Rajeev Khandelwal is an Indian television & Film Actor, Singer, and Host. He was born on 16 October 1975, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He is best known for his work in Hindi television Serials, Bollywood movies, and web series. He shot to fame with his role ‘Sujal Garewal’ in the show, “Kahiin To Hoga ”. He started his acting career with the TV series, Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat (2002), where he played a negative role. He acted in many television shows and Bollywood movies. Apart from acting, he has hosted many reality shows such as Deal Ya No Deal, Sach Ka Saamna, Super Cars, and My Endeavour
|Date of birth||16 October 1975|
|Birthplace||Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
|Age (as in 2022)||47 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Host, Singer|
|Known For||Kahiin to Hoga|
|Hometown||Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
|Current City||Goregaon, Mumbai, India|
|Hobbies||Horse riding, Reading, Cooking, Gymming, Playing Tennis & Squash|
|Years active||1998- present|
Rajeev Khandelwal Career –
- Rajeev Khandelwal started working with a Delhi-based production house and modelled for brands such as Green Label Whiskey, LML, Videocon, and many more.
- He started his acting career with the television series Banphool in the year 1998.
- In 2002, he received his breakthrough role through the famous television serial Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat, in which he played a negative role and became very popular among television audiences.
- From 2003-to 2005, he appeared in the Balaji Telefilms’ Kahiin To Hoga, in which he portrayed the role of Sujal Garewal.
- In 2005, he appeared in Ketan Mehta’s action television series Time Bomb 9/11, in which he was seen as the RAW Field Officer Varun Awasthi.
- In 2006, he entered C.I.D as ACP Prithvi Raj and also acted as Sharim in the Pakistani Show ‘Sun Leyna’.
- From 2006-to 2007, he appeared as Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat in the youth-based drama series “Left Right Left”.
- In 2008, he made his Bollywood debut with the film Aamir, in which he was cast as Dr. Aamir Ali.
- In 2011, he had two film releases: the first is Bejoy Nambiar’s thriller film Shaitan and the second is Sanjeev Goenka’s Soundtrack.
- In 2012, he appeared in the romantic comedy film Will You Marry Me?
- In 2013, he appeared in the psychological mystery thriller Table no. 21, in which he played the role of Vivaan Awasthi.
- He next featured in the romantic comedy film Ishk Actually (2013) opposite Neha Ahuja.
- In 2014, he acted in the adventure film Peter Gaya Kaam Se, in which he played the character of Peter Rodrigues alongside Lekha Washington and Prashant Narayanan.
- He next acted in Rajshri Productions drama thriller Samrat & Co, where he portrayed the role of Samrat Tilakdhari opposite Madalasa Sharma.
- In 2015, he appeared in the Indo-Australian film Salt Bridge where he played the role of Basant.
- In February 2015, he made a comeback to television after seven years with the television show Reporters opposite Kritika Kamra. In which he played the role of Kabir Sharma.
- In 2016, he hosted a documentary film ‘The Legend of Jagannath’.
- He has also worked in Rajeev Jhaveri’s directorial Fever.
- In 2016, he sang for the promotional version of the song “Teri Yaad” from his film Fever.
- He was also seen in Remo D’Souza’s DOA Death of Amar co-starring Zarine Khan.
- Apart from acting, he has hosted many reality shows such as Deal Ya No Deal, Sach Ka Saamna, Super Cars, My Endeavour and Juzzbaatt.
- In 2018, he made his digital debut with ALT Balaji’s web series Haq Se.
- In 2019, he appeared in another ALT Balaji’s web series Cold Lassi Aur Chicken Masala opposite Divyanka Tripathi.
- He also appeared in the web series Marzi (2019) and Naxalbari (2020).
