Mohit Raina is an Indian television and Bollywood actor, most known for his lead role of Shiva in the TV series,Devon ke Dev...Mahadev(2011), prior to which he had acted in TV soaps Chehra(2009) and Ganga Kii Dheej(2010). He started his acting career with a sci-fi TV show called Antariksh and later went on to play a role in the Mithun Chakraborty starer film Don Muthu Swami
Early life and education Edit
Born and brought up in Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir state, where he did his schooling, he left Kashmir after graduating with a degree in commerce. While still getting ready to become a chartered accountant, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting dreams. Mohit first appeared in the modeling competition, The Grasim Mr. India, in 2006 where he was placed among the top five contestants along with super model Hitarth Bhatt.
Early career Edit
His acting career began in 2006 when he acted in a science fiction TV show called Antariksh that aired on Star Plus. In 2008, he starred as JaiKishan in a comedy movie called Don Muthu Swami, starring actor Mithun Chakraborthy in the lead role, however the film too didn't do well. He again returned to television in 2009 with another Star Plus show called Chehra, a suspense drama revolving around a handicapped girl. Mohit played her husband Garv, a young business tycoon. Mohit was also a part of the TV series Bandini (NDTV Imagine). In December 2010, a show Ganga Kii Dheej aired on Sahara One, which dealt with the ordeals of young unmarried girls in a village called Kaliganj based in rural West Bengal. Mohit Raina played the male lead, Agantuk, who plays a pivotal role in eradication of the evil customs of the village.
Current projects Edit
After laying low for a while after Ganga Kii Dheej, Raina came back as the main lead in Nikhil Sinha's Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev, on the entertainment channel Life OK. The series focuses on the legendary Indian deity, Lord Shiva and portrays his journey from a hermit to a householder through his marriage to Sati. According to Mohit, the most difficult preparation was to put on weight in order to look powerful in the role, as the show depicts Lord Shiva in human form, but with all his godly attributes. The actor has now also started learning the Indian classical dance form Kathak as Shiva was a consummate dancer and dance is an integral part of the show.
- Don Muthu Swami, 2008 as Jaikishan
- Dead Body, 2011 as Ashok Tyagi
|2004-2005||Antariksh-Ek Amar Katha||Vikrant||Suhasi Dhami||Star Plus|
|2009||Chehra||Garv Dhanvant Rai||Jia Mustafa||Imagine TV|
|2010||Bandini||Rishabh Hiten Mahiyavanshi||Hritu Dudani||Star Plus|
|2010||Ganga Kii Dheej||Agantuk||Leena Jumani||Sahara ONE|
|18 Dec 2011-present||Devon ke Dev...Mahadev||