Monday, January 16, 2012

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About Him

Name: Rajeev Khandelwal
Common Name: Rajeev, Sujal
Nickname: Raj
Date of Birth: October 16, 1975
Father: C.L. Khandelwal
Mother: Vijaya Laxmi Khandelwal
Brother: Sanjeev, Rahul
Zodiac Sign: Libra
HomeTown: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Place of Birth: Delhi, India
Height: 5' 9"
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Hinduism
Education: ST Xavier's College, Ahamdabad,
     Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur
Loves: Horse Riding
Fav Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Fav Actress: Kajol
Fav Colour:  
Black, Rust
Favorite co-star and closest friend from the industry: Aamna Shariff.
Favorite film: Shakti
Favorite food: “Healthy food”- “What I make myself. I make lovely Palak Saag.”
Car: “My car - Hyundai Accent”
Holiday Spot: Leh, Ladakh
Historical Character: “Prithviraj Chauhan since I am from Jaipur.”
Book:  Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead. “I am very much like the hero of the book Howard Roark”
Powerful Influences: Shah Rukh Khan for what he has achieved in a short time. He comes to Mumbai and makes a Mannat (bungalow) for himself. That’s achievement.
Dream Role: Amitabh Bachchan in Shakti
Motto in Life: Believe in yourself
What I look for in a woman: Her sensibility
Big dream: To make like Shahrukh’s house ’’Mannat’’ and to call it ’’Jannat’’
Profession: Actor, Model
Claim to Fame: Kahin To Hoga - Television Series
Debut: Kahin To Hoga - Television Series


2004 : Best Debutente Male, Indian Telly Award
2004 : Best Personality, Indian Telly Award
2004 : Best Tv New Comer
2004 : Indian Telly Award  for Best Jodi with Aamna Shariff
2005 : Most Stylist Actor on TV, MTV Lycra Style Icon
2005 : Best Personality Award, Indian Telly Award
2006 : Most Stylish Anchor - MTV Style Awards
2006 : Best Actor in a Cameo role – Indian Telly Awards
2007 : Best Actor - Sansui Indian Television Award
2007 : Best Actor - Gold Awards   
2008 : Special Recognition by Indian Telly Awards
2009 : Indian Telly Awards: Best Host on T.V. for Sach Ka Samna
2010 : Star Parivaar Awards: Best Host on T.V. for Sach Ka Samna
2010 : Indian Telly Awards: Best Host on T.V. for Sach Ka Samna
The Winners of the Sangini Telly Awards 2004- (L to R) Rajeev Khandelwal (Best Debutant - Male), Aamna Shariff (Best Debutante - Female), Anil Wanvari, Founder and Indian Telly Awards, Mona Singh (Jassi) (TV Actress of the Year) and Hiten Tejwani (TV Actor of the Year) clicked in Mumbai by Bombay Times lensman on November 18, 2004

2010 : Star Pariwar Awards: Best Host on T.V. for Sach Ka SamnaFilmography

Rajeev Khandelwal Movies as Actor

2008AamirAamir AliBest Male Debut Award
2010Peter Gaya Kaam SeHYPERLINK  \l "cite_note-2"
On Production
2010Chenab Gandhi
On Production
2010Main Joker
On Production.
2010Just Love
On Production
2010Will You Marry Me?
On Production
2010Return Gift
On Production
On Production

Rajeev Khandelwal as Producer

TV Shows

2002Kya Hadsaa Kya HaqeeqatRaj
2003–07Kahiin To HogaSujal Garewal
2005Time Bomb 9/11Field Officer Varun Awasthi
2006Deal Ya No DealAnchored Series 3
2006Sun LeynaSharim
2006CIDACP Prithviraj
2006–07Left Right LeftCapt. Rajveer Singh Shekhawat
2009Sach Ka SaamnaHimself


