Hiten Tejwani (born 5 March 1974) is an Indian television actor from Mumbai, India known for his portrayal in serials such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kutumb, and Pavitra Rishta. He is a contestant in the popular controversial reality show Bigg Boss in 2017.

Early life


Hiten Tejwani was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to a Sindhi family.[1]

Personal life

Hiten Tejwani is married to his co-star Gauri Pradhan Tejwani from Kutumb and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi On 29 April 2004. Hiten and Gauri became parents to twins son Nevaan and daughter Katya on 11 November 2009.[2]


Television 2000-present

Tejwani played a role in Ekta Kapoor's serial Ghar Ek Mandir which was aired on Sony TV. This was followed by raining of Ekta's soaps like Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii on Metro Gold and Kaahin Kissii Roz on Star Plus, Kutumb on Sony TV. His chemistry with Gauri Pradhan, his co-star was well appreciated by audience that the channel and production House decided to bring back second season of the show with same leads and also the producer Ekta Kapoor took the same couple in her Top Show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. After Kutumb ended, he was offered the role of illegitimate child of Mihir Virani in Ekta Kapoor's Path breaking Top Show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Karan Virani on Star Plus.His performance was well appreciated by the audiences and critics that made him won most awards of his career. In 2009, after his most successful stint ended in the show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, along with the show, he along with his wife also made a short cameo in another successful show of Star Plus Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan. In 2006, Tejwani along with his wife Gauri participated in the second season of Nach Baliye.

In 2009 and 2010, he also played small or supporting roles in the shows Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family and Kitani Mohabbat Hai on Imagine TV, Palampur Express on Sony TV, Choti Bahu on Zee TV and Rang Badalti Odhani on STAR One.

In 2011, he also made his presence felt in Mukti Bandhan as Vivek Oberoi where he played the Antagonist.Later the year, he was approached once again by Ekta Kapoor to step into the shoes of the lead actor of Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV.[3] Tejwani's performance was praised by Critics and also was well accepted by audience that made him nominated for Best Actor in Lead Role at Zee Rishtey Awards, The Global Indian Film and TV Honours, 5th Boroplus Gold Awards, 11th Indian Telly Awards and 12th Indian Television Academy Awards.He also made a small cameo in Ekta Kapoor's Kya Huaa Tera Vaada where he portrayed the role of Jatin Choprahe also was in a Sri Lankan telly which was named "Pooja" Hiten played the role of a doctor in it.[4]

In 2013, Hiten entered Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki as Murli.[5] He later played Nitin in Colors TV's Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi.[6] In 2015, Tejwani played the role of Dr. Anant in Balika Vadhu.[7] and also played Niranjan in Gangaa from 2015 to 2017.

From 1 October to 16 December 2017, Hiten was part of the Bigg Boss 11 house, as a celebrity contestant. Since January 2018, Tejwani has been playing the role of Varun Arora in Star Plus popular show Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar.


