Karan Kundrra (born 11 October 1984) is an Indian actor who is known for his work in Hindi television and films. He made his acting debut with Ekta Kapoor's popular television show Kitani Mohabbat Hai. He then starred in several TV shows like Kitani Mohabbat Hai 2, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, Dil Hi Toh Hai and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and hosted reality shows like MTV Roadies, MTV Love School and Dance Deewane Juniors. Kundra has also featured in films like Mubarakan and 1921. In 2021, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 15 and emerged as the 2nd runner-up.

Karan Kundrra
Kundrra in 2023
Born (1984-10-11) 11 October 1984 (age 39)[1]
Alma materMBA Florida, US
  • Actor
  • model
  • host
Years active2009–present
Known for

Career edit

Kundrra made his acting debut in 2009 with the lead role of Arjun Punj in Kitani Mohabbat Hai on NDTV Imagine. In late 2009, he played the lead character of Veeru in Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai on Sony TV. After appearing in an episodic role as a ghost Prince in Aahat on Sony TV, he went on to participate in the dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus in May 2010. Later, he played the lead role of Arjun Singhania in Kitani Mohabbat Hai on Imagine TV. He was then seen as a host in the first two seasons of Gumrah – End Of Innocence on Channel V. He played the role of Karan Kapoor in Teri Meri Love Stories on Star Plus. Kundrra was next seen in V The Serial on Channel V in 2012. He was also seen as a gangleader in the reality show Roadies on MTV. He also hosted another reality show Love School on MTV for 3 seasons.

In 2017, he was cast as Manpreet Sandhu in Anees Bazmee's film Mubarakan alongside Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. In 2018, he starred as the lead Ayush Asthana in Vikram Bhatt's horror film 1921. The same year, he made a comeback to television with Ekta Kapoor's romantic drama Dil Hi Toh Hai, which extended for two more seasons on the OTT platform ALTBalaji and mx player 2019 and 2020.

In 2020 Kundrra appeared in ALT balaji web series It happened in Calcutta where he portrayed the lead character of Ronobir Chatterjee. In April 2021, he played the role of Ranveer Chauhan in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[2] In October 2021, Kundrra participated in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 15 and emerged as the second runner-up. In March 2022, he was seen as a jailor on the reality show LockUpp which streamed on ALTBalaji and MX Player. In April 2022, Kundrra hosted the dance reality show Dance Deewane Juniors 1 on Colors TV.

In 2023, he was seen portraying Veer, a shape shifting werewolf, in Colors TV’s series Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal.[3]

Personal life edit

The actor is dating actress Tejasswi Prakash since 2021. The two met at Ladies vs Gentleman and started dating in Bigg Boss 15 house.[4][5]

In the media edit

Kundrra ranked at 84th and 92nd position on the Forbes India list for top 100 celebrities in 2018 and 2019 respectively.[6]

He was 'Guest of Honour' at Asia’s largest youth conference held in 2013.[7] He was awarded the ‘Outstanding Talent of the Year’ at Filmfare Middle East 2022 held in Dubai.[8]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Language
2012 Pure Punjabi Prem Punjabi
2013 Horror Story Neel Hindi
Jatt Romantic Vijay Singh Punjabi
2014 Mere Yaar Kaminey Ketan
2015 Control Bhaji Control Dicky Brar
2017 Mubarakan Manpreet Sandhu Hindi
2018 1921 Ayush Ashthana
2020 Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare DJ Gurjar Teja
2023 Thank You for Coming Arjun Malhotra
2024 Tera Kya Hoga Lovely Gurdeep Dagar

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Arjun Punj
2009–2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Veeru
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha 2 Contestant
Aahat Prince
2010–2011 Kitani Mohabbat Hai 2 Arjun Singhania [9]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Karan Kapoor
V The Serial Himself
Gumrah End Of Innocence Host
2014 MTV Fanaah Vivan
2015–2016 Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum Rahul Sabarwaal [10]
2015 MTV Roadies 12 Gang Leader
2015–2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Host [11]
2016 MTV Roadies 14 Gang Leader Winner
2016–2017 MTV Love School 2 Host [12]
2017 MTV Roadies Rising Gang Leader
2018 MTV Love School 3 Host [13]
Dil Hi Toh Hai Ritwik Noon Season 1
2019 MTV Love School 4 Host
2021 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Ranveer Chauhan [14]
2021–2022 Bigg Boss 15 Contestant 2nd runner-up [15]
2022 Dance Deewane Juniors Host [16]
2023 Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal Veer Oberoi [17]

