Zain Imam

Zain Imam is an Indian television actor known for his portrayal of Yuvraj Luthra in Tashan-E-Ishq, Neil Khanna in Naamkarann and Kabir Mittal in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna.

Zain Imam
Zain Imam

18 May[1]
Alma materAmity International Business School
Years active2014–present
Known forTashan-E-Ishq
Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna

Early life

Zain did his early schooling in Delhi Public School, Greater Noida.[2] He then did his Bachelor of Computer Applications at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.[2] Imam is also an MBA holder from Amity International Business School.[1] After completing his graduation, he worked as a relationship officer at American Express but later quit his job and tried his luck in the entertainment industry.


Imam started his career as a model, working for agencies such as the Aldo Group.[1] He then did a few TV commercials before pursuing his career in acting.[1]

He started his television career in 2014 with MTV India's Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan where he portrayed Abhimanyu Thakkar.[3]

From 2015 to 2016, he played Yuvraj Luthra, in Zee TV's Tashan-E-Ishq.[4][5] For his performance, he was awarded with Best Actor in a Negative Role at Gold Awards. The show wrapped up in September 2016.[6]

From 2016 to 2017, Imam played Abeer Dharmadhikari in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha.[7]

From 2017 to 2018, he portrayed IPS officer Neil Khanna in Star Plus's Naamkarann opposite Aditi Rathore .

In 2018, Imam played Arjun in &TV's anthology series Laal Ishq.[8] He went on to play Mohit in Star Plus's Ishqbaaaz.[9] He also appeared as a guest on Rajeev Khandelwal's talk-show, Juzzbaat.[10]

In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.[11] Next, Imam portrayed Kabir Mittal in Star Plus's Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna opposite Shrenu Parikh.[12] Zain also appeared in Mamta Sharma's single, Yaara 2.[13]

Apart from acting, Zain has hosted a number of events such as Star Parivaar Awards 2018 as well as Zee Media Diwali in Mauritius.


Imam was ranked 26th in Eastern Eye's Sexiest Asian Men List 2018. He was listed 2nd in Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television 2018.[14]


2014–2015 Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan Abhimanyu Thakkar MTV India
2015–2016 Tashan-E-Ishq Yuvraj "Yuvi" Luthra Zee TV
2016–2017 Yeh Vaada Raha Abeer Dharmadhikari
2017–2018 Naamkarann Neil Khanna Star Plus
2018 Laal Ishq Arjun &TV
Ishqbaaaz Mohit Malhotra Star Plus
Juzzbaatt Himself Zee TV
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant Colors TV
Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Kabir Mittal Star Plus

Guest Appearances

2017 Box Cricket League Contestant MTV India
2019 IWMBuzz TV-Video Summit and Awards Panelist Colors TV
2019 Pesbukers Himself ANTV
2019 Nach Baliye 9 Himself Star Plus

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2015 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Dulara Dushman Tashan-e-Ishq Won [15]
2016 Gold Awards Best Actor In Negative Role (Critics) Tashan-e-Ishq Won [16]
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Naamkarann Nominated [17]
2018 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Naamkarann Nominated [18]
2019 Gold Awards Best Actor (Male) Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna Nominated [19]
Most Stylish Actor (Male) N/A Won

See also


  1. "Happy Birthday Zain Imam—7 Facts You Must Know About The Birthday Boy!". Filmibeat. 18 May 2016.
  2. "Syed Zain Imam". Linkedin.
  3. "Zain Imam: If you aren't talented, you can't survive competition". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. "Five shades of grey for Zain in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. "PICS: Zain Imam's new look in Tashan-E-Ishq". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. "'Tashan-E-Ishq' to end on September 16". Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. "Zain Imam finalized to play lead in Zee TV's Yeh Vaada Raha". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. "Zain Imam and Mahhi Vij roped in for &TV's Laal Ishq". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. "Zain Imam's entry confirmed in 'Ishqbaaaz'". BizAsia. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. "Naamkarann actor Zain Imam slept in his car during struggling days, had difficulty getting a house due to his religion". India Today. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  11. "Zain Imam on his preparation for Khatron Ke Khiladi: I am working a lot on my strength". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  12. "EXCLUSIVE: Zain Imam on his character in Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna, being secure as an actor & web series". Pinkvilla.
  13. "Edgy, breathtaking, mesmerising! The teaser of Zain Imam's Yaara 2 is all this and more!". IWMBuzz.
  14. "Meet television's most desirable dudes". The Times of India.
  15. "ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2015 WINNERS". Entertainment Times. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  16. "Gold Awards 2016: List of Winners". India Today. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  17. ITA 2017 Best Actor - Popular Nominations, retrieved 3 September 2019
  18. Indian Television Academy Award, retrieved 27 November 2019
  19. "Gold Awards 2019". Gold Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
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