Born on October 29, 1974, Akashdeep Saigal is a Mumbai boy! He rose to fame by playing Tulsi Virani's son Ansh in 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. (All pictures courtesy/Akashdeep Saigal's Twitter and Facebook account)
Akashdeep Saigal started his career in showbiz by winning the Gladrags Manhunt Contestant, supermodel of the year in 1998. The same year, he also appeared in Shweta Shetty's music video 'Deewane Toh Deewane Hain'.
After making his Bollywood debut with Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi in 1999, Akashdeep appeared in 2003's Uday Chopra-starrer Supari.
Akashdeep Saigal made his debut on the small screen with Ekta Kapoor's popular serial 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' in the year 2004.
The actor gained popularity after he played Ansh Gujral in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Owing to the fresh popularity, Akashdeep Saigal participated in the first season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' as well as 'Fear Factor India', both in 2006.
Akashdeep Saigal even tried his luck in South films. He played the role of a villain in Tamil film 'Ayan' in 2009.
After doing small roles in daily soaps, Akashdeep Saigal went on to participate in the popular reality TV show 'Bigg Boss' (season 5).
Akashdeep made headlines when he got into an ugly spat with Salman Khan on the show and later reportedly accused him of destroying his career. Saigal made a comeback to the small screen after four years in 2017 with the TV show 'Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh'. He played antagonist -- Pir Muhammad -- in the Life OK show
Talking about his personal life, post his Bigg Boss stint, Akashdeep Saigal was linked to former actress Pooja Bedi. The duo was often spotted together at public events and parties.
Though neither Akaashdeep Saigal nor Pooja Bedi openly admitted to being in a relationship, they were said to be in a relationship for quite a few years.
Akashdeep Saigal and Pooja Bedi used to even take holidays together and post pictures from their vacations on social media, making their rumoured relationship almost official!
Akashdeep Saigal had shared this photo with Pooja Bedi and her children Aalia and Omar. The actor bonded big time with her kids too.
Akashdeep Saigal used to often accompany Pooja Bedi and her kids Omar and Aalia on holidays. However, things went sour and Akashdeep Saigal and Pooja Bedi, are not together anymore.
Akashdeep Saigal reportedly dated Madhu Sapre during his modelling days.
Akashdeep Saigal was reportedly in a relationship with filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan for 2 years. He was also said to be dating Shazahn Padamsee for 3 years.
The actor has had a controversial life even after coming out of the Bigg Boss house. In April 2018, Bandra police had booked Akashdeep Saigal and his relatives for allegedly assaulting autorickshaw drivers. The actor too had filed a cross FIR against two auto-rickshaw drivers.
According to a report, the actor and two of his relatives had an argument with two auto drivers over a one-way near Gaiety Galaxy, Bandra. The auto-rickshaw drivers claimed that Saigal and his two relatives assaulted and abused them. One of the autorickshaw drivers, Shabbir Wahab, in his complaint said that the actor claimed it was a one-way and rickshaws were not allowed there. Suddenly one of Saigal's relatives came with a stick and assaulted them and kicked them. The two drivers were admitted in Bhabha Hospital.
We take a look at some candid pictures of Akashdeep Saigal, as he celebrates his 45th birthday today!
Akashdeep Saigal and Pooja Bedi with Juhi Parmar and another friend.
Akashdeep Saigal with his rumoured former-girlfriend Pooja Bedi.
Akashdeep Saigal with Pooja Bedi, Juhi Parmar, Sachin Shroff, Karan Oberoi, Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber.
Akashdeep Saigal with Pooja Bedi, Juhi Parmar, Sachin Shroff, Sunny Leone, Daniel Weber and another friend
Akashdeep Saigal and Rakshanda Khan on the sets of their show.
Akashdeep Saigal and Shonali Nagrani in 'Bigg Boss 5'
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Akashdeep Saigal!
Remember Akashdeep Saigal? The actor, who rose to fame by playing Tulsi Virani's son Ansh in 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi', celebrates his 45th birthday today. He also took part in 'Bigg Boss' and has been in the news for his affairs, and spat with superstar Salman Khan. Here's more about the actor!
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