18 TV Actors Who Are Redefining Fatherhood And Are Coolest Dads On The Block


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18 TV Actors Who Are Redefining Fatherhood And Are Coolest Dads On The Block

It’s no secret that our Indian television industry is filled with the most gorgeous and handsome looking men who literally make women go weak in their knees, but what’s surprising and amazing is the way some of these TV actors not just embraced fatherhood, but rocked it like a pro too.

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From pouting to making duck faces to enjoying and working out with their tiny buddies, these television dads can be totally termed as the coolest dads on the block. They never shy away from going a tad bit crazy with their chubby-cheeked babies and show the world how fatherhood is done! Scroll down and see 10 fabulous looking television dads who are sure rocking fatherhood like anything! 

#1. Arjun Bijlani

Arjun Bijlani

This father-son pair had to be our first pick considering the amount of cuteness these two exude on social media! Arjun who was seen playing a pivotal role in Indian supernatural drama series, Naagin is married to his longtime girlfriend, Neha Swami. The couple is parents to an adorable little man named Ayaan. 

Arjun Bijlani

Arjun and his son’s chemistry is just too beautiful for words. If you look at the actor’s Instagram account, you will know why he tops the list of super dads of Indian television. From delightful videos of just Ayaan to the father-son duo getting mischievous, no one can beat the fun these two have! As Ayaan is growing up now, Arjun loves to capture all his moments in the videos and share it with his fans. Here's one of the most adorable videos of the father-son duo:



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#2. Shabir Ahluwalia 

Shabir Ahluwalia

This handsome actor who is known for several serials like Hip Hip Hurray, Kahiin Toh Hoga and Kumkum Bhagya is married to Kanchi Kaul (who was seen in Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi...Meri Bhabhi). Together the couple has two very adorable baby boys, Azai and Ivaar. 

Shabir Ahluwalia

Even though Shabir is extremely busy shooting for daily soaps, but he sure knows how to make his little ones super-happy and make fatherhood looks like the most exciting journey. Shabir’s photos and videos with Azai and Ivaar are simply cuteness personified. Here’s one video of Shabir giving us fitness goals with his little one:



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#3. Salman Yusuff Khan

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This man with the most striking dance moves may be busy with his reality shows, but every time he poses with his little tot, Hamdan, it’s a treat to the eyes. Salman married his longtime girlfriend, Faiza Haramain, an air hostess, in 2013 and the couple welcomed their cutie pie in 2016.

Salman Yusuff Khan

His Instagram account is a testimony of how awesome fatherhood is! Here’s one video of Salman and Hamdan which is beautiful on too many levels! 


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#4. Sharad Kelkar 

Sharad Kelkar

Saat Phere fame actor, Sharad Kelkar and his wife, Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar are doting parents to a lovely little angel, Kesha. Sharad believes that Kesha is his lucky charm who has brought him a lot of success. The adorable pictures of Sharad and Kesha shared on his official Instagram handle will surely brighten up your day. On the birth of Kesha, Sharad was quoted as saying:

"Yes I became a father on Friday at 4 pm. I am excited and feel responsible. The name of the baby we have thought of is Kesha (‘Ke’ from Keerti and ‘Sha’ from Sharad). The unusual thing I have experienced is unique. I used to talk to the baby when she had not come into the world.”

He further added:

“Now, when she cries, I say papa has come. This way, she recognises me and stops crying. That’s an amazing feeling. She recognises my voice."

Sharad Kelkar

On Father’s Day 2016, Sharad shared a picture of the personalised present that his little one gave it to him. Kesha went an extra mile to impress her papa, and made a card which said, ‘Papa Hero’. Aww.. isn’t it adorable?

Sharad Kelkar

Sharad captioned the heart-warming moment as:

“She made this and gifted me…priceless!”

#5. Mohammed Iqbal Khan 

Mohammed Iqbal Khan

With his debut Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai, he garnered a lot of female fan following and women went crazy over his killer looks. Mohammed Iqbal Khan smashed those hearts when he married a Punjabi girl, Sneha Chhabra. After getting married on January 15, 2007, the lovebirds got blessed with a baby girl in 2011 whom they named, Ammaara Khan.

