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Rithvik Dhanjani
Rithvik Dhanjani at the premiere of Transformers.jpg
Rithvik Dhanjani at the premiere of Transformers
Born Madhya Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, dancer
Years active 2009 - present
Partner(s) Asha Negi[1]

Rithvik Dhanjani is an Indian television actor. He played Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar in Pavitra Rishta.[2] Dhanjani has hosted and participated in many reality shows like Nach Baliye, Dare 2 Dance, India's Best Dramebaaz and V Distraction. He won the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 with his partner Asha Negi.[3] In June 2012, Dhanjani won third place in the television dance competition series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.[4][5] In 2015, he won the stunt based reality show, I Can Do That. He gained popularity as the host of the show, Yeh Hai Aashiqui. He has worked in two short films Jo Hum Chahein and Aftermath Mumbai.

Life and family

Rithvik was born in Madhya Pradesh.[6][7] His family moved to Dubai soon after he was born.[8] He has a sister named Heena.[9] He did his schooling in Dubai and graduation from City of London College.[8] In his college days, he was into acting, modeling and hosting shows.[8] Later, he also got involved in theater for as long as two and a half year.[8] After doing theatre and events in Dubai, he decided to shift to Mumbai to become an actor.[10] He then did an acting course from the Kishore Namit Kapoor Institute before entering the television industry.[10] Currently he stays at Lokhandwala, Andheri.[11]

Career

Dhanjani began his acting career with a cameo in Bandini, where he played Parth, a negative character.[12] However, his big break came in Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani where he played the antagonist, Jay Khurana, who was a werewolf and in love with the female protagonist.[13] The show ended on 15 December 2011.[14] He later played the role of the parallel lead Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar in the Balaji Telefilms show Pavitra Rishta opposite Asha Negi.[15] In June 2012 Rithvik entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as wild card entry and came in third place. In 2013, he hosted India's Best Dramebaaz with Ragini Khanna.[16] He was seen in the Teen ka Tadka episode of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6.[17] In 2013, he started hosting the show, Yeh Hai Aashiqui which gained him popularity.[18] In 2013, he participated in Nach Baliye 6 with his partner Asha Negi.[19] In 2014, he appeared in the horror show, MTV Fanaah as Vidhyut.[20] In the same year, he participated in the dance reality show Dare 2 Dance.[21] In 2015, he hosted V Distraction and Nach Baliye 7 opposite Karan Patel.[22][23] In 2015, he also contested in the stunt based reality show I Can Do That and became the winner of the show.[24] He has also hosted India's Best Dramebaaz season 2.[25] in 2015 to 2016 and the Indian reality dance show Super Dancers.

Filmography

Films

Television

As an actor

Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2010 Bandini Parth Shashank Mehta Debut show [26]
2010-11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Jay Khurana Antangonist [27]
2011-14 Pavitra Rishta Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar Supporting role [28]
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Kabir Episodic [29]
2014 MTV Webbed 2 Rithvik Dhanjani [30]
2014 MTV Fanaah Vidhyut Thriller show [31]
2015 Kumkum Bhagya Arjun Kirloskar Episodic [32]
2015 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Rithvik Dhanjani with Asha Negi [33]
2016 I Don't Watch TV Web series [34]

As a contestant

Year Show Notes Ref(s)
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Reality show [35]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Reality show [36]
2013-14 Nach Baliye 6 Winner [37]
2014 Dare 2 Dance Dance show [38]
2015 I Can Do That Winner [39]
2015 India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun? Episodic [40]

As a host

Year Show Notes Ref(s)
2013 India's Best Dramebaaz Reality show [41]
2013 - 15 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Fiction show [42]
2014 Dilwalon Ki Diwali TV special [43]
2015 V Distraction Talk show [44]
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Dance show [45]
2015 Deva Shree Ganesha TV special [46]
2015 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Siyappa Ishq Ka [47]
2015 Dussehra - Jeet Sachchai Kee TV special [48]
2015 – 16 India's Best Dramebaaz Dance show [49]
2016 Pyaar Ki Yeh Kahani Suno TV special [50]
2016 So You Think You Can Dance (India) Dance show [51]
2016 Man Vs. Job Reality show [52]
2016 Super Dancer Dance show [53]

