Aniruddh Dave's Story: Sold Wines, 57 Days In Hospital, Wore Diapers, Comeback With Chandu Champion

Meet television actor, Aniruddh Dave, who played the character of Murlikant Petkars elder brother, Jaggnath Petkar, in the film, Chandu Champion. Here's an interesting anecdote from his life.


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Aniruddh Dave's Story: Sold Wines, 57 Days In Hospital, Wore Diapers, Comeback With Chandu Champion

Aniruddh Dave is a renowned television actor, who grabbed a lot of headlines with his impressive performance in the film, Chandu Champion. The television star played the character of Murlikant Petkar’s elder brother, Jaggnath Petkar, in the biographical drama and received much love from the audience. For the uninitiated, Kabir Khan’s Chandu Champion features Kartik Aaryan as Murlikant Petkar, who is India’s first Paralympic gold medalist. The film is receiving a lot of love from the audience, as people are in awe of its story and direction.

Meet Aniruddh Dave, whose bonding with Kartik Aaryan as Murlikant Petkar’s elder brother, Jaggnath Petkar wins hearts

For the uninitiated, Murlikant Petkar’s brother, Jaggnath Petkar played an important role in his life. He was the one, who supported Murlikant in his tragic phase when he was recovering after sustaining nine gunshots during the Indo-Pak War in 1965. Jaggnath Petkar’s contribution is also displayed beautifully in the movie, Chandu Champion by the film’s director, Kabir Khan. Aniruddh Dave is the one, who played the character of Jaggnath Petkar in the film, is now receiving a lot of love on social media.

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Chandu Champion actor, Aniruddh Dave's acting journey

After the success of Chandu Champion, Aniruddh Dave is receiving a lot of attention. However, he isn’t new to the media spotlight as he has been a part of the acting world for more than 15 years. For the unversed, Aniruddh Dave kick-started his journey as an actor on the small screen with the show, Raajkumar Aaryyan in 2008. The young actor instantly made a place in the hearts of television viewers with his acting and charm.

In the following years, Aniruddh worked in a series of renowned shows that contributed to him being a household name across India. Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Ruk Jana Nahi, Aaj Ki Housewife Hai...Sab Jaanti Hai, Yam Hain Hum, Suryaputra Karn, Janbaaz Sindbad, Y.A.R.O Ka Tashan, Patiala Babes, Lockdown Ki Love Story, and Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, are some of the shows that helped Aniruddh Dave cementing his mark in the television industry. Talking about Aniruddh’s acting debut in Bollywood, he introduced himself to the film industry with the 2009 film, Teree Sang.

Aniruddh Dave’s notable performances were in the films, Shorgul, Pranaam, Bell Bottom, Kaagaz 2, and Chandu Champion. After making a name for himself on television and in films, Aniruddh Dave also proved the mettle of his acting skills in the OTT space. He made his OTT debut with the web series, Untouchables. After which, he was seen in Zindabad, Unafraid, and Tujhpe Main Fida.

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Aniruddh Dave’s struggle story: From selling wines for Rs. 500 to being rejected by the National School of Drama (NSD)

Aniruddh Dave’s struggle story is an inspiration for so many young actors out there, who started trembling after one or two roadblocks in their journey. For the unversed, when Aniruddh decided to become an actor, he went to Delhi’s National School of Drama and gave an audition. Unfortunately, he was rejected by the esteemed institution, but Aniruddh stuck to his guns and continued working on his craft. In 2007, Aniruddh Dave came to Mumbai in search of roles in films, and once again, he received a lot of rejections. It was a difficult time for the young actor, but he continued auditioning for the roles and also started selling wines for a daily wage of Rs. 500. After a lot of struggle and sleepless nights, in 2008, Aniruddh finally got a role in the television show, Raajkumar Aaryyann that kick-started his acting journey in Mumbai.

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When Aniruddh Dave spent 57 days in the hospital, 'I would not survive'

In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Aniruddh Dave opened up about the scariest phase of his life, when he had lost all hopes of living again. The television actor revealed that he was admitted to the hospital for 57 days after his health started deteriorating rapidly due to COVID-19. The actor admitted that he had lost all hopes of living again. Sharing details of the tragic phase, he said:

"There came a time when I had lost hope of living. I had to wear diapers. I had assumed that I would not survive. I always pray to God that this moment never comes in anyone else's life. To be honest, this is my second life."

Meet Chandu Champion actor, Aniruddh Dave’s stunning wife, Shubhi Ahuja

Talking about Aniruddh Dave’s personal life, he is married to a popular television actress, Shubhi Ahuja. According to several reports, Aniruddh and Shubhi got married on November 24, 2015. The couple has a son named Anishq. For the uninitiated, Shubhi is a renowned actress in the television industry, who has worked in famous TV shows like Mohe Rang De, Suryaputra Karn, Badii Devrani, Y.A.R.O Ka Tashan, and many more. The stunning couple never misses a chance to give lovely glimpses of their family time to their fans through their respective Instagram handles. We hope Aniruddh continues to win audiences' hearts with his acting performances.

What are your thoughts on Aniruddh Dave’s inspirational struggle story and his acting performance in Chandu Champion? Let us know.

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