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From the time he became a daddy, Iqbal sure has owned this whole game like anything. He goes swimming with her and he walks the ramp with her, and while at it, he sure makes fatherhood look like the best thing in the world! 

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With her daddy’s cuteness, the little one is also making everyone her fan with her charm. In an interview earlier, Iqbal talked about his daughter, and shared:

“I am thankful to God to be blessed with a baby girl. My daughter has changed the way I look at women. I think I am a better person now! My respect for women has increased 400 percent. Now, I don’t like watching films in which women are portrayed negatively. I have become very protective about women.”

Iqbal further continued:

“My daughter, Ammaraa, is only two-and-a-half years old, but I will make sure she grows up to be a strong girl, both physically and mentally. I want her to do everything that her dad does and be financially independent. Girls are no less than boys and I make sure she believes this right from her childhood. I have two nephews and whenever we get together as a family, we make it a point to teach the boys how to behave with girls. Gender sensitisation begins from home. And yes, I want my daughter to know that she can do whatever she wants in life, and that I will always be there for her. I am very particular about fitness and I feel that women should give it a lot of importance. They should keep themselves healthy by gymming, swimming, running or by taking up an adventure sport.”

#6. Indraneil Sengupta 

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Indraneil married to his Pyaar Ke Do Naam; Ek Radha Ek Shyam co-actor, Barkha Bisht is not just a perfect husband but a perfect and awesome-looking dad too! The couple’s little one, Meira came into their lives in 2011 and since then, this family looks picture-perfect. 

Indraneil Sengupta

Indraneil’s Instagram account is filled with all the fun he has with his Mrs and the small princess. When mommy is busy, Indraneil dons the super-dad avatar and takes out his princess on bike rides and even attend premieres.

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Now, that’s what ruling fatherhood looks like, right? 

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#7. Manav Gohil

Manav Gohil

Manav Gohil and Shweta Kawatra got married in 2004 and became proud parents to a daughter, Zahra in 2012. Since then, this handsome dad has been stealing all the thunder, courtesy his absolutely amazing pictures with the little one.

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Just like his peers who are rocking fatherhood, Manav too makes for one effortless dad. From bike ride to family vacays and cutesy selfies, this man sure qualifies for someone who is adding all the fun and thrill to fatherhood. 

#8. Arjun J Punjj

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Arjun J Punjj married his Sanjivani co-star, Gurdip Kohli in 2006 and welcomed a daughter Meher in 2010 and a son, Mahir in 2015. The actor treats his little munchkins as his buddies. And his Instagram account proves it too!

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Their cool vacation pictures and their candid selfies make him look like one of the coolest television dads. 

#9. Lavanya Bhardwaj 

Lavanya Bhardwaj 

The newest dad on the block, Lavanya Bhardwaj who was seen in Mahabharat welcomed a tiny princess in October 2016. Since then, everything about this young dad and his cutie pie baby girl, Dakshita is just aww-dorable. Like this shopping expedition: 

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Their photos, videos and selfies are too amazing and infectious, to say the least. Here's one video when the little one just came into the world. 



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Lavanya Bhardwaj became a proud father again to his second baby girl on May 25, 2018, and named her Pratistha. The doting father posted a beautiful picture with his little bundle of joy and captioned the picture as:

“There is no greater blessing than a baby girl.girls r blessing from heaven #proudfathermoment”.

Here’s the picture:


Lavanya Bhardwaj And Kid

The proud and doting daddy, Lavanya Bhardwaj's family is now complete with his two daughters, Dakshita and Pratistha, and a loving wife, Dede Frescilla by his side.

Lavanya Bhardwaj And Kid

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#10. Jay Bhanushali

Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij with their kids

The famous and beloved television actor and host, Jay Bhanushali and his Balika Vadhu fame wife, Mahhi Vij walked down the aisle in 2011, and after 6 years of marital bliss, the lovebirds entered into a new phase of their lives. Jay and Mahhi decided to adopt their caretaker’s children and fund their education. Despite being busy with his professional commitments, Jay always makes sure to spend time with the children and make the best of the time with them. From taking them to birthday parties to enjoying Mumbai rains with them, the doting dad does it all. 



