Ravi Dubey

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Ravi Dubey
Ravi Dubey
Dubey in Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2019
Born (1983-12-23) 23 December 1983 (age 39)
OccupationModel television actor, host
Years active2006–present
Known forSaas Bina Sasural, Jamai Raja
Sargun Mehta (m. 2013)

Ravi Dubey (born 23 December 1983) is an Indian actor.[1] He began his acting career in 2006 with a parallel leading role in the DD National TV show Stree... Teri Kahaani and followed it with roles in lesser successful shows like Doli Saja Ke (2007) and Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar (2007), before starring in the popular family drama show Saas Bina Sasural (2010) and Jamai Raja (2014), which established him as one of the most popular and leading actors of Indian television industry. He recently was the host of Star Plus's game show Sabse Smart Kaun.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Dubey was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and was brought up in Delhi, India.[2][3] His father, Sh. Gyan Prakash Dubey, is a Civil Engineer by qualification, and has worked in top management with many real estate organisations in the Delhi/NCR Region.

Dubey came to Mumbai from Delhi to study telecom engineering, but then he started his modelling career.[4][5]

Career[edit | edit source]

Debut show (2006-09)[edit | edit source]

Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta
Dubey with Sargun Mehta in 2012

Dubey started his career as a model,[6] then he started his acting career in 2006 with the parallel lead role of Ravi Agarwal in the DD National television show Stree... Teri Kahaani, which was produced by actors Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu.[7] Later he portrayed the small role of "Veer" in Sahara One's soap opera Doli Saja Ke.[8] Thereafter, he appeared as the male lead in Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar, where he played the role of Ravi.[8]

Dubey has done up to 40 television commercial ads, including Reliance, TVS Victor, Mrs. Marino, Gee Pee Mobile, Nestle, ICICI, Action Milano Shoes, Fairever, Santro and Water Kingdom.[9][10]

In December 2008, Dubey replaced Vinay Rohrra for portraying the male lead in Zee television's show Ranbir Rano.[10][11] After the show ended, Dubey was cast opposite Sargun Mehta in Zee television's soap opera 12/24 Karol Bagh.[12]

Breakthrough and success (2010–14)[edit | edit source]

In October 2010, Dubey featured opposite Aishwarya Sakhuja for Sony Entertainment Television's romantic/drama show Saas Bina Sasural, in which he portrayed the male lead role of Tej Prakash Chaturvedi.[13] While working in the show, Dubey started his film career in Bollywood; he signed for Aron Govil's 2011 Hindi film U R My Jaan.

In January 2012, Dubey participated in Sony Entertainment Television's reality-based comedy series of Comedy Circus titled, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki. Dubey said, "I am super excited as I have always loved the show. So far I have never had the opportunity to try my hands at comedy, which I believe is the toughest of all".[14]

In December 2012, Dubey participated in the fifth season of Star Plus television's celebrity couple dance reality show Nach Baliye, along with Sargun Mehta. And on 23 March 2013, in the finale episode, He became the first runner-up of the show.[15][16] Dubey also participated in another of Nach Baliye's celebrity couple dance reality series titled, Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati in 2013.[17]

In May 2013, Dubey started hosting television shows, He replaced Mohit Malhotra to host Star Plus television's dance reality show India's Dancing Superstar.[18][19]

In September 2013, he was approached for the lead role of Rajbir in Rashmi Sharma's show Desh Ki Beti Nandini, but he was out of the show.[20] Dubey has also appeared along with Shweta Salve at Indian Television Academy's ramp show Fashion Ka Jalwa.[21]

Jamai Raja and further success (2014–present)[edit | edit source]

In March 2014, Dubey got the male lead in Zee television's soap opera Jamai Raja, in which he plays the role of Siddharth "Sid" Khurana opposite Nia Sharma, the show produced by incredible actor Akshay Kumar and co-produced by Ashvini Yardi, under their own production banner, Grazing Goat Pictures.[22]

