Aarya Babbar

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Aarya Babbar
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Born (1981-05-24) 24 May 1981 (age 40)
Other namesGorky, Sajjad, Aarya
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2002–present
Known forBigg Boss 8
Spouse(s)Jasmine Puri (m. 2016)
Parent(s)Raj Babbar
Nadira Babbar
RelativesSee Babbar family

Aarya Babbar (born 24 May 1981) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood and Punjabi films.[1] In 2014, Aarya participated in the eighth season of Bigg Boss.

Career[edit | edit source]

Aarya Babbar started his film career with Raj Kanwar's Ab Ke Baras,[2] alongside Amrita Rao.[3] He has worked with stalwarts like Mani Ratnam, Madhur Bhandarkar and Vikram Bhatt. Also, he appeared in films such as Yaar Annmulle, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and Ready.[4] Aarya Babbar acted in the Bengali film Paapi in 2012, opposite Prosanjit, Pooja Bharti and Sayantika. The Hindi version Paapi released on 11 October 2013.[5] In 2013, he also appeared in the Punjabi movie Heer and Hero, opposite Minissha Lamba.

He was a contestant on Bigg Boss 8, where he managed to survive for 8 weeks and 56 days. Aarya Babbar released his first screen novel My fiancée, me & #IFu**ed Up on 2 February 2015. He has also written a comic book named Pushpak Viman.[1][6][7] His latest release is Bangistan, alongside Riteish Deshmukh.

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Babbar won the National Award of the Journalist Association for Upcoming Actor in Action.[8] He was nominated at the Star Screen Awards in the Most Promising Newcomer - Male category for his film Ab Ke Baras.[9]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role
2002 Ab Ke Baras Karan/Abhay
2003 Mudda: The Issue Rajbir
2004 Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum Raju
2007 Guru Jignesh
2007 Partition Akbar Khan
2008 Chamku Shreedhar
2009 Jail Kabir Malik
2010 Tees Maar Khan Inspector Dhurinder
2011 Ready Veer
2011 Aazaan Imaad
2011 Yaar Annmulle Guru
2012 Dangerous Ishq Aarif (Durgham Shah)
2012 Paapi
2012 Joker Majnu Tangewala[10]
2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Baadal
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Addy
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Sunny
2013 Naughty Jatts Rocky Deol
2013 Heer and Hero Fateh
2014 Afra Tafri
2015 Bangistan
2016 Chalk n Duster Anmol
2017 Tera Intezaar[citation needed]
2018 Dassehra[citation needed] Honey Singh
2020 Gandhi Fer Aa Gya Gandhi

Punjabi films[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role
2010 Virsa Yuvraj Singh Grewal/Yuvi
2011 Yaar Annmulle Gurveer/Guru
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Sunny
2013 Naughty Jatts Rocky Deol
2013 Heer and Hero Fateh
2014 Ishq Dot Com
2014 Mushtanda

TV shows[edit | edit source]

Year Show Channel Role Notes
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Colors (TV channel) himself Evicted Day 56 - 16 November 2014
2015 Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman Sony Entertainment Television (India) Dashanan Ravan Antagonist (replaced on Friday, 30 Sept. 2016, last appearance Tuesday, 27 Sept. 2016)
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (episode fifteen) &TV with Ishita Sharma Dr. Ashwin Sood

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Aarya Babbar is the son of actor turned politician Raj Babbar and theatre personality Nadira Babbar.[1][2] He has one elder sister, the actress Juhi Babbar, whose husband is the famous actor Anup Soni. Aarya also has a half-brother, the actor Prateik Babbar, who is the son of Raj Babbar by his second wife Smita Patil. Through his mother Nadira Babbar (born Nadira Zaheer), Aarya is the grandson of the communist activist Sajjad Zaheer and first cousin of Pankhuri Zaheer, His ex-girlfriend was Sristhi Nayyar, who is now married to the TV actor Rajat Tokas On 22 Feb 2016, Aarya married his girlfriend Jasmine Puri in a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony. Jasmine is reported to be employed at a major film/TV production house.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Arya Babbar". Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  3. "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  4. "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  5. "Paapi". IMDb. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. "A contemporary Pushpak Viman by Aarya Babbar". dna. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  7. "Turning novellist, Arya Babbar takes comic turn". Indian Express. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  8. "Bigg Boss season 8: Meet Punjabi munda of the house Arya Babbar". D B Corp Ltd. Daily Bhaskar. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. "Screen Weekly Awards 2003". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  10. "Meet JOKER's 'Majnu Tangewala'!". Yahoo! desk. Yahoo! News. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  11. Aarya Babbar weds Jasmine Puri

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