Abhinav Shukla

Abhinav Shukla (born 27 September 1982) is an Indian model and actor.[1] Known for his works in Hindi fiction TV shows and feature films, he also participated as a contestant in Bigg Boss 14 (2020–2021) and Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 (2021).[2][3]

Abhinav Shukla
Abhinav Shukla in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Shukla in 2014
Born (1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 39)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2007–present
Known forBigg Boss 14
(m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Shukla was born on 27 September 1982 in Ludhiana, Punjab.[1] His father, Dr. K.K. Shukla, worked as an entomologist at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana and his mother, Mrs. Radha Shukla was a teacher at Guru Nanak Public School (Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana).

He graduated from Guru Nanak Public School in 2000, and completed his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology (Moga, Punjab) in 2004. His team bagged the Best Design Award on 2004 in an event organised by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) called Tryst-2004 technical festival.


Shukla started his career in the Indian television industry with Jersey No. 10 in 2007. Later in 2008, he played Shantanu in Colors TV's Jaane Kya Baat Hui.[4] In 2009, he played Vikram, the love interest of Vishaka (played by Priyanka Mishra) in Zee TV's Chotti Bahu. In 2010, he was cast in Star One's Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi opposite Drashti Dhami where he plays the role of Dev, who married the lead Geet but later abandons her. In 2011, he left the show and was replaced by Samir Sharma[5]

In 2011 to 2012, after quitting Geet, Shukla then was a part of the show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai where he played Dr. Manan, the first love interest of Jeevika played by Krystle D'Souza.[6] In January 2012, he participated in Survivor India as a contestant and was voted out in episode 21.[7][8] In April 2012 he played Sumer in Zee TV's Hitler Didi.[9]

In 2013, he played a cameo in Zee TV's show Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut with the film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans starring opposite Nora Fatehi, which released in October.[10] Later in December 2014, he participated in Box Cricket League in its first season.[11] In 2015, he made an episodic appearance as Vikram in MTV Big F.[12]

In 2016, he participated in the second season of Box Cricket League.[13] Later he entered Star Plus's Diya Aur Baati Hum starring Deepika Singh playing the role of Om.[14] In 2017, he appeared in the Colors TV's Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki playing the role of Vishal, produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms. He later acted in the film Aksar 2 opposite Gautam Rode and Zarine Khan.[15]

In 2018 he opted to play a negative role on Colors TV show Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka as Rajdeep.[16] He however quit the show later in November.[17] In 2019, he acted in Luka Chuppi which released in March.[18] He later participated in Khatra Khatra Khatra. He directed a short film based on female-foeticide Bareilly Ki Beti: The Youngest Survivor starring his wife Rubina Dilaik.[19] In 2020, he along with his wife Rubina Dilaik entered Colors TV's Bigg Boss 14 as a contestant.[20][21] He got evicted in February 2021 just a week before the finale.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Shukla who is a self-confessed adventure lover successfully climbed the peak of Stok Kangri in pure Alpine style along with his brother on 23 July 2017 and announced that this marked his foray into mountaineering.[23] In 2016 he along with his brother completed a 7-day trek from Chandra Taal to Bara-lacha la in alpine style.[24] A year before he had cycled from Manali to Leh solo in six days.[25]

He is known for his outdoor and adventure activities, whenever not shooting or working he likes to trek and camp out in the woods.[26] On 4 January 2014 while on a trek to a fort in Matheran forests of Maharashtra he got stuck on a ledge of a rock face and had to be rescued by a team of rock climbers. He said he had mentally prepared himself for days of survival, even had stored his urine for emergency.[27]

Shukla married actress Rubina Dilaik on 21 June 2018.[2]


Shukla was ranked at No. 11 in The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television 2020.[28]



Year Title Role
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Pundit
2017 Aksar 2 Ricky Khambata
2019 Luka Chuppi Nazeem Khan


