Kartik Aaryan

  • Actor

Nov 22, 1988  in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Also Known as: Kartik Tiwari

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The new Bollywood heartthrob who has wowed one and all with his dashing looks and spirited performances, Kartik Aaryan`s career has steadily been on the upward trajectory ever since his debut in Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011). Born to a doctor couple in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, in 1990, he headed to Mumbai to pursue an engineering degree in biotechnology; while also harboring the dream of becoming an actor.

After years of auditioning, modeling and acting workshops, he finally landed a lead role in the romantic comedy Pyar Ka Punchnama in 2011. The film, which recounted the troubles faced by three young men in their relationships with their domineering girlfriends, was a major commercial success; and earned Kartik a Producers Guild Film Awards nomination for Best Male Debut. His humorous four-minute monologue from the movie has since become a part of Bollywood pop culture.

Following a scintillating debut, the actor appeared in Akaash Vani (2013) and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014), which failed to make a major impact at the box office. However, Kartik registered a strong comeback with the sequel to his debut film, titled Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 in 2015. After the largely unimpressive Guest iin London in 2017, he appeared in the comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), which followed two childhood friends whose relationship is tested when a girl comes between them. Despite the mixed reviews, the film turned out to be a blockbuster, earning over INR 150 crores at the box office. The romantic comedy Luka Chuppi (2019) opposite Kriti Sanon and a remake of the 1978 classic Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) are some of the actor`s other notable projects. In 2020, he starred alongside Sara Ali Khan in Imtiaz Ali`s Love Aaj Kal.