Aditya Seal is an Indian actor and model who predominantly works in Hindi films. He is best known for his role in the romantic drama film Tum Bin II.[1] He is also known for his roles in the comedy drama films Student of the Year 2, Indoo Ki Jawani and Alt Balaji's web series, Fittrat.[2] He made his film debut with the film Ek Chhotisi Love Story, and starred alongside Manisha Koirala.

Aditya Seal
Seal in 2022
  • Actor
  • model
  • martial artist
Years active2002–present
(m. 2021)
RelativesAkansha Ranjan Kapoor (sister-in-law)

Early life and background edit

Aditya Seal was born in Mumbai to a Bengali father and a Punjabi mother.[3]

He attended Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School.[4] Seal is a former taekwondo champion, he is a black belt in taekwondo.[5] He also practices gymnastics and martial arts.[6]

His father produced and acted in a Garhwali film, but Aditya wanted to be a professional cricketer, before an injury aborted the option, so he followed his father's footsteps.[7]

Personal life edit

On 21 November 2021, Seal married his longtime girlfriend actress Anushka Ranjan in Mumbai.[8][9]

Career edit

Seal made his film debut with Ek Chhotisi Love Story, where he played a teenager voyeur opposite Manisha Koirala.[2] The story revolved around a teenager who becomes secretly obsessed with his neighbor. He also starred in movie We R Friends in 2006. In Purani Jeans, he played the role of Samuel Lawrence. In 2016, Seal was seen in Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin II as Shekhar opposite Neha Sharma.[10]

In 2019, he played Manav Randhawa in Student of the Year 2.[11] Next, he portrayed Veer Shergill in Alt Balaji's web series Fittrat opposite Krystle D'Souza, for which he received many accolades.

In 2020, he played Kiara Advani's character's love interest in Indoo Ki Jawani, a dramedy revolving around a girl's adventures with a dating app. The movie was theatrically released on 11 December 2020 amid the 50% occupancy theatrical guideline owing to COVID-19 pandemic in India.[12]

Media edit

He was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Men at No. 34 in 2019,[13] and at No. 35 in 2020.[14]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Ek Chhotisi Love Story Aditya [15]
2006 We R Friends Amit [16]
2007 Say Salaam India Siddharth [17]
2014 Purani Jeans Samuel Lawrence [18]
2016 Tum Bin II Shekhar Malhotra [19]
2018 Namaste England Samar "Sam" Singh Sandhu [20]
2019 Student of the Year 2 Manav Singh Randhawa [21]
2020 Indoo Ki Jawani Samar [22]
2021 99 Songs Unnamed [23]
2022 Ek Aur Ghazab Kahani TBA
Rocket Gang Amarbir [24]
2024 Khel Khel Mein TBA Filming [25]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Fittrat Veer Shergill [26]
2020 Forbidden Love Ishaan [citation needed]
2021 The Empire Humayun [citation needed]

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2019 Dancing Doll Jyotica Tangri [27]
2021 Weekend Vibe Jubël, Desi Crew [28]
Meri Zindagi Mein Amit Mishra [29]
Mera Yaar Dhvani Bhanushali [30]
2022 Mangta Hai Kya Aditya Narayan, Deeksha Toor [31]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor - Web Fittrat Nominated [32]
2022 The Empire Nominated [33]

References edit

  1. ^ "Aditya Seal seals his return into films with 'Purani Jeans' - Times of India". The Times of India. 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Soul Stir: Aditya Seal on the moment that changed his life - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ Roy, Priyanka (19 May 2019). "Aditya Seal on a high". The Telegraph India. Yes, I am half Bengali and half Punjabi. My dad is a Bengali, so I am predominantly a Bong. But I have been born and brought up in Bombay and have no connections in Calcutta.
  4. ^ " Movies: 'Manisha's the most beautiful woman on earth'". Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Aditya Seal: I hope star system doesn't come to web and make things lopsided again". Hindustan Times. 13 March 2022. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Aditya Seal: We have been training gymnastics and martial arts together". Mid-day. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  7. ^ Rachana Dubey (29 January 2017), "Aditya Seal: I hoped to be a cricketer but an injury killed my dream", Times of India. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Anushka Ranjan-Aditya Seal's star-studded sangeet". The Indian Express. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Anushka Ranjan, Aditya Seal exchange garlands at wedding after groom arrives with band baaja baraat. Watch". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  10. ^ "'Tum Bin 2' movie review: Offers nothing great apart from good music and sweet Aditya Seal". 18 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Aditya Seal talks about his 'SOTY 2' co-stars Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday - Times of India". The Times of India. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Indoo Ki Jawaani Trailer: Kiara Advani, Aditya Seal's chemistry steals the show: Watch". PINKVILLA. 23 November 2020. Archived from the original on 9 August 2022. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Times 50 Most Desirable Men: Here are the stars who bagged the place in the coveted list". 22 August 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  14. ^ "The Times Most Desirable Man of 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput - Philosopher, dreamer, charmer - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Ek Chhotisi Love Story | Movie Star Cast - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 6 September 2002. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  16. ^ "Aditya Seal Filmography - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Say Salaam India movie, story, review and cast - Times of India". The Times of India. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Aditya Seal seals his return into films with 'Purani Jeans' - Times of India". The Times of India. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  19. ^ "'Tum Bin 2' deals with real romance: Aditya Seal". Business Standard India. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  20. ^ "Aditya Seal bags a role in 'Namastey England' - Times of India". The Times of India. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  21. ^ "'Student of the Year 2' actor Aditya Seal talks about nepotism in Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  22. ^ "Aditya Seal on Indoo Ki Jawani: Working with Kiara Advani will be a rewarding experience". The Indian Express. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  23. ^ "99 Songs is about one man's struggle against the old and new world: AR Rahman". Outlook India. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  24. ^ "Aditya Seal-starrer 'Rocket Gang' set to release on May 6, 2022 |". Lokmat. 27 November 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  25. ^ "Akshay Kumar Begins Filming Khel Khel Mein In London: "Can't Help But Smile When The Camera Rolls"". NDTV. 21 October 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  26. ^ "Fittrat: Meet The Star Cast And Characters Of The Upcoming ZEE5 Original Series - Zee5 News". ZEE5. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  27. ^ Dancing Doll (Full Song) - Dancing Doll - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn, 27 February 2019, retrieved 15 November 2021
  28. ^ Weekend Vibe (feat. Desi Crew), 18 June 2021, retrieved 15 November 2021
  29. ^ "Anushka Ranjan has teamed up with Aditya Seal for their latest music video 'Meri Zindagi Mein'". 17 November 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  30. ^ "Dhvani Bhanushali: बिलियन स्टार ध्वनि भानुशाली ने आदित्य सील को बनाया 'मेरा यार', आते ही हिट हो गया ये गाना". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  31. ^ "Palak Tiwari, Aditya Seal's Mangta Hai Kya crosses 5 million views". India Today. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  32. ^ "ITA Awards 2020 | List of nominees". India Today. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  33. ^ "The 21st ITA Awards". Retrieved 6 December 2021.

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