In December 2014, Dubey hosted an award event of Zee televisions', Zee Rishtey Awards, along with Shabbir Ahluwalia.[23]

In 2017, Dubey participated in Colors stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 in its eighth season where he ended up being the 2nd Runner-up whilst Shantanu Maheshwari was the winner and Hina Khan was the 1st Runner-up.[24][25][26]

In November 2017, Dubey was seen as one of the contestants in the Colors comedy show Entertainment Ki Raat along with Dipika Kakar & Asha Negi.[27] He also participated in Star Plus reality show Lip Sing Battle along with wife Sargun Mehta, Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi.[28]

In January 2018, Ravi hosted the Colors singing reality show Rising Star.[29] In June 2018, he also hosted the Star Plus game show Sabse Smart Kaun.[30] As of February 2019, Dubey hosted the Seventh Season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs on Zee TV replace Aditya Narayan.[31]

Ravi has been associated with hosting the Zee Rishtey Awards 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.[32]

He made his debut into the digital space alongside Nia Sharma with the web series Jamai 2.0, which is a reboot of his Zee TV show Jamai Raja. The series opened to good reviews.[33]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Dubey was dating Sargun Mehta, his co-star from the soap opera 12/24 Karol Bagh, the couple met on the set of the show. After the show ended, the couple started dating.[34] On 5 February 2013, Dubey proposed to her on the dance reality show Nach Baliye 5, where they both were the contestants of the show.[35] He married her on 7 December 2013.[36] One reception was held in Pushapanjali, Gurgaon on 9 December and another one in Mumbai on 13 December 2013.[37]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Year(s) Film Character Notes
2011 U R My Jaan Ashok Debut film.[38]
2019 3 Dev Brahma

Web Series[edit | edit source]

Title Year Role Ref.
Jamai 2.0 2019–present Siddarth [39]
Jamai 2.0 Season 2 Filming Siddarth [40]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2006 Stree... Teri Kahaani Ravi Agarwal
2007–2008 Doli Saja Ke Veer
Yahaan Ke Hum Sikander Ravi [41]
2008–2009 Ranbir Rano Ranbir
2009–2010 12/24 Karol Bagh Omkar Dagar [42]
2010–2012 Saas Bina Sasural Tej Prakash Chaturvedi [43]
2010 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Guest (as Tej) Special appearance
2011 Meri Maa Himself Guest appearance
2011–2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Aadarsh Khanna Supporting role
2012 CID Himself Episode 438-455
Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka Contestant
Kahani Comedy Circus Ki [44]
Teri Meri Love Stories Mukul Episodic Role
2012–2013 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant
2013 Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati [45]
India's Dancing Superstar Host [46]
MasterChef India 3 Himself [47]
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Rishi Episodic role [48]
Nach Baliye 6 Guest Along with Sargun
Boogie Woogie Kids Championship Special appearance
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Dance performance
2014–2017 Jamai Raja[49] Siddharth Khurana / Karanvir Siddharth Khurana
2014, 2015 Qubool Hai Guest (as Siddharth) Crossover with Jamai Raja
2015 Kumkum Bhagya
2015–2016 India's Best Dramebaaz Host Along with Rithvik Dhanjani
2016 Tashan-e-Ishq Guest (as Siddharth) Crossover with Jamai Raja
2017 Bigg Boss 10 Guest For a task for the finalists [50]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant 2nd Runner Up
India Banega Manch Guest To promote Khatron Ke Khiladi 8
Bhaag Bakool Bhaag
Bigg Boss 11 To give a task to contestants [51]
The Drama Company Guest Host Episodes 26-27
Lip Sing Battle Contestant
2017–2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Various characters
2018 Rising Star 2 Host
Tu Aashiqui Himself Special appearance
Aap Ke Aa Jane Se Guest Dance performance [52]
Sabse Smart Kaun Host
Kya Haal, Mr. Paanchal? Himself
Naagin 3 Dance performance
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Host

Discography[edit | edit source]

