Anas Rashid

Anas Rashid is an Indian television actor who works in the Indian soap operas. He rose to fame for portraying the eponymous character Prithviraj Chauhan in the historical drama Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan (2006–09) and Sooraj Rathi in the soap opera Diya Aur Baati Hum, which ranked among the highest-rated Indian television series.[3][4][5]

Anas Rashid
Rashid at Diya Aur Baati Hum set, 2012
Born (1980-08-31) 31 August 1980 or (1981-08-31) 31 August 1981[1][2]
Years active2006–present
Known forDiya Aur Baati Hum
Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan
Heena Iqbal (m. 2017)
RelativesMohammad Nazim (cousin)

Early life

Rashid was born in Malerkotla into a conservative Muslim family.[1][6] He has two brothers and two sisters. He did his schooling from an Urdu Medium School and has done his post-graduation in Psychology. He is fluent in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages. He is also a well trained singer. He also won the title of Mr. Punjab in 2004.[1] His cousins are television actors Mohammad Nazim and Ather Habib.[7]


Rashid made his screen debut with the Star Plus drama Kahiin To Hoga as Kartik Ahluwalia.[8] He went on to feature in a supporting role in the drama Aise Karo Naa Vidaa. However, his breakthrough role was the portrayal of Prithviraj Chauhan, in the historical drama Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan on Star Plus, which made him a household name in India.[8] Anas worked as the male lead in Diya Aur Baati Hum, where he portrayed the role of Sooraj Rathi.[6] Rashid also marked his singing debut with one of the series song. Diya Aur Baati Hum ranked among the highest-rated Indian television serials. His performance in the series earned him wide recognition as well as several accolades.[9][2]

In 2018, he made his feature film debut in the Punjabi film Nankana starring Gurdas Maan.[10]

Personal life

Rashid married Heena Iqbal, a corporate professional from Chandigarh, in 2017.[11] They have a daughter, born in 2019.[12]

Television works

Year(s) Show Role Channel Notes References
2006–07 Kahiin To Hoga Kartik Ahluwalia Star Plus Supporting role [8]
2006–07 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa Karan Sehgal STAR One Supporting role [8]
2006–09 Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan Prithviraj Chauhan Star Plus Lead role [8]
2010 Aise Karo Naa Vidaa Prince Yashwardhan Colors TV Lead role [10]
2011–2016 Diya Aur Baati Hum Sooraj Rathi Star Plus Lead role [4]
2017 Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji Cameo appearance [13]


Indian Telly Awards

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2013Best Actor in a lead RoleDiya aur baati humWon[14]

Lion Gold Awards

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2012Best Onscreen Couple (Shared with Deepika Singh)Diya aur baati humWon[15]

Indian Television Academy Awards

YearCategoryNominated workResult
Best Actor - Drama Diya aur baati hum| Won [16]

Awarded by UP Government

2015Achievement in Acting ProfessionAnas RashidWon[1]

Indian Icon Awards

2017Anas Rashid for his achievement in TV industryWon

See also


  1. "Harley-riding Anas 'Sooraj' Rashid turns a year older". The Times of India. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. "Anas Rashid turns singer on TV show". 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  3. "Party all night for the team of Diya Aur Baati Hum!". The Hans India. 7 April 2015. Archived from the original on 12 May 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. "Shashi Sumeet Productions' Diya Aur Baati Hum completes 3 glorious years". Indian Television Dot Com. 2 September 2014. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. "Aamir Khan visits Sandhya and Suraj on the show Diya Aur Baati Hum". Archived from the original on 3 July 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  6. "Remember Diya Aur Baati Hum's Anas Rashid? You will be surprised to know what he's doing now". India Today.
  7. TellychakkarTeam (8 April 2014). "10 unknown interesting facts about Mohammad Nazim". TellyChakkar. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. "My career started as a joke: Anas Rashid". Times of India.
  9. "Anas Rashid turns singer on TV show". 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  10. "Anas Rashid on TV comeback: I want to play a character with grey shades". Hindustan Times. 4 March 2018.
  11. "Anas Rashid Is 'Complete And Content' After Marrying Heena". NDTV.
  12. "Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Anas Rashid shares the first picture of his baby girl Aayat". The Times of India. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  13. "Tu Sooraj Mein Saanjh Piyaji: Anas Rashid to return as Sooraj on Diya Aur Baati Hum sequel!". 16 May 2017.
  14. "Indian Telly Awards". 6 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  15. "Lions Gold Awards". YouTube. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  16. "Indian Television Academy Awards 2013 Winners". 24 October 2013. Archived from the original on 23 December 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
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