Gurmeet Choudhary

Gurmeet Choudhary (born 22 February 1984) is an Indian actor and martial artist. Gurmeet rose to popularity through his portrayal of Lord Rama in the 2008 TV Series, Ramayan, Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi and Punar Vivah.[3][4]

Gurmeet Choudhary
Gurmeet Choudhary at Big Life OK Now Awards 2014.jpg
Born
Gurmeet Sitaram Choudhary

(1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 36)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Dancer, Martial Artist
Years active2006–present
Notable work
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011)

He made his film debut with Fox Studio's psychological thriller, Khamoshiyan . He also won the fifth season of India's dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[5]

CareerEdit

Gurmeet first gained prominence through his portrayal of Shri Ram in the 2008 television series Ramayan, opposite Debina Bonnerjee who played the role of Sita.[6] Choudhary participated in the reality show Pati Patni Aur Woh with his then fiancée, Debina Bonnerjee who also played Sita in Ramayan.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] He participated in an action reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 5) where he was named the first runner-up.[10][11][12]

Gurmeet Choudhary's first foray into the Bollywood film industry[13] was in 2015 when he was caste 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 caste as Capt. 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.[14]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Khamoshiyan Jaidev Dhanrajgir Debut Film & Lead Role
2016 Wajah Tum Ho Advocate Ranveer Bajaj Lead Role
2017 Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana Prince Veer Lead Role
2018 Paltan Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar Lead Role

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Yeh Meri Life Hai Gurmeet Cameo
2004 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Ballu
2006 Mayavi Hiranyan Tamil serial
2008–2009 Ramayan Lord Ram / Lord Vishnu Lead

Role

2010–2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Maan Singh Khurana Lead role
2012–2013 Punar Vivah Yash Suraj Pratap Sindhia Lead role

Reality ShowsEdit

Special appearancesEdit

Year TV Show/Film Notes
2010 Bandini Dance performance
2011 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Dance performance
2011 Chhoti Bahu – Sawar Ke Rang Rachi Dance performance
2015 Mr. X Dance performance
2016 Diya Aur Baati Hum Dance performance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gurmeet Choudhary Archived 12 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine. The Times of India
  2. ^ Wadhwa, Akash (24 March 2014). "I keep a very low profile in Bihar: Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Gurmeet Choudhary chants 'Om' mantra to drive away lockdown anxiety". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ "The Six Pack Ram Gurmeet Choudhary". Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Gurmeet Choudhary Khatron ke khiladi Season 5 Contestants, Participants". Colors.in.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Gurmeet becomes Runner up in Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5". Archived from the original on 19 November 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Gurmeet Chaudhary wins the best performer award in 'Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati'". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Gurmeet Choudhary Khatron ke khiladi Season 5 Contestants, Participants Gurmeet Choudhary". Colors.in.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  17. ^ "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.

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