Shabir Ahluwalia : Kumkum Bhagya , Biography, Wiki 2021

Shabir Ahluwalia the popular small screen actor is one of the most known face in Indian household. In fact he has won the hearts of millions fans and is also a dream boy of many girls. Shabir as Rockstar Abhi and his love for wife Pragya (Sriti Jha), in Televison drama series Kumkum Bhagya is what he is most known for. 

Abhishek and Pragya
Abhishek and Pragya

Besides this many few may know that Shabir is the winner of some reality shows such as Khatron Ke Khiladi. Moreover, he also has a Guniess World Record to his name for longest motor ride through a tunnel. Furthermore he is a football and cricket player too.  

Let’s get to know, all rounder and fan’s favourite star, Shabbir Ahluwalia’s Biography with us.  

Personal Info 

NameShabir Sebastian Ahluwalia
ParentsName Not Known
WifeKanchi Kaul ( m 2011)
Educational QualificationGraduated
AffairPanchi Bora
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India

Childhood and Education

Shabir as Sebastian Shabir Ahluwalia was born on August 10 1979 in Mumbai, Maharastra, India.

He did his schooling from  from St. Xavier’s High School, Vile Parle . Further he later joined University of Maryland, College Park, USA to complete his graduation. 

Personal Attributes

Birth DateAugust 10, 1979
Nick NameRockstar Abhi
Age41 (2021)
Height5’9″/ 175 cm
Favorite ActorSalman Khan
HobbiesPlaying Cricket and
Football , Adventure etc. 

Shabir Ahluwalia Early life

Shabir Ahluwalia
Shabir Ahluwalia

Ahluwalia was interested in playing games and modeling since early age. By following his passion he was able to make his debut in soap opera when he was just 20 years old. The series titled Hip Hip Hurray was released in 1999 and marked his first debut.

One doesn’t becomes a star overnight and he must have doen a lot if hardwork behind that achievement. Ahluwalia after getting his frist debut role began performing different roles on different shows. 

In 2002 he potrayed the character of Aniket Mehta in Zee tv opera Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Additionally in the same year he was also doing roles in Sanjivani, Kahi to Milenge and other different serials. 

He got his major succes after 2003 television serial ‘ Kabhi To Hoga ‘. After this serial he got wider recognition and his life took a new turn.

Bollywood, Games and More

Meanwhile Shabir was also a host of some major reality shows during 2005 to 2010.  He has hosted Nach Baliye, Dancing Queen, Guiness Records –  Ab India Todega and Meethii Choori No 1. He won the Khatron ke Khiladi season 3 which was hosted by Priyanka Chopra. 

Moreover he made his Bollywood debut with the film Shootout At Lokhandwala in 2007. Additionally a popular film of 2008, Mission Istanbul was his second film. 

Shabir is also a recognised football and cricket player. He plays football for All Stars Football Club (ASFC) and cricket in Celebrity Cricket League (CCL). 

Kumkum Bhagya and Thereafter

Sriti and Wife
With Wife and Sriti

The on screen relationship between Abhishek Prem Mehra ( Shabir ) and Pragya ( Sriti jha ) made Kumkum bhagya as the favourite show of the viewers. This serial was and is able to make Indian womens glued to TV for a long time since 2014. In fact, this is till now the most successful television show of his career and made him popular among the masses. With twists and turns, romance and revenges this show is still running after seven years of its release. 

Career Prospects

Debut SeriesHip Hip Hurray
Debut FilmShootout at Lokhandwala
RecognitionsIndian Telly Awards (2004, 2015)
Indian Television Academy Awards ( 2005 , 2006 , 2016)
Gold Awards ( 2008 ,2015)

Shabir Ahluwalia Awards

Ahluwalia has won many awards to his name. Some of the major awards are :- 

  • Indian Telly Awards (2004, 2015)
  • Indian Television Academy Awards ( 2005, 2006, 2016)
  • Gold Awards ( 2008 ,2015)

Family and Relationship


Shabir’s father is a Punjabi gentleman who served on army and mother is a catholic housemaker. He has a brother Sameer Ahluwalia and a sister Sefali Ahluwalia

He married his love actress, Kanchi Kaul in 2011 and has two sons. But before he was in relationship with  Panchi Bora for a short while. 

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