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Unique Names Of Indian Television Star Kids.

The life of our favorite Television stars has certainly kept us on our toes. While we love to be updated about these stars not only in reel life through their episodes but also in their real lives. Though numerous shows have kept us engaged throughout the years, there are various details about the lives of these stars that remain a mystery to all of us.

But today, with this post, we are going to introduce the lovely children of some of our favorite TV stars and their unique yet quirky names.

Let’s have a look:

Deepika Singh and Rohit Raj Goyal

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The actress Deepika Singh remains one of the most inspiring characters from the serial Diya Aur Baati Hum. She became one of the most loved ‘bahus’ of the television industry after her portrayal of Sandhya.

The actress is a mother to a son named Soham which means, “Lord Brahma; The Presence of Divinity of Each Soul; Breath”

Amit Tandon and Dr. Ruby

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The television actor Amit Tandon shot to fame after his portrayal of the character of Dr. Abhimanyu Modi in the popular sitcom, Dill Mill Gayye. This Indian Idol 1 contestant started his television journey with this show and has never looked back since.

Post this, he bagged roles in some of the most popular Indian sitcoms like we mentioned earlier, Dill Mill Gayye, Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, etc. He got married to Dr. Ruby Tandon back in 2007 and is blessed with an adorable daughter named Jiyana which means “God is gracious Strength”.

Shabir Ahluwalia and Kanchi Kaul

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This popular duo stands out to be the prominent faces of the Television industry. While they look extremely cute and adorable together, wait until you see their children! The duo is blessed with two cute sons named Azai and Ivarr.

While the name Azai means “Strength” the name Ivarr means “yew or bow army”. Yes, though the name Ivarr sounds a bit quirky this has certainly been one of the most astounding ones from the list.

Roshni Chopra and Siddharth Anand Kumar

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This Kasamh Se famed actress, Roshini Chopra got married to the popular and brilliant filmmaker, Siddharth Anand Kumar. This classic Jodi got blessed with two sons named Jaiveer and Reyaan where the name Jaiveer meant “Victorious” and Reyaan meant “Fame”. Quite interesting, Right!?

Arjun Bijlani and Neha Swami

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Arjun certainly became a national crush after his appearance as a lead in the popular sitcom Naagin. The actor got married to Neha and is a father to a son named Ayaan which means “God’s gift”.

Iqbal Khan and Sneha Chhabra

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The actor Iqbal Khan became one of the most lovable characters after his significant contribution to the Bollywood film, Fun2shh. While this actor has also been a part of some of the most iconic TV shows such as Dil Se Dil Tak, Kahiin To Hoga, Kavyanjali, etc.

He also has ventured into various Bollywood movies. Sneha and Iqbal are blessed with a girl named Ammara which means – ‘Eternal’.

Sharad Kelkar and Keerti Gaekwad

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Though this actor has been there in the television industry for quite a lot of time, this actor got immense recognition from his transgender role in the Bollywood film, Laxmi.

While his performance lured the audiences and became a hot topic at the time, he has been married to another popular face of Indian television, that is, actress Keerti Gaekwad. In 2005, the couple became parents to a cute little girl named Kesha which means “Innocent”.

Manav Gohil and Shweta Kawatra

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Certainly, if “Nandani” has been mentioned in the list, then why not its superstar “KT”!? Well, yes, we are referring to none other than the actor Manav Gohil. Manav has successfully managed to lure the audiences with his classic performance in the serial Shaadi Mubarak and we are still eagerly waiting for the show to resume just to be able to see his smile.

The actor got married to Shweta Kawatra, a television actress, and named their son Jaydon which means “thankful or God will judge”.

Gurdeep Kohli and Arjun Punj

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This classic duo has been together since the time of their serial, Sanjeevani. The serial not only made these actors popular but was also responsible for their togetherness. The duo is the parents of two children named Mahir and Meher. Where the name Mahir stands for “Skillful”, Meher stands for “Grace and benevolence”.

Bakhtiyaar Irani and Tannaz Irani

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Bakhtiyar and Tannaz are one of those popular Television personalities who are not confined for an introduction. The duo are parents to a son and a daughter. While they named their son, Zeus which means “ sky and thunder god”.

On the other hand, they again went on to choose a different name for their daughter that is, Zara which means, “blossoming flower or princess”.

Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff

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In the classic Indian sitcom, Kumkum famed actress Juhi Parmar has been quite active with her children on social media. While she has been divorced from Sachin back in 2018, the duo is parents to a gorgeous daughter named Samaira which means “Goddess of Beauty or Enchanting”.

Indraneil Sengupta and Barkha Bisht

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Both this duo has been a part of the television industry for ages. While Indraneil has performed several negative roles on screen, his spouse, actress Barkha has also played a variety of roles on Indian television.

Right from her appearance in the serial Naamkaran to her recent work in Shaadi Mubarak, the actress has possibly made us all feel weak in the knees. This duo is parents to a daughter named Meira which means, “light”.

Romit Raj and Tina Kakkar

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This popular television actor is one of those actors who was responsible for making our childhood awesome! Yes, the actor started his career with the popular sitcom, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and has never looked back since. He got married to Tina Kakkar and is a father to a baby girl named Reha which means, “destroyer of enemies, Star”.

Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan

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The other popular Jodi of the Indian television, Hiten and Gauri are parents to twins named Nevaan and Katya which are synonym words with meaning, ”sacred or pure”.

Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu

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The serial Sharat famed actor, Karanvir Bohra was truly the one who lured the girls back in the 90s. Not only “Jiya” but rather every other girl was after “Dhruv”. Right!? Well, the actor broke the hearts of millions and got married to Teejay Sidhu.

He is also a father to twin girls named Bella which means “beautiful” and Vienna which means “forest stream”.

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TV Stars Who Modified Name For Numerology.

Numerology and astrology have certainly been some of those things that have been followed by people for ages. Right from deciding the interior of the house to the number plate of the car, we always tend to link numerology.

The rightness and correctness of this can certainly not be assured but it still plays a significant role in each of the matters. While we as commoners are amongst those who have always considered these things, it is quite surprising to know that the Bollywood and Television industries are also amongst those who strongly follow and believe in the same.

So, today with this post, we have penned a list of some popular actors and actresses who changed their name or rather added some additional letters to their name for the sake of numerology. Let’s have a look:

Ridheema Tiwari from Ridhima Tiwari

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This popular television actress gained popularity after her prominent role in the Hindi daily soap opera, Sasural Genda Phool. While the pronunciation of her name remains the same, the actress made amendments in her name by replacing I with ee.

