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Arjun Bijlani
Bijlani in 2021
Born (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 41)
Years active 2004–present
Neha Swami
(m. 2013)
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Arjun Bijlani (born 31 October 1982) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi television and reality shows. He is best known for his roles in Star One's romantic comedy Miley Jab Hum Tum and in first two seasons of Colors TV's supernatural drama series, Naagin. He is also known for his participation in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and for being winner of stunt based reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

Bijlani made his television debut with Ekta Kapoor's show Kartika on Hungama TV. Subsequently, he proved himself as a leading star with his performances in various well-known shows like Left Right Left, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Naagin, Kavach, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, Ishq Mein Marjawan. On the non-fictional front, he participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and Smart Jodi and hosted Dance Deewane. Arjun's first Bollywood film Direct Ishq was released in 2016. In 2020, he debuted into digital world with the web series State Of Siege on ZEE5. In 2021, he participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and emerged as the winner. Later that year, he started shooting for another web series, Roohaniyat, which aired on MX Player in 2022.

Early life

Arjun Bijlani was born on 31 October 1982 in Bombay, Maharashtra, to a Sindhi Father and a Maharashtrian Mother. He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and his college from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He also has a younger brother named Niranjan Bijlani. At the age of nineteen, he lost his father Sudarshan Bijlani.

Personal life

Bijlani married his longtime partner, Neha Swami on 20 May 2013. On 21 January 2015, they became parents to a baby boy whom they named Ayaan Bijlani.


Arjun started his television career in 2004 with Balaji Telefilms' youth-based series Kartika opposite Jennifer Winget. He played the role of Ankush, Kartika's love interest. In 2005, Bijlani appeared in another youth television show Remix, playing the role of Vikram. Bijlani had his first noticeable role in the action-based television drama Left Right Left as Cadet Aalekh Sharma.

In 2008, he played Sanjay, a rich fun-loving guy in Deepti Bhatnagar's period drama Mohe Rang De. The same year, he featured in the romantic youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum alongside Rati Pandey, Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal. He played Mayank Sharma, a nerd who falls for a fun-loving girl. This was his first show as a leading actor which received high TRPs. The show ended on 19 November 2010. His next television venture was NDTV Imagine's Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna alongside Bhavna Khatri. He played the role of Chandrakant Bhosale in the show.

Arjun Bijlani
Bijlani in 2012

In 2012, Arjun hosted UTV Bindass's reality talk show Dell Inspiron Road Diaries. The same year, he also acted in Magic Lantern's telefilm Teri Meri Love Stories on Star Plus opposite Neha Janpandit where he played the role of Raghu, an uncultured guy. Next, he did short films like Full Phukre, I Guess and Caught in the Web. He also appeared as Dev, a police inspector in the television series Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar opposite Aneri Vajani. His next appearance in 2013 was in the series Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman. His final appearance in 2013 was in the comedy-based cookery drama Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar on SAB TV, where he played the role of Aditya Khanna opposite Shweta Gulati. In 2014, he was a player on Box Cricket League.

In 2014, Bijlani featured in an episode of UTV Bindass's Yeh Hai Aashiqui named alongside Perneet Chauhan and Rucha Gujarathi. In March 2015, he entered Balaji Telefilms' romantic television drama series Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi alongside Radhika Madan and Shakti Arora. He played the role of Shikhar Mehra, a casanova lawyer yet a positive guy who falls in love with Ishani (Radhika Madan). He quit the show in August 2015.

In September 2015, he signed another thriller show of Balaji Telefilms, Naagin, opposite Mouni Roy. The show aired on Colors TV. In the show, he portrayed a suave and ambitious business tycoon, Ritik Singh, who believes that love and religion are distractions, as they make you weak, but his beliefs are challenged when he comes face-to-face with Roy's character Shivanya. The show received high TRPs and proved to be a turning point in his career. In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Baba Motion Pictures' Direct Ishq, co-starring Rajneesh Duggal and Nidhi Subbaiah. He played the role of Kabir Bajpai, a good boy from a rich family, but the film failed at the box office. In July 2016, Bijlani participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9, but later got eliminated along with Surveen Chawla.

Arjun Bijlani at the launch of Saumya Shetty's resto bar - Hymus
Arjun Bijlani in 2016

In August 2016, he entered Colors TV's Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se starring Mona Singh and Vivek Dahiya, where he played Arhaan, a genie. He also made a guest appearance in Naagin 2 for a few episodes. In November 2016, he played Raghav Mehra in Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil opposite Drashti Dhami. The show ended on 30 June 2017 due to low TRP's.

