Aham Sharma

Aham Sharma (born July 22, 1989) is an Indian actor hailing from Salimpur, Bihar, India.[2] Best known for his accomplishments in Indian television, he has also featured in several Bollywood films including 1962 My Country Land which premiered at Marche du Film of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.[3]

Aham Sharma
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Sharma in 2017
Born (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 31)
EducationSt. Xavier's High School
OccupationActor
Years active2008–Present
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)

Sharma's most recognizable TV roles include as Karna in Mahabharat (2013–2014), Rishabh Srivastava in Brahmarakshas (2016–2017) and Vikramaditya in Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha (2018–2019).[4] Also, he is a master in various forms of martial arts particularly Taekwondo.[5][6]

CareerEdit

Early career (2008–2013)Edit

In 2008, Sharma decided to begin his acting career in Hindi television.[7] He signed the lead role of Rehaan, a Lucknow young man of aristocratic lineage who was sent to London in childhood by his over protective mother before returning to his hometown Lucknow after growing up, in Gul Khan's production debut Chand Ke Paar Chalo for NDTV Imagine that co-starred Yami Gautam and Zalak Thakker.[8][9] It failed to gain good ratings, ending just after 80 episodes in February 2009.[10]

The year 2009 marked Sharma's Hindi cinema debut with the release of his first movie, the suspense crime thriller Blue Oranges.[11] It saw him enact a rich brat and painter named Kevin Trassavo.[12] That year, he found his second television role as Aditya Brijesh Singh in the Sphere Origins produced television soap Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar.[13]

Sharma achieved three projects in 2010.[14] Firstly he teamed up with producer Ekta Kapoor for the first time in Bairi Piya for Colors TV as Nirbhay Pundir.[15] Next he appeared as Anil and Amit respectively in two different episodes of Fireworks Productions's horror supernatural anthology Aahat on Sony Entertainment Television.[16][17] In his final work of the year, he did a cameo as the strong Aditya Ahlawat, an aspiring politician in the crime drama Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha on Star Plus produced by Undercover Productions Ltd.[18]

In 2011, Sharma appeared in Hats Off Productions's television production Ek Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi on Zee TV.[19][20] It centered around the life of two orphan sisters, and featured him as the male lead Shravan.[21] Unable to impress neutral audience, it culminated in December 2011.[22] Returning to Hindi films, he had an unnoticed part in the dramatic love story Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai in 2012.[23] He starred as Angad, a good natured and fully supportive man who becomes contestant on a dance reality show called Aasman Se Aage, in Sagar Arts & 72 Degree Northe's TV production Aasman Se Aage on Life OK.[24]

Sharma's first project of 2013 was an episodic part in the scary horror series Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein with Neetha Shetty.[25] Consecutively he bagged two episodics in Fireworks Productions's popular police procedural television series CID.[26] In May 2013, he found a villainous role for the first time in his career in Firefly Productions's crime detective supernatural series SuperCops vs Supervillains on Life OK as Scientist Dr. Ajay/Vidyut - The Flash Man, an antagonist with superpowers.[27][28]

Breakthrough via Mahabharat and beyond (2013–present)Edit

Sharma's fate changed later in 2013, when on Star Plus he got his biggest break with the mythological show Mahabharat, based on the Hindu epic of the same name, as warrior Karna, a non-fictional and legendary character.[29][30] It co-starred Shaheer Sheikh, Pooja Sharma, Saurabh Raj Jain among others.[31] His phenomal acting gained him the Indian Telly Award for Best Supporting Actor.[32] Together with fellow cast members of Mahabharat, he performed on Mahabharat Show: Fan Meeting Tour in the year 2014.[33][34] Regarded as his best work till date, Mahabharat ended in August 2014.[35]

In 2014, Sharma essayed Jass in the romantic drama film Karle Pyaar Karle.[36][37] It was a box office disaster.[38] In early-2015, he was finalised as the main lead for Swastik Productions's new project Dosti... Yaariyan... Manmarziyan, a television show on Star Plus.[39][40] He portrayed the role of Arjun Mehra, a man with a hidden motif having various shades of constantly striving between good and bad in himself.[41] The series did not perform well and went off air the same year.[42]

Sharma began 2016 through an important role in 1962: My Country Land, a period film about the Indo-China War, featuring him as an Army Lance Naik who gets responsibility for mapping along the Indo-China border.[43][44] In August 2016, he reteamed with Kapoor for the supernatural show Brahmarakshas on Zee TV wherein he enacted the character of Rishabh Srivastava, the main protagonist opposite Krystle D'Souza.[45][46] Being a finite series, it culminated in February 2017.[47]

In October 2018, Sharma bagged portrayal of legendary king Vikramaditya in Peninsula Pictures's fantasy mythological drama TV series Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha.[48] It went off air in May 2019.[49]

MediaEdit

In 2014, Sharma made his way to the 11th edition of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in The World by the British weekly newspaper Eastern Eye , bagging the 26th position.[50]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Movie Role Ref
2009 Blue Oranges Kevin Travasso [51]
2012 Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Zoravar [52]
2014 Karle Pyaar Karle Jass [53]
2016 1962, My Country Land Army Lance Naik Luitya [54]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2008–2009 Chand Ke Paar Chalo Rehan [55]
2009 Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Aditya Brijesh Singh
2010 Bairi Piya Nirbhay Pundir
Aahat Anil
Amit
Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha Aditya Ahlawat
2011 Ek Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi Shravan [56][57]
2012 Aasman Se Aage Angad [58]
2013 Fear Files Kushal Season 1 [59]
CID Rai
Mahesh
Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath Dr. Ajay (Scientist)/
Vidyut - The Flash Man
[60]
2013-2014 Mahabharat Karna [61][62]
2015 Dosti..Yariyaan.. Arjun Mehra Manmarzian [63]
2016 Bharatvarsh Ashoka
2016–2017 Brahmarakshas Rishabh Shrivastava/Narasimha
2018–2019 Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha King Vikramaditya [64]

AwardsEdit

Year Awards Category Work Result
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role[65] Mahabharat Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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