Karanvir Bohra aka Manoj Bohra is an Indian actor, producer, designer, and TV presenter. He is popularly known for his role of Nakul Oberoi in TV serial, Kkusum (2003-2007) and Prem Basu/Yudi in TV serial, Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2004-2007). He is also known for his participation in controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 12 (2018).
He belongs to a Hindu Marwari family and was born on 28 August 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He is fondly call as KV. His father, Mahendra Bohra is a filmmaker and his mother, Madhu Bohra is a homemaker.
He has a sister, Minakshi Bohra Vyas.
On 3 November 2006, he got married to his long-time girlfriend cum actress, Teejay Sidhu at Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram in Bengaluru. They have twin daughters, Vienna Bohra and Raya Bella Bohra who were born on 19 October 2016.
Karanvir went to GD Somani Memorial School in Mumbai for his schooling and Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai for his bachelor’s degree in commerce.
He made his acting debut in 1990 as a child artist with the Bollywood film, Tejaa, in which he played the role of young Tejaa. In 1999, he made his television debut with the TV serial, Just Mohabbat as Kabir. In 2000, Karanvir worked as an assistant director for TV serials, C.I.D and Achanak 37 Saal Baad. After that, he has acted in a number of famous TV serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2001), Kkusum (2003-2007), Shararat (2004-2006), Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2004-2007), Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava? (2011-2013), Qubool Hai (2014-2015), Naagin 2 (2016-2017), etc. He has also acted in some Bollywood films like Kismat Konnection (2008), Mumbai 125 KM (2014), and Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2017).
He, along with his wife Teejay Sidhu made their production debut with the Punjabi film, Love Yoou Soniye (2013). They also played the lead role in that film.
Karanvir has hosted several TV shows like Ek Se Badhkar Ek in 2006, Gumrah: End of Innocence 4 in 2014, and India’s Best Judwaah in 2017. He was also the contestant of reality shows like Nach Baliye 4 (2008), Mr. & Ms. TV (2008), Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar (2008), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 (2013), Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki (2013), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 (2014), and Bigg Boss 12 (2018).
Indian Telly Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role for the TV serial, Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role for the TV serial, Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?
Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role for the TV serial, Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?
Gold Award for Best Onscreen Jodi (with Surbhi Jyoti) for the TV serial, Qubool Hai
Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution To Television Industry
Gold Award for Best Actor (Critics) for the TV serial, Naagin 2
Zee Rishtey Award for Social Swagger Of The Year
Lions Gold Award for Best Host for the TV show, India’s Best Judwaah
Karanvir Bohra is a trained Kathak dancer and has received training for two years from Pandit Veeru Krishnan.
After marriage, he changed his name from Manoj to Karanvir in 2007.
He, in association with Amy Billmoria (Fashion Designer) runs a clothing line, Pegasus, which was launched in June 2012.