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Gurmeet Choudhary

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Gurmeet Choudhary
Gurmeet Choudhary at Big Life OK Now Awards 2014.jpg Gurmeet Choudhary at Big Life OK Now Awards 2014.jpg
BornGurmeet Sitaram Choudhary
(1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 36)[1]
Bhagalpur, Bihar, India.[2]
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
Actor, Dancer, Martial Artist
📆 Years active  2006–present
Notable work
  • Khamoshiyan
  • Wajah Tum Ho
  • Paltan
  • Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi
  • Ramayan
  • Punar Vivaah
👩 Spouse(s)
Debina Bonnerjee (m. 2011)

Gurmeet Choudhary (born 22 February 1984) is an Indian actor and martial artist. Gurmeet rose to popularity through his portrayal of Lord Rama in the 2008 TV Series, Ramayan, Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi and Punar Vivah.[3][4]

He made his film debut with Fox Studio's psychological thriller, Khamoshiyan . He also won the fifth season of India's dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[5]

Career[edit]

Gurmeet first gained prominence through his portrayal of Shri Ram in the 2008 television series Ramayan, opposite Debina Bonnerjee who played the role of Sita.[6] Choudhary participated in the reality show Pati Patni Aur Woh with his then fiancée, Debina Bonnerjee who also played Sita in Ramayan.[7] After this show, he played the role of a business magnate Maan Singh Khurana in Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi alongside Drashti Dhami. He played a lead role in the show Punar Vivah as Yash Sindhia, a widower father of two.[8]

Gurmeet participated in and won the fifth season of the popular dance contest Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia. He competed in the dance contest Nach Baliye 6 alongside his wife Debina Bonnerjee, his co-star from Ramayan, whom he had married in 2011, in which he finished as the first runner up.[9] He participated in an action reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 5) where he was named the first runner-up.[10][11][12]

Gurmeet Choudhary's first foray into the Bollywood film industry[13] was in 2015 when he was caste as the character of Jaidev in the psychological thriller Khamoshiyan, produced by Fox Studios India and Vishesh Films. His next big break was in Wajah Tum Ho, a 2016 thriller produced by T-Series where he played the character of Ranbir Bajaj one of the main protagonists, alongside Sharman Joshi. In the 2018 war biopic Paltan by J.P. Dutta, and ZEE Studios, Gurmeet was caste as Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar a real life officer of the Indian Army, who had played a significant part during the 1967 border conflict between India and China which also serves as the primary context of the film.

Due to his intense portrayal of an antagonist in Khamoshiyan. 2017 saw him being featured in the Top 10 list of the Sexiest Asian Man Alive, coming in at the 8th spot between Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh.

He is also a trained martial artist.[14]


Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • 2015 Khamoshiyan, Jaidev Dhanrajgir (Debut Movie) (Lead Role)
  • 2016 Wajah Tum Ho as Advocate Ranveer Bajaj (Lead role)
  • 2017 Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana as Prince Veer (Lead role)
  • 2018 Paltan as Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar (Lead role)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Yeh Meri Life Hai Gurmeet Cameo
2004 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Ballu
2006 Mayavi Hiranyan Tamil serial
2008–2009 Ramayan Lord Ram / Lord Vishnu Lead

Role

2010–2011 Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Maan Singh Khurana Lead role
2012–2013 Punar Vivah Yash Suraj Pratap Sindhia Lead role

Reality Shows[edit]

  • 2009: Pati Patni Aur Woh as a contestant
  • 2012: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as a contestant (Winner)
  • 2013: Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati Along with Debina (Winner) [15]
  • 2013–14: Nach Baliye 6 as a contestant (Runner-up)
  • 2014: Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster as a contestant (First Runner Up) [16][17]
  • 2015: I Can Do That as a contestant.

Special appearances[edit]

Year TV Show/Film Notes
2010 Bandini Dance performance
2011 Chhoti Bahu – Sawar Ke Rang Rachi Dance performance
2015 Mr. X (2015 Film) Dance performance
2016 Diya Aur Baati Hum Dance performance

See also[edit]

  • List of Indian television actors
  • List of Indian film actors

References[edit]

  1. Gurmeet Choudhary. The Times of India
  2. Wadhwa, Akash (24 March 2014). "I keep a very low profile in Bihar: Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. "Ramayan 2008: Gurmeet Choudhary reveals how eating olives instead of berries landed him in the hospital".
  4. "How Gurmeet Choudhary came to Debina Bonnerjee's rescue on the sets of 'Ramayan'".
  5. "I want to be a Bollywood star: Gurmeet Choudhary – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  6. "Exclusive - Gurmeet and I would actually fight about who would get into the makeup seat first, so the other could catch up on some sleep: Debina Bonnerjee".
  7. "Gurmeet Choudhary chants 'Om' mantra to drive away lockdown anxiety".
  8. "The Six Pack Ram Gurmeet Choudhary". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  9. Richa Barua, TNN (2011-02-17). "All work, no honeymoon: Gurmeet, Debina". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  10. "Gurmeet Choudhary Khatron ke khiladi Season 5 Contestants, Participants". Colors.in.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  11. "Gurmeet- Debina join Khatron Ke Khiladi gang". The Indian Express. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  12. "Gurmeet becomes Runner up in Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5".
  13. "Gurmeet Choudhary on bagging his first Bollywood film: It was Mukesh Bhatt's wife, who first spotted me on TV playing Ram in Ramayan".
  14. Mumbai Mirror (2013-02-28). "8 years since samosas: Gurmeet Choudhary". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  15. "Gurmeet Chaudhary wins the best performer award in 'Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati'".
  16. "Gurmeet Choudhary Khatron ke khiladi Season 5 Contestants, Participants Gurmeet Choudhary". Colors.in.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  17. "Gurmeet- Debina join Khatron Ke Khiladi gang". The Indian Express. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-05-28.

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