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Vishal Singh 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, '.[1][2] Currently, he can be seen as Naitik in the hit soap opera Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, airing on Star Plus.[3]

Vishal Singh
Born1974 (age 44–45)[1]
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1982–present



Vishal Singh was born and brought up in Indore.[2] 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 Channel
1988 Mirza Ghalib Young Ghalib
1989 Indradhanush DD National; all 13 episodes
1991 Gul Gulshan Gulfaam Bilal
1993–1997 Dekh Bhai Dekh Sanjay Dewan (Sanju) DD Metro, Sony TV
1997–1998 Ghutan Avinash
2000 Rishtey Zee TV; Episode: "Disha"
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Amit Sony TV
2002 Hum Hain Dilwale[6] Ajay Sony TV
2003 Kashmeer Kinshuk Kachroo Star Plus
2002–2006 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Dr. Siddhant Awasthi (Sid) Zee TV
2002–2004 Lipstick Tarun Singhania Zee TV
2003 CID Naveen Sony TV; 2 episodes
2004 Ayushmaan Aryan Sony TV
2004 Dekho Magar Pyaar Se Star Plus
2005 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naan Dipankar Zee TV
2005–2007 Ek Ladki Anjaani Si Yash Mamu Sony TV
2007–2008 Bhabhi Dr. Dev Thakral Star Plus
2008–2009 Aathvaan Vachan[7] Aadesh Sony TV
2011–2013 Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi[8] Jeet Ahuja Sony TV
2016–present Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Naitik Raj Shekhar Singhania Star Plus


  1. ^ a b c "Want to be reel life father in real: Vishal Singh". NDTV. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Dilli khana's the best: Vishal Singh". The Times Of India. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  3. ^ "'Dekh Bhai Dekh' Fame Vishal Singh Is the New Naitik of 'Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'". DailyBhaskar. 28 July 2016.
  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)". TheHindu. 15 March 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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