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Manish Paul (born 3 August 1981) is an Indian television host, anchor and Bollywood actor who is a host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Starting as a radio jockey and VJ, he moved to acting on television daily soaps, before taking up stand-up comedy and hosting television reality series. 
Early life and background
Born in Delhi and brought up in a
Punjabi family in Delhi, involved in financial business  Paul did his schooling from  Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. After his schooling, he did his B.A. in Tourism from College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi.
Paul started his career in Delhi, as a host,
compering cultural events in schools and colleges. later he shifted to Mumbai,  where his first break was hosting  Sunday Tango on Star Plus in 2002. He also remained a VJ with  Zee Music, and a radio jockey with  Radio City's morning drive time show, Kasakai Mumbai.
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Later he entered a channel
Star One's Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials like on Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, on Star One, Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai & Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein Kahani Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV, Kuchh Cook Hota Hai on 9X . However, finding it unsatisfying he quit daily soaps and was even out of work for eight months in 2008. 
Though he had appeared in cameo roles like in
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer, (2010), Tees Maar Khan Paul made his debut as a lead role of computer geek  Mickey in (2013). Mickey Virus 
Television host and presenter
Subsequently, Paul started his career as television host and presenter, gained recognition after hosting,
Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, and later also appeared in stand-up comedy series, . Comedy Circus He also hosted  on Dance India Dance Li'l Masters Zee TV. He also participated in Star Ya Rockstar, a celebrity singing show on Zee TV and is currently co-hosting celebrity dance-reality competition, on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) Colors TV,with Ranvir Shorey.
In 2011, he won the Best Anchor award for
Zee TV's . Dance India Dance Li'l Masters
He has also hosted "Science of Stupid" on National Geographic. Over the year, Paul has also compered numerous television award shows.
He is married to Sanyukta Paul (m. 2007), who is Bengali. They met each other in their school, and started dating in late1998, soon their families knew each other, finally married in 2007.
Events and awards nights