Zain Imam

Zain Imam is an Indian television actor known for his portrayal of Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra in Tashan-E-Ishq, Neil Khanna in Naamkarann and Kabir Mittal in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna. He was a Contestant in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.

Zain Imam
Born18 May[1]
Years active2014–present
Known forTashan-e-Ishq


Imam is an MBA holder from Amity International Business School.[1]


Imam started his career as a model, working for agencies such as the Aldo Group.[1]

He then did a few TV commercials before pursuing his career in acting.[1]

He began his television career in 2014 with MTV India's Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan as Abhimanyu Thakkar.[2]

From 2015 to 2016, he played Yuvraj Luthra, in Zee TV's Tashan-E-Ishq.[3][4] For his performance, he was awarded with Best Actor in a Negative Role at Gold Awards. The show wrapped up in September 2016.[5]

From 2016 to 2017, Imam played Abeer Dharmadhikari in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha.[6]

From 2017 to 2018, he portrayed the role of ACP Neil Khanna in Star Plus's Naamkarann[1] opposite Aditi Rathore

In 2018, Imam played Arjun in &TV's anthology series Laal Ishq.[7] He went on to play Mohit in Star Plus's Ishqbaaaz.[8]

In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.[9] Next, Imam portrayed Kabir Mittal in Star Plus's Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna opposite Shrenu Parikh.[10]


He was listed 5th in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television 2018.[11]


Year Show Role
2014–15 Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan Abhimanyu Thakkar
2015–16 Tashan-E-Ishq Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra/ Jassi Gill
2016–17 Yeh Vaada Raha Abeer Dharmadhikari
2017–18 Naamkarann ACP Neil Khanna
2018 Laal Ishq Arjun
Ishqbaaaz Mohit Malhotra
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant
Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Kabir Mittal
2020 Poison 2 Harsh

Web seriesEdit

Year Show Role
2020 Poison 2 Harsh

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor In Negative Role (Critics) Tashan-e-Ishq Won [12]
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Naamkarann Nominated [13]
2018 Nominated [14]
2019 Gold Awards Most Stylish Actor (Male) N/A Won [15]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Happy Birthday Zain Imam—7 Facts You Must Know About The Birthday Boy!". Filmibeat. 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Zain Imam: If you aren't talented, you can't survive competition". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Five shades of grey for Zain in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ "PICS: Zain Imam's new look in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. ^ "'Tashan-E-Ishq' to end on September 16". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Zain Imam finalized to play lead in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Zain Imam and Mahhi Vij roped in for &TV's Laal Ishq". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Zain Imam's entry confirmed in 'Ishqbaaaz'". BizAsia. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Zain Imam on his preparation for Khatron Ke Khiladi: I am working a lot on my strength". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Zain Imam on his character in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna, being secure as an actor & web series". Pinkvilla.
  11. ^ "Meet television's most desirable dudes". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Gold Awards 2016: List of Winners". India Today. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ ITA 2017 Best Actor - Popular Nominations, retrieved 3 September 2019
  14. ^ ITA 2018 Best Actor - Popular Nominations, retrieved 3 January 2019
  15. ^ "Gold Awards 2019 Winners List: Shivangi Joshi, Mohsin Khan, Surbhi Chandna, Hina Khan and others win big | PINKVILLA". Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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