The actress was said to do so for the sake of her drowning career. This actress also ventured into the Bollywood industry with her debut in 2017 with the film Begum Jaan alongside one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood, Vidya Balan.

Nia Sharma from Neha Sharma

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Asia’s sexiest woman is also amongst those who fell into numerology and changed her name from Neha to nia.

This television actress was loved for her performance in the popular daily sitcom Ek hazaaron mein meri behna hai and was later seen in the reality show khatron Ke Khiladi along with the daily soap, jamai raja.

The actress wanted herself to stand out from the usual and felt her name was a bit too common. So she went on to change her name to nia. This stunning actress left us all even more shocked with her prominent performance in the serial, Naagin.

Rohitashv Gaud from Rohitash Gaud

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Now we truly have no idea how to pronounce this actor’s name with a v in the end, our very own Tiwari Ji from the popular comical sitcom, Bhabhi Ji Ghar par hain is indeed one of the favorite characters from the show.

The actor even had a brief stint in the Bollywood industry and has played a supporting role in various blockbuster films like Kya Kehna, Munnabhai M.B.B.S., A Wednesday, PK, etc.

Anita Hassanandani from Natasha Hassanandani

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One of the most popular and loving actresses on Indian television. Right!? The actress Anita Hassanandani was formerly known as Natasha. While her initial name Natasha had also suited the actress well, she went on to change her name much before she entered the glam industry.

The actress reportedly did so after being told that she could gain more business from her changed name rather than the previous one. This actress has a long list of appearances in both films and daily soap operas.

She has even ventured into Bollywood as a lead in the film, Krishna Cottage and has been a part of various other regional movies.

Vahbiz Dorabjee from Vahbbiz Dorabjee

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Looks like many actors and actresses just went on to add additional letters in the name. This is possibly one of the best methods to keep both their names and numerology intact.

The popular Indian version of the twilight shows Pyaar ki yeh Ek Kahani famed actress Vahbiz Dorabjee wasn’t amongst the ones to add a letter to her name rather she dropped an extra one. While the reason behind the same is not known, it is estimated to have been done for numerology.

However, looks like a change in her name also couldn’t help the sinking career of the actress and she has only been a part of as many as four daily soap operas to date with the sitcom, Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant being the most recent one.

Rashami Desai from Divya Desai

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Do you know that the bigg boss and uttran famed actress Rashmi Desai was initially known as Divya Desai? Well yes, this actress gained tremendous popularity after she participated in the reality show, Bigg Boss.

The third runner-up of the show made changes in her name after her mother consulted a numerologist. Her numerologist suggested doing so to bag more fame and fortune to the actress in the glam industry. Rashami is not only a well-known actress but also holds the talent of being a good dancer as well.

Veebha Anand from Vibha Anand

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While this did not make any significant transformation in the pronunciation of her name, the Balika vadhu famed actress Veebha Anand replaced i with ee.

While this must have been done to gain more popularity and fame, it looks like this was not destined and could not help in the sinking career of the actress. Though we loved our “Sugana” very much, her innocence and popular character could not help her with gaining much more success in the industry.

Gauahar Khan from Gauhar Khan

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You must have gone through the paparazzi, Gauhar khan. Right!? Right from getting fame with the film ishaqzaade to her performance as a winner in the reality show, Bigg boss, she became an all-time favorite and a household name to the audiences.

The actress added a to her name though it still gets pronounced the same. The actress also gained popularity recently for her marriage with Zaid Darbar.

Raqesh Bapat from Raqesh Vashisth

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This serial saat phere lovely was one loved actor for his cute appearance. The actor made changes in his last name and went from Vashisth to Bapat.

Swwapnil Joshi from Swapnil Joshi

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Now we completely can’t get up on the logic of just adding weight to the name with an additional yet unnecessary letter. This Shri Krishna famed actor has certainly become our imagination for the real Krishna.

The actor transformed his name by adding the letter w to his name without making changes in its pronunciation.

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TV Pairs Who Are Friends In Reel Life But Not In Real Life.

Television has been one of the most popular yet brilliant sources of entertainment for audiences for ages. While there have been various popular jodis that are close to our hearts from the Indian television, there have been times when these popular jodis ended up falling for one another in real life too.

However, the opposite has also happened. Yes, while some fell in love, there have been others who only shared good terms on the reel but not in reality.

So, today with this post, we have collected some of such popular jodis of the television industry who certainly give major couple goals in reel life but are enemies in real life.

Let’s have a look:

Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel

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The popular sitcom Yeh hai mohabbatein famed couple of Divyanka and Karan was truly a perfect example of soulmates. The various hardships and challenges faced by the couple throughout the show gave us strength and conveyed the message of the importance of having a good life partner.

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While we all fell in love with this classic duo, it’s quite surprising to know that this duo is not on good terms in real life. They even avoided talking to each other post the shooting of the show and were only up together for their part in the serial.

After being asked about the same, Divyanka made a shocking revelation about the rude behavior of her co-star and even complained of him being late on the sets.

Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid

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The popular Diya and baati whose immense support towards each other as wife and husband in the serial truly made us all wonder if such couples exist in real life. This perfect yet inspiring Jodi was truly one of a kind and deep down in hearts was a wish for every other teenager.

While we couldn’t stop ourselves from praising this on-screen Jodi, it’s quite surprising to know about their behavior in real life.

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While the duo shared a good bond towards the beginning then things went sour while shooting for one of its intimate sequences where Anas was said to touch the actress a bit inappropriately to which she reacted by slapping the actor on the sets. Post this incident, the duo stopped talking to each other.

Hina Khan and Karan Mehra

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The ideal couple that has ever existed on Indian Television. Right!? The classic duo of Akshara and Naitik in the second longest-running Indian sitcoms, yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai was probably the major reason for the popularity of this show.

While we all miss this duo and still have a wish of seeing Akshara back somehow deep down in our hearts, this Jodi can never be forgotten. The amazing chemistry and cuteness of this Jodi swept the hearts of audiences.

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While we can’t just stop ourselves from blabbering about the qualities possessed by this reel Jodi, it’s a shocker for all of us to know that this duo does not stand out on good terms in real life. On being asked about the same, the duo expressed their shyness on talking to each other offsets that are, after their portrayal of an ideal couple.

Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma

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The popular Jodha Akbar Jodi from the Zee Tv serial of the same name, became a quite popular one on screen. Their amazing chemistry and characters in the serial made this show one of the most popular ones. However, the lead pair of Jodha and Akbar in the sitcom was not the same in real life.

