Arjit Taneja (born 10 November 1992) is an Indian television actor and model. He made his television debut in the reality shows MTV Splitsvilla 6 and Box Cricket League and starred in several TV fiction dramas namely Zee TV's Kumkum Bhagya, Kaleerein and Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye, Colors TV's Bahu Begum, Naagin 5 & Naagin 6, Dangal's Nath – Zewar Ya Zanjeer and Star Plus's Banni Chow Home Delivery. He won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Kumkum Bhagya at the Zee Gold Awards.

Arjit Taneja
Taneja in 2023
Born (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 31)
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
Occupations
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active2013–present

Early life and education

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Taneja was born on 10 November 1992 and belongs to a Punjabi family.[1] He attended Modern School, Delhi[2] and graduated with a BA degree in computer programming from Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi. In 2012, Taneja moved from Delhi to Mumbai to begin his acting career.[3]

Career

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Career beginnings (2010–2014)

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In November 2010, he joined the modelling agency Elite Model Management India Pvt. Ltd.

In mid-2012, Taneja moved from Delhi to Mumbai and began his acting career in television. That same year, he got a role in Channel V India's V The Serial, produced by Ekta Kapoor.

In 2013, he participated in MTV India MTV Splitsvilla 6.

In 2014, he participated in Sony TV's Box Cricket League, the latter of which was his third with Kapoor. He was later seen in Ekta Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony TV.[4]

Breakthrough and establishment (2014–present)

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Taneja's career finally saw a turning point in 2014, when he signed the parallel lead role of Purab Khanna in Zee TV popular daily soap Kumkum Bhagya, created by Kapoor.[5][6] He won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Zee Gold Awards. He left the show in 2016.

In 2014, he participated in Colors TV Box Cricket League produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Simultaneously along with Kumkum Bhagya, he was seen as Bilal Khan in another Ekta Kapoor production — Sony TV Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do in 2015.[7]

In 2016, he presented Zing Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya.[8]

In 2017, Arjit then moved to Indonesia for a few months where he was cast as lead in the Indonesian show Nadin on ANTV alongside his former co-star from Kumkum Bhagya Mrunal Thakur and Indonesia Actress Dewi Persik.[9]

Taneja left Indonesia and headed back to Bombay where he landed his first lead role in a TV show. In February 2018, Taneja began essaying the main character of Vivaan Kapoor in Zee TV Kaleerein.[10] It went off air in November 2018.

In May 2018, Arjit also appeared as a guest in Zee TV talk show Juzz Baatt with Sana Saeed, Adnan Khan and Karan Jotwani.

Arjit was a Red Carpet host for Zee Rishtey Awards 2019.

In July 2019, Arjit was cast as lead male actor in Colors TV love triangle-themed Bahu Begum which premiered on July 15, 2019.[11] In the show Taneja’s character was Azaan Akhtar Mirza, the Nawab of Bhopal which co-starred Samiksha Jaiswal and Diana Khan.[12] It ended on January 21, 2020.

Arjit also made a special appearance at the ITA Awards in 2020.[13]

In January 2021, he bagged the cameo role of Farishta, an angel in the supernatural revenge thriller Naagin 5 and reprised the same role in February 2021 for Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein, both of which were aired on Colors TV and created by Ekta Kapoor .[14]

Arjit then landed the lead role as Shambhu Thakur on Nath – Zewar Ya Zanjeer on Dangal TV. The show premiered on August 23, 2021. But after a few months inside the show, he decided to quit the show. Arjit when interviewed said, “he did not see his role shaping up as he wanted it to be”. Arjit’s last shoot day was March 7, 2022 and his final episode aired on March 10, 2022, Episode 172.