Speaking about them, Jay said in an interview:

"They are with me for the last 3-4 years and I don't really talk about them a lot because I really believe that when you do a good deed, there is no need to blow the trumpet because then that deed is of no use. I don't feel uncomfortable talking about them as they are very close to me and I don't want them to know that I am taking care of them. They call me 'dadda' and call their real father 'papa.'"

#11. Hiten Tejwani

Hiten Tejwani

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi fame couple, Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan got married on April 29, 2004 after a courtship of two years. The lovebirds welcomed their twins, on November 11, 2009. They named their son, ‘Nevaan’ which means ‘holy’ and their daughter, ‘Katya’ which translates to ‘pure’ in Russian language. The hardworking Hiten is also a doting dad to these lovely twins. And the proof that Nevaan and Katya love their father a lot is the priceless card which they gave to Hiten on his birthday. On Instagram, Hiten shared the picture of his birthday card and captioned it:

“H-Hard Working




N-Never Shouts

Best definition of Hiten by my kids. Gifts and moments like these are priceless. Thank you #Tejwanirockstars #Katyaandnevaan for this.”



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Hiten makes sure to fill his children, Nevaan and Katya’s lives with love and laughter.

#12. Abhinav Kohli

Shweta Tiwari trouble in marriage

After a broken marriage, Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame actress, Shweta Tiwari tied the knot with television actor, Abhinav Kohli on July 13, 2013. Shweta had a daughter, Palak from her first marriage with actor Raja Chaudhary which ended in 2007. Not only did Shweta found a soulmate in Abhinav, but she also found a doting and caring father to her teenage daughter, Palak. Completing their family, Shweta and Abhinav welcomed a cute little baby boy on November 27, 2016, and they named him, Reyansh Kohli. Abhinav shares a loving father-daughter relationship with Palak, so much so that he even named his production house after her. Abhinav was quoted as saying:


"Palak (Shweta’s daughter) is our daughter’s name, hence we named it (Palak and Punia Entertainment Pvt. Ltd) after her.”



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Even Shweta commented on Abhinav and Palak’s bond and revealed that Palak is closer to him than her, and stated:

“Abhinav became Palak's father first and my husband later. It's him as he pampers her a lot and lets her be. I am a protective mother, who freaks out when a boy visits her at our home or if she wears short dresses."

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#13. Karanvir Bohra

Karanvir Bohra

Contrary to his negative and villainous role of Viraj Dobriyal in Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava, Karanvir Bohra is one of the most beloved actors of the television industry. After almost 10 years of marital bliss, Karanvir and his wife, Teejay Sidhu embraced parenthood with twin girls, Bella and Vienna in October 2016. Bella and Vienna have their own Instagram accounts beautifully handled by their mother. Though Karanvir is always away due to his professional commitments, he makes sure that he makes the most of it when he is with them. The doting dad talked about his father duties and shared:

"Men should not only help, but also take the front seat whenever it comes to helping their babies because I am not just only about a diaper dad. I make cereals, milk, I put them to bed, whenever they are playing I sit and look at them... It also takes away from the mother's busy schedule. I think every father should be involved.”

Karanvir Bohra

When Bella and Vienna turned 19 months old, Karanvir shared the above picture on his Instagram, and captioned it:

"I've realised a couple of things in the past few months..
One is, that raising a child is not only a full time mother's job, but a father has an equal part to play, too.
I'm seeing my children grow everyday, sometimes, even overnight...
I've consciously made it a point, that as much as I'm giving time to my work, I will also spend a lot of time with my babies, coz this is the time you build that bond with them, this is the time they need their Mom & DAD.
My eyes well up when they call out "dad" "dad," when they only want to be fed by me, when they are crying and only want to be with their father. It's a feeling I'm never going to get back. I feel a sense of joy, happiness and fulfilment. And as they keep growing, I reminisce about every moment I've already spent with them...
And second thing I've realized is... there will come a time when these little angels will have a world of their own, and again, it will only be #MEANDMYGIRL @bombaysunshine  #neverforgetdads and #FORSURE#NEVERFORGETWIFE 
#happy19months @twinbabydiaries"