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The behavior of Rajat aka Akbar of being a superior or a senior actor created problems for the duo on the set. Despite being together on the show for almost 2 years, Rajat used to ignore Paridhi while they were not rolling. This behavior of Rajat enraged the actress due to which they were not on talking terms.

Toral Rasputra and Siddharth Shukla

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Balika Vadhu has certainly been one of those popular daily soap operas that can never be forgotten. The classic story and the cast have made a special place in the hearts of people and its actors will simply remain Anandi and Jagdish to us.

Though we were completely disheartened by the death of our first Anandi, that is, Pratyusha Banerjee, the actress Toral Rashputra was completely able to replace the actress as Anandi. Admit or not, The classic pairing of Siddharth and Toral in the serial gave the audiences major couple goals.

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However, if we talk about real life, the duo was on good terms initially, but things went sour between the duo while they were in Kashmir for their shooting of the Honeymoon sequence. This news gained the attention of the media and became a hot topic at the time.

But, the actual reason for this bitterness between the duo was never revealed. Post this, they stopped talking to each other and just kept playing their parts on screen.

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7 TV Actors Who Had A Short Career.

Making a brief career in the glam industry is certainly not easy and cannot be achieved by everyone. While there have been innumerable stars in the industry who were able to make it big, various others failed in doing so!

Whether it was because of their bad luck or their bad acting, or rather their death, these actors were not able to establish their careers in the television industry. The death of some of these stars shook the audiences and is still mourned by the fans.

Let’s have a look:

Nafisa Joseph

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The Femina Miss India Universe 1997, Nafisa Joseph was one of the stunning actresses of all time. The actress started her career at the tender age of 12 years with modeling. She became a judge to the popular MTV India VJ Hunt and was even seen in the show, C.A.T.S.

While this VJ could have earned more name and fame in the industry, she ended up losing hopes in life and hanged herself. Nafisa was even signed for a lead role in the popular sitcom Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin as Mallika Seth. However, after shooting its pilot episode, the actress was later replaced by the makers.

Pratyusha Banerjee

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One of the most disheartening was the news of the sudden death of this popular Television actress. While she became one of the most loved Television personalities after her lead in a popular sitcom, she truly left the world at a young age. Pratuyusha played the character of Anandi in the most loved sitcom, Balika Vadhu.

While the actress was at the peak of her career and made an appearance on other shows like Bigg Boss and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, the shocking news of her sudden demise at the tender age of 24 years left us all in deep grief and sorrow. While she could certainly have reached the heights in the industry, she wasn’t able to do so.

Kuljeet Randhawa

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The beautiful actress and model Kuljeet Randhawa started her career by being a model for Gladrags, a popular Indian magazine published biweekly featuring modeling and related events. Her bold and strong women-centric character portrayals were something that made her different from others at the time.

She stepped into the television world with the serial Hip Hip Hurray replacing Shweta Salve as ‘Prishita’. While her performance was much appreciated in this serial itself, she gained the limelight after her prominent role in the UTV show C.A.T.S.

The actress had a different approach for what was showcased in a typical serial and was highly determined to bring a revolution in the taboos that exist in our society and serials. So, when it came to choosing a role, the actress was highly selective about the roles she played since she didn’t like the portrayal of a character who weeps continuously.

Despite being a strong and competitive woman, Kuljeet hanged herself in her apartment in Juhu, on 8 February 2006. Randhawa even left a note behind saying that she doesn’t wish to live anymore as she was unable to cope with life’s pressures. She died at the age of 30.

Abir Goswami

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The television actor Abir Goswami has been one of the most prominent actors on Indian television. He has been a part of numerous Tv shows including some of the popular daily soaps like Kkusum, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Kkavyanjali, etc.

The actor even had a brief stint in the Bollywood industry and has been seen in a supporting role in various films like Lakshya, Ugly, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, etc. While the actor could certainly have bagged years and more fame, looks like destiny had some other plans. The actor left the world at the age of 38 years after having a cardiac arrest.

Rubina Shergill

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This actress got famous after her significant role in the Zee Tv daily soap drama, Mrs. Kaushik Ki paanch Bahuein. This show ideally proved out to be her first and the last as a lead.

This actress was first seen playing a supporting role in the serial, Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein in 2009 post which she bagged a lead role in 2011 with Mrs. Kaushik Ki paanch Bahuein.

While she could have gone on to star in various other television serials, the actress did not get a chance to do so! In 2011, during the party with the serial cast, the actress suffered an asthma attack and eventually died after days.

Kushal Punjabi

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The reality game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout winner Kushal Punjabi was one of the handsome hunks of the Indian television world.

Apart from starring in various Hindi daily soaps and reality shows, the actor has starred in various Bollywood movies as well such as, Lakshya, Salaam-e-Ishq, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. While the actor could have bagged more fame and popularity, his career marked a stop since he left the world at the age of 42 in 2019.

Jatin Kanakia

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Now, this actor is certainly one of the dearest ones! Right!? Popularly addressed as the Prince of Comedy, this Television actor has been seen in various Bollywood movies and serials. Starting his career with the famous sitcom, Shrimaan Shrimati, this actor played a lead in the same.

Post this, the actor got a chance to work in numerous other Tv shows like Chashme Baddoor, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh, All The Best, etc. He even played a noticeable part in the classic blockbuster film, Hum Saath Saath Hain as a doctor. The actor suffered pancreatic cancer at the age of 46 and left the world.

Sanjeet Bedi

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Our very own Dr. Omi Joshi has also grabbed a position on this list! The Television actor Sanjeet Bedi became a significant part of the popular sitcom Sanjeevani back in 2002. Not only this, he went on to star in various other popular sitcoms like Kasautii Zindagi kay, Jaane Kya Baat Hui Aahat, Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa, etc.

While this actor was on the verge of reaching success, he left us all in a shock with his demise. The actor left the world in 2015 after failing to emerge from a coma, induced by a brain ailment.

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Meet The Beautiful Wives Of Popular South Indian Actors

The South film industry has been one of the popular yet entertaining ones for all of us after the Bollywood industry.

Though we already know about the talents of the various writers and actors of this industry, they have certainly been one of the most amazing ones. With bringing in the new content and acting as a classic inspiration to various Bollywood movies, this industry has certainly aced its game.

