Karan Wahi

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Karan Wahi
Karan Wahi
Wahi at the launch of "Telly House" calendar
Born (1986-06-09) 9 June 1986 (age 32)[1]
New Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • anchor
Years active2004–present
Height180.34 cm (5 ft 11 in)

Karan Wahi (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian former cricketer turned actor, model and host. Wahi also played for the Delhi Under-17 cricket team. After moving to Mumbai, he started his television career with the 2004 television show Remix on Star One. He also starred in the popular youth show Dill Mill Gayye rose him to further fame. In addition to his acting career, Wahi has participated in stage shows and has hosted several awards and TV shows. He made his Bollywood movie debut with a supporting role in Habib Faisal's romantic comedy film Daawat-e-Ishq in 2014. He was seen in Colors TV's comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao.[2]

Recently he has participated in the reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 in 2017, anchored Entertainment Ki Raat and India's Next Superstars with Rithvik Dhanjani in 2018. He has also made his debut as one of the leads in Hate Story 4 (2018).[3]

Early life and cricket career[edit]

Wahi was born on 10 June 1982[1][4][5] into a Punjabi family in Delhi.[6] He did his schooling from St. Mark's Senior Secondary Public School and completed his higher education at the IILM Institute, Delhi University.[7]

Wahi began his career as a cricketer, representing St. Mark's Senior Secondary Public School during his school days. In 2003, he was selected for the Under-19 cricket team for Delhi alongside Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.[8] Owing to a major injury, Wahi had to leave the sport and enrolled in a marketing course to join his father's business.[9]

In 2004, Wahi rose to fame after getting cast in the lead role of Ranveer Sisodia in the show Remix.[10]

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Wahi started his acting career with the 2004 "Rose Audio Visuals" television series Remix, where he portrayed the lead role of Ranveer Sisodia, the angry lover boy character, opposite Shweta Gulati.[11][12] The story of the show was based on the lives of 12th-grade students in an elite school for the kids of the rich and the famous, and scholarship students from poorer families.[13] His performance in the show won him the Indian Telly Award for GR8 Best Male Newcomer.[14]

After a break from fiction shows, Wahi made a comeback in the 2009 Colors TV's soap opera Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari as the male lead opposite Mugdha Chaphekar.[15][16][17][18] By the following year, he featured in the second season of Cinevistaas Limited productions' medical drama series Dill Mill Gayye alongside an ensemble cast.[19][20][21]

He was also seen playing the supporting role of a fun-loving guy, Rohan in mid-December 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television's romance-drama series Kuch Toh Log Kahenge. The show was the Indian adaption of the Pakistani television drama series Dhoop Kinare. He was cast alongside Kritika Kamra and Mohnish Behl.[22][23][24] In 2012, Wahi was paired with Chhavi Pandey to play the lead in Shontara Productions' anthology series Teri Meri Love Stories.[25][26] In 2016, Wahi played the lead character in &TV's Kahani Hamari...Dil Dosti Deewanepan Ki.

Wahi signed his first movie with Habib Faisal's romantic comedy film Daawat-e-Ishq in 2014. He was seen in a supporting role of a Hyderabadi boy, Amjad alongside Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur.[27][28][29]

He also signed to play the male lead opposite Rhea Chakraborty in the 2014 romantic drama film Babbu Ki Jawani, produced by Amritpal Singh Bindra, under the UTV Spotboy productions.[30][31][32]

In September 2015, Wahi was seen as a comedian contestant alongside Bharti Singh in Colors TV's comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao.[33][34]

Television host and presenter[edit]

Wahi and Mandira Bedi at a press conference for Indian Idol Junior

Wahi has been the host of various red carpet events and awards shows including the Indian Telly Awards and Star Guild Awards. He was the co-host of two seasons of the dance reality show Nach Baliye along with Gautam Rode,[35][36][37] for which he received a nomination for the Favourite Host at Star Parivaar Awards (2014).[38] He also hosted the additional series of the same show, Sriman vs Srimati along with Aishwarya Sakhuja.[39][40]

In July 2012, he was one of the hosts of the red carpet segment for the 5th Zee Gold Awards.[41][42] Along with Mandira Bedi, he was next seen co-hosting the singing reality show Indian Idol Junior.[43][44][45] In 2015, he replaced Jay Bhanushali for the second season as the host of Dance India Dance Super Moms.[46][47][48]

Other work and appearances[edit]

In March 2008, Wahi was a contestant in the celebrity talent hunt show Mr. & Ms. TV judged by filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and actress Sonali Bendre.[49] In September 2011, he appeared in the travel reality show Ritz Jee Le Ye Pal, which he won.[50][51][52] He entered as a wild card in the fifth season of BBC Productions' celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, but was eliminated next month.[53][54][55] He also participated in the next season of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2017.