Special appearances edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Himself
2014 MTV Splitsvilla 7
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil
MTV Splitsvilla 8 [18]
Bigg Boss 9 [19]
Bad Company [20]
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao
2018 Ace of Space 1
MTV Troll Police [21]
2019 Ace of Space 2
Nach Baliye 9
The Greedy Closet
2021 Candid Yaari by Mahreen Khan
2022 The Khatra Khatra Show
Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan [22]
2023 Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull [23]
Bigg Boss 16 [24][25]
2024 Bigg Boss 17, Playground S3 [26]

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2016 Do Chaar Din Rahul Vaidya [27]
2020 Kangna Lede Aditi Singh Sharma [28]
2021 Jiss Waqt Tera Chehra Amit Mishra, Tarannum Malik
Na Maar Afsana Khan [29]
Sukoon Mannat Noor [30]
Pind Baluchi Shahid Mallya
2022 Rula Deti Hai Yasser Desai [31]
Kamle Akasa Singh, Yasser Desai [32]
Bechari Afsana Khan [33]
Baarish Aayi Hai Stebin Ben, Shreya Ghoshal [34]
Akhiyaan Shekhar Khanijo [35]
Inni Si Gal Stebin Ben [36]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019–2020 Dil Hi Toh Hai Ritwik Noon Seasons 2 & 3
2020 It Happened In Calcutta Ronobir Chatterjee [37]
2021 Dating Aaj Kal Host [38]
2022 Lock Upp Jailor [39][40]
2023 Temptation Island: Pyaar Ki Pariksha Host
2024 Love Adhura Sumit [41]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Karan Kundrra: Reasons why he is truly a youth icon". The Indian Express. 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Ishq Mein Ghayal Promo: 4 Things we liked-disliked about Gashmeer Mahajani, Reem Shaikh, Karan Kundrra's show". PINKVILLA. 1 January 2023. Archived from the original on 2 January 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
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  8. ^ "Filmfare Middle East Achievers Night 2022: Karan Kundrra-Tejasswi Prakash paint the town red; Shehnaaz Gill casts black magic, Rakhi Sawant attends event with beau Adil Khan Durrani". Peepingmoon. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
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  11. ^ "Karan Kundra to host Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya". dna. 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Karan Kundra and Anusha Dandekar to host Love School season 3". The Times of India. 7 May 2018. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Karan Kundra and Shivangi Joshi's chemistry in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai bewitches fans". News 18. 15 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Here's what Karan Kundrra did right after getting out of Bigg Boss 15 house". PINKVILLA. 2 February 2022. Archived from the original on 16 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  16. ^ "Dance Deewane Juniors: Karan Kundrra kickstarts shooting for the much-awaited dance reality show". Times of India. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  17. ^ "Netizens troll Karan Kundrra's new TV show Ishq Mein Ghayal: 'Pls don't copy Vampire Diaries'". www.indiatvnews.com. 2 January 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
  18. ^ "Karan Kundra makes surprise entry in 'Splitsvilla'". The Times of India. 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 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.
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  25. ^ "Bigg Boss Season 17 : Exclusive! Karan Kundrra and Mouni Roy to grace the "Weekend Ka Vaar" episode to promote his upcoming serial "Temptation Island"t". tellychakkar.com. 10 April 2023.
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  31. ^ "Karan Kundrra-Tejasswi Prakash in 'Rula Deti Hai'; TejRan Song Goes Viral". News18. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  32. ^ "Kamle is a perfect wedding song, fans want to see Karan Kundrra as a 'real dulha'". The Indian Express. 15 March 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  33. ^ "Afsana Khan's impactful & gripping song Bechari featuring Karan Kundrra & Divya Agarwal releases on Times Music". Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  34. ^ "Baarish Aayi Hai song: तेजस्वी प्रकाश और करण कुंद्रा का रोमांटिक 'बारिश आई है' गाना हुआ रिलीज". Zee News (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  35. ^ "Shekhar Khanijo's song 'Akhiyan' featuring Karan Kundrra and Erica Fernandes surpasses 10 million views". Mid Day. 8 October 2022. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  36. ^ "Inni Si Gal Poster: Karan Kundrra and Aditi Budhathoki's romantic music video to release on THIS date". Pinkvilla. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  37. ^ "It Happened In Calcutta actor Karan Kundrra: Ronobir is one of my toughest characters". The Indian Express. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  38. ^ "Looking for love, drama and non-stop entertainment? Flipkart Video launches 'Dating Aaj Kal' featuring Karan Kundrra". Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  39. ^ "Lock Upp: Karan Kundrra enters Kangana Ranaut's show as new jailor to teach inmates 'sharafat'". No. INDIA TV. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  40. ^ "Karan Kundrra is the new jailor for Lock Upp, threatens to get contestants 'back in line' for Kangana Ranaut's reality show". The Indian Express. 4 March 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  41. ^ "Exclusive: Karan Kundrra and Erica Fernandes to play leads in Tanveer Bookwala's web series for Amazon miniTV". www.iwmbuzz.com/. 23 December 2023.

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