There have been innumerable remakes of the South film in Bollywood some of which include blockbusters like, Rowdy Rathore, Kabir Singh, Singham, etc. Though we are truly in love with the classic South Indian movies, we have today recollected upon some of the most famous stars of this industry and their gorgeous spouses. Let’s have a look:

Mahesh Babu And Namrata Shirodkar

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Starting off the list with one of the most loved yet beautiful couples of the industry, Mahesh babu and Namrata Shirodkar. While Mahesh has been amongst one of the top-notch actors of the South Industry, Namrata on the other hand had a brief career in the Bollywood industry.

The duo met back in 2000 during the shoot of Vamsi and immediately fell for each other. After being together for 5 long years, the duo finally got married in 2005.

Ravi Teja And Kalyani Teja

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Popularly addressed as a lion in the South industry, this actor has given a great contribution to the Tamil film industry. Back in 2002, the actor got married to the beauty Kalyani Teja.

The duo looks extremely good together and are proud parents to a boy named Mahadhan Bupatiraju and a girl named Mokshada Bupatiraju.

Ramcharan And Upasana Kamineni

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One of the dashing personalities of the South industry, the actor Ramcharan bagged immense fame and popularity after his appearance in the film, Magadheera. In 2012, the actor got married to the beautiful Upasana Kamineni.

Arya And Sayyesha Saigal

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Sayyeshaa Saigal, the granddaughter of veteran legendary actors of Bollywood, Saira Banu, and Dilip Kumar, had a brief stint as an actress in various industries.

Though she could not manage to get a firm career in the industry, her performance in Ajay Devgn’s movie Shivaay was well appreciated by the audiences. She got married to the South actor, Arya who happens to be 17 years older than the actress.

Sudeep And Priya Radhakrishnan

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After dating each other briefly for about a year, the duo Sudeep and Priya finally tied the knot back in 2001. Like every other marriage, the duo faced a bad phase in their relationship, and in 2016 filed for a divorce.

However, soon the duo realized their love for each other and withdrew the petition just to get back to living a happy life together.

Vijay And Sangeeta Sornalingam

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Now this duo has a lovely love story! Yes, before being the better half of Vijay, Sangeeta used to be a die-hard fan of the actor. Who would have ever imagined that a great superstar like Vijay would end up marrying his fan!? Well, the duo certainly looks good and happy together.

Akkineni Nagarjuna And Amala Akkineni

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Do you know that this popular South actor has been married twice? Well, yes, the actor Akkineni Nagarjuna firstly got married back in 1984 to Lakshmi and got divorced in 1990.

However, the actor still had some hopes in marriage and fell for the actress Amala Akkineni to whom he got married in 1992.

Nani And Anjana Yelavarthy

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This duo had a classic love story like any other school lovelies. They met each other with the help of a common friend and became good friends to each other. Following this, they eventually fell in love and 2012 got married to each other. The duo is the proud parents of a son named Arjun.

Dhanush And Aishwarya R.

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Now, this is probably one of the most hyped couples in the industry. Back in 2004 when the actor got married to the eldest daughter of Rajnikanth, the various pictures of the duo started surfacing the internet. The son-in-law to Rajini, the actor got famous for his classic voice in the popular song Kolaveri Di.

Rana Daggubati And Miheeka Bajaj

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This couple took the internet by storm last year when various pictures from the wedding ceremonies of the duo started floating on the internet. The handsome hunk and our very own Bhallal Deva from the movie, Baahubali got married to Miheeka Bajaj on August 8, 2020.

Allu Arjun And Sneha Reddy

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Let us take you back in time when Allu Arjun fell for Sneha Reddy. Another recognized and famous actor and brilliant dancer of the South industry, Allu Arjun fell in love with Sneha during his friend’s wedding that took place in the US.

The actor fell in love at first sight with Sneha and this is how the love started brewing between the two. After talking to each other and dating for several years, the duo finally decided upon tying the knot in 201. Sneha happens to be the daughter of the businessman KC Shekhar Reddy and Kavita Reddy.

Yash And Radhika

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The love story of this duo started back in 2006 when they first met at the set of Television series, Nandagokula. While there were no shreds of evidence of the duo dating at that time, after getting together again for a film Mr & Mrs. Ramchari, the duo started dating each other and got married in 2016.

NTR Ramarao JR. And Lakshmi Pranathi

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NTR stands out as one of the multi-talented actors of the South industry who is not only a great actor but also a great dancer, singer, and TV star. The son of the former chief minister and the veteran actor, N. T. Rao Rama, this actor has truly made it big in the industry.

The actor tied knots with the daughter of a business tycoon Narne Srinivas and the couple is also blessed with two children.

Naga Chaitanya And Samantha Ruth Prabhu

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Considered as one of the most beautiful couples in the Industry, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu got married on 7th October 2017. They both happen to be one of the greatest actors of the industry and look insanely good together.

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These Actresses Were the First Choice For Popular TV Shows.

Choosing the right cast is certainly one of the most important things that require extreme focus. To look upon a star who can perfectly fit in the shoes of the desired character is extremely important for the success of any movie or series. Have you ever wondered about seeing any other actor or actress performing a classic role from our Bollywood favorites!

What if the role of Shahrukh Khan in the iconic Bollywood movie, DDLJ was offered to someone else? Or what if the role of Kajol in this film was performed by any other actress like Sushmita Sen? Well, while we can’t imagine any other actress or actor in the boots of Kajol and SRK in DDLJ, there have been times when these actors were not the first choice for these roles.

And this is not only prevalent in the Bollywood industry but also in the television world. Do you know that your favorite daily soap actors and actresses were ideally not the first choice for this role? Well, to your utter surprise, today in this article we have recollected upon some of the iconic TV stars that were not the first choice as led by the makers.

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Shraddha Arya in Kundali Bhagya

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After the immense success of the serial Kumkum Bhagya, the makers introduced another serial named Kundali Bhagya. The serial Kundali Bhagya gained a huge amount of TRP solely because of the hard work of the actress Shraddha Arya in the serial.

However, this role was previously offered to television actresses like Ankita Lokhande, Tina Dutta, and Sara Khan.


Rupali Ganguly in Anupama

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While we always remember this actress for her iconic yet comical performance in one of the most popular comedy series Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, this actress returned to the screen after years and shook us all with her opposite avatar in this serial. Anupama was recently amongst one of the top serials of all time and its high voltage drama was being liked by everyone.

Do you know that for this role the actress is earning a whopping amount of rupees 60000 per episode! While we truly love this actress in the role of “Anupama” it is quite surprising to know that she was not the first choice as a lead by the makers. Four contenders were approached for this role.

