Know the biography of TV actor Sharad Malhotra (aka TV’s Maharana Pratap) along with some of the interesting as well as lesser known facts about him…

Take the name of Sharad Malhotra and an image of a ferocious Maharana Pratap comes in front of us. While, Sharad is quite known for his acting skills onscreen, let us know him better through his journey in to the industry along with some interesting aspects of his life

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Early Life – in 2001, He Won the Pageant of ‘Face of the Year’

Ssharad was born on 9 January in 1983 in Kolkata and spent his early life in the City of Joy. He did his B.Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. In 2001, he was also chosen as Kolkata’s Face of the Year. It was after this event, he decided to attend some acting workshops.

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In 2004, He Was the Winner of India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj from Kolkata

In the first season of Zee Cinestar Ki Khoj, Sharad Malhotra won from Kolkata division. The show was presented by Malaika Arora Khan, Roshan Abbas and was judged by Ken Gosh, Satish Kaushik and Mahesh Manjrekar. Not just, Ssharad Malhotra, even TV actress Divyanka Tripathi and Ankita Lokhande (Archana of Pavitra Rishta) were winners from Bhopal and Nagpur respectively.

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After Winning Cinestars Ki Khoj, He Came to Mumbai and Started Acting in Ads

Following his win in Cinestars Ki Khoj, Sharad shifted to Mumbai. He started getting lot of modeling assignments. However, the prominent ones were all from PC Chandra. He was seen in several Insurances ad for various Insurance companies. Sharad was also seen in EXIDE batteries ad. Moreover, he is the first male model to do a jewelry campaign.

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He Got His First Break in TV in the year 2004 with Star Plus’ Show Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag

No, Banoo Mai Teri Dulhan was not his debut serial. His debut serial was Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag where he plays the role of Prince Goldy. Only then, he bagged a role in Banoo Mai Teri Dulhan which gave him an instant fame. The co-star of this show was none other than his ex-girlfriend Divyanka Tripathi. The couple together created quite a buzz while playing the main leads. Besides, he also did a cameo in Sony TV’s Kabhi Toh Nazar Milao. Then after a gap of 4 years, he bagged the role of Maharana Pratap.

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In Between, He Also Acted in Two Hindi Films

Remember, the 2012 movie – From Sydney With Love? Well, Sharad Malotra plays the role of Rohit Khurana in the film. Yes, he was the hero of the film. So, after a gap of three years, Sharad Shifted from TV to Bollywood. In 2014, he was also seen in another movie called My Father Godfather again as a hero along with another TV actor Kritika Sengar. This Zee Media movie directed by Pankaj Dheer was released digitally only. 

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Ssharad Malhotra Has Various Awards to His Credits

In the year 2007 and 2008, Sharad won many TV awards for his role in Banoo Mai Teri Dulhan. Some of his awards includes – Best Actor (Critics), Best Actor (Popular), Best Onscreen Couple, and Favorite Pati Patni. His show was quite popular on TV and it changed both his and Divyanka’s career for good – Though it is another story that, he took a long sabbatical after this popular serial.

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Ssharad Is a Trained Kick boxer, Horse Rider and a Swimmer

Besides, modeling and acting, Sharad Malhotra is also enthusiastic about kick boxing, horse riding and swimming. He is trained in all the three areas and also love going out for treks and hiking. He is not at all an indoor person and enjoys traveling a lot.

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Sharad Malhotra Is a Huge Movie Buff and a Foodie As Well

Sharad loves cinema a lot, and when I say cinema it is not just Indian cinema but movies around the world. He idolizes actors like Leonardo Di Caprio and Javier Bardem. From Bollywood he has been highly inspired from Amitabh Bachchan and the three Khans. Besides, he is a true Punjabi madly in love with food.

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Divyanka Tripathi and Sharad Malhotra

Ever since they started doing the show Banoo Mai Teri Dulhan together, there was a huge speculation that the two were dating. Though both of them denied these stories stating that it was mere rumors, the two were spotted together on a regular basis. The stories of their dating, breakup, marriage soon became daily news. Later, the duo made an announcement of their relationship.

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The two were going really strong until they decided to end their relationship of 7 years to go separate ways. There are plenty of speculations about the breakup, the real reason is not known.

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