Rahul Dev is an Indian model turned film and television actor. He was born as Rahul Dev Samra on September 27, 1968 in New Delhi, India to a Khatri Punjabi household. He studied at St. Columba’s School in Delhi where he used to be a fast bowler. Gursharan Singh, a former cricket player saw him bowling and he got impressed so he asked Rahul to join his academy. However, Rahul is more focused on his studies at that time. His father was once a police commissioner in Delhi and his brother, Mukul Dev is also an actor. In the early 90’s Rahul has donned modeling. He was the first Indian to be featured in GQ Magazine’s London Edition with 6-pages story. He is also a regular face of the popular brand, Hugo Boss.
Rahul Dev was supposedly debuted as an actor through the unfinished Bollywood film, Dus in 1997. But the director, Mukul S. Anand died during the time that the film was still in production. He was then debuted in the 2000 film, Champion which stars Sunny Deol and Manisha Koirala. He played the villainous role of Naseer Ahmed, the threat to the life of Abbas (played by Abhishek Sharma) and his performance gained him nomination for Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare Award, Best Actor in a Negative Role and the Most Promising Newcomer at the Screen Award. Since then, he started to do villain roles in many films including the Punjabi film, Dharti in year 2011.
Rahul has done more than 60 films including Aashiq, Asoka, Takkari Dhonga, 23 March 1931: Shaheed, Parasuram, Supari, Kyon?, 88 Antop Hill, Omkara, Aan: Men At Work, Kyon Ki, Mazhai, Vidyarthi, Fight Club – Members Only, Sarhad Paar, Pournami, Munna, Tulasi, U Me Aur Hum, Premi No. 1, Yodha, Mirza The Untold Story, Naayak, Shadow, Jatt Boys – Putt Jattan De, Yevadu, and a lot more. He was also part of the Oriya-language film, Mahanayak in 2007. Rahul also donned the Malayalam film, RajadhiRaja which stars Mammootty and the Punjabi film, Hikk Naal in 2014. Also, in year 2003. His performance as Shekhar Srivastav in the Hindi crime thriller film, Footpath won the Best Villain Award at the Zee Cine Award in 2004.
In 2013, Rahul made his debut in television. He bagged the role of Demon Arunasur who will fight against Lord Shiva (played by Mohit Raina) in the drama series, Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev on Life OK.
Rahul got married to Rina Dev in year 1998 but she dies on May 16, 2009 due to cancer. Their son, Siddharth was only eleven years old when his mother died

Raj Premi

Raj Premi is a well-known Indian actor, who does negative roles in most of his shows. He was first seen on DD Metro’s Shri Krishna in 1993, where he essayed the role of Shishupal. In 1997, he was starred on Sanjay Khan’s television series, Jai Hanuman; a story that portrays the life of the Hindu God, Hanuman. Raj played the role of Hanuman along with Irrfan Khan and Siraj Mustafa Khan. He also acted as Kans/Kongsho on Sagar Pictures’ Jai Shri Krishna on Colors. In 2010, the actor played the main negative lead as Surya Narayan Singh in the drama serial, Matti Ki Banno on Colors. In 2011, he played as Ahirya on Sagar Arts’ historical drama, Chandragupta Maurya on Imagine TV. It was later re-aired on Dangal TV after it was shut down by Imagine TV due to unknown reason. Raj was also cast in the drama soap, Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya on STAR Plus. He played the role of Makhnu Singh who demands an Rs 5 Crore ransom for abducting Sajjan Singh (played by Anupam Shyam) in 2011. He also appeared in the courtroom drama series, Adaalat on Sony TV in 2012. Raj played as the Demon Tarakasur in the mythological drama series, Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev on Life OK. He was also seen as Ravana on DD National’s Sankatmochan Jai Hanuman and in 2013, he appeared as Sangram Singh Rathore in the comedy sitcom, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV. He also plays as Kalyavan in another mythological drama series, Mahabharat which was aired on STAR Plus in 2013. He joins the casts of the fantasy series, The Adventures of Hatim on Life OK in 2014. Raj made a cameo appearance as Kirtaaf who abducted Perizaad (played by Pooja Banerjee) and Kasim (played by Rajbeer Singh) to make Zargam (played by Chandan Anand) happy.Raj was cast as RK in the bilingual crime film, Satya 2 under the direction of Ram Gopal Varma in 2013. In the same year, he appeared as Angar Singh in  the partly animated film, Main Krishna Hoon. He was also known for acting on Bhojpuri films including Dulhe Raja by Dinesh Lal Yadav and Rani Banal Jwala. Raj also donned the upcoming neo-noir drama film, Bombay Velvet by Anurag Kashyap. He played as an ex-army who owns a boxing ring where the main lead, Ranbir Kapoor is working as a boxer.Raj is also a producer of Bhojpuri and Hindi films. He is planning to start a new film but he is reluctant to talk about it right now.

Raj Premi Hindi Actor