Fiction shows

Year Show Role Notes Channel
2000–2002 Ghar Ek Mandir Gautam Lead Role Sony TV
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Praveen Supporting Role Metro Gold
2001–2002 Kutumb Season 1 Pratham Mittal Lead Role Sony TV
2001–2002 Kaahin Kissii Roz Nakul Sikand Supporting Role Star Plus
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Season 1 Naitesh Episodic Sony TV
2002–2003 Kutumb Season 2 Pratham Mann Lead Role
2002–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Karan Virani Lead Role Star Plus
2003 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Season 2 Pratham Episodic appearance Sony TV
2003 Miit Aakash Lead Role Zee TV
2003 Kkusum Vishal Mehra Supporting Role Sony TV
2003–2004 Kahiin To Hoga Pratham Supporting Role Star Plus
2004–2005 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Samay Punj Supporting Role Sony TV
2005 Kesar Abhinav (Abhi) Pandey Supporting Role Star Plus
2005–2006 Kkavyanjali Yug Mittal Supporting Role
2006 Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai Nishant Saxena Supporting Role Sony TV
2006–2008 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Anupam Bhattacharya Supporting Role Star Plus
2007–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Anurag Basu / Pratham Mittal Lead Role
2008 Left Right Left - Season 2 Colonel Abhay Verma Supporting Role SAB TV
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Karna Negative Role Imagine TV
2008 Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family Ronit Supporting Role
2009 Kumkum Ranbir Singh Supporting Role Star Plus
2009 Kya Mast Hai Life Mr. Singhania Supporting Role Disney
2009–2011 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Karan Singh Supporting Role Imagine TV
2009 Palampur Express Dev Sisodiya Supporting Role Sony TV
2010 Choti Bahu Shantanu Purohit Supporting Role Zee TV
2010 Rang Badalti Odhani Anand Mittal Supporting Role Star One
2011 Mukti Bandhan Vicky Oberoi Supporting Role Colors TV
2011–2014 Pavitra Rishta Manav Deshmukh Lead Role Zee TV
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Jatin Chopra Lead Role Sony TV
2013 Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki Murli Negative Role Colors TV
2014–2015 Hamari Sister Didi Dr. Avinash Kapoor Supporting Role Sony Pal
2014-2015 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani...Ek Baar Phir Arjun Singh Thakur Supporting Role Star Plus
2014–2015 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Nitin Joshi Supporting Role Colors TV
2015 Rishton Ka Mela Rahul Cameo Role Zee TV
2015–2016 Gangaa Niranjan Chaturvedi Supporting Role &TV
2015–2016 Balika Vadhu Dr. Anant Supporting Role Colors TV
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Sushant Episodic Role &TV
2016 Ishq Bana Di Jodi Arjun Sharma Supporting Role Zee TV
2016 Rishta - Ek Vishwaas Karamjeet Malhotra Supporting Role Star Plus
2016 Mahi Ve...Ek Mohabbat Raj Supporting Role Colors TV
2017 Sapnon Ki Pyaar Aur Mohabbat Hai Arjun Singh Thakur Supporting Role Star Plus
2018-present Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Varun Arora Lead Role

Reality shows

Year Show Role Notes Channel
2005 Jodi Kamaal Ki Guest contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Star Plus
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2007 Koffee With Karan Guest Along with Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor
2008 Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? Guest contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
2008 Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Contestant Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Sony TV
2008 Nach Baliye 4 Host Along with Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Star Plus
2012 Savdhaan India @ 11 Host Along with Pooja Gor Life OK
2016 Box Cricket League – Season 2 Contestant Player in Kolkata Baabu Moshayes Colors TV
2016 Dance Ki Takkar (season 4) Contestant Along with Rani Sharma Life OK
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Contestant Evicted Day 70 Colors TV
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Guest Along with Lopamudra Raut, Bandgi Kalra
2018 Box Cricket League – Season 3 Contestant Captain in Kolkata Baabu Moshayes MTV India


Year Movie Role Starring Language
2003 Joggers Park Akash Victor Banerjee, Perizaad Zorabian & Divya Dutta Hinglish
2004 Krishna Cottage Akshay Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar Hindi
2007 Anwar Udit Manisha Koirala & Siddharth Koirala Hindi
2014 Entertainment Cameo Akshay Kumar & Tamannaah Bhatia Hindi [8]
2015 Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Jhumroo Rampal Yadav & Neha Pawar Hindi
2016 Love Games Gaurav Asthana Gaurav Arora & Patralekha Mishra Hindi
2016 Shorgul Saleem Jimmy Sheirgill & Ashutosh Rana Hindi
2016 Saansein C.K. Bir Rajneesh Duggal & Sonarika Bhadoria Hindi


Year Award Category Show Result
2004 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta[9] Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Won
Favourite Yogya Damad[9]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)[10]
2005 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta[11]
Favourite Jodi[11]
Favourite Hottest Jodi[11]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular)
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Popular)[12]
2006 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta[13]
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Popular)[14]
2007 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta[15]
Favourite Jodi[15]
Favourite Hottest Jodi[15]
Indian Telly Awards Best Supporting Actor (Critics)
2008 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta[16]
Favourite Jodi[16]
Favourite Hottest Jodi[16]
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Beta[17] Pavitra Rishta
Favourite Jodi[17] Nominated
Favourite Popular Face (Male)[17]
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In A Lead Role(Popular)[18]
Zee Gold Awards Best Actor(Male)[19]
People's Choice Awards India Favourite Most Good Looking Onscreen Jodi[20]
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Mata-Pita[21][22] Won
Favourite Jodi[21][22] Nominated
2013 Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Rishta — Ek Vishwaas


External links

Awards for Hiten Tejwani
Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role

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Indian Television Academy Awards
Jury Awards
Popular Awards
Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role

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