Karan Singh Grover
|Karan Singh Grover|
Grover c. 2015
23 February 1982 |
New Delhi, India
|Alma mater||IHM Mumbai|
|Occupation||Actor, model, and producer|
Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982) also known as KSG, is 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.
Grover was born in New Delhi, India on 23 February 1982 to a Punjabi Sikh family. He has one younger brother. when Grover was of 2 years of age his family faced distress due to the Sikh riots in 1984. When Grover was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. He did his schooling at International Indian School Dammam. In 2000, he moved to Mumbai, India, and pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai, Dadar Catering College. He was also part of a band called the Thousand Decibels during his college days. After completing his degree he worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.
In 2004 he pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the most popular model. In 2013, Grover was featured at number 13 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Men on the Planet list. In 2014 he was featured at number 12 in Asia's top 50 Sexiest Man on Planet list. 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, 18 in 2013, and was listed number 19 in 2014. Grover is also one of the highest paid Indian Television Actors.
He began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India. In 2007 Grover joined the cast of Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth drama. The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon" therefore making the show have the best ratings on the channel STAR One. Whilst shooting for the show he also participated in a few reality shows, he hosted Zara Nachke Dikha, contested and became a finalist in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3) and also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. It was reported that Grover would routinely report hours late for the shoot of Dill Mill Gayye and that Cinevistaas Limited were planning to sue him to recover their losses. Grover left the show for a while, but returned to the show after 6 months because of fans' demands. The show ended on 29 October 2010. Later he hosted a Channel V India show called Perfect Couple. He also acted in two shows of Cinevistaas Limited; he featured in Teri Meri Love Stories, and did a cameo in Dil Dosti Dance. He was also seen in advertisements of Rupa Frontline, Cleartrip.com, Indian Gem & Jewellery and Kajaria tiles.
On 29 October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai. Grover was paid Rs. 20 lakhs per month because of his "formidable female fan base." Due to Grover's presence, the show made a grand entry into Indian television. Times of india wrote that "Karan Singh Grover..is making his comeback on television after almost two years in a daily soap. And it is no mean feat for the broadcaster as they would want to give the best possible time SLOT to his show, Qubool Hai." The show gained popularity pretty early becoming the number 2 show of Indian Television. Grover won two Best Actor Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan. Grover was mobbed by the crowd during outdoor shoots of the show, once in Bhopal, and once in Rajasthan.
Grover was also praised by his colleagues for his work in Qubool Hai. Kratika Sengar stated "I think Karan is one of the finest actors on television currently and I would love to work with him in the future. I have met him on the sets and think that he is a very humble and down-to-earth as a person... He is doing a fantastic job in the show (Qubool Hai). I still remember that there was a maha episode...I liked the way he presented himself in that scene. He literally had tears in his eyes. He was that natural!" Gautami Kapoor also stated that she feels Grover is currently the most popular television actor and that he is acting really well in the show.
Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013. The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behavior. He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended and due to ill health. Fans protested to bring Grover back on to the show. Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the viewership figures of the show.
In May 2014 Grover became a producer with 4 Lions Films. 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. Business of Cinema reported that the trailer had two million hits on YouTube, becoming the #1 video in under 48 hours with a 95% "like" ratio. Grover and Bipasha Basu promoted the movie at various places including Comedy Nights with Kapil. Bollywood Hungama gave a positive review to Grover for the movie and stated that "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." Times of India also reported that Grover "won rave reviews for his performance in the film." He signed T-Series' Hate Story 3 in April 2015, it is set to release on 11 December 2015.
Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months. Grover married Jennifer Winget, his costar and friend from Dill Mill Gayye and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, on 9 April 2012. In November 2014 Winget stated that she and Grover had separated.
Grover claims that he does not believe in any particular religion, however is spiritual. Grover is a fitness enthusiast, and claims that exercise provides him inner peace.  Grover also loves to swim, sing and write. He also claims that he loves his Mother the most in the world.
|2004–05||Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi||Arnav Deol|||
|2005||Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag||Aman|
|2005–06||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Sharad Gupta|
|2007–10||Dill Mill Gayye||Armaan Malik|||
|2012||Teri Meri Love Stories||Raghu|||
|2012||Dil Dosti Dance||Professor Karan Mallik|||
|2012–13||Qubool Hai||Asad Ahmed khan|||
|2008||Zara Nachke Dikha||Host|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)||2nd Runner Up|
|2010||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi||Contestant|
|2011||Perfect Couple Channel V||Host|||
|2014||Star Holi Masti Gulal Ki||Host|
|2015||Thank You Maa|||
|2012||I M 24|
|2015||Hate Story 3||TBA|
|2004||Gladrags Manhunt Contest||Most Popular Model Award||-||Won|
|2008||Kalakar Awards||Best Promising Star||Dill Mill Gayye||Won|
|2012||Zee Rishtey Awards (Awards for Zee TV shows)||Favourite Bhai (brother)||Qubool Hai||Won|
|2012||Zee Rishtey Awards (Awards for Zee TV shows)||Favourite Naya Sadasya (new member)||Qubool Hai||Won|
|2013||Indian Telly Awards||TV Personality of the Year||-||Won|
|Zee Gold Awards (Television Awards)||Best Jodi (couple)||Qubool Hai||Won|
|Zee Gold Awards (Television Awards)||Best Actor||Won|
|13th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards||Best Actor Desh ka Sitara (India's Star)||Won|
|Zee Rishtey Awards (Awards for Zee TV shows)||Favourite Jodi (couple)||Won|
|2013||Zee Rishtey Awards (Awards for Zee TV shows)||Favourite Bhai (brother)||Qubool Hai||Won|
|2014||FHM (India) 'Bachelor of the Year'||Bachelor of the year (Mysterious Category)||-||Won|
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- "Axe Signature And FHM Bachelor Of The Year 2014 Awards".
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