Avinesh Rekhi

Avinesh Rekhi is an Indian television actor known for his performances in Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji and Choti Sarrdaarni.[1]

Avinesh Rekhi
Years active2008–present
Known forTu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji
Choti Sarrdaarni
(m. 2010)

Life and careerEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Rekhi married his girlfriend of 8 years, Raisa, on 29 December 2010.[2] They have two children, a son and a daughter.[3]

Films journeyEdit

Rekhi began his career with a small role in the 2008 film Ru Ba Ru.[citation needed] Another unnoticed role in the 2009 film Dil Bole Hadippa! failed to earn him fame.[4]

Television careerEdit

Rekhi's first television show was Colors TV's suspense thriller Chhal — Sheh Aur Maat in 2012, where he played the lead character Kabir Jaiswal.[5]

In 2013, he was seen as the antagonist Sultan Kundra in Colors TV's Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.[6] From 2013 to 2014, he essayed the parallel lead Neeraj Sachdeva in the psychological thriller Main Naa Bhoolungi.[7]

In 2015, Rekhi bagged the role of Mughal emperor Akbar in Sony Entertainment Television's historical period drama Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap.[8] He then had an episodic role on &TV's Darr Sabko Lagta Hai in 2016.[9]

His first major breakthrough show was Star Plus's Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji which began airing in April 2017.[10] In the show he starred as the main lead Uma Shankar Toshniwal opposite Rhea Sharma.[1]

From July 2019 to July 2021, Rekhi starred as Sarabjit Singh Gill in Colors TV's Choti Sarrdaarni alongside Nimrit Kaur Ahluwala.[11]




Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chhal — Sheh Aur Maat Kabir Jaiswal Lead role[5]
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Sultan Mohan Kundra Antagonist[9][6]
2013–2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Neeraj Sachdeva Parallel lead[7]
2015 Maharana Pratap Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar Antagonist[8]
2016 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Akash Episode 22
2017–2018 Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji Uma Shankar Toshniwal Lead role[10]
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Sarabjeet Guest
2019–2021 Choti Sarrdaarni Sarabjit Singh Gill Lead role[11]
2019 Bigg Boss 13 Himself Guest appearance
2020 Bigg Boss 14 Himself Guest appearance
2021–present Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na Devraj Singh Rathore / Dakshraj Singh Rathore Lead role
2021 Meet Himself Guest appearance


  1. ^ a b Tiwari, Vijaya (12 July 2012). "My rejections are my inspiration: Avinesh Rekhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (26 July 2013). "I never hid my marriage: Avinesh Rekhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Avinesh Rekhi becomes a father for the second time?". The Times of India. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  4. ^ Service, Tribune News (4 April 2020). "'Avira is daddy's girl'". The Tribune. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b Tiwari, Vijaya (8 September 2012). "Kabir to know Ija's truth in Chhal Sheh Aur Maat". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Avinesh Rekhi: My only focus at this time is Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon!". Bollywood Life. 15 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Avinesh Rekhi to enter 'Main Na Bhoolungi'". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Hindi News, हिंदी समाचार, India News in Hindi, हिन्दी में समाचार, Desh". Dainik Bhaskar.
  9. ^ a b There’s too much of competition in showbiz: Avinesh Rekhi
  10. ^ a b Farzeen, Sana (7 February 2018). "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji actor Avinesh Rekhi: I am the only actor to have been shirtless for the longest time ever on television". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  11. ^ a b Farzeen, Sana (3 July 2019). "Avinesh Rekhi: Choti Sarrdaarni has a very inspiring story". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 February 2021.

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