The Other TV actresses like Shweta Tiwari, Mona Singh, Juhi Parmar, and Sakshi Tanwar were amongst those actresses who were approached for this role before Rupali Ganguly was finally chosen.


Ayesha Singh in Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein

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The cute actress from Star Plus serial Ghum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein got immense fame and popularity after her portrayal of the character Sai Joshi. The brilliant performance and mesmerizing looks of this actress were immensely loved by the audiences. However, she was not among the first who was approached for this role.

Like Anupama, for the role of Sai Joshi in this sitcom, there were four contenders for the same. Yes, before Ayesha the popular TV actresses like Jennifer Winget, Saina Irani, Nia Sharma, and Tejaswi Prakash were offered to play a significant role as a lead in this serial. However, when these actresses turned down how to play the same role finally went to Ayesha Singh.


Surbhi Chandna in Naagin 5

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We still remember the classic style of the actress saying two rupees to people in the popular sitcom Ishqbaaz. Right!? Well, while we already were in love with the performance of this actress in Ishqbaaz, the makers made a delightful experience for the audiences by casting her as a lead in Naagin 5.

However, the role of Bani Sharma in this serial was first offered to actresses Alisha Panwar and Hina Khan.


Rubina dilaik in Shakti Astitva ke Ehsaas ki

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The popular Hindi sitcom Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas ki was amongst one of the “Taboo Breakers” of the society. Right from having a brilliant plot to cast this serial was able to attract audiences right after the release of the serial. In this, the brilliant performance of Rubina Dilaik as Saumya Singh alongside the actor Vivian Dsena was loved by the audiences.

The Classic pairing of this duo was considered among one of the best stories of the television industry. But did you know that before Rubina was finalized for this role, this Big Boss Fame actress was only able to grab the role after popular actresses like Jennifer Winget, Mahi Vij, and Ragini Khanna said no to the role?


Sumbul Touqeer Khan in Imlie

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Are you also among the ones who have fallen in love with this actress? The performance of Sumbur in the popular sitcom Imlie has been truly amazing. Her portrayal as a 19-year-old enthusiastic and strong girl has given inspiration to many.

While she stands out as one of the most loved characters from the serial, it’s quite surprising to know that actresses like Ashnoor Kaur, Avika Gor, and Anushka Sen were approached to play the classic role of Imlie in the serial.

However, these actresses said a no to the role and it finally went to Sumbur. Are you able to imagine any other actress in this role? Well, certainly we can’t!


Aishwarya Sharma in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Mein

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Another lead actress in this sitcom Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein was also not the first choice of the makers! Yes, for the role of “Pakhi” in the serial, the Kasautii Zindagii Kay famed actress Erica Fernandes was approached for the role however when she turned down for the same the role was bagged by Aishwarya Sharma.


Surbhi Jyoti in Qubool Hai

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One of the most stunning actresses of the television industry happens to be the actress Surbhi Jyoti. Her classic character as Zoya Farooqui was probably one of the main reasons why the popular sitcom Qubool Hai gained popularity.

However she was not the first choice for the story and it was first offered to Radhika Madan, Disha Parmar, and Preetika Rao.


Divyanka Tripathi in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

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Divyanka Tripathi became a household name after she was portrayed as Ishita Bhalla in the popular Indian sitcom Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. While we cannot certainly imagine any other actress who could have to bring justice to this character, the role was initially offered to actresses like Hina Khan, Krystle DSouza, and Drashti Dhami.

Imagine any one of these actresses and lead in the serial! Well, it would certainly have changed the entire face of the serial, right!?


Shivangi Joshi in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

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We certainly saved up the most interesting one for the last! The second longest-running daily soap drama has been one of the most popular shows among the audiences. This serial has certainly given a large platform to various TV stars such as Hina Khan and Karan Mehra.


While we all were upset after a huge leap in this serial where the second generation, Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan was introduced in the serial, however, this turned out to be one of the most powerful decisions by the makers.

Imagine the great grief that the previous TV actresses must be in just because of rejecting the popular role of Naira in the serial. Yes, Shivangi Joshi was not the first choice of the makers for this role. Other actresses like Sanaya Irani, Jannat Zubair Khan, and Ishita Dutta were approached for this role.

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7 Reality Show Contestants Who Got Two Minutes Of Fame.

The reality show has been one of the most amazing platforms that have given various rising stars to the industry. While there have been innumerable reality shows that have been made to-date, some of them have truly remained close to our hearts.

The reality shows have been an amazing platform for some popular stars and singers like Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, etc.

While the other reality shows like Bigg Boss helped many stars kick start their careers and grow big in the industry, there have been times when some contestants and participants of these reality shows got immensely popular with showcasing their skills and talents but as soon as the show ended, they vanished into thin air.

While some of them enjoyed their fame for a brief amount of time and then vanished, the others disappeared right after the end of the shows.

So, today with this post, we have recollected upon a list of some popular yet favorite contestants from the reality shows who could not manage to stay longer in the industry:

Bandgi Kalra

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The reality shows Bigg Boss season 11 famed contestant Bandagi Kalra created were much-hyped throughout the show. This actress and model hails from Delhi and is 28 years old.

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While the love story of Bandgi and Puneesh Sharma attracted many audiences to the show, their so-called scripted love eventually turned into a real one. Post getting famous in this show, the actress did not mark her appearance in any other show. However, the duo of Puneesh and Bandgi are still together and going strong. 

Isha Sharvani

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After getting into the list of “top 3 contestants” in the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 5, the actress Isha Sharvani had to withdraw herself from the show due to an injury. While she was one of the most loved and talented contestants of the show, she bagged immense fame and popularity from the same.

Apart from her appearance in this show, she has also been a part of various other Bollywood movies like Kisna: The Warrior Poet, Luck by Chance, Good Boy, Bad Boy, etc.

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Though she was not able to make it big in the industry through her work in the films, this beauty must have gotten way higher with her performance in this show. But unfortunately, the actress vanished into thin air post her appearance in the show and has only been a part of a few movies afterward. 

Manveer Gurjar

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The winner of the popular reality show Bigg Boss season 10 back in 2016, Manveer was one of the most loved commoners from the show. Following his brilliant performance and engaging drama in the show he rose as a winner to the show and was deeply loved by the audiences.

However, the only non-celebrity winner of the entire series of Bigg boss, Manveer vanished into the air post the show. He again made a mark in season 14 as a challenger in the show but wasn’t able to grab heights in the industry. 

Abhijeet Sawant

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“Mohabbatein lutaunga”!! While we still can’t get over the mesmerizing voice and personality of this popular reality show winner, he would certainly have been the other “Sonu Nigam” of the industry.

