Karan Tacker

Karan Tacker (born 11 May 1986) is an Indian actor, model and host known for his portrayal of Viren Singh Vadhera in Star Plus's Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Farooq Ali in Hotstar's Special OPS. In 2014, he participated in Colors TV's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7.

Karan Tacker
Karan Tacker at the screening of Why Cheat India in 2019 (cropped).jpg
Tacker in 2019
Born (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 36)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
  • host
Known forEk Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
Special OPS
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7

Early lifeEdit

Tacker was raised in Mumbai with his elder sister Sasha. His family is from Punjabi.[2] He acquired a degree in Business Management before joining the television space.[3] He has been in relationship with the actress Shreya Chaudhary.


He first appeared in the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in a short role in 2008.[4] He then got his debut role in television show Love Ne Mila Di Jodi playing the lead role of Sameer which aired on STAR One. Karan then appeared in television show Rang Badalti Odhani ( 2010 ) as Shaantanu Khandelwal. He then played the lead role in Star Plus popular show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (2011) as Viren Singh Vadhera. The show aired its last on 13 September 2013.

Karan participated in the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in the 7th Season of the show along with his dance partner Bhavna and was declared first runner up of the show in 2014. Karan has also hosted Halla Bol on Bindass (2014) and The Voice India (2015) that aired on &TV. Karan has also hosted many award shows and events. Karan has appeared in advertisements also.[5] In 2017, Tacker hosted the dance couple reality show Nach Baliye in its ninth season. He is likely to enter the Lock Upp Show.[6]



Year Name Role Ref(s)
2009–10 Love Ne Mila Di Jodi Sameer Saxena [7]
2010–11 Rang Badalti Odhani Shantanu Khandelwal [7]
2011–13 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Viren Singh Vadhera [8]
2011 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Guest
2012 Punar Vivaah Himself (With Shakti Mohan) [9]
Teri Meri Love Stories Guest
2013 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant [10]
Halla Bol Host [11]
Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 Guest [12]
Box Cricket League Participant [13]
2015 Farah Ki Dawat [14]
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah [15]
India's Got Talent [16]
The Voice Host [17]
Strictly Come Dancing 13 Guest [18]
Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal Himself (With Krystle D'Souza) [19]
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Guest [20]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 [21]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Host [22]
2018 The Remix [23]
Bepannah Guest
Ace of Space 1 [24]
Naagin 3
2019 Kitchen Champion Contestant (Along with Karishma Tanna) [25]

Other appearancesEdit

Year Name Role Channel Ref
2014 Mirchi Top 20 Himself Colors TV [26]
2015 Performer [27]
2016 Himself [28]
2017 Host [29]


Year Name Role Platform Ref
2020 Special OPS Farooq Ali Hotstar [30]
2021 Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story Farooq Ali Hotstar

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result
2012 Gold Awards Most Fit Actor N/A Won
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer Of The Year (Male) Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Nominated


  1. ^ "8 Times birthday boy Karan Tacket stole our hearts with these drool worthy selfies" – via India Today.
  2. ^ Purva Desai (31 July 2012), "Parineeti & I are true Punjabis: Karan Tacker", Times of India. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday Karan Tacker: 10 Photos which prove why we need him in Bollywood ASAP". 12 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Karan Tacker all set to foray Bollywood – The Times of India".
  5. ^ "Karan Tacker looks super hot in new commercial – The Times of India".
  6. ^ "Lock Upp Exclusive! Karan Tacker To Enter The Kangana Ranaut-Hosted Show As Its Wild Card Contestant?". Koimoi. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b "I have dated all my female co-stars: Karan Tacker". Times Of India. 9 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Karan Tacker and Kushal Tandon to play them ain male leads in Star Plus next". Metro Masti. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Karan Tacker & Shakti Mohan to perform in Yash Aarti Punar Vivah". metromasti.com.
  10. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 contestants: Sanaya Irani, Karan Kundra, Karan Tacker make the list". bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Karan Tacker to host Bindass' show Halla Bol". televisionsworld.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Karan Tacker mifted on BCL!". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". india.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Farah Ki Daawat: Karanvir Bohra, Karan Tacker and Karan Grover with Karan Johar at 'Karan Special Episode'! (PICS)". pinkvilla.com.
  15. ^ "Krushna Abhishek and Karan Tacker in Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah". Times Of India. 3 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Karan Tacker, Mouni Roy, Siddharth Shukla, Sana Khan perform at India's Got Talent 6 – view pics!". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Karan Tacker to host desi version of 'The Voice'". timesofindia.com.
  18. ^ "Karan Tacker to be seen on international dance show". India Today. 16 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Karan Tacker and Krystle D'Souza are back together for 'Sarojini'! (PICS)". pinkvilla.com.
  20. ^ "Social: Karan Tacker shares dais with Big B on 'Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi'". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Karan Tacker surprises friends on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Trouble brewing between Nach Baliye 8 hosts Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh?". India Today. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  23. ^ "The Remix host Karan Tacker: Digital gives you the freedom to unleash your personality". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Karan Tacker: Would love to participate in Ace of Space with Vikas Gupta". The Indian Express.
  25. ^ "Bigg Boss Season 14 - Voting | Vote for the best Contestant | Voot". voting.voot.com. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  26. ^ "Gauahar Khan, Sanaya Irani, Arjun Kapoor, Mouni Roy, Karan Tacker to add tadka in Mirchi Top 20 Awards! (View Pics)". PINKVILLA. 13 December 2014.
  27. ^ "Mirchi Top 20: Upen-Karishma, Karan Krystle, Arjun-Mouni Sizzle The Dance Floor". Filmibeat. 18 December 2015.
  28. ^ "Colors TV Website: Colors TV Shows, Colors Videos, Photos, News, Live Colors TV". ColorsTv. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  29. ^ "Amaal Mallik: Awards are an inspiration to work harder - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  30. ^ "Karan Tacker Talks About Auditioning For Special Ops, Shares Deets on Special Ops Season 2". India.com. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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