Karanvir Bohra

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Karanvir Bohra
Karanvir Bohra at Nikitin Dheer's wedding reception.jpg
Bohra at Nikitin Dheer's wedding reception.
Born Manoj Bohra
(1982-08-28) 28 August 1982 (age 34)[1]
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India[2]
Occupation Actor, Producer,[3] Designer[4]
Years active 1998-present
Spouse(s) Teejay Sidhu (m. 2006)[5][6][7]
Children 2
Relatives See Bohra family

Karanvir Bohra pronounced [kəˈrəɳʋiːr boːhraː] (born Manoj Bohra, 30 August 1982) is an actor, producer and designer. He has starred in the TV shows Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? and Qubool Hai and also in the movies Kismat Konnection and Mumbai 125 KM. He participated in the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster. Bohra also owns a men wear clothing line, Pegasus.

Life and family[edit]

Bohra was born on 28 August 1982 in Jodhpur to a Marwari family.[1][8] He is the son of filmmaker Mahendra Bohra and grandson of actor-producer Ramkumar Bohra.[9][10] Producer Sunil Bohra is his first cousin.[11] He has a sister, Meenakshi.[12] He attended G. D. Somani Memorial School, Cuffe Parade.[13] He was student of Sydenham College, Churchgate.[14] Bohra had received training in the Kathak dance style for two years with Pandit Veeru Krishnan.[15][16]

Bohra married to model-VJ Teejay Sidhu, who is three and a half years older than him[17] at the Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram, Bengaluru in 2006.[18][19] In 2007, Bohra changed his name from Manoj to Karanvir.[20] Earlier Bohra and his wife used to stay at Lokhandwala in Andheri, Mumbai,[21] in 2014, he shifted to Goregaon, a locality in the Mumbai Suburban district.[22] Bohra has been involved in cleanliness and meditation activities.[23][24]

In June 2016, Bohra and Sidhu announced that they are expecting their first child.[25] On 19 October 2016, Bohra and Sidhu became parents to two twin girls.[26]

Career[edit]

Bohra's first acting role was as a child artist in Tejaa (1990).[27] He played the role of Kabir in DJ's Creative Unit's Just Mohabbat.[13][28] Later he worked as an assistant to B. P. Singh working on the detective series C.I.D and later for Achanak 37 Saal Baad.[13] He had his first leading role with Ronnie Screwvala's Shararat[29] where he played Dhruv.[29] Bohra also played minor parts in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2007) Kkusum (2008).[30] In 2003, Bohra joined the star cast of the show Kasautii Zindagii Kay.[31] He played the character of Prem Bajaj, a spoilt brat.[32] later he quit to pursue his Bollywood career.[33][34] In 2008, Bohra hosted Ek Se Badhkar Ek with Tina Parekh.[35] In the same year Bohra participated in dance reality shows like Nach Baliye 4[36] with his wife Teejay Sidhu and in Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar with his wife Sidhu and Tina Parekh.[37]

In 2009, Bohra did a cameo role in Aziz Mirza's film Kismat Konnection playing the character of Dev Kataria, a spoilt brat and businessman.[38] Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama wrote of his performance, "Bohra acts well".[39] In 2011, Bohra made his comeback to television with Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?[40] He played the role of Viraj Dobriyal, a psychotic lover who gets mood swings and suffers from OCD for cleanliness.[41][42] He won the awards Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role[43] and Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role.[44] The show ended on 18 January 2013.[45] Alongside doing Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?, he contested in Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki,[46][47] a food reality show and in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6,[48] a dance reality show. However he was eliminated from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[49]

Whilst, he was doing Saubhagyavati Bhava, Bohra also did his debut regional Punjabi film, Love Yoou Soniye with his wife Teejay Sidhu.[50] Bohra and Sidhu themselves produced the film.[51] In 2013, he did Telugu director Hemant Madhukar's Mumbai 125 KM, alongside Veena Malik and Vedita Pratap Singh.[52] The film grossed 1.65 crore (US$260,000) domestically.[53] In June 2012, he launched his own line of clothing for men, Pegasus in association with fashion designer Ammy Billmoria.[54] In March 2014, Bohra with his wife Sidhu contested in Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster.[55][56][57] However, he failed to be a finalist in the stunt based reality show.[58][59] In 2014, he replaced Abhay Deol in Balaji Telefilms documentary show Gumrah: End of Innocence 4 as the host of the season 4.[60][61] However, Bohra quit the show in May 2015, as the show was facing a financial crunch and the makers were asking him to reduce his monies.[62]

In April 2014, Bohra entered Zee TV's Qubool Hai.[63][64] He played Aahil Raza Ibrahim, who is snobbish, unpredictable, volatile, rebel biker with a dry sense of humor.[65] In March 2015, he decided to leave the show citing that taking his character further would just be stretching it.[66] Although, later he decided to return to the show.[67] At Zee Gold Awards 2015, Bohra and Surbhi Jyoti were given the Best Onscreen Jodi Award.[68] Later Bohra quit the show in July 2015 as the production house of the show planned a 20 years leap.[69] The show Qubool Hai ended in January 2016.[70]

In 2016, he started shooting for the film Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna, co-starred Priya Banerjee and Samir Kochhar, directed by Lalit Mohan and produced by his father, Mahendra Bohra.[71] In October 2016 he joined the cast of Naagin as Rocky Nikunj, opposite Mouni Roy and Adaa Khan.[72]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Ref(s)
1990 Tejaa Tejaa [27]
2008 Kismat Konnection Dev Kataria [73]
2013 Love Yoou Soniye Karanvir Singh Gill [74]
2014 Mumbai 125 KM Prem [75]
2016 Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Films which have not yet been released TBA [76]

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Key
Television shows that have not yet been broadcast Denotes television shows that have not yet been broadcast
Year Title Role Ref(s)
1999–2000 Just Mohabbat Kabir [77]
2000 C.I.D Assistant Director [28]
2000 Achanak 37 Saal Baad Assistant Director [28]
2001 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Tushar Rakesh Mehta [28]
2004-06 Shararat Dhruv [78]
2004-07 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Prem Basu/Yudi [79]
2006-07 Kkusum Nakul Oberoi [28]
2006 Piya Kay Ghar Jaana Hai Altaaf [30]
2011-13 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Viraj Dobriyal [80]
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui (Episode - 30 'Sense of Umar') Rohan [81]
2014 - 2015 Qubool Hai Ahil Raza Ibrahim [82]
2016 - 2017 Naagin 2 Rocky Nikunj [72]

Non-fiction shows[edit]

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2006 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Host [35]
2008 Nach Baliye 4 Contestant [36]
2008 Mr. & Ms. TV Contestant [83]
2008 Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Contestant [37]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Contestant [84]
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Contestant [85]
2014 Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Contestant [86]
2014 Gumrah: End of Innocence 4 Host [87]
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Guest Contestant [88]
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Himself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2006 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated [89]
2012 Best Actor in a Negative Role Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Won [90]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role [91]
2015 Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (along with Surbhi Jyoti) Qubool Hai Won [68]

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