Karan Mehra (born 10 September 1982) is an Indian television actor, model and fashion designer. He is known for his performance as main lead Naitik Singhania in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, one of the longest-running Indian television serials.[1] He is also known for Sumit Mishra in Khatmal E Ishq, Do phool ek maali. One of the highest-paid actors in Hindi television industry, he was also a contestant on Bigg Boss 10 (2016).[2]

Karan Mehra
Mehra at Star Parivar Awards in 2012
Born (1982-09-10) 10 September 1982 (age 41)
  • Actor
  • model
  • fashion designer
Years active2008–present
Known forYeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Bigg Boss 10
Khatmal E Ishq
Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan
(m. 2012; sep. 2021)

Early life edit

Mehra was born on 10 September 1982 in Jalandhar, Punjab in a Punjabi family.[3][4] His family moved to Delhi when he was very young. Mehra studied fashion designing from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi and studied at Apeejay School, Noida.[3] He was the topper in his batch at the university.[5] After his 12th grade, Mehra worked as a summer trainee at Dominos Pizza.[6]

Career edit

Mehra came to Mumbai and started working for directors Rajkumar Hirani and Ram Gopal Verma as an assistant in four movies.[3][7] He then appeared in the movie Love Story 2050. After that, he started doing modelling and TV commercials.[3] In 2009, while training in acting classes, he got the role of Naitik Singhania in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[8] He got a big break from the show, continued it for nearly seven-and-a-half years until June 2016 and quit then owing health issues.[9] Along with this, he participated in the dance reality shows Nach Baliye 5 and Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati with his wife Nisha Rawal in 2012–13.[10]

In October 2016, Mehra entered the Bigg Boss house as a contestant with his co-star Rohan Mehra. He was evicted in the fifth week as the first celebrity to be evicted.[11]

He then did a short stint in Khatmal E Ishq as Sumit Mishra.[12]

Mehra's new movie Basthi Hai Sasthi is about stepping up game and leaning how to cope with reality. He announced it on an interview, and advertised it on TV show Saath Nibhana Saathiya in 2016. It was supposed to release in 2017, however release dates were pushed back to 2018.[citation needed]

In October 2020, Mehra started shooting for the upcoming Zee Punjabi soap Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan in Chandigarh.[4]

In November 2020, he featured in the Jubin Nautiyal - Rochak Kohli song "Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra".[13] He received STAR Parivaar Award for 'Favourite Pati' (2015, 2011).[citation needed]

Personal life edit

Mehra was married to actress Nisha Rawal. He saw her on the sets of Hastey Hastey where he was styling.[14] After dating for six years, they married on 24 November 2012.[14] Rawal found out that she was pregnant while he was in the Bigg Boss house.[15] The couple had a son in 2017.[16]

Domestic dispute edit

A complaint of domestic violence was filed against Mehra by Rawal on 31 May 2021 in Mumbai's Goregaon police station after the latter arrived with a bleeding forehead. Mehra was subsequently arrested and released on bail. Later, Rawal claimed that Mehra had admitted to an extramarital affair with a Delhi girl while he was away on a shooting in Chandigarh.[17] Divorce has been filed following the event,[18] and the couple is separated as of March 2022.[19]

Filmography edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 Love story 2050 Karan's Friend Bollywood debut
2013 Bloody ishq Doctor
2018 Basthi Hai Sasthi Pinder Buppa "Bups"
2021 Mahina Adi Short Film; Released on Mx player

Television edit

Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2009–2016 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Naitik Raj Shekhar Singhania Star Plus Lead Role [8]
2012 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant 5th place
2013 Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati
2016 Saath nibhaana saathiya Guest To promote his film
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Contestant Colors TV Evicted, Day 34 [20]
2017 Khatmal E Ishq Sumit Mishra Sony SAB Lead Role [21]
2019 Kitchen Champion Contestant Colors TV Winner
Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Dr. Ashok Sharma Star Plus Cameo [22]
2020 Shubharambh Bharat Hasija Colors TV Cameo [23]
2021 Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan Karan Khurrana Zee Punjabi Lead Role
Zee Punjabi Antakshari Contestant

