Kushal Tandon is an Indian model and actor. He is known for his portrayal of Virat Singh Vadhera in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Arjun Sharma in Beyhadh. In 2013, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 7.

Kushal Tandon
Kushal Tandon at CPAA.jpg
Tandon in 2012.
Alma materUniversity of Lucknow
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2005–present
Home townLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
Partner(s)Gauhar Khan (2013-2014)
RelativesLalji Tandon (grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Tandon hails from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[1] He comes from a family of politicians. He is the grandson of Lalji Tandon. He and Gauahar Khan were in a relationship during Bigg Boss but broke off in 2014 after almost a year.[2]


Tandon was the first runner-up of Grasim Mr. India contest held in January 2005.[3] Upon return from the United States after his acting course, he played Virat Singh Vadhera in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai.[4] During the show, he shaved off his hair to show his support for a bald young cancer patient.[5][6]

In 2012, he was ranked sixth in Eastern Eye's 50 Sexiest Asian Men List 2012.[7][8] Later, Tandon participated in Nach Baliye 5 with his then partner Elena Boeva.[9] In 2013, he participated in reality television show Bigg Boss 7.[10] In 2014, Tandon was seen in the music video Zaroori Tha along with girlfriend Gauahar Khan. In 2016, he portrayed Arjun Sharma opposite Jennifer Winget and Aneri Vajani in Sony TV's Beyhadh.[11] In 2018, he was seen as Rahul in Alt Balaji's Hum.


Year Show Role Notes
2011–2013 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Virat Singh Vadhera
2012–2013 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant With Elena Boeva
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Evicted; Day 95
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Left, due to injury
2016–2017 Beyhadh Arjun Sharma
2018 Hum - I'm Because of Us Rahul Nanda Web Series


Year Award Category Show
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face (Male) Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Actor Beyhadh


  1. ^ a b "Not a man's world". The Times of India. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. ^ Staff, India West (20 October 2014). "Why did Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon Break Up?". India West. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Adonis with brains". Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  4. ^ "I don't like being judged by people - Kushal Tandon". The Times of India. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Would Tv actors go bald for a role?". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Hrithik and Kushal Tandon make Sunaina Roshan proud". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Ek Hazaaron Main Meri Behna Hai Fame Kushal Tandon labelled 6th most sexiest Asian men by London Weekly". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Kushal Tandon". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Kushal Tandon says no to wild card entry to nach baliye 5". 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Kushal wishes Gauahar on her birthday with roses".
  11. ^ "Watch: Kushal Tandon saves Jennifer Winget from fire on Beyhadh sets".