Karan Kundra

Karan Kundra is an Indian film and television actor best known for the role of Arjun Punj in Ekta Kapoor's Kitani Mohabbat Hai that aired on NDTV Imagine. He hosted three seasons of Kapoor's crime show Gumrah: End of Innocence on Channel V. He was also a 'Gang Leader' in MTV Roadies X2 and X4. He was replaced by Nikhil Chinapa in Roadies Rising as he had to quit it due to movie commitments. He played a significant role as NRI Manpreet Sandhu in director Anees Bazmee's comic movie Mubarakan and was last seen as Rithwik Noon in Kapoor's drama series Dil Hi Toh Hai that aired on Sony TV and online OTT platform ALT Balaji.

Karan Kundra
Karan Kundra at the launch Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum.jpg
Kundra in 2015
Born11 October 1984
Occupation
Years active2008–present

CareerEdit

Karan Kundra made his acting debut with the lead role of Arjun Punj in Kitani Mohabbat Hai (NDTV Imagine) in 2008. In late 2009, he went on to play the lead character of Veeru in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai (Sony TV). After appearing in a cameo role as a ghost Prince in Aahat (Sony TV), he went on to participating in a dance reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus in May 2010.

Kundrra played the lead role of Arjun Singhania in the sequel of his debut show Kitani Mohabbat Hai Season 2 (Imagine TV). The show was back on public demand.[1] He was then seen as a host in Gumrah – End Of Innocence (Channel V, Star Plus) followed by Gumrah – End Of Innocence season 2 (Channel V). He played the role of Karan Kapoor in Teri Meri Love Stories (Star Plus). Kundra was next seen in V The Serial (Channel V) in 2012. He hosted Gumrah from 2012 to 2014.[2] He debuted on the web with Dil Hi Toh Hai which is one the hit shows of ALT Balaji after having streamed 3 Seasons within 2 years. He also starred in "It Happened in Calcutta" a retro themed series from the 60's and 70's. After his remarkable presence in Ladies vs Gentlemen a fun game show on Flipkart Video. He played the role of love guru in Dating Aaj Kal on the same.

In April 2021, he is playing the role of Ranveer in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai opposite Shivangi Joshi.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Kundra was born and raised in Jalandhar and completed his education from Mayo School Ajmer and Apeejay College Jalandhar. His business family encouraged his entrepreneurship streak and he started a call centre at age 16. He gave it up bitten by the acting bug and landed in Mumbai to play the lead in the television show. He is the youngest of 4 siblings and his sisters are well settled professionals in India and abroad.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2012 Pure Punjabi Prem
Teri Meri Love Stories Karan
2013 Horror Story Neil [4]
Jatt Romantic Vijay Singh
2014 Mere Yaar Kaminey Ketan
2015 Control Bhaji Control Dicky
2017 Mubarakan Manpreet Sandhu
2018 1921 Ayush Ashthana
2020 Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare DJ Teja Gujjar [5]

TelevisionEdit

Note: Shows in which role played is of contestant/host are reality shows.