In September 2017, Bijlani signed Beyond Dreams Entertainment's Ishq Mein Marjawan which aired on Colors TV, as Deep Raj Singh. The show received good TRPs and ended in June 2019. In 2018, he anchored the dance reality show Dance Deewane. In 2019, Bijlani hosted Colors TV's cooking reality show, Kitchen Champion 5 and made a guest appearance in Naagin 3 for a few episodes.

In 2019, he hosted Dance Deewane 2 on Colors TV. In January 2020, he appeared in a music video named Kehndi Haan Kehndi Naa alongside Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar. In March 2020, he made his digital debut with State of Siege produced by Contiloe Pictures and distributed by Zee5. He played the role of Major Nikhil Manikrishnan, inspired by Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The same year, he appeared in another music video named Ishq Tanha alongside Reem Shaikh.

In 2021, he participated in the stunt-based reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 on Colors TV. The show was hosted by Rohit Shetty and filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Bijlani emerged as the winner of the series, beating Divyanka Tripathi and Vishal Aditya Singh in the finale.

In January 2022, he hosted Sony TV's India's Got Talent. In February 2022, he participated in Star Plus's Smart Jodi along with his wife, Neha Bijlani and emerged as the 2nd runner-up. The same year, he starred in MX Player's popular web series Roohaniyat as Saveer Rathod which was a super hit. In June 2022, he hosted Star Plus's Ravivaar With Star Parivaar alongside singer Amaal Malik. In November 2022, he replaced Rannvijay Singha to Host the fourteenth season of the show MTV Splitsvilla.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Full Phukre Sukkha Short film
2013 I Guess Manav
Caught in the Web Karan
2016 Direct Ishq Kabeer Bajpai
2023 Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Harry Cameo


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2004 Kartika Ankush
2005–2006 Remix Vikram
2006–2008 Left Right Left Cadet Aalekh Sharma
2008–2009 Mohe Rang De Sanjay
2008–2010 Miley Jab Hum Tum Mayank Sharma
2011 Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna Chandrakant Bhosle
2012 Road Diaries Host
Teri Meri Love Stories Raghu
2013 Kaali – Ek Punar Avatar Dev
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Varun
Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar Aditya Khanna
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Shikhar Mehra
2015–2016 Naagin Ritik Singh / Sangram Singh
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant 13th place
Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se Arhaan Raisingh
2016–2017 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Raghav Mehra
2017–2019 Ishq Mein Marjawan Deep Raj Singh
2019 Raj Deep Singh
2018 Dance Deewane Host
2019 Kitchen Champion 5
Dance Deewane 2
2021 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 Contestant Winner
2022 India's Got Talent 9 Host
Smart Jodi Contestant 2nd runner-up
Ravivaar With Star Parivaar Host
2022–2023 MTV Splitsvilla 14
2023–present Pyaar Ka Pehla Adhyaya: Shiv Shakti Shiv Kashyap
2023 India's Got Talent 10 Host

Special appearances

Year Title Role Ref.
2008 Jeevan Saathi Sanjay
Rahe Tera Aashirwaad
2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Mayank Sharma
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
2009 Dill Mill Gayye
2010 Rang Badalti Odhani
Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
2013 Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman Himself
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7
Comedy Nights Bachao
2016; 2017 Naagin 2 Ritik Singh
2016 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Raghav Mehra
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
2017 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Bigg Boss 11 Deep Raj Singh
2017; 2018 Tu Aashiqui
2019 Naagin 3 Ritik Singh
Udaan Sapnon Ki Deep Raj Singh
Rising Star 3 Himself
Khatra Khatra Khatra
Bigg Boss 13
2021 Bigg Boss OTT
Dance Deewane 3
Bigg Boss 15
2022 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12
Saavi Ki Savaari - Ganesh Utsav
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 Host (Week 10)
2023 Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal Tej
Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull Himself

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 State of Siege: 26/11 Major Nikhil Manikrishnan
2022 Roohaniyat Saveer Rathod

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Kehndi Haan Kehndi Naa Sukriti Kakar, Prakriti Kakar
Ishq Tanha Siddharth Bhavsar
2021 Mohabbat Phir Ho Jaayegi Yasser Desai
Tum Bewafa Ho Payal Dev, Stebin Ben
Mithi Jahi Mannat Noor
Saawariya Aastha Gill, Kumar Sanu
2022 Dil Pe Zakhm Jubin Nautiyal
Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Yasser Desai


Year Award Category Show Ref.
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor (Critics) Naagin
2018 Best Actor in a Negative Role Ishq Mein Marjawan
2019 Best Host Dance Deewane and Kitchen Champion
Best Hair (Male) N/A
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Man of Substance N/A
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Entertainer of the Year N/A
2023 Indian Telly Awards Best Anchor Ravivaar With Star Parivaar

See also

  • List of Indian television actors
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