Gurmeet Choudhary (born 22 February 1984) is an Indian actor and martial artist. He is known for his portrayal of Lord Rama in 2008 TV Series, Ramayan, Maan Singh Khurana in Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi and Yash Suraj Pratap Sindhina in Punar Vivaah - Zindagi Milegi Dobara. In 2012, Gurmeet participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and emerged as the winner.
|Born||22 February 1984|
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, martial artist, singer|
Early life and backgroundEdit
Gurmeet was born in Jairampur village in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. The Gurmeet Choudhary Foundation launched a post-Covid specialised care centre at his hometown. His elder brother is a general physician in his hometown.
Gurmeets first gained prominence through his portrayal of Shri Ram in the 2009 television series Ramayan, opposite Debina Bonnerjee who played the role of Sita. Choudhary participated in the reality show Pati Patni Aur Woh with his then fiancée, Debina Bonnerjee who also played Sita in Ramayan. After this show, he played the role of a business magnate Maan Singh Khurana in Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi alongside Drashti Dhami. He played a lead role in the show Punar Vivah as Yash Sindhia, a widower father of two.
Gurmeet participated in and won the fifth season of the popular dance contest Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia. He competed in the dance contest Nach Baliye 6 alongside his wife Debina Bonnerjee, his co-star from Ramayan, whom he had married in 2011, in which he finished as the first runner up. They were choreographed by Pratik Utekar. He participated in an action reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 5) where he was named the first runner-up.
Gurmeet Choudhary's first foray into the Bollywood film industry was in 2015 when he was cast as the character of Jaidev in the psychological thriller Khamoshiyan, produced by Fox Studios India and Vishesh Films. His next big break was in Wajah Tum Ho, a 2016 thriller produced by T-Series where he played the character of Ranbir Bajaj one of the main protagonists, alongside Sharman Joshi. In the 2018 war biopic Paltan by J.P. Dutta, and ZEE Studios, Gurmeet was cast as Captain Prithvi Singh Dagar a real life officer of the Indian Army, who had played a significant part during the 1967 border conflict between India and China which also serves as the primary context of the film.
Due to his intense portrayal of an antagonist in Khamoshiyan. 2017 saw him being featured in the Top 10 list of the Sexiest Asian Man Alive, coming in at the 8th spot between Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh.
He is also a trained martial artist.
|Mr. X||Himself||Dance performance in item song 'Alif Se'|
|2016||Wajah Tum Ho||Advocate Ranveer Bajaj|
|2017||Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana||Prince Veer|
|2018||Paltan||Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar|
|2021||The Wife||Varun||ZEE5 film|
|2004||Yeh Meri Life Hai||Gurmeet||Cameo|
|Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan||Ballu|
|2008–2009||Ramayan||Lord Ram / Lord Vishnu||Lead role|
|2009||Pati Patni Aur Woh||Contestant|
|2010–2011||Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi||Maan Singh Khurana||Lead role|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Contestant||Winner|
|2012–2013||Punar Vivaah - Zindagi Milegi Dobara||Yash Suraj Pratap Sindhia||Lead role|
|2013||Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati||Contestant||Best Performer of the series|
|2013–2014||Nach Baliye 6||Runner-up (along with Debina Bonnerjee)|
|2014||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5||1st Runner-up|
|2015||I Can Do That||2nd Runner-up|
|2016||Box Cricket League 2||Player in Mumbai Tigers|
|2011||Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani|
|Chotti Bahu – Sawar Ke Rang Rachi|
|2016||Diya Aur Baati Hum|
|2021||Bedardi Se Pyaar Ka||Jubin Nautiyal|
|Barsaat Ki Dhun||Jubin Nautiyal|
|Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai||Jubin Nautiyal|
- "Happy Birthday Gurmeet Chaudhary: A look at his most romantic pictures with wife Debina Bonnerjee". News 18.
- "Ramayan 2008: Gurmeet Choudhary reveals how eating olives instead of berries landed him in the hospital". Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "How Gurmeet Choudhary came to Debina Bonnerjee's rescue on the sets of 'Ramayan'". Archived from the original on 24 May 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "I want to be a Bollywood star: Gurmeet Choudhary – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 1 February 2014. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Gurmeet Choudhary in Patna: अपने गांव जयरामपुर पहुंचे टीवी के 'राम' गुरमीत चौधरी, पत्नी के साथ शेयर की तस्वीर".
- "Gurmeet Choudhary's foundation opens the first ever post COVID centre".
- "I am proud of my doctor brother working in Bihar but worried too: Gurmeet".
- "Exclusive - Gurmeet and I would actually fight about who would get into the makeup seat first, so the other could catch up on some sleep: Debina Bonnerjee". Archived from the original on 12 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "Gurmeet Choudhary chants 'Om' mantra to drive away lockdown anxiety". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "The Six Pack Ram Gurmeet Choudhary". 18 October 2014. Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
- Richa Barua, TNN (17 February 2011). "All work, no honeymoon: Gurmeet, Debina". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Gurmeet Choudhary Khatron ke khiladi Season 5 Contestants, Participants". Colors.in.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Gurmeet- Debina join Khatron Ke Khiladi gang". The Indian Express. 12 February 2014. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Gurmeet becomes Runner up in Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5". 25 May 2014. Archived from the original on 19 November 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
- "Gurmeet Choudhary on bagging his first Bollywood film: It was Mukesh Bhatt's wife, who first spotted me on TV playing Ram in Ramayan". Archived from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- Mumbai Mirror (28 February 2013). "8 years since samosas: Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
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