Aman Verma is an Indian actor and anchor who primarily works in Bollywood films and the television industry. He is well known for hosting the game show Khullja Sim Sim on Star Plus from 2001 to 2004.
Aman Verma aka Aman Yatan Verma was born on Sunday, 11 October 1971 (age 50 years; as of 2021) in Patiala, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Libra. Aman holds a diploma in journalism. Later, he completed an MBA degree in finance from Delhi University, New Delhi, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″
Parents & Siblings
Aman’s father’s name is Yatan Kumar Verma, a former Colonel in the Indian Army. Aman’s father passed away in a car accident in April 2016. His mother’s name is Kailash Verma.
She passed away in April 2021 due to extreme health complications.
Aman has a sister, Gowrie Verma.
Wife & Children
Aman Verma got married to Vandana Lalwani on 14 December 2016.
Vandana and Aman met on the sets of the television show Hum Ne Li Hai… Shapath, where Vandana played Aman’s sister. In an interview, Aman talked about his relationship and said,
It’s hilarious. In my first scene with her for Shapath, she had to tie a rakhi on my hand. I had to wear it the following day, too, for continuity. Every time the assistant director came to me with the rakhi, she would insist on tying it herself, hinting that was just what it was.I was trying to be pally with her, while she tried to keep me at bay with the sisterly act. But we got talking towards the end of the second day and since then, there’s been no looking back.”
Reportedly, in 2012, it was speculated that Aman Verma dated Munisha Khatwani, an actor, astrologer, and tarot card reader. However, in an interview, Aman denied his relationship with Munisha and said,
When it comes to Munisha, please pick up the phone and ask her. For me Munisha is my friend, we have spent time and always felt that if I knew a tarot card reader it could help to predict my future. she is a lovely girl. It is a little unfortunate that we don’t have the ability to stop something in the paper. We don’t have any law called defamation in situations where they completely trash your character.
In 2013, it was rumoured that Aman Verma was in a relationship with television actress Ankita Bhargava.
In 1999, Aman Verma made his debut in the Bollywood film industry with the film Sangharsh, portraying the supporting role of Amit. In 2003, Aman made his debut in a lead role with the film Koi Hai in which he played the role of Raj Malhotra.
Aman is known for his character as Karan Singhania in Andaaz and as Ajay Malhotra in the film Baghban (2003). In an interview, Aman talked about his role in Baghban and said,
Baghban I feel was the biggest mistake that I made in my career. Initially the role was to be played by someone else and then I came into the picture. It was a role of a man who had a grown up daughter. Baghban happened in 2003 and that time I was 31. I was playing a dad to Rimi Sen. I could not refuse it as I was very close to Ravi Chopra. I did a a lot of projects with him. After being part of Baghban, people actually thought that I am a matured man and I started getting roles of only dads post that.”
Later, he appeared in a few films like Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005), Baabul (2006), and Tees Maar Khan (2010).
Aman featured in two Punjabi films; Lakh Pardesi Hoiye as Garry (2008) and Mar Jawan Gur Khake as Karan (2010).
In 1993, Aman Verma made his acting debut with the television serial Pachpan Khambe Laal Deewarein with Mita Vashisht in which he played the role of Neel. He is also known for playing the character of Vrishaketu, son of Karna, in Mahabharat Katha (1997) on DD National. Aman appeared in a few episodes of the Sony TV show CID (1998-2006).
In 2001, he played the role of Prakash in the show Gharana on Zee TV. Aman appeared in the television show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Anupam Kapadia in 2001.
In 2002, Aman played the lead role of Aditya Pratap Singh in the television show Kehta Hai Dil on Star Plus.
In 2004, he played the role of Abhay Chauhan in Kumkum-Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan on StarPlus. In 2006, he appeared in the show Viraasat as Rishabh Lamba on StarPlus.
Aman played the role of ACP Diler Kumar in the show SuperCops vs Supervillains on Life OK (2013-2015).
As an anchor, Aman Verma made his debut with the game show Khullja Sim Sim on Star Plus from 2001 to 2004.
He hosted the show India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj on Zee TV in 2004. In 2005, Aman hosted two shows; the first season of Indian Idol on Sony TV alongside Mini Mathur and Dial One Aur Jeeto alongside Mandira Bedi on Sahara One.
In 2007, Aman Verma participated in the singing reality show Say Shava Shava on NDTV Imagine. In 2009, he participated in the show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, the first Indian series based on the British reality game show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! on Sony TV.
Aman, in 2013, participated in the show Welcome-Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki on Life OK. The show was an Indian version of the international series Come Dine with Me. In 2015, he participated in the Indian reality television game show Big Boss season 9 on Colors TV and was evicted on day 42 from the house.
In 2019, Aman made his debut with the web series Panchali on Ullu TV. In the same year, he appeared in the web series Julie on Ullu TV and played the role of a police inspector.
Aman played the role of Ashok Shrivastava in the web series Roohaniyat on MX Player. In an interview, talking about his new web series, Aman said,
I always wanted to explore different genres on an Indian OTT platform. And Roohaniyat was the perfect opportunity for me to explore an authentic character who is dealing with a mid-life crisis. Also, it was an incredible experience shooting with my co-stars. I can’t wait to see the reaction of my fans, and I hope they appreciate my role.”
Aman Verma has appeared in various commercials for popular brands like IndusLITE Fans, Harpic, Pan Parag, Nestle, Protolight, Nurament, and Khushi Axis World.
Accused of casting couch
In March 2005, the news channel India TV launched a show ‘India’s Most Wanted’ which conducted a sting operation that exposed Aman Verma claiming that he and many other established celebrities in the Bollywood and Indian TV industries misused their position to force young women for sexual pleasures. The channel telecasted the video live in which Aman was seen talking to a model about sexual favours in return for a promising role in the television industry. Aman’s character was disgraced and he stopped getting any sort of work for the next few years. Aman filed a criminal complaint against India TV, alleging that the channel which aired the sting operation wanted to blackmail and extort money from him. In an interview, talking about his innocence in the case, Aman said,
I am in this industry for more than eight years. I have worked hard to achieve all these things. I have never used anyone in my life, and will never do so. Ruchi was calling me to her hotel but I refused. I called her to my home. If I had some wrong intentions, then I would have called her at night. I called her at 3:30 in the afternoon, and at 3:45, I had to leave for another shoot. I appeal to the public that they should discourage the motives of such people so that my name should not be tarnished in such a manner.”
Ousted from a television show
In 2015, Aman Verma was ousted from the television show ‘Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath’ by the channel and makers of the show for his inappropriate behaviour on the sets. As per the sources, his behaviour and tantrums caused inconvenience to the cast and crew members, so the decision of replacing him was taken.
Cobrapost Sting Operation
In 2019, an undercover sting operation ‘Cobrapost’ was launched which secretly recorded conversations to show how bribes can manipulate the functioning of the Indian political parties. One of the victims of this operation was Aman Verma who accepted the offer to endorse a political party in favour of a lumpsum amount.
- 2003: Best Actor in a Lead Role for Kehta Hai Dil at Indian Telly Awards
- 2015: Best Actor in a Negative Role for Viraasat at Indian Television Academy Awards
- 2017: NRI Achievers Award and Paramount Award for his outstanding performance in the film and television industry
Aman Verma owns an Audi Q7.
- Actress(s): Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz
- Dessert: Red velvet, Black forest, and Pineapple cake
- Aman Verma’s wife, Vandana Lalwani is 15 years younger than him.
- Aman Verma has hosted various beauty pageant competitions and television award shows.