Born and raised in New Delhi, Shaleen Malhotra
was first seen as one of the participants in MTV Roadies season 4. He was also a Video Jockey on MTV for four years before his stint with acting. In his initial days, he played the role of Jawal Ahmed in the SONY drama Adaalat, but later became prominent in the TV series '
' on Star Plus. He plays the protagonist Arjun Suryakant Rawte, ACP and in charge of an Emergency Task Force that involves detective and forensic cases, murder mysteries, human trafficking, and several others. For his part of Arjun, Shaleen attended a lot of special workshops, trained in martial arts and had to opt for a more intensive fitness routine.
His most recent feature in the media was on his engagement to Diksha Rampal on 2nd June, 2014 in a traditional Punjabi wedding. The two married a few days later in a private ceremony, attended by very close friends and family. His wife Diksha is a jewellery designer by profession. They met during their school days through a common friend, but later their friendship evolved into true love. The wedding attracted many famous guests, including Udit Singh, Rannvijay Singh Singha,
, Kishwer Merchantt and Suyyash Raj.
on Arjun is also loved a lot by the audience, and their onscreen chemistry is appreciated by all. Arjun being very serious and sincere to his work is often attracted by Sana Khans mischief and playfulness. In real life Shaleen is very committed to his work, respects all his promises and always sticks to his word. He was offered a role in
, but declined it to ensure that he doesn’t disrespect a previous commitment. Speculations have also been made that Shaleen Malhotra did a mock shoot for the series Madhubala starring
. However this has not yet been confirmed.