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
Tacker in 2022
Born (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 37)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
  • host
Known forEk Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
Special OPS
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7

Early life edit

His family is from Punjab.[2] He acquired a degree in Business Management before joining the television space.[3]

Career edit

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 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.

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2009–2010 Love Ne Mila Di Jodi Sameer Saxena [6]
2010–2011 Rang Badalti Odhani Shantanu Khandelwal [6]
2011–2013 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Viren Singh Vadhera
2011 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Himself Guest
2012 Punar Vivah
Teri Meri Love Stories Guest
2013 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant 1st runner-up
Halla Bol Host
Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 Himself Guest [7]
Box Cricket League Contestant
2015 Farah Ki Dawat [8]
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah [9]
India's Got Talent [10]
The Voice Host [11]
Strictly Come Dancing 13 Himself Guest [12]
Sarojini - Ek Nayi Pehal [13]
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Guest [14]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 [15]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Host [16]
Mirchi Top 20
2018 The Remix [17]
Bepannah Himself Guest
Ace of Space 1 [18]
Naagin 3
2019 Kitchen Champion Contestant

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2020 Special OPS Farooq Ali
2021 Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story
2022 Khakee: The Bihar Chapter IPS Amit Lodha [19]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Show Result
2012 Gold Awards Most Fit Actor Won
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer Of The Year (Male) Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Nominated
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Most Fit Actor Won [20]
2023 Iconic Gold Awards Power Pack Performer Khakee: The Bihar Chapter Won

References edit

  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. ^ a b "I have dated all my female co-stars: Karan Tacker". Times Of India. 9 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Karan Tacker mifted on BCL!". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Farah Ki Daawat: Karanvir Bohra, Karan Tacker and Karan Grover with Karan Johar at 'Karan Special Episode'! (PICS)". pinkvilla.com.
  9. ^ "Krushna Abhishek and Karan Tacker in Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah". Times Of India. 3 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Karan Tacker, Mouni Roy, Siddharth Shukla, Sana Khan perform at India's Got Talent 6 – view pics!". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Karan Tacker to host desi version of 'The Voice'". timesofindia.com.
  12. ^ "Karan Tacker to be seen on international dance show". India Today. 16 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Karan Tacker and Krystle D'Souza are back together for 'Sarojini'! (PICS)". pinkvilla.com.
  14. ^ "Social: Karan Tacker shares dais with Big B on 'Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi'". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Karan Tacker surprises friends on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Trouble brewing between Nach Baliye 8 hosts Karan Tacker and Upasana Singh?". India Today. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  17. ^ "The Remix host Karan Tacker: Digital gives you the freedom to unleash your personality". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Karan Tacker: Would love to participate in Ace of Space with Vikas Gupta". The Indian Express.
  19. ^ "Khakee: The Bihar Chapter Teaser: Karan Tacker and Avinash Tiwary are at loggerheads in Neeraj Pandey's Netflix series". Bollywood Hungama. 28 October 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  20. ^ "Gold Glam and Style Awards 2020: Hina Khan, Sidharth Shukla win big". The Indian Express.

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