Aarav, is an Indian model and film actor, best known for his works in Tamil cinema. He rose to prominence after appearing in the reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil (Tamil version of Big Brother), hosted by Kamal Haasan and subsequently winning the title of the season. During his stint in the show, he quickly achieved fame and recognition and therein movie offers started to knock his door. The sprawling has singed with a couple of big productions in the industry and has a bunch of new projects under his belt.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Arav was born on 31 October 1988, in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India.
He is currently 29 years old.
Aarav attended Kamala Niketan Montessori School in his hometown Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
After high school, he moved to Chennai to further his higher education. He got himself enrolled at the Hindustan University in Chennai, from where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.E.).
- Father – Unknown (Government Law College Prfessor)
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – He has one brother.
Even though, he has kept a very low personal profile, he has been in relationship with his college mate, with whom he broke up before Bigg Boss audition. During the show, he revealed that he had realized his mistake and missing her and will reconcile with her after the show.
During his stay in the Bigg Boss house, he came under fire after rejecting Oviya‘s proposal leading to strings of controversies. It came as a surprise for her fans when Oviya caught in love with him, where things went miserable for both of them, over the course of her stay in the house. Finally, they came into understanding and are in good terms.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 177 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
- Measurements – 40-14-32
- Chest – 40 inches
- Biceps / Arms – 14 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
In 2015, Aarav made his first appearance in theatrical films, playing a small role in Mani Ratnam’s romantic film, O Kadhal Kanmani. The flowing year, he played his first major role as Natraj in Pradeep Krishnamoorthy’s psychological thriller, thriller Saithan alongside Vijay Antony, winch gained positive reviews and acclaim. That role showcased his acting capabilities which earned him fame and recognition in the industry.
As a lead hero, Aarav debuts in horror thriller, Meendum Vaa Arugil Vaa which is slated to release anytime soon.
Apart from mainstream films, he also had appeared in short films like Oru Cup Cofeee (2015).
In 2017, he appeared as one of the contestants in Kamal Haasan‘s Tamil reality show “Bigg Boss Tamil”, where he survived eviction for the entire season and became the season’s winner.
Before plunging into mainstream cinema, he was successful model in South Indian industry who has done more than 300 modeling gigs, television commercials, and print ads.
Aarav Net worth
The budding actor has just started his journey in entertainment industry and has a long way to go. As the winner of the first season of Bigg Boss, he was awarded Rs 50 lakh, which is first achievement in the industry. He might have accumulated a decent net worth as an actor.
He currently lives in an apartment in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Being an avid traveller, he owns a SUV manufactured by Jeep and a Royal Infield Continental.
- Favorite Actor – Rajinikanth
- Favorite Colors – Blue, Grey
Social Media Portfolio
Aarav was discovered by VS Anandhakrishna, a celebrity photographer, who he met on Facebook. He introduced him to the modeling world and his first gig was from a Dubai-based garment company.
He worked as an Engineer in a couple of companies such as Daimler India Commercial Vehicles and Apollo Tyres before trying his luck in glamour world.
He aspired to become an IPS officer and pursued Civil Service Exams and tried hard to achieve his dream. He only then realized that it wasn’t his cup of coffee and shifted his focus towards showbiz.