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Age: 43 Years
Hometown: Mumbai
Education: MBA

Vivan Bhatena

Bio/Wiki
Other NameVivan Bhathena
A snip of Vivan Bhatena's Facebook account
Profession(s)Model, TV Host, and TV & Film Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTV (Actor): Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000) as Abhishek
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Film (Hindi; As an Actor): Chak De! India (2007) as Abhimanyu Singh (vice-captain of the cricket team)
Chak De! India
Film (Telugu; As an Actor): Raja the Great (2017) as Devraj
Raja the Great (2017) film poster
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 October 1978 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2021)43 Years
BirthplaceMumbai
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai
SchoolManeckji Cooper Education Trust School, Mumbai
College/UniversityJai Hind College, Mumbai
A snip of Vivan Bhatena's Facebook account
Educational Qualification(s)• MBA
• Course in DOP and Photography [1]Deccan Herald [2]The Times of India
EthnicityHalf-Parsi (father's side) and half-Maharashtrian (mother's side) [3]The Times of India
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Vivan Bhatena's Instagram post
TattooOn his left bicep: A big tattoo of tiger
Vivan Bhatena's tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2007
Family
Wife/SpouseNikhila Palat (businesswoman)
Vivan Bhatena with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Nivaya Bhathena (born on 9 June 2019)
Vivan Bhatena and his daughter
Favourites
Actor(s)Salman Khan, Matt LeBlanc, Sean Connery, Charlton Heston, Michael Douglas, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra
FoodCrispy Fish
FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
BookEnzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races by Brock Yates
RestaurantZaffran in Mumbai
Travel Destination(s)London, Bangkok

Vivan Bhatena

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vivan Bhatena

  • Vivan Bhatena is an Indian TV & film actor, model, and TV host.
  • He was born and brought up in Mumbai.

    Vivan Bhatena's childhood picture with his father

    Vivan Bhatena’s childhood picture with his father

  • In an interview, he talked about developing an interest in acting. He said,

    I used to get bullied in school, and films became my escape. Television was where I did most of my social learning and understanding of dynamics and how to behave with people. In school, I barely had any interaction with other students. Nobody would talk to me. I grew up as a movie buff. I studied cinema. I love every aspect of it. I think that is what really makes you a part of this industry, otherwise you just really cannot exist in this field without a passion for it.”

  • While he was in college, he started working as a model and appeared as a model in the print advertisement for Levi’s Jeans. He then appeared in various print advertisements and TV commercials.

  • Vivan was then roped in as a model in many Hindi music videos like ‘Maine Payal Hai Chhankai’ (1999) by Falguni Pathak. In an interview, while talking about working in the music video, he said,

    I attended an inter-collegiate event where Levis Jeans was looking for models. I got selected by them. During that time, the casting director of a video (that directors Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru were doing for Falguni Pathak) asked me if I interested, I agreed even though I didn’t even know what the video was about. It became a massive hit. I got Rs 4,000 for a video that was more than enough.”

  • After appearing in a few Hindi music videos, he participated in the Grasim Mr India contest and won the title.
  • He then thought of doing something different from modelling and joined a theatre group. During an interview, he talked about it. He said,

    I was modelling for about three-five years and had got bored of it. It was getting a little stale for me, moving up and down on ramps, changing clothes, were not inspiring me. It wasn’t really stable enough for me; I wanted to do something which moved me more. Hence, I started doing theatre, and understanding acting and seeing what I could do on stage really made a lot of difference.”

  • Vivan was then spotted in a music video by the team of Balaji Telefilms. They offered Vivan a TV serial, but the TV serial got shelved. In 2001, he was called for another Balaji TV serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.’ He then acted in a few other Hindi TV serials such as ‘Vaidehi’ (2006), ‘Chand Ke Paar Chalo’ (2008), ‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’ (2009), and ‘Sanskaar Laxmi’ (2011).

