Arjit Taneja

Indian actor

Arjit Taneja is an Indian television actor and model.[1] He made his television debut with the V The Serial and then appeared in the reality shows MTV Splitsvilla 6 and Box Cricket League 1 and TV fiction dramas Kumkum Bhagya, Kaleerein and Bahu Begum.[2][3] Taneja is frequently cited as one of the most desirable and attractive celebrities in Indian television industry.[4] He is been rumoured to be in relationship with actress Anjum Fakih.

Arjit Taneja
Arjit Taneja at Box Cricket League launch 2014 (cropped).jpg
Arjit in 2014
Born (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 30)[1]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active2012–Present
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)

Life and careerEdit

Early life and career beginnings (1992–2014)Edit

Arjit Taneja belongs to a Punjabi family.[5] He attended modern school, Delhi and was graduated with a BA degree in computer programming at University of Delhi.

In November 2010, he joined the modelling agency Elite Model Management India Pvt. Ltd.[1] 2 years later in mid-2012, Taneja moved from Delhi to Mumbai and began his acting career on television that year as the friend of Karan Kundra's character in Channel V India's V The Serial, produced by Ekta Kapoor.

In 2013 he collaborated with Kapoor on Sony TV's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, where he had a very small role.[2] Also he contested in MTV India's MTV Splitsvilla 6 and later in Sony TV's Box Cricket League 1, the latter of which was his third with Kapoor.[6]

Breakthrough and establishment (2014–present)Edit

 
Arjit Taneja in 2014

Taneja's career finally saw a turning point when he signed the parallel lead role of Purab Khanna in Zee TV's popular daily soap Kumkum Bhagya, created by Kapoor.[6][7] He won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Zee Gold Awards, and exited the show in 2016. In 2017, Arjit then moved to Indonesia for a few months where he was cast as lead in the Indonesian show ' Nadin ' (ANTV) alongside his former co-star from Kumkum Bhagya Mrunal Thakur and Indonesia Actress Dewi Persik.[8]

Simultaneously along with Kumkum Bhagya, he was seen as Bilal Khan in another Kapoor production—Sony TV's Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do in 2015.[9] In 2016, he did Zing's Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and participated in Colors TV's Box Cricket League 2 produced by Kapoor.[10]

In February 2018, Taneja began essaying the main character of Vivaan Kapoor in Zee TV's Kaleerein.[11] It went off air in November 2018.[12] In May 2018, he also appeared as a guest in Zee TV's talk show Juzz Baatt with Sana Saeed, Adnan Khan and Karan Jotwani.

His next TV series was Colors TV's love triangle-themed Bahu Begum which premiered in July 2019.[13] In the show Taneja was cast as Azaan Akhtar Mirza, the Nawab of Bhopal.[4] Due to low viewership, Bahu Begum culminated in January 2020.[14]

In January 2021, he bagged the grey-shade cameo role of Farishta, an angel in the supernatural revenge thriller Naagin 5 and reprised the same role in February 2021 for Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein, both of which were aired on Colors TV and created by Kapoor.[3]

Arjit Taneja is currently seen as 'Shambhu' in his latest show "Nath Zewar Ya Zanjeer" which officially aired on August 23rd, 2021 on Dangal TV.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2012 V The Serial Himself
2013 MTV Splitsvilla 6 Contestant
Bade Acche Lagte Hain Unknown Special appearance
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2014–2016 Kumkum Bhagya Purab Khanna [8]
2015 Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Bilal Khan [9]
Bad Company Himself / Guest
2016 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Himself / Host [10]
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
2018 Kaleerein Vivaan Kapoor [12]
Juzzbaatt – Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak Himself / Guest
Kundali Bhagya Guest (as Vivaan) Dance performance
Zindagi Ki Mehek Special appearance
Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega
2019–2020 Bahu Begum Azaan Akhtar Mirza [14]
2019 Api & Cinta Sunjoy [15]
Bepanah Pyaar Guest (as Azaan)
Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
2020 Choti Sarrdaarni Dance performance in News Years Special
2020-21 Naagin 5 Farishta
Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein Guest special appearance
2021-2022 Nath: Zevar Ya Zanjeer Shambhu

Music VideosEdit

Year Song Singer Company/Label Ref.
2018 Main Jaandiyaan Meet Bros, Neha Bhasin, Piyush Mehroliyaa MB Music [16]
2019 Naseeba Shaan Zee Music Company [17]
Farishta Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Asees Kaur [18]
2020 Ik Dafa To Mil Oye Kunaal Nexus Records [19]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Zee Gold Awards Best Supporting Actor Kumkum Bhagya Won
2018 Most Fit Actor (Male) Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mrunal Thakur has adorable birthday post for 'Kumkum Bhagya' co-star Arjit Taneja". Republic TV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Arjit Taneja reveals why he left TV for a short while | TV – Times of India Videos". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Arjit Taneja worked with Kaleerein team to lock the perfect look for his character". mid-day. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kumkum Bhagya's Arjit Taneja and Samiksha Jaiswal to be seen in Bahu Begum; share pic from the sets – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  5. Divya Kaushik (14 March 2018), "Arjit Taneja: All the fun that people have in college, I had it in school", The Times of India. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sriti Jha and Arjit Taneja get nostalgic as they share a throwback picture from Kumkum Bhagya days – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. "Arjit Taneja bids an emotional goodbye to Kumkum Bhagya – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Arjit Taneja quits 'Kumkum Bhagya' – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  9. 9.0 9.1 India-West, ARIELLE, Special to. "Is Arjit Taneja Blaming the Channel for the End of 'Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do'?". India West. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Arjit Taneja replaced by Aly Goni in 'Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya' – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  11. "Arjit Taneja and Aditi Sharma starrer Kaleerein hits 100 episodes milestone – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Kaleerein actor Aditi Sharma: Arjit Taneja is a sweet co-star, who keeps boosting my confidence on set". The Indian Express. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  13. 10 March, Indo-Asian News Service; March 10, 2018UPDATED; Ist, 2018 11:22. "Kumkum Bhagya's Arjit Taneja spills the beans on his relationship status". India Today. Retrieved 13 August 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Arjit Taneja: Not promoting polygamy through Bahu Begum". The Indian Express. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  15. "Arjit Taneja Bermain di Sinetron Api & Cinta". antvklik (in Indonesian). 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  16. "Neha Bhasin's song, backpacking inspo on this week's Brunch WTF". Hindustan Times. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  17. "Latest Hindi Song Naseeba Sung By Shaan | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  18. "Latest Hindi Song 'Farishta' Sung By Arko and Asees Kaur | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  19. "Anjum Faikh shares about new music video with Arjit Taneja on her Instagram". Republic World. Retrieved 19 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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