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Avinash Sachdev
Avinash Sachdev FilmiTadka.jpg
Sachdev in 2012
Born Avinash Sachdev
(1986-08-22) 22 August 1986 (age 31)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, director, businessman
Years active 2006-present
Known for Dev in Chotti Bahu
Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir
Spouse(s) Shalmalee Desai (m. 2015; div. 2017)

Avinash Sachdev (born August 22, 1986), is an Indian television actor known for playing the character Dev in the Hindi soap opera Chotti Bahu[1] and Shlok Agnihotri in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sachdev was born in Mumbai and brought up in Vadodara, Gujarat.[3] His parents desire was that he would be an IAS officer, but he had other interests. He won many pageant titles in Gujarat, and then shifted to his birth city where he acted in television commercials.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Sachdev ventured into business, opening several fashion stores in Mumbai.[4] In 2015, he married his Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir co-star and television writer Shalmalee Desai.[5][6] They separated in 2017.[7]


In the early days of Sachdev's career he was interested in filmmaking and modelling.[8] He also won several titles like Mr Baroda, Mr University, and Mr Gujarat (2004-2005) that compelled him to participate in the Gladrags Model Hunt.[8][9] Later, he took up acting projects to develop filmmaking skills.

Acting career[edit]

His first notable acting role was in a TVS Scooty commercial. Later he did several television commercials for Cadbury Dairy Milk, GRT Jewellers eBay and Sun Feast. Sachdev secured his first television role in the soap opera Karam Apna Apna (2006) and was finalised for the leading roles in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai and Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari.[8][10] However, Dev in Chotti Bahu (2008) was his first leading role. It earned him an Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face (2009) and a Zee Rishtey Award for Popular Male Face of the year 2009.[1] In 2013, he played the lead character Shlok Agnihotry in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir. [2] In 2015, Sachdev joined the cast of Qubool Hai Season 4 as the lead.[11] Balika Vadhu season 2 (2016) was his third television project with Sphere Origins.[12]

Directing career[edit]

Sachdev first worked as a volunteer assistant director on Hatim (2004) when he was 18 years old.[13] He also assisted Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!! (2008).[14] In 2016, Sachev made his directorial debut with a short online travel documentary, Mumbai to Ladakh, which was based on his personal road trip to Ladakh. In the same year, he released his second online travel documentary, Trek to Anjanari.

International tours and 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 around the world along with Chotti Bahu co-star, Rubina Dilaik.[15][16] He participated in Zee Heroes with a Mamta Sharma concert (2012) [17] and Udit Narayan with Zee stars concert (2013) in South Africa.[18] Sachdev worked as an event manager in his last few Show Time Creations concerts held in South Africa.[19]

In 2017, primarily because of Sachdev's contribution to the Indian TV show Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.. Ek Bhar Phir (dubbed as Tatli Bela in Turkey), he became the second Indian actor after Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor to visit Azerbaijan.[20][21] The same year, he was invited to Turkey for a fan meet and greet event organised by Kanal 7.[22][23]


Fiction shows[edit]

Year Serial Character Comments
2004 Hatim Shehzad Supporting character [13]
2006 Karam Apnaa Apnaa Sumit Malhotra
2007 Khwaish Salman Khan [24]
2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Manmeet / Prashant Chhabria (dual role)
2008-10 Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan (season 1) Dev Raj Purohit / Abhay Singh Takur [1]
2010 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Dev Raj Purohit Special appearance
Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi Dev Raj Purohit
2011-12 Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi (season 2) Dev Raj Purohit [1] [25]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories (television film) Ishaan Khurana
2013–15 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir Shlok Agnihotri / Ballu [2]
2015-2016 Qubool Hai (season 4) Armaan Raza Sheikh
2016 Balika Vadhu (season 2) Dr. Amit Goel Cameo
2017 İzle 7 - Avinash Sachdev Özel As himself
2017 Ayushman Bhava Avinash Dubay [26][27]

Non-fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Remarks
2009 Dance India Dance (Season 1) Guest appearance as himself
Comedy Circus; Dekh India Dekh
2015 Box Cricket League; Kolkata Baabu Moshayes As himself[28][29]
2016-2017 Box Cricket League; Jaipur Raj Joshiley

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 New Talent Awards Best New Actor In Lead Role Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan Won[30]
Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Male) Won[31]
Best New Actor In Lead Role (Male) Nominated[32]
2014 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya Male Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir Nominated
Star Parivaar Awards Best Jodi with Shrenu Parikh Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d "'Chhoti Bahu' 1 & 2 Back with New Series". The Times of India. Mumbai. 17 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Avinash & Shrenu in Iss Pyaar Ko... season 2?". TIO. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Louis, Simone (April 8, 2015). "Out of the Box: Avinash Sachdev". Verve Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Avinash Ventured into Business". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai's Wedding Pics". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Shalmalee Desai celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Avinash Sachdev - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Avinash Sachdev opens up about his alleged divorce with Shalmalee Desai". Bollywoodlife. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  8. ^ a b c Team, Tellychakkar. "If something happens between Rubina and me in future, will let you know : Avinash Sachdev". Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  9. ^ "Small screen, big plans". The Hindu. 2010-06-07. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  10. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Avinash was to play Alekh". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  11. ^ "In & Out: TV celebs onboard, quit or kicked out". TOI. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Avinash Sachdev joins the cast of Balika Vadhu". 
  13. ^ a b "Which actor has worked for free?". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  14. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Revealed: Things You Didn't Know About The Lead Pair of Vrindavan Ki Radhika". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  15. ^ "Rubina Dilaik believes in making a role special..." TC. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Travel". Zing. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Sharma's charms for Durban". IOL. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Showtime Promotions". ST. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  19. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Rithwik, Karan, Avinash and Hiten to shake a leg in South Africa; Mamta Sharma to sing". Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  20. ^ Yenicag.Az. "Avinash Sachdev: "Fəxr edirəm ki, Rac Kapurdan sonra Azərbaycana gələn ikinci aktyoram" – FOTOLAR". Yenicag.Az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  21. ^ Rüstəmxanlı, Tənzilə. "Tənzilə Rüstəmxanlının dəvəti ilə Bollywood ulduzu Azərbaycana gəlir". Tənzilə Rüstəmxanlı (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  23. ^ Haber7. "Avinash Sachdev hayranlarıyla buluştu!". Haber7 (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  24. ^ "Out of the box : Avinash Sachdev". Verve Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Avinash Sachdev's new love story". Times of India. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  26. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "My next show will change the Indian TV soap scene: Avinash Sachdev". Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  27. ^ "Life OK to be rechristened Star Bharat on August 28". Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  28. ^ "Teams". boxcricketleague. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "Jaipur Raj Joshiley: Press meet". Times of India. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "Previous Winners 2009 - New Talent Awards 2011". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  31. ^ "Winners of 9th Indiantellyawards". Tellyawards. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  32. ^ "The Indian Telly Awards 2009 Popular Nominess". Tellyawards. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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