Ali Merchant is a popular TV actor. He was born on December 13th, 1984. His birth place is Mumbai. It was during his 17th year of age, he became the winner of 'Mr. Bombay'. He made his first appearance as actor in 'Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki' of Star Plus. He became popular through his acting in 'Ssshhhh… Phir Koi Hai' of Star Plus. Another series which brought him the popularity was '
Amber Dhara', telecasted in Sony TV. Then, he was seen in '
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat', which was a TV series that was telecasted in Star Plus from the year 2008 to 2010.
During the year 2010, he was seen in 'Do Hanson Ka Joda', a soap opera that was broadcasted in NDTV Imagine. In '
Yeh Hai Aashiqui', Ali appeared in one episode. At present, he is a part of '
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', a drama series which is airing in Star Plus since 2009. He is acting with the character name, '
Ali belongs to a Mumbai Islam family. His wife's name is
Sara Khan. This couple got divorced during 2011. Ali Merchant once said that, he married only for publicity. Apart from acting, he worked as a business consultant. Currently, he is heading a chemical plant too. He participated in the following shows: 'Rubi', 'Ghar Ek Sapna', 'Saat Phere', 'Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat', '
Aahat', 'Big Boss (season 4)', '
Looteri Dulhan', 'Hum Ne Li Hai - Shapath', 'Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan - Nawaazi Ki'. He will be appearing in 'Ek this Rajkumari', which is a prospective serial of Zee TV.
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Ali Merchant was born on 13 December 1984 in Mumbai. He started his acting career in 2006, in the popular television series Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki where he played the role of Bharat Paarth Agarwal. His next professional acting engagement was in the television serials Ssshhhh... Phir Koi Hai, and Amber Dhara, which helped him gain popularity and recognition among the audience. Next in his acting career came the serial Do Hanson Ka Jodaa where he performed the role of Rishi, and small roles in the serials Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat and Yeh Hai Aashiqui. Ali Merchat participated in the fourth season of the reality show
Bigg Boss together with his girlfriend Sara Khan, and what will remain remembered is their marriage in the show. They had been dating for 3 years previously and their wedding was an Islamic Wedding Ceremony which happened on November 10, 2010. After the reality show ended, the couple got divorced, and both of them claimed that their marriage was a big mistake. Additionally, their close friends stated that the couple received US $83.000 for the marriage, which The Colors channel denied paying, saying it was a personal wish of the couple to get married. Ali Merchant is additionally working as a business consultant and manages a chemical plant. Currently he is playing in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in the role of Rituraj.