Amit Varma (actor)

Amit Varma (born 6 October 1983) is an Indian television actor, best known for his role as Vishwamitra (aka Vish) Kelkar on the television show Hotel Kingston on Star One (Life Ok). He has played the role of a protagonist on four television shows and a film (Detective Nani). He has also acted as an antagonist in the film Kismat Konnection, opposite Vidya Balan.

Amit Varma
Born
Amit Varma

(1983-10-06) 6 October 1983
Mumbai, India
OccupationActor

Early life

Varma was born and brought up in Mumbai. He attended Don Bosco School in Matunga and HMPS later in his school-life when he moved to Andheri. He has earned a B.A. degree from Mithibai College in Mumbai.

Career

Varma started his career as a stage actor. He participated in famous shows like Tash ke Patte, directed by Kader Khan. Later he decided to move on to modeling and Birla gave him his first break. After doing few more ads like Lifebuoy, VIP, Airtel and Close up, he got his first break on television in the comic show Khichdi on Star One for the character of Raju. However, it wasn't until a few more years that he was fully noticed, and finally got the role of Vish in Hotel Kingston, his first television show as a lead actor. This show not only brought him fame but it also created a "chocolate-boy image" of him, which is being associated with him till date. The actor made his debut in Tinsel town in 2008 with the movie Kismat Konnection, produced by Aziz Mirza, also starring Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Juhi Chawla. He was last seen in a Telefilm with Star Plus, Teri Meri Love Stories in 2012, where he played a Geek for PLaytime Creations (Paresh Rawal).

Filmography

Television

YearShowRoleChannel
2002–2006Khichdi (Second season was known as Instant Khichdi)Raju ParekhStar Plus/STAR One
2004Hotel KingstonVishwamitra "Vish" KelkarSTAR One
2005Kituu Sabb Jaantii HaiRohanSahara One
2008Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai WaahAshuSTAR One
2008Baa Bahoo Aur BabyBirju MehtaStar Plus
2012Saas Bina SasuralJai MalhotraSony Entertainment Television (India)
2012Teri Meri Love StoriesMadhavStar Plus
2014Badi Door Se Aaye HainBAIR officerSab TV
2017Bakula Bua Ka BhootLord Krishna&TV
2019Shrimad BhagwatViprachatiColors TV
Laal IshqShrey&TV

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Kismat KonnectionKaranReleased
2006Detective NaaniRohanReleased
2014Singham ReturnsReleased

Episodics

YearTitleRoleChannel
AahatVikrantSony TV
Man Mein Hai VisshwasAkshatSony TV
Mano Ya Na ManoRavikantSTAR One
ShararatRockyStar Plus
Son PariPrince CharmingStar Plus

Music videos

YearTitle
2006Challa (2006 music video)
TBAHaan Pehli Baar by Koffee With Kishore
2009Boondh by Rajshree Agarwal

See also

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