Rajeev Khandelwal in his school life at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur
The very popular ex-television actor now a Bollywood sensation Rajeev Khandelwal born in Delhi has won millions of hearts after his romantic and intense portrayal as Sujal in the hugely popular Balaji romantic entertainer `Kahiin To Hoga`. He sweeps you off your feet with his million-dollar smile, innocent eyes and "ready to take home to mummy" image. Rajeev Khandelwal certainly ruled television and became the new teenage sensation of the small screen. He may be known today as one of the most popular and talented actor on the block but Rajeev Khandelwal did not come to the tinsel town with the dreams of becoming an actor but his passion for acting and his great screen presence made him one of the most popular actors of the small screen.His debut movie "Aamir" has proved that Rajeev is here to stay...This cool and composed, super talented actor will make it really make big in Bollywood and will make others run for their money.
He was a Chemistry graduate from St Xavier’s College, Ahmadabad he joined Engineering but he quit within two months and joined Xaviers in Ahmedabad to do his degree in Chemistry. He found Engineering too boring and also he wanted to do something where he could get time to take part in co-curricular activities. He wanted to stay in something where he could do something creative. He was brought up in an army background. He started his career on television as a production assistant but soon after began writing and directing documentary films. Till date, he has written about 30 documentaries on various subjects which aired on Doordarshan channel. He also directed documentary dramas.

Following that while he shifted to Mumbai to sell one of his documentaries and he was selected to model for few commercials and then indulged in endorsing popular brands like LML bikes, Gilbey’s Green Label Whiskey, Kodak Express and Videocon refrigerators. He badly needed the money to recover the losses that he had incurred once while making of a pilot and his advertisement assignments were quite a boon, but they still had not wiped away the entire deficit.
Then he was selected to play a role in `Kya Hadsa Kya Haqeeqat` but still managed to keep a low profile because he had shot for the initial thriller episodes, which was a part of the inaugural series.

Though it was not a hit he was enriched with a great experience and shared the frame with some great television artistes like Rohini Hattangadi and Smriti Malhotra. Soon after Rajeev Khandelwal began to be showered with offers but he had already signed `Kahiin To Hoga` by then and through this serial he catapulted to fame.
On small screen Rajeev has played many roles such as the lover boy Sujal Garewal in `Kahiin Toh Hoga`, ACP Prithviraj in ‘CID’, Varun Awasthi, the raw Intelligence Officer in `Time Bomb`, Captain Rajveer Singh Shikhawat in ‘Left Right Left’ and has hosted `Deal Ya No Deal`.
This chocolate boy can certainly make girls faint by his magnificent presence and definitely ruled the Indian Television with his superb acting skills, which has been well complemented by his good looks. Having won numerous accolades for his performances, Rajeev Khandelwal was a huge asset to the Indian Television Industry and now Bollywood's.
His dream role is that of Amitabh Bachchan in the Bollywood chartbuster ‘Shakti’. His motto is to believe in himself and sky is the limit. This actor also does not at all believe in formal training because for him acting is an intrinsic art, which cannot be ingrained in an individual in these classes. He also does not watch any serial because he would have started imitating someone if he did. It is quite a natural thing to happen and at some point of time or the other one is bound to get influenced by each other, no matter how hard one tries to avoid it. He also does not want to copy any actor, howsoever successful he may be. This is where his motto of believing in himself holds true.
Besides the script and the character the director is also very important to him. He also desires that the director would help him to get into the skin of the character and also has to keep a close eye on him in the initial stages of the show and correct his flaws as per the character demands. However he does not believe that the director has to enact the scenes for him or else he would not be able to improvise. On the personal front he is a very happy and contented soul and believes that the most important thing, which draws him towards any woman, is her sensuality. It is an obvious expectation that this gifted actor will go a long way in the coming times because of his huge determination and great acting capabilities.
After his super hit debut movie "Aamir", Rajeev is concentrating on his next venture "Peter Gaya Kaam Se" opposite new comer Lekha Wasington. Rajeev is dating Manjiri Kamtikar works for an ad agency. Both are extremely serious about each other and in all probability, will make their relationship official soon.

TV Shows

  • Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat
Role: Raj
Role: Ex - Sujal Garewal.
Role: Varun Awasthi.
  • Deal Ya No Deal
Role: Host
Role: ACP Prithviraj
Role: Rajveer Singh Shikhawat.
Role: Host
  • Sun Leyna
Role: Sharim

Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat

Created by Balaji Telefilms
Directed by Garry Bhinder, Yash Chauhan, Santram Varma, Deepak Chavan Opening theme "Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat" by Sunidhi Chauhan
Country of origin India
Language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes Total 252
Production Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor
Running time approx. 52 minutes
Broadcast Original channel Sony TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
Original run 20022003

Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat is a thriller television show that was first broadcast on Sony TV in 2002. The show is produced by popular Indian producer Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. The broadcast many of the small stories in a mini format. Most of the stories consist of actors that have previously worked with or were launched by Balaji Telefilms, such as Pallavi Kulkarni, Hiten Tejwani, Smriti Irani, Gauri Pradhan, Cezanne Khan, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ashlesha Sawant, Sumeet Sachdev and many others.

