Vishal Singh (actor, born 1974)

Vishal Singh (born 16 January 1974) is an Indian television and film actor. He made his soap debut with science fiction series Indradhanush in 1989 along with Karan Johar. He is most known for his role as Sanju in the comedy series, Dekh Bhai Dekh He was seen as Naitik in the hit soap opera Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, airing on Star Plus.[2]

Vishal Singh
Born (1974-01-16) 16 January 1974 (age 49)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
Years active1982–2018
SpouseAdita Wahi

Career edit

Vishal Singh was born and brought up in Indore.[3] He made his acting debut as a child actor in the 1982 film Rajput. In 1989, Singh made his television debut as part of the cast of the television show Indradhanush on DD, which was directed by Anand Mahendroo. The story was of four boys and their school life. After this show, Anand Mahendroo selected Singh for Dekh Bhai Dekh. In the 90s he also played an important role of Bilal in the famous serial Gul Gulshan Gulfaam, directed by Ved Rahi. He had also appeared in the music videos Maikhane se Sharab se, by Pankaj Udhas, playing a drunkard and Sriram Iyer's Aisa Bhi Kabhi Hota Hai.

In 2011, he joined the cast of the TV series, Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi, playing the role of a father as Jeet Ahuja.[1]

In 2016, he was finalized to portray the parallel lead role of Naitik Singhania in Star Plus's longest-running drama series Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[4] About joining the popular show, he said "I am very excited to play the role of Naitik. Men like him are rarely found today and nothing better than playing an ideal man on screen who can definitely set an example. He is the perfect husband, father and son."[5] In the show, he replaced actor Karan Mehra, who has played Naitik's character for almost seven years.

Television edit

Year Serial Role Notes
1988 Mirza Ghalib Young Ghalib
1989 Indradhanush Unnamed
1991 Gul Gulshan Gulfaam Bilal
1993–1997 Dekh Bhai Dekh Sanjay "Sanju" Dewan
1997–1998 Ghutan Avinash
1998 Saturday Suspense Episode 88
2000 Rishtey Unnamed
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Amit
Hum Hain Dilwale Ajay [6]
2003 Kashmeer Kinshuk Kachroo
CID Naveen (Episode 273 & Episode 274) Episodic Role
Krishna Arjun Inspector (Episode 51 to Episode 55) Episodic Role
2003–2004 Lipstick Tarun Singhania
2004 Dekho Magar Pyaar Se Unknown
Rooh Ranjeet (Episode 7) Episodic Role
2004–2005 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Deepankar
2005 Ayushmaan Aryan
2005–2006 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Dr. Siddhant "Sid" Awasthi
2005–2007 Ek Ladki Anjaani Si Yash
2007 Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai Rajveer
2007–2008 Bhabhi Dr. Dev Thakral
2008–2009 Aathvaan Vachan Aadesh [7]
2011–2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Jeet Ahuja [8]
2016–2018 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Naitik Singhania

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Want to be reel life father in real: Vishal Singh". NDTV. 21 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. ^ "'Dekh Bhai Dekh' Fame Vishal Singh Is the New Naitik of 'Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'". DailyBhaskar. 28 July 2016. Archived from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Dilli khana's the best: Vishal Singh". The Times of India. 23 November 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Is Vishal Singh the new Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai? - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai gets a new Naitik, actor Vishal Singh makes a star entry, see pics". The Indian Express. 17 September 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Hum Hain Dilwale (Sony, Wednesdays, 20.00)". The Hindu. 15 March 2002. Archived from the original on 1 May 2002.
  7. ^ "Talking point: with vishal singh; Television's chocolate boy takes on another goody-goody role". TheIndianExpress. 25 August 2008. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  8. ^ "I am an unmarried father of three kids: Vishal Singh". DailyBhaskar. 11 November 2011. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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