Keith Sequeira

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Keith Sequeira
Keith at the premiere of Sixteen
Delhi, India
Other namesVJ Keith
Alma materLondon College of Fashion
OccupationActor, model, VJ, RJ
Years active2001–present
TelevisionBigg Boss 9
Spouse(s)Rochelle Rao (m. 2018)
Modeling information
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack

Keith Sequeira is an Indian actor, and a former model and VJ. He modeled for Raymond's The Complete Man campaign before gaining popularity as VJ Keith on B4U.[1] He featured in the music video "Shake It Daddy" with Ayesha Takia and played the lead role in the soap opera Dekho Magar Pyaar Se on Star Plus. He made his movie debut with Sixteen (2013) and acted in Calendar Girls (2015). He was a contestant in the reality television show Bigg Boss 9.[2]


After returning to India from London, Sequeira worked with Times FM. He began his modeling career with Raymond's The Complete Man campaign. He then became a B4U VJ and hosted several shows, gaining popularity as "VJ Keith".[3] In 2001, he and Ayesha Takia featured in the music video "Shake It Daddy", a remix of the 1972 song "Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin".[4] In 2004, he played the lead role of Karan in the Hindi language soap opera Dekho Magar Pyaar Se on Star Plus. He has also anchored several lifestyle shows on TV, including AXN’s Men 2.0,[5] Thailand t-off, VH1's Club Class, live coverage of Super Fight League on Star Sports.[6]

Sequeira made his film debut with Sixteen directed by Raj Purohit in 2013.[3][7] He also played Officer Roy in the television serial Diya Aur Baati Hum.[3]

Keith in Bigg Boss 9[edit]

Sequeira was among the fourteen contestants in the ninth season of the reality television show Bigg Boss, which began airing in October 2015.[8] Keith Sequeira had to leave the show midway through due to a family emergency[9] but he made his reentry to Bigg Boss House as the birthday gift of Rochelle Rao.[10] He was eliminated on 20 January 2016 (Day 101), just before the finale, placing him in the Top 5.

Personal life[edit]

Sequeira was born in Delhi to natives of Goa.[11] He studied at St. Columba's School, and then enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts course majoring in economics from Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College at Delhi University. Subsequently, he studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion.[3] He had been married to Samyukta Singh, who had acted in the 1994 film Salaami, from 2005 to 2011.[12]

In 2015, his girlfriend, Rochelle Rao, participated in Bigg Boss 9: Double Trouble with him.[13][14][15] The couple were married in March 2018 in a private ceremony in Mahaballipuram in Tamil Nadu.[16][17] They went on to compete in Season 9 of the reality dance competition Nach Baliye in 2019.[18]


Sequeira and Rochelle Rao at the premiere of Calendar Girls


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Sixteen Vikram Kapoor Bollywood debut
2015 Calendar Girls Pinaki[19]


Year Show Role Channel Notes
2004 Dekho Magar Pyaar Se Karan StarPlus TV debut opposite Shraddha Nigam
2010 AXN’s Men 2.0 Host AXN Lifestyle show co-hosted by Shibani Dandekar[20]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Vivan Star Plus Opposite Jennifer Winget in an episode aired on 26 August 2012
2012 Super Fight League Anchor Star Sports
2013–14 Diya Aur Baati Hum Officer Roy Star Plus
2015 Doli Armaano Ki James Zee TV
2015–2016 Bigg Boss 9 Himself Colors TV Contestant (Fourth Runner Up)

Evicted on Day 101 - 20 January 2016[21]

2017 Love Ka Hai Intezaar Madhav Singh, Crown Prince of Rajgarh Star Plus Male protagonist[22]
2018 Udaan Karan Oberoi Colors TV Antagonist turned Protagonist[23][24]
2018 Dil Hi Toh Hai Vivek Sony TV Cameo Appearance
2019 Nach Baliye 9 Himself Star Plus Contestant with Rochelle Rao[25]

Music Videos[edit]

Year Name Opposite Notes
2001 "Shake It Daddy" Ayesha Takia DJ Aqeel's remix of "Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin"
2003 "Chehra Hai Ya" – (Babul Supriyo Souls Forever Vol 4) Babul Supriyo Remix of "Chehra Hai Ya Chand Khila"[26]


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  2. ^ Mehta, Ankita (9 November 2015). "Rare and unseen photos of Keith Sequeira that will make you fall for him all over again". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Banerjee, Urmimala (11 October 2015). "Bigg Boss 9: Find out more about Keith Sequeira Rochelle's boyfriend". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. ^ Sudhakaran, Sreeju (14 October 2015). "Bigg Boss 9: Once upon a time, when Keith Sequeria shook Booty with Ayesha Takia in a lift!". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The man of AXN's Men 2.0, Host Keith Sequeira". Adgully. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ D'Cruz, Dolcy (10 September 2015). "Keith Sequeira: The poster boy of Calendar Girls". O Heraldo. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  7. ^ "VJ Keith makes film debut with 'Sixteen'". Daily News and Analysis. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ Goswami, Parismita (16 October 2015). "'Bigg Boss 9': Keith Sequeira argues with Mandana Karimi; will changing partner bring peace inside house?". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  9. ^ Shah, Karen (6 November 2015). "'Bigg Boss 9': Keith Sequeira Leaves the show mid way!". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  10. ^ "'Bigg Boss 9': Keith back as birthday gift to bigg boss house". india today. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  11. ^ D'Costa, Suezelle (20 July 2013). "Acting is his passion". The Goan. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: Shocking! Keith Sequeira's ex-wife Samyukta Singh gets threatening calls!". 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  13. ^ Mehta, Ankita (10 October 2015). "'Bigg Boss 9': Contestants Rochelle Maria Rao and Keith Sequeira confirm relationship before entering the show". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  14. ^ Davis, Maggie (15 October 2015). "Bigg Boss 9: Are Rochelle Maria Rao and Mandana Karimi fighting over Keith Sequeira?". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  15. ^ Kulkarni, Preeti (17 October 2015). "Bigg Boss 9: Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira to get intimate, much to Mandana Karimi's chagrin!". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 contestants Keith Sequeira, Rochelle Rao wedding is a dreamy affair on a beach. See pics". Hindustan Times. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira are married. See all photos, videos from the beach wedding". The Indian Express. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Nach Baliye 9 contestants announced; Rochelle Rao- Keith Sequeira, Prince Narula- Yuvika among participants- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  19. ^ Gauri, Gayatri (25 September 2015). "Calendar Girls review: Newcomer actresses make this work despite Madhur Bhandarkar". Firstpost. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  20. ^ "AXN Men 2.0". Indian Television News. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: It feels bad, says Keith Sequeira after elimination". Hindustan Times. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Keith Sequeira-Sanjeeda Sheikh's upcoming TV show is now titled 'Love Ka Hai Intezaar' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  23. ^ DelhiApril 3, India Today Web Desk New; April 3, 2018UPDATED:; Ist, 2018 16:28. "Newly married Keith Sequeira bags pivotal role in this popular TV show". India Today. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  24. ^ "Keith Sequeira felt 'extremely seductive' playing a villain onscreen". Hindustan Times. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  25. ^ "Last of 'Nach Baliye 9' contestants announced; Keith Sequiera-Rochelle Rao, Faisal Khan-Muskaan Katria ready to groove | Latest News & Updates at". DNA India. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  26. ^ "Chehra Hai Ya – Babul Supriyo Souls Forever Vol 4". Retrieved 27 October 2015.

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