Rajeev Khandelwal Family Background –
Khandelwal belongs to Kalandri, a town situated in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. He was born on 16 October 1975 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in a Marwari family. His father’s name is Lt. Col. C.L. Khandelwal, who was retired army personnel and his mother’s name is Vijayalaxmi Khandelwal. He has two brothers, his elder brother’s name is Rahul Khandelwal and his younger brother’s name is Sanjeev Khandelwal. He has said he is an atheist but he is not against people who follow any religion.
|Father||Col. C.L. Khandelwal (Retired Army Personnel)|
|Brothers||Rahul Khandelwal (elder), Sanjeev Khandelwal (younger)|
Rajeev Khandelwal Marital status/ Relationship and More –
Rajeev Khandelwal’s marital status is married. Rajeev was rumored to be dating co-star, Aamna Sharif, while they were shooting for the TV show, “Kahiin To Hoga ”. In 2007, he adopted a five-year-old girl named Swati from an institute called Muskaan.
Rajeev married his longtime girlfriend Manjiri Kamtikar on 7 February 2011. It was an Arya Samaj Wedding. Currently he lives in Goregaon, Mumbai, India.
|Affairs/ Girlfriends||Aamna Sharif (Actress, rumored) |
|Wife/ Spouse||Manjiri Kamtikar (m. 2011- present)|
|Marriage Date||7 February 2011|
|Children||Daughter – Swati (adopted in 2007 from an institute called Muskaan)|
Rajeev Khandelwal Height/ Weight & Physical State –
The height of Rajeev Khandelwal is approximately 5 feet 9 inches and his body weight is around 70 kg. His full body measurements are Chest- 40 Inches, Waist – 32 Inches, and Biceps – 14 Inches. He has black color hair and dark brown eyes.
|Height||5’9″ (175 cm)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
Rajeev Khandelwal Favourite Things –
|Favorite Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actress(es)||Waheeda Rehman, Kajol|
|Favorite Film(s)||Shakti (1982), Hachiko|
|Favorite Food||Egg Bhurji, Spinach|
|Favorite Beverage||Green Tea|
|Favorite Book||The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand|
|Favorite Colour||Blue, White|
|Favorite Politician||Narendra Modi|
|Favorite Perfume||Bleu De Chanel|
|Favorite Fashion Designer||Rahul Agasti, Narendra Kumar|
|Favorite Destination||Leh-Ladakh, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Dubai|
|Favorite Player||Roger Federer, Leander Paes|
Rajeev Khandelwal Educational Qualification –
He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur. After that, he enrolled himself in St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad to attain a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
|School||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad|
|Qualification||Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry|
Rajeev Khandelwal Net worth –
The net worth of Rajeev Khandelwal is estimated to be $3 Million dollars. His source of income is mostly from being a successful TV Actor.
|Net worth (2021)||$3 Million dollars|
|Source of Income||Acting|
Some lesser-known facts about Rajeev Khandelwal –
- Does Rajeev Khandelwal Smoke? Yes
- Does Rajeev Khandelwal drink alcohol? Yes
- He is very much addicted to cigarettes.
- He consumes alcohol occasionally.
- His family and friends fondly call him Raj.
- He can not compromise with cleanliness at any cost.
- Rajeev developed his interest in acting when he was in 3rd standard, after performing at a stage show.
- When he was in 9th standard, his father took him for an audition for Punjab Doordarshan where he got selected, but his father didn’t allow him as it was a 3-month long outdoor shoot.
- During his final years of college, he was not sure about his career, he had given up his acting hopes and decided to join the army. He was thrown out of his house because of his indecisive nature. He was so annoyed with his parents and he stayed with a few drivers at his cousin’s friend’s flat in Delhi.
- During his struggling days, he started assisting someone in making documentaries in Delhi. He came in touch with his parents after 3 years when his first documentary was telecast on the TV.
- Rajeev gifted his parents a cordless phone from his first salary.
- In 2002, Rajeev and his then-girlfriend in Delhi wanted to open a company to make documentaries together, but she cheated on him as she took all his money and went to Mumbai.
- Not many people know that Rajeev made his TV debut back in 1998 with the serial ‘Banphool‘ as Maharaj which aired on DD National.
- During his initial days in Mumbai, he had to travel to Delhi every 15 days, and during one of his visits to Delhi, he came to know that Ekta Kapoor‘s Balaji Telefilms was auditioning for their new show ‘Kahiin To Hoga,’ in which he gave an audition and got selected after 4 days.