However, after enjoying fame and popularity for a brief amount of time, this singer vanished from the industry. The first-ever winner of the reality show, Indian Idol season 1, he became quite a hot topic for the audiences both for his mesmerizing voice and debates over the other contestant Amit Sana more deserving as a winner to the show.

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Abhijeet had a brief flick in the industry as an actor and a playback singer where he marked his appearance in some TV shows and special appearances in two films, Tees maar khan and Lottery as the main lead. We all truly wished to see more of him however, things were certainly not in favor of the singer. 

Elesh Parujanwala

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After being a contestant and winner of the reality show, Rakhi ka swayamvar alongside actress Rakhi Sawant, Elesh Parujanwala emerged as a winner and got engaged to Rakhi on the show. However, after the show ended, the actress denied getting married to this contestant.

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While he would have become quite popular post this show, he became one of the most neglected ones of all those on the list and vanished immediately after the show ended. 

Ashutosh Kaushik

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While we certainly have no idea where this winner is, let’s see if you’re able to figure it out! To clear out your memories about this popular contestant who won two times in two different reality shows.

While he first got hold as a winner to one of the most notorious reality TV shows, Roadies season 5 back in 2007, Ashutosh again emerged as the winner to another reality show, Bigg Boss season 2 in 2008.

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Despite being a two-time winner, he was not able to cast his image and make it big in the industry. Though he had a brief flick in the Bollywood industry, he soon vanished and wasn’t seen since 2016. 

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Qazi Toukeer

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Almost after a decade of being a winner of the reality show, Fame Gurukul, this contestant managed to mark his appearance in the popular song, “afgan jalebi” in 2015.

Even after overshadowing his fellow contestant and one of the most popular singers of all time, Arijit Singh, he was loved for his unique hairstyle, handsome looks, and great singing skills in the cringy reality show, Fame Gurukul.

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However, despite getting extremely famous and almost getting a hold of Arijit’s fanbase, Qazi was not able to make it big in the industry. 

Out of all these, which ones do you feel were more deserving and should have appeared in other ventures? Do let us know in the comments below!

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13 Brilliant Child Actors From Web Series.

Child actors have certainly been an integral part of the Bollywood industry. While numerous Bollywood superstars began their careers as child artists, various other upcoming new faces have entered the industry.

Now, whether they will be able to continue the legacy of making it big in Bollywood will be continued or not is known, one thing that has kept us on our toes is the classic performances delivered by these little artists in various blockbuster series and shows.

These child artists have not only mesmerized us all with their cuteness but also with their classic acting skills. So, without any further delays, let’s have a look at some of the popular kids from various web series and shows who managed to steal the limelight even more than the main actors:

Vedant Sinha as Atharv Tiwari in “The Family Man”

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The first position in the list is attained by one of the most entertaining yet talked about child artists from the popular Amazon series, The Family Man. Vedant Sinha portrayed the role of Atharv Tiwari, that is, the son leads pair, Srikant (Manoj Bajpayee) and Suchitra (Priyamani).

This 10-year-old child artist is not only a promising child actor but also a trained dancer who has been a part of various dance reality shows as well including popular shows like, DID, India’s best dramebaaz, etc. His exceptional performance was also noticed in the 2021 film, The White Tiger.

Kaali Khuhi – Riva Arora

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While we truly do not feel the need to explain much about this child artist because of her amazing performance in the film URI, it’s not a surprising fact for her to be brilliant in the series Kaali Khuhi as well.

Ashlesha Thakur as Dhriti Tiwari in “The Family Man”

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Another child artist famed from the popular web series The Family man is Ashlesha Thakur who was shown as an over-smart daughter of the lead pair, Srikant and Suchitra. She was also spotted in the recently released movie, Pagglait for a short instance.

Apart from being a part and getting loved for her performance in these two major flicks, she has been a part of various TV commercials such as Kissan, Himalaya face wash, Cadbury, etc. 

Divyansh Dwivedi in “Mirzapur”

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Though this child actor was only spotted for a short instance in one of the episodes of popular Web series, Mirzapur, he truly stole the show! His classic yet daring performance as a waiter in the show truly made us all go crazy over him.

The way he addressed the main protagonist Ali Zafar by calling him a “Jhandu” in the episode was extremely hilarious. 

Virti Vaghani and Viren Vazirani in “Aarya”

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Starring a classic set of leads in this popular Hotstar series, this show was a series of entertaining elements. While there were many brilliant and lost actors as a lead in the show, the child artists Virti Vaghani and Viren Vazirani were quite noticeable in the show.

Talking about Virti, she played the role of Arundhati, the daughter of Sushmita and Chandrachur Singh in the show. Though this was not the first appearance of this artist, she has been a part of more than 100 commercials to date.

Apart from this, Viren Vazirani was seen as the son of Sushmita and Chansrachur Singh in the show and was named as Veer in the show.

 Vishesh Bansal in “Asur”

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The child artist Vishesh Bansal has been a prominent part of this industry. He has been a part of various TV shows and serials before making an appearance in the popular web series, Asur.

The actor played the lead role of Shubh in both the installments of the series and his performance was immensely loved by the audiences. He has also played significant roles in Bollywood movies like Madaari and Bombay Talkies.

Bodhisattva Sharma in “Paatal Lok” 

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Though there is not much information available about this child actor, the child artist Bodhisattva Sharma played a part in one of the most popular series, Paatal Lok.

Atharva Vishwakarma in “Breathe”

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The winner of the title “The Cutest Kid’ in Central India, this child actor was more than just a cute face. His performance in the Amazon original series, Breathe alongside the popular actor R. Madhavan was truly mesmerizing.

He was one of the leads in the show and played the role of Joshua “Josh” Mascarenhas in the series. This 12-year-old was way more mature in his performance in the show. 

Ivana Kaur in “Breathe into shadows”

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The second installment of the popular web series also included a cute little child artist. While we already witnessed the brilliant performance of Josh, Atharva in the first installment, its second installment was based on an entirely different plot and included Ivana Kaur as Siya Sabharwal.

Before this, she also got fame for her performance in another web series, Made in Heaven where she was seen as Nutan’s Niece. 

Akshat Das in Serious Men

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This child artist portrayed the role of Adi Mani, in the Netflix series Serious Men. Alongside actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, this child artist managed to overshadow the performance of Nawazuddin in the series. 

