Paras Kalnawat

Paras Kalnawat (born 9 November 1996)[1] is an Indian model and actor best known for portraying Sanjay Singh Ahlawat in Meri Durga,[3] Faraz Sheikh in Ishq Aaj Kal[4] and Samar Shah in Anupamaa.[5][6]

Paras Kalnawat
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Kalnawat in 2018
Born
Paras Bhushan Kalnawat

(1996-11-09) 9 November 1996 (age 26)[1]
Alma materS.K. Somaiya College, Mumbai
Occupations
  • Model
  • Actor
Years active2017–present
Known forMeri Durga
Ishq Aaj Kal
Anupamaa

Early lifeEdit

Kalnawat belonging to a Brahmin family[3] was born to a Nagpur-based businessman Bhushan Kalnawat and Anita Kalnawat on 9 November 1996 at Bhandara, a district near Nagpur and has an elder sister named Pragati Kalnawat Sharma also.[7][8][9] He completed his schooling from a local school in Nagpur[10] and later joined S.K. Somaiya College of Arts, Science and Commerce to earn his Bachelor of Commerce degree.[2] Later he moved to Mumbai to become an actor and completed his dance diploma from Terence Lewis Dance Academy[11] and took formal training in acting from Barry John's Acting Classes.[12][2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2021, Kalnawat revealed that he is in a serious relationship with someone outside the entertainment industry.[13] On 27 March 2021, while shooting for Holi sequence in Anupamaa, he got the news of his father's sudden demise due to heart attack.[14][15][16]

In 2022, he revealed about him being diagnosed with Spondylitis during his Jhalak journey.[17][18]

CareerEdit

Modelling, Debut and early success (2016-2020)Edit

Kalnawat begun his career with modelling in 2016[2] and later started his acting career in 2017 by appearing in an episodic role as Dhruv in Aye Zindagi. In July 2017 he made his television debut opposite Srishti Jain in StarPlus's Meri Durga[19] where he portrayed lead role of Sanjay Singh Ahlawat until the show went off-air in March 2018.[3][20] In May 2018, he was cast to play Rehaan Thakur opposite Priyanka Kandwal in Mariam Khan - Reporting Live by the same channel Star Plus. However the duo quit the show in September 2018 due to some personal reasons.[21]

Later in the same year he portrayed episodic roles in Kaun Hai? and Laal Ishq. In 2019, he made his digital debut by portraying Shivam Noon in ALT Balaji's Dil Hi Toh Hai 2 opposite Palak Purswani. He went on to play Antihero Faraz Sheikh in all four seasons of the web series Ishq Aaj Kal opposite Ankitta Sharma[22] in the same year and reprised his role as Shivam in Dil Hi Toh Hai 3 opposite Poulomi Das in early 2020.

Breakthrough through Anupamaa, fallout and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 (2020-present)Edit

In March 2020, Kalnawat signed to portray the role of a dancer Samar Shah in Anupamaa[23] opposite Anagha Bhosale[24] and Alma Hussein.[25] It turned out to be a turning point in his career as he became a household name as Samar due to show's immediate success.[26]

He subsequently appeared in music videos like Tere Naal Rehna, Akhaa Vich, Khumariyaan, Yaar Ki Mehfil, Baadal Barse, etc.[27]

In July 2022, Kalnawat announced his participation in dance-based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10.[28] However it led to the termination of his three-years-long contract by Anupamaa's producer Rajan Shahi and he termed the actor "unprofessional" as the show was scheduled to air on rival channel Colors TV.[29] To his defense Kalnawat claimed that "he already informed the makers about the same to which they asked him to choose between Anupamaa and Jhalak in return and he chose the latter for his career growth claiming his ouster to be a "PR Tactic" supporting his former co-actor Anagha Bhosale's allegations of "set politics" on makers[30] and signed off calling whatever happened was a "nightmare" and "sigh of relief" and revealed many dark secrets of the production house[31] including his return to show within five days of his father's demise as leads were tested COVID-19 positive.[32][33][34] Subsequently, his intro promo was released by Colors TV on 7 August 2022.[35] On beginning his reality journey through Jhalak, Kalnawat said, "I want audience to watch the first episode of Jhalak to know me better" and later confirmed about pairing up with choreographer Shweta Sharda for the same.[36][37] On 6 November 2022, he was eliminated in season's first double elimination, finishing at 10th place.[38][39]

