Mohit Raina wikiMohit Raina is an Indian television and Bollywood actor. He started his acting career with a sci-fi TV show called Antariksh and later went on to play a role in the Mithun Chakraborty starer film Don Muthu Swami and made a Bollywood debut with this. He also acted in TV soaps Chehra(2009) and Ganga Kii Dheej(2010). He was listed at 9th position on the Eastern Eye newspaper's renowned list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World. Currently he is known for his lead role of Shiva in the TV series, Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev(2011), which made him very popular.
BiographyMohit Raina was born on 14 August 1982 in Kashmir. He was brought up in Jammu where he did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jammu, he left Jammu after graduating with a degree in commerce from Jammu University. While still getting ready to become a chartered accountant, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting dreams. As a teenager in Jammu, Raina weighed 107 kg, but lost 29 kgs after he decided to participate in the modeling competition, 2005 Grasim Mr. India contest, where he was placed among the top five contestants. Raina currently lives in Mumbai, and his mother stays with him, ever since his father died in 2011. Mohit is a proud owner of Ford Endeavour which costs between Rs. 19 lakh to Rs. 24 lakh.
CareerMohit Raina acting career began in 2006 when he acted in a science fiction TV show called Antariksh that aired on Star Plus. In 2008, he starred as JaiKishan in a comedy movie called Don Muthu Swami, starring actor Mithun Chakraborthy in the lead role. He again returned to television in 2009 with another Star Plus show called Chehra. Mohit was also a part of the TV series Bandini (NDTV Imagine). In December 2010, a show Ganga Kii Dheej aired on Sahara One. Raina came back as the main lead in Nikhil Sinha's Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev, on the entertainment channel Life OK. It is being heard that this handsome TV actor Mohit is one of the most highly paid actors on Indian television. Apparently, the actor is earning Rs. 1 lakh per day.
Personal ProfileName : Mohit Raina
Birthday : 14 August, 1982
Age : 31 years
Place Of Birth : Jammu,Jammu and Kashmir, India
Height : 5 feet 11 inch
Current residence : Mumbai
Religion : Hindu
Occupation : Model, Actor
Education Qualification : Schooling in Kashmir, Graduation in commerce
Debut movie : Don Muthu Swami
Debut Serial : Antariksh
Current Serial : Devon Ke Dev Mahadev
In Devon Ke Dev - MahadevMohit Raina is known for his lead role of Shiva in the TV series, Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev. The series focuses on the legendary Indian deity, Lord Shiva and portrays his journey from a hermit to a householder through his marriage to Sati. According to Mohit, the most difficult preparation was to put on weight in order to look powerful in the role, as the show depicts Lord Shiva in human form, but with all his godly attributes.
Early LifeMohit Raina hails from Jammu & Kashmir and is a very simple guy. He was among the top 5 contestants in Grasim Mr. India 2006, his cousin gave him the courage to participate as they used to tease him "Arrey yaar, tu toh hero ke tarah dikhta hai." His family was totally against his decision of becoming an actor, but after much persuasion they finally agreed and they are quite happy to see him as Lord Shiva. He had faced struggles and had given some flops before hitting the jackpot. His father passed away two days before this role was offered to him. And he accepted it as a gift from his father.
Mohit Raina in MahabharatMohit Raina as Mahadev from popular mythological show "Devon Ka Dev... Mahadev" was seen in the mythological drama "Mahabharat". He was seen at the end of a catastrophic war between Bheeshm (Arav Chaudhary) and Parshuram (Puneet Issar) in "Mahabharat". He appeared at Holy Ganga's behest to stop the war, and he was seen showering his blessings on Amba (Ratan Rajput).
Girlfriend/MarriageIt was being heard that handsome actor Mohit Raina is dating beautiful actress Mouni Roy who played his first wife Sati in the show devo ka dev Mahadev. Reports were rife that Mohit and Mouni Roy are set to take nuptial vows in February, 2014. But Mohit said that he has no personal life to plan in coming days. According to recent reports, the couple had broken up due to Mohit wanting to concentrate on his career and Mouni wanting to settle down in life (marriage).
Mohit Raina and Mouni RoyIf rumours are to be believed then Mohit Raina and Mouni Roy were reportedly dating each other. The duo were often spotted at parties and social gatherings but has not yet come out in open about their relationship.
Mohit Raina's swayamvarThe most handsome God of small screen Mohit will be seen in the upcoming season of Swayamvar. The channel Life OK which made him a household name with his popular show Mahadev were in talks with the actor for a long time and, now the actor gave his final nod. It is also heard that actress and 'alleged' girlfriend of Mohit, Mouni Roy has been roped in to host the reality show. The show is being produced by Endemol India and will go on air post IPL.