Syna Anand in “Betaal” 

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Based on an entirely different plot, this Netflix series was a Red chilis entertainment productions show which was truly one of a kind. While all of us are eagerly waiting for the second installment of this show, the first installment included the child artist Syna Anand as Saanvi in the series.

The brilliant performance of this child actor was truly a base of the show and she was successful in stealing away the limelight towards the end of the show. 

Typewriter – Aarna Sharma, Mikhail Gandhi, Palash Kamble, and Sara Gesawat

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This Indian horror web series by Sujoy Ghosh was premiered on Netflix back in 2019. While there were various engaging elements present in the series, the various child actors as leads, such as – Aarna Sharma, Mikhail Gandhi, Palash Kamble, and Sara Gesawat were truly the stars of the show!

Dishita Jain in “Kaafir”

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Starring Dia Mirza in the lead role, this Zee 5 show marked its release a year ago. This cute child artist as a lead opposite Dia and Mohit Raina was immensely loved by the audiences.

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Lesser-Known Siblings Of Famous Youtubers.

Youtube has certainly been one of the most amazing platforms for ages. Youtube has become one of the inseparable things that we certainly cannot live without. While it has been just a source of entertainment and information since its very beginning the platform has helped many young talents to come forward and entertain the masses.

Especially during this current pandemic, Youtube and YouTubers have been a savior to most of us. Right!? While there has been a vast amount of content that is available on the platform, one of the most entertaining and engaging niches has been the young YouTubers and internet sensations that have been responsible for entertaining all of us through their unique and engaging content.

While we know enough about the work of these sensations, the details about their siblings remain unknown to many. So today, with this post, we are going to introduce you to some of the lesser-known siblings of the famous YouTubers. Let’s have a look:

Amit Bhadana – Sumit Bhadana

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This 26-year-old famous YouTuber has been an internet sensation since 2012. In May 2020 Amit became the first Indian individual YouTube content creator to reach 20 million subscribers. With a huge fan following, this internet sensation has been responsible for making the masses laugh through his hilarious comical timings and videos.

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While we have seen most of his videos, the information about his family and siblings remains a mystery to many. Getting into the personal details about the YouTuber, Amit was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. And later moved with his family to Delhi.

He has completed his graduation in law from the Delhi University and has a brother named Sumit Bhadana. The social media handle of his brother has several pictures of the duo together. The Instagram profile of his brother mentions himself as an artist.

Bhuvan Bam – Aman Bam

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One of the biggest internet sensations especially amongst the young generation is the popular YouTuber, Bhuvan Bam. Famous as BB ki Vines channel on youtube, this internet sensation has been both a source of entertainment and an inspiration to many young talents.

The classic yet hilarious content by this Viner has grabbed him a position amongst one of the popular YouTubers and has been recognized internationally. Bhavan has not only been a classic content creator and an actor but also a great singer whose various singing albums have also surfaced on the internet.

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While we know enough about his parents and content, the details of his sibling named Aman Bam are still not known by many. Bhuvan during an interview opened up on the major details about his brother and credited him as being his “inspiration”.

Aman is a pilot by profession and his journey towards becoming the same is none less inspiring than Bhuvan.

Ashish Chanchalani – Muskan Chanchalani

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Whenever we tend to listen to the name of this famous YouTuber, his comical voice runs through our minds! Right!? The classic yet hilarious content presented by this YouTuber is truly worth a watch.

He has even worked with some of the most famous Bollywood personalities such as Kartik Aaryan, Shahid Kapoor, etc.

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While we truly are die-hard fans of both his acting and dubbing videos, not many of us might know about his sister, Muskan Chanchalani. She runs an Instagram page and a youtube channel by the name of missmcblush and has been a popular fashion blogger with 1.52M subscribers.

Gaurav Chaudhary – Pradeep Chaudhary

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While you all fail to recognize this famous YouTuber by his actual name, let us ease out the things for you – “Toh chaliye shuru karte hain”!. Popularly known as Technical Guruji, this Indian YouTuber has lured us all with his amazing content concerning technology in Hindi.

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While Gaurav has constantly been in the limelight, his brother, Pradeep Chaudhry likes to stay away from the limelight and is carrying on their family business of CCTV and other security devices. Pradeep is married and is a proud father to a son.

Ajey Nagar – Yash Nagar

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Ajey Nagar, popularly known by his professional name, Carryminati is a streamer and a popular YouTuber from Faridabad. Dedicated to playing live games and streaming them online, he has been one of a kind and has inspired many to take part in the same.

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While we know most of the details about Carry, not many knew about Yash Nagar being his elder brother. With a dashing persona, Yash is a famous record producer and has even produced various music videos in his name.

Harsh Beniwal – Pria Beniwal

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The popular internet sensation and YouTuber Harsh Beniwal has not only been responsible for making us laugh but has also turned many girls down with his mesmerizing looks. Not only harsh but his elder sister Pria Beniwal has also been famous amongst the Indian audiences.

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She is a popular YouTuber and a fashion blogger who constantly keeps her fans engaged with her beautiful pictures. And further, if some sources are to be believed then his sister is rumored to soon get married to the popular singer and musician Milind Gaba.

Zakir Khan – Zeeshan and Arbaz Khan

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The comedy king, and famous YouTuber, Zakir Khan is not certainly confined to an introduction today. His hilarious comedies and videos have been a major source of entertainment to many of us. While his smile is enough to make us all laugh, the details about the siblings of this famous YouTuber remain unknown to many.

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Zakir has two younger brothers named Zeeshan Khan and Arbaz Khan. While Zeeshan Khan is a singer by profession, the youngest brother Arbaz Khan is a YouTuber who runs a channel by the name of Mr. AB.

Prajakta Koli (Mostlysane) – Nishant Koli

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The weird yet quirky expressions by this popular YouTuber have made her one of the biggest internet sensations. Popularly known by her channel name, Mostlysane, she has delivered amazing content based on some real-life situations.

While the major details about the profession and life of her brother are not known, her elder brother is named Nishant Koli.

Ranveer Allahabadia (BeerBiceps) – Akansha Allahbadia

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The famous fitness and health blogger, Ranveer Allahabadia has been popularly known as BeerBiceps. This YouTuber has a sister named Akansha Allahbadia and the pictures of the two can be seen on their Instagram handles.

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Movies Missed By Actor Manoj Bajpayee In His Career.

While there are various leading stars in the Bollywood industry, some of them have been immensely close to our hearts. Not just because of their appearances but also because of their versatile acting skills for ages. One of such popular stars stands out to be the classic actor, Manoj Bajpayee.

