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Arjun Bijlani (born 31 October 1982) is an Indian television and film actor. One of the most renowned Indian television celebrities, he has established a career in Hindi television shows.[4] His first television show as a lead was in Balaji Telefilms' youth show, Kartika on Disney Channel.

He then appeared in other well known shows including Left Right Left, Miley Jab Hum Tum[5], Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Naagin and Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil. He participated in the dance reality shows Dance Ki Takkar (2014) & Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 (2016).

In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with the film, Direct Ishq. Currently playing the role of Deep Raj Singh/ Deep Raichand in the serial "Ishq Mein Marjawan" on Colors.

Life and family

Arjun Bijlani was born on 31 October 1982 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and his colleging from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.[6] At the age of nineteen, he lost his father Sudarshan Bijlani.[7] He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Neha Swamy in May 2013.[8] In 2015, they became parents to a baby boy named Ayaan.[9]

Career

Bijlani started his television career in 2004 with Balaji Telefilms' youth based television series, Kartika opposite Jennifer Winget.[10] He played the lead role of Ankush, Kartika's love interest.[10] In 2005, Bijlani appeared yet again in a youth television series, Remix.[10] He portrayed the role of Vikram, a supporting character.[10] Bijlani had his first noticeable work with the action based television drama, Left Right Left.[11] In this show he played the role of Cadet Alekh Sharma, a military officer.[12]

In 2008, he took a break from Left Right Left and signed Deepti Bhatnagar's period drama, Mohe Rang De where he played the role of Sanjay, a rich fun-loving guy.[13] In 2008, he featured in the romantic youth show, Miley Jab Hum Tum alongside Rati Pandey, Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal.[14] He played Mayank Sharma, a nerd who falls for a fun-loving girl.[15] The show ended on 19 November 2010.[16] His next television venture was NDTV Imagine's show, Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna alongside Bhavna Khatri. He played the role of Chandrakant Bhosale in the show.

In 2011, Bijlani made his comeback with playing the parallel lead role of Arjun Singh Thakur in the Star Plus popular show Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani but later on in June 2013, he left the show and therefore he got replaced by Nishant Malkani.[17][18]

In 2012, Bijlani hosted UTV Bindass' reality talk show, Dell Inspiron Road Diaries.[19] In 2012, he also acted in Magic Lantern's telefilm in Teri Meri Love Stories on Star Plus opposite Neha Janpandit where he played the role of Raghu, an uncultured guy.[20] In the same year he did a shortfilm, named Full Phukre. In 2013, Bijlani worked in two shortfilms, I Guess and the other Caught In The Web. In the film I Guess he played the role of Manav waiting for his friend's operation in a hospital lobby who starts a weird conversation with Aadi, a stranger about life and death.[21]

In his next shortfilm, Caught In The Web he played the role of Karan, a casanova always chating on net.[22] He next appeared in the television series, Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar opposite Aneri Vajani.[23] He played the role of Dev, a police inspector.[23] His next appearance in 2013 was in the series, Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman. His final appearance of 2013 was in the comedy based cookery drama. Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar on SAB TV where he played the role of Aditya Khanna opposite Shweta Gulati.[24]

In 2014, Bijlani featured in an episode of UTV Bindass' Yeh Hai Aashiqui named "This or That?" alongside Perneet Chauhan and Rucha Gujarathi.[25][26] In 2014, he also played in Box Cricket League. Arjun became a celebrity contestant in the Star Plus popular dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar in the second season. He survived for 13 weeks until he got voted out in 2014.[27][28]

In March 2015, he entered in Balaji Telefilms' romantic television drama series Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi alongside Radhika Madan and Shakti Arora.[29] He played the role of Shikhar Mehra a casonava lawyer yet a positive guy who falls for Ishani.[30] However he quited the show in August 2015 for Naagin.[31] In September 2015, he signed another thriller show of Balaji Telefilms, Naagin opposite Mouni Roy.[32] In the show he portrayed a suave and ambitious tycoon, Ritik Raheja who believs that love and religion are distractions as they make you weak but his beliefs are challenged when he comes face-to-face with Shivanya.[33] The show received high TRPs and it ended on 5 June 2016.[34]

