Suyyash Rai (born 24 March 1989) is an Indian television actor and singer. His first TV appearance was on Chandigarh auditions of Roadies 5.0. He is known for his role of Abhay on Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya on Sony TV. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss 9 in 2015.[2][3]

Suyyash Rai
Suyyash Rai in 2017.jpg
Rai in 2017
Suyyash Kumar Rai

(1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 33)[1]
OccupationActor Singer
Years active2010–present
Known forBigg Boss 9
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
(m. 2016)


Rai started his acting career on the popular Indian supernatural show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani as Neil Khurana. He has appeared on many popular daily series like Kya Hua Tera Vaada and Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai. He loves to play negative roles. He was seen in the series Phir Bhi Na Maane...Badtameez Dil on Star Plus. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss Season 9. He got evicted on Day 82.[4]

He has walked several ramp shows and has also done many advertisements.[citation needed]

He has also captained cricket team Delhi Dragons in Box Cricket League, and led them to the title victory in BCL's maiden season aired on Sony TV.

Rai along with his then-girlfriend Kishwer Merchant entered the Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble house.[5][4][6] He was partnered up with Rimi Sen, then was changed with Prince Narula. Rai also appeared in action-thriller web series Dangerous in 2020.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Suyyash Rai with his wife Kishwer Merchant

Rai got married on 16 December 2016 to Kishwer Merchant, his co-star from Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. It was a simple court marriage followed by a reception with the mehndi and sangeet ceremonies.[8]

On 2 March 2021 the couple announced that they were expecting their first child in August.[9] On 27 August 2021, the couple became parents to a boy, Nirvair.[10]


Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref(s)
2020 Dangerous Vishal Vashisht [11]


Year Name Role Notes Ref
2007 MTV Roadies 5 Contestant Not Selected
2008 MTV Roadies 6
2009 MTV Splitsvilla 2 Eliminated, 1st week
2010–11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Neil Khurana
2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Himself Guest
2012–13 Kya Hua Tera Vaada Pradeep
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Karan Episodic role
2013–14 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Himmat Singh Sangwan
2014–15 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant Winner
2015-2016 Phir Bhi Na Maane...Badtameez Dil Nissar
Bigg Boss 9 Contestant Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 84
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest To promote BCL2
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant Winner
Box Cricket League Punjab Player in Ambarsariye Hawks
Desi Explorers Himself
2017 Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Inspector Vijay Deshmukh
Pehredaar Piya Ki Abhay Singh Rathore Lead opposite Tejaswi Prakash
2017–18 Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya
2018 Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double Raju Hatela
Box CricKet League 3 Contestant
Laal Ishq Shawn
2019 Box CricKet League 4 Contestant Player


Rai and Kishwar Merchant debuted on his album Khushnuma.[12] He also sang "Teri Meri Dosti" with Darshan Raval. In 2015, for his show Phir Bhi Na Maane...Badtameez Dil, Rai sang the song "Yaadein Teri (Jeene Ki Duaa)".

Music VideosEdit

Year Song Singer Reference
2014 Khushnuma Suyyash Rai/Kishwer Merchant
2015 "Yaadein Teri (Jeene Ki Duaa)" Suyyash Rai
2017 "Beparwaahiyaan" Suyyash Rai
2020 Shukar kar Suyyash Rai, Deepti Tuli, Oye Kunaal [13]
2020 Fitrat Suyyash Rai, Darshan Raval, Divya Agarwal


  1. ^ "TV actors Karan Patel, Vivian Dsena, Kishwer S Merchantt at Suyyash Rai's birthday bash". Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Suyyash Rai in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday Suyyash Rai: 10 lesser-known facts about this multi-talented star". The Indian Express. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Bigg Boss 9: Suyyash Rai voted out of the show". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 3: Suyyash Rai, from raunchy Splitsvilla to BB9". 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: 5 shocking revelations made by Suyyash Rai after getting eliminated from Salman Khan's show!". 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Dangerous trailer: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover reunite for a sleek thriller". 6 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Wedding Bells! Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchant are all set to tie the knot". 28 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Kishwer Marchant, Suyyash Rai announce first pregnancy with special post 'Coming in August'". Hindustan Times. 2 March 2021.
  10. ^ "It's a boy: Kishwer Marchant and Sayyush Rai introduce baby son with adorable pic". NDTV.
  11. ^ "Bipasha Basu teams up with husband Karan Singh Grover for web project Dangerous, see pic". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchant's debut album Khushnuma: Watch video!". 26 August 2014.
  13. ^ Shukar Kar (Music Video) Sonu Sood,Bharti & Harsh, Prince & Yuvika, Suyyash & Kishwer, Deepti Tuli. YouTube. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021.

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