Abhinav Shukla

Abhinav Shukla is an Indian model and television and film actor. He has acted in many TV shows.[1] He is currently doing Bigg Boss 14.

Abhinav Shukla
Abhinav Shukla in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Shukla at a release of a film in 2014
Years active2007-present
(m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

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.[citation needed]


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.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[3] In 2016 he along with his brother completed a 7-day trek from Chandra Taal to Bara-lacha la in alpine style.[4] A year before he had cycled from Manali to Leh solo in six days.[5]

He is known for his outdoor and adventure activities, whenever not shooting or working he likes to trek and camp out in the woods.[6] 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.[7]

Shukla married actress Rubina Dilaik on 21 June 2018. Rubina changed her surname to Shukla and she is better known by this surname.[8][9][10]



Year Serial Role Notes
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 [11][12]
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Himself
2020–present Bigg Boss 14 Contestant Entered Day 1[13]


Year Film Role Language
2014 Jai Ho Unknown Hindi
2014 Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans Pundit Hindi
2017 Aksar 2 Ricky Khambata Hindi
2019 Luka Chuppi Naseem Khan Hindi


  1. ^ V Lakshmi (22 September 2014). "Abhinav Shukla trains with SAG for his debut film". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Rubina Dilaik in hubby Abhinav Shuklas short film Bareilly Ki Beti". Outlook India. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "abhinav shukla rubina hasn't fully explored her adventurous side yet". The Times of India.
  4. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "abhinav shukla's himalayan accomplishment". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "tv actors two wheeler expeditions out of the city". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (8 January 2014). "I stored my urine to survive: Abhinav Shukla". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Abhinav Shukla on his wedding preparations: I am learning so much from Rubina". The Indian Express. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Rubina Dilaik ties the knot with Abhinav Shukla, see photos from their dreamy wedding". The Indian Express. 22 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Host Wedding Reception. See Pics". NDTV.com. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Abhinav Shukla talks about playing Drashti Dhami's husband twice on screen". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  12. ^ "After Drashti Dhami, Abhinav Shukla bids adieu to Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka". Zee News. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  13. ^ "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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