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Keith Sequeira (born 30 April 1980)[2] is an Indian actor, and a former model and VJ.[3] He modeled for Raymond's The Complete Man campaign before gaining popularity as VJ Keith on B4U.[4] He featured in the music video "Shake It Daddy" with Ayesha Takia and played the lead role in the soap opera Dekho Magar Pyaar Se on Star Plus. He made his movie debut with Sixteen (2013) and acted in Calendar Girls (2015). He was a contestant in the reality television show Bigg Boss 9.[5] Keith is currently playing the lead role as Madhav Singh in Star Plus's Love Ka Hai Intezaar.[6][7][8]

Personal life

Sequeira was born in Delhi to natives of Goa.[9] He studied at St. Columba's School, and then enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts course majoring in economics from Shri Guru Teg Bhadur Khalsa College from North Campus at Delhi University. Subsequently, he studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion.[10] He had been married to Samyukta Singh, who had acted in the 1994 film Salaami, from 2005 to 2011.[11] His girlfriend, Rochelle Rao, was participated in Bigg Boss 9: Double Trouble with him.[12][13][14]

Career

After returning to India from London, Sequeira worked with Times FM. He began his modeling career with Raymond's The Complete Man campaign. He then became a B4U VJ and hosted several shows, gaining popularity as "VJ Keith".[10] In 2001, he and Ayesha Takia featured in the music video "Shake It Daddy", a remix of the 1972 song "Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin".[15] In 2004, he played the lead role of Karan in the Hindi language soap opera Dekho Magar Pyaar Se on Star Plus. He has also anchored several lifestyle shows on TV, including AXN’s Men 2.0,[16] Thailand t-off, VH1's Club Class, live coverage of Super Fight League on Star Sports.[17]

Sequeira made his film debut with Sixteen directed by Raj Purohit in 2013.[10][18] He also played Officer Roy in the television serial Diya Aur Baati Hum.[10] In November 2014, Keith partcipated in the popular dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar. in the second season but got elminated in the 1st week being the first one voted out.[19][20]

Keith in Bigg Boss 9

Sequeira was among the fourteen contestants in the ninth season of the reality television show Bigg Boss, which began airing in October 2015.[21] Keith Sequeira had to leave the show midway through due to a family emergency[22] but he made his reentry to Bigg Boss House as the birthday gift of Rochelle Rao.[23] He was eliminated on 20 January 2016 (Day 101), just before the finale, placing him in the Top 5.

Filmography

Keith and Rochelle

Sequeira and Rochelle Rao at the premiere of Calendar Girls (2015 film)

Films

Film Year Role Notes
Sixteen 2013 Vikram Kapoor Bollywood debut
Calendar Girls 2015 Pinaki[24]

Television

Show Year Role Notes
Dekho Magar Pyaar Se 2004 Karan TV debut opposite Shraddha Nigam
AXN’s Men 2.0 2010 Host Lifestyle show co-hosted by Shibani Dandekar[25]
Teri Meri Love Stories 2012 Vivan Opposite Jennifer Winget in an episode aired on 26 August 2012
Super Fight League 2012 Anchor Aired on Star Sports
Diya Aur Baati Hum 2013–14 Officer Roy Officer at the time of Sandhya's training for Indian Police Service
Dance Ki Takkar 2 2014 Himself Eliminated - 9 November 2014 1st week (22nd place)
Doli Armaano Ki 2015 James The Blackmailer
Bigg Boss 9 2015–2016 Himself Contestant (Fourth Runner Up)
Shubh Rishta 2016 Arjun Supporting Role
Love Ka Hai Intezaar 2017-present Madhav Singh Crown Prince of Rajgarh

Discography

Name Year Co-Star Notes
"Shake It Daddy" 2001 Ayesha Takia DJ Aqeel's remix of "Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin"
"Chehra Hai Ya" – (Babul Supriyo Souls Forever Vol 4) 2003 Babul Supriyo Remix of "Chehra Hai Ya Chand Khila"[26]

