Kartik Aaryan made his debut in Bollywood with Pyar Ka Punchnama in 2011. The actor didn't have an easy start. But, soon after his debut, he carved a niche for himself in the industry. Now, Bollywood's heartthrob has come a long, long way. So much so that he's now become the current favourite in the industry. And he is being cast in sequels of almost all the famous movies. Well, he is surely becoming the king of remakes and sequels in Bollywood. The Lukka Chuppi turns 29 today and guess what did he do on his birthday. The actor spent celebrated with his parents last night.
He shared a collage of pictures on Instagram and captioned it, "Jab Mummy Papa ne bday pe surprise kiya". Take a look at these aww-dorable pictures:
What a picture-perfect family!
And while Kartik's life has been an open book, we thought that his birthday would be the perfect time to tell you a few fun and interesting things about the Punchnama baby.
KA's Major Inspiration Is AK (Akshay Kumar)
Not many people know, but Kartik, in his interviews has stated that he is not only a huge fan of Khiladi Akshay Kumar but the Delhi actor's life also inspires Kartik a lot. In fact, many news portals have even started calling Kartik the 'New Akshay Kumar' as he will be soon stepping in the shoes of AK in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
Not just an actor who is winning our hearts, but Kartik also holds a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology. He graduated from DY Patil College of Engineering, Pune and appeared for his final exams while shooting for Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 in 2015.
He Loves Playing Football & Table Tennis
In the various interviews that the actor has given in the past few years, Kartik revealed that he loved playing football and table tennis. He has even played a couple of 'All Stars Vs Team India' matches with other celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Dino Morea. Now that we know he is a sports lover, we want to see him in a sports-based movie next.
When Kartik was struggling to become a Bollywood actor, he used to live with 12 people in a two-bedroom apartment in Mumbai. All the 12 men who stayed in those two rooms were struggling actors and Kartik often used to hide that he is going to shoot for Pyaar Ka Punchnama so that his roommates didn't feel dejected for not getting the auditions.
Chintu Tyagi Cooks Too!
Kartik is a great cook and he likes spending time in the kitchen. He used to cook often for his roommates in Mumbai.
Never Shared His Dream With Family
We all know that Kartik has no backing in the film industry. His parents are doctors in Gwalior and they wanted him to pursue medicine. But, Kartik was secretly harbouring to make it to Bollywood wanted to find a way to go to the city of dreams and, therefore, took up engineering in DY Patil Engineering college in Mumbai. His dream to become an actor seemed so unreal to him that he never shared it with his family. On the other hand, the first person he called after he bagged his debut was his mom and the actor broke down completely. That is when he told his family about his dream for the first time.
His Favourite Actress Is...
...Deepika Padukone! Kartik is a huge fan of DP and hopes to work with her one day. Earlier, during an interview with an entertainment portal, Kartik had said, "I wish to romance Deepika Padukone on the big screen".
Kartik Aaryan is a dog-lover (now, we like him a bit more). The actor has had pet dogs all his life ever since he was a little kid.
His Real Name Is Not Kartik Aaryan
Kartik Aaryan is Kartik Manish Tiwari. While talking about the reason behind changing his screen name, Kartik once told a news portal, "Kartik Aaryan sounded better than Kartik Tiwari (laughs). Actually Aaryan was always my middle name. It is not something that happened suddenly. Before the release of my first film, I had asked the team to credit me as Kartik Aryan but they missed out on doing so." Well, we would have loved him both ways!
Kartik Is A Vegetarian
The Luka Chuppi actor is a vegetarian and has even campaigned for PETA.
On the work front, the actor's next with Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar, Pati Patni Aur Woh is all set for release on December 6. He will also be seen in Aaj Kal (sequel of Love Aaj Kal) with his rumoured girlfriend, Sara Ali Khan in February and is currently filming Dostana 2 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, opposite Janhvi Kapoor and Kiara Advani.