Handsome hunk Rajeev Khandelwal became the first heartthrob of Indian Television after his portrayal of Mills and Boon typish tall, handsome business tycoon Sujal Garewal in Balaji’s popular show ‘Kahiin Toh Hogaa’. His role as Sujal in Kahiin To Hoga catapulted him into the limelight and he went on to become heartthrob of millions of viewers. So today as the handsome actor turns 41 we bring to you some unknown facts of the actor.

If not an Actor Rajeev would have been Army officer

Being from family with army background it was never easy for him to join TV industry since there was a lot of opposition on his homefront. He had also applied for Army job but his form was rejected and just after this he decided to make his career in acting. So it seems that his desire of leading the army life was fulfilled to some extent when he played Captain Rajveer Singh Shikhawat in ‘Left Right Left’

Diversion to big screen and later comeback on small screen

Rajeev made his debut on big screen with critically acclaimed film ‘Aamir‘ in 2008. Later he went on to do movies like Table No. 21, Shaitan, Soundtrack which did not do so well at BO. In 2015, he returned to television with Sony TV’s show Reporters as Kabir Sharma. His latest movie ‘Fever’ opposite Gauhar Khan was also well appreciated. Rajeev even played the role of Sharim in a Pakistani TV Show Sun Layna in 2006.

Hosted popular reality shows

Apart from TV series Rajeev has also hosted many reality shows like ‘Deal Ya No Deal’, ‘Sacch Ka Saamna’,and Super Cars for National Geographic Channel. His reality show ‘Sach Ka Saamna’ was very popular among masses.

Rajeev is an atheist and likes to keep his personal life private

Rajeev has publicly accepted that he is an atheist but he is also not against people who follow any religion. Khandelwal married his longtime girlfriend Manjiri Kamtikar in 2011. In 2007, he had adopted a five-year-old girl named Swati from an institute called Muskaan. He has always closely guarded his private life hence many viewers don’t know he is married and has an adopted daughter.

Prior to acting Rajeev dabbled in Documentary film making

Prior to acting Rajeev was working in production house where he started with making documentaries, writing scripts and directing those. One of his documentaries, a fictional series revolving around para military forces in India called ‘Samarpan’ was also featured on Doordarshan.

So here were some interesting facts on birthday boy Rajeev Khandelwal. On his birthday our team wishes Rajeev loads of love and luck for his future projects.