References

  1. Keith Sequeira – Profile and Biography. Veethi (2014-09-23). Retrieved on 2015-10-19.
  2. Keith Sequeira – Age Height and more (2015-10-23). Retrieved on 2015-11-07.
  3. Sequeira, Keith (2015-08-16). "Actor Keith Sequeira on food and memories!". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.com/life-style/food/recipes/Actor-Keith-Sequeira-on-food-and-memories/articleshow/48452858.cms. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  4. "Filmi-very-filmi". The Times of India. 2001-05-30. http://timesofindia.com/city/pune/Filmi-very-filmi/articleshow/872635698.cms. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  5. Mehta, Ankita (2015-11-09). "Rare and unseen photos of Keith Sequeira that will make you fall for him all over again". International Business Times. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/bigg-boss-9-rare-unseen-photos-keith-sequeira-that-will-make-you-fall-him-all-over-again-654187. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  6. Keith Sequeira-Sanjeeda Sheikh's upcoming TV show is now titled 'Love Ka Hai Intezaar'. Times of India.
  7. Keith Sequeria and Sanjeeda Sheikh start shooting for a new show in Rajashan. India Today.
  8. Keith Sequeira shares pictures from Kya Tu Meri Laage that also stars Sanjeeda Sheikh and Sara Afreen Khan. Bollywoodlife.
  9. D'Costa, Suezelle (2013-07-20). "Acting is his passion". The Goan. http://www.thegoan.net/India/Bombay/Acting-is-his-passion/05078.html. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Banerjee, Urmimala (2015-10-11). Bigg Boss 9: Find out more about Keith Sequeira Rochelle's boyfriend. Retrieved on 2015-10-19.
  11. Bigg Boss 9: Shocking! Keith Sequeira's ex-wife Samyukta Singh gets threatening calls! (2015-11-05). Retrieved on 2015-11-07.
  12. Mehta, Ankita (2015-10-10). "'Bigg Boss 9': Contestants Rochelle Maria Rao and Keith Sequeira confirm relationship before entering the show". International Business Times. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/bigg-boss-9-contestants-rochelle-maria-rao-keith-sequeira-confirm-relationship-before-entering-650033. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  13. Davis, Maggie (2015-10-15). Bigg Boss 9: Are Rochelle Maria Rao and Mandana Karimi fighting over Keith Sequeira?. India.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-19.
  14. Kulkarni, Preeti (2015-10-17). Bigg Boss 9: Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira to get intimate, much to Mandana Karimi's chagrin!. Retrieved on 2015-11-07.
  15. Sudhakaran, Sreeju (2015-10-14). Bigg Boss 9: Once upon a time, when Keith Sequeria shook Booty with Ayesha Takia in a lift!. Retrieved on 2015-10-19.
  16. The man of AXN's Men 2.0, Host Keith Sequeira. Adgully (2010-11-20). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  17. D'Cruz, Dolcy (2015-09-10). "Keith Sequeira: The poster boy of Calendar Girls". O Heraldo. http://www.heraldgoa.in/Cafe/Keith-Sequeira-The-poster-boy-of-Calendar-Girls/93353.html. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  18. "VJ Keith makes film debut with 'Sixteen'". Daily News and Analysis. 2013-06-19. http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-vj-keith-makes-film-debut-with-sixteen-1849967. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  19. Dance Ki Takkar 2: As its my first reality show I am nervous says Keith. India Today. Retrieved on 2 November 2014.
  20. Dance Ki Takkar 2: Keith the first one eliminated from the show says it was very nice experience. India Today. Retrieved on 9 November 2014.
  21. Goswami, Parismita (2015-10-16). "'Bigg Boss 9': Keith Sequeira argues with Mandana Karimi; will changing partner bring peace inside house?". International Business Times. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/bigg-boss-9-keith-sequeira-argues-mandana-karimi-will-changing-partner-bring-peace-inside-650762. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  22. Shah, Karen (2015-11-06). 'Bigg Boss 9': Keith Sequeira Leaves the show mid way!. Retrieved on 2015-11-07.
  23. "'Bigg Boss 9': Keith back as birthday gift to bigg boss house". india today. 2015-11-28. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/keith-sequeira-is-back-in-the-big-boss-house-and-rochelle-rao-gets-to-meet-him-first/1/534033.html. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  24. Gauri, Gayatri (2015-09-25). "Calendar Girls review: Newcomer actresses make this work despite Madhur Bhandarkar". Firstpost. http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/calendar-girls-review-newcomer-actresses-make-this-work-despite-madhur-bhandarkar-2445550.html. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  25. AXN Men 2.0 (2010-10-07). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  26. Chehra Hai Ya – Babul Supriyo Souls Forever Vol 4. Raagtune.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-27.


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