Shaleen Bhanot is an Indian actor and a model who has worked in several Hindi films and TV soap operas. In October 2022, Shaleen made headlines after he entered the Hindi reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 16 as a contestant.
Shaleen Bhanot was born on Monday, 15 November 1982 (age 40 years; as of 2022) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Shaleen Bhanot completed his formal education in Madhya Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44″, Waist:30″, Biceps: 16″
Parents & Siblings
His father, Brij Mohan, is a businessman.
His mother’s name is Sunita Bhanot.
His elder brother’s name is Rahul Bhanot. His sister’s name is Shweta Bhanot Nagpal.
Wife & Children
Shaleen Bhanot married Dalljiet Kaur, a TV serial actress, in 2009. The couple got divorced in 2015.
Shaleen Bhanot has a son named Jaydon.
Shaleen Bhanot and Dalljiet Kaur dated each other for a brief period before getting married to each other in 2009.
Shaleen Bhanot follows Hinduism.
After completing his formal education in Madhya Pradesh, Shaleen Bhanot shifted to Mumbai, where he auditioned for the second season of the MTV reality show Roadies in 2004.
In 2005, Shaleen Bhanot made his acting debut in the Hindi entertainment industry with Ayushmaan, a Sony Entertainment Television show, as Akshay.
In the same year, Shaleen Bhanot was seen in the Zee TV show Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, where he played the role of a character named Karan. In 2006, Shaleen Bhanot played the role of Agni, a character in the Sony Entertainment Television show Kulvaddhu. In 2007, Shaleen Bhanot appeared in two TV shows, Aahat and Kaajjal, which were aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Later, Shaleen played the role of a character named Veer Jadeja in the Star One TV show Betiyaan Apni Yaa Paraaya Dhan. From 2007 to 2010, Shaleen appeared in three Hindi TV serials titled Sangam, Naaginn, and Air Hostess. In 2008, Shaleen Bhanot was seen in Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai, a horror TV show, and Saas v/s Bahu, a reality dance TV show. Later, Shaleen Bhanot played the role of Chirag in Dill Mill Gayye, which was aired on Star One. In 2009, Shaleen Bhanot along with his ex-wife, Dalljiet Kaur, participated in and won the Star Plus dance reality show Nach Baliye 4.
Shaleen Bhanot played the role of a character named Suryakamal in the NDTV Imagine TV serial titled Do Hanson Ka Jodaa.
In 2011, Shaleen was seen in two Hindi serials titled Baat Hamari Pakki Hai and Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadhunga. Later, Shaleen and Dalljiet participated in the dance reality TV show titled Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, which was aired on Imagine TV. In the 2012 STAR Plus TV serial Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein, Shaleen played the role of a character named Ranveer. In 2015, he was seen in the Life OK TV serial SuperCops vs Supervillains as Dr Shizal. Later, he portrayed Duryodhan in the Hindu mythological TV serial Suryaputra Karn, which was aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
In the 2017 Life OK TV serial Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Shaleen portrayed Maha Singh, who was the father of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
In 2018, he appeared in two horror TV shows titled “Kaun Hai?” and “Laal Ishq.” In 2019, he appeared in Colors TV Hindu mythological TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush, where he portrayed Ravan.
In the same year, he appeared as Keshav Goradia in the Colors TV supernatural fictional serial Naagin 4: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel.
In 2020, he participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 as a guest contestant. In October 2022, Shaleen Bhanot took part in season 16 of the Colors TV reality show titled Bigg Boss. Talking about his participation in Bigg Boss, Shaleen said,
I have intentionally not seen any episode till now. If I had seen, then some assumptions would have already formed in front of me. The reality is that this is Bigg Boss 16, which never happened till date. I never became a contestant. Bigg Boss has never played. It is different and hopefully will be the best.”
In 2019, Shaleen Bhanot appeared in his first web series, The Red Land, in which he played the role of a character named Babloo Singh.
Shaleen Bhanot made his debut in Bollywood with the 2006 action comedy film Pyare Mohan in which he acted alongside actors like Fardeen Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Mishra, and Boman Irani.
In 2016, Shaleen Bhanot acted in the romantic comedy Hindi film Love Ke Funday in which he played the role of a character named Aryan.
Accused of physical and mental abuse
In 2015, Dalljiet Kaur filed for a divorce and accused Shaleen of resorting to physical violence against her. She also claimed that Shaleen had cheated on her and had even demanded dowry from her parents after marriage. Talking about it, Dalljiet said,
Shaleen physically assaulted me, while my in-laws stood as mute spectators. On 30th November Shaleen caught my neck and banged my head on the wall and threw me on the furniture, and then locked me into a room for 40 minutes, until I was finally rescued by the house maid. I took the final decision to separate from my husband when he attacked me while I was holding our newborn son.”
Responding to the allegations, Shaleen refuted the claims made by Dalljeit as false and baseless. During an interview, Shaleen said that neither did he ever hit her nor did he ever demand any money from her parents. Talking about the allegations, Shaleen said,
She is a retired army officer’s daughter. So, why would I marry someone who wasn’t financially very strong if I wanted a dowry? I didn’t ask for a penny during our wedding. I have never cheated on her and there has been no physical abuse. I didn’t want to blame Dalljiet because that would spoil my son’s life. But now, I have to or else he will grow up grudging and hating me.”
In 2016, the Bombay High Court gave its judgement in favour of Shaleen and dismissed all the allegations against him; however, the court handed over the permanent custody of their juvenile son, Jaydon, to Dalljeit. Talking to the media about the judgement of the High Court, Shaleen said,
The first few months after Dalljiet accused me of beating her up were unbearable -I stopped going out. But now, I am happy that the court has dropped all the charges. Finally, I am a free man. This is a message to all those who judged me before the verdict. I want a well-balanced childhood for my son. He should get both his parents’ love and so, for his well-being, I will always be cordial with Dalljiet.”
In 2019, Dalljeit Kaur filed another petition in the court, accusing her ex-husband and his family of not giving alley money to her. In her complaint, she claimed that while Shaleen and his family spend lavishly on themselves, they had stopped giving monetary assistance to her and Jaydon. During an interview, while talking about her complaint, she said,
They wear only branded clothes, and dine at posh Five Star Hotels and Restaurants. They shop at some of the best places. They gift each other expensive gifts on birthdays and other important occasions which is never less than Rs. One lakh. They usually travel abroad for holidays. While holidaying out, they stay only in suites in the best of hotels/ resorts. They spend extravagantly on family functions.”
- Shaleen Bhanot owns a Harley Davidson.
- Shaleen Bhanot owns a Royal Enfeild Triumph.
- Shaleen Bhanot owns an Audi A6.
- In 2015, Shaleen Bhanot participated in the Box Cricket League (BCL), where he played for the Mumbai Warriors.
- In the same year, Shalin Bhanot sang a song in the music album titled Dooba Hooa Hai – Kamasutra.
- In 2018, Shalin Bhanot was featured in an article, which was published in the Deccan Herold.
- In 2019, Shalin Bhanot was featured in a music video titled Tujhe Paane Ko.
- In 2022, Shalin Bhanot was featured on the cover of a magazine titled Downtown Mirror.