By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 contestant, Abhinav Shukla is fondly called ‘Gyaani Baba’ on the show for his wisdom. His journey of three weeks in the show as of now has seen many ups and downs, however, one thing that has remained constant is the fact that his brain works differently. He knows the right way to do the stunts and exact terms for every phobia. While the last week's episode made his co-contestants question him, Abhinav’s shocking statement about being dyslexic surprised everyone.
When Abhinav Shukla had left for Cape Town for the shooting of Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 his mother-in-law had wished him luck for his stint. She had assured him that they are taking the best care of his wife, Rubina Dilaik as she was tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to her Twitter handle, Rubina Dilaik’s mom, Shakuntala Dilaik had tweeted, “Best of luck genius boy @ashukla09 for #KhatronKeKhiladi11 please focus on your game don’t worry about princess we all are here to look after her.”
On August 9, 2021, after revealing about being borderline dyslexic on the show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, Anubhav Shukla announced the same on his Twitter handle. Abhinav tweeted that it took him two decades to accept it. His tweet can be read as "I am borderline dyslexic, it is public now! So i will divulge more…its nobody’s fault, not even mine, it is what it is! It took me 2 decades to accept this fact! Now numbers and figures don't embarrass me! I am exceptional in spatial ability. I am differently abled!”
Sharing a screenshot of his tweet on his IG handle, Abhinav wrote, “Yeah, numbers, alphabets, words confound me, i have difficulty remembering dates, names, relation of those dates to names et al. But i am exceptional at spatial ability. Ask me to put all your extra luggage in your car’s boot (Dicky). I will! I am good at few things and bad at few! And i am in a perpetual process of improving on things i am bad at!”
On Abhinav Shukla’s announcement, his friends from the industry and his Khatron Ke Khiladi co-contestants started showering him with love. While Arjun Bijlani commented, “All I know is ur a rockstar,“ Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya shared that the world needs more people like him and wrote, “What you are speaking about is a tiny blip in comparison to your vast list of abilities. You amazed me Abhinav with your knowledge about everything. You can hold detailed conversations about vegetation to space to human behavior! It was always comforting having you around. A balanced & unbiased friend/ person towards all. The world needs more people like you.”
Abhinav Shukla’s industry friend, Ekta Kaul showered him with love and commented, “ashukla09 Rambo I have ADD.. so if you see me awkwardly smiling in a conversation, just know I am zoned out. But this condition Really helped me post marriage.. Zoning out in my super power...” His writer friend, Gautam Hegde commented, “I don’t know where it is coming from, bud, but I think I know given you have written this at 1:45 am. But tell you what- accepting what you are is the first step to being better at being what you are and if you ask me you have a hell lot of abilities, qualities, characteristics and awesomeness that outshines everything. Love you, Shukla ji!”
Abhinav Shukla is married to Rubina Dilaik. They had tied the knot on June 21, 2018.