Happy Birthday Apurva Agnihotri! How His Debut Film With Shah Rukh Khan Had a Real-Life Romantic Connection For the Actor!
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Actor Apurva Agnihotri, who was last seen in Colors' Bepannaah, had the dreamiest debut ever - his first outing was the Mahima Chaudhary - Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pardes, that not only got him noticed, but also kickstarted his tinsel town career. After a slew of Bollywood films like Krodh, Pyaar Koi Khel Nahi, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai and Lakeer among others, Apurva Agnihotri debuted on television with Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, which made him a household name and also won him the Indian Telly Awards' Best Actor Award in 2005. Bepannaah: Apurva Agnihotri Bids Adieu to Jennifer Winget’s – Harshad Chopda’s Show – Deets Inside

Apurva, apart from fiction shows, has also done a few reality shows like Nach Baliye's first season, Bigg Boss 7, Pati Patni Aur Woh and Power Couple. Coincidentally, all of them were with his better half of (now) 15 years, actress Shilpa Saklani.

However, a lesser-known fact about the actor is that even before he made quite the splash into stardom and tinsel town, was engaged to his Pardes co-star Mahima Chaudhary's elder sister Akanksha, during the filming of the movie. Mahima Chaudhry Birthday Special: 5 Songs Featuring the Actress, Aksar Hamesha Jo Yaad Aate Hain

As per various trivia websites, Akanksha and Apurva were engaged for a long time, but they split due to reasons best known to them. However, come 2004, Apurva moved on and married Shilpa Saklani. The duo was apparently introduced to each other by their common friend Rakshanda Khan.

Well, looks like everything eventually fell into place for Apurva and Shilpa who have been married for 15 years now. Apurva has attained success with television shows like Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Kar Dikhayengi, Sapna Babul Ka.. Bidaai, Aasman Se Aage, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Saubhagyalaxmi among others. Here's wishing Apurva a very happy birthday.