Rithvik Dhanjani is a popular television actor, dancer, and choreographer who became famous for his role as Arjun on Zee TV’s ‘
Pavitra Rishta’. Rithvik was born in Madhya Pradesh on 5 November 1988. He was quite rowdy as a child. He spent many years in Dubai, where he dabbled in theater and assisted in his father’s business.
He had his television debut in STAR One’s ‘
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani’, a supernatural TV soap where he played the antagonist role of Jay Khurana from 2010 to 2011, followed by an appearance in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘
Bandini’ as Parth Shashank Mehta. From 2012 to 2014, he was appreciated by the viewers in Pavitra Rishta. He was also featured in some advertisements like Airtel, Lays, Light, Lipton, Jaguar, and Sprite. He choreographed scenes in the movie ‘
Dabangg’ and also worked for Aftermath Mumbai. He became a familiar name in the industry and started getting lots of offers. Also in the year 2012, he participated in ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’ along with
Ankita Lokhande. Besides acting, Dhanjani is known for his dancing skills. He also joined the dance reality show, ‘
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5’ in 2013 and he was the winner of the 6th Season of
Nach Baliye along with his girlfriend and co-star,
Asha Negi. He is currently seen as Vidhyut in the thriller show,
MTV Fanaah on MTV India. He also joined Life OK’s ‘
Dare 2 Dance’. He is also a popular host having hosted the ‘
Indias Best Dramebaaz Season 1’ show on Zee TV along with
Ragini Khanna. Dhanjani is currently working on a film production.
Dhanjani is not new to acting; in fact, he had always loved acting since his Dubai days when he did theater for two and a half years before moving back to India. He was a trained dancer of Dr. Abhijit Das and graduated from
Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Lab. This helped him compete and audition in the first season of ‘Dance India Dance’. But he could only make it to as far as the top 100 contestants. Quite unfortunately, after his stint of acting, he stopped dancing much.
He loves to shop and travel, watch movies, listen to music and he also plays a variety of instruments. His favorite food is Bhindi, and he can’t do without his daily cold coffee. He hates reading and would prefer a movie over a book any day of the week. His favorite colors are red, white and black.