Sharad Malhotra (born 9 January 1983) is an Indian actor, who primarily works in Hindi television and Hindi films.[2] He made his acting debut in 2004 with the role of Prince Goldy in Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag. His first major role was the lead role of Sagarpratap Singh in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann.

Sharad Malhotra
Malhotra in 2015
Born (1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 41)[1]
Other namesSsharad Malhotra
Alma materSt. Xavier's College
Years active2004–present
Known forBanoo Main Teri Dulhann
Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki
Naagin 5
Ripci Bhatia
(m. 2019)

Sharad had his breakthrough with the role of Maharana Pratap Singh in Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap and is noted for his portrayal of Rishi Singh Bedi in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki and Veeranshu Singhania in Naagin 5.

He made his film debut in 2012 with From Sydney with Love.

Early life

Sharad Malhotra was born on 9 January 1983 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and was brought up in Kolkata, he did his B.Com from St. Xavier's College. In 2003, he won Face Of The Year in Kolkata from where his journey started.[3]

Besides modeling and acting, Sharad is also enthusiastic about kickboxing, horse riding, and swimming.

Personal life

He dated actress Divyanka Tripathi for seven years before they broke up in 2015.[4]

He then dated actress Pooja Bisht, for almost two years but they broke up in 2018.[5]

He married Ripci Bhatia on 20 April 2019.[6]


2004–2013: Debut and early career

Malhotra attending acting workshop and did modelling after he came to Mumbai. He was the first male model to do a jewellery campaign. Malhotra started his career with India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj as a Contestant in 2004. He then made his acting debut in the same year as Prince Goldy in Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag and had a cameo in Kabhie To Nazar Milao.

He had his first major role in 2006 with Banoo Main Teri Dulhan where he played the lead role of Sagar opposite Divyanka Tripathi and was later seen as Amar Upadhyay also. The show was successful.[7][8] The show ended in mid-2009.[9] In 2008, he was also a part of a dance reality show named Yeh hai Jalwa, which had various popular television celebrities, including Ronit Roy, Shweta Tiwari and Rakhi Sawant.[10]

Post Banu main Teri Dulhan, he took a break from his TV career and went on to attend New York Film Academy in the year 2009.[11] In 2010, he appeared as a contestant on Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan. In 2012, He made his film debut with the role of Rohit Khurana in From Sydney with Love.

2014–2020: Breakthrough and success

Sharad with fans on Maharana Pratap set

Sharad returned to acting in 2014 and had his breakthrough with the role of Maharana Pratap in Sony TV's Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap opposite Rachana Parulkar.[12] The show ended in 2015, it was successful and received praises, also winning awards.[13] He later participated in Box Cricket League and was the Captain of Kolkata Baabu Moshayes in season 2.[14]

In 2016, Malhotra played the lead role of Rishi in the show Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki.[15] He also played the role of Ranbir Kapoor on the same show. It was also broadcast in the UK due to its popularity.[16]

Malhotra also appeared in two Hindi films in 2016, My Father Godfather playing Prakash and Ek Tera Saath playing Kuwar Aditya Pratap Singh. In 2017, he appeared in his first music video Paas Baitho Na.

He also appeared as a guest on Comedy Nights Bachao. He next portrayed Raunak Singh in Star Bharat's Muskaan from 2018-2020.

2021–present: Acclaim and further career

Sharad at a Holi party

In August 2020, he joined the cast of Naagin 5, portraying the prince of shape-shifting cheels named Veeranshu Singhania.Malhotra played the role as the Grey Shaded hero.[17]

In March 2021, his music video Bepanah Pyar with Vyrl Originals was released, followed by Beypanah Ishq in August 2021.[18] In the same year he appeared with Helly Shah in a peppy song Halo Re Halo and with Adaa Khan in a romantic song Door Ho Gaya. [19]

In October 2021, he started portraying the role of Bakshi Jagabandhu in StarPlus's historical drama Vidrohi. It was his second historic character. The show went off-air after 5 month in March 2022.[20] In February 2022, he appeared in a short film Not Out along with Karan Wahi, where they both played the role of two best friends.[21]

In the media

In 2021, he won the Iwmbuzz Award for Trendsetter of the Year.

He was also ranked number 7 in The Times Most Desirable Men on TV 2020.[22]

In 2023, he was awarded the Best Foreign Actor at the Blue star Awards, Vietnam for Naagin 5.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant
Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag Prince Goldy
Kabhie To Nazar Milao Unnamed Cameo
2006–2009 Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sagar Pratap Singh/Amar Upadhyay
2010 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Contestant
2014–2015 Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Maharana Pratap
Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2016 Box Cricket League 2
2016–2018 Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Rishi Singh Bedi/Ranbir Kapoor
2016–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Himself
2018–2020 Muskaan Raunak Singh
2020–2021 Naagin 5 Veeranshu Singhania
2020 Bigg Boss 14 Guest
2021–2022 Vidrohi Bakshi Jagabandhu


Year Title Role Notes
2012 From Sydney with Love Rohit Khurana
2016 My Father Godfather Prakash
Ek Tera Saath Kuwar Aditya Pratap Singh

Short film

Year Title Role Notes
2018 She's D One
Prem, Gajra Aur Chilli Chicken As director
2020 Pasta
2022 Butterflies: Not Out Season 3; Episode 5
2023 Thanks Mom

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2023 Honey Trap Squad Mirage Season 1

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2017 Paas Baitho Na Ram CV [24]
2021 Bepanah Pyaar Yaseer Desai, Payal Dev [25]
Bepanah Ishq [26]
Halo Re Halo Mika Singh, Payal Dev
Door Ho Gaya [27]
2023 Tauba Meri Tauba Mamta Sharma [28]
Baarishon Udit Narayan, Payal Dev
Dil Nisaar Hua Javed Ali
Ghafil Altamash Faridi
2024 Teri Aadat Ab Nahi Altamash Faridi

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Role Result
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Divyanka Tripathi Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Sagar Pratap Singh/Amar Upadhay Won
Best Actor Male (Critics)
Gold Awards Best Debut (Male)
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor Male (Popular)
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap Maharana Pratap Nominated
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Couple (With Kratika Sengar) Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Rishi Singh Bedi/Ranbir Kapoor Won [29][30][31]
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor Nominated
Best Onscreen Jodi (With Kratika Sengar) Won
Asian Viewers Television Awards Male Actor Of The Year Nominated
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Best Dressed Actor (Male) TV Won


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