Shalin Bhanot is an Indian actor, businessman, and model who has worked in several Hindi films and TV soap operas. In October 2022, Shalin made headlines after he entered the Hindi reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 16 as a contestant.
Shaleen Brijmohan Bhanot was born on Monday, 15 November 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Casemine His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Shalin Bhanot completed his formal education in Madhya Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44″, Waist:30″, Biceps: 16″
Parents & Siblings
His father, Brij Mohan, is a businessman.
His mother’s name is Sunita Bhanot.
His elder brother’s name is Rahul Bhanot. His sister’s name is Shweta Bhanot Nagpal.
Wife & Children
Shalin Bhanot married Dalljiet Kaur, a TV serial actress, in 2009. The couple got divorced on 25 July 2016.
Shalin Bhanot has a son named Jaydon.
Shalin Bhanot and Dalljiet Kaur dated each other for a brief period before getting married to each other in 2009.
After completing his formal education in Madhya Pradesh, Shalin Bhanot shifted to Mumbai, where he auditioned for the second season of the MTV reality show Roadies in 2004.
In 2005, Shalin Bhanot made his acting debut in the Hindi entertainment industry with Ayushmaan, a Sony Entertainment Television show, as Akshay.
In the same year, Shalin Bhanot was seen in the Zee TV show Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, where he played the role of a character named Karan. In 2006, Shalin Bhanot played the role of Agni, a character in the Sony Entertainment Television show Kulvaddhu. In 2007, Shalin Bhanot appeared in two TV shows, Aahat and Kaajjal, which were aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Later, Shalin played the role of a character named Veer Jadeja in the Star One TV show Betiyaan Apni Yaa Paraaya Dhan. From 2007 to 2010, Shalin appeared in three Hindi TV serials titled Sangam, Naaginn, and Air Hostess.
In 2008, Shalin Bhanot was seen in Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai, a horror TV show, and Saas v/s Bahu, a reality dance TV show. Later, Shalin Bhanot played the role of Chirag in Dill Mill Gayye, which was aired on Star One. In 2009, Shalin Bhanot along with his ex-wife, Dalljiet Kaur, participated in and won the StarPlus dance reality show Nach Baliye 4.
In 2010, Shalin Bhanot played the role of a character named Suryakamal in the NDTV Imagine TV serial titled Do Hanson Ka Jodaa.
In 2011, Shalin was seen in two Hindi serials titled Baat Hamari Pakki Hai and Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadhunga. Later, Shalin and Dalljiet participated in the dance reality TV show titled Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, which was aired on Imagine TV. In the 2012 StarPlus TV serial Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein, Shalin played the role of a character named Ranveer. In 2015, he was seen in the Life OK TV serial SuperCops vs Supervillains as Dr Shizal. Later, he portrayed Duryodhan in the Hindu mythological TV serial Suryaputra Karn, which was aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
In the 2017 Life OK TV serial Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Shalin portrayed Maha Singh, who was the father of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
In 2018, he appeared in two horror TV shows titled “Kaun Hai?” and “Laal Ishq.” In 2019, he appeared in Colors TV Hindu mythological TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush, where he portrayed Ravan.
In the same year, he appeared as Keshav Goradia in the Colors TV supernatural fictional serial Naagin 4: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel. In 2020, he participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 as a guest contestant. In October 2022, Shalin Bhanot took part in season 16 of the Colors TV reality show titled Bigg Boss. Talking about his participation in Bigg Boss, Shalin said,
I have intentionally not seen any episode till now. If I had seen, then some assumptions would have already formed in front of me. The reality is that this is Bigg Boss 16, which never happened till date. I never became a contestant. Bigg Boss has never played. It is different and hopefully will be the best.”
In 2019, Shalin Bhanot appeared in his first web series, The Red Land, in which he played the role of a character named Babloo Singh.
Shalin Bhanot made his debut in Bollywood with the 2006 action comedy film Pyare Mohan in which he acted alongside actors like Fardeen Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Mishra, and Boman Irani.
In 2016, Shalin Bhanot acted in the romantic comedy Hindi film Love Ke Funday in which he played the role of a character named Aryan.
