Gaurav Nanda is an Indian Actor and a theater trainer. He was born in
New Delhi, India and he relocated to his new residence in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He completed his graduation as an engineer. He did his Bachelors of Technology in Telecommunication from B.M.S College of Engineering at Bangalore. He got selected in his first year of college in an All India Talent Hunt organized by MTV. From there he began towards his first show Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi for Balaji Telefilms.
After that he started his training as an actor and got involved in theatre. After his graduation, he went to Mumbai and did a course at Whistling Woods International under the famous actor
Naseeruddin Shah. He got his training from famous worldwide training places like WWII, NSD, FTII, LAMDA, AAFT etc. He is specialized in various theater techniques such as Michael Chekov of Russia, Lee Strasberg of America, Jacques Lecoq Pedagogy of Paris, Stanislavski of Russia, Uta Hagen of America, and Sanford Meisner of America. He has been actively involved in various theater approaches, styles and techniques for more than 12 years now.
He got his break in the movie Sorry Bhai as a student released in 2008 and in the same year he also got the role in a show Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki as Gargacharaya featured by Balaji Telefilms. After that, he worked in many films. He appeared as a guitarist in a song from the movie Aisha in 2010, as a theater director of Adhoore Song in Break ke Baad in 2010 and as a fashion designer in Heroine in 2012. He also worked in many TV serials like Bandini (2010) as Tehsildar, Behenein (2010) as Raman, Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi (2012) as
Amrit Manthan (2012) as
Bhupinder Singh (CM) and Pritam Bakshi, and in
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein as Rajeev Tandon.
He also has his own theater company named as “Actor Studio India”. He organized many workshops like “Mrs. India Worldwide” workshop on emotional freedom and speech, acting workshop at “NBA Group of Institutions”, acting workshop at IIT Guwahati, acting workshop at “Asian Academy of Film & Television”.
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Gaurav Nanda is a popular film and television actor who gained fame after doing the role of Tehsildar in the Balaji Telefilms Bandini on NDTV Imagine. He was born in Delhi, India and took up Telecommunication Engineering at B.M.S. College of Engineering at Bangalore, India. While attending his studies, he luckily got selected in the youth-related show, Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi on MTV India. Then, he took up professional training and started working on theatre. He was trained by Mr. Lalit Prakash of Asian Academy of Film and Television. Later, he took a course at Whistling Woods International and at that time, he got an offer for his very first appearance on the big screen. Gaurav acted in the Bollywood film, Sorry Bhai and at the same time, he bagged the role of Gargacharaya in the mythological epic series, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki on 9X.
Prior to this, the actor was trained internationally by NSD, FTII, AAFT, LAMDA, The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and a lot more. Before working in Mumbai as an actor, he had 8-years of formal training in theatre and acting.
In 2010, Gaurav played as the guitarist in the Hindi romantic film, Aisha. He also played as the Theatre Director in the romantic comedy film,
Break Ke Baad in the same year. Gaurav also did Bandini and acted as Raman in Hats-Off Productions Behenein which was aired on Star Plus in 2010. Later, he acted the 2012 film, Heroine directed by
Madhur Bhandarkar. The actor became more popular after essaying the role of Amit Kapoor in Sony TV’s Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi on Sony TV in 2012. He was also part of the popular television series, Amrit Manthan and donned the roles of Bhupinder Sing and Pritam Bakshi. This year, Gaurav is Rajeev Tandon in Ekta Kapoor’s Yeh Hai Mohabbatein on Star Plus. He also played the role of the freedom fighter, Ashfaqulla Khan in Mujahid-e-Azadi Ashfaqulla Khan, a TV series by Shankar Bhan. Gaurav has done some films like
Maal Road Dilli, Motives,
The Orphan: New Kind of Hero and SHAB which are still under production.
Besides being a film and television actor and being inclined to theatre, Gaurav also started his own theatre company, the Actor Studio India. He studied several Method Acting Pedagogy and some special theatre techniques like Michael Chekov of Russia, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen of America and more.
He also did some print and television ads for brands like Arrow, Save Water, Hero Honda, Spice Mobile, Tupperware, Micromax, Aaj Talk and many more.