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Rajeev Khandelwal Biography

About Rajeev Khandelwal

Personal Life:
Rajeev Khandelwal, born in Jaipur, India, is an Indian television and film actor. Rajeev Khandelwal is in a relationship with Manjiri Kamtikar who works at an advertisement agency. Rajeev has said he is an atheist, although he is not against people who believe in God. Rajeev is a very reserved person who enjoys cooking, playing sports, horse riding and going to the gym. Rajeev's favourite actors from Bollywood are Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and Kajol.

Early Career:
Rajeev never thought of becoming an actor. He was working as a production controller in a Delhi based production house. Before acting he was a documentary filmmaker and he wrote 30 documentary films on the army and women labor, which usually air on Doordarshan channel. He also directed documentary dramas. Rajeev made and produced his own drama called Pilot but it was not picked up. Then RAjeev came to Mumbai to try his hand in modelling. Rajeev had modeled for several brands like LML bike, Green Label Whisky, Kodak Express and Videocon refrigerators.

Rajeev appeared as Raj in Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat. Rajeev then played the role of the lover boy, Sujal Garewal in Kahin Toh Hoga, which made him a household name across the country. Sick of the state of traditional Indian soaps, he then starred in the Indian version of the immensly successful American show 24 called Time Bomb. Rajeev was casted in the lead role of Varun, a field officer in the fictional organization ATC. The lead role of Jack Bauer in 24 is player by Kiefer Sutherland. The show aired for only one season. Rajeev also made a short appearance for the popular Indian crime thriller CID. Rajeev's next major role was that of Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat in the teen military drama Left Right Left where he again garnered rave reviews. But the show also seemed to succumb to the now common overstretching of Indian TV serials which triggered Rajeev to leave the show mid season. Since then Rajeev has stepped into the Bollywood with the movie, Aamir, which got him exceptionally great reviews. The movie itself is already said to be one of the best movies of 2008 and has garnered immense critical and commercial acclaim.

1. In 2004, Favourite Jodi award at Star Parivar Awards.
2. In 2004, Best Tv Personality award at Star Parivar Awards.
3. In 2004, Best Tv New Comer award at Star Parivar Awards..
4. In 2005, Best Tv Couple Of The Year award at Star Parivar Awards.
5. In 2005, Style Icon award at Mtv Lycra Awards.
6. In 2005, Best Tv Personality award at Mtv Lycra Awards.
7. In 2005, Best Actor (Popular) award at Sansui Indian Television Awards.

16th October 1975