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Jersey No. 10 Arjun Rai
2008–2009 Jaane Kya Baat Hui Shantanu
2009–2010 Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan Vikram
2010–2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Dev Singh Khurana
2011–2012 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Dr. Manan Bisht
2012 Hitler Didi Sumer Singh Choudhary
2012 Survivor India – The Ultimate Battle Contestant
2013 Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan Anirudh Balraj Asthana
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2015 MTV Big F (Season 1 Episode 1) NSG Commando Vikram Rathod
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
Diya Aur Baati Hum Om Rathi
2017 Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Vishal
2018 Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Rajdeep Thakur [29]
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Contestant
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 7th place [30]
2021 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 8th place (Semi-Finalist) [31]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer Label Ref.
2021 Marjaaneya Neha Kakkar Desi Music Factory [citation needed]
Tumse Pyaar Hai Vishal Mishra VYRL Originals [32]


  1. ^ a b c "Abhinav Shukla". Times of India. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Rubina Dilaik ties the knot with Abhinav Shukla, see photos from their dreamy wedding". The Indian Express. 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Gia Manek OUT, Rubina Dilaik & Abhinav Shukla To Get LOCKED Inside Salman Khan's 'BB 14' House?". 29 September 2020.
  4. ^ "TV actor Abhinav Shukla prefers small roles over lead". 10 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Abhinav Shukla in a mess". 9 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai". 9 November 2011.
  7. ^ "'Survivor India' goes beyond 'Bigg Boss'". 11 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Why Abhinav Shukla prefers Survivor over Bigg Boss…". 28 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Abhinav Shukla to enter Hitler Didi". 27 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Movie review: Roar makes little sense". 30 October 2014.
  11. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Big F - Know Everything About The Show". 25 September 2015.
  13. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  14. ^ "'Diya Aur Baati Hum:' Abhinav Shukla and others to enter show; will Sandhya be able to prove Arzoo's innocence?". 30 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Telly actor Abhinav Shukla joins cast of Zareen Khan-starrer 'Aksar 2'". 18 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Abhinav Shukla roped in for Drashti Dhami-Shakti Arora's show Silsila-Badalte Rishton Ka?". 16 May 2018.
  17. ^ "After Drashti Dhami, Abhinav Shukla bids adieu to Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka". Zee News. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon flash the biggest smiles in Luka Chuppi first look". Hindustan Times. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.[dead link]
  19. ^ "Rubina Dilaik in hubby Abhinav Shuklas short film Bareilly Ki Beti". Outlook India. 28 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Bigg Boss 14 contestants Rubina Dilaik-Abhinav Shukla: Know more about the couple's career, past relationships, and more". 3 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Abhinav on doing Bigg Boss 14 with wife Rubina: Contestants will surely try to break us apart". 4 October 2020.
  22. ^ "Bigg Boss 14 Day 128 Written Update: Rubina cries bitterly as Abhinav Shukla gets evicted". 9 February 2021.
  23. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "abhinav shukla rubina hasn't fully explored her adventurous side yet". The Times of India.
  24. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "abhinav shukla's himalayan accomplishment". The Times of India.
  25. ^ "tv actors two wheeler expeditions out of the city". The Times of India.
  26. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka star Abhinav Shukla's adventurous trek will give you the perfect monsoon vibe". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  27. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (8 January 2014). "I stored my urine to survive: Abhinav Shukla". The Times of India.
  28. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television 2020 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  29. ^ "Abhinav Shukla talks about playing Drashti Dhami's husband twice on screen". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Bigg Boss 14 contestants Abhinav Shukla & Rubina Dilaik's romantic pics prove they are head over heels in love". 30 September 2020.
  31. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11: Abhinav Shukla gets eliminated in the semi-finale week - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  32. ^ Keshri, Shweta (1 August 2021). "Rubina Dilaik, Abhinav Shukla give a sneak peek of their new song Tumse Pyaar Hai". India Today. Retrieved 4 August 2021.

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