When Pratham is sent to a remote township to finalize a business deal, little does he know that is going to set loose a blood-thirsty monster in the midst of teeming millions. Pratham’s client, Thakur Sujit Singh, hails from an exceptionally affluent and influential ancestry and now wishes to live in the city instead of his old Haveli where his ancestors had resided for many years. When Pratham’s fiancée, Mayuri finds out about this assignment for which he would have to leave town, intuition warns her against something evil and she decides to accompany him.
At the haveli, the couple meets a tall and gaunt looking Thakur and is at once struck by a distinct sense of foreboding. However, the deal is closed and all necessary papers duly signed. The Thakur, who is a deadly vampire, then moves to Mumbai and unleashes a reign of terror. His thirst for fresh young blood drives him out into the city night after night. What follows is the relentless efforts of Pratham and his friends to stop this monster before he destroys humanity. In her efforts to save her fiancé, Mayuri pays the highest price…her life. Pratham now lives to avenge the untimely death of his beloved and her twin sister Gauri and joins forces with him to put an end to this monster’s killing spree. Professor Sanyal turns out to be the only man who can help them as he alone knows the vampire’s immortal ways and what it takes to challenge a vampire.
Will Pratham and Gauri vanquish the deadly vampire? Will evil die with the Thakur’s end or will it live on?

The ITA Awards
Winners: 2002
  • Best Thriller/Horror Serial - shared with C.I.D.

About Kahiin To Hoga

Created by Balaji Telefilms
No. of episodes Total 799
Production Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast Original channel STAR Plus Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original run September 8, 2003 – February 15, 2007

Kahiin To Hoga is Asia's 4th Most Watched and Awarded show till present date.It was an Indian soap opera shown on STAR Plus between September 8, 2003 and February 16, 2007 and can be seen on STAR Utsav as repeats. The show was created by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms.
Kahiin To Hoga is a story of five sisters:Kashish,Mouli, Mahek, Charu and Kanan. They are like the five fingers of a hand — each different from the other yet connected by the same middle-class values.
On her birthday when her car accidentally hits Sujal's car, Kashish runs away but is scared to tell the police about it. Her father tells her to go to the police and confess that her car crashed into someone's. She does this. Still clueless that it was Sujal's car, Kashish goes for a job interview to Sujal's office. She takes for granted that she would not get the job. Kashish gets the job anyway but is nervous.
In the course of time Kashish and Sujal fall in love. To express her love Kashish writes a love letter to Sujal but she doesn't put any name on the letter leaving it on Sujal's desk. Rishi (Sujal's spoilt younger brother) comes into Sujal's office and sees the letter. He deliberately puts Piyush's (Sujal's best friend) name on it. Sujal sees the letter with Piyush's name on it and assumes that Kashish was cheating on him. He goes into depression. It is only on her engagement day that Kashish finds Piyush there instead of Sujal. She decides to stay quiet to prevent embarrassment and humiliation of her family. Varun (Piyush's younger brother) urges Sujal to find out if Kashish really cheated on him or whether someone else tried to create misunderstandings between them. Sujal finds out on Kashish's wedding day that Kashish is innocent. He begs her to run away with him but Kashish stays for the sake of her family and ends up married to Piyush.Sujal later on is made to believe that Piyush created misunderstandings between him and Kashish. This is the beginning of a serious misunderstanding between Sujal and Kashish and Sujal and Piyush and from here Kashish's life takes a new turn. She follows the path that is to be her destiny and comes to question all the beliefs she ever stood for. This triangular, fatal love story of Kashish-Sujal-Piyush also involves and affects the lives of the other four sisters.