Awards

References

  1. ^ (11 October 2013 married)Pavitra Rishta Pair Rithvik, Asha Are Now A Real Life Couple | TV | www.indiatimes.com India Times, accessed 12 October 2013
  2. ^ "Soapbox's new screen jodis are amping the romance quotient". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "TV's hit couple Rithvik and Asha Negi win 'Nach Baliye 6′". The Indian Express. 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Karan Wahi and Rashmi Desai are the wild card entries in 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa'". daily.bhaskar.com. 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  5. ^ "And the winner of Jhalak is Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Times News Network. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani lists 12 things that we didn't know about him". dna. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, this middle-class boy from Madhya Pradesh has showcased his talent in all the given platform". Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Things you didn't know about Rithvik Dhanjani". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Take inspiration from TV stars on gift ideas this Raksha Bandhan". dna. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Things you didn't know about Rithvik Dhanjani". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "10 things I love about my neighbourhood - Rithvik Dhanjani". dna. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Popularity matters a lot on `Nach Baliye`: Rithvik Dhanjani". Zee News. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani wants new season of `Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani`". Zee News. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani to end?". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Asha-Rithvik to quit Pavitra Rishta?". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  16. ^ S. M. AAMIR. "Back with drama". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Rithvik Dhanjani, Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak turn judges". IBNLive. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "'Yeh Hai Aashiqui' returns with a new name". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "TV's hit couple Rithvik and Asha Negi win 'Nach Baliye 6'". The Indian Express. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  20. ^ "The supernatural series Fanaah". ABP Live. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  21. ^ Tribune News Service. "They can do all that". The Tribune India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "V Distraction's funniest moments". The Indian Express. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  23. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Karan Patel to host Nach Baliye 7". Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  24. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani declared winner of 'I Can Do That'". The Indian Express. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  25. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani's surprise performance on India's Best Dramebaaz". Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  26. ^ "Rithvik, who has earlier been part of TV soaps like "Bandini" and "Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani", is currently seen as Arjun Kirloskar in "Pavitra Rishta"". indiatimes.com. 
  27. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani: Love is everything for me". The Times of India. 
  28. ^ "Soapbox's new screen jodis are amping the romance quotient". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  29. ^ "Mihika Verma bags Yeh Hai Aashiqui". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  30. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140416/entertainment-tvmusic/article/it’s-important-fans-follow-only-verified-accounts-actors
  31. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani turns werewolf for his TV show". The Times of India. 
  32. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi to be seen together in Kumkum Bhagya". Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  33. ^ "Rithvik-Asha's love story recreated on TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  34. ^ "Karan Patel, Rithvik Dhanjani, Disha Parmar, Nakuul Mehta and others feature on new show [VIDEO]". International Business Times, India Edition. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  35. ^ "Rashmi is tough competition: Rithvik Dhanjani". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  36. ^ "I hope to win Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa: Rithvik Dhanjani". Hindustan Times. 
  37. ^ "TV's hit couple Rithvik and Asha Negi win 'Nach Baliye 6′". The Indian Express. 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  38. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Sayantani Ghosh shoot for 'Dare 2 Dance' - Entertainment". mid-day.com. 
  39. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani ready for Farhan Akhtar's show". The Asian Age. 
  40. ^ "Karan Wahi and Rithvik forced to watch Saas Bahu shows!". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  41. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Ragini Khanna get 'dramebaaz'". dna. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  42. ^ S. M. Aamir. "Rithvik Dhanjani hosts a new show on Bindass". The Hindu. 
  43. ^ "Harshad Chopra and Rithvik Dhanjani bond during the shoot of Dilwalon Ki Diwali". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  44. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani steps into Jimmy Carr's shoes". The Times of India. 
  45. ^ "Rithvik, Karan 'excited' to co-host 'Nach Baliye 7'". The Indian Express. 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  46. ^ "Rithvik, Asha to host TV show together for first time". ABP Live. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  47. ^ "'Siyappa Ishq Ka' to explore 'craziness in love'". The Indian Express. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  48. ^ "Rithvik, Jennifer to co-host 'Dussehra - Jeet Sachchai Kee'". Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  49. ^ "In & Out: TV celebs onboard, quit or kicked out". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  50. ^ "Rithvik and Asha to host ZEE TV's Valentine's Day Special – 'Pyaar Ki Yeh Kahani Suno'". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  51. ^ "So You Think You Can Dance". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  52. ^ "Rithvik takes up wrestling for his new show 'Man VS Job' - Times of India". Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  53. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani to host Super Dancer - Times of India". Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  54. ^ "The Twelfth Indian Telly Awards - Nominate your Favourites - Login". Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  55. ^ "22nd Lions Gold Awards: Naagin's Adaa Khan, Gautam Rode, Asha-Rithvik, Mona-Iqbal Bag Awards - PICS". www.filmibeat.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 

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