Apurva Agnihotri Birthday Special: From Bollywood to direction, check out the amazing facts of the actor

As Apurva Agnihotri turns a year older, here are some facts about the actor that we bet you didn't know before. Take a look.
Apurva Agnihotri Birthday Special: From Bollywood to direction, check out the amazing facts of the actorApurva Agnihotri Birthday Special: From Bollywood to direction, check out the amazing facts of the actor
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Apurva Agnihotri is one name in the entertainment world that everyone is familiar with. Some actors are remembered by their names, and some actors are remembered by their characters. Apurva Agnihotri falls in the latter category. Every 90s kid will remember him as the handsome brat Rajiv from the film Pardes, and the good-looking and charming boss, Armaan Suri from Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Just like Jassi; all fell in love with Armaan aka Apurva's mesmerising personality and awe-inspiring acting chops. But that is not all. 

Apurva has an interesting journey, both in professional as well as personal life. However, many are unfortunately unaware of this beautiful take in Apurva's life. From making his debut in Bollywood to shifting to television, Apurva has proved his mettle everywhere. He created a huge impact on the masses with his phenomenal acting. Though his journey has been fruitful, it hasn't been a bed of roses. He has had his share of ups and downs while achieving what he desired. But the powerful man came out of all struggles. He established himself as a fine actor, an ideal husband and a good human being. 





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As Apurva turns a year older today, here are some amazing facts that you must know about the actor who has had his brush with controversy and acclaim. 

1) Big Bollywood Debut

While many think Apurva started his acting journey from TV, it is not so. He stepped into the entertainment industry with the big screen. He made his debut in Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary starrer 'Pardes' helmed by Subhash Ghai in 1997. He played the role of Rajiv and was applauded for his scintillating performance. Apurva shot to fame overnight. Not only did Pardes prove to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, but Apurva also got nominated at the Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He then went on to work in many big-budget movies such as Pyar Koi Khel Nahin, Krodh, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai, Kasoor and Lakeer among others. 

2) Shifting focus – Jumping from big screen to small screen 

Though Apurva put his heart and soul into trying to make it big in B-town, luck wasn't by his side. His career graph slowly went down the hill and stalled at a point. It is then that Apurva shifted his focus to the small screen and bagged the male lead in popular show Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi opposite Mona Singh, in 2003. Running for three years, it became one of the highest rated TV shows. He even walked home with the Best Actor Award in 2005 at the Indian Telly Awards.

3) Wedding bells – Tying the knot with Shilpa Saklani

After his controversial relationships with Akansha Chaudhary and Surveen Chawla, Apurva finally found love in Shilpa Saklani. Apurva and wife Shilpa’s love story is extremely heartwarming. After watching Apurva in Pardes, Shilpa developed a crush on the cute Pardesi boy. They met through mutual friends, and it was Rakshanda Khan who played cupid for the couple. From friends to lovers to officially a couple, it was a smooth and romantic ride for the two. After a courtship of only six months, the duo decided to take their relationship to the next level and tied the knot in 2004. Even after 15 years of togetherness, they still are a madly-in-love couple. 


4) Participating in Bigg Boss 7 

After the rave party controversy which took place in May 2012, where Shilpa and Apurva were charge-sheeted by the police even after being innocent, the duo got a chance to enter the Bigg Boss. They were a part of the seventh season of the controversial show. During his stint, Apurva did something that shocked his wife but was applauded by many. He shaved off his hair to win a task for his team. While this did not go down well with wifey Shilpa, others appreciated his brave act. He was known to be a calm, composed and team player in the Bigg Boss 7 house. 

5) Behind the camera – heading towards direction

Apurva wishes to try his hand at direction. Acting has become passé, he expressed his desire to turn to direction after his stint in the Bigg Boss house. He even revealed that he had got a huge opportunity to direct; however, he wasn't ready then, but he is now open to directing films or TV shows.

Apurva also took the digital route recently and was seen in Ekta Kapoor's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. Here's wishing the actor a very happy birthday and a fruitful year ahead. 

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