Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan:

The handsomest actor of the television industry Hiten Tejwani, Pratham Mittal of Ekta Kapoor’s Kutumb fame is blissfully married to his ladylove Gauri Pradhan. And now they have completed a journey of 10 years of successful marriage!

Gauri and Hiten are one of the most loved celebrity couples of the telly town. Hiten unveiled his love story in front of the entire media. He first met his sweetheart Gauri while shooting for a Breeze soap commercial in Hyderabad. Later on, they met on the sets of Kutumb and were coincidentally cast as the lead pair. The onscreen love – hate scenes between the couple (Pratham and Gauri) were highly loved by the audience.

Hiten with ladylove Gauri

On the other hand, the onscreen fighting led to brewing up of theoff – screen passionate romance between the duo! Hiten, a mischievous guy whereas Gauri, an introvert, got attracted to each other due to their opposite nature. Being an introvert girl, Gauri never talked to him but Hiten admits to liking her from the very first day!

Gauri and Hiten-the cutest couple

Gauri, as Hiten says, never thought that she would end up getting married to Hiten! But opposites attractand thatis what happened in their case. They started getting close to each other while doing intimate scenes for the show. Hiten fell for her and proposed to her. But Gauri made him sweat.

Hiten & Gauri in an Awards function

He had to go through the entire tried and tested formula of dining, wining and giving flowers to her. After making repeated requests of marriage, she had pity on him and finally accepted his proposal! Hiten says that if she would have consented quickly, it would have been no fun courting her!

Hiten hugs wife Gauri

Some sources also reveal that Gauri is Hiten’s second wife. On questioning Hiten about his first marriage, he said that everyone has a past and it’s the same in his case as well. Gauri is okay with it as he had revealed things (about his first marriage) to her beforehand!

Hiten-Gauri wediing pics

Ultimately they tied the knot on 29th April in the year 2003 after two years of courtship. They married at a private function in Gauri’s hometown Pune. They held a grand reception in Mumbai on 9th May, 2003 for close friends and well wishers. Hiten, being an ideal husband, took his sweetheart for a beautiful honeymoon to Bangkok.

The most loved couple-Hiten & Gauri

Gauri delivered twins on 11th November, 2009. The proud parents of the baby boy and girl named them as Nevaan and Katya. After getting blessed with twins, Hiten got back to work whereas Gauri got busy in handling her toddlers and beautiful house. The cute couple, in spite of being busy, made sure to spend ample time with their kids. They take them to beaches, ice cream parlours and Disney land. The kids also love horse riding.

Hiten and Gauri with their twins

Hiten Tejwani Biography and Family:

Hiten Tejwani was born on 5th March in the year 1974 in the suburbs of Borivali, Mumbai. After his schooling, he graduated in B.Com from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. On having completed his graduation, Hiten was pursuing a career in Chartered Accountancy. But then, he joined a theatre group named Ankur and also took active part in many street plays. He started his career with modeling. Thereafter, he got to shoot for various ad films.

Hiten Tejwani smiles gleefully

The actor has got two brothers named Hitesh and Nitin. Hitesh is a director, having directed shows like Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si whereas his younger brother Nitin is an editor.

Hiten got his break in the Indian television industry by landing small roles in serials like Ghar Ek Mandir and Kabhi Sautan Kabhi Saheli.

Hiten as Karan Viraani in Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Hiten Tejwani Current Show:

The 39 year old is currently essaying the role of Maanav Deshmukh in Balaji Telefilm’s Pavitra Rishta. He replaced heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput (who earlier played the role of Maanav) who has moved to the Bollywood film industry. He is paired opposite beautiful actress Ankita Lokhande who portrays the role of Archana. Hiten is playing the role of Maanav since 2011.

Hiten & Ankita as Maanav & Archana in Pavitra Rishta

Hiten plays the role of a rich business tycoon (after a 20 year leap) who hails from Canada. He comes to India in order to complete his divorce procedure with Archana. But in India, he comes to know the truth that it was not Archana but his mother who filed the forged divorce papers against him. Misunderstandings get clarified between the two and they reunite. Maanav and Archana are shown as the parents of five grown up children.

The TV series is running since four years now. It has got a huge fan following and has also won many awards and nominations. Pavitra Rishta is based on a journey of Maanav – Archana and their grown up children.

Hiten with co-star Ankita at an event

Hiten Tejwani Other Serials:

The good looking actor got gained recognition with Ekta Kapoor’s Kutumb, aired on the channel Sony entertainment television. He bagged the lead role of Pratham Mittal in this serial. Hiten’s wife Gauri Pradhan Tejwani played his love interest, Gauri.

Gauri pampers birthday baby Hiten

Gauri and Pratham study in the same college. Pratham is a rich spoilt brat whereas Gauri is a mature, sensible and a straightforward girl. They are enemies and happen to hate each other. They get into constant clashes and can’t stand each other. But there is a turn of events where Pratham and Gauri end up getting married. Initially the two do not get along well. Since Gauri hails from a middle class family, she faces a lot of problem on having to cope with a well – to – do joint family. Pratham makes life difficult for her by creating a lot of problems.

