Arjit Taneja is an Indian television actor. He made his acting debut with channel V's popular show The Serial. He was also part of MTV Splitsvilla 6 in 2013. He did a cameo role in Bade Acche Lagte Hain. He is well known for appearing in Lakshmi (2013 TV series) as Varun and Zee TV's show Kumkum Bhagya as Purab Khanna. He also appeared in shows like the Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do[1], Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar and Rishta - Ek Vishwaas. He was a contestant on Bigg Boss 10 in 2016.

Personal life

Arjit Taneja grew up in Delhi. His father is a lawyer. He has a elder sister. He received a BA in computer programming at University of Delhi.[citation needed]

In November 2010, joined the modelling agency Elite Model Management India Pvt. Ltd. In mid-2012, he moved from Delhi to Mumbai and made his debut on television.


Taneja played a cameo in the series Bade Acche Lagte Hain on Sony Entertainment Television India in September 2013. In December 2012, he got a role in V The Serial on Channel V, where he played actor Karan Kundra's best friend. He also participated in the reality show MTV Splitsvilla, in Season 6.

Arjit got his first show as a lead in Lakshmi (season 2) which aired on Star Plus playing the main lead as Akash opposite Asha Negi. He was also one of the contestants of first season of Karan Chaggar's dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar but got eliminated in the 2nd week (22 Decmeber 2013).[2][3]

In April 2014, Taneja was playing the role of Purab Khanna, parallel lead and one of the protagonists in the TV show Kumkum Bhagya on Zee TV.[4] Purab Khanna’s love interest in the serial is Bulbul(Mrunal Thakur).[5] He also played the role in Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do. In June 2016, he entered Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar playing the role of Arjun - husband of Shweta. He is currently playing the role of Varun in Star Plus' Rishta - Ek Vishwaas.



  2. Dance Ki Takkar 1: Arjit Taneja and Karishma Tanna approached. India Today. Retrieved on 2 November 2013.
  3. Dance Ki Takkar 1: Mrunal and Arjit voted out!. India Today. Retrieved on 2 November 2014.
  5. Bulbul or Aliya? Who will Purab choose in KumKum Bhagya?. IndiaOpines. Retrieved on 9 August 2014.

Dance Ki Takkar 1
Runner up
2nd runners—up
Other Contestants