Nakuul Mehta

Nakuul Mehta (born 17 January 1983)[1] is an Indian television actor known for his portrayal of Aditya Kumar in Star Plus's Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara and Shivaay Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz.

Nakuul Mehta
Born (1983-01-17) 17 January 1983
Years active2008–present
Jankee Parekh (m. 2012)

Early life

Mehta was born in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. He descends from King Prithviraj Chauhan of Rajput Chauhan dynasty of Ajmer.[2] His father, Pratap Singh Mehta, is a veteran of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, while his great-great grandfather Laxmilal Mehta was the military-in-chief of the Mewar region.[3]

Mehta completed his Master of Commerce from Mumbai University. He was also trained in dance forms including jazz, hip hop, break, folk, salsa and contemporary. He is a trained ballroom dancer having learned under India's foremost ballroom teacher and Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar. He represented Maharashtra in the All India Dance Sport Federation in June 2011. He was a silver medalist in the Latin Ballroom Category and is a gold medal winner in the Standard Ballroom category.[4]

Personal life

Mehta married singer Jankee Parekh on 28 January 2012.[5]


Mehta made his television debut in 2012 with the role of Aditya Kumar in Star Plus's Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara.[6]

He did commercials, music videos, and was associated with theatre for a long time. After juggling this with his modelling career, he made his film debut with Haal E Dil opposite Amita Pathak.[7] He also appeared in the short film Avant Garde, which was showcased at film festivals across the globe.[8] In 2015, Mehta hosted India's Got Talent 6.[9]

He was then seen in the web-series I Don't Watch TV, published on the platform Arre. Produced by Timbuktu Films, it is a satire on the Indian television industry and also stars Bollywood film critic Rajeev Masand.[10][11][12]

From 2016 to 2019, Mehta played Shivaay Singh Oberoi opposite Surbhi Chandna in Ishqbaaaz. Mehta also appeared in the show's spin-off, Dil Boley Oberoi.



Year Title Role
2011Avant Garde Pythagoras SharmaPythagoras
2013Sri Siddhartha Gauthama
Flamenco in BollywoodSahil Sharma


Year Title Role Channel Notes Ref(s)
2012–2014 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Aditya Kumar Star Plus [13]
2015 India's Got Talent Host Colors TV [14]
2016 I Don't Watch TV Himself Arré Web Series [15]
2016–2019 Ishqbaaaz Shivaay Singh Oberoi/Shivaansh Singh Oberoi Star Plus [16]
2017 Dil Boley Oberoi Shivaay Singh Oberoi

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2013 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Male) Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Won [17]
Gold Awards Best Actor Debut Won [18]
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining TV Actor Won [19]
2017 Gold Awards Best Actor in Lead Role (Popular) Ishqbaaaz Nominated
Best Actor in a Lead Role (Critics) Won
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Surbhi Chandna)

Won [20]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Won [21]
Best Actor Male (Jury) Nominated
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Won [22]
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Surbhi Chandna)

Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Nominated
Best Actor Male (Jury)
Asian Viewers Television Awards Male Actor Of The Year Nominated
2019 Lions Gold Awards Best Actor (Popular) Nominated
Kalakar Awards Best Actor Won [23]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In Lead Role (Male) Won [24]
Best Jodi (Popular)

(With Surbhi Chandna)


See also


  1. Team, Tellychakkar. "Nakuul Mehta". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. "Bollywood Blue!". The Times of India. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  3. "It's genetic for me to not be flashy – The Times of India". The Times Of India.
  4. "Dancing is a full time job for actor Nakuul Mehta". dnaindia. 30 June 2011.
  5. My wife is extremely messy: Nakuul Mehta, retrieved 1 July 2016
  6. "Nakuul invited fans to lunch with him in Melbourne – Times of India". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  7. "Ajay, Kajol to do 'train song'". Hindustan Times. 11 June 2008.
  8. "I love being an actor, it's what defines me: Nakuul Mehta". dnaindia. 19 May 2012.
  9. "Nakuul Mehta to now host India's Got Talent?". Times of India. 15 January 2015.
  10. "WATCH: Nakuul Mehta's new web-series 'I Don't Watch TV' (IDWT)". The Times of India. 12 February 2016.
  11. "Arre launches its first sitcom series- I DON'T WATCH TV (IDWT)",, 20 January 2016, retrieved 10 May 2016
  12. Choudhury, Nila (21 April 2016), "Nakuul Mehta's Hilarious, Must-Watch New Web Series 'I Don't Watch TV' Sheds Light on the Real Life of Indian Television Actors",, retrieved 10 May 2016
  13. "The blue-eyed boy". 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2016 via The Hindu.
  14. "Nakuul Mehta to host India's Got Talent – Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 15 January 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  15. "Nakuul Mehta brings the truth behind TV actors' life in 'I Don't Watch TV' web-series, watch trailer". 11 February 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  16. "Nakuul Mehta back on small screen as Shivaay in Ishqbaaz – Times of India". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  20. "10th BOROPLUS GOLD AWARDS, 2017 Winners Lists". Boroplus Gold Awards.
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