Karan V Grover is an Indian actor and anchor, who works mainly on the small screen.
Karan V Grover was born on Tuesday, 22 June 1982 (age 40 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He did his schooling at St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya, Mumbai. After completing his schooling, he did chemical engineering at the Bombay Institute Of Technology. Reportedly, he failed in the final year of engineering but later passed in another attempt. Post engineering, Karan did a professional Event Management course at the National Institute of Event Management, Pune. Later, he worked as an event manager for Omang Kumar’s Event management company in 2002. In 2004, he contested in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and was among the top 5 finalists.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 73 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 40-34-14
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Vipin M Grover and his mother’s name is Rekha Grover. He has a younger brother.
Grover married actress Poppy Jabbal in an intimate ceremony held in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
- Kavita Kaushik: Reportedly, Karan Grover dated SAB TV’s F.I.R. fame, Chandramukhi Chautala aka Kavita Kaushik. The duo participated as a couple in the dance reality show, Nach Baliye season 3. However, the relationship did not last long. In an interview, speaking about his failed relationship with Kavita, Karan said,
A lot of water has flown under the bridge since then, I had a wonderful time when I was with her but we’ve parted ways without any hard feelings.”
In an interview, when Kavita was asked about her ex-boyfriend Karan, she said that she doesn’t even remember his face and that she hasn’t seen him on television either, because she doesn’t watch TV much. According to some media reports, when Kavita participated in Bigg Boss, without taking Karan’s name directly, she admitted that she double-dated ‘that TV guy’ for Abhinav Shukla.
- Poppy Jabbal: Before getting married, Poppy and actor Karan V Grover dated each other for around a decade. Karan and Poppy met at a car parking for the first time, when Karan actually helped her in finding a space to park her car. Later, they met each other again through common friends and gradually started dating.
He made his television debut in 2004 in the lead role of Arjun Goenka in the show Saarrthi, which aired on Star Plus. Later, he appeared in several shows, including Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni (2007-08), Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (2007-09), Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli (2009-12), Hum Aapke Hain In Laws (2013), and Punar Vivah (2013) etc.
In 2007, he participated in Star Plus’s dance reality show, Nach Baliye 3 with Kavita Kaushik. According to Karan, he is not a great fan of reality shows. In an interview, he said,
I can’t participate in reality shows. They become boring after some time. I did Nach Baliye only after a lot of persuasion. And in between, I lost all interest and by the end of it, I was just trudging along. So, no reality shows for me – ever. As it is, I feel all such shows are ultimately the same – wahi ek type ki judging and wahi ek type ke contestants, whether they are celebs or the general public,”
In 2016, he played Shantanu Kant, a scientist, in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant opposite Ridhima Pandit.
In 2019, Grover played the role of Dr. Rohit Sippy in Star Plus’s Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum opposite Dipika Kakar. In 2021, Karan came across his neighbour, Ravi Dubey, who was in search of an actor for his show, Udaariyaan that aired on Colors. Everything clicked for Karan and he got the part of Angad Maan in the show. Sharing his views in an interview about his role in Udaariyaan, Karan said,
Ravi and Sargun are not only dear friends but also very enterprising individuals. So as an actor, if you get an opportunity to collaborate with your friends and create something together, you must not let go of that opportunity. I feel lucky to be a part of their maiden show ‘Udaariyan,’ and take this beautiful journey ahead. When it comes to my role, Angad is a complex yet dynamic and fun character. I think his presence in ‘Udaariyaan’ will create a new layer in the show’s plot that will surely bring in a dichotomy for the audiences to enjoy. I’m grateful to COLORS for giving me this wonderful opportunity as this is my first show with them, and it couldn’t have been anything better.”
In an interview, when Karan was asked about his future prospects in films, he answered,
What’s the need of doing films when I’m getting to do such great work on TV? TV is offering me so much variety. Films, on the other hand, are a bigger medium undoubtedly, but I’m not being offered anything interesting, so I’m happy being a TV actor. The only thing that I have missed out is doing fullfledged comedy. But my current show is giving me that also, so no complaints. Thankfully, TV has a very wide scope now. You no longer see those same saas-bahu sagas on TV. There’s a lot of variety which satisfies the actor in me,”
In 2015, Grover made his film debut with Wedding Pullav, where he played the role of Anushka Ranjan’s boyfriend, Jay.
In 2018, he did Vikram Bhatt’s web series Spotlight 2 which aired on Viu. In an interview, Grover said,
This web series given me a chance to change my image as an actor. So far I have never played a guy who has so much emotional ups and downs through the whole show.”
He further expressed his opinion about his character in Spotlight 2 and said,
He is a musician who reaches the pinnacle of success and then falls down to a level from where he becomes life threat for himself, under the influence of drugs.”
He was also featured as Shlok in the web series, Vodka Shots in 2018.
Apart from web series, Grover has also been a part of SIT or the Shitty Ideas Trending videos, which cater to the humourous or relatable aspects of a relationship or marriage.
In 2007, Karan Grover, who played the lead character in the TV show ‘Saarrthi’ (Star Plus), took a sudden exit from the show. His character was killed in the serial. The audience was shown that it was a twist according to the natural progression of the track of the show, whereas it was a strategic move to remove Karan from the show. DNA India In an interview, Karan explained,
I have been on ‘Sarrthi’ since its inception. But I had to move on. My new show ‘Meri Awaaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni’ didn’t allow me much time for ‘Saarthi’. So I decided to quit it. I told its producer Asit Modi about my predicament and he thankfully understood it. Hence, they decided to kill my character. I served a two-month notice from March 10 to May 15 so there is not bad blood between us.”
Although in Karan’s opinion, everything was fine, the producer of the show, Asit Modi, was not okay with Karan’s choice. In an interview, Asit Modi said,
No one can tell me their priorities. I will not compromise with my story. If the story demands than Karan will have to come back to the show. We can bring him back”
My story is strong and people are not going to stop watching the show just because Karan is not a part of the show anymore. In fact the TRP of Saarthi is much higher than that of Meri Awaaz Ko…,”
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Won Popular Face (Male) for Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli at Zee Rishtey Awards in 2012
- Won Best Actor (Male) for Punar Vivah at Kalakar Awards in 2014
- Nominated for Best Actor (Male) for Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum at Gold Awards in 2019
- Won The Most Promising TV Actor at the Iconic Achievers Awards 2019
- Food: Rajma chawal and rabaddi
- Actresses: Scarlett Johansson, Kareena Kapoor and Madonna
- Car: Range Rover sport
- Cartoon: Tom & Jerry
- The Indian television industry has seen a lot of Karans including Karan Wahi, Karan Patel, Karan Mehra and so on. To add to the confusion of the same name, Karan V Grover shares both his first name as well as last name with Bipasha Basu’s husband, Karan Singh Grover, who is also a popular television actor. In an interview, Karan V Grover revealed,
I do get a lot of calls for work which are actually for the other Karan, but sadly, not one from any girl. I wish his girls would call me instead!”
- In 2011, Karan’s Facebook account got hacked and later deleted.
- Karan enjoys having alcoholic drinks occasionally.