  • He then decided to quit acting in Hindi daily soaps. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,

    I was reaching almost the top of the ladder and the only name ahead of me was Ronit Roy. I quit and rejected a few offers as it was not taking me anywhere. And at that point in time, there was a sudden shift happening where a lot of people who had worked on television shifted to films and left us with the rejects of small-town actors who were very disrespectful and didn’t speak very well. I just kind of felt that this is not a place for me anymore. I also lost a lot of work in television. There were many fights that I’ve gone into for getting the right screen space on television; there were people who were badmouthing me. I couldn’t get work, and eventually, lost a lot of work. But I made sure that it didn’t dampen me. I moved on to films, but yes, I had a very tough time because nobody was willing to give me a part in anything. And for five years, I had to sit at home and do nothing, It was very, very difficult.”

  • Vivan then joined the MTV channel as a VJ.
  • He has also participated as a contestant in the TV reality show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.’

    Vivan Bhatena on the sets of Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 7

    Vivan Bhatena on the sets of Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 7

  • He has played supporting roles in various Hindi films like ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ (2010), ‘Dangal’ (2016), ‘Judwaa 2’ (2017), ‘Hate Story 4’ (2018), and ‘Sooryavanshi’ (2021).

    Hate Story 4 (2018)

    Hate Story 4 (2018)

  • He played the role of Lord Hanuman in the Hindi web series ‘Ramyug’ in 2021. During an interview, while talking about his transformation for the role, he said,

    I had never done anything like this before. Kunal Kohli approached me for this role. I told him that if I am doing something like this, it has to be worth it. I was actually pitching for the role of Raavan. But he wanted me to play Hanuman. The physical transformation was an interesting and challenging journey for me to undertake. I realised what I can put my body through. I like to do things that challenge me. You don’t always succeed in whatever you do but you give it your best anyway. That is exactly what I try to maintain and achieve.”

    Vivan Bhatena as lord Hanuman from Ramyug

    Vivan Bhatena as lord Hanuman from Ramyug

  • He has also been featured on the cover page of various magazines.

    Vivan Bhatena in a print advertisement

    Vivan Bhatena in a print advertisement

  • His Instagram bio reads,

    Actor, photographer, world traveller, foodie, and gizmo geek.”

  • Vivan is a dog lover and owns a pet dog named Muffin.

    Vivan Bhatena with his pet dog

    Vivan Bhatena with his pet dog

  • He has a blue coloured Audi car.

    Vivan Bhatena's Instagram post about his car

    Vivan Bhatena’s Instagram post about his car

  • In an interview, he talked about his role models. He said,

    I grew up in a Parsi household where my father wanted us to watch classic cinemas. I used to be a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan. I loved cinema. It was an escape for me. I used to get bullied in school, and films became my escape. Television was where I did most of my social learning and understanding of dynamics and how to behave with people. In school, I barely had any interaction with other students. Nobody would talk to me. I grew up as a movie buff. I studied cinema. I love every aspect of it. I think that is what really makes you a part of this industry, otherwise you just really cannot exist in this field without a passion for it.”

    He further continued,

    Growing up I idolised actors like Sean Connery, Charlton Heston, Michael Douglas and others. In Bollywood, of course there was Amitabh Bachchan and Dharamji (Dharmendra) who have been a part of some amazing films. I watched a lot of Marathi films also. My mother was a Maharashtrian so we used to watch a lot of comedy films of Laxmikant Berde. Today, I can do a decent comedy as an actor, because I learnt a lot from his films.”

  • He is a fitness freak and visits a gym regularly.

    Vivan Bhatena at the gym

    Vivan Bhatena at the gym

  • He has won various car racing and volleyball championships.

  • During an interview, while talking about facing financial difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he said,

    The financial implications became difficult for me. It’s not a joke to raise a child, especially when you want to give the child the best. We lost several actors from the industry due to financial pressure. I don’t think half of them even got reported. People see the outside world of us actors, but they don’t see the anxiety we go through. When everything just comes to a standstill, you don’t know where you’re headed, that can take a toll on you mentally.”

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