Tall, dark and handsome Siddharth Shukla is an India television actor and model. He is mainly known for his role as Shekhar in very famous and hit Indian TV serial Balika vadhu: kacchi Umar k pakke rishte.
Early Life And Family:
Siddharth was born on December 12, 1980, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the youngest child of Mr Ashok and Mrs Rita Shukla. His father is a civil engineer and is working with the reserve bank of India. His family basically belongs to Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh but because of his father’s job, they settled in Mumbai. He is the youngest child in his family after her two elder sisters and his nickname is sid. Siddharth had done his schooling from St. Xavier’s high school and done his U.G. in interior designing from Rachna Sansad school of interior designing.
Siddharth Shukla Career:
Siddharth made his television debut in 2008 in the television show babul ka aangan chootey na as male lead Shubh ranawat. The show was aired (2008-09) on Sony TV. Then in 2009-2010, he appeared in the role of Veer Vardhan Singh as the male lead in Janey pehchaane se y ajnabbi which was aired on star one.
In 2010 he made a guest appearance in a very famous tv serial of Sushant Singh Rajput, pavitra Rishta. Then again in 2011, he appeared as the male lead in TV show love U Zindagi as Rahul Aditya Kashyap. In this show, pavitra puniya was his opposite and the show was aired on star plus.
In 2012 he joined the cast of Balika vadhu which was aired on Colors TV as the role of Shivraj Alok Shekhar opposite to female lead Anandi, which was played by Toral rasputra. The show was very hit and Siddharth became very famous. In 2013 he participated in dance reality show jhalak dikhlaja although he hasn’t got any dancing nerve so he was eliminated soon.
In 2014, he appeared in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya in the role of Angad Bedi, he played the role of Alia Bhatt fiance. His performance was appreciated in the movie and he even gets the award for the best supporting actor male for that role. In 2014-15 he hosted a season of savdhaan India which was aired on life ok.
In 2016 he participated as a contestant in season seven of very famous TV reality show khatron k Khiladi. He was the winner in that season. Then after the show, he was offered to host another very famous reality show India’s got talent season seven along with very famous comedian Bharti Singh.
His hosting skills were appreciated very much. In 2017 his another serial was aired on Colors TV, Dil Se Dil Tak in which Rashmi Desai was his co-actor. At present he is appearing as the contestant in very famous controversial Indian television reality show Big Boss season 13 now everyone is very keen to know how much far he can go in the game. Till now he is playing very aggressively and rudely in the show and is considered as one of the strongest contestants.
Siddharth Shukla Awards:
In 2013 he got Indian television Awards Awards for Performer of the Year (Male) for Balika Vadhu. In 2014 he got Zee Gold Awards for Most Fit Actor (Male) and Stardust Awards for Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Male) for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. In 2017 he got HT Most Stylish actor male.
Siddharth Shukla Controversies:
Though Siddharth is a very calm, pragmatic and sophisticated person but sometimes he loses his temperament and has been in a fight with his costar Rashmi Desai on the sets of Dil Se Dil Tak and there were also some gossips in the industry about his unprofessionalism and bad behavior.
Siddharth Shukla Networth & Salary:
His net worth salary is around 1 million USD in 2018. He charged 75,000 to 85,000 INR per episode for his show Dil Se Dil Tak. He owns a luxurious apartment in Mumbai and a BMW X5 luxurious car.
Siddharth Shukla Unknown Facts:
– There was a rumour back then in 2014 that Siddharth signed a deal of 3 movies with very famous Karan johar’s Dharma production.
– according to Siddharth, he was very athletic in school days and he even played for his school’s tennis and football team.
– In 2005 edition of Gladrags manhunt competition he was runner up.
– very few people know that he won the title of the best model in the world in 2015. The competition was held in Turkey. The most interesting thing is that he is the first Asian to win this title.
– he was born in Mumbai but his family basically belongs to the Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
-once in 2018 he was arrested by traffic police of Mumbai for rash driving and over speeding.
– he and Indian movie actor John Abraham are very good friends since their modelling days.
-though he is a fitness freak and health-conscious but in his cheat days he likes to eat India food and his favorite is pav bhaji.
At present, he doesn’t have any projects or offers in his hand but it will be very interesting to know how much and which type of offers he will get after the controversial show Big Boss.