Abhinav Shukla (born 27 September 1982) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi television and films. He participated in Bigg Boss 14 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and emerged as semi finalist in the latter.[3]

Abhinav Shukla
Abhinav Shukla snapped for Khatron Ke Khiladi finale
Born (1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 41)[1]
Years active2007–present
Known forBigg Boss 14
(m. 2018)

Early life and education


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.[citation needed]



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 in Zee TV's Chotti Bahu. In 2010, he was cast in Star One's Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi where he plays the role of Dev. In 2011, he left the show and was replaced by Samir Sharma[5]

In 2011 to 2012, Shukla then was a part of the show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai where he played Dr. Manan.[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 playing the role of Om.[14] In 2017, he appeared in the Colors TV's Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki playing the role of Vishal. 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 on Day 130.[22]

Personal life

Shukla with wife Dilaik in 2022

Shukla married his longtime girlfriend, actress Rubina Dilaik on 21 June 2018 in Shimla.[2] On Bigg Boss 14, it was revealed that his marriage with Dilaik was about to end and they gave each other six months before getting divorced.[23] Post the show, they decided to continue their marriage. Shukla stated, "There's no divorce happening."[24] They welcomed twin girls on 27 November 2023.[25]

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.[26] In 2016 he along with his brother completed a 7-day trek from Chandra Taal to Bara-lacha la in alpine style.[27] A year before he had cycled from Manali to Leh solo in six days.[28]

He is known for his outdoor and adventure activities, whenever not shooting or working he likes to trek and camp out in the woods.[29] 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.[30]

In the media


Shukla was ranked at No. 11 in The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television 2020.[31]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Pundit [32]
2017 Aksar 2 Ricky Khambata [33]
2018 Burning Pritha's relative Short film
2019 Luka Chuppi Nazeem Khan [34]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Jersey No. 10 Arjun Rai [35]
2008–2009 Jaane Kya Baat Hui Shantanu Agnihotri
2009–2010 Chotti Bahu 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
Survivor India – The Ultimate Battle Contestant 5th place
2013 Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan Anirudh Balraj Asthana
2016 Diya Aur Baati Hum Om Rathi
2018 Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Rajdeep Thakur [36]
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 Contestant 7th place [37]
2021 Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 8th place [38]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Ref.
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Himself
2015 MTV Big F NSG Commando Vikram Rathod [39]
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Himself
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2022 Wanderlust Himself [40]
Cyber Vaar – Har Screen Crime Scene Vikram [41]

Dubbing roles

Film title Actor Character Dub language Original language Original year release Dub year release Notes
Sarileru Neekevvaru Mahesh Babu Major Ajay Krishna Hindi Telugu 2020 2022 The Hindi dub was titled: "Sarileru".

Music videos

Year Title Singer Ref.
2015 Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Armaan Malik [42]
2021 Marjaaneya Neha Kakkar [43]
Tumse Pyaar Hai Vishal Mishra [44]
2023 Sanam Aa Gaya Payal Dev, Stebin Ben [45]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Nominated [46]
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor - OTT Wanderlust Nominated [47]


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