Zain Imam

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Zain Imam
Zain Imam

18 May[1]
Years active2014–present
Known forTashan-E-Ishq

Zain Imam is an Indian television actor known for his portrayal of Abhimanyu in Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, Yuvraj Luthra in Tashan-E-Ishq, Abeer Pratap Dharmadhikari in Yeh Vaada Raha, Neil Khanna in Naamkarann, Arjun in Laal Ishq, Mohit in Ishqbaaaz and Kabir Mittal in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna.

Early life[edit]

Imam is an MBA holder from Amity International Business School.[1] After completing his graduation, he worked in the private sector but later he quit his job and tried his luck in the entertainment industry.


Imam started his career as a model, working for agencies such as the Aldo Group.[1] He then did a few TV commercials before pursuing his career in acting.[1]

He started his television career in 2014 with MTV India's Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan where he portrayed Abhimanyu Thakkar.[2]

From 2015 to 2016, he played Yuvraj Luthra, in Zee TV's Tashan-E-Ishq.[3][4] For his performance, he was awarded with Best Actor in a Negative Role at Gold Awards. The show wrapped up in September 2016.[5]

From 2016 to 2017, Imam played Abeer Dharmadhikari in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha.[6]

From 2017 to 2018, he portrayed Neil Khanna in Star Plus's Naamkarann.

In 2018, Imam played Arjun in &TV's anthology series Laal Ishq.[7] He went on to play Mohit in Star Plus's Ishqbaaaz.[8] Imam was ranked 26th in Eastern Eye's Sexiest Asian Men List 2018.[citation needed] He was listed 5th in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television 2018.[9]

In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.[10] Since April 2019, Imam has been portraying Kabir Mittal in Star Plus's Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna opposite Shrenu Parikh.[11]


Year Show Role Notes Channel
2014–2015 Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan Abhimanyu Thakkar MTV India
2015–2016 Tashan-E-Ishq Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra Zee TV
2016–2017 Yeh Vaada Raha Abeer Dharmadhikari
2017–2018 Naamkarann Neil Khanna Star Plus
2018 Laal Ishq Arjun Episodic &TV
Ishqbaaaz Mohit Malhotra Star Plus
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant Colors TV
2019–present Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Kabir Mittal Star Plus

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor In Negative Role (Critics) Tashan-e-Ishq Won [12]


  1. ^ a b c d "Happy Birthday Zain Imam—7 Facts You Must Know About The Birthday Boy!". Filmibeat. 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Zain Imam: If you aren't talented, you can't survive competition". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Five shades of grey for Zain in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ "PICS: Zain Imam's new look in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. ^ "'Tashan-E-Ishq' to end on September 16". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Zain Imam finalized to play lead in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Zain Imam and Mahhi Vij roped in for &TV's Laal Ishq". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Zain Imam's entry confirmed in 'Ishqbaaaz'". BizAsia. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet television's most desirable dudes". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Zain Imam on his preparation for Khatron Ke Khiladi: I am working a lot on my strength". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Zain Imam on his character in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna, being secure as an actor & web series". Pinkvilla.
  12. ^ "Gold Awards 2016: List of Winners". India Today. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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