A look at Kartik Aaryan's life before hitting stardom through these pictures

Updated: Feb 13, 2020, 15:32 | Pratiksha Mestry
  • A look at Kartik Aaryan's life before hitting stardom through these pictures

    Kartik Aaryan, the 29-year-old actor, who was born and raised in Gwalior, confessed to relocating to Navi Mumbai to pursue his further studies as an engineer. Just like any other actor, Kartik came to the city of dreams with a huge baggage of aspirations. But it was Kartik's dedication and talent that made him different among other aspiring actors. All pictures/Kartik Aaryan's Instagram handle.

    In picture: Shared by Kartik Aaryan, in this picture, he credited his mother for an impeccable hairstyle. Cute, isn't it?

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    Kartik Tiwari (later changed to Aaryan) was born on November 22, 1990, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Both his parents are doctors; father is a paediatrician, and mother, Mala, is a gynaecologist.

    In picture: Kartik Aaryan celebrated his father's birthday together. The actor is quite close to his parents, and his social media feed is proof enough.

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    Kartik Aaryan pursued an engineering degree in biotechnology from Navi Mumbai's D Y Patil College of Engineering, while secretly harbouring ambitions for a career in film. During his Koffee With Karan debut, Kartik Aaryan confessed that he would skip his classes and travel for two hours by local trains to attend auditions, which used to take place in Mumbai.

    In picture: Every time, before leaving the house, Kartik's mom makes sure to follow the tradition like any Indian family.

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    Kartik Aaryan started taking modelling assignments while pursuing his education in Navi Mumbai. The actor unsuccessfully auditioned for various films during his university days, and meanwhile, he also did an acting course from the Kreating Charakters institute.

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    He informed his parents of his desire to become an actor only after he signed his first film, Pyaar Ka Punchnaama, in 2011. Well, Kartik Aaryan made his Bollywood debut while he was still in college.

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    The actor bagged his first silver screen role when he was in his third year of college; the film co-starred Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S Bakhirta, and Nushrat Bharucha, which revolved around the romantic tribulations faced by three young men and how their life turns upside down when they start dating three dominating women.

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    Only a few know that the actor, due to financial constraints back then, lived in an apartment with 12 other aspiring actors in Navi Mumbai. Kartik Aaryan also accepted that he used to travel all the way to Mumbai daily by local trains to audition for the roles. It was until Luv Ranjan found the talent in him. He also said that the four-minute monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnaama was one of the lengthiest single shots done for a Hindi film to that point.

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    The actor kept on getting films with similar genres, and two years later, Kartik Aaryan went on to play the romantic interest of the lead female characters in Akaash Vani (2013) and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014), but the films did not perform well commercially.

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    Once again, in 2015, Kartik Aaryan collaborated with Luv Ranjan and Nushrat Bharucha for two more rom-coms, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), both of which were box-office hits. The latter emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2018 and proved to be a breakthrough for the actor.

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    Kartik Aaryan's journey so far has been good enough in the world of showbiz. After giving the audience a blockbuster hit with Luka Chuppi, a romantic comedy set in Gwalior and Mathura, opposite Kriti Sanon, which also marked Laxman Utekar's first Hindi-language directorial, gained him a lot of appreciation. He will soon be seen alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in a remake of the 1978 film Pati Patni Aur Woh.

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    While talking about the success and love he has received from the audience, Kartik Aaryan said in an interview: "I was shooting for 'Luka Chuppi' in my hometown Gwalior that time. I felt like life has come to the full circle because that's where I dreamt of becoming an actor. The kind of reaction and love people of Gwalior showered upon me while shooting for the film was out of this world. It feels really happy to shoot for a film in your own hometown."

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    Sharing his journey so far in Bollywood, Kartik Aaryan wishes to break the monotony about the characters he has played until now. The actor said in an interview: "I feel comedy is the most difficult thing to do. I feel happy when people enjoy my work. I like thrillers and the anti-hero zone. I love watching them. I would like to do something in this, other than comedy."

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    He has also been roped in for the popular character of a ghostbuster played by Akshay Kumar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Kartik Aaryan was elated to be a part of a horror-comedy. In an interview with mid-day, the actor said how fun it was to shoot for the first look. "Bhool Bhulaiyaa has been one of my favourite horror comedies. Being part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 makes me happy, especially because I've been a big fan of Akshay Kumar sir. It's a big responsibility to take his franchise forward."

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    While the first instalment was directed by Priyadarshan, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be helmed by Anees Bazmee. The film will be written by Farhad Samji and Akash Kaushik. "It reinvents the premise of the first film and is a fresh take on the genre. It talks about how society is blinded by superstitions in a humorous manner," Kartik Aaryan concluded.

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    Bhool Bhulaiyaa revolved around a couple, essayed by Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja, who move to their ancestral palace. Chatter about the palace being haunted gains credence when mysterious occurrences take place. The movie — a remake of Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi (2005), which was inspired by the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu — smartly tackled superstitions while shining a spotlight on mental disorders.

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    We wish the actor good luck for his upcoming romantic-drama Love Aaj Kal, directed by Imtiaz Ali.

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The 29-year-old actor, who has become the heartthrob of the nation within no time, is now gearing up for the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh. Well, the actor started his career with Pyaar Ka Punchnaama, a Luv Ranjan production, and ever since then, Kartik and his popularity has seen no bounds. Here's a look at some candid photos of Kartik, from his younger days.