Vishal Vashishtha

Vishal Vashishtha (born 13 February 1992 in Kolkata) is an Indian personality who works in television shows. He debuted into television in 2013 with Channel V's Crazy Stupid Ishq as Ayaan Dixit. He is best known for playing the character of Baldev Singh in Star Plus's Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera and Sagar Chaturvedi in &TV's Gangaa.[1] In 2019 he has played Aditya in Colors tv' s supernatural tv series "Vish: A Poisonous Story". He has been playing Kabir in Colors TV's Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 since 2020.[2]

Vishal Vashishtha
Born (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 28)
NationalityIndian
EducationThe Heritage School
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present
Known forGangaa

Early lifeEdit

Vishal Vashishtha was born on 13 February 1992 in Kolkata India.[3] He completed his schooling in Kolkata at The Heritage School following this, he graduated with a degree in Commerce from Bhawanipur Education Society College.[4]

His journey from Kolkata to Mumbai happened when he was studying commerce.[5] He had auditioned from his hometown Kolkata and within a week, he got his first role as main lead.[6]

CareerEdit

Vashishtha made his television debut on 27 May 2013 as the main lead Ayaan in Crazy Stupid Ishq.[7] Regarding Vashishtha debut The Times of India noted, "Making a debut as a lead in a telly show when you have competition from a lot of young guns vying for the greasepaint is what every spiring TV actor dreams about. And it was dream come true for newbie Vishal Vashisht [...]."[6] Vashishtha is very fascinated with his character, Ayaan.[8] Ayaan is a boy who has had to grow up too fast. He is the eldest of two sons and after his father's death and bankruptcy, all the responsibility falls on his shoulders to look after his family. He only focus on his job, but then everything has change when Anushka came into his life. In the course of the story he realizes that you can follow your dreams and have fun by both living and falling in love.[9]

The actor was happy to make debut with a youth romantic-comedy serial. He has said, "I am so happy got to make my debut with a youth rom-com. I was not too keen to begin my career with a big Family Drama as I am that age right now when I can do youth shows." Crazy Stupid Ishq aired every Monday to Saturday 6.30 pm on Channel [V].


When his last show was wrapping up, Vashishtha got a call from Beyond Dreams for an audition. He went for the audition to play both Ranvijay and Baldev's character.[10][11] He got to know that he was chosen as Baldev from the newspapers.[5] Regarding his role, the actor admitted, "I was doubtful about playing a negative role at this stage of my career, especially since I have already played a positive lead."[12] Then he met the creative team and they gave him a brief of the character and also a clear picture of the show.[10][11] "I realised that nowadays people like grey characters too, and it will be an opportunity for me to do something different as an actor. So I said yes and it has been working in my favour." So that is how Vashishtha accepted the role.[12] When asked about his difficulties in playing Baldev he has said, "The Punjabi accent was not something that came easily to me. I was not used to doing loud characters. Baldev is not loud exactly, but he plays this angry hero all the time and that's something I have never done. In my previous shows, I am used to being a person who never gets angry."[12] Bollywood Life noted, "His dad has accepted him as Baldev and so has the rest of the world"

In an action of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas..Verra's sequence that required him to fight the goons, the actor accidentally sprained his left ankle. Despite his injury he continued to shoot and completed his scene on time.[13]

His performance earned him Zee Gold Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role Male, and nominated him on various awards, including the Indian Telly Awards for Fresh New Face Male, and Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor Comedy.[14][15]

Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera wrapped up on 8 August 2015. Later in the same year, Vashishtha appeared in Yeh Hai Aashiqui - Sun Yaar Try Maar as Anil, a principled defendant lawyer who falls in love with a young ambitious prosecutor.[16] This episode was broadcast on 6 November 2015 on Bindass.

The actor took a break after Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera end It was on a two and half-month break, when he got called to audition for Gangaa from the production house.[17] In an interview with The Asian Age he recalls, "I was on a two and half-month break – I visited Ladakh and also made a trip to my hometown, Kolkata. Meanwhile, the production house got in touch. I auditioned after returning from my vacation."[17] He was chosen as the male lead as grown-up Sagar in &TV's drama Gangaa.[18][19][20] Talking about his current character Vishal says, "Veera had a lot of romance; here it is subtle. The roles are starkly different."[20] In other interview Vashishtha adds, "I'm glad to be a part of a show with so much integrity and essay the role of Sagar. The beauty of the character is the relationship he shares with Gangaa. I am certain the audience will like our chemistry."[21]

His first entry as grown-up Sagar aired on 14 December 2015.[22]

Vashishtha was nominated as best actor for his role as Sagar at Zee Gold Awards 2016.[23]


Vishal Vashishtha was seen as the male lead playing the role of Bittoo in Jaat Ki Jugni. In the show, Bittoo was seen as hardcore romantic who loves watching romantic movies and reading romantic books. Fascinated with this idea, Vishal himself had made it a mandate to organize for hit romantic film screenings on the set too as part of his preparation. The show started from 3 April 2017 on Sony TV (India) at 8:30 PM IST.[24] Vishal Vashishtha was seen as the lead protagonist in Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki. The show started on 1 January 2018 on Star Bharat and ended on 28 May 2018. After the end of the show, Vishal took a break and came back in 2019 with Filter Copy videos on YouTube. In June 2019, he appeared in Colors TV's supernatural show 'Vish: A Poisonous Story as Aditiya.[25]He has been playing Kabir in Colors TV's Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 since 2020.

