Namik Paul (pronounced as Naamik) is an Indian television actor and former model. He is well known for playing the role of Shravan Malhotra in the Indian daily soap Ek Duje Ke Vaaste and he has been awarded for the Best Jodi Critics at Lions Gold Awards. He subsequently appeared in Befikre Belgium Ke, The Trip, in an Anthology series Aye Zindagi and now in Ek Deewaana Tha.
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.
Namik Paul started his career as a journalist with NDTV 24x7 and later he started modeling too. 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. Paul did a travel show Befikre Belgium Ke of Saas Bahu aur Betiyaan segment on Aaj Tak. A few Bollywood moments were also recreated in some locations. Paul was also seen in a web series, The Trip on Bindass TV. 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.
Awards and nominations
|Year||Show||Role||Note||Ref(s)||2015||Qubool Hai – 4th Season||Ahsaan||Supporting role|||
|2016||Ek Duje Ke Vaaste||Shravan Malhotra||Lead role|||
|2016||Befikre Belgium Ke||Host||Travel show|||
|2016–2017||The Trip||Adil Malik||Web show|||
|2017||Aye Zindagi||Host||Anthology series|
|2017-2018||Ek Deewaana Tha||Shiv Kapoor/Krish Khanna||Lead role|
|2016||Indian Television Personality of 2016||Indian Television Personality 2016||Ek Duje Ke Vaaste||Nominated|
|2017||Lions Gold Awards 2017||Best Jodi – Critics (Shared with Nikita Dutta)||Won|
|2018||Zee Gold Awards||Best Jodi|
(with Donal Bisht)