Kashish, over the course of time, comes to love Piyush. Sujal tries to create a lot of misunderstandings between Kashish and Piyush. He also tries to defeat Piyush in his attempt to win Kashish, but this only brings Kashish and Piyush closer to each other. (Even though Sujal may be seen as the antagonist, he actually became one of the most loved characters of the series.) Sujal is humiliated again and again. No one believes him any more and he is kicked out of the house. He vows to ruin Piyush's company and leaves the house with nothing. He meets Archie's father who gives him an offer - if Sujal marries Archie her father will give him all his business. Sujal agrees thinking it to be a good idea to ruin Piyush professionally and to make Kashish jealous.
In comes a character who is Piyush's employee. She helps Piyush get an important contract and becomes close to Piyush. Kashish is shown some evidence to make her believe that Piyush is cheating on her but Kashish believes Piyush who tells her he is innocent. As Piyush's employee is leaving she blames everything on Sujal saying that he paid her to create a rift between Piyush and Kashish.
Eventually, Sujal decides not to interfere in Kashish and Piyush's life. But suddenly Piyush dies in a car accident. With time it is revealed that Piyush didn't actually die in an accident but that the entire thing was planned from before. It is later revealed much later that Archie wanted to kill Kashish but it turned out Kashish wasn't in the car and Piyush was killed instead. That's why Sujal doesn't marry Archie.
After a few months Akshat, Kashish's school friend enters the lives of the five sisters. He joins Sujal's firm as a lawyer. Akshat finds out that Sujal and Kashish loved each other so with the help of Charu (one of Kashish's four sisters), he tries to unite them. One of the sisters, Mahek, who was pregnant with Rishi's child, finally reciprocates Varun's love for her. With the help of Sujal the two are married.
Kashish marries Sujal to seek revenge because she thinks Sujal killed Piyush. She even sends him to jail but finally realises Sujal is innocent and their love for each other is rekindled. Sujalthen gets into an accident where he is bashed up by goons and he falls into a waterfall which causes memory loss and plastic surgery. He returns as Tushar. Tushar falls in love with Kashish not knowing that it is his wife. Kashish also falls in love with the character of Tushar, but denies her feelings. Charu loves Tushar and not knowing that it is Sujal, Kashish gets Charu and Tushar married. Kashish soon realizes that Tushar is Sujal, but tells him to stay married to Charu. Mouli (Kashish's sister) and Siddharth (Mr.Ahulwalia's son) soon get married, and Mouli, later on, gets pregnant. Charu is killed under mysterious circumstances. Kashish marries Mr. Ahluwalia to find Charu's killer. Sujal seeks revenge from Kashish, because she didn't keep her promise of marrying him. So he pretends to romance Gayatri, Mr. Ahluwalia's daughter. Kashish gets jealous, although she knows what Sujal is doing is only to seek revenge from her. Mr. Ahluwalia is soon killed and so is Kashish's father. Later on Varun starts loving Mr. Ahluwalia's daughter and he divorces Mahek. After a few days Rishi and Mahek marry and they fall in love again.

A new character, Abhishek Chauhan, enters the lives of Kashish and Sujal. He looks exactly like Piyush but is widowed and has a daughter, Sneha. Rishi and Swayam have a fight in which Rishi dies and Sujal gets the blame. Kashish tries to save Sujal by marrying Abhishek but Abhishek realises the sacrifice Kashish is making and gets Sujal and Kashish married instead. Swayam kidnaps Mahek's baby (who she had named Rishi) and tries to murder him to seek revenge but his entire plan is ruined and Mehek shoots him just in time to save her baby.Kashish finds the murderer of Charu, Mr. Ahluwalia, and her father. It's Siddharth. When Mouli learns that the father of her unborn baby is a murderer, she kills him. Sujal finds out Kashish's marriage was fake. They get back together and live happily ever after. After a few years Sujal and Kashish are happily married. Abhishek and Mahek, too, are shown happily married with their kids Sneha and Rishi. In the last episode Kashish and Sujal are shown telling their children their lovestroy and the rest of the family listening, with old memories coming back to them.

Star Parivaar Awards
In 2004

In 2005

In 2006

In 2007
The ITA Awards
In 2005
Indian Telly Awards
In 2004

In 2006

Time Bomb 9/11

Format Drama - Action - Thriller
Created by Zee Telefilms Limited in association with Maya Movies Pvt. Ltd.
Directed by Ketan Mehta Starring
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes approx. 20
Production Running time approx. 53 minutes
Broadcast Original channel Zee TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original run June 20, 2005 – December 25, 2006

