Actor Gautam Rode, who rings in his birthday today, turns 42 years old. And just like you all, we too do not believe it. He is one of those faces of the industry, who personifies the fact that 'Age is just a number'. Not only is Gautam known for his good look, but also for his chiselled physique, healthy lifestyle and also the perfect example of how even vegetarians can build a sculpted body. And the actor has plans to ring in his big day with family and friends in Delhi. Gautam Rode and Pankhury Awasthy Re-Call Their Love Story, Pankhury's Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Stint and Much More
And on the eve of his 42nd birthday, here's not only wishing the actor a very happy birthday but also listing down our favourite performances of Gautam Rode.
Saraswatichandra was Gautam’s second show as the solo lead and boy, did he win over a huge fan base with it. Starring Gautam as the titular character and Jennifer Winget as his leading lady, the show was an audience favourite. Also, Gautam’s role as Saraswatichandra, a well behaved and well-cultured man, with looks to die for, not only helped make Rode a household name but also an actor to look out for. Shiny Doshi On Her Debut Show Saraswatichandra: 'Jennifer Winget and Gautam Rode Were So Good That Expectations From Me Automatically Rose'.
Mahakumbh: Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani
Without taking a break after Saraswatichandra, Gautam Rode’s next choice role was the critically acclaimed Rudra’s in Star Bharat’s fantasy drama Mahakumbh: Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani. While the show did not rake in high numbers, Gautam and the show amassed major critical acclaim and also won a ‘Certificate of Merit’ at the 52nd Chicago International Television Awards.
The mythological story of Mahabharata told from the point of view of Kunti’s son Karna, saw Gautam play the titular character yet again. Tracing Karna’s journey from abandonment, to becoming one of the greatest archers that mythology still boasts of, the show marked Gautam's foray into the mytho genre and also won him the title of one of television’s most bankable stars.
Nach Baliye 5 & 6
Nach Baliye 5 was Gautam’s second stint as a host after India’s Got Talent 3. However, he was joined by another hunk Karan Wahi, and together, they made us drool over their 6 pack abs. in fact, a judge at that time, actress Shilpa Shetty even lovingly named Gautam and Karan as her ‘biscuit ki dukaan’. this magical duo was once again brought in for season 6 and their Jodi will forever be known as one of the best hosting duos after that of Kapil Sharma and Maniesh Paul.
In his 19 years long career, Gautam has enjoyed stints in both television and Bollywood. Not only is he known to be a very down to earth despite being successful, but also a do-gooder. And here's wishing Gautam a super successful and work-packed year ahead.