Shikhar Pahariya is an Indian entrepreneur, polo player, showjumper, and philanthropist. He is famous for being the maternal grandchild of the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sushilkumar Shinde. Shikhar is also the ex-boyfriend of the actress Janhvi Kapoor.
Shikhar Pahariya was born in 1996 (age 23 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai. He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School and Dhirubhai Ambani International School. He did his BA in Global Financial Management from Regent’s University London. ((LinkedIn))
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
He was born to Sanjay Pahariya (businessman) and Smruti Sanjay Pahariya.
His parents got divorced in 2008. He has a brother named Veer Pahariya.
His maternal grandfather is Sushilkumar Shinde. His maternal aunt, Praniti Shinde is also a politician and Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Solapur City.
He was in a relationship with the actress Janhvi Kapoor.
At the age of 13, he stepped into the world of entrepreneurship by starting his consultancy firm. His firm provided guidance to the new pet owners. He then started working as an investment analyst in a transnational conglomerate holding company ‘Wadhawan Global Capital’ in London. He then worked for Andromeda Financial Technology Services in India. In 2018, he founded his entertainment and gaming company called “Indiawyn” along with his brother Veer Pahariya.
- Athletes: Ellen Whitaker, Nacho Figueras, Facundo Pieres, Mudit Dani
- Politician: Indira Gandhi
- TV Shows: Entourage, Friends, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Sports: Polo, Equestrianism, Football
- Video Games: Forza Horizon 4, Call Of Duty MW 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, PlayersUnknown Battlegrounds
- Polo Team: Ellerstina
- Travel Destinations: Italy, Germany, Moscow
- He likes travelling and gymming.
- He is an avid polo player and equestrian and has represented India in various International tournaments.
- He is a member of Royal Jaipur Polo Team and has represented India at Berkshire Polo Club London in 2013.
- He is also an active philanthropist and has fought for various social causes such as women empowerment and has also helped the children of the backward section of society in rural Maharashtra. He has also worked with many environmentalists in India.
- His dating rumours with Janhvi Kapoor came into being in 2016 after the photographs of them kissing went viral on the internet.
- Reportedly, Sridevi, after seeing her daughter Janhvi’s private life, being exposed in public, had decided to put ‘no boyfriend clause’ in her life; she did that in an effort to keep Janhvi focused on her acting career. Due to which, Janhvi and Shikhar broke up.
- After the big debut of Janhvi Kapoor with the film “Dhadak,” Shikhar posted the photo of her film’s logo on his Instastory.
- In 2018, Shikhar posted the photo of two silhouettes at the Lake Como, Italy on his social media account. Soon after the picture was out, many started speculating that the silhouette is of him and Janhvi Kapoor, based on the fact that Janhvi Kapoor had been in Italy to attend Isha Ambani‘s wedding. Shikhar deleted the photo later.
- Shikhar Pahariya supports the Indian National Congress (INC).
- He owns a Lamborghini Aventador.
- He is a good friend to Sachin Tendulkar‘s daughter, Sara Tendulkar, and Javed Jaffrey‘s daughter, Alaviaa Jaaferi.
- He loves animals and owns horses and dogs.