In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Baba Motion Pictures' Direct Ishq co-starred Rajneesh Duggal and Nidhi Subbaiah.[35] He played the role of Kabir Bajpai, a good boy from a rich family.[36][37][38]. In June 2016 Arjun went to Madrid to host IIFA Awards n IIFA rocks green carpet, along with weekend buzz with stars. In July 2016, Bijlani was participating in the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa where he was appreciated highly but later got eliminated along with Surveen Chawla.[39] In August 2016, he did cameo in Colors TV's show Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se (starring Mona Singh and Vivek Dahiya where in he played a genie.[40] He also did several episodic appearance in Naagin (season 2) including first episode and for the finale episode of Naagin (season 2) which ended on 18th June. [41][42] In November 2016, he started acting in the show Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil as Raghav Mehra opposite Drashti Dhami.[43]. The show ended on 30 June 2017.[44]

In May 2017 he hosted Star Parivar Awards with Karan Patel. In July 2017 Arjun for the second time hosted IIFA green carpet, weekend stories with Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali khan, Vikas Khanna, IIFA rewind. IIFA 2017 was held in New York.

As of 2017, Bijlani is appearing as Deep Raichand, the male protagonist in crime thriller Ishq Mein Marjawan, which airs on Colors TV.[45]

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2012 Full Phukre Shortfilm [46]
2013 I Guess Manav Shortfilm [21]
2013 Caught In The Web Karan Shortfilm [22]
2016 Direct Ishq Kabeer Bajpai Bollywood debut [47]

Television

Fiction Shows

Year Show Co-Star Role Channel Ref(s)
2004 Kartika Jennifer Winget Ankush Disney Channel India [10]
2005 Remix Shweta Gulati Vikram Star One [10]
2006-08 Left Right Left Priyanka Bassi Aalekh Sharma SAB TV [48]
2008 Mohe Rang De Prabhleen Sandhu Sanjay Colors TV [49]
2008–10 Miley Jab Hum Tum Rati Pandey Mayank Sharma Star One [46]
2011 Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna Bhavna Khatri Chandu Imagine TV [10]
2011-2013 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Sara Khan Arjun Singh Thakur Star Plus [50]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Neha Janpandit Raghu [20]
2013 Kaali - Ek Punar Avatar Aneri Vajani Dev [23]
2013 Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar Shweta Gulati Aditya Khanna SAB TV [51]
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Rucha Gujarathi Varun Bindaas [26]
2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Radhika Madan Shikhar Mehra Colors TV [52]
2015–16 Naagin Mouni Roy Ritik Raheja (Bhola) / Sangram Singh [53]
2016 Karishma Ki Shaadi Tina Datta Arjun Luthra [54]
2016 Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se Mona Singh Arhaan (genie) [55]
2016 Naagin - Season 2 Mouni Roy Ritik Singh (Special appearance) [56]
2016–17 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Drashti Dhami Raghav Mehra Star Plus [57]
2017-present Ishq Mein Marjawan Alisha Panwar Deep Raichand Colors TV [58]

Reality Shows

Year Show Role Channel Ref(s)
2012 Road Dairies Host Bindaas [59]
2014-15 Dance Ki Takkar 2 Contestant Star Plus [60]
2014-15 Box Cricket League Contestant Sony TV [61]
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant &TV [62]
2016 Box Cricket League - Season 2 Contestant Colors TV [63]
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Guest/Ritik [64]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant [65]
2016 Dance Ki Takkar 5 Guest/Raghav Star Plus [66]
2017 Dance Ki Takkar 6 Guest Contestant opposite Drashti Dhami [67]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Guest/Deep Colors TV [68]

Special appearances

Show Role Channel Month Ref(s)
Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman Himself SAB TV February 2013 [10]
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV November 2015 [69]
Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Colors TV August 2016 [70]
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Himself - to promote new show with Drashti Dhami Star Plus November 2016 [71]
Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Himself - to promote new show with Drashti Dhami Star Plus November 2016 [72]
Rishta — Ek Vishwaas Himself Star Plus March 2017 [73]
Tu Aashiqui Himself/Deep Colors TV March 2018 [74]
Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Himself/Deep Colors TV April 2018

Hosting

Year Show Co-Host Channel Ref(s)
2010 ITA 2010 Red Carpet Rati Pandey Star Plus [75]
2013 Star Parivaar Awards Red Carpet Sargun Mehta Star Plus [76]
2016 IIFA Green Carpet Mukti Mohan Colors TV [77]
2017 Star Parivaar Awards Karan Patel Star Plus [78]
2017 IIFA Green Carpet Karan Wahi Colors TV [79]

Awards

Zee Gold Awards

Sahib Chaggar Awards

Nominations

Indian Telly Awards

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