Maniesh at the Indian Telly Awards in 2012
3 August 1981 |
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Stand-up Comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Sayukta Paul (m. 2007)|
Maniesh Paul (born 3 August 1981) 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
He was born in and brought up in Delhi to a Punjabi family originally from Sialkot in Delhi, involved in the 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 channel Star One's Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials such as Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai on Star One, Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein and Kahani Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV and 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.
Though he had appeared in cameo roles such as in the Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Tees Maar Khan (2010), Paul made his debut in a lead role of the computer geek Mickey in Mickey Virus (2013) which received a lot of appreciation.
Television host and presenter
Subsequently, Paul started his career as a television host and presenter, and gained recognition after hosting Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, and later also appeared in the 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 the 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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2009||Maruti Mera Dost||Himself||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Master India||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||Himself||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2014||Mickey Virus||Mickey Arora||Hindi||Bollywood debut|
|2016||Tere Bin Laden 2||Sharma||Hindi|
|2018||Baa Baaa Black Sheep||TBA||Hindi||Post-production|
|TBA||Jatt & Juliet Remake||TBA||Hindi||Filming|
|Year||Song Name||Role||Lyrics||Music||Label||Female Actress|
|2018||Harjai||Singer, Model||Sachin Gupta||Sachin Gupta||T-Series||Lulia Vantur|
Events and awards nights
|2008||GR8 Women's Award||Host||Sony TV|
|2008–2009||Mumbai Police Show Organised by Cineyug||Host||Sony TV|
|2009–2010||Zee Rishtey Awards||Host||Zee TV|
|2009–2010||Zee Gold Awards||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Zee Diwali Dhamaka||Host||Zee TV|
|2010||Sahara India Pariwar||Host||Star Plus|
|2011||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Host||Star Plus|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2011||Femina Miss India||Host||Sony TV|
|2012||STAR Parivaar Awards||Host||Star Plus|
|2012||Femina Miss India||Host||Sony TV|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2012||Golden Petal Awards||Host||Colors TV|
|2012||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Host||Star Plus|
- "Happy in his space, Manish Paul". Daily News & Analysis. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
- "Daily soaps weren't creatively satisfying: Manish Paul".
- "Personal Agenda:Manish Paul". Hindustan Times. 10 August 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
I’m a die-hard Punjabi
- "I shot my film near my father's office: Manish Paul". The Times of India. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "I am not used to such adulation: Manish Paul". Hindustan Times. 5 August 2013. Archived from the original on 15 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Television's funny bone Manish Paul's love story with wife Sanyukta". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "I've decided to keep away from fiction: Manish Paul". The Times of India. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul hopes to team up with Karan Johar soon". Hindustan Times. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Manish Paul all set to hit the silver screen". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-07-20.[dead link]
- "Manish Paul's dream fulfilled!". The Times of India. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul opens his heart". The Times of India. 10 Aug 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Manish Paul completed the shoot of Katha Remake"
- "Sunny Leone and Manish Paul in Jatt And Juliet Hindi remake"
- "Manish Paul romantic with Lulia Vantur in Harjai". RedMux. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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