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s) Label Ref.
2020 Ek Umeed Various artists Zee music company
Bewaffa Tera Masoom Chehra Jubin nautiyal T-series
2021 Ghungroo Toot Gaye Javed ali Sunshine music
2022 Mulakaatein Utkarsh saxena Zee music company [24]
2022 Kachiyaan Kachiyaan Jubin Nautiyal T-Series (company) [25]
2022 Rooh-E-Daari Altamash faridi Rangrezaa films
2023 Tum Toh Aise Na They Javed Ali Rangrezaa films [26]
2023 Hai Aisa Kyun Amit mishra Gem tunes [27]
2023 Pyar Dobara Altamash Faridi Rangrezaa Films [28]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Karishma Tanna - Bigg Boss: From Hina Khan to Sreesanth, here's the list of highest paid celebs". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  2. ^ Taneja, Parina (6 February 2019). "Karan Patel to Kapil Sharma, check out 5 highest earning celebs on television". India TV News. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "Karan 'Naitik' Mehra turns a year older". The Times of India. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Jalandhar-boy Karan Mehra, who is shooting for Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan, wants to work in Pollywood". Tribune. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ "I was good at studies: Karan Mehra". Jagran Josh. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Did you know Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's Karan Mehra worked at a pizza shop before becoming an actor?". The Times of India. 11 April 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  7. ^ Arora, Naina (4 January 2019). "Romancing in the city,TV actor Karan Mehra gets his DDLJ moment". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Karan Mehra gets nostalgic on remembering his Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai days, thanks fans - Times of India". The Times of India. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  9. ^ "The reason behind Karan Mehra's exit from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is just sad". India Today. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal eliminated from Nach Baliye 5". Telly Chakkar. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  11. ^ Sameeksha (20 November 2016). "Bigg Boss 10: Karan Mehra Gets Evicted From the House". News18. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss 10 contestant Karan Mehra is making a comeback with this TV show". India Today. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra, Featuring Karan Mehra And Ihana Dhillon, Is Out Now". NDTV.com. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Happy birthday Karan Mehra: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's Naitik is a doting father". The Times of India. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  15. ^ Shiksha, Shruti (10 January 2017). "Karan Mehra Announces Wife Nisha Rawal's Pregnancy With This Adorable Post". NDTV. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  16. ^ "Karan Mehra blessed with a baby boy, says wife Nisha Rawal and son doing well. See first photo". The Indian Express. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  17. ^ Singh, Divyesh (26 June 2021). "Case filed against Karan Mehra on Nisha Rawal's complaint". India Today. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  18. ^ "Nisha Rawal on Divorce with Karan Mehra: Want My Son's Sole Custody". News18. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Lock Upp: Nisha Rawal opens up on Karan Mehra's extra-marital affair, says 'he'd meet her and come to Mumbai'". India TV News. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Karan, Rohan Mehra to participate in 'Bigg Boss 10'; Check out the CONFIRMED list of celebrity contestants here". ABP News. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's Naitik aka Karan Mehra making a comeback on TV". The Times of India. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  22. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (27 April 2019). "Karan Mehra: I can't play goody two-shoes all my life". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  23. ^ Trivedi, Pooja (8 September 2020). "Karan Mehra to enter Shubhaarambh: The role is different, hope people like it". India Today. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  24. ^ "Neha Sharad Shah with Karan Mehra in her new upcoming Music Album Video-Mulakaatein". Deccan Chronicle. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  25. ^ "T-Series' Romantic Song Kachiyaan Kachiyaan Is Out Now". NDTV.com. Press Release By T-Series. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
  26. ^ "Watch Latest Hindi Video Song 'Tum Toh Aise Na They' Sung By Javed Ali". The Times of India. 31 March 2023. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
  27. ^ "Hai Aisa Kyun : Amit Mishra | Karan Mehra | Monis Khan | Kashika Sisodia | New Song 2023". YouTube. Gem Tunes. Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  28. ^ "Pyaar Dobara (Official Video) | Altamash Faridi | Karan Mehra | Adaa Khan | Sanjeev Chaturvedi". YouTube. Rangrezaa Films. Retrieved 22 September 2023.

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