"Time Bomb 9/11" or just "Time Bomb" was a Hindi political thriller that aired on Zee TV from June 20, 2005 to December 25, 2005. It used to air every Monday at 10:00pm, and the show had a similar format to "24". The story focuses on Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist group aiming to destroy the city of New Delhi on September 11 as well as assassinating the Indian Prime Minister who was played by Kay Kay Menon. A RAW group led by Field Officer Varun Awasthi (played by Rajeev Khandelwal) has to protect the Prime Minister and more importantly, the city.
Time Bomb is an international political thriller of global terror with its epicenter in South Asia. Although very realistic and contemporary in its details, this story is set in the near future. New Delhi: MidnightOur protagonist Varun is a special agent of an exclusive, secret, multi-disciplinary intelligence agency created under the PMO to deal with terrorism and related matters known to the very few as - A.C.T. – Agency to Counter TerrorismThe young and dynamic Prime Minister of India, Aniruddha Prakash, is woken up from his sleep. Varun is waiting to inform him about an imminent crisis:As per the latest intelligence report there is reason to believe that there will be an assassination attempt on the Prime minister of India anytime soon…could be today.Varun requests the Prime minister to cancel all his appointments and engagements for the day.The PM rejects the request. India will not succumb to terrorists’ threats. The Prime minister will stick to his programme.Then Varun gets a informer’s message which shakes him up further: The terrorist has planned to commemorate the attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, and is planning a terrorists act much grander in scale. He wants to create simultaneous chaos across the globe. He is promising “a change in the World Order”.This creates additional pressures for the security agencies. They have to protect the Prime minister of India from the unknown assassins, simultaneously they have to try and stop the terrorists from carrying out their plans to destabilize the world.Varun soon realizes that the plot to assassinate the Prime Minister is only a distraction ploy to keep the intelligence agencies busy. He realizes that the actual plan of the terrorist was to simultaneously explode nuclear devices in Washington, London, Tel-Aviv and New Delhi. These explosions will destroy the four capital cities, and the entire global power structure will collapse.Despite the political tangles, bureaucratic hiccups, inter-departmental rivalries and personality clashes, the Indian intelligence agencies rise courageously, race against time to meet the challenge and backup Varun and the Special Operations Cell to over come the crisis and stop the terrorists from detonating the bombWoven along with this edge of the seat thriller are the personal lives of the main characters with their individual crisis and emotional traumas. The lives of all those who come in contact with this whirlwind change forever as if the terror in the world outside is unleashing the terror within.

Story By
Uttam Gada

Deal Ya No Deal
Deal Ya No Deal is the Hindi version of Deal or No Deal. It is based on the International Format Deal or No Deal owned and produced by ayesha International.
It premiered on November 23, 2005 on Sony Entertainment Television and aired on three nights each week. The first series had a set similar to the UK version, and the theme song and music cues were the same as those used in the Dutch version. Contestants held the cases. There is a top prize of 10,000,000 rupees (about $255,000 USD), and the lowest prize was originally a breath freshener, called a Chlormint, but the lowest prize was later 25 paise (a paisa is the Indian counterpart to a cent/penny), although the Chlormint would remain as a prize throughout the entire series. It was hosted by Madhavan, but he quit after fulfilling his 35-episode contract, and was replaced by Mandira Bedi.
The second series premiered in late January 2006 and had a set virtually identical to the Australian version, except there were 22 briefcases. In this series, when the contestant picked a case, the contestant that held the case could guess the amount in it. If they guessed correctly, they would win Rs. 50,000.
After the second series, Mandira Bedi quit, citing time constraints as the reason for her departure. The third series, which premiered in April 2006, has a new host, Rajeev Khandelwal, and airs once weekly. The third series features a new set and new graphics that are virtually identical to those used on the US show. Even though it was a lot similar to the US version, the third series did not have any games that carried over and did not show previous offers when it was time for the offer. Models were also introduced to hold the briefcases, instead of the contestants in series 1 and 2. In this series, once Rajeev, the host, calls out the name of the contestant, he asks them a question with 2 possible answers. If they give the correct answer, they will get to play. At the end of most episodes of series 3, Rajeev ended by saying, "Keep Smiling!" This version ended in July 2006, as it was believed viewers couldn't connect with the concept.
  • The show was referenced on the second-to-last episode of the American version's second season, when a contestant from India was playing (it was referenced only a second before the contestant's family surprised him). Unfortunately, the contestant only left with $100 (or about 4,000 rupees).
  • The last banker's offer of the episode aired on June 2, 2006 was 35 paise, which was very likely the lowest offer ever, with the lowest two values in play (25 paise and Chlormint). The contestant refused the offer and revealed Chlormint in his case.

About CID

The series consists of hard-core police procedural stories dealing with investigation, detection and suspense. The protagonists of the serial are an elite group of police officers belonging to the Crime Investigation Department of the police force, led by ACP Pradyuman (played by the dynamic Shivaji Satam). While the stories are plausible, there is an emphasis on dramatic plotting and technical complexities faced by the police. At every stage, the plot throws up intriguing twists and turns keeping the officers on the move as they track criminals, led by the smallest of clues!!!

