On getting married with his girlfriend:
One of the most admired actors of the Indian Television industry, Kushal Tandon, popularly known as Viraat of Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai is currently dating a Bulgarian model named Elena Boeva. He met her in the New York Film Academy where he went to pursue his higher studies, and happened to fall in ‘love at first sight’ with her! They were both studying when they met. They became good friends and soon their friendship blossomed into love.
And now it’s been more than a year since they have been seeing each other. But they are into a casual relationship; Kushal is not much serious about the relationship as he is afraid of making any sort of commitment, reveals some sources.
The lovey – dovey couple were also seen as one of the contestants in the no. 1 dance reality show – Nach Baliye Season 5, aired on the channel Star Plus. Their sizzling chemistry was loved by the judges as well as the audience and especially Elena’s scintillating dance moves were highly appreciated by the critics. But unfortunately the couple got eliminated from the show soon due to lack of votes.
Marriage is not on the cards for the actor right now as all he wants to do at present, is focus on his career. Kushal has no plans of getting hitched as he is keen on becoming better as an actor. ‘I want to go slow and will marry when the situation demands’, quips the commitment phobic actor!
The handsome hunk was born on 28th March in the year 1985. He was born and brought up in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He comes from a political background as his grandfather was one of the former ministers of Uttar Pradesh. But Kushal always dreamt of a career in the entertainment industry. He has been a movie buff since his childhood days. He did a course in acting from the well reputed New York Film Academy.
Modeling and Advertisements:
Kushal started his career with modeling. He participated in the Grasim Mr. India Manhunt Contest at the age of 18 years and grabbed the position of the first runners up. Kushal featured on many ads with big brands like Sony Ericsson, Skoda, Activia, Airtel, Dairy Milk, Eva Deodorant, Reid & Taylor (with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachhan), Kawasaki, Bajaj, to name a few. He also did ramp walks for many fashion shows namely Provogue, Spykar, Giodarna and the Lakme Fashion week etc.
The model – turned – actor bagged the parallel male lead in the daily soap Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Here, he essays the role of Viraat Singh Vadhera, the younger brother to Viren (played by actor Karan Tacker who was last seen in the youth popularity romance Love Ne Mila Di Jodi as Sameer).
Viraat becomes good friends with Maanvi (portrayed by bubbly actress Nia Sharma, last seen in Star Plus’s Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha as Anu), who happens to be the younger sister of his Bhabhi, Jeevika (played by actress Krystle D’souza). Later, Maanvi suffers from blood cancer and it is then that he becomes close to Maanvi and also falls in love with her.
Maanvi becomes Viraat’s wife when she recovers and then the story revolves round the two sisters and the brothers along with the two families.
The Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai actor won some Awards to his recognition: Zee Gold Awards and Indian Telly Awards
The 28 year old actor is similar to his onscreen character Viraat in real life too. He is very naughty in reality as well which is quite relatable to his reel life character. In fact, he does not rehearse the lines of Viraat, he just uses his day – to –day dialogues!
Kushal shares a very good bonding with his co – actors Karan Tacker and Nia Sharma off screen as well. They are great buddies in real life. He is very fond of fast cars and also has an ear for hard rock music. Apart from these, he shares some of his favourite things with his fan followers:
Favourite song: You’re beautiful by James Blunt &Eye of the Tiger by Survivor!
Favourite singers: is a long list including Akon & Wiz Khalifa.
Favourite colour: White.
Favourite TV show: Orange Country!
Favourite holiday destination: Miami, France, Los Angeles, Spain, Greece and Kerala & Goa (within India). He is very fond of travelling and would love to go on a world tour, if given a chance!
Favourite Actor: Sylvester Stallone.
Favourite Actress: Jessica Alba.
Favourite movie: Rocky series & How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!
Favourtie outfit: would be anything and everything paired up with a pair of aviators!
Favourite cuisine: He is a hard core foodie and loves food cooked by his mom especially the simple daal – chaawal & chilli paneer. He is also very fond of prawns and red meat. Egg whites are a must for him on his breakfast table. His lunch mainly consists of Fish or chicken, roti, brown rice and lots of salads whereas his Dinner includes Chicken breasts along with brown rice and salads.And he loves any form of chocolate for dessert which can range from pastries to puddings!
Favourite street food: includes paanipuri & dry bhels!
Favourite drink: Scotch on the Rocks!
Favourite sitcom: How I Met Your Mother!
Favourite perfume brand: YSL & Issey Miyake!
His fitness mantra: is to eat healthy & exercise regularly. In short, eat & burn! He eats well and knows where to draw the line and works out for almost two and half hours a day which includes weights & cardio, in order to stay fit and maintain his lean physique!