Vikas Gupta

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Vikas Gupta
Born (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 35)[1]
Years active2006–present
Known forBigg Boss 11
Bigg Boss 14
MTV Ace of Space
FamilySiddharth Gupta (brother)

Vikas Gupta (born 7 May 1988) is an Indian television producer, creative director, screenwriter and host. He is known for participating in Bigg Boss 11 , Bigg Boss 14 and hosting MTV Ace of Space.[2]


Gupta was born on 7 May 1988. He hails from Dehradun.[1] His brother, Siddharth Gupta, is an actor as well as a model.[3][4][5]

In June 2020, Gupta came out as bisexual in an Instagram post.[6] Gupta is also one of the directors of an NGO called Lost Boy Welfare Association that helps poor children.


Gupta started working at the age of 17 in Balaji Telefilms as an actor[7] He was the creative head of Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms[8] for shows like Mahabharat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Later, he started his own production studio Lost Boy Productions which has created popular television series like Gumrah: End of Innocence, Warrior High, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, V The Serial, Yeh Hai Aashiqui and MTV Webbed. Gupta has also been the youngest programming head of MTV India.

In October 2017, Gupta participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 11 where he emerged as the second runner up of the season.[9] Due to his performance, he was given the title of “Mastermind” on the show.[10] In 2017, he produced Class of 2017 on ALTBalaji.

In 2018, he hosted IIFA Buzz in Thailand for IIFA Awards 2018 on Voot.[11] Gupta also created and hosted his own reality show titled Ace of Space on MTV India.[12][13]

In 2019 he played Bigg Boss 13 As a proxy

In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 in Argentina. He was disqualified from the show[14][15] Next, he created Puncch Beat for on ALT Balaji.[16] In March, he reunited with his co-contestants Bharti Singh, Aly Goni, Harsh Limbachiyaa among others to be a part of Khatra Khatra Khatra.[17] In May 2019, Gupta created anthology series Yeh Ishq Nahi Aasaan for Dangal TV.[18] In August 2019, he returned as the host of MTV India's Ace of Space 2.[19]

In February 2020, he created Class of 2020 for ALTBalaji.[20] In November, he participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 14, this time as a challenger. When co-contestant Arshi Khan involved Gupta's family in a fight, he pushed her and was thus expelled from the show.[21] He re-entered the show soon after.[22]



Year Title Producer Writer Creative Director
2005-2008 Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi ... Yes
2006-2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Yes
2008-2010 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Yes
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Yes
2010-2011 Kitani Mohabbat Hai 2 Yes
2012 The Serial Yes Yes
2012-2016 Gumrah End of Innocence Yes Yes
2013-2014 MTV Webbed Yes Yes
2014-2016 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Yes Yes Yes
2014-2017 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Yes Yes
2014-2015 Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan Yes
2014-2015 MTV Fanaah Yes Yes
2015 MTV Warrior High Yes
2015 Code Red Yes Yes
2015 Talaash Yes Yes
2015 Rani Mahal Yes Yes
2019 Yeh Ishq Nahi Aasan Yes Yes [23]

Web series[edit]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Bad Company Host [24]
2017–2018 Bigg Boss 11 Contestant 2nd runner-up [25]
2018 IIFA Buzz Host [26]
Ace of Space 1 [27]
Bigg Boss 12 Himself Guest [28]
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant Disqualified [29]
Khatra Khatra Khatra Himself Guest [30]
Kitchen Champion 5
Ace of Space 2 Host [31]
Bigg Boss 13 Contestant Proxy for Devoleena Bhattacharjee [32]
2020 Mujhse Shaadi Karoge Host Grand Finale [33]
Ladies vs Gentlemen Panelist [34]
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 Contestant Challenger


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial Gumrah End of Innocence Won
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Story Writer Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Vikas Gupta: The lost boy who always finds his way into people's hearts". The Indian Express. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Who is Vikas Gupta?". The Indian Express. 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ Lalwani, Vicky (16 May 2014). "Ekta Kapoor finds her hero by chance". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss 11's Vikas Gupta confirms his brother has left his house: He wanted to come out of my shadow". India Today.
  5. ^ "Watch: Bigg Boss 11 finalist Vikas Gupta's brother Siddharth reveals the true side of his brother". The Times of India. 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ "'With pride, I am bisexual': Vikas Gupta says he is done with years of 'hiding his emotions'". Hindustan Times. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss 11 contestant Vikas Gupta's success story will motivate you to get out of your cocoon!". Zee News. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Bigg Boss 11: Who is Vikas Gupta? Profile, Biography, Photos and Video". The Indian Express. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss 11 'mastermind' Vikas Gupta reveals why he didn't win the show". Hindustan Times. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  10. ^ "'Mastermind' Vikas Gupta's key moments in the show". The Times of India. 14 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Vikas Gupta is prepping up for IIFA 2018 with Mouni Roy in Thailand". India TV. 21 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Former Bigg Boss contestant Vikas Gupta to host MTV's Hunger Games-inspired reality show, Ace of Space". Firstpost. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  13. ^ "'Ace of Space' is all about shrinking spaces, hearts and minds". The Times of India. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Bharti Singh to Vikas Gupta: Meet the contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9". India Today.
  15. ^ "Vikas Gupta admits taking drugs during 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 9': Yes, I was disqualified from the show and rightfully so". DNA India. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Puncch Beat first impression: Good looking, aspirational and dramatic". The Indian Express. 14 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Bharti Singh, Harsh Limbachiyaa, Vikas Gupta reunite for new show". Bangalore Mirror. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Varun Sood, Divya Agarwal at the launch of Vikas Gupta's new show". The Times of India. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Vikas Gupta to be back as mastermind of 'Ace of Space'". The Times of India.
  20. ^ "Parth Samthaan-Vikas Gupta Ignore Each Other At 'Code M' Screening; Duo Not On Talking Terms?". 16 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Vikas Gupta releases video statement after being expelled from Bigg Boss 14 house; says, 'I was vulnerable and cried after watching myself'". The Times of India. 15 December 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  22. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta to re-enter the house, says 'not just my desire but need to win the show'". Hindustan Times. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  23. ^ "Vikas Gupta: One should love themselves before loving others". The Indian Express. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  24. ^ "Bad Company". Zee5. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  25. ^ Jain, Arushi (13 January 2018). "Bigg Boss 11: A look back at Vikas Gupta's masterstrokes which made him a much-deserved finalist". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  26. ^ Khan, Shifa (30 June 2018). "Bigg Boss 11' Vikas Gupta's Unbelievable Fitness Transformation Will Make Your Jaw Drop". News18. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  27. ^ "Vikas Gupta: Ace of Space is tougher than Bigg Boss". The Indian Express. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  28. ^ Jain, Arushi (31 October 2018). "Shilpa Shinde and Vikas Gupta save the sinking Bigg Boss 12 ship". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  29. ^ "Exclusive: Vikas Gupta explains why he was disqualified from Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, says he hid being on painkillers". The Times of India. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  30. ^ Farzeen, Sana (23 March 2019). "Vikas Gupta: I take calculated risks and don't just jump into anything". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  31. ^ "Ace of Space 2 Promo: Host Vikas Gupta makes a comeback as evil mastermind; promises to scare the contestants". The Times of India. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  32. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Vikas Gupta writes a heartfelt note to Sidharth Shukla; says he wants his smile back". The Times of India. 29 December 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  33. ^ "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge promo: Vikas Gupta enters the house". The Times of India. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  34. ^ Bhasin, Shriya (17 November 2020). "Genelia, hubby Riteish Deshmukh to turn host for new show 'Ladies Vs Gentlemen'". India TV News. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

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