About Left Right Left

Format Drama
Created by SAB TV Team
No. of seasons 2
Running time approx. 24 minutes
Original channel SAB TV
Original run 10 July 2006 – 26 September 2008

Left Right Left is a story based on 6 confused, dis-oriented cadets in an Indian Army academy, who face many obstacles, yet stand still. Besides, the story portrays the love of Indian youth of today toward their country. This show revolves mainly around the people of the army academy, Kanchanjunga Military Academy (KMA), Ambala Cantt. At the end of this season, Lala Gehlot is arrested and the cadets become captains.
Season 2 is about 7 cadets, again like season 1, join KMA.The story revolves around Eagle, a national enemy. 999, or the leader of the anti social group eagle, is caught. They come to know that 999 is Lala Gehlot, and Captain Randhawa shoots him down. At the end of this season, the cadets leave KMA, however stay a part of the Army as part of a special task force.
  • Rajeev Khandelwal as Captain Rajveer Singh Shikhawat
  • Harshad Chopra as Cadet Ali Baig
  • Priyanka Bassi as Cadet Naina Singh Ahluwalia
  • Arjun Bijlani as Cadet Alekh Sharma
  • Vikas Manaktala as Cadet Amardeep Huda
  • Kunal Karan Kapoor as Cadet Yadhuvansh Sahni(Yudi)
  • Shweta Salve as Dr Ritu Mishra / Bisht
  • Gaurav Chopra as Captain Abhimanyu Rai Chauhan
  • Samir Sharma as Captain Naveen Singh Ahluwalia
  • Aparna Tilak as Dr Shalini
  • Ghazal Rai as Cadet Pooja Ghai
SEASON 2: Extended Cast

About Sach Ka Saamna

Format: Game show
Created by Howard Schultz (Lighthearted Entertainment)
No. of episodes Total 48
Producer(s) Siddhartha Basu (BIG Synergy)
Running time Approx. 25 minutes
Original channel STAR Plus, STAR One in the UK
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
Original run July 15, 2009 – September 18, 2009

'Sach Ka Samna' has been adapted from an internationally acclaimed show called Moment of Truth, which also has a huge fan following in India. From nail biting anxiety to answers that will almost have you fall off your chairs, the show has kept the bout of anxiety high with each contestant. While the Hindi version will be hard hitting as contestants boldly share their bitter truths, the show has been crafted keeping in mind the Indian sensibilities. Taking the contestants through this assertive roller coaster ride, the suave and sensitive Rajeev Khandelwal, encourages contestants to keep their calm while supporting them through their emotional journey. At the end, the game rewards honesty by testing the nerve, resilience and integrity of a contestant. The show is an attempt to bring about a positive change by helping the contestants shed their baggage and lead a significantly better life.
Actor Rajeev Khandelwal may have defended his show Sach Ka Saamna as a “tool of truth”, but his mother believes that the popular TV programme often crosses the lines of societal propriety.
The contents of the show which delves into the personal and sexual histories of contestants has been described as degrading to “Indian culture” by parliamentarians and social activists and Khandelwal’s mother in Jaipur has echoed similar sentiments.
“The format is interesting, but sometimes I think it is best not to probe into certain aspects of a person’s life for the sake of the society and their families,” the host’s mother Vijayalaxmi Khandelwal, said.
While Khandelwal’s mother said that she would never want to be on the hot seat in front of her son, his father a retired member of the Indian Army said that he will gladly become a participant on the controversial show.
“I would reveal all truth about my life, except the secrets of the Army if given a chance to be part of the show,” said his father C.L.Khandelwal.
Khandelwal’s father also came down heavily on the politicians who had raised objections against the show, which had become the centre of a raging debate in Parliament.