Wahi was seen in two episodes of Colors Television's popular comedy talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil.[56][57][58] He was also a part of the winning team of the first season of the reality show Box Cricket League. In March 2015, he participated in the reality game show India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun?, hosted by actor Shah Rukh Khan.[59][60]

Off-screen work[edit]

Wahi at All Stars Football charity match

In addition to acting, Wahi has also supported various charitable organisations. In 2012, he joined the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that raises fund for India's largest non-profit organisations.[61][62] He has also participated in the Gold Charity Soccer matches to raise funds for supporting the junior artists of the industry.[63][64][65][66] In August 2014, he took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to spread awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).[67][68]

In 2013, Wahi featured at number 46 in the UK newspaper Eastern Eye's "Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet" list.[69]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel
2004–2006 Remix[70] Ranveer Sisodia Star One
2008 Mr. & Ms. TV Contestant Sony TV
2009 Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari[71] Rajveer Colors TV
2009–2010 Dill Mill Gayye[72] Dr. Siddhant "Sid" Modi Star One
2010–2011 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Ranbeer Sony TV
2011 Jeele Yeh Pal[73] Contestant/Winner Star Plus
2012 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge[74] Rohan Sony TV
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories[75] Ritesh Star Plus
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5[76] Contestant[77] Colors TV
2012 Nach Baliye 5 Host along with Gautam Rode Star Plus
2013 Indian Idol Junior[78] Host along with Mandira Bedi Sony TV
2013 Nach Baliye 6[79] Host along with Gautam Rode Star Plus
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV
2014 Box Cricket League[80] Himself/Player of Delhi Dragons Team Sony TV
2015 Dance India Dance Super Moms[81] Host Zee TV
2015 India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun?[82] Himself along with Rithvik Dhanjani &TV
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Guest (Supporting Aishwariya) Star Plus
2015 Comedy Classes Guest appearance Life OK
2015 Farah Ki Daawat Himself along with Rithvik Dhanjani to accompany Sonakshi Sinha Colors TV
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded Guest Colors TV
2015–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao[83] Himself along with Bharti Singh Colors TV
2015 Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Guest appearance Zee TV
2016 Box Cricket League Season 2[84] Player and Captain of Delhi Dragons Team Colors TV
2016 Box Cricket League Punjab Player and owner of Ambersariye Hawks 9x Tashan
2016 I Don't Watch TV[85] Himself/Cameo Arré (Online)
2016 Kahani Hamari...Dil Dosti Deewanepan Ki Shivin Raichand &TV
2016 Desi Explorers Yas Island Host Travel Web Series
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Guest Colors TV
2016 Indian Idol season 7 Himself/Host along with Paritosh Tripathi[86] Sony TV
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant Colors TV
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Himself Colors TV
2018 India's Next Superstars Himself/Host along with Rithvik Dhanjani Star Plus
2018 Box Cricket League Season 3 Player of team Delhi Dragons MTV India
2018 Sacred Games Karan Malhotra Netflix
2018 India Ke Mast Kalandar Himself/Host along with Rajiv Thakur SAB TV

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Amjad Bollywood debut[87]
2018 Hate Story 4 Rajveer Lead role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Show Result
2005 Indian Telly Awards GR8! Best Newcomer (Male) Ranveer Remix Won[14]
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Won[88]
2010 Best Actor (Popular) Dr. Siddhant Modi Dill Mill Gayye Won[89]
2011 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actor (Male) Himself N/A Won
2013 N/A Won[90]
2014 Indian Telly Awards Favourite Host Host Nach Baliye 6 Won[91]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Anchor Won[92]
2018 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actor (Male) Himself N/A Nominated

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