Apurva Agnihotri is an Indian Hindi television serial and a Bollywood film actor. He was born on December 2, 1972 in India. He studied at the Sheiling House School in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India and got a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Bhavan College, Andher in Mumbai in the year 1993. In 2005, he got married to television actress, Shilpa Saklani Agnihotri who became popular for her role as Ganga in the Indian soap, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Apurva was debuted as a film actor from the Bollywood musical drama film, Pardes along with
Shah Rukh Khan, under the direction of
Subhash Ghai in 1997. Because of the success of the movie, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Zee Cine Awards. He played the lead role of Ashok/Sunil in the Bollywood film, Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin in 1999. In year 2000, Apurva played the role of
Raj Verma in the film, Krodh, opposite with Seema (played by
Sakshi Shivanand). By the year 2001, he appeared as Mohan Sachdev in the box office Bollywood film, Hum Ho Gaye Aapke. The movie earned a total of Rs 16.4 million. From the same year, he played as Amit in the suspense-thriller film, Kasoor. He was seen as Vikram in the 2002 Indian movie, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai. In 2003, he played the character of Kunal in the Bollywood adventure film, Dhund: The Fog and as Rony in the Bollywood movie, Lakeer – Forbidden Lines under the direction of Ahmed Khan.
Apurva already made a name in films and became very popular as an actor. Aside from filming, he was also flexible to do television serials like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, an Indian version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea. He also did television serials like
Nach Baliye, Kaajjal, Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai,
Aasman Se Aage, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Pyaara Pyaara.
Apurva and his wife also joined the Color’s reality show,
Bigg Boss 7 which was broadcasted on September 15, 2013. Shilpa was the first to be eliminated and since then, Apurva was usually seen very quiet and he always wished to get out of Bigg Boss’ house. He even asked his co-housemates to nominate him so he can be evicted. He was the 9th contestant that was evicted in Big Boss 7.
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Apurna Agnihotri is one of the most popular Indian actors. Born on December 2nd 1972, he became widely known for his role in the movie Pardes, where he co-starred together with Shahrukh Khan.
Apurna Agnihotri went to school in Kanpur and after graduating, he went to Bhavan’s College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
His movie career began when he co-starred in the movie Pardes next to his fellow actor, Shahrukh Khan. He was applauded both by the public and by critics who saw fit to offer him a Best Supporting Actor award at the Zee Cine Awards. In 2013, him and his wife,
Shilpa Sakhlani participated in a TV series called Big Boss 7, where he was sent to “Hell”, while his wife went to “Heaven”.
Apurna Agnihotri is also well known for his role in the movie Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, one of the most popular TV series in India. He interpreted Armaan Suri and again, his performance brought him an Indian Telly Award.