MediaEdit

On Indian Independence Day 2022, he took an initiative for Clean India Campaign and asked his fans to join and support him for the same.[40][41]

Apart from acting Kalnawat is also known for his poetries.[42]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Aye Zindagi Dhruv Episode 16
2017–2018 Meri Durga Sanjay Singh "SP/Prince" Ahlawat [3]
2018 Mariam Khan - Reporting Live Rehaan Thakur [21]
Kaun Hai? Kunwar Ratan Pratap Singh Rathore Episode: "The Heir of Dhawalgarh"
2019 Laal Ishq Kabir Episode: "Khooni Wig"
Mannu Mittal Episode: "Mayavi Shev" [43]
2020–2022 Anupamaa Samar "Bakuda/Samu" Shah [44][45]
2022 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 Contestant 10th place [46][47]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019–2020 Dil Hi Toh Hai Shivam "Shivi" Noon Seasons 2-3 [48]
2019 Ishq Aaj Kal Faraz Sheikh [4]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Tere Naal Rehna Jeet Gannguli, Jyotica Tangri [49]
2021 Akhaa Vich Sonu Kakkar [50]
Ladki Star Hai Himani Bairwa [51]
Dil Nu Dildaar Yasser Desai [52]
Khumariyaan Raj Barman, Samira Koppikar [53]
Sun Yaara Rahat Fateh Ali Khan [54]
2022 Tum Subah Tum Shab Mohammad Danish, Sarodee Bora [55]
Yaar Ki Mehfil Stebin Ben [56]
Humnashi Palak Muchhal, Ashok Ojha [57]
Baadal Barse Yasser Desai [58]
2023 Zariya Tu Romy [59]
Gallan Mithiyan Anmol Daniel [60][61]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2022 14th Gold Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anupamaa TBA [62]
Most Stylish Actor TBA

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d "Taking inspiration from Sidharth Malhotra to participating in JDJ 10: All about Paras Kalnawat". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "Model Paras Kalnawat to make his acting debut with Meri Durga - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Zee5 premieres Ishq Aaj Kal, a first of its kind television spin-off on OTT featuring Ankitta Sharma, Angad Hasija and Paras Kalnawat". Zee News. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  5. ^ ""Like my onscreen mother I'm close to my mother in real life too", Paras Kalnawat on portraying Samar in Anupamaa". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Jhalak DIkhhla Jaa 10's Paras Kalnawat on his body transformation; says 'Everyone make an effort to body shame and ridicule you'". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Rupali Ganguly to Sudhanshu Pandey: Meet Anupamaa actors' real family members; in pics". The Times of India. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Paras Kalnawat opens up about his sister's sacrifices on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
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  10. ^ "Jhalak's Paras Kalnawat misses his dad while visiting hometown Nagpur after years, writes, "The city won't feel the same without Papa's presence"". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10: Paras Kalnawat reveals how Terence Lewis has been a guiding force in his career; says, "Looked back just to see how far I've come"". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
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  30. ^ "Exclusive!Paras Kalnawat Calls His Ouster from Anupamaa 'PR Tactic', Reveals Rupali Ganguly Didn't Even Contact Him". News18.com. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  31. ^ "Exclusive Interview! "Dark & Shady Things Happened With Me", Paras Kalnawat bares it all". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  32. ^ "Anupamaa makers said I can't do Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 because it's on rival channel". Pinkvilla. 27 July 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  33. ^ "Paras Kalnawat calls Anupamaa a "nightmare" and termination a "sigh of relief" as heposts a sign-off note". News18. 27 July 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  34. ^ ""It's a heartbreaking situation for me as nobody talked to me about this", Paras Kalnawat on his contract being terminated". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  35. ^ "Nia Sharma, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shilpa Shinde and Paras Kalnawat to star in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10". Hindustan Times. 7 August 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  36. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10: Paras Kalnawat drops a pic with his choreographer; Can you guess who she is?". News18.com. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  37. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 EXCLUSIVE: Paras Kalnawat will dance to the tunes of choreographer Shweta Sharda while Rubina Dilaik and Sanam Johar pair-up to perform some sizzling dance moves!". Pinkvilla Telly. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
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  40. ^ "Exlclusive! Paras Kalnawat has the heartiest message for his fans on 76th Independence Day". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
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  42. ^ "Anupamaa actor Paras Kalnawat turns poet, pens down his own version of Bade Achchhe Lagte Hain". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
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