Karan Mehra is a model, Hindi TV actor, and a fashion designer. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, and brought up in Delhi. He is from a non-filmy background. His father is Ajay Mehra, who works in the construction business,while his mother is a homemaker.
He did his designing course from NIFT, Delhi. He worked as a fashion designer in Noida for 4 years. His hobbies are watching movies and sketching. He joined the
Kishore Namit Kapoor Institute to learn acting skills. After that, he went to Mumbai and joined as an assistant director for
Rajkumar Hirani and
Ram Gopal Varma. He has worked in 4 movies.
He acted in movies like ‘
Saajan’, and ‘
Love Story 2050’. After that, he started working in TV commercials and modeling. Then, he acted as a male lead in the Hindi TV Serial, “
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai", and his character’s name is Naitik Singhania. He became popular after doing this TV series. Everybody supported him to become an actor, even though he isn’t from a filmy background. He also participated in ‘
Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati’, and ‘
Nach Baliye 5’, which are both dance shows. He got so many awards for different categories, such as hottest Jodi, favorite pati, best actor popular, and favorite yoga Jodi.
He got married on November 24th, 2012, in Noida, to her best friend,
Nisha Rawal. They both took part in Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati as a pair.
All his serial names are: Naitik Raj Shekhar Singhania in ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, ‘Nach Baliye 5’ with Nisha Rawal, and ‘Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati’ (dance show).
Movies he acted in: ‘Saajan’ as Salman’s college mate in 1991, and acted as Karan’s friend in ‘Love Story 2050’, in 2008.
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Karan Mehra or Karan Ajay Mehra, in real life, is a Punjabi model, actor and fashion designer. He was born on September 10, 1982, at Jalandhar, Punjab, India, and was raised up in Delhi. He is the son of Ajay Mehra, who runs a construction business, and his mother is a housewife. The actor studied at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s Acting Institute and took a professional acting course. He was married to Indian model and actress, Nisha Rawal. Karan also took a fashion designing course at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi. Afterwards, he worked as a fashion designer in Noida. Later, he shifted to Mumbai and started working with famous directors like Ram Gopal Varma and Rajkumar Hirani, as an assistant in some of their films. Then, he started his modeling stint and has done lots of television commercials, including his latest VIP ad, along with
Shahid Kapoor. He also did ads for 7UP and Hotspot Mobile Store.
Karan debuted in television through the drama series, ‘
Saath Rahega Always’, which was aired on Sahara One. He played the character of Soham Mehta, one of the male leads, together with
Neha Marda and
Karan Rai. The story is based on their friendship, in spite of having different personalities. He was also seen in 2005’s
Shanno Ki Shaadi, and in Sahara One’s, ‘Sati…Satya Ki Shakti’, in 2006. Later, he acted in the soap, Betiyaan Apni Yaa Paraaya Dhan, on Star One. In 2009, he was seen in the drama series, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, on Star Plus. He bagged the main lead role as Naitik Singhania, opposite to Akshara Singhania (played by
Hina Khan), who had an arranged marriage. The serial is still running. In 2012, he joined the 5th season of the dance reality show, Nach Baliye, on Star Plus, together with Nisha Rawal. The duo was eliminated on March 2013. In 2013, he joined Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati.
Karan gained his fame after performing the gray-shaded character of Yug Mehra in Direktor Kut’s Productions’ ‘
Amrit Manthan’. He played the former best friend and lover of the female lead,
Adaa Khan, who essayed the role of Amrit. The actor also played the character of Bhanu Shergill, the younger brother of Vikram (played by
Jai Kalra), and the love interest of Natasha (played by
Sumona Chakravarti). He also acted as one of the leads in the popular Balaji Telefilms’ ‘
Pavitra Rishta’, on Zee TV. He played the role of Naren Shirish Karmarkar, opposite Archana Deshmukh (played by Ankita Lokhande).
In 2008, the talented actor made an appearance as the friend of
Karan Malhotra (played by
Harman Baweja) in the Bollywood film, Love Story 2050. This year, Karan was seen in the box office Bollywood hit film,
Ragini MMS 2, which was produced by Ekta and
Shobha Kapoor. He bagged the role of a television actor together with Sunny Leone.
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Karan Ajay Mehra is an Indian model, television actor and fashion designer. He was born as Karan Ajay Mehra on September 10, 1982, in Jalandhar, Punjab, in India. Ajay was brought up in Delhi. His father, Ajay Mehra, is running his own construction business. He studied at Apeejay School in Noida in his initial years. Ajay later studied fashion designing at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Delhi, and initially, he worked as a fashion designer in Noida. He also studied acting in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute for four months. He got married to Nisha Rawal, a model and television actress, on November 24, 2012, in a very traditional Punjabi style, in Noida. The couple met on the sets of Nisha’s debut film,
Hastey Hastey, where Ajay was working as a fashion designer.
Subsequently, he moved to Mumbai and worked as an assistant director to renowned filmmakers, Ram Gopal Varma and Rajkumar Hirani. Ajay acted as
Salman Khan’s college mate in the 1991 Hindi film, ‘Saajan’. He also did a small role as a friend of the protagonist in the science-fiction film, Love Story 2050, in 2008. Since then, he started modeling and worked in TV commercials such as the VIP ad with Shahid Kapoor, and for 7UP and Hotspot Mobile Store. He was debuted in television through the drama serial, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, in 2009, as the male lead. He played the role of Naitik Raj Singhania.
He joined the dance reality shows, Nach Baliye 5, in the year 2012, together with his wife, but they got eliminated on March 16, 2013, and in Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati, where couples competed against each other. Ajay has won several awards, including the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor in 2009 for his performance in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Recently, he turned director for his wife in a music video. The video was shot in their farmhouse.
Now Karan is one of the participants of Big Boss Season 4, hosted by Salman Khan.