#14. Kinshuk Mahajan

Kinshuk Mahajan

Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai actor, Kinshuk Mahajan and Divya Gupta welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, on October 7, 2017, and named them Ssahir and Saishaa respectively. Kinshuk loves his kids, so much so, that on April 14, 2018, i.e. their mundan ceremony, Kinshuk decided to shave the heads of his little ones on his own. Kinshuk believes that Ssahir and Saishaa are lucky for him, and he shared in an interview at the time they were born:

"The feeling has still not sunk in. I am not thinking about the responsibility of being a father. I am just waiting for October 17th when I can fly down to meet my kids. As they say that every child carries his own luck and my kids are very lucky for me. Since the time Divya got pregnant, all good things have happened to us."



Ever since Ssahir and Saishaa are born, Kinshuk’s Instagram handle is filled with the adorable pictures and videos of the tiny tots.

#15. Krushna Abhishek

Kashmera Abhishek

Actor-Comedian, Krushna Abhishek and actress, Kashmera Shah welcomed twin boys into their little world on June 3, 2017, through surrogacy. An elated daddy Krushna is on cloud nine ever since the arrival of his kids. Krushna and Kashmera named their adorable twins as Krishaang K Sharma and Raayan K Sharma.

Krushna Abhishek

Speaking about his fatherhood journey, Krushna expressed:

“Completely! Can't tell you the joy I get when I see them smile. I keep travelling due to work so don’t get to spend as much time as I want with them, but all my free time is for the twins. I've become more responsible. I've never been an actor who relies on his producers. I've always been in such a position that I can walk off anytime. I never had the fear of a show not working or being ousted from it. But after having kids, I get that feeling. I'm no longer as carefree; there is a fear that keeps me in check.”

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#16. Amit Tandon

Amit Tandon

Dr Abhimanyu Modi of the television series Dill Mill Gayye, Amit Tandon found the love of his life in a doctor, Ruby Tandon. Ruby is a dermatologist by profession and she met Amit through social media. After tying the knot in 2007, Ruby and Amit embraced parenthood in 2010 and named their daughter, Jiyana. Though Amit and Ruby have now parted ways, they make sure that it doesn’t affect their daughter and they got her joint custody. They want to raise their daughter together in a positive environment. The doting dad makes sure to be with his daughter on every special occasion. 

#17. Ronit Bose Roy

Ronit Bose Roy

As Anurag Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Ronit Bose Roy made his mark on television with this show, and ever since then, there has been no looking back for him. Ronit has a daughter from his first wife, Ona and the little one was only six-months-old when they separated. He then married Neelam Bose and they have two children, Aador Bose Roy and Agasthya Bose Roy. On Father’s Day 2017, Ronit shared the lovely surprise that his kids got him on this special day. Check it out here:



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#18. Karan Mehra 

Karan Mehra, Nisha Rawal and Kavish Mehra

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame Karan Mehra garnered a major fan following with the portrayal of Naitik in the show. He broke millions of hearts when he announced his wedding with Nisha Rawal. Karan and Nisha exchanged their wedding vows on November 24, 2012, and were blessed with a little baby boy, Kavish Mehra on June 14, 2017. From twinning with the little one to celebrating all the special occasions with him in a unique way, Karan is enjoying his fatherhood phase to the fullest. 

Talking about being a father and how life changed since then, Karan shared in an interview:

“It's different actually. The feeling of knowing that the baby is inside was different and now that it is out, the feeling is even more different. Like now that we are feeding him, cleaning him and all, we are getting to experience a lot. You know in case I go out and suddenly I am like, oh we have a baby at home. The feeling hasn't sunk in yet.”

Karan Mehra and Kavish Mehra

Karan further added:

“Actually he did not come directly into my hands. I saw him coming out and he was cleaned and then when he came into my hands I was like, Woah, that's my baby; he's finally into my hands.” Talking about whom does Kavish resembles more, Karan stated, “Now I feel Kavish looks more like both of us. He looks more like me when I was young but now Nisha says that he resembles her. His hands, his ears, his toes are just like me. But honestly, at two weeks old, at that kind of phase, all the babies look the same to me.” 

These dads sure give a new definition to fatherhood, don’t they? If we have missed on any uber-cool television dad, do share with us in the comments section below. 

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