Karan Wahi, born on 10 June 1986, was born and raised in Delhi. You will be surprised to know that acting wasn't Karan's first choice as a career. He actually dreamt of being a cricketer. In 2003, Karan Wahi was selected for the Under-19 cricket team for Delhi alongside Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. However, after a major injury, Karan Wahi was demotivated and left cricket only to join his father's business
In 2004, Karan Wahi rose to fame as Ranveer Sisodia in one of the most popular TV shows - Remix
Talking about his hobby, Karan Wahi said, "My hobby is interiors sketching. It has been my favourite past-time in the past few months while I was renovating my home. I looked up online for references but refrained from copying them. I wanted a simple and ethnic look to my home, and finally managed to get that effect with my own designs."
Karan Wahi, further continued, "As I am a homebody, this hobby suits me perfectly. I can spend hours with my drawing book and pencils sketching my ideas. Normally, I don't sketch with a specific theme in mind, it's just random ideas. I have made sketches in many corners of my house. Since childhood I have loved sketching and drawing. Doing up my home gave me a chance to rekindle my passion. I also enjoy giving ideas for interiors to all my friends and family members."
Karan Wahi has a huge collection of shoes (he owns 26 pairs), and yet, finds it difficult to fight the urge of buying footwear. He says, "I did not believe in a man being known by the shoes he wear, but since I've been wearing different shoes, I've seen people's perception about me change." Shoes, not looks, matter to Karan!
If the Khans and Kapoors are ruling Bollywood, television industry's favourites are undoubtedly the Karans -- Karan Patel, Karan Wahi, Karan Tacker and more. But does it bother them to have a common first name? No, says Wahi!
Karan Wahi just finished hosting the acting talent hunt show India's Next Superstars, which was co-judged by another Karan - filmmaker Karan Johar - and Rohit Shetty
"Coincidentally, most of the Karans - Karanveer Mehra, Karan Mehra, Karan Tacker and Karanveer Bohra - are really good friends and the fact that we have kept the flag of our name flying high in the industry makes me really happy," Karan Wahi told IANS
"Fortunately, I am also on good terms with Karan Johar. I don't feel weird about sharing my name with so many of them in the industry. I am glad that there's enough work for all of us to do," Karan Wahi added
Karan Wahi has been part of many popular TV serials like Dill Mill Gayye, Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, Nach Baliye 5, Indian Idol Junior, Dance India Dance Super Moms, India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun?, Comedy Nights Bachao, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 and Entertainment Ki Raat
On big-screen, Karan Wahi made his Bollywood debut with Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur's Daawat-e-Ishq. He played the role of Amjad, but it somewhat went unnoticed as the film flopped badly at the Box Office
But in 2018, Karan Wahi made a smashing Bollywood outing with Hate Story 4 opposite Urvashi Rautela. The film did fairly good at the Box Office. Ask him if he has ever hated anyone in his life? "Hate is a very strong word and I think I did when I was young and I probably thought I hated anyone, who I disliked. But as I grew a little older, I realised that hate is not the word I would choose to express what I dislike," he says
Karan Wahi has earned fame after he started hosting Television shows. Talking about hosting he said, "As an anchor my main responsibility is to create the content. An anchor is like a driver of the show who creates a perfect balance between the audience and the judges and also the contestants. I have seen sometimes the contestants are very surprised and then they also have that oh my god feeling with the presence of esteemed judges and media glares. I always try to break that ice and see that the contestants feel comfortable in front of so much attention. And I also see that I do not cross line with any participant in the show."
Karan Wahi has also been the host of various red carpet events and Award shows like Indian Telly Awards, Star Guild Awards and 5th Zee Gold Awards
Karan Wahi will be next seen in Saif Ali Khan-starrer Sacred Games. Anurag Kashyap's web show for Netflix also includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla. Wahi will be playing a Bollywood actor and is likely to be paired opposite Apte.
Karan Wahi turns 32 yesterday. The actor-host has acted in TV shows like 'Remix', 'Dill Mill Gaye', and 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge', among others. He is super popular in the Television world, however, did you know Wahi had once dreamt of being a cricketer? Well, let's have a look at Karan Wahi's journey so far...