The show is based on the same format as The Moment of Truth. The format is owned by Howard Schultz of Lighthearted Entertainment.
Prior to appearing on the actual show, contestants are asked 50 questions while being hooked up to a polygraph machine. The biological indicators of the contestant, such as pulse rate, blood pressure, etc. are measured and used by the polygraph to decide whether the answer is true or not. The contestant is not aware of the results of the polygraph for his or her answers.
During the actual show, the contestant is asked 21 of the same questions again. If the contestant answers honestly, he or she moves on to the next question; however, should a contestant lie in his or her answer, or simply refuse to answer a question after it has been asked, the game ends and the contestant loses all their prize money.
There are six levels of prize money in the game. The first level consists of six questions, and answering all of them truthfully will win the contestant Rs. 100,000 of prize money. The next level has five questions and the prize money goes up to Rs. 500,000. The third, fourth and fifth levels consist of four, three and two questions respectively, with the prize money being Rs. 1,000,000, Rs. 2,500,000 and Rs. 5,000,000 respectively. The final level has only one question, with the truthful answer fetching the maximum prize money of Rs. 10,000,000 (one crore).
The questions become increasingly personal and potentially embarrassing in nature as the stakes get higher. The contestants are usually accompanied by close family members or friends, who are seated beside them and the host. Several of the questions tend to be related to the relationship between them and their acquaintances present there. Next to the guests is a buzzer, which they can use to override a question which they feel is better left unanswered. In that case, the contestant will be asked an alternate question which may be easier or tougher than the question it replaced. The buzzer can only be used once during the game.
The series requires contestants to sign an agreement that they will accept the conclusions drawn by the polygraph examiner. The polygraph test is done by Herb Irvine, a US-based polygraph expert.


The first season of the show featured some well-known personalities like veteran actors Yusuf Hussain and Rupa Ganguly, former cricketer Vinod Kambli, television actors Raja Chaudhary and Urvashi Dholakia, actor and well known model Vimarsh Roshan, as well as transsexuals Bobby Darling and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. There are also some non-celebrity contestants, such as Smita Mathai, who was the show's first participant.

About Sun Leyna

Many Pakistani Producers are signing Indian actors for their serials.Actor
and Producer Humayun Saeed first made a serial called 'Ana'with Aamna
Shariff and now Sun Leyna.Many other Producers are making serials with
Indian actors but Humayun Saeed comes up with something very challenging leaving behind others.Sun Leyna's 75% shooting has been done in Malayasia

Sun Leyna is basically about a women who in luvv runs from her house
and gets married,and then because of her,her whole family has to face
humiliation and hardships.It's about those women who because of their
love dont care about their family's reputation. But apart from getting married on their own they have to face troubles and soo does their families. Sun Leyna revolves around Mrs.Daniyal and her children.
She rejects a man whom her parents had chosen just because he was poor and one of his leg did not work, and when her parents force her to get married to him she runs from her house and gets married to a rich man not only because she loves him but because he can provide her a luxurious life which the man chosen by his parents couldn’t.
She did not remember her parents, their reputation and her younger sister Madiha before marrying and running from the house.
From Safiyah when she turns Mrs.Daniyal she realises that what she did
was wrong because she wasnt actually happy. Her mother gets mad because of the sadma. Safiyah now cannot even go back soo she accepts to live a life worse then hell as Mrs.Daniyal.Despite having fights and all with his husband she gives birth to a girl[Visaal]and after that to keep herself busy she opens an 'Advertising Agency'.And on the other hand Afzal who'z marriage proporsal Safiyah had rejected too own's an 'Advertising Agency' in Malaysia.He did not gets married after Safiyah had ditched him and  bring's up his dead sisters son Sharim. Both Mrs.Daniyal and Afzal without knowing eachothers true identity and seeing eachother make plans of ruining eachothers business as they are business rivals.But Visaal Safiyah'z only daughter starts taking interest in Sharim.

What Sun Leyna'z actors say about it:
1-Javed Sheikh(afzal):Sun Leyna is not a fake serial.It is based on reality and it gives an important message to viewers.Its story is diferent from other serials soo its unique.
2-Saba Pervaiz(Safiyah):It was my pleasure working with Indian actors.
Playing Aamna's mother i have realised that we are not only open minded but also have space for eachother in our hearts.This serial will always remain close to my heart.
3-Rajeev Khandelwal(Sharim):Although this is my first Pakistani serial,my friendship with Humayun is quite old.Aamna gave a party after 'Anaz'  success soo we met over there and we became very good friends.Then Humayun offered me Sun Leyna and i liked the script soo accepted it. Cant say i'll work in more Pakistani serials or not but i used to get a lot of calls,emails and letters from my Pakistani fans soo did this serial for them.I hope they liked my perfromance.I've also heard that Lahore and Karachi people are very welcoming soo i personally want to visit Karachi and Lahore.And working in Sun Leyna was a very fine experience.
4-Aamna Shariff(Visal):When i got an offer for 'Ana' from Humayun Saeed i accepted it on my own will and my first experience working with Humayun and pakistani stars was very good. To grow more as an actor and get experienced i accepted 'Ana'. But my role in Sun Leyna can be proved more lucky for me as i have the lead role in it,and i wish to not only work with Humayun Saeed but with other Pakistani directors too. Working with Pakistani actors was a very pleasant experience, because the atmosphere was family like.

