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Karan Singh Grover
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Grover promoting Hate Story 3 in 2015
Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 40)
Alma materIHM Mumbai
Years active2004–present
Known forDill Mill Gayye
Qubool Hai
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2
Karan Singh Grover's Signature.jpg

Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1][2] is an Indian model and actor known for his work in Indian television series such as Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai. He has also starred in Bollywood films like Alone and Hate Story 3. In 2019, Grover made a comeback to television with Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 as Mr. Rishabh Bajaj.[6][7] In 2019, Grover also made his digital debut with BOSS: Baap of Special Services. In 2020, he appeared in the action-thriller web series Dangerous.[8] In 2021, he appeared in the web series Qubool Hai 2.0, the reboot of Qubool Hai.[9]

Early life[edit]

Grover was born on 23 February 1982[1] in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[10] He has a younger brother.[11] When Grover was young, his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.[10] He did his schooling in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. He then worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.[10]


In 2004, Grover participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award for the "Most Popular Model."[10] Also in 2004, he began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' youth show Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India, for which he was chosen after a nationwide talent hunt conducted by the production house.[10][12]

In 2007, Grover starred in the show Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth drama.[13] The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon" due to the show, and that the show became the no.1 show on STAR One.[14][15][16] Whilst shooting for Dill Mill Gayye, Grover also participated in a few reality shows[17][18] and was also seen in several advertisements.[10][19]

Two years later, Cinevistaas Limited stated that they had lodged a complaint against Grover for routinely reporting hours late for work, which made them incur a loss.[20] Grover left the show for a while, but returned after 6 months due to fan demands.[21][22] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[23][24] After Dill Mill Gayye, Grover did two shows with Cinevistaas Limited. He featured in their telefilm Teri Meri Love Stories,[25] and made a cameo appearance in Dil Dosti Dance.[26]

On 29 October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai.[27] The show gained popularity quite early, becoming the number 2 show of Indian Television.[28] The Times of India gave Grover the credit for the high television ratings of the show.[29] Grover won two Best Actor Popular Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan in the show.[30][31] In 2013, Grover was described as one of the highest paid Indian Television Actors.[32]

Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[33] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behaviour.[34][35] He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended[36] and due to ill health.[37] Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the ratings of the show.[38]

In 2015, Grover featured in the films Alone and Hate Story 3. Hate Story 3 became a box office success.[39] The International Business Times reviewed Hate Story 3 and wrote "Audiences say Karan Singh Grover steals the show."[40][41][42]

In August 2019, Grover made his digital debut in Alt Balaji's web series BOSS: Baap of Special Services.[43] In June 2019, Grover made a comeback to television after six years with Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Mr. Rishabh Bajaj.[44][45] This made Grover the highest paid TV actor, as he charged 3 lakhs per day.[46] In October, Grover quit the show, and fans requested him to make a comeback.[47][48] He returned to the show four months later.[49] Later, he quit the show again.[50]

In 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic Grover's show Qubool Hai repeated on prime time TV.[51] Also in 2020, Grover starred opposite his wife Bipasha Basu for the second time in crime drama web series Dangerous.[52]

In 2021, Grover starred in the web series Qubool Hai 2.0, which is a reboot of the 2012 Zee TV soap opera Qubool Hai.[9]

Grover has also signed the projects 3 Dev.[53][54] Grover will star in Siddharth Anand's action film Fighter which is set to release in 2024.[55]

Personal life[edit]

Grover with his wife Bipasha Basu

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. They divorced after 10 months.[3] He married Jennifer Winget on 9 April 2012.[4] The couple separated in 2014.[56] Grover married actress Bipasha Basu on 30 April 2016.[57] In August 2022, Basu confirmed she was expecting her first child with Grover.[58] On 12 November 2022, Grover and Basu's daughter, Devi Basu Singh Grover was born.[59]

Off-screen work[edit]

Grover is the brand ambassador of designer Rocky S's signature Brand RS along with Bipasha Basu.[60] He is also the brand ambassador for UM Motorcycles.[61] In 2018, he modeled clothing during the Lakme Fashion Week.[62]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Ref.
2008 Bhram Carlson [63]
2012 I M 24 [63]
2015 Alone Kabir [64]
Hate Story 3 Saurav Singhania/Karan [65]
TBA 3 Dev dagger Vishnu [66]
Fighterdagger TBA [55]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2004–2005 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [67]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman
2005–2006 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta
2006–2007 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu
2007 C.I.D Samir Episode "Body in Mid Air" [68]
Rahul Episode "The Case of the Invisible Killer"
2007 Parrivaar Adhiraj Shergill
2007–2010 Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Armaan Malik [69]
2007 Nach Baliye 3 [70]
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Host [71]
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Contestant 2nd runner-up [72]
2009 Idea Rocks India Host [72]
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Me Khiladi 3 Contestant 9th place [72]
2011 Perfect Couple Host [19]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu Episode 3: A Second Chance [25]
Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik [26]
2012–2013 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan [73]
2014 Star Masti Holi Gulaal Ki Host Television special [74]
2019–2020 Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 Rishabh Bajaj [44][45]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 BOSS: Baap of Special Services Sudhir Kohli/Keshav Khatri [75]
2020 Dangerous Aditya Dhanraj [76]
2021 Qubool Hai 2.0 Asad Ahmed Khan [77]


Grover at the FHM Awards
Year Award Category Work Result Source
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award Won [10]
2007 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye [78]
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (popular) Nominated [79]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best On-Screen Couple (with Shilpa Anand) Won [80]
Gold Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (popular) Nominated [81]
The Global Indian Film & TV Honours Best Onscreen Couple (with Shilpa Anand)
Indian Telly Awards Best Anchor Zara Nachke Dikha
2010 Gold Awards Most Fit Actor (Male) Won [82][83]
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Surbhi Jyoti) Qubool Hai Nominated
Best Actor in a Lead Role
Best Television Personality of the Year Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ka Sitara – Best Actor Popular [84]
Best Actor Drama Nominated [85]
Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (with Surbhi Jyoti) Won [31]
Best Actor Popular [31]
2017 Rising Star Bollywood
2019 Best Actor Negative (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay [86]

See also[edit]


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