Apurva Agnihotri is a well known Indian actor who features in Bollywood films and Television shows. Apurva Agnihotri came into limelight when he was cast by ace filmmaker Subhash Ghai in his blockbuster film ‘Pardes’. Though Apurva appeared in a few Bollywood films, he attained much more appreciation for his performance in television shows like ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’ and ‘Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi’.
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Born on 2nd December, 1972, Apurva Agnihotri is a graduate in political Science from the George Washington University in Washington DC, USA. Apurva Agnihotri commenced his acting journey with notable filmmaker Subhash Ghai’s 1997 release ‘Pardes’. The film also starred Shahrukh Khan, debutant Mahima Chaudhary, Amrish Puri and Alok Nath. ‘Pardes’ became a huge commercial and critical success while Apurva won positive reviews for his performance earning him a Zee Cine Award Nomination for the Best Supporting Actor.
Apurva Agnihotri was next seen in films like ‘Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin’ alongside Sunny Deol and Mahima Chaudhary, ‘Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke’ alongside Fardeen Khan and Reema Sen, ‘Krodh’ alongside Suniel Shetty and Rambha, ‘Kasoor’ alongside Aftab Shivdasani and Lisa Ray, Divya Dutta, Irrfan Khan and Ashutosh Rana, ‘Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai ’ alongside Govinda and Rani Mukherji, ‘Dhund’ alongside Amar Upadhyaya, Aditi Govitrikar and ‘Lakeer’ alongside Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, John Abraham and Nauheed Cyrusi.Though Apurva was appreciated for his performance but somehow all his films failed to do well at the box office.
Apurva Agnihotri plunged into television with the lead role in Sony Entertainment Television’s groundbreaking show ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’. The show was the Indian version of the Colombian telenovela ‘Yo Soy Betty La Fea’. Mona Singh played the protagonist in the show while Apurva Agnihotri played her love interest. Other significant roles were played by Rakshanda Khan, Parmeet Sethi, Karan Oberoi, Samir Soni, Vikas Bhalla and Rakhee Tandon. ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’ became a superhit show and won several Indian Telly Awards including the Best Actor Award for Apurva Agnihotri.
Apurva Agnihotri played the male lead in ‘Kaajjal - Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi’ aired on Sony Entertainment Television. ‘Kaajjal - Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi’ also starred Surveen Chawla, Deepak Bajaj, Rohit Bakshi, Shaleen Bhanot, Rita Bhaduri, Chetan Hansraj and Rakshanda Khan in significant roles. His next TV venture ‘Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi’ was aired on NDTV Imagine. Based on the story of a woman and her three daughters struggling to survive in Mumbai, ‘Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi’ became extremely popular among masses as well as classes. The show featured actors like Supriya Pilgaonkar, mona Vasu, Ragini Khanna, Ratan Rajput, Mona Singh and Vivek Madan.
Apurva Agnihotri is married to famed Television actress Shilpa Saklani remembered for his performance in popular TV shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kkusum’, ‘Lavanya’ etc. Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Saklani own a dog named Holywud Agnihotri and is probably first dog to have a Facebook profile.
Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Saklani participated in the celebrity dance competition ‘Nach Baliye’
Both of them recently appeared in NDTV Imagine’s ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’, other celebrity couples who participated in the show included Juhi Parmar - Sachin Shroff, Gaurav Chopra-Moni Roy, Rakhi Sawant - Elesh Parujanwala and Gurmeet Chaudhary - Debina Banerjee.
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