Aarya Babbar (born 24 May 1982) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood and Punjabi films.[1] In 2014, Aarya participated in the eighth season of Bigg Boss.


Aarya Babbar started his film career with Raj Kanwar's Ab Ke Baras[2] alongside Amrita Rao .[3] He has worked with stalwarts like Mani Ratnam, Madhur Bhandarkar and Vikram Bhatt. Also he appeared in films such as Yaar Annmulle, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and Ready.[4] Aarya Babbar acted in the Bengali film 'Paapi' in 2012 opposite Prosanjit, Pooja Bharti, and Sayantika. The Hindi version "Paapi" released on 11 October 2013.[5] In 2013 he also appeared in Punjabi Movie Heer and Hero opposite Minissha Lamba.

He was a contestant on Bigg Boss 8 where he managed to survive for 8 weeks and 56 days. Aarya Babbar released his first screen novel 'My fiancée, me & #IFu**edUp on 2 February 2015. He has also written a comic book named Pushpak Viman.[1][6][7]

His latest release is Bangistan alongside Riteish Deshmukh.

Awards and nominations

Babbar won the National Award of the Journalist Association for Upcoming Actor in Action.[8] He was nominated at the Star Screen Awards in Most Promising Newcomer - Male category for his film Ab Ke Baras.[9]


Year Film Role
2002 Ab Ke Baras Karan/Abhay
2003 Mudda: The Issue Rajbir
2004 Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum Raju
2007 Guru Jignesh
2007 Partition Akbar Khan
2008 Chamku Shreedhar
2009 Jail Kabir Malik
2010 Tees Maar Khan Inspector Dhurinder
2010 Virsa Yovi
2011 Ready Veer
2011 Aazaan Imaad
2011 Yaar Annmulle Guru
2012 Dangerous Ishq Aarif (Durhgam Shah)
2012 Paapi
2012 Joker Majnu Tangewala[10]
2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Baadal
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Addy
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Sunny
2013 Naughty Jatts Rocky Deol
2013 Heer and Hero Fateh
2014 Afra Tafri
2015 Bangistan
2016 Chalk n Duster
2017 Tera Intezaar [11]

Punjabi films

Year Film Role
2010 Virsa Yuvraj Singh Grewal/Yuvi
2011 Yaar Annmulle Gurveer/Guru
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Sunny
2013 Naughty Jatts Rocky Deol
2013 Heer and Hero Fateh
2014 Ishq Dot Com
2014 Mushtanda

TV shows

Year Show Channel RoleNotes
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Colors (TV channel) himselfEvicted Day 56 - 16 November 2014
2015 Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman Sony Entertainment Television (India) Dashanan RavanAntagonist (replaced on Friday,Sept.30th 2016,last appearance Tuesday,Sept.27th,2016)
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (episode fifteen) &TV with Ishita Sharma Dr. Ashwin Sood

Personal life

Aarya Babbar is the son of actor turned politician Raj Babbar and theatre personality Nadira Babbar.[1][2] He has one elder sister, the actress Juhi Babbar, whose second and current husband is the TV actor Anup Soni. Aarya also has a half-brother, the actor Prateik Babbar, who is the son of Raj Babbar by his second wife Smita Patil. Through his mother Nadira Babbar (born Nadira Zaheer), Aarya is the grandson of the communist activist Sajjad Zaheer and first cousin of Pankhuri Zaheer, On 22 Feb 2016, Aarya married his girlfriend Jasmine Puri at a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony. Jasmine is reported to be employed at a major film/TV production house.[12]


External links

Bigg Boss 8