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Rajeev Khandelwal

Khandelwal at the 2008 DVD launch of Aamir
Born 16 October 1975 (1975-10-16) (age 34)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Other name(s) Raj, Chotu (house name)
Occupation Model, actor, television presenter
Years active 2000–present

Rajeev Khandelwal (born 16 October 1975 in Jaipur, India) is an Indian television and film actor. He is best known for his role in the 2008 suspense film Aamir and has also appeared in television serials like Kahin To Hoga.


Early life

Rajeev Khandelwal was born on 16 October 1975§ inBold text. He is from an army background and did most of his higher studies from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is a B. Sc (Chemistry) graduate from St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad. He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur. His father Mr. C.L. Khandelwal is a Lt. Colonel. He has two brothers named Sanjeev and Rahul.


Rajeev's Autograph

Rajeev never thought of becoming an actor. He was a documentary filmmaker who had made a few documentaries on social issues like women’s labour, life of aged etc. He also directed a fictional series for DD called Samarpan on the guys in paramilitary forces which was shot in Kashmir. Rajeev had modeled for several brands like LML bike, Green Label Whisky, Kodak Express & Videocon refrigerators.Khandelwal appeared in the telefilm Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat from Sony. He made his feature film debut in the film Aamir. He was also the host of the Indian reality show Sach Ka Saamna that aired on STAR Plus in 2009. Sach Ka Saamna is the Indian version of U.S reality show The Moment of Truth.

Onscreen he has played roles such as the lover boy Sujal Garewal in Kahin Toh Hoga; ACP Prithviraj in CID; Varun Awasthi, the RAW Intelligence Officer in Time Bomb 9/11; Captain Rajveer Singh Shikhawat in Left Right Left; and has hosted Deal Ya No Deal.

Personal life

Rajeev Khandelwal is in a relationship with Manjiri Kamtikar who works at an advertisement agency.[1] Khandelwal has said he is an atheist, although he is "not against people who believe in God."[2]


Year Serial Role Notes
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Raj
2003–2007 Kahiin To Hoga Sujal Garewal
2005 Time Bomb 9/11 Field Officer Varun Awasthi
2006 Deal Ya No Deal Himself Anchored Series 3
2006 Sun Leyna Sharim Pakistani serial
2006 CID ACP Prithviraj Special Appearance
2006–2007 Left Right Left Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat Appeared only in Season 1
2009 Sach Ka Saamna Himself


Year Movie Role Notes Awards
2008 Aamir Aamir Ali Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
Chenab Gandhi Hindi
Joker Hindi
Just Love Hindi
Will You Marry Me Hindi
Return Gift Hindi Peter Gaya Kaam Se[3] Hindi


• 2004, Star Parivar Awards: Best Jodi with Aamna Shariff

• 2004, Sangini Indian Telly Awards: Personality of the Year with Mona Singh

• 2004, Sangini Indian Telly Awards: New Face of the Year

• 2004, Sangini Indian Telly Awards: Best Jodi with Aamna Shariff

• 2005, MTV Style Awards: Most Stylish Person (Male) on T.V.

• 2005, Garnier Light Indian Telly Awards: T.V. Personality of the Year

• 2006, MTV Style Awards: Most Stylish Host on T.V.

• 2007, Sansui Television Awards: Popular Actor Male for Left Right Left

• 2007, Gold Award: Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) for Left Right Left

• 2008, Indian Telly Awards: T.V. Honour of The Year with Prachi Desai

• 2009, Indian Telly Awards: Best Host on T.V. for Sach Ka Samna


  1. ^ Kunal M. Shah (22 July 2009). "Meet Rajeev's Girl!". Mumbai Mirror. Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Rajeev Khandelwal and S. Shanthi (10 June 2008). "I AM: Rajeev Khandelwal". Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Priyanka Joshi (20 February 2010). "'India is a perfect candidate for mobile games'". Business Standard. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 

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