|Famous For||• Playing the role of 'Shivraj Shekhar' in "Balika Vadhu”
• Being the winner of Bigg Boss 13
|Physical Stats & More|
|Instagram Height||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
|Debut||Film: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) as Angad Bedi
TV: Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na (2008) as Shubh Ranawat
Web-Series: Broken But Beautiful 3 (2021) as Agastya Rao
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Golden Petal Award for Most Lokpriye Face Male (2012, 2013)
• Golden Petal Award for Best on Screen Couple on Colors with Pratyusha Banerjee (2012)
• ITA Award for GRB! Performer of the Year Male (2013)
• Zee Gold Award for Most Fit Actor Male (2014)
• Stardust Award for Breakthrough Supporting Performance Male for the film “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” (2014)
• HT Most Stylish Actor (2017)
• 2 Gold Awards for Style Icon of Television Industry (Male) and Style Icon of Social Media (Male) in 2020
|Date of Birth||12 December 1980 (Friday)|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Death||2 September 2021|
|Place of Death||Cooper Hospital, Mumbai|
|Age (at the time of death)||40 Years|
|Death Cause||Heart Attack Hindustan Times
Note: Reportedly, he was brought dead to the hospital.
|Hometown||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||St. Xavier’s High School, Fort, Mumbai|
|College/University||Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation in Interior Designing|
|Address||Casuarina A, New Link Road, Andheri West, 400053, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Food Habit||Turned Non-Vegetarian Telly Chakkar|
|Controversies||• Reportedly, his first celebrity girlfriend Shilpa Shinde accused him of beating her and throwing her out of a car, after which she broke up with Shukla. Zee News India
• He was fined 2000 (INR) by the Traffic Police in Mumbai for drunken driving on New Year's Eve, and his license was seized.
• In 2018, Sidharth was arrested by the Mumbai Police for rash driving. He was charged under sections 279, 337, and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and was released after paying a penalty of Rs. 5000.
• During his stint in Balika Vadhu, Sidharth got into a cold war with actor, Shashank Vyas, over his share of role in the serial.
• Sidharth was not on talking terms with his Balika Vadhu co-star, Toral Rasputra.
• There was also a rift between Sidharth and his Dil Se Dil Tak co-star, Kunal Verma. Kunal criticised the actor for his bad behaviour on the sets of the show. He said, "Kunal said, “He is an unprofessional maniac and a psycho. I think he needs psychiatric treatment again. I heard he had gone to rehab once and I think he needs to visit it again.”
• Sidharth is often criticised for being late on the sets of his shows and for creating a ruckus with his bizarre demands.
• Reportedly, he also got into a fight with his co-star, Rashami Desai, on the sets of the serial “Dil Se Dil Tak.” He refused shooting for the show as his vanity van was smaller than that of Rashami.
• Sidharth was even criticised by the media for his bad behaviour with a media person. Apparently, when a reporter tried to ask him about the news of him throwing tantrums on the sets of his shows, Sidharth removed his mic and walked out of the interview.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Shilpa Shinde (Actor) Zee News India
• Drashti Dhami (Rumoured; Actor)
• Shefali Jariwala (Actor; Dancer)
• Smita Bansal (Rumoured; Actor)
• Tanishaa Mukerji (Rumoured; Actor)
• Rashami Desai (Rumoured; Actor)
• Akanksha Puri (Rumoured; Actor and Model)
• Arti Singh (Rumoured; Actor)
• Shehnaaz Gill (Actress and Singer)
|Parents||Father- Late Ashok Shukla (Civil Engineer; Employee of the Reserve Bank of India)
Mother- Rita Shukla (Homemaker)
Preeti Shukla (eldest)
Neetu Shukla (elder; senior manager at Nucleus Office Parks, Mumbai)
|Food||Pav Bhaji and Daal-Rice|
|Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty|
|Actresses||Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit|
|Films||Bollywood- Agneepath, Deewar, Vaastav, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Jab We Met
Hollywood- Fast and Furious
|Travel Destinations||Germany, Spain, Austria|
|Car Collection||• BMW X5
• Black Sapphire Paint Finish SUV X5 TV 9 Hindi
|Bike Collection||Bobber Style Harley Davidson TV 9 Hindi|
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 60,000/episode|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sidharth Shukla
- Sidharth Shukla was a well known Indian actor and model who rose to fame with his role as ‘Shivraj Shekhar’ in “Balika Vadhu” (2008).
- Sidharth Shukla was born into a modest family in Mumbai. His family belonged to Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
- Sidharth was inclined towards sports since his childhood. He represented his school in many Tennis and Football competitions.
