India is cognizant of Kartik Aaryan. The newbie of the block, he is already in a streak of winning the hearts of all the ladies with his impish smile and unmatched style, while garnering the respect of the boys due to the relatability of the roles essayed by him on the big screen. In a nutshell, this guy is here to stay and leave an indelible mark in everyone’s minds.
Born and raised in Gwalior, Kartik relocated to Navi Mumbai to pursue engineering in biotechnology. He concurrently tried his luck in modelling as well as a career in the film industry. After three years of relentless struggle, he finally bagged a role in Pyaar ka Punchnama directed by Luv Ranjan and co-starring Nushrat Bharucha, and rest, as they say, is history.
Aaryan went on to essay romantic interests of lead female characters in Aakash Vaani and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable. However, neither of the films bore fruition and they weren’t commercial successes. He subsequently collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha again in two buddy movies, Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 and Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety, which were the turning points of his career as they were commercial hits, with the latter emerging as one of the highest grossing Indian films of 2018.
He was first noticed by the audience through the infamous monologue in Pyaar ka Punchnama, where he goes on to criticize the behaviour of girls in relationships. This outburst became extremely viral and Aaryan became the guy all the boys respected and resonated with. Even though his movies had an undertone of misogyny given the portrayal of women in bad light as far as relationships are concerned, many of the females were ready to overlook that aspect, given his pretty demeanour and mesmerising smile.
The roles essayed by him in all the Pyaar ka Punchnama instalments as well as Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety were relatable on many levels. In the latter movie, he essays the role of Sonu, the guardian angel of his friend Titu who is about to be married to a girl named Sweety, whom he suspects to be malign. The camaraderie portrayed between the two men in the movie has been duly appreciated by the audience, other than the comic elements that propped up every now and then.
Aaryan has been recognised for his comical roles and has even won a Stardust Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Pyaar ka Punchnama 2. As part of upcoming movies, he has Luka Chuppi which is a romantic comedy co-starring Kirti Sanon and he has also been roped in to play the protagonist in a Hindi language remake of the 2016 Kannada teen comedy Kirik Party.
Besides movies, he is the brand ambassador for the cream Emami Fair and Handsome and the body spray Envy1000. He also is a current member of the All Stars Football Club that organises football matches for charity. He also has been actively involved in raising awareness on plastic pollution during World Environment Day.
With several things lined up in future for him, it cannot be denied that Kartik Aaryan has established himself as an upcoming star. His flair for comedy with his perfect timings and the boyish charms that every girl seeks for, you cannot simply ignore this budding heartthrob of Bollywood.