Hiten & Gauri as Pratham-Gauri in Kutumb

However, Pratham’s family is very loving and caring and this makes Gauri adapt herself in his large joint family. Gradually, Pratham and Gauri get to know about each other and Gauri also learns about his softer side. They start getting close to each other and ultimately end up falling in love! An undying romance blossoms between the two and they cannot imagine staying apart.

The drama series started on 29th October and went off the air on 7th February 2013.  The audience loved the sizzling chemistry between Pratham and Gauri and thus Ekta Kapoor was forced to come up with another season of the show. Kutumb season 2 revolved round the same characters (Hiten and Gauri) but was not inter- related to season 1. It came up with an entirely different concept.

Hiten-Gauri in Kutumb season 2

Hiten gained popularity as Pratham Mittal in Kutumb. He bagged roles in many other TV serials as well. His long list of daily soaps include Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhii Soutan Kabhii Saheli, Kahiin Kisi Roz, Kutumb Season 1, Kutumb Season 2, Kyaa Haadsa Kyaa Haqeeqat, Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Miit, Kahiin Toh Hoga, Kkoi Dill Mein, Kkusum, Kesar, Kavyanjali, Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai, Karam Apna Apna, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Left Right Left, Kumkum – Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan, Kahaani Humare Mohabbat Ki, Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family, Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Palampur Express, Choti Bahu, Rang Badalti Odhani, Mukti Bandhan, Pavitra Rishta(at present), Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada. 

Hiten on the sets of Rang Badalti Odhani

He has also been a contestant in many reality shows like Jodi Kamaal Ki, Nach Baliye 2 (along with wife Gauri Pradhan Tejwani), Koffee with Karan, Kyaa Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tezz Hai?, Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhii Kabhi Yaar, Nach Baliye season 4.

Hiten & Gauri on the sets of Nach Baliye 2

Hiten Tejwani Achievements:

The extremely talented actor picked up many Awards as well as nominations for various roles:

Year

Award

Category

For

Role

Result

2004

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Beta

Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Karan Virani

Won

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Yogya Damad

Indian Telly Awards

Best Actor (Popular)

2005

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Beta

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Jodi

Indian Television Academy Awards

Best Actor (Popular)

Indian Telly Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Popular)

2006

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Beta

Indian Telly Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Popular)

2007

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Beta

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Jodi

Indian Telly Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Critics)

2008

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Beta

Star Parivaar Awards

Favorite Jodi

The Global Indian TV Honours 2008

Best Jodi

2010

Indian Television Academy Awards

ITA Milestone Award

India Ne Banadi Jodi Awards

Best Jodi of The Decade

2011

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Beta

Pavitra Rishta

Manav Deshmukh

Won

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Popular Face (Male)

Nominated

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Jodi

2012

The Global Indian Film and TV Honours

Best Actor (Male)

5th Boroplus Gold Awards

Best Actor (Popular)

11th Indian Telly Awards

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Indian Television Academy Awards

Best Actor (Male)

People’s Choice Awards India

Favorite Onscreen Jodi

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Pita

Won

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Beta

Nominated

Zee Rishtey Awards

Favorite Jodi

Hiten Tejwani Filmography:

The Piscean tried his luck in the film industry as well. He donned small roles in movies like Jogger’s Park in the year 2003 where he played the role of Akash, Krishna Cottage in 2004, where Hiten played the role of Akshay and Anwar in 2007 where he played the role of Udit.

Hiten Tejwani sports a striped tee teamed up with a muffler

Hiten Tejwani Little Known Facts:

Apart from a very hectic career, the charming actor loves spending time with his family. He plans out an outing with wife Gauri, be it a brief vacation or a quite dinner. Hiten says that would he love to visit romantic and isolated beaches like those inSri Lanka or Maldives with his wife. He is also fond of playing with his four year old kids and enjoys taking the little ones swimming or to a playground. He also loves teaching them stuffs.

He loves the amazingly tasty fish curry cooked by Gauri’s mom and he also reveals that Gauri is a very good cook! He has to steal time to be with his family.

Handsome Hiten with his beautiful wife Gauri

Hiten describes his daily routine as:

6:30 AM: wake up!

6:45 AM: drink green tea, read newspapers.

7:15 AM: go to the gym!

8:00 AM: return home, have breakfast.

8:30 AM: drive to work!

9:15 AM: report on sets, get ready for shoot!

Gauri & Hiten arrive at an event

9:45 AM: start shooting!

1:15 PM: lunch break.

2 PM: resume shooting!

6:30 PM: half – an – hour tea break!

7 PM: shoot.’

9 PM: shift ends, leaves for home.

10 PM: reaches home, unwinds!

10:30 PM: have dinner with family!

12:30 AM: go to sleep!

Hiten & wife Gauri at a friend's Sangeet ceremony

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