What Ahsan Ali Ziadi(director) says about the cast:
Everyone's performance was upto the mark and very very good,esp.
Rajeev and Saba Pervaiz's.
We shot many difficult scenes with Rajeev in only one take.
What Humayun Saeed(producer) says about Sun Leyna:
Sun Leyna's uniqueness and the presence of two very famous and talented Indian Actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Aamna Shariff made it popular in very less time.People started liking it since da day it got on-air.
What Humayun Saeed says about Rajeev AND Aamna:
Rajeev and Aamna are very good and talented actors. i loved working with them and its been great to know them and they have become very good friends of mine in very less time. I wish them all the very best for their future.

Sun Leyna'z cast:
Producer:Humayun Saeed.
Director:Ahsan Ali Zaidi.
Afzal played by Javed Sheikh.
Mrs.Daniyal played by Saba Pervaiz.
Sharim played by Rajeev Khandelwal.
Visaal played by Aamna Shariff.
Max played by Imraan Abbas.
Rubab played by Zainab Qayyum[ZQ].
Rani played by Maria Khan.
Madiha played by Rabia Noreen.


Rajeev Khandelwal as Movie Actor
  • Aamir (2008) - Aamir Ali

On Production:
  • Peter Gaya Kaam Se
  • Chenab Gandhi
  • Main Joker
  • Just Love
  • Will You Marry Me?
  • Return Gift

Rajeev Khandelwal as Producer

Aamir 2008

Aamir is a man-on-the-run thriller revolving around the eponymous London-based doctor's visit to his family in India. Geographically, Aamir's maze is set in the Muslim dominated streets and residential pockets of Old Bombay. In its lanes and crowded alleys, cheap restaurants and lodges, amongst nameless pimps and whores, run-down buildings and packed markets, Aamir is made to confront the life he has lived, the 'choices' he has made, his dreams, his loves and his immediate fears. Through the course of a day, lost in the streets of Mumbai, the question remains - do you choose your destiny, or does destiny choose you? Does Aamir choose to be a follower or does he rise to become a leader?

Cast and Crew
UTV Spot Boy
Release Date
June 6, 2008
Anurag Kashyap
Deven Khote
Ronnie Screwvala
Zarine Mehta
Executive Producer / Co-Producer
Rucha Pathak
Ram Mirchandani
Alpana Mishra
Rajkumar Gupta
Star Cast
Rajeev Khandelwal...... Dr. Aamir Ali
Gajraj Rao
Shashanka Ghosh
Kanchan Pagare
Ghazala Ameen
Amit Trivedi
Amitabh Varma
Murtuza Qadir
Neuman Pinto
Shilpa Rao
Amitabh Varma
Music Director
Amit Trivedi
Alphonse Roy
Wasiq Khan
Aarti Bajaj
Story / Writer
Rajkumar Gupta

Peter Gaya Kaam Se

Peter Gaya Kaam Se is a fast-paced action adventure with a romantic twist. It is directed by John Owen, and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.
Peter, a football crazy motorcycle taxi rider, decides to turn his back on Goa and quit his job - until his sleazy loan shark boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job. It's the job that will change his life forever.

Language : Hindi

Production Company(s) :
UTV Motion Pictures

Producer :
Ronnie Screwvala

Director :
John Owen

Artists (Cast) :
Lekha Washington
Rajeev Khandelwal

Music Director :
Sajid Ali
Wajid Ali

Cinematographer :
Alphonse Roy

Return Gift

Return Gift in which Rajeev plays an Indian bureaucrat on a mission to Pakistan. He have to meet bureaucrats from both sides of the border to understand the intricacies of across-the-border diplomacy.
Cast and crew
Actor – Rajeev Khandelwal
Director - Saurabh Narang


Cast and crew

Rajeev Khandelwal
Prachi Desai
Javed Jaffrey


Genre: Drama
Rahul Bhatt - Sameer
Simone Singh - Heena
Director: Talat Jani
Producer: Rajeev Khandelwal