Zain Imam

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Zain Imam
Zain Imam On Sajid Shahid's Photoshoot (43183849194).jpg
Imam in 2018
Born18 May[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present
Known forTashan-e-Ishq

Zain Imam is an Indian television actor known for his portrayal of Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra in Tashan-E-Ishq, Neil Khanna in Naamkarann and Kabir Mittal in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna. He was a Contestant in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.

Education[edit | edit source]

Imam is an MBA holder from Amity International Business School.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

Imam started his career as a model, working for agencies such as the Aldo Group.[1]

He then did a few TV commercials before pursuing his career in acting.[1]

He began his television career in 2014 with MTV India's Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan as Abhimanyu Thakkar.[2]

From 2015 to 2016, zain played Yuvraj Luthra, in Zee TV's Tashan-E-Ishq.[3][4] For his performance, he was awarded with Best Actor in a Negative Role at Gold Awards. The show wrapped up in September 2016.[5]

From 2016 to 2017, Imam played Abeer Dharmadhikari in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha.[6]

From 2017 to 2018, he portrayed the role of ACP Neil Khanna in Star Plus's Naamkarann opposite Aditi Rathore.[7]

In 2018, Imam played Arjun in &TV's anthology series Laal Ishq.[8] He went on to play Mohit in Star Plus's Ishqbaaaz.[9]

In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.[10] Next, Imam portrayed Kabir Mittal in Star Plus's Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna opposite Shrenu Parikh.[11]

Media[edit | edit source]

He was listed 5th in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television 2018.[12]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role
2014–15 Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan Abhimanyu Thakkar
2015–16 Tashan-E-Ishq Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra/ Jassi Gill
2016–17 Yeh Vaada Raha Abeer Dharmadhikari
2017–18 Naamkarann ACP Neil Khanna
2018 Laal Ishq Arjun
Ishqbaaaz Mohit Malhotra
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant
Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Kabir Mittal

Web series[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role
2020 Never Kiss Your Bestfriend-Lockdown Special Zayed
Poison 2 Harsh

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor In Negative Role (Critics) Tashan-e-Ishq Won [13]
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Naamkarann Nominated [14]
2018 Nominated [15]
2019 Gold Awards Most Stylish Actor (Male) N/A Won [16]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Happy Birthday Zain Imam—7 Facts You Must Know About The Birthday Boy!". Filmibeat. 18 May 2016.
  2. "Zain Imam: If you aren't talented, you can't survive competition". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. "Five shades of grey for Zain in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. "PICS: Zain Imam's new look in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. "'Tashan-E-Ishq' to end on September 16". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. "Zain Imam finalized to play lead in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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  8. "Zain Imam and Mahhi Vij roped in for &TV's Laal Ishq". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. "Zain Imam's entry confirmed in 'Ishqbaaaz'". BizAsia. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. "Zain Imam on his preparation for Khatron Ke Khiladi: I am working a lot on my strength". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  11. "EXCLUSIVE: Zain Imam on his character in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna, being secure as an actor & web series". Pinkvilla.
  12. "Meet television's most desirable dudes". The Times of India.
  13. "Gold Awards 2016: List of Winners". India Today. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ITA 2017 Best Actor - Popular Nominations, retrieved 3 September 2019
  15. ITA 2018 Best Actor - Popular Nominations, retrieved 3 January 2019
  16. "Gold Awards 2019 Winners List: Shivangi Joshi, Mohsin Khan, Surbhi Chandna, Hina Khan and others win big | PINKVILLA". www-pinkvilla-com.cdn.ampproject.org. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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