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Rithvik Dhanjani is an Indian television actor. He played Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar in Pavitra Rishta.[3] Dhanjani has hosted and participated in many reality shows like Nach Baliye, Dare 2 Dance, India's Best Dramebaaz and V Distraction. He won the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 with his partner Asha Negi.[4] In 2012, Dhanjani participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.[5][6] In 2015, he won the stunt based reality show, I Can Do That. He gained popularity as the host of the show, Yeh Hai Aashiqui. He has worked in two short films Jo Hum Chahein and Aftermath Mumbai. Rithvik also featured in 2018 Hindi erotic drama XXX (web series), for the video on demand platform ALTBalaji.[7]

Rithvik Dhanjani
Rithvik Dhanjani Fanaah.jpg
Dhanjani in 2014
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 30)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active2009 - present
Known forPavitra Rishta
Partner(s)Asha Negi (2013-Present)[2]

Life, family and career

Rithvik was born in Madhya Pradesh.[8][9] His family, who's Sindhi,[10] moved to Dubai soon after he was born.[11] He has a sister named Heena.[12] He did his schooling in Dubai and graduation from City of London College.[11] In his college days, he was into acting, modeling and hosting shows.[11] Later, he also got involved in theater for as long as two and a half year.[11] After doing theatre and events in Dubai, he decided to shift to Mumbai to become an actor.[13] He then did an acting course from the Kishore Namit Kapoor Institute before entering the television industry.[13] Currently he stays at Lokhandwala, Andheri.[14]

Debut show and breakthrough role (2009–present)

Dhanjani began his acting career with a cameo in Bandini, where he played Parth, a negative character.[15] However, his big break came in Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani where he played the antagonist, Jay Khurana, who was a werewolf and in love with the female protagonist.[16] The show ended on 15 December 2011.[17] He later played the role of the parallel lead Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar in the Balaji Telefilms show Pavitra Rishta opposite Asha Negi.[18] In June 2012 Rithvik entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as wild card entry and came in third place. In 2013, he hosted India's Best Dramebaaz with Ragini Khanna.[19] He was seen in the Teen ka Tadka episode of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6.[20] In 2013, he started hosting the show, Yeh Hai Aashiqui which gained him popularity.[21] In 2013, he participated in Nach Baliye 6 with his partner Asha Negi.[22] In 2014, he appeared in the horror show, MTV Fanaah as Vidhyut.[23] In the same year, he participated in the dance reality show Dare 2 Dance.[24] In 2015, he hosted V Distraction and Nach Baliye 7 opposite Karan Patel.[25][26] In 2015, he also contested in the stunt based reality show I Can Do That and became the winner of the show.[27] He has also hosted India's Best Dramebaaz season 2.[28] in 2015 to 2016 and the Indian reality dance show Super Dancers.

Personal life

In 2011, he met Asha Negi from the sets of Pavitra Rishta and later they began dating each other.[2] Negi and Dhanjani have been both in a relationship ever since.[29]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes Refs
2011 Jo Hum Chahein Aakash Short Film
2011 Aftermath Mumbai Ali Short Film [30]

Web Series

Year Web Series Role Channel
2018 XXX Mayank ALTBalaji

Television

Year Name Role Channel Ref(s)
2009 Bandini Parth Shashank Mehta Imagine TV [31]
2010-11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Jay Khurana Star One [32]
2011-14 Pavitra Rishta Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar Zee TV [33]
2013-15 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Kabir Bindass [34][35]
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Contestant/Finalist Colors TV [36]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Guest Contestant Colors TV [37]
India's Best Dramebaaz Himself/Host Zee TV [38]
2013-14 Nach Baliye 6 Contestant/Winner Star Plus [39]
2014 MTV Webbed 2 Himself MTV India [40]
MTV Fanaah Vidhyut MTV India [41]
Dilwalon Ki Diwali Himself/Host Sony TV [42]
Dare 2 Dance Contestant Life OK [43]
Box Cricket League Player in Delhi Dragons Sony TV [44]
2015 Kumkum Bhagya Arjun Kirloskar Zee TV [45]
India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun? Guest Contestant &TV [46]
V Distraction Host Channel V [47]
Nach Baliye 7 Himself/Host Star Plus [48]
Deva Shree Ganesha Himself/Host Sony TV [49]
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Siyappa Ishq Ka Himself/Host Bindass [50]
Dussehra - Jeet Sachchai Kee Himself/Host Life OK [51]
I Can Do That Contestant/Winner Zee TV [52]
2015-16 India's Best Dramebaaz Himself/Host Zee TV [53]
2016 I Don't Watch TV Himself Arre [54]
Box Cricket League - Season 2 Player in Chennai Swaggers Colors TV [55]
Pyaar Ki Yeh Kahani Suno Himself/Host Zee TV [56]
So You Think You Can Dance (India) Himself/Host &TV [57]
Man Vs. Job Himself/Host History TV18 [58]
Super Dancer: Season 1 Himself/Host Sony TV [59]
2017 Aye Zindagi Himself/Host Zing TV [60]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant/ Semifinalist Colors TV [61]
Super Dancer: Season 2 Host Sony TV [60]
Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung Host Colors TV [62]
2018 India's Next Superstars Host Star Plus [63]
Kaleerein Himself along with Asha Negi Zee TV
India's Got Talent (season 8) Host along with Bharti Singh Colors TV
2019 Super Dancer: Season 3 Host Sony TV

Awards

References

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  2. ^ a b "Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi promote 'Nach Baliye 6' - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
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  4. ^ "TV's hit couple Rithvik and Asha Negi win 'Nach Baliye 6′". The Indian Express. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Karan Wahi and Rashmi Desai are the wild card entries in 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa'". daily.bhaskar.com. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  6. ^ "And the winner of Jhalak is Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Times News Network. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  7. ^ "ALTBalaji's X.X.X: Rithvik Dhanjani and Kyra Dutt's midnight tidbits are NSFW!".
  8. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani lists 12 things that we didn't know about him". dna. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  20. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Rithvik Dhanjani, Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak turn judges". IBNLive. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  23. ^ "The supernatural series Fanaah". ABP Live. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  30. ^ "All set to conquer fear!". thehansindia.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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  34. ^ "Mihika Verma bags Yeh Hai Aashiqui". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  42. ^ "Harshad Chopra and Rithvik Dhanjani bond during the shoot of Dilwalon Ki Diwali". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  43. ^ "Rithvik Dhanjani, Sayantani Ghosh shoot for 'Dare 2 Dance' - Entertainment". mid-day.com.
  44. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". india.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
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  46. ^ "Karan Wahi and Rithvik forced to watch Saas Bahu shows!". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  51. ^ "Rithvik, Jennifer to co-host 'Dussehra - Jeet Sachchai Kee'". Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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  55. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  56. ^ "Rithvik and Asha to host ZEE TV's Valentine's Day Special – 'Pyaar Ki Yeh Kahani Suno'". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  57. ^ "So You Think You Can Dance". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
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