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Kartik Aaryan
Kartik Aaryan in 2015.jpg
Aaryan promoting Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 in 2015
Born Kartik Tiwari
(1990-11-22) 22 November 1990 (age 27)
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Education D Y Patil College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

Kartik Aaryan (born Kartik Tiwari on 22 November 1990) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Born and raised in Gwalior, he relocated to Navi Mumbai to pursue an engineering degree in biotechnology. He simultaneously dabbled in modelling and made attempts to start a career in film. After struggling for three years, Aaryan made his acting debut in 2011 with Pyaar Ka Punchnama, a buddy film about the romantic tribulations faced by three young men, which was directed by Luv Ranjan and co-starred Nushrat Bharucha.

Aaryan went on to play the romantic interest of the lead female characters in Akaash Vani (2013) and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014), but the films did not perform well commercially. He subsequently collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha in two more buddy films, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018). Critics accused these films of misogyny but they were both financial successes. The latter emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2018 and proved to be a breakthrough for Aaryan.

Life and career

Early life and career beginnings (1990–2014)

Aaryan at an event for Kaanchi: The Unbreakable in 2014

Kartik Tiwari (later Aaryan)[a] was born on 22 November 1990 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.[1][2] Both his parents are doctors; his father is a paediatrician, and his mother, Mala, is a gynaecologist. He pursued an engineering degree in biotechnology from Navi Mumbai's D Y Patil College of Engineering, while secretly harbouring ambitions for a career in film.[3][4] He has said that he would skip his classes and travel for two hours to attend auditions.[5][6] Aaryan began a modelling career while in university and after three years of unsuccessfully auditioning for films, he did an acting course from the Kreating Charakters institute. He informed his parents of his desire to become an actor only after he signed his first film.[3][7]

While still in his third year of college, Aaryan made his acting debut with Luv Ranjan's buddy film Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), co-starring Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S Bakhirta, and Nushrat Bharucha, which revolves around the romantic tribulations faced by three young men.[8][9] He found a casting call for the film on Facebook and secured the role after auditioning for six months.[3] He has said that while filming for the project, he had limited financial means; he lived in an apartment with 12 other aspiring actors and earned money by cooking for them.[3][10] In Pyaar Ka Punchnama, his character's four-minute monologue was one of the lengthiest single shots done for a Hindi film to that point.[11] Reviewing it for Rediff.com, Shaikh Ayaz found Aaryan's "bursting soliloquy on why women are the way they are and can never be understood [to be] riotously funny".[12] Namrata Joshi of Outlook criticised the film for portraying each of the female characters as a "hard-hearted bitch" but was appreciative of Aaryan's monologue and the chemistry between the three men.[13] The film emerged as a sleeper hit and he received a nomination for the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Debut.[14][15]

After the release of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Aaryan completed his engineering degree on the insistence of his mother.[6][16][17] His next film release came two years later when he collaborated once again with Ranjan and Bharucha in the romance Akaash Vani (2013).[18] It is about the titular lovers who are separated when Vani is married off to an abusive husband. Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu praised the film for exploring chauvinism in India, a rare concept for Hindi film, and praised the chemistry between the two stars, writing that "you can tell how much they are in love, even when they don't have any lines".[19] Sudhir Chaudhary, the cinematographer in Aaryan's previous films, showed his work to Subhash Ghai, who was impressed by Aaryan and cast him in his directorial Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014).[7] It is a drama about a woman's quest for justice when her husband is murdered by politicians, in which Aaryan played the love interest of the title character (played by Mishti). Despite a brief role, Aaryan agreed to the project to work with Ghai.[7] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV disliked the film but wrote that Aaryan "exudes strong screen presence and shows flashes of qualities needed to be a mainstream Bollywood lover boy".[20] Both Akaash Vani and Kaanchi did not perform well commercially, leading Aaryan to question his career prospects.[21][16]

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and beyond (2015–present)

Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha, pictured in 2018, have collaborated on four films, including the Pyaar Ka Punchnama duology