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Arjun Punj [6]
2009–10 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Veeru
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant [7]
Aahat Harsha Khandeparkar [8]
2010–11 Kitani Mohabbat Hai 2 Arjun Singhania [9]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Karan Kapoor [10]
V The Serial Himself [11]
Gumrah End Of Innocence Host [12]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Guest (to support Drashti Dhami) [13]
2014 MTV Fanaah Vivan [14]
MTV Splitsvilla 7 Guest
2014–15 Box Cricket League Contestant
2015–16 Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum Rahul Sabarwaal [15]
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest
MTV Roadies 12 Gang Leader [16]
He Ticket Host [17]
MTV Splitsvilla 8 Guest [18]
Bigg Boss 9 Guest [19]
Bad Company Himself [20]
2015–16 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Host [21]
2016 Begusarai Guest [22]
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai
Comedy Nights Bachao Guest
MTV Roadies 14 Gang Leader [23]
MTV Love School 2 Host [24]
2017 MTV Roadies 15 Gangleader [25]
Bigg Boss 11 Guest [26]
2018 MTV Love School 3 Host [27]
MTV Troll Police MTV India [28]
Dil Hi Toh Hai Ritwik Noon [29]
Ace Of Space 1 Guest [30]
2019 Dil Hi Toh Hai 2 Ritwik Noon
MTV Love School 4 Host
Ace of Space 2 Guest
Nach Baliye 9 Guest (to support Prince Narula & Yuvika Chaudhary)
2020 Dil Hi Toh Hai 3 Ritwik Noon
It Happened in Calcutta Ronobir Chatterjee
[31]
Ladies vs Gentlemen Himself
2021 Dating Aaj Kal Host
2021–present Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Ranveer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NetNewsPublisher. "Karan Kundrra in new look for Kitni Mohabbat Hai 2!". Netnewspublisher.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Ajay Devgn to co-host Gumrah 3 with Karan Kundra". Hindustan Times. 24 August 2013. Archived from the original on 27 July 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Karan Kundrra to enter Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai as Ranveer; his entry to bring a new twist in Kartik and Sirat's lives". The Times of India.
  4. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Horror Story". bollywoodhungama.com. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  5. ^ Suthar, Author: Manisha (25 October 2018). "Karan Kundra, Amol Parashar and Kubbra Sait bag Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare". Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  6. ^ "It's showtime, folks!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Karan-Kritika at loggerheads". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 May 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Aahat (season 5)". Setindia. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Karan Kundra returns as a gangster on 'Kitni Mohabbat Hai 2'". indianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  10. ^ "I can't connect to daily soaps, but now I respect them: Pooja Sharma". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 14 February 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Not uncomfortable with Kritika Kamra: Karan Kundra". NDTVMovies.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Would focus on shaping career than doing any random film: Karan Kundra". The Indian Express. 18 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Karan Kundra supports Drashti Dhami; Sanaya Irani also makes an appearance". Daily News and Analysis. 17 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Karan Kundra: I aim to compete with Varun, Sidharth". India TV News. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Karan Kundra back to daily soaps after four years". The Indian Express. 24 September 2015. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Roadies X2: Karan Kundra flirts with a contestant". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Why Karan Kundra is keeping away from fiction shows". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Karan Kundra makes surprise entry in 'Splitsvilla'". 24 August 2015. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  19. ^ Anam, Aysha. "Bigg Boss 9 Day 21: Karan Kundra And Shaleen Malhotra Grill The Housemates". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Bad Company S01 Ep06 – What To Expect From Karan Kundra!". Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Karan Kundra to host Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya". dna. 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  22. ^ "'Mahasangam' of &TV's Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum & Begusarai is all about Celebration, Deceit & Chase". 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Roadies X4: Karan Kundra flirts with a contestant". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  24. ^ "Karan Kundra and Anusha Dandekar are turning up the heat with this MTV Love School 2 photoshoot". Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  25. ^ "Karan Kundrra confirms he's not part of Roadies; this is what he will do next". 22 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Bigg Boss 11: Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde, Vikas Gupta, Hiten Tejwani enters the house with Salman Khan; Karan Kundra and Ravi Dubey supports Vikas and Hina". 1 October 2017. Archived from the original on 19 February 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  27. ^ "Karan Kundra and Anusha Dandekar to host Love School season 3". 7 May 2018. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  28. ^ "Karan Kundra Says, 'Trolling Caused Problems Between Him And Girlfriend Anusha Dandekar'". 7 February 2018. Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  29. ^ "Karan Kundra is the new male lead of Ekta Kapoor's next titled Dil Hi Toh Hai; heads to Lavasa for promo shoot]". 17 May 2018. Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  30. ^ "Splitsvilla 7 Episode 17: Sunny Leone pairs up with Karan Kundra for a task (see pics)". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  31. ^ "Karan Kundra to romance newcomer Naghna Rizwan in ALT Balaji's next titled 'It Happened In Calcutta'". Archived from the original on 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

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