Karan Mehra Biography:
Karan Mehra, popularly known as Naitik, was born on 10th September in the year 1982. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab but was brought up in Delhi. He completed his studies from Apeejay School, Noida. Karan used to be a topper in school. After his schooling, he pursued his graduation in fashion technology from the well renowned National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. In fact, he worked as a fashion designer before stepping into the small screen industry. Karan’s father runs a construction business whereas his mother is a homemaker. He has also done a four month acting course from Kishore Namit Kapoor acting Institute.
Karan Mehra Wedding:
The 31 year old actor met his soul mate Nisha Rawal (who was last seen in a negative role in the daily soap Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki as Soumya Diwan) in a professional setup. Nisha debuted in the big screen industry with the movie Hastey Hastey opposite actor Jimmy Shergill. Karan was working as a fashion stylist for the movie. It was then that he and model – turned – actress Nisha met and became good buddies. Later, he gave her a promise ring in front of the entire media and declared her to be the love of his life! He proposed to her on 10th September in the year 2009.
The duo – Karan and Nisha were into a long term relationship for almost five years. They finally tied the knot on 24th November, 2012. Karan hails from Punjab whereas Nisha belongs to a Rajput family. But since their rituals are more or less the same, they got married in a very traditional Punjabi style. They got married in his hometown, Noida. Their wedding was a very private affair with few close friends and relatives. Karan was not too comfortable with media coverage on news channels.
But he was okay with print journalists writing about their wedding in magazines and news papers and sharing photos of their wedding after a month or so. They had to cancel their honeymoon trip to Europe due to Karan’s tight schedule. But Nisha understands him completely as she belongs to the TV industry as well and that’s exactly what he loves about her. The couple was also seen together in popular dance reality show Nach Baliye season 5.
Karan in a recent interview revealed that he always wanted to marry a girl who belonged to the same profession as that would help them have a better understanding regarding the work constraints and working hours. It would also enable them to guide each other on the professional work front.
Karan and Nisha always wanted to keep their relationship slow and steady to test their compatibility. After a courtship of five long years, they have become enough compatible with each other and also have become much like each other. Marriage is the end of life for some but for him Marriage is a beautiful start, giggles the celeb.
Karan Mehra Current Serial:
Karan started off his career with modeling. He entered into the small screen industry with Rajan Shahi’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai, aired on the channel star plus. Here, he is seen to portray the character of a good-looking, youthful typical son of a Marwari joint family, who happens to be the only son in a house of daughters, named Naitik Raj Shekhar Singhania. Naitik is thereby pampered and fussed over by his family members. All his requests are granted even before he utters them. He makes sure that no one is hurt but at the same time he is proud enough to be born as a boy! But he is deeply tied to the customs and traditions in his family in spite of of being well educated.
Naitik gets married to Akshara (played by actress Hina Khan). He always dreamt of arranged marriage since childhood, whereas Akshara fantasized to get married to her Sapno ka Raajkumar. But soon she realized that love marriage was just a day dream for her! However, they accept each other and find love after marriage. They get to know more about each other with every passing day.
The television drama basically portrays the journey of Akshara and Naitik’s marriage, relationship and their family. They become compatible and fall in love after getting to know about one another. The couple gets blessed with a son whom they name Naksh (Naitik + Akshara).
Naitik aka Karan is currently busy wrapping up the shoots for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai as he is eyeing bollywood! The daily soap had hit the screens in the year 2009 and currently it is the longest running show on star plus. It is still being loved by audience is what is more pleasing, smiles Karan. The characters in the serial didn’t leave the show in the middle for other shows is what makes it even more special. Even if he goes for other shows, Director Kut Production’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai will always be his top most priority.
Karan Mehra Reality Shows / Performances:
The Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai actor was also seen in well known dance reality show Nach Baliye season 5 along with wife Nisha Rawal. The duo were one of the contestants of the nonfiction show. Nach Baliye is one of the most successful dance platforms where celebrity couples take part and the best of the lot wins the show.
Karan and wife Nisha performed in the romantic track tune toh pal bhar mein from the movie Dabbang on the opening day of the dance show. His cute smile was appreciated by judge and director Sajid Khan. They happened to be one of the final contestants of the dance show. But unfortunately the couple got eliminated very soon and thereby could not make it to the final stage!
The adorable actor also participated in Nach Baliye Shrimaan v/s Shrimati in this year itself where the competition was boys’ v/s girls.
Karan Mehra Filmography / Ads:
The 5 feet 8 inch actor worked as an assistant director with Directors Rajkumar Hirani and Ram Gopal Verma in a few films. He also worked as a stylist in wife Nisha’s debut movie Hastey Hastey in the year 2008.
He was also seen in a minute role as actor Salman Khan’s friend in the film Saajan.
Karan also bagged a role in the movie Love story 2050 as actor Harman Baweja’s buddy in the year 2008.
He has featured in quite a lot of commercial ads for various banking institutions as well. The latest commercial in which he can be seen is the VIP ad with bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor. The cute actor was also spotted in the ads for Hotspot mobile store and 7UP!
Karan Mehra Awards:
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Karan Mehra Slam Book:
Favourite pastime: sketching portraits, gym, swimming and painting.
Loves: his work is his passion and of course spending time with his wife Nisha!
Hates: studying but he was a bright student in school.
Most used lines: he ram!
Favourite dish: Nimbu chicken and Panipuri.
Favourite holiday destination: Europe, Goa, London.
Favourite season: Winter as he hates to sweat during summers and getting wet in rainy seasons!
Favourite sports: Soccer and cricket.