Sidharth Shukla's journey from 'World's Best Model' to Bigg Boss 13 winner

Updated: Feb 16, 2020, 09:45 | Nikita Wagh
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    Born in Mumbai on December 12, 1980, Sidharth Shukla's family hails from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, but the actor is a complete Mumbaikar. He did his schooling from St. Xavier's High School, Fort, and later completed his degree in Interior Design from Mumbai's popular art school Rachana Sansad. (All photos/Sidharth Shukla's official Instagram account)

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    Did you know Sidharth Shukla was once crowned the World's Best Model? In 2005 (14 years ago) Shukla had participated in one of the prestigious modelling contests in Turkey, beating 40 other participants from across Asia, Latin America, and Europe to win the World's Best Model title.

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    In 2008, Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na, alongside Aastha Chaudhry. He played the role of Shubh Ranawat in the daily soap.

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    In 2009, Sidharth Shukla starred in Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi, where he played the lead character of Veer Vardhan Singh.

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    However, Sidharth Shukla gained popularity for his portrayal of Shivraj Shekhar of Balika Vadhu in 2013. "I am really grateful to 'Balika Vadhu' for the recognition I have got because of it. People know me and like me because of it. 'Balika Vadhu' is the best thing to have happened to me," Siddharth said in an interview.

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    Siddharth Shukla later participated in the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6 and also anchored India's Got Talent 7.

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    "Reality shows make you more bold and you learn new skills like dancing, anchoring. It has been a fulfilling experience for me," Siddharth told PTI in an interview.

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    Siddharth Shukla has been on television for quite some time and he thinks the medium has grown over time. "Television is growing. It is a huge market for great content. We have big actors coming on television, doing shows here, as there is potential in television to reach a wider audience," he added.

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    In the meanwhile, in 2014, Sidharth Shukla made his Bollywood debut with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He played the character of an NRI named Angad, who is set to marry the film's lead actress Alia Bhatt. Sidharth received accolades for his brief yet impactful screen presence in the film.

  • Sidharth Shukla, Rashami Desai

    Sidharth Shukla, who entered Bigg Boss Season 13, is not new to the reality show world. He has appeared in reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 (contestant), Comedy Nights with Kapil (guest), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 (guest), Savdhaan India (host), India's Got Talent 6 (guest contestant), Bigg Boss 9 (guest), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 (contestant and winner of the season), India's Got Talent 7 (host along with Bharti Singh) and Dance Deewane 2 (guest).

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    Sidharth Shukla held his own during the many gruelling tasks and challenges inside the Bigg Boss 13 house and was hailed as a contestant who put his team first.

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    Participating in Bigg Boss 13 was nothing but a challenge for him as Sidharth Shukla confessed that he has been a pampered boy, the youngest in the family with two elder sisters.

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    Sidharth Shukla has always had someone, usually his mother, to take care of everything for him. And being inside the Bigg Boss 13 house has been quite a challenge for Shukla, to do everything on his own.

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    Sidharth Shukla wooed the audience with his strong gameplay in Bigg Boss 13. While his aggressiveness and constant, sometimes physical, fights with fellow contestant Asim Riaz were met with backlash from Salman Khan, he was still a loved and admired BB13 contestant.

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    His close friendship with co-contestant Shehnaaz Kaur Gill was loved by many and a hashtag, #SidNaaz, soon started trending.

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    The world got to see the aggressive Sidharth Shukla's soft side when his mother came to visit him in the Bigg Boss house. The actor cried and hugged his mom like a little kid, and wooed the audience yet again with his genuineness.

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    There's a saying, All's Well That Ends Well. Sidharth Shukla was often taunted for being in bad books of the viewers due to his constant fights with other contestants inside the Bigg Boss house. But in the end, Sidharth defeated all the contestants and emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 13.

    Here's congratulating Sid for the win!

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As Bigg Boss 13 contestant Sidharth Shukla, who made a name as one of the strongest housemates known for his fairness and team spirit, emerged as the winner of the season we take a look at the journey of this television star through some candid photos