Shalin founded and became the director of Bhanot Creations Private Limited in 2008. Shalin Bhanot founded Bhanot Infra Ventures Pvt. Ltd. on 29 June 2017. In the same year, he founded Prime Land Private Limited and assumed the position of director in the company.
Accused of physical and mental abuse
In 2015, Dalljiet Kaur filed for a divorce in the Bombay High Cout and accused Shalin of resorting to physical violence against her. She also claimed that Shalin had cheated on her and had even demanded dowry from her parents after marriage. The Times of India Talking about it, Dalljiet said,
Shaleen physically assaulted me, while my in-laws stood as mute spectators. On 30th November Shaleen caught my neck and banged my head on the wall and threw me on the furniture, and then locked me into a room for 40 minutes, until I was finally rescued by the house maid. I took the final decision to separate from my husband when he attacked me while I was holding our newborn son.”
Responding to the allegations, Shalin refuted the claims made by Dalljeit as false and baseless. During an interview, Shalin said that neither he ever hit her nor did he ever demand any money from her parents. India Today Talking about the allegations, Shalin said,
She is a retired army officer’s daughter. So, why would I marry someone who wasn’t financially very strong if I wanted a dowry? I didn’t ask for a penny during our wedding. I have never cheated on her and there has been no physical abuse. I didn’t want to blame Dalljiet because that would spoil my son’s life. But now, I have to or else he will grow up grudging and hating me.”
In 2016, the Bombay High Court gave its judgement in favour of Shalin and dismissed all the allegations against him; however, the court handed over the permanent custody of their juvenile son, Jaydon, to Dalljeit. Bollywood Life Talking to the media about the judgement of the High Court, Shalin said,
The first few months after Dalljiet accused me of beating her up were unbearable -I stopped going out. But now, I am happy that the court has dropped all the charges. Finally, I am a free man. This is a message to all those who judged me before the verdict. I want a well-balanced childhood for my son. He should get both his parents’ love and so, for his well-being, I will always be cordial with Dalljiet.”
In 2019, Dalljeit Kaur filed another petition in the court, accusing her ex-husband and his family of not giving alley money to her. In her complaint, she claimed that Shalin and his family spent lavishly on themselves while they had stopped giving monetary assistance to her and Jaydon. The Times of India During an interview, while talking about her complaint, she said,
They wear only branded clothes, and dine at posh Five Star Hotels and Restaurants. They shop at some of the best places. They gift each other expensive gifts on birthdays and other important occasions which is never less than Rs. One lakh. They usually travel abroad for holidays. While holidaying out, they stay only in suites in the best of hotels/ resorts. They spend extravagantly on family functions.”
In September 2023, he got the ‘Most Stylish TV Personality’ award at Lokmat Most Stylish Awards 2023.
- Shalin Bhanot owns a Harley Davidson.
- Shalin Bhanot owns a Triumph Bonneville T100.
- Shalin Bhanot owns an Audi A6.
- In April 2023, he bought a Mahindra SUV.
As of December 2022, his net worth is Rs 12.2 Crore.
- Actress: Katrina Kaif
- Actor: Hritik Roshan
- Rapper: Yo Yo Honey Singh
- In 2015, Shalin Bhanot participated in the Box Cricket League (BCL), where he played for the Mumbai Warriors.
- In the same year, Shalin Bhanot sang a song in the music album titled Dooba Hooa Hai – Kamasutra.
- In 2018, Shalin Bhanot was featured in an article, which was published in the Deccan Herald.
- In 2019, Shalin Bhanot was featured in a music video titled Tujhe Paane Ko.
- In 2022, Shalin Bhanot was featured on the cover of a magazine titled Downtown Mirror.
- Shalin has received dance training from famous Bollywood dancing choreographers like Saroj Khan, Habiba Rehman, and Geeta Kapoor. Michelle Danner, the famous Hollywood acting coach, has also trained him in acting. He also underwent a three-month acting course at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles.
- Shalin often undergoes cupping muscle relaxation therapy after an extensive workout.
- He often posts photos of himself with his pet Labrador named Swag.
- He has a tattoo on one of his forearms.