Shukla at a release of a film in 2014
Abhinav was born in Ludhiana, Punjab. 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. In 2004 he participated in the Tryst-2004, a technical festival organised by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and won the Best Design Award.
He started his career in the Indian television industry with Jersey No. 10. Later he went on to play praiseworthy roles in Geet, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Jaane Kya Baat Hui, Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan and Hitler Didi. In December 2010 he opted out of Geet, in a mutual decision with the production house.
He was one of the 22 castaways in Season 1 of Survivor India. He won immunity twice in a row and reached the final five, but was voted out in Episode 21. He played a cameo in Zee TV's show Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan. In 2018 he opted to play a negative role on Colors TV show Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka. He has directed a short film based on female-foeticide Bareilly Ki Beti: The Youngest Survivor starring his wife Rubina Dilaik.
Abhinav Shukla who is a self-confessed adventure junkie 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. In 2016 he along with his brother completed a 7-day trek from Chandra Taal to Bara-lacha la in alpine style. A year before he had cycled from Manali to Leh solo in six days.
He is known for his outdoor and adventure activities, whenever not shooting or working he likes to trek and camp out in the woods. 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.
|2007||Jersey No. 10||Arjun Rai|
|2008–2009||Jaane Kya Baat Hui||Shantanu|
|2008–2009||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|
|2012||Hitler Didi||Sumer Singh Choudhary|
|2012||Survivor India 1||Contestant|
|2013||Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan||Anirudh Balraj Asthana|
|2014||Box Cricket League 1||Contestant||Player in 'Kolkata Baabu Moshayes'|
|2015||MTV Big F (Season 1 Episode 1)||NSG Commando Vikram Rathod|
|2016||Box Cricket League 2||Contestant||Player in 'Kolkata Baabu Moshayes'|
|Diya Aur Baati Hum||Om Rathi|
|2018||Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka||Rajdeep Thakur|||
|2019||Khatra Khatra Khatra||Himself|
|2020–present||Bigg Boss 14||Contestant||Entered Day 1|
|2014||Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans||Pundit||Hindi|
|2017||Aksar 2||Ricky Khambata||Hindi|
|2019||Luka Chuppi||Naseem Khan||Hindi|
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- Maheshwri, Neha (8 January 2014). "I stored my urine to survive: Abhinav Shukla". The Times of India.
- "Abhinav Shukla on his wedding preparations: I am learning so much from Rubina". The Indian Express. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Rubina Dilaik ties the knot with Abhinav Shukla, see photos from their dreamy wedding". The Indian Express. 22 June 2018.
- "Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Host Wedding Reception. See Pics". NDTV.com. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Abhinav Shukla talks about playing Drashti Dhami's husband twice on screen". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "After Drashti Dhami, Abhinav Shukla bids adieu to Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka". Zee News. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Bigg Boss 14 contestants Abhinav Shukla & Rubina Dilaik's ROMANTIC pics prove they are head over heels in love". 30 September 2020.
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