Title Year Show Production Ref.
Rubaru 2019 Jamai 2.0 Dreamiyata Entertainment [53]
Aankde 2020 Poem Dreamiyata Entertainment [54]

Music videos[edit | edit source]

Year Title Singer Opposite
2019 Rubaru Himself Nia Sharma
2020 Toxic Badshah Sargun Mehta

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Show Ref Outcome
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face Of The Year-Male Jamai Raja Won
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi
(With Nia Sharma)
2018 Gold Awards Best Anchor Rising Star 2 [55] Won

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Adaa Khan, Ravi Dubey to perform together this Holi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  2. "Sargun will always be special to me: Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. "Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey tie the knot in Delhi". The Times of India. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. "Ravi Dubey: I'm waiting for the right project to make my Bollywood debut". The Times of India. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  5. "Buddhism saved Ravi Dubey from suicide!". Daily News and Analysis. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  6. "Men who rocked TV in 2010". The Times of India. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  7. "Firm as anchor". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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  10. 10.0 10.1 "Ravi Dubey is breaking stereotypes". The Times of India. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  11. "Ranbir gets replaced!". DNA India. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
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  13. "No Saas in Sony's Sasuraal". Daily Bhaskar. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
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  21. "Ravi Dubey and Shweta Salve walk the ramp during ITA's 'Fashion Ka Jalwa' show held at Filmcity in Mumbai on October 21, 2012". The Times of India. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  22. "Ravi Dubey in, Kunal Verma out; production house changes hands". The Times of India. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  23. "TV stars shine at Zee Rishtey Awards in Mumbai". India Today. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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  25. "Khatron Ke Khiladi 8: Ravi Dubey, Rithvik Dhanjani and Karan Wahi personify bromance. See photos". 29 June 2017.
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  27. "Colors to launch 'Entertainment Ki Raat'". 23 October 2017.
  28. "Ravi Dubey-Sargun Mehta, Rithvik Dhanjani-Asha Negi on Farah Khan's Lip Sing Battle". 18 October 2017.
  29. "Rising Star 2: Ravi Dubey surprises everyone with his rap song , makes wife Sargun Mehta proud". 19 February 2018.
  30. "Ravi Dubey to host game show 'Sabse Smart Kaun?' | Free Press Journal". Free Press Journal. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
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  32. "Zee Rishtey Awards 2017:Sriti Jha, Ankita Lokhande, DiVek, Surbhi Jyoti & Others Rock The Red Carpet". 11 September 2017.
  33. "Web Series Review: Jamai 2.0". 12 September 2019.
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  37. "TV actors Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta tie the knot in Chandigarh". The Times of India. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
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  40. "Jamai 2.0: Nia Sharma, Ravi Dubey, Achint Kaur Gear Up To Film The Second Season, PICS Inside". Zee 5. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
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  42. "Wedding bells will ring soon: Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  43. "Audiences look for something new: Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
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  46. "Ravi Dubey turns TV presenter for India's Dancing Superstar". Indian Express. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  47. "Was offered Yeh Hai Aashiqui seven times: Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  48. "Was offered Yeh Hai Aashiqui seven times: Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  49. "Nia Sharma back to act opposite Ravi Dubey". The Times of India. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  50. "Bigg Boss 10, episode 104 preview: Who deserves to win the title?". 28 January 2017.
  51. "Rithvik Dhanjani and Ravi Dubey to join Salman Khan on Bigg Boss 11 Weekend ka Vaar". 14 October 2017.
  52. "Jamai Raja's Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma to reunite on the small screen". 21 February 2018.
  53. "ZEE5, for the first time in OTT history, premiered a song specially created for fans On Demand". Tellychakkar. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  54. "Ravi Dubey urges people to pay attention to talent through his poem 'Aankde'". Pinkvilla. 18 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  55. "Gold Awards 2018 complete winners list: Jennifer Winget, Surbhi Jyoti, Surbhi Chandna take home the trophies". BollywoodLife. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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