Personal lifeEdit

While shooting for the Star Plus Valentine's Day special on 2015, media quizzed about his girlfriend and he surprised everyone by just being too honest and true about his relationship. "Yes I am dating Deepakshi. We know each other since childhood. We were in Grade four or five when we became friends, later when we grew up we started dating each other".[26][27]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Network
2013 Crazy Stupid Ishq Ayaan Dixit Channel [V][6][7][28]
MTV Webbed Daksh Episode 11 MTV India[29][30]
2013–15 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera Baldev Balwant Singh Lead Role STAR Plus[10][12][31][32]
2015 Yeh Hai Aashiqui – Sun Yaar Try Maar Anil Episode 5: "Courtroom Romance" Bindass[16]
2015–17 Gangaa Sagar Niranjan Chaturvedi Lead Role &TV
2017 Jaat Ki Jugni Bittu Singh Dahiya Lead Role Sony Entertainment Television
2018 Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki Shaurya "Kanhaiya" Gupta Lead role Star Bharat
2019 Vish Aditya Vir Kothari Lead Role Colors TV
2020–present Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 Kabir Sharma Antagonist Colors TV

YouTubeEdit

Year Title YouTube channel Reference
2019 When You Date a Bengali Guy FilterCopy [33]
Jon Snow Ki shaadi [34]
Life of a Parent [35]

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor in A Comic Role (Male) Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera Won [14][36][37][38]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Comedy Nominated
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face Male Nominated [15]
2016 ZEE Gold Awards Best Actor Gangaa Nominated [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shreya Gupto and Vishal Vashishtha in Filter Copy’s sketch ‘Why To Date Bengali Guy’
  2. ^ Actor Vishal Vashishtha is set to play the lead in an upcoming supernatural-thriller show
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday to Vishal Vashisht and Rashmi Desai". Tellychakkar.
  4. ^ "TV Stars from Calcutta". The Telegraph.
  5. ^ a b "'Baddie' with a heart of gold". Deccanchronicle.
  6. ^ a b c "Didn't want to begin my career with a family drama: Vishal Vashisht". The Times of India.
  7. ^ a b "Channel V launches 'Crazy Stupid Ishq' – Times of India". Times of India.
  8. ^ "Vishal's fascinated by his character". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Channel [V] introduces 'a pure love story' with Crazy Stupid Ishq". Tellychakkar.
  10. ^ a b c "Kolkata boy Vishal Vashishtha to play Baldev in Veera". The Times of India.
  11. ^ a b "Baldev of Veera was not keen to play a negative role". The Times of India.
  12. ^ a b c d "Vishal Vashishtha: My dad is a lot like Baldev!". www.bollywoodlife.com.
  13. ^ "Baldev shoots despite injury for STAR Plus' Veera". NRI News 24x7.
  14. ^ a b "Vishal Vashishtha bags the award for Best Actor in a Comic Role @ Gold Awards ! – TellyTadka". TellyTadka.
  15. ^ a b "The 13th Indian Telly Awards 2014 – Final Nomination List". Brandsynario.
  16. ^ a b "Sun Yaar Try Maar Episode 5: Courtroom Romance". Bindass.
  17. ^ a b "Vishal Vashishtha set to play male lead in Ganga – The Asian Age". The Asian Age.
  18. ^ "Vishal Vashishtha to Play The Leap in TV's Gangaa Post Leap". Bollywoodhelpline.
  19. ^ "Gangaa on the threshold of a new beginning! – Times of India". The Times of India.
  20. ^ a b "TV shows leaping for TRPs – The Times of India". The Times of India.
  21. ^ "Meet The grown up Gangaa-Sagar, Aditi Sharma-Vishal Vashistha Latest Picture". Tellydhamaal.
  22. ^ "Gangaa – Episode 205 – December 14, 2015 – Full Episode". Ozee.
  23. ^ a b "Gold Awards 2016 Nomination List: Divyanka Tripathi, Sriti Jha, Varun Kapoor & Others Nominated". filmibeat.com.
  24. ^ Here's why Yash Tonk charges fees from his 'Jaat ki Jugni' co-actors
  25. ^ It was a limited episodes show (80 episodes) Vishal Vashishtha and Debina Bonnerjee play leads in Colors’ next
  26. ^ "Vishal Vashisht of 'Veera' fame talks about his ladylove - NewsroomPost.com". NewsroomPost.
  27. ^ "Vishal Vashishtha not dating Veera co-star". Deccanchronicle.
  28. ^ "Channel [V] introduces 'a pure love story' with Crazy Stupid Ishq". Tellychakkar.
  29. ^ http://mtv.in.com/webbed/videos.php?id=100164175
  30. ^ http://mtv.in.com/webbed/
  31. ^ "Vishal Vashishtha aka Baldev of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera fame is a cutie you can't miss". dailybhaskar.
  32. ^ "Watch Online EK Veer Ki Ardaas Veera". hotstar.
  33. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptmMPSSeUsw
  34. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nghNAPwXnnM
  35. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrLgeksi86k
  36. ^ "Vishal Vashist Wins Best Actor in a Comic Role Male Critics Award". ZEE TV.
  37. ^ "7th Boroplus Gold Awards 2014 – Winners". Tellyscoop.
  38. ^ "Zee Gold Awards 2014 Complete List of Winners". Filmibeat.

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