Maniesh at the Indian Telly Awards in 2012
3 August 1978 |
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Stand-up Comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Sayukta Paul (m. 2007)|
Maniesh Paul (born 3 August 1978 as Manish Paul) is an Indian television host, anchor and Bollywood actor who is a host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Starting as a radio jockey and VJ, he moved to acting on television daily soaps, before taking up stand-up comedy and hosting television reality series.
Early life and background
Born in Delhi and brought up in a Punjabi family in Delhi, involved in financial business Paul did his schooling from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. After his schooling, he did his B.A. in Tourism from College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi. He then lived with his grandmother in Chembur, Mumbai.
Paul started his career in Delhi, as a host, compering cultural events in schools and colleges. later he shifted to Mumbai, where his first break was hosting Sunday Tango on Star Plus in 2002. He also remained a VJ with Zee Music, and a radio jockey with Radio City's morning drive time show, Kasakai Mumbai.
Later he entered a channel Star One's Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials like Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai on Star One, Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein & Kahani Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV, Kuchh Cook Hota Hai on 9X . However, finding it unsatisfying he quit daily soaps and was even out of work for eight months in 2008.
Television host and presenter
Subsequently, Paul started his career as television host and presenter, gained recognition after hosting, Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, and later also appeared in stand-up comedy series, Comedy Circus. He also hosted Dance India Dance Li'l Masters on Zee TV. He also participated in Star Ya Rockstar, a celebrity singing show on Zee TV and is currently co-hosting celebrity dance-reality competition, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) on Colors TV,with Ranvir Shorey.
He has also hosted "Science of Stupid" on National Geographic. Over the year, Paul has also compered numerous television award shows.
He is married to Sanyukta Paul (m. 2007), who is a Bengali. They met each other in their school and started dating in late 1998. Soon, their families got to know each other and they finally got married in 2007.
|2009||Maruti Mera Dost||Special appearance|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Master India||Special appearance|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||himself||Friendly Appearance|
|2013||Mickey Virus||Mickey Arora|
|2016||Tere Bin Laden 2||Sharma|
|2017||Hrudayantar [MARATHI FILM]||
Events and awards nights