Avinash Sachdev is an Indian television actor known for portraying the character Dev in the Hindi soap opera, Chotti Bahu[1], Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir[2] and Rohit Shekhawat in Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni...Ek Baar Phir.

Personal life

In 2012, Sachdev ventured into business opening several fashion stores in Mumbai.[3] In 2015, he married his Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir co-star Shalmalee Desai.[4][5]


In the early days of Sachdev's career he was interested in filmmaking and modelling.[6] Sachdev has also won several titles like Mr Baroda, Mr University, and Mr Gujarat (2004-2005) that compelled him to participate in Gladrags Model Hunt.[6][7] Later, he took up acting projects to develop filmmaking skills.

Acting career

His first notable acting role was in a TVS Scooty commercial. Later in his career, he had done several television commercials for Cadbury Dairy Milk, GRT Jewellers eBay and Sun Feast. Sachdev secured his first television role in the soap opera Karam Apna Apna (2006).[6][8] However, Dev in Chotti Bahu (2008) was his first leading role as Dev and it earned him Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face (2009) and Zee Rishtey award for Popular Male Face of the year 2009.[1] In 2013, he made his comback with Lakshmi and later that year, he played the lead character Shlok Agnihotry in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir. [2] In 2015, Sachdev joined the cast of Qubool Hai Season 4 as the lead. [9] Sachdev was seen in Balika Vadhu season 2 (2016) was his third television project with Sphere Origins.[10] Currently, he is playing the main lead in Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni...Ek Baar Phir (2016) replacing Vishal Karwal.

Directing career

Sachdev first worked as a volunteer assistant director in Hatim (2004) when he was 18 years old.[11] He also assisted Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!! (2008).[12] In 2016, Sachev made his directorial debut with a short online travel documentary, "Mumbai to Ladakh" which was based on his personal road trip to Ladakh.[13]

Stage performances

Though Sachdev is not a frequent stage performer, he has participated in several world tours and concerts. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he performed in Zee Night Concerts around the world along with Chotti Bahu co-star, Rubina Dilaik.[14][15] He participated in Zee Heros with Mamata Sharma concert (2012) [16] and Udit Narayan with Zee stars concert (2013) in South Africa.[17] Sachdev worked as an event manager in his last few Show Time Creations concerts held in South Africa.[18]


Fiction shows

Year Serial Character Comments
2004 Hatim Shehzad Supporting Character [11]
2006 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Sumit Malhotra
2007 Khwaish Salman Khan [19]
2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Manmeet / Prashant Chhabria (Dual Role)
2008-10 Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan (season 1) Dev Raj Purohit / Abhay Singh Takur [1]
2010 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Dev Raj Purohit Special Appearance
Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi Dev Raj Purohit
2011-12 Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi (season 2) Dev Raj Purohit [1] [20]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories (Television Film) Ishaan Khurana
2013 Lakshmi Puneet Malhotra
2013-15 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir Shlok Agnihotri / Ballu [2]
2015-2016 Qubool Hai (season 4) Armaan Raza Sheikh
2016 Balika Vadhu (season 2) Dr. Amit Goel Cameo
2016 Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni...Ek Baar Phir Rohit Sanjeev Shekhwat Main Lead

Non-fiction shows

Year Show Remarks
2009 Dance India Dance Season 1Guest Appearance as Himself
Comedy Circus; Dekh India Dekh
2014 Dance Ki Takkar 2 Guest Contestant
2014 Box Cricket League;Kolkata Baabu Moshayes As himself[21][22]
2016 Box Cricket League; Jaipur Raj Joshiley

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 New Talent Awards Best New Actor In Lead Role Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin SuhaganWon[23]
Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face(Male) Won[24]
Best New Actor In Lead Role(Male) Nominated[25]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "'Chhoti Bahu' 1 & 2 Back with New Series". The Times of India (Mumbai). 17 February 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Avinash & Shrenu in Iss Pyaar Ko... season 2?. Retrieved on 18 October 2014.
  3. Avinash Ventured into Business. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
  4. Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai's Wedding Pics. Retrieved on 7 February 2016.
  5. Shalmalee Desai celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Avinash Sachdev - Times of India.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Team, Tellychakkar. If something happens between Rubina and me in future, will let you know : Avinash Sachdev.
  7. "Small screen, big plans" (in en-IN). The Hindu. 2010-06-07. ISSN 0971-751X. 
  8. Team, Tellychakkar. Avinash was to play Alekh.
  9. In & Out: TV celebs onboard, quit or kicked out. Retrieved on 16 October 2015.
  10. Avinash Sachdev joins the cast of Balika Vadhu.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Which actor has worked for free?. Retrieved on 16 July 2015.
  12. Team, Tellychakkar. Revealed: Things You Didn't Know About The Lead Pair of Vrindavan Ki Radhika.
  13. Avinash Sachdeva turns a director with a documentary Mumbai to Ladakh.
  14. Rubina Dilaik believes in making a role special.... Retrieved on 7 May 2015.
  15. "Travel". Zing. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  16. Sharma’s charms for Durban. Retrieved on 23 August 2015.
  17. "Showtime Promotions". ST. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  18. Team, Tellychakkar. Rithwik, Karan, Avinash and Hiten to shake a leg in South Africa; Mamta Sharma to sing.
  19. Out of the box : Avinash Sachdev. Retrieved on 21 June 2016.
  20. Avinash Sachdev’s new love story. Retrieved on 3 December 2014.
  21. Teams. Retrieved on 18 December 2014.
  22. Jaipur Raj Joshiley: Press meet. Retrieved on 7 January 2016.
  23. Previous Winners 2009 - New Talent Awards 2011. Retrieved on 6 February 2016.
  24. Winners of 9th Indiantellyawards. Retrieved on 19 December 2014.
  25. The Indian Telly Awards 2009 Popular Nominess. Retrieved on 19 December 2014.

External links

Awards for Avinash Sachdev
Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face (Male)
Zee Rishtey Awards winners