The immensely talented Indian film actor, Manoj Bajpayee has been working in the industry for the past 27 years. Recipient of various awards, the actor has worked in innumerable films ranging from Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages.

Apart from this, he has also worked in various short films as well such as Kriti, Ouch, Taandav, etc. Talking about his role in the Amazon series, The family man, Manoj played the role of Srikant Tiwari, a secret agent, and a Senior Analyst in T.A.S.C. The hardships, performance, and his ability to get into the skin of the character made him win the Critics Choice Best Actor, Drama Series Award at the 2020 Filmfare OTT Awards.

The actor showcases a married man with two kids, and the first season follows an investigation of a potential terrorist attack, while simultaneously following his slightly unsettled family life. 

While we already know enough about the films and acting career of the actor, today with this post, we have recollected some of the unknown yet interesting facts about the actor. Let’s have a look:

The actor has been embraced with one of the most prestigious awards of the industry that is, the national film awards of India for three times! He received his first award as the Best supporting actor in 1998 for his breakthrough performance in the film Satya.

After this, he earned his second award in 2003 for the Indian drama period film, Pinjar. Finally, he garnered his third award in 2020 for his film, Bhonsle. Manoj was named after the legendary actor Manoj Kumar and has 5 other siblings out of which his younger sister is the world-famous fashion designer, Poonam Dubey.

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Bollywood movie, Luck: He was offered to play Ravi Kishan’s role in the film, but turned it down.

Thakshak: signed for the movie but had to step back because Ram Gopal didn’t want any hindrances during the shooting of Satya. 

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Masaan: Was approached for a role in the film, but did not work out. 

Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya: Almost signed up for a role but got engaged in a fall out with Ram Gopal Verma and left the film.

Paanch: Due to a fight with Anurag over the film Satya, Anurag signed the actor Kay Kay Menon for the film. 

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Devdas: Was approached for a supporting role of Chunni babu in the film. however, the actor turned down the offer since he didn’t want to become a second fiddle or a supporting actor in a film. The role went to Jackie Shroff. 

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Rang De Basanti: The lead role of Aamir Khan in this classic movie was offered to Manoj and Vivek Oberoi was offered for Siddharth’s role. However, the film was stalled when the original producers backed out.

The Forest: Signed the movie, but later got replaced by the actor, Javed Jeffery. 

Omkara: The actor Manoj Bajpayee desperately wanted to play the role of Langda Tyagi in the film. However, he was not signed by Vishal due to some financial reasons.

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Paan Singh Tomar: Wanted to play the lead in the film, however the director, Tigmanshu declined to cast him and it went to the late actor, Irfan Khan. 

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Tezz: Was approached and signed for the role. But later backed out since he didn’t want to be for such a small role. The role later went to Boman Irani. 

Water: Turned down the lead role in the film.

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Jazbaa: The actor was approached for the role of Abbas Yusuf in the movie. However, got replaced by the actor, Abhimanyu Singh.

Ek Se Badhkar Ek: Didn’t sign in for the role because of the less amount offered to him for the same. The role later went to Shekhar Suman.

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Hollywood movie Extraction: Felt that the character of Randeep was more focussed than him and walked outpost which, Pankaj Tripathi was signed for the role. 

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Darna Mana Hai: Against the role played by Sanjay Kapoor.

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Dangal: Surprisingly, the actor was approached to play a negative role in the film opposite the actor Aamir Khan. However, he didn’t want to be seen in a negative role in this film and it went to Girish Kulkarni.

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Bhoot: The initial star cast of the film rumored to have Manoj in the lead role, however, due to a fallout with Ram Gopal Varma, Ajay Devgn was signed for the role. 

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag: For the role of Thambe, Samba. 

Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega: Ideally, Manoj was the first choice for the role but due to fallout with Ram Gopal, Saif Ali Khan was signed for the role. 

While we are aware of the releases and works of the actor in numerous Bollywood movies, there have been several other projects that he was a part of! We could have watched more of this actor if the following projects were not shelved. The various shelved movies of the actor include:

Apart from his various shelved projects, the actor loses upon a chance to be a part of various cult classics such as:

  • In 1999, Manoj Bajapayee became a part of the shelved movie named Dharti opposite the actress Rani Mukherjee. 
  • In 2001, Manoj starred in the shelved film by N.S. International named, Paanchi. Directed by Parto Ghosh, apart from Manoj, this movie included various stars such as Mahima Chaudhry, Shamita Shetty, Ehsan Khan, etc. 
  • In 2000-2001, the actor became a part of Ajay Devgn Productions shelved project named, Barf. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, this film also included the stunning actress, Sushmita Sen. 

In 1999 – 2000, the actor became a part of the shelved film, Maati which was based on the lives of Dalits and Thakur’s. This film by Neeraj Pathak also included actors Fardeen Khan and Mahima Chaudhary.

In 2002, he starred in Padmalaya Production shelved film opposite the granddaughter of Prem Nath, that is, Akanksha Malhotra. 

Now, this shelved project is something whose name is enough to create excitement! Manoj became a part of the shelved film, Syaah – A Walk on The Dark Side opposite the actress, Bipasha Basu. It would have been a highly amazing project if not shelved. 

The actor got a chance to star opposite his wife in Hansal Mehta’s shelved film, Netwa back in 1999. The film was based upon the men in Bihar who dance in drag. 

Shelved due to some problems with the producer, the actor starred in the shelved Indo/French film ” All Alone” opposite Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden. Co-starring Nigar Khan, Bikram Saluja. The film was based on the Independence of Mauritius in 1968 and was to be directed by Ritesh Batra.

In 2004, he starred in Mehul Kumar’s shelved film ” Azaadi” Starred in Rahul Roy’s shelved remake of Sam, I am. Co-starring Sushmita Sen as a lawyer, when the director found out that Harry Baweja was also trying his hands on remaking the same film with the same actress, he shelved the film.

Another shelved product opposite the actress Bipasha was in 2004 named, Surkh – The Bloody Battle.

Monoj starred in the movie Ek Anokhi Prem Kahani alongside actress Kareena Kapoor. He was supposed to play a blind man in the film, however got replaced by the actor Sanjay Dutt. Later on, the project got shelved in 2002. 

Starred in the shelved 2002 Indo-Canadian film “Indigo”. Co-starring Sarah Polley. Directed by Toronto-based director Suresh Natrajan. The film was to be shot all over Toronto and Kerala. The film was to be about an American Mohiniyattam dance student who falls in love with a Hindu priest.

Bitter Rain: another shelved project of the actor.