- Rajeev garnered fame with his role as Sujal Garewal in Star Plus’ serial ‘Kahiin Toh Hoga.’
- He hosted Sach Ka Saamna season 1 (2009) and season 2 (2011-2012), which gained popularity because of its controversial contents.
- He is very uncomfortable doing on-screen kissing scenes. During the shooting of his film “Table no. 21”, he denied doing any kissing scenes but later he agreed to do it.
- He considers “Mannat” (Shah Rukh Khan’s house) as his dream house. He would like to own a similar house and name it “Jannat”.
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Rajeev Khandelwal Most Succesful Movies | Rajeev Khandelwal Top IMDB Rated Movies
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Aamir released in 2008, this was an Crime, Drama, Thriller movie and it received 7.7 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Aishwarya, Vasan Bala, Chinkal, Rohitash Gaud, Shashanka Ghosh, Jhilmil Hazrika, Junaid, Amar Kaushik, Abhas Khan, Allauddin Khan, Prasoon Narayan, Gajraj Rao, Sneha, Rajeev Yadav
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration – 99 Minutes
Director – Raj Kumar Gupta
Writer – Raj Kumar Gupta
Production Company – UTV Spotboy Motion Pictures
Released Date – Friday, June 6, 2008
Budget – INR 50000000
About – A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Shaitan released in 2011, this was an Action, Crime, Drama movie and it received 7.2 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Panditt, Gulshan Devaiah, Rajeev Khandelwal, Neil Bhoopalam, Kirti Kulhari, Rajkummar Rao, Rajat Barmecha, Nikhil Chinappa, Shelly Skandrani, Abhijeet Shirish Deshpande, Raghav Dutt, Trushant Ingle, Rajit Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Duration – 121 Minutes
Director – Bejoy Nambiar
Writer – Abhijeet Shirish Deshpande, K.S. Krishnan
Production Company – Anurag Kashyap Films
Released Date – Friday, June 10, 2011
About – Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Soundtrack released in 2011, this was an Drama, Musical movie and it received 7.1 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor, Yatin Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Siddharath Coutto, Manu Rishi Chadha, Jyamin Ali, Angie, Zara Barring, Harjit Soni Bhoondpal, Anisa Butt, Sagar Chavan, Vijayshree Choudhary
Genre – Drama, Musical
Duration – 132 Minutes
Director – Neerav Ghosh
Writer – Neerav Ghosh, Chintan Gandhi
Production Company – Indie Ideas
Released Date – Friday, October 7, 2011
Budget – INR 50000000
About – Loud music, substance and alcohol abuse wreck the life and career of a talented music composer.
Table No.21(7.1 rating)
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Table No.21 released in 2013, this was an Adventure, Drama, Thriller movie and it received 7.1 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Tina Desai, Dhruv Ganesh, Asheesh Kapur, Hanif Hilal, Gulam Gouse Deewani, Ankit, Sumit Rana, Inderjeet Singh Sagoo, Niketa Agarwal, Monica, James, Sangesh, Mani Nakayan
Genre – Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Duration – 108 Minutes
Director – Aditya Datt
Writer – Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Production Company – Eros International
Released Date – Friday, January 4, 2013
About – A couple is drawn into a game show with a whooping winning prize. However the game turns into more than a survival for them with no escape.
Court Martial(6.9 rating)
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Court Martial released in 2020, this was an Drama movie and it received 6.9 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Saksham Dayma, Rajeev Khandelwal, Govind Pandey, Saroj Parida, Col Ravi Sharma, Bhagwan Tiwari
Genre – Drama
Duration – 120 Minutes
Director – Sourabh Shrivastava, Karwarkar Bhavika
Writer – Deepak Swadesh
Production Company – Iris Productions
Released Date – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Budget – INR 10000000
About – This play comprises the proceedings of this Court in which the defense lawyer, the extremely sharp Bikash Ray, goes deep into the motive behind the assault and exposes the ugly and shocking truth.
