Kushal Tandon is an Indian model and actor. He is known for his role in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai as Virat and also participated in Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.

Background and early life

Tandon comes from a Punjabi family which has been settled in Uttar Pradesh after migrating from West Punjab.[2]


Tandon was the first runner-up of Grasim Mr. India contest held in January 2005.[3] Upon return from the United States after his acting course, he was offered a role in the show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, to play the role of Virat Singh Vadera opposite Nia Sharma and is perhaps best known to the public for his role. [4] During the show, he shaved off his hair to show his support for a bald young cancer patient.[5][6]

In 2012, he was ranked sixth in Eastern Eye UK magazine's list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2012.[7][8] Later the same year, Tandon participated in Nach Baliye 5 (season of 2012-13) where his partner was Elena Boeva.[9] In 2013, he participated in the seventh season of the reality television show Bigg Boss.[10] In 2014, Tandon was seen in the music video song "Zaroori Tha" along with girlfriend Gauhar Khan. He also featured opposite Jennifer Winget and Aneri Vajani on the Sony Entertainment Television romantic thriller Beyhadh.[11] In 2017, he was a contestant in the sixth season of Dance Ki Takkar.[12][13] He is currently reported to have been roped in for a webseries, 'Kapoors' for Ekta Kapoor's Alt Balaji.


Year Show Character Channel
2011–13 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Virat Singh Vadhera[4] Star Plus
2012 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Virat/Guest
2012 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Contestant Colors TV
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Contestant
2014 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Purab Grover Star Plus
2015 Bad Company Guest Zing
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest Sony TV
2016–17 Beyhadh Arjun Sharma
2017 Dance Ki Takkar 6 Contestant Star Plus
2018 Kapoor Sisters Rahul Alt Balaji


Year Award Category Show Result
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face - Male Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Won
Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Jodi Nominated
Favourite International Jodi
Favourite Hottest Jodi
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Male
2017 Lions Gold Awards "Best Actor" Beyhadh Won


Bigg Boss 7
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
1st Runners-Up
2nd Runners-Up
Other Contestants
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Related articles
Dance Ki Takkar 6
1st runners—up
2nd runners—up
2nd runners—up
Awards for Kushal Tandon
Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face (Male)