Mehta at the 2017 Star Parivaar Awards
17 January 1983
Nakuul Mehta (born 17 January 1983) is an Indian actor, dancer and model known for his role of Aditya Kumar in Star Plus's Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara and of Shivaay Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz. Currently he portrays Shivaansh Singh Oberoi.
Mehta was born in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. He descends from King Prithviraj Chauhan of Rajput Chauhan dynasty of Ajmer. His father, Pratap Singh Mehta, is a veteran of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, while his great-great grandfather Laxmilal Mehta was the military-in-chief of the Mewar region.
Mehta completed his Master of Commerce from Mumbai University. He was also trained in dance forms including jazz, hip hop, break, folk, salsa and contemporary. He is a trained ballroom dancer having learned under India's foremost ballroom teacher and Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar. He represented the state of Maharashatra in the AIDSF (All India Dance Sport Federation) championship in June 2011. He was a silver medalist in the Latin Ballroom Category (rumba) and is a gold medal winner in the Standard Ballroom category (waltz).
Mehta married singer Jankee Parekh on 28 January 2012.
He did commercials, music videos, and was associated with theatre for a long time. After juggling this with his modelling career, he made his film debut with Haal E Dil opposite Amita Pathak. He also appeared in the short film Avant Garde, which was showcased at film festivals across the globe. In 2015, Mehta hosted India's Got Talent 6.
He was then seen in the web-series I Don't Watch TV, published on the platform Arre. Produced by Timbuktu Films, it is a satire on the Indian television industry and also stars Bollywood film critic Rajeev Masand.
In 2016, Mehta started playing the role of Shivaay Singh Oberoi opposite Surbhi Chandna in Ishqbaaaz. Mehta also appeared in the show's spin-off, Dil Boley Oberoi. Currently, he plays the role of Shivaansh Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz.
|2011||Avant Garde Pythagoras Sharma||Pythagoras|
|2013||Sri Siddhartha Gauthama|
|Flamenco in Bollywood||Sahil Sharma|
|2012||Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara||Aditya Kumar||Star Plus|||
|2015||India's Got Talent||Host||Colors TV|||
|2016||I Don't Watch TV||Himself||Arré||Web Series|||
|Ishqbaaaz||Shivaay Singh Oberoi/Shivaansh Singh Oberoi||Star Plus|||
|2017||Dil Boley Oberoi||Shivaay Singh Oberoi|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Indian Telly Awards||Fresh New Face (Male)||Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara||Won|||
|Gold Awards||Best Actor Debut||Won|||
|Big Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining TV Actor||Won|||
|2017||Gold Awards||Best Actor in a Lead Role (Popular)||Ishqbaaaz||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Lead Role (Critics)||Won|
|Best Onscreen Jodi
(With Surbhi Chandna)
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Male (Popular)||Won|||
|Best Actor Male (Jury)||Nominated|
|2018||Gold Awards||Best Actor Male (Popular)||Won|||
|Best Onscreen Jodi
(With Surbhi Chandna)
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Male (Popular)||Nominated|
|Best Actor Male (Jury)|
|2019||Lions Gold Awards||Best Actor (Popular)||Nominated|
|Kalakar Awards||Best Actor||Won|
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