Samrat & Co.(6.3 rating)
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Samrat & Co. released in 2014, this was an Mystery, Thriller movie and it received 6.3 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalsa Sharma, Gopal Dutt, Girish Karnad, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Shreya Narayan, Indraneil Sengupta, Barkha Bisht, Ravi Jhankal, Puja Gupta, Rajniesh Duggall, Bhaumik Sampat, Pradeep Welankar, Smita Jaykar, Gufi Paintal
Genre – Mystery, Thriller
Duration – 125 Minutes
Director – Kaushik Ghatak
Writer – Kaushik Ghatak, Manish Shrivastav
Production Company – Rajshri Productions
Released Date – Friday, April 25, 2014
About – A small town tycoon gets murdered. The daughter hires a private investigator to catch the real culprit.
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Fever released in 2016, this was an Crime, Mystery movie and it received 4.8 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauhar Khan, Gemma Atkinson, Ankita Makwana, Caterina Murino, Victor Banerjee, Andres Jud, Joseph Paul, Lara Wolf
Genre – Crime, Mystery
Duration – 123 Minutes
Director – Rajeev Jhaveri
Writer – Rajeev Jhaveri
Production Company – AM Films
Released Date – Friday, August 5, 2016
Budget – INR 70000000
About – An assassin loses his memory in an accident. He wakes up knowing only his name, and a subconscious memory of a crime he has committed.
Will You Marry Me(4.6 rating)
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Will You Marry Me released in 2012, this was an Comedy movie and it received 4.6 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Shreyas Talpade, Rajeev Khandelwal, Mugdha Godse, Muzamil Ibrahim, Celina Jaitly, Manoj Joshi, Tripta Parashar, Paresh Rawal
Genre – Comedy
Duration – 135 Minutes
Director – Aditya Datt
Writer – Jay Master, Jay Master
Production Company – Ikkon Films
Released Date – Friday, March 2, 2012
About – A group of bachelors place a wager to see who will go the longest time without getting married.
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Pranaam released in 2019, this was an Action, Crime, Drama movie and it received 4.4 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh, Sameksha, Vikram Gokhale, Aniruddh Dave, Apoorva Arora, S.M. Zaheer, Vikram Bhui, Shaji Chaudhary, Rajiv Dinkar, Tauqeer Alam Khan, Gauri Shankar, Uday Vir Singh Yadav
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Duration – 120 Minutes
Director – Sanjiv Jaiswal
Writer – Sanjiv Jaiswal
Production Company – Rudraksh Adventures
Released Date – Friday, August 9, 2019
Budget – INR 60000000
About – A peon’s son who is an aspiring IAS officer is compelled to change his path leading him to turn into a gangster.
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Ateet released in 2020, this was an Thriller movie and it received 4.1 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Rajeev Khandelwal, Priyamani, Sanjay Suri, Neha Bam, Deshna Dugad, Shakeel Khan, Vipin Sharma, Pradeep Velankar
Genre – Thriller
Duration – 120 Minutes
Director – Tanuj Bhramar
Writer – Harsshil R Patel
Production Company – Funtime Entertainment
Released Date – Tuesday, April 21, 2020
About – A soldier lost in war and pronounced dead returns after decade to his wife and daughter, only to realize that they have moved on. As he forces his way into their life, questions are asked whether he is dead or alive.
Ishk Actually(2.6 rating)
Rajeev Khandelwal Starrer Ishk Actually released in 2013, this was an Romance movie and it received 2.6 average rating on IMDB.
Cast By – Neha Ahuja, Raayo S. Bakhirta, Neha Ghelot, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ann Mitchai, Siddharth Van Shipley
Genre – Romance
Duration – 103 Minutes
Director – Anish Khanna
Writer – Arindam Mukerzee
Production Company – Aris Pioneer Enterprises Company
Released Date – Friday, October 25, 2013
About – Gia is at a crossroads in her life, with the arrows pointing towards Neil in one direction and Kabir in the opposite direction. She grapples with making a decision as she’s torn between the…