- In his college days, he wanted to be an interior designer, but he changed his line as he found more scope in modelling.
- While he started his career as a model, his father passed away due to a lung infection.
- He participated in ‘Gladrags Manhunt and Mega Model Contest’ as a contest in 2004. The famous Indian TV actor Abhinav Shukla was also a contestant in the same contest.
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- He became the first Asian to win the World’s Best Model contest in Turkey in 2004.
- He was featured as a model in the music video ‘Resham Ka Rumal’ featuring Mona Lisa. The song was sung by the veteran Indian singer Ila Arun.
- In 2008, he made his acting debut in the Hindi TV serial “Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na” as ‘Shubh Ranawat.’ He then appeared in the TV serials like “Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi” (2009) and “Love U Zindagi” (2019).
- He received immense popularity after playing the role of ‘Shivraj Shekhar’ in Colors TV’s popular serial “Balika Vadhu.”
- In 2013, he participated in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6.”
- Sidharth made his debut in Bollywood in 2014 by playing the role of ‘Angad Bedi’ in the film “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.” His performance was well appreciated in the film.
- He hosted popular TV shows like ‘Savdhaan India’ (2014), ‘India’s Got Talent 6’ (2015), and ‘India’s Got Talent 7’ (2016).
- In 2016, Shukla became the winner of the stunt-based show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.”
- In 2019, he entered the TV game reality show “Bigg Boss 13” as a contestant. Click here to check the complete list of Bigg Boss 13 contestants. He was declared the winner of Bigg Boss 13 on 15 February 2020. Asim Riaz and Shehnaz Kaur Gill bagged second and third position, respectively.
- He appeared on the TV cooking show ‘Kitchen Champion’ in 2021 along with his sister Neetu Shukla.
- Sidharth Shukla had a keen interest in politics.
- During an interview, Sidharth revealed that he was an introvert and didn’t like partying.
- In January 2014, Sidharth apparently signed a 3-film contract with Karan Johar‘s production house, Dharma Productions.
- It would be interesting to know that in 2016, he acted in the Kazakh Film ‘Business in Kazakhstan’ in which he portrayed the character of Mr. Chakraborty.
- Sidharth Shukla was a good friend of Bollywood actor John Abraham since his modelling days.
- In 2020, Shukla was featured in the music videos like “Bhula Dunga” by Darshan Raval, “Dil Ko Karaar Aaya” by Yasser Desai & Neha Kakkar, and “Shona Shona” by Tony Kakkar & Neha Kakkar.
- He walked the ramp in many popular Indian fashion shows.
- He was also featured in various TV commercials including Bajaj Avenger, ICICI, Mamaearth, Fair & Lovely, and Digjam.
- While he was in Bigg Boss 13 house in 2019, he became friends with the Punjabi singer Shehnaaz Kaur Gill. They became good friends in the house, and later, the rumours of their affair started. Even after the show, they were often spotted together. Reportedly, the duo was in a live-in relationship. According to a leading newspaper,
The actor, who passed away due to a heart attack on September 2, had complained of uneasiness hours before his death. The actor came home at around 9:30 pm after which he started feeling uneasy. His mother and Shehnaaz both were at home at that time. First they gave him nimbu paani and later ice cream to make him feel better, but it did not help him. Sidharth still complained of uneasiness and his mother and Shehnaaz asked him to take rest. Sidharth on the other hand could not sleep hence asked Shehnaaz to be with him and just pat his back. Around 1:30 am, Sidharth slept in Shehnaaz’ lap and the latter then slowly moved away. She too slept and around 7 am when she woke up, she saw Sidharth sleeping in the same position without any movement and when she tried to wake him up, he did not move. Shehnaaz panicked and rushed from 12th floor to 5th floor where his family lived. She informed Sidharth’s sister and they called their family doctor who on arrival informed that Sidharth was no more.”
- After the demise of Sidharth, the news came to the media that Shukla and Shehnaaz had planned to get married in December 2021. They had booked the wedding venue at JW Mariott, Mumbai. Reportedly, they booked an apartment in Mumbai where they planned to shift after their marriage. India Times
- His last appearance on TV was on the dance reality show ‘Dance Deewane 3’ in which he appeared as a guest along with Shehnaaz Kaur Gill.
- In May 2022, the last song that Sidharth worked on ‘Jeena Zaroori Hai’ was released online. The song also featured Bigg Boss 15 contestant Vishal Kotian. While some viewers were happy to see Sidharth onscreen for one more time, others criticised the makers for not seeking permission from Sidharth’s family to release the song. Reportedly, the song was shot in 2019.
- Here’s an interesting video about Sidharth Shukla’s biography: