Avinash Sachdev

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

Avinash Sachdev
Sachdev in 2012
Avinash Sachdev

(1986-08-22) 22 August 1986
OccupationActor, director, businessman
Years active2006–present
Known forChoti Bahu
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir
Main Bhi Ardhangini
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Shalmalee Desai
(m. 2015; div. 2017)

Early life

Sachdev was born in Mumbai and brought up in Vadodara, Gujarat.[3] He won many pageant titles in Gujarat, and then shifted to his birth city where he acted in television commercials.[3]

Personal life

In 2012, Sachdev ventured into business, opening several fashion stores in Mumbai.[4]

Sachdev previously dated his Choti Bahu co-star Rubina Dilaik.[5] In 2015, he married his Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir co-star and television writer Shalmalee Desai.[6][7] They separated in 2017 and were reported to be divorced by 2018.[8][9]

Sachdev is currently dating actress Palak Purswani.[10][11]


In the early days of Sachdev's career he was interested in filmmaking and modelling.[12] 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.[12][13] Later, he took up acting projects to develop filmmaking skills.

Acting career

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.[12][14] 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.[15] Balika Vadhu season 2 (2016) was his third television project with Sphere Origins.[16]

Directing career

Sachdev first worked as a volunteer assistant director on Hatim (2004) when he was 18 years old.[17] He also assisted Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!! (2008).[18] 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

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.[19][20] He participated in Zee Heroes with a Mamta Sharma concert (2012)[21] and Udit Narayan with Zee stars concert (2013) in South Africa.[22] Sachdev worked as an event manager in his last few Show Time Creations concerts held in South Africa.[23]

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.[24][25] The same year, he was invited to Turkey for a fan meet and greet event organised by Kanal 7.[26][27]


Fiction shows

YearSerialCharacter ChannelNotes
2004HatimShehzad Star Plus[17]
2006–2007Karam Apnaa ApnaaSumit Malhotra Star Plus
2007–2008KhwaishSalman Sony TV[28]
2008Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa DilManmeet / Prashant Star Plus
2008–2010Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin SuhaganDev Raj Purohit Zee TV[1]
2010Baat Hamari Pakki HaiDev Raj Purohit Sony TVSpecial appearance
2010Ram Milaye Jodi Dev Raj Purohit Zee TVSpecial appearance
2011–2012Chhoti Bahu – Sawar Ke Rang RachiDev Raj purohit Zee TV[1][29]
2012Teri Meri Love StoriesIshaan Star PlusEpisodic role[30]
2013–2015Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar PhirShlok Agnihotri Star Plus[2]
2015–2016Qubool HaiArmaan Raza Sheikh Zee TV
2016Balika VadhuDr. Amit Goel Colors TV[31][32]
2017İzle 7 – Avinash Sachdev ÖzelHimself Special Appearance
2017Ayushman BhavaAvinash Dubey Star Bharat[33][34]
2019Main Bhi ArdhanginiMadhav Singh Thakur &TV[35]
2019Nach Baliye 9Himself Star Plus

Non-fiction shows

YearShow Role ChannelRemarks
2009Dance India Dance Himself Zee TVGuest appearance in Season 1
Comedy Circus Himself Sony TV Guest appearance in Dekh India Dekh
2015Box Cricket League Himself Kolkata Baabu Moshayes[36][37]
2016–2017 Box Cricket League Himself Jaipur Raj Joshiley

Awards and nominations

2009New Talent AwardsBest New Actor in Lead RoleChotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin SuhaganWon[38]
Indian Telly AwardsFresh New Face (Male)Won[39]
Best New Actor in Lead Role (Male)Nominated[40]


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  2. "Avinash & Shrenu in Iss Pyaar Ko... season 2?". TIO. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. Louis, Simone (8 April 2015). "Out of the Box: Avinash Sachdev". Verve Magazine.
  4. "Avinash Ventured into Business". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  5. "Avinash-Rubina call off their relationship? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. "Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai's Wedding Pics". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  7. "Shalmalee Desai celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Avinash Sachdev". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  8. "Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai are officially divorced - Shocking break-ups of TV actors, here's the list". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  9. DelhiJuly 27, India Today Web Desk New; July 27, 2018UPDATED:; Ist, 2018 13:41. "After Juhi-Sachin, Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai's divorce gets finalised". India Today. Retrieved 28 August 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. "'Want to give this relationship more time before I take plunge', Avinash Sachdev on finding love again in Palak Purswani". DNA India. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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  12. Team, Tellychakkar. "If something happens between Rubina and me in future, will let you know : Avinash Sachdev". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  13. "Small screen, big plans". The Hindu. 7 June 2010. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  14. Team, Tellychakkar. "Avinash was to play Alekh". tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  15. "In & Out: TV celebs onboard, quit or kicked out". TOI. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
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  17. "Which actor has worked for free?". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  18. Team, Tellychakkar. "Revealed: Things You Didn't Know About The Lead Pair of Vrindavan Ki Radhika". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  19. "Rubina Dilaik believes in making a role special..." TC. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  20. "Travel". Zing. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  21. "Sharma's charms for Durban". IOL. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  22. "Showtime Promotions". ST. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  23. Team, Tellychakkar. "Rithwik, Karan, Avinash and Hiten to shake a leg in South Africa; Mamta Sharma to sing". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  24. Yenicag.Az. "Avinash Sachdev: "Fəxr edirəm ki, Rac Kapurdan sonra Azərbaycana gələn ikinci aktyoram" – FOTOLAR". Yenicag.Az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 27 June 2017.
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  31. "Balika Vadhu leap: Meet Anandi's daughter and other new characters". Hindustan Times. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  32. "Avinash Sachdev to quit Balika Vadhu, was he unhappy with his role? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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  34. "Life OK to be rechristened Star Bharat on August 28". bestmediaifo.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  35. "Main Bhi Ardhangini actors Avinash Sachdev and Aditi Rawat bid goodbye to the show - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  36. "Teams". boxcricketleague. Archived from the original on 11 July 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  37. "Jaipur Raj Joshiley: Press meet". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
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  40. "The Indian Telly Awards 2009 Popular Nominess". Tellyawards. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
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