62]
2007–10 Dill Mill Gayye Armaan Malik [63]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu [23]
2012 Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik [24]
2012–13 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan [64]

Reality shows

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Host [62]
2009 Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 3 Contestant [62]
2009 Idea Rocks India Host [65]
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant [62]
2011 Perfect Couple Host [22]
2015 Selfie Host [48]


Year Title Role Ref(s)
2013 Holi Ladakpan Ke Performer [66]
2013 Eid Mubarak Performer [67]
2013 Zee Rishtey Awards 2013 Performer [68]
2014 Star Holi Masti Gulal Ki Host [69]
2015 Thank You Maa Himself [70]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award Won[6]
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye Won[71]
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Bhai (along with Rishabh Sinha) Qubool Hai Won[72]
Favourite Naya Sadasya Won[72]
2013 Favourite Jodi (along with Surbhi Jyoti) Won[73]
Favourite Bhai (along with Vikrant Massey) Won[73]
Favourite Popular Face Male Nominated[74]
Favourite Beta Nominated[75]
Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple (along with Surbhi Jyoti) Nominated[76]
Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated[76]
Best Television Personality of the Year Won[77]
Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ka Sitara - Best Actor Popular Won[78]
Best Actor Drama Nominated[79]
Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (along with Surbhi Jyoti) Won[29]
Best Actor Popular Won[29]
2014 FHM Awards Bachelor of the year (mysterious) Won[80]


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