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Avinash Sachdev
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Avinash Sachdev
Born Avinash Sachdev
(1986-08-22) August 22, 1986 (age 28)
Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Businessman
Model
Years active 2004-present
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Shalmalee Desai (m.2015)
Website avinashsachdev.com

Avinash Sachdev (Gujarati: અવિનાશ સચદેવ, Hindi: अविनाश सचदेव) is a popular Indian television actor,[1][2] mostly known for the role of Dev from the Hindi soap opera, Chotti Bahu[3] and Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir[4]

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Mumbai, brought up in Vadodara, Gujarat, Sachdev, the only child of Hindu parents, was intended at first for a police career.[5][6] As he prepared for the Indian Administrative Service exams, he participated in several male beauty pageants. Sachdev moved to Mumbai to pursue his modelling career after winning titles like Mr Baroda, Mr University, and Mr Gujarat, all in the year 2004-2006.[7][8]

In 2012, Sachdev ventured into business opening several fashion stores in Mumbai.[9] He married his 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir' co-star Shalmalee Desai in 2015[10]

Acting career[edit]

He started his career as an assistant director.[11] Later, he picked up acting to learn more about the skills and industry .[11] His first notable acting role was in a TVS Scooty commercial with film actress Preity Zinta.[12] In 2006, Sachdev secured his first television role in the soap opera Karam Apna Apna. He aspires to become a film director.[11] He also has a passion for film producing.[2]

2008 - 12: Chotti Bahu[edit]

Chotti Bahu was his fourth television role. His portrayal of character, Dev in Chotti Bahu made him one of the most well-known and admired actors of Indian television. Near the end of the serial's first season, Sachdev's character, Dev, was thrown from a cliff to his death, but the popular character was revived for a second season with a new plot.[13] This show not only created history by extending the prime time slot to early prime time 7:30 pm but it also delivered numbers which beat some of the best shows across GEC's in the prime time.[14][15]

2013–15: Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir[edit]

Sachdev's acting skills were praised in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir,[16] and it has also earned him great acclaim, a wider fan base.[2] The show has set a trend of airing soap operas in the 6:00pm time slot as it had shown marginal increase in viewership in the particular time slot .[17][18][19]

Stage Performances[edit]

Though Sachdev is not a frequent stage performer, he has participated in several world tours and concerts. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he performed in Zee Night Concerts in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, West Indies, South Africa, Malaysia, Kenya and Mauritius along with Rubina Dilaik.[20][21] In 2012, he participated in Zee Heros with Mamata Sharma concert. He was also a part of Udit Narayan with Zee stars concert in 2013 in South Africa.[22]

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Serial Character Channel Comments
2004 Hatim (TV series) Supporting Role (Shehzad) StarPlus volunteer assistant director [23]
2006 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Supporting Role StarPlus
2007 Khwaish Salman Khan (Antagonist) Sony TV
2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Manmeet / Prashant Chhabria (Antagonist) StarPlus
2008-10 Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan (season 1) Dev Raj Purohit / Abhay Singh Takur (Protagonist)[24] Zee Tv
2010 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Special Appearance as Dev Raj Purohit Sony TV
2010 Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi Special Appearance as Dev Raj Purohit Zee Tv
2011-12 Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi (season 2) Dev Raj Purohit (Protagonist)[24] Zee Tv
2013–15 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir Shlok Agnihotri / Ballu (Protagonist)[25] StarPlus

Television Films[edit]

Year Tele Film Character Channel
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Ishaan Khurana (Protagonist)[26] StarPlus

Non-fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Channel Remarks
2009 Dance India Dance Season 1 Sony TV Guest Appearance as Dev
2009 Comedy Circus; Dekh India Dekh Sony TV
2014 Box Cricket League;Kolkata Baabu Moshayes[27] Sony TV As himself

Ad films[edit]

Year Brand Campaign
2012 Cadbury Dairy Milk Shubh Aarambh
2012 GRT Jewellers Festival Bonanza
2012 eBay eBay Deals
2012 eBay eBay Guarantee

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result
2009 New Talent Awards Best New Actor In Lead Role(Male) Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan Won
2009 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face(Male) Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan[28] Won
2009 Indian Telly Awards Best New Actor In Lead Role(Male) Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan[29] Nominated
2009 Zee Rishtey Awards Popular Male Face Of The Year Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan[30] Won
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Jodi with Rubina Dilaik Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi[31] Won
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Popular Male Face Of The Year Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi[31] Nominated
2014 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya (male) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir[32] Nominated
2014 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Jodi with Shrenu Parikh Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir[32] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telly heartthrobs’ soapy ride to success". Times of India. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "OUT OF THE BOX: AVINASH SACHDEV". http://www.vervemagazine.in/. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Chhoti Bahu' Back with New Series". The Times of India (Mumbai). 17 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Avinash & Shrenu in Iss Pyaar Ko... season 2?". Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Kaur, Kiren (28 February 2010). "City Wows Hindi Serial Stars". New Straits Times. p. 23. 
  6. ^ "TV Snippets". Indo-Asian News Service. 2 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Small screen, big plans". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "If something happens between Rubina and me in future, will let you know : Avinash Sachdev". tellychakkar. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Avinash Ventured into Business". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "has tied the knot with his 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir' co-star Shalmalee Desai on June 12". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Actor Avinash Sachdev aspires to make a shift from acting to direction". TC. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  12. ^ | title = Small Screen, Big Plans | work = The Hindu | date = 7 June 2010
  13. ^ "Dev To Return from the Dead!". The Times of India (Mumbai). 5 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Zee TV bids adieu to Choti Bahu". Zee tv. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Is 7.30 pm the new 9 pm?". dnaindia. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Prime Time Gujarati actors we would like to see in Gujarati shows". Times of India. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon..Ek Baar Phir completes 300 episodes". Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Iss Pyaar Ko...Ek Baar Phir completes a Century!". Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Star Plus' Iss Pyaar Ko...Ek Baar Phir hits a century". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rubina Dilaik believes in making a role special...". TC. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Travel". Zing. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Showtime Promotions". ST. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Which actor has worked for free?". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Dev and Radhika's Magic continues....". Zee TV. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Avinash & Shrenu in Iss Pyaar Ko... season 2?". Times of India. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Avinash Sachdev’s new love story". Times of India. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Teams". boxcricketleague. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  28. ^ "Winners of 9th Indiantellyawards". Tellyawards. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "The Indian Telly Awards 2009 Popular Nominess". Tellyawards. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  30. ^ "Winners". Zee tv. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  31. ^ a b "CELEBRATING THE MAGICAL MOMENTS THAT TOUCHED OUR LIVES!". Zee Tv. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Winners". Starplus. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
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