In 2015, Aaryan starred in Ranjan's comedy sequel Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, which retained some of the original's cast, including him and Bharucha, and added the actors Omkar Kapoor and Sunny Singh. In it, he delivered an even longer, seven minute single-shot monologue.[22][23] Mike McCahill of The Guardian criticised the film's poor handling of female roles, but considered the banter between Aaryan and Bharucha's characters to be its highlight.[24] Shubha Shetty-Guha of Mid Day too took note of the misogynistic themes but found parts of it "uproariously funny".[25] When asked about the sexism in the film, Aaryan said that as a proponent of gender equality his character did not reflect his personal beliefs.[26] With earnings of over 880 million (US$12 million) against a budget of 220 million (US$3.1 million), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 emerged as a major financial success.[27] For his performance, Aaryan won a Stardust Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role.[28]

The following year, Aaryan featured as a young Muslim boy who falls in love with an older woman in Tanuja Chandra's short film Silvat, which was made as part of the Zeal For Unity initiative to bridge cultural barriers between India and Pakistan.[29][30] As he enjoyed working in comedies, Aaryan next starred alongside Paresh Rawal and Kriti Kharbanda in Guest iin London (2017), which is about a young couple troubled by unwelcome guests.[31] A few scenes between Rawal and him were improvised on set.[31] In a scathing review, Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times criticised the film's reliance on flatulence humour, and wrote that Aaryan "looks good, dances well, does his gags well, but eventually ends up playing the second fiddle to Rawal. Kartik has a likeable vibe, but that gets drowned in Rawal’s perennial farting."[32] It proved to be a box office flop.[33]

In 2018, Aaryan collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha for the fourth time in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, which also reunited him with Sunny Singh.[34] It tells the story of Sonu (Aaryan) who plots to separate his best friend (Singh) from his fiancée (Bharucha). As with the Pyaar Ka Punchnama films, reviewers criticised the film's misogyny;[35] Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost took note of the film's homosexual undertones but panned it as a "dreary woman-hate-fest" and thought that Aaryan was "tiresome and hammy" in it.[36] Rajeev Masand too disliked the "objectionable stereotyping" of women but found it to be "unquestionably funny" and credited Aaryan for making his character a "relatable, likeable figure despite his misdeeds".[37] Once again addressing the criticisms, Aaryan said that portraying women as negative characters did not amount to misogyny just as casting men in villainous roles did not amount to misandry.[2][38] With earnings of 1.5 billion (US$21 million), the film emerged as Aaryan's biggest success and ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of 2018.[39][40] It proved to be a breakthrough for Aaryan.[41]

As of September 2018, Aaryan has two upcoming projects. He has completed Luka Chuppi, a romantic comedy set in Gwalior and Mathura, opposite Kriti Sanon, which will mark Laxman Utekar's first Hindi-language directorial.[42][43] He has also committed to play the lead role in a Hindi-language remake of the 2016 Kannada teen comedy Kirik Party.[44]

Other work

In addition to acting in films, Aaryan is the brand ambassador for the cream Emami Fair And Handsome and the body spray Envy1000.[45][46] In 2016, he became a member of the All Stars Football Club, which organises football matches for charity.[47] He participated with several other celebrities, including Ranbir Kapoor, for a tournament held in New Delhi the following year.[48] Aaryan was scheduled to take part in the club's next tournament, held in Singapore in 2018, but had to back out after dislocating his toe during practice.[49] In 2018, Aaryan raised awareness on plastic pollution during World Environment Day.[50] Also that year, he co-hosted the 19th IIFA Awards in Bangkok with Ayushmann Khurrana, and also performed at the ceremony.[51]

Filmography

Aaryan at an event for Lux in 2016

Film

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Rajat (Rajjo)
2013 Akaash Vani Akaash
2014 Kaanchi: The Unbreakable Binda
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Anshul (Gogo)
2016 Silvat Anwar Short film
2017 Guest iin London Aryan
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sonu
2019 Luka Chuppi Film has yet to be released TBA Post-production[43]

Television

Year Title Role
2018 19th IIFA Awards Host[51]

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2012 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Producers Guild Film Awards Best Male Debut Nominated [15]
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Stardust Awards Best Actor In A Comic Role Won [28]
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast Won [52]
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role (Male) Nominated [53]
2016 Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Nominated [54]
Times of India Film Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Nominated [55]
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards Best Entertainer of the Year Won [56]
N/A Vogue Beauty Awards Heartthrob of the Year Won [57]

Notes

  1. ^ a b He began using the last name Aaryan in 2013.[16][58]

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