Karan Singh Grover

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Karan Singh Grover
KSG at HS3 Trailer Launch.jpg
Grover at HS3 Trailer Launch
Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 40)
Alma materIHM Mumbai
  • Model
  • actor
Years active2004–present

Karan Singh Grover (born 23 February 1982)[1] is an Indian model and actor known for his work in Indian television series such as Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai. He has also starred in the Indian films Alone and Hate Story 3.

In 2019, Grover made a comeback to television with Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Mr. Rishabh Bajaj.[5][6] In 2019, Grover also made his digital debut with BOSS: Baap of Special Services.

In 2020 Grover appeared in action-thriller web series Dangerous. The series released on OTT platform MX Player on 14 August 2020.[7]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Grover was born on 23 February 1982[1] in New Delhi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[8] He has one younger brother.[9] When Grover was young his family moved to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.[8] He did his schooling in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and then pursued a degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. He then worked as a Marketing Executive in the Sheraton Hotel in Oman.[8]

Career[edit | edit source]

In 2004, Grover pursued a career in modelling and participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won the award of the "Most Popular Model."[8] Grover began his television career with Balaji Telefilms' youth show Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India, for which he was chosen for after a nationwide talent hunt conducted by the production house.[8][10]

In 2007, Grover starred in the show Dill Mill Gayye, a medical youth drama.[11] The Times of India reported that Grover became an "instant hit" and a "teenage icon" due to the show, and that the show became the no.1 show of STAR One.[12] Whilst shooting for Dill Mill Gayye, Grover also participated in a few reality shows[13][14] and was also seen in several advertisements.[8][15]

Two years later, Cinevistaas Limited stated that they have lodged a complaint against Grover for routinely reporting hours late for work, which made them incur a loss.[16] Grover left the show for a while, but returned after 6 months due to fan demands.[17] The show ended on 29 October 2010.[18] After Dill Mill Gayye, Grover did two shows with Cinevistaas Limited, he featured in their telefilm Teri Meri Love Stories,[19] and made a cameo appearance in Dil Dosti Dance.[20]

On 29 October 2012, Grover returned to daily fiction with 4 Lions Films' Qubool Hai.[21][22] The show gained popularity quite early becoming the number 2 show of Indian Television.[23] The Times of India gave Grover the credit for the high television ratings of the show.[24] Grover won two Best Actor Popular Awards for his portrayal of Asad Ahmed Khan in the show.[25][26] In 2013, Grover was described as one of the highest paid Indian Television Actors.[27]

Grover's work at Qubool Hai ended at the end of 2013.[28] The channel, Zee TV, said that it had fired him because of his unprofessional behaviour.[29][30] He denied the allegations, saying that the channel was trying to defame him, and stated that he left because his contract ended[31] and due to ill health.[32] Grover's exit caused a sizeable drop in the ratings of the show.[33]

In 2015, Grover featured in the films Alone and Hate Story 3. Hate Story 3 became a box office success.[34] International Business Times reviewed Hate Story 3 and wrote "Audiences say Karan Singh Grover steals the show."[35][36][37]

Grover is the brand ambassador of designer Rocky S's signature Brand RS along with Bipasha Basu.[38] He is also the brand ambassador for UM Motorcycles.[39] In 2018, he modeled clothing during the Lakme Fashion Week.[40]

In August 2019, Grover made his digital debut in Alt Balaji's web series BOSS: Baap of Special Services.[41] In June 2019, Grover made a comeback to television after six years with Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Mr. Rishabh Bajaj.[42][43] This made Grover the highest paid TV actor, as he charged 3 lakhs per day.[44] In October, Grover quit the show, fans requested him to make a comeback.[45][46] Grover returned to the show 4 months later.[47] Later Grover quit the show again.[48]

In 2020 due to COVID-19 Grover's show Qubool Hai repeated on prime time TV.[49] Also in 2020, Grover starred opposite his wife Bipasha Basu for the second time in crime drama web series Dangerous.[50]

Grover has also signed the projects 3 Dev and Firrkie.[51][52]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Grover with his wife Bipasha Basu

Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam on 2 December 2008. The marriage ended in divorce after 10 months.[2][53] Grover married Jennifer Winget, on 9 April 2012.[3] The couple separated in 2014.[54][55] Grover married actress Bipasha Basu on 30 April 2016.[56] Grover has stated that he is not religious but is spiritual,[57] and that he is a fitness enthusiast.[58]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Ref (s)
2015 Alone Kabir [59]
Hate Story 3 Saurav Singhania/Karan [60]
TBA 3 Dev dagger Vishnu [61]

Web series[edit | edit source]

Web Series that have not yet been released Denotes Web Series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Ref (s)
2019 BOSS: Baap of Special Services Sudhir Kohli/Keshav Khatri [62]
2020 Dangerous Aditya Dhanraj [63]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2004–2005 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi Arnav Deol [64]
2005 Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Aman
2005–2006 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sharad Gupta
2006–2007 Solhah Singaarr Abhimanyu
2007 Parrivaar Adhiraj Shergill
2007–2010 Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Armaan Malik [65]
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Host
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Contestant/2nd Runner Up
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant
2011 Perfect Couple Host [15]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu [19]
Dil Dosti Dance Professor Karan Mallik [20]
2012–2013 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan [66]
2014 Star Masti Holi Gulaal Ki Host [67]
2019–2020 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Rishabh Bajaj [42][43]

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Karan Singh Grover at FHM Awards
Year Award Category Work Result Source
2004 Gladrags Manhunt Contest Most Popular Model Award Won [8]
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Dill Mill Gayye Won [68]
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Qubool Hai Nominated [69]
Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated [69]
Best Television Personality of the Year Won [70]
Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ka Sitara – Best Actor Popular Won [71]
Best Actor Drama Nominated [72]
Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi Won [26]
Best Actor Popular Won [26]
2017 Zee Gold Awards Rising Star Bollywood Won [73]
2019 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor Negative (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay Won [74]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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