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Personal Agenda: Vikas Sethi

Vikas Sethi, born on 12 May 1976, appeared on Kahiin To Hoga as Swayam Shergill, which made him the talk of every house hold. He then appeared in the hit Indian soap opera Kasautii Zindagii Kay where he played the role of Prem. He is currently working on a show called "Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se" on Zee TV. By Navleen Kaur Lakhi

brunch Updated: Sep 08, 2013 11:11 IST
Navleen Kaur Lakhi

Birthday: May 12

Place of Birth: Chandigarh

High point of your life: Yet to come

Sun sign: Taurus

Hometown: Punjab

Low point of your life: Don’t want to talk about it

Education: Shivalik Public School; Arya College, Ludhiana

Currently I am: Playing the role of Jaswant Rana in the TV serial Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se

First break: Shot for an advertisement for which I earned R20,000. My first break on TV was with the serial Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr aired on Star Plus (2002-2004)

A Punjabi dish to die for: Wrong question to ask a true Punjabi (since they are real foodies), but its Dal Makhani.

Your favourite Punjabi slang: Teri bhen di...

The hardest thing about being on TV: You have to shoot for crazy hours and still keep yourself fit, cool and charming.

Do you think you have the male equivalent of a bikini body?: I’m getting there. Another three or four months and you’ll see me topless.

The craziest thing a fan has done for you: Someone called me from London to say she is coming down to Mumbai to marry me.

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The one myth about marriage you would like to bust: It is a beautiful institution that only needs some compromises.

What are your memories of growing up in Punjab?: Chilling out at places such as the Sector 17 plaza in Chandigarh.

You de-stress with: Jogging

One food craving you wish you could give in to: Bundi ladoos and gulab jamuns. I have to shut my eyes when I see them.

One thing nobody knows about you: That I can easily be a stand-up comedian. Even on the sets, people call me the ‘Laughing Buddha’ since I keep cracking jokes

Your strategy in a crisis: Don’t think, just go with the flow.

The one thing you would like to unlearn: Nothing. Learning in itself is the best thing.

One piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago: Don’t be that wise.

Which classic would you have chosen as your debut movie?: Mughal-e-Azam

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?: White. One can never go wrong with a white shirt and blue jeans.

If you were the editor of a magazine for a day, who would you put on the cover?: The least popular guy in the world.

Your favourite travel hotspot in north India: The entire Punjab—from Ludhiana to Amritsar, Jalandhar and Kartarpur Sahib, that has so many gurdwaras.

A celebrity you look up to: Shah Rukh Khan