On March 22, 2022, it was confirmed Arjit had been roped in to be a candidate as a suitor for Parineeti Chopra alongside other television actors Vishal Aditya Singh and Shivin Narang on Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan "Parineeti Ka Swayamvar" on Colors TV. Taneja was seen doing just about everything from presenting her with roses, complimenting her with his soothing words, to getting down on one knee and even cooking to impress the Hasee Toh Phasee actress. Judges Karan Johar, Mithun Chakraborty and hosts Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiya were there to assist Parineeti Chopra in taking the right decision. Veteran singer Kumar Sanu also joined the panel as a special guest. When called on stage to showcase his cooking skill by making Parineeti Chopra’s favorite ‘Aloo Paratha’, Taneja was quite impressive. The actress could not resist the taste and initially she announced the winner : Best aloo paratha goes to her Punjabi munda, Arjit. Still indecisive of a suitor, Karan Johar then suggested they do a Bollywood Quiz via a Miss India format. Parineeti then chose Arjit as ‘Mr. India’ and Runner-Up Shivin Narang. After being quizzed, Taneja won with his impeccable and quick responses. Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan special episodes were aired on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March at 9pm and 7pm on Colors TV.

In April 2022, Taneja once more reprised his role as Farishta in Naagin 6 on Colors TV.

In September 2022, it was made public knowledge that Arjit would join StarPlus show Banni Chow Home Delivery which starred Ulka Gupta and Pravisht Mishra. His character is a ‘Rockstar’ Agastya Kapoor. Arjit was quoted as saying, "I was looking for something that could challenge me as an actor and the Banni Chow offer came at the right time. I will have a grand entry as a rockstar and it will bring along a lot of mystery and suspense”. His first episode aired on September 14, 2022. After a few months on the show, Arjit decided to move on and his last shoot day was December 1, 2022. His final episode aired on December 11, 2022.

In January 2023, Arjit and Sanaya Irani teamed up for another collab. Butterflies Season 4 EP 5 Upgrade web series was released on February 12.

In April 2023, Arjit then made a guest appearance on Colors TV Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull.

Also in April 2023, he participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 13.

In July 2023, he made a cameo appearance in Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.

Arjit was also cast in Fuh Se Fantasy web series opposite Nyra Banerjee. Season 2 EP 1 premiered on August 17, 2023 on Jio Cinema.

On October 14, 2023, the Grand Finale of the stunt based reality tv show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 aired on Colors TV. Taneja emerged as 1st runner-up.

Since November 27 2023, he is portraying Virat Singh Ahuja opposite his former Kumkum Bhagya co-actor Sriti Jha in Zee TV's Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye.

Filmography

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Films

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Sunny Cameo [15]
2024 Mr. & Mrs. Mahi Sikandar Aggarwal [16]

Television

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 MTV Splitsvilla 6 Contestant 13th place [17]
2014–2016 Kumkum Bhagya Purab Khanna [9]
2015 Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Bilal Khan [7]
2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Host
2017 Nadin Ishaan [18]
2018 Kaleerein Vivaan Kapoor [19]
2019–2020 Bahu Begum Azaan Akhtar Mirza [13]
2021-2022 Naagin Farishta [20]
Nath – Zewar Ya Zanjeer Shambhu Thakur [21]
2022 Banni Chow Home Delivery Agastya Kapoor [22]
2023 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 Contestant 1st runner-up [23]
2023–present Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye Virat Singh Ahuja [24]

Special appearances

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Year Title Role Ref.
2012 V The Serial Himself
2013 Bade Acche Lagte Hain
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 [25]
2015 Bad Company [26]
2016 Box Cricket League 2 [27]
2018 Juzzbaatt – Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak [28]
Kundali Bhagya Vivaan
Zindagi Ki Mehek
Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega
2019 Api & Cinta Sunjoy [29]
Bepanah Pyaar Azaan
Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
2020 Choti Sarrdaarni
2021 Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein Farishta
2022 Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan Himself
2023 Bekaboo Vansh Raichand
Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull Himself
Kundali Bhagya Virat

Music videos

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Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2018 Main Jaandiyaan Meet Bros, Neha Bhasin, Piyush Mehroliyaa [30]
2019 Naseeba Shaan [31]
Farishta Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Asees Kaur [32]
2020 Ik Dafa To Mil Oye Kunaal [33]

Awards and nominations

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Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Indian Telly Awards Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama) Kumkum Bhagya Nominated [34]
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won [35]
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Nath Zewar Ya Zanjeer Nominated [36]

References

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  23. ^ "Arjit Taneja Joins Fear Factor : Khatron Ke Khiladi-Season 13". Times Of India. 25 April 2023.
  24. ^ "Arjit Taneja: I believe in marriage and relationships". Outlook India. 15 December 2023. Retrieved 17 December 2023.
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