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
Born1974 (age 46–47)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Adita Wahi


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.


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


  1. ^ a b "Want to be reel life father in real: Vishal Singh". NDTV. 21 January 2013. 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.
  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. 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. 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.
  8. ^ "I am an unmarried father of three kids: Vishal Singh". DailyBhaskar. 11 November 2011.

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