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Namik Paul (pronounced as Naamik) is an Indian television actor and former model.[1] He is well known for playing the role of Shravan Malhotra in the Indian daily soap Ek Duje Ke Vaaste[2][3] and he has been awarded for the Best Jodi Critics at Lions Gold Awards.[4][5] He subsequently appeared in Befikre Belgium Ke,[6][7] The Trip,[8] in an Anthology series Aye Zindagi and now in Ek Deewaana Tha.[9][10]

Early life and background

Namik hails from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. His father is a retired IAS Officer and his mother is a lawyer and human rightsactivist. He has one elder sister who is working as a High Court Lawyer in Chandigarh. Paul did his schooling in Dehradunand completed in Woodstock School, Mussoorie (boarding school). For his higher education, he went to Lewis & Clark Collegein Portland, Oregon, United States and took economics and mathematics as his major subjects.[11]

Career

Namik Paul started his career as a journalist with NDTV 24x7 and later he started modeling too.[12] He first appeared onscreen as Ahsaan in the 4th season of Qubool Hai on Zee TV in 2015. He made a debut in a leading role as Shravan Malhotra in Ek Duje Ke Vaaste aired on Sony TV in 2016.[13][14][15] Paul did a travel show Befikre Belgium Ke of Saas Bahu aur Betiyaan segment on Aaj Tak.[16][17] A few Bollywood moments were also recreated in some locations. Paul was also seen in a web series, The Trip on Bindass TV.[18] He hosted the TV Show Aye Zindagi. Paul is now seen in the romantic thriller Ek Deewaana Tha on Sony TV as Shiv/Krish Khanna.[19][20][21]

Television

Awards and nominations

Year Show Role Note Ref(s) 2015 Qubool Hai – 4th Season Ahsaan Supporting role [22]
2016 Ek Duje Ke Vaaste Shravan Malhotra Lead role [23]
2016 Befikre Belgium Ke Host Travel show [24][25]
2016–2017 The Trip Adil Malik Web show [26][27]
2017 Aye Zindagi Host Anthology series
2017-2018 Ek Deewaana Tha Shiv Kapoor/Krish Khanna Lead role
Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Indian Television Personality of 2016 Indian Television Personality 2016 Ek Duje Ke Vaaste Nominated[28]
2017 Lions Gold Awards 2017 Best Jodi – Critics (Shared with Nikita Dutta) Won[29][30]
2018 Zee Gold Awards Best Jodi

(with Donal Bisht)

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