Birthday: 28-03-1983
Age: 36
Star sign: Aries
Piyush Ranade is a renowned Marathi film and television actor. He was born on March 28, 1983 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. His parents, Vibhas and Vidula Ranade later moved to Baroda from where he also studied and graduated. Piyush started acting during the early stage of his education. He studied at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and got a degree in Theatre Arts from the Performing Arts Department. He has done his first Hindi play entitled, Mahanirvan while he was still studying in college. Later on, he acted in ‘Oye Band Baj Gaya!’ and also in Sakna Re To Sasu Nahi from India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. He also donned the play, Rishto Ka Live Telecast under the production of Sachin Parikh.

Piyush started her television career through the show, Kata Rute Kunala. His first major appearance was from the comedy drama series, Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum on STAR plus, where he appeared as Kaivalya, the eldest son of Mansukh (played by Ashiesh Roy) in 2009. He was later starred in the television show, Lajja on Zee Marathi together with Girija Oak. His performance as CID Inspector Aakash Ketka was well praised and the show was a big hit. Piyush second Marathi television show was Ekach Hya Janmi Janu, from where he bagged the role of Shrikant opposite Anjali (played by Tejaswini Pandit). Then, he started to appear in many Hindi, Marathi and Gujarat television shows.

Piyush acted as Pawan on ETV Marathi’s Gunda Purush Dev. He also donned the Marathis shows, Madhu Ithe Ani Chandra Tithe and Man Udhan Varyache on Star Pravah. He has done the Hindi serials, Papad Pol, Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family on NDTV Imagine and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi on Zee TV. Some of her Gujarati shows includes Ek Phool Khile Che Aag Ma and Chhuta Chheda on ETV Gujarati channel.

Piyush also acted as Vijay in Kedar Shinde’s film, Shrimant Damodar Pant in 2013. He made a guest appearance in the Marathi film, Chuk Bhul Dyavi Ghyavi in 2014. In the same year, the actor bagged a negative role in the film, Shivya. His first lead role opposite Tejaswini Pandit in the Marathi film industry was yet to release and it is still untitled. But the film was said to be under the direction of Mangesh Kanthale.

Piyush got married to Shalmalee Tolye, who is also an actress in year 2010.

Pradeep Kharab

Good looking, light-eyed Pradeep Kharab, was born in Rohtak, Haryana and grew up in Delhi. His first profession was that of a web designer based at Kanpur. After this stint, about a decade ago, Pradeep ventured into the world of modeling. His first break in modeling was at the Lakme India Fashion Week 2002, where he walked the ramp for Shantanu and Nikhil. It was then that he was offered ad campaigns for Lakme, Titan Watches and the like. During this phase he got the opportunity of working with Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in different ads.From modeling, Pradeep moved to TV serials. He started his TV career with Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi where he played the role of Tushar. Thereafter, he bagged the role of Shlok in Kkavyanjali and Shravan in Kasauti Zindagi Kay. On the sets of Kkavyanjali, Pradeep was rumoured to be having an affair with Amrita Singh and later with Cezzane Khan. He very outrightly rubbishes such news.From television, Pradeep Kharab moved on to movies. He did cameos in Fashion and Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. His role in Khoya Khoya Chand was highly satisfying and also acclaimed. He starred in Ek-The Power Of One. His new release, Jodi Breakers, where he plays the role of a boxer, saw him sharing screen space with Madhavan and Bipasha Basu. Pradeep is now looking forward to Ghayal Returns, a sequel to Sunny Deol’s Ghayal, in which he is playing a negative role.Kharab’s philosophy in life is that “The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know”. He considers talent to be more important than good looks and it is talent that makes one go a long way. With such vision, Pradeep has started his own acting school in Delhi for young aspirants. The Indian Academy of Dramatic Arts (IADA) caters to the entire Delhi and NCR region. It offers a complete range of acting courses to cater to the varied requirements of the Indian film and television industry. With these views, Pradeep Kharab is looking forward to a fruitful stint in Bollywood.

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