When you ardently follow the path to your dreams, the universe acts as a catalyst to cumulate and garner all the energies to transform your dreams into reality. Here, we have the story of actor Kartik Aaryan whose destined connection with his dreams is a true testament of achievement and an adorable tale inspiring many.
Kartik Aaryan, in his charismatic avatar, has taken the Bollywood industry by storm. His charming personality, stellar performances and impeccable dedication to work have cemented his reputation as a strong talent and an inspiration for the new generation of Bollywood actors. From playing romantic comedies to serious drama, Aaryan has consistently proven his versatility with unique roles subtly balanced with mainstream cinema. The actor has social media accounts brimmed with charming pictures that get his 30 million admirers drooling over his personality and good looks. The talented actor has meticulously survived and thrived in the industry with his acting nuances and unrivalled charm. He promises to change the status quo of the entertainment business with his exemplary work. With phenomenal actors like Kartik Aaryan, we can confidently say that the future of the Bollywood industry lies in safe hands.
Kartik Aaryan’s real name was Kartik Tiwari. He was born on November 22, 1988, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in a close-knit family of four – mother, father, younger sister and ‘Kartik’ himself. His father, Dr Manish Tiwari is a paediatrician and his mother, Dr. Mala Tiwari is a gynaecologist. He completed his primitive schooling at St. Paul’s School, Gwalior. Kartik shares a special bond with his mother, which is also evident in his social media posts. The chocolate boy dreamt of becoming an actor since he was in standard 10th but failed to express his ardent love for acting to his parents. Coming from a family of doctors, Kartik was expected to foster his career in an academic-centric field. To apprehend the family’s blood of intellectuals he pursued an engineering degree in biotechnology from D. Y. Patil College of Engineering, Mumbai, but destiny had other plans for him. He continued his studies while secretly harbouring ambitions for a career in the film industry. Fame didn’t come to him the easiest way. Aaryan used to skip his classes and travel for more than two hours to give auditions. He had limited financial means at that point, he lived in an apartment with 12 other aspiring actors and earned money by cooking for them. He learnt acting from the Kreating Charakters Institute. After three years of unsuccessful auditioning, he signed his first film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’. He burst the bubble of his dreams in front of his parents after signing the film. Kartik nailed his role in the film and rose to prominence as ‘The Monologue Guy’ as his character’s four-minute monologue was one of the lengthiest single shots done for a Hindi film. Subsequently, Aaryan did films like ‘Akaash Vani’, ‘Kaanchi: The Unbreakable’ and ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ but there was still a long way to go for the young actor to achieve commendable fame. In an interview, Aaryan mentioned “Even after doing many films, people didn’t know me, they used to call me ‘Monologue Guy or Ladka’”.
The Big Break
After persistent hard work and unwavering dedication, success knocked on Aaryan’s door in 2018 when he collaborated with Luv Ranjan for the fourth time for the film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. The film showered him with all the fame he deserves. His charismatic acting style and convincing portrayal of a true friend made him build an abode in the hearts of millions of people. After his marvellous performance in the film, the actor rose to prominence and there has been no looking backwards since then. He is nothing short of an evolved actor in Bollywood. He has constantly proved his mettle by giving phenomenal performances film after film. His performances in ‘Luka Chuppi’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, and ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ earned him widespread acclaim. Films like ‘Shehzada’, ‘Freddy’, ‘Dhamaka’, ‘Guest iin London’, and ‘Silvat’ did not flourish on the silver screen but Aaryan’s role was well received by the audience.
Life & Accolades
Aaryan demonstrated his dynamic personality and remarkable style through his acting chops and has taken the acting business to new levels of excellence. Aaryan’s extraordinary acting skills earned him the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award – Best Entertainer of the Year for his film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. The award is proof of Aaryan’s devotion to his profession and on-screen brilliance. He was also awarded the Stardust Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role and Big Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Ensemble Cast for the film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards India for Dynamic Performer and Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. He also won Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the film ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, Hello Hall Of Fame Awards for Best Actor, Iconic Gold Awards for Best Actor Critics and Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film ‘Dhamaka’, Lion Gold Awards for Blockbuster Dhamakedaar Actor of The Year and Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor for the film ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.
His broody looks and boy-next-door styles bagged him awards like Vogue Beauty Awards for Heartthrob of the Year 2018, Femina Beauty Awards for Heartthrob of the Year 2020 and Superstar of the Year 2020, Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards for Super Stylish Actor (Male), Bollywood Hungama Style Icons for Most Stylish Leading Star (Male) and Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for Rising Global Superstar of Indian Cinema.
The Rising Star
Humble, dedicated and hard-working are the attributes of Kartik Aaryan. His remarkable acting skills make him the most unconventional and versatile actor in the industry. As the most eligible actor, his girl fan following brims him with lovey-dovey messages and emoji-filled comments. Aaryan is a natural magnet for compliments and receives a lot of love and affection from his fans. He is a true-blue artist and a gem to the industry.
Favourite Food: Sindhi curry with jeera rice, chhole bhature and paav bhaji
Favourite Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Actresses: Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra
Nickname: Koki and Guddu
Introvert or Extrovert: Ambivert