Amar Upadhyay is an Indian television actor and model. The role which gave Amar his major breakthrough and is well known for, is his role of Mihir Virani, from the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus channel. He was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2011. He then played the role of Dharam Suryavanshi in the long-running daily soap Saath Nibhana Saathiya. He was loved as Dharam Duryavanshi. His chemistry with Tanya Sharma was loved by all. Fans of the series started referring to characters Dharam and Meera by the portmanteau "Dheera"
Amar Upadhyay at FHM 100 Sexiest Men 2011 Party
|Occupation||Actor / Model|
In 1994, some of his photographs appeared in Stardust magazine, which led to Jaya Bachchan offering him the TV series Dekh Bhai Dekh. This was followed by numerous TV series like Arzoo, Suhana Safar, Tulsi and Aruna Irani's Mehndi Tere Naam Ki. Eventually, he became famous in 2000 with the mega TV daily soap, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000). In fact, when his character Mihir 'died' in 2001, it was followed by protest marches, the TV channel's head office was flooded with phone-calls and letters, eventually his character came back to life, and he is still recounted amongst TV superstars.
After his success in television, he ventured into film with Dahshat 2003, followed by a big launch, Dhund – The Fog (2003), along with Aditi Govitrikar, directed by Sham Ramsay, though later he also appeared in J.P. Dutta's war movie, LOC Kargil (2003), his film career did not turn out as expected.
In 2015, he entered Star Plus's popular long-running series Saath Nibhaana Saathiya as the parallel lead role of Dharam Suryavanshi opposite Tanya Sharma. Their Sizzling chemistry managed to grab the eyeballs of Viewers. the show's trp was on heights owing to Dharam Meera (Dheera) Unique age difference love story. He played Dharam's character till the ending of the show in 2017. He also starred as an antagonist in Ek Deewaana Tha.
|1993 - 1994||Dekh Bhai Dekh||Sahil Diwan||DD National||Supporting Role|
|1994||Rajani||Rajani's Brother-In-Law||DD National||Supporting Role|
|1998||Saturday Suspense||Sohail (Episode 78)||Zee TV||Episodic Role|
|1999||Aahat - The Room Mate : Part 1 & Part 2||Episode 174 & Episode 175||Sony TV||Episodic Role|
|2000||Rishtey - Number Please||Rajan (Episode 125)||Zee TV||Episodic Role|
|2000 - 2002||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Mihir Virani||Star Plus||Lead Role|
|2001||Kalash||Ram||Star Plus||Lead Role|
|2002||Mehndi Tere Naam Ki||Akshat||Zee TV||Lead Role|
|2003 - 2005||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Rohit Sharma / Dev Malik (Raj)||Star Plus||Lead Role & Negative Role|
|2004 - 2005||Saathiya – Pyar Ka Naya Ehsaas||Kshitij Singhania||Sahara One||Lead Role|
|2005||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Advocate Mahesh Bajaj||Star Plus||Supporting Role|
|2005||Kkusum||Dr. Abhinav Gautam||Sony TV||Negative Role|
|2006||C.I.D. - Murder In The Safety Vault||Inspector Rishi (Episode 412)||Sony TV||Episodic Role|
|2006 - 2007||Viraasat||Kunal Kharbanda||Star Plus & Star One||Lead Role|
|2007||C.I.D. - Return Of The Clown||Harry (Episode 478)||Sony TV||Episodic Role|
|2008 - 2009||Chand Ke Paar Chalo||Arjun Oberoi||NDTV Imagine||Lead Role|
|2009||Dhoop Mein Thandi Chaav...Maa||Shekhar||Zee TV||Lead Role|
|2009||Doli Saja Ke||Samar||Sahara One||Negative Role|
|2009||Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai||Advocate Dhananjay Singhania||Star Plus||Cameo Role|
|2011||Bigg Boss 5||Contestant||Colors TV||Reality Show|
|2012||Police Files||Host||Big Magic||Crime Show|
|2013||Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki||Contestant||Life OK||Reality Show|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Mukesh Mehta (Episode 5 & Episode 6)||Life OK||Episodic Role|
|2013||Savdhaan India||Host||Life OK||Crime Show|
|2015 - 2017||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya||Dharam Kumar Suryavanshi||Star Plus||Lead Role|
|2017 - 2018||Ek Deewaana Tha||Rajan Bedi||Sony TV||Negative Role|
|2018||Singardaan||Mr. Gupta||Lead Role - Web Series||Ullu App|
|2019||Ishqbaaaz||Sahil Trivedi||Star Plus||Negative Role|
|1998||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!||Ajay / Devdas|
|2003||Dhund: The Fog||Sameer|
|2003||Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji||Vishal|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Captain Vijayanth Thapar|
- "AMAR UPADHYAY Even today I'm called Mihir". Screen. 16 July 2004.
- Mishra, Abhimanyu (6 February 2017). "If we make good films, we can bring back the golden era of Gujarati films". Ahmedabad: The Times of India.
- Sahu, Deepika (21 August 2007). "Who's the biggest superstar on TV?". The Times of India.
- "Dead man walking: Amar Upadhyay". The Times of India. 13 July 2001.
- "Mystery in the mist: 'Dhund – The Fog', a musical murder mystery." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 February 2003.
- "Playing safe with Amar Upadhyay". Rediff.com Movies. 15 March 2002.
- "Part Deux". The Indian Express. 9 December 2008.
- "Amar Upadhyay Bigg Boss Season 5". biggboss.in.com. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- Filmography Bollywood Hungama.