Karan Ajay Mehra Times of India is an Indian television actor and fashion designer. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Naitik Singhania’ in Star Plus’ TV serial “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” (2009-2016).
Karan Mehra was born on Friday, 10 September 1982 (age 39 years; as of 2021) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
His family moved to Noida when Karan was very young. He did his schooling at Noida’s Apeejay School. In his school days, Mehra was the House Captain of his school. He was good at studies as well as co-curricular activities in childhood.
After completing class 12, Karan worked at Dominos Pizza as a summer trainee. Times of India He then enrolled himself in New Delhi’s National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to pursue a Diploma in Fashion Designing. E Times In addition to fashion designing, Mehra has also pursued BCA and a few other correspondence courses. Jagran Josh Later, he studied acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai. The Indian Express
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Karan’s father, Ajay Mehra, owns a construction business. His mother, Bella Mehra, is a homemaker. He has a younger brother, Kunal Mehra.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Karan met Nisha Rawal for the first time on the set of the film “Hastey Hastey” (2008) where he was working as a fashion designer. The duo fell in love and started dating each other.
While talking about Nisha in an interview, Karan said,
It was love at first sight. Nisha is a beautiful soul. She understands me totally and is a perfect life partner. She is a driving force in my life and tries to keep a positive attitude in me, even under stress.’’
Karan proposed to Nisha for the wedding on one of her birthdays in front of both their families and close friends.
They tied the knot on 24 November 2012, after dating for around six years. The couple has a son named Kavish, who was born on 15 June 2017.
In 2021, there were rumours about troubles in Karan and Nisha’s marriage. Initially, the duo denied the same. However, later, Nisha filed a complaint against Karan for hitting her and also accused him of having an extra-marital affair. As of 2021, the duo is on the verge of a divorce. After Nisha’s allegations, Karan was rumoured to be in a relationship with his Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan co-star Himanshi Parashar.
Karan started his career as a fashion designer. He worked as a designer for four years in Delhi. Thereafter, he moved to Mumbai to study acting. While in Mumbai, Karan designed an outfit for the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Films & Television
Mehra stepped into the world of entertainment as an assistant director. He assisted the film directors Rajkumar Hirani and Ram Gopal Varma in four films. Next, he made his film debut with the 2008 Bollywood film “Love Story 2050.”
Subsequently, Karan worked as a model for a while. He also appeared in a few TV advertisements. In 2009, he made his television debut with the TV serial “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” in which he played the role of ‘Naitik Singhania.’ Karan gained immense popularity for his performance in the show and became a household name. He worked in the show until 2016 and then left it owing to health issues.
In 2012, he participated in the dance reality TV show “Nach Baliye: Season 5” along with his wife, Nisha Rawal. They then participated in “Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati” (2013).
In 2016, he entered the house of “Bigg Boss 10” as a contestant.
Karan also appeared in the TV serials “Saath Nibhaana Saathiya” (2016), “Khatmal E Ishq” (2017), “Ek Bhram…Sarvagun Sampanna” (2019), and “Shubharambh” (2020). In 2020, he featured in the music video of Jubin Nautiyal‘s and Rochak Kohli’s song “Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra.”
In 2021, Karan made his debut in Punjabi TV with the TV serial “Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan.” He played the role of a cop in the serial.
Karan also participated in the music reality TV show “Zee Punjabi Antakshari” (2021).
In June 2021, Karan was arrested by the Goregaon police for allegedly pushing his wife, Nisha, against the wall. Nisha suffered a head injury during the incident and filed a complaint in the Goregaon police station. He was later released on bail. Karan denied all the allegations and accused his wife of tarnishing his image by herself pushing her head against the wall. Hindustan Times
- Food: Home-cooked Food
- Sport: Soccer
- Actor(s): Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
- Film: Hastey Hastey (2008)
- Cricketer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Colour: Black
- Holiday Destination(s): Goa in India, London
- Karan’s favourite pastime is sketching portraits.
- Karan is fond of dogs. He owned a pet dog named Love Rawal Mehra (Lovely Singh), who died on 11 April 2021.
- In childhood, Karan was a huge fan of Rishi Kapoor. In an interview, he said that during his summer vacations in Amritsar, Karan used to watch Kapoor’s films like “Bobby” (1973), “Kabhi Kabhie” (1976), and “Karz” (1980).
- In January 2021, Karan featured on the cover of Bombay Film Production magazine.
- In February 2021, Karan won the “Most Popular Celebrity Couple” at ‘Panache Image Awards’ along with his wife Nisha Rawal.
- Karan owns a BMW.