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Manish did his schooling from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. He is an Indian television actor who comes from a family of financial experts. Manish had exposures of all kinds.

brunch Updated: Aug 11, 2013 17:42 IST

Actor/Anchor: Manish Paul

Birthday: August 3

Place of Birth: Mumbai

School/college: Apeejay School, New Delhi; College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi

First break: Hosting a show called Sunday Tango for Star Plus in 2002

Sun sign: Leo

Hometown: Delhi

High point of your life: Shooting for Mickey Virus

Low point of your life: Being home for eight months in 2008 when there wasn’t much work

Currently I am: Hosting Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, shooting for Mickey Virus and sequel to Tere Bin Laden

A Punjabi dish to die for: I’m a die-hard Punjabi, so either Shahi Paneer or Karahi Paneer

Your favourite Punjabi slang: Syaapa

A Punjabi song you can’t stop humming: Anything by Honey Singh — from Brown Rang to Dope Shope

Rate your sense of humour on a scale of 1-10: 7/10

What should every man know about a woman?: A man can never know everything about a woman

You’re the editor of a comic book. Who would you put on the cover?: Johnny Lever

A joke that never fails: Agar naari ka dusra naam hai shakti, toh mard ka dursa naam hai sehanshakti

Name three funny men on television: Kapil Sharma, Ali Asgar and Umar Shareef

The weirdest thing you’ve been told about your sense of humour: Where do I get my sense of humour from?


Which classic would you have chosen as your debut movie?: Deewar

Yout favourite piece of accessory: Watches, belts and shoes. I have 18 pairs of watches and always make sure that my belt, shoes and watch match

Bollywood’s most romantic pair: Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit

A project that is close to your heart: Mickey Virus, since it marks my debut in Bollywood

Mere paas bangla hai, gaadi hai, bank balance hai. Tumhare paas kya hai?: Mere paas sense of humour hai

What are the three things you would do if you could?: Skydive, shop till I drop and be a part of all the best films

Your favourite cuisine: Italian

A song to describe your life: Kisi ki muskurahaton pe ho nisar, kisi ka dard mil sake to le udhaar, kisi ke waste ho tere dil mein pyar, jeena issi ka naam hai…

A talent you would love to acquire: To be able to play the guitar

You de-stress with: Watching films

If you weren’t an actor, you’d: Still be a part of the entertainment industry — perhaps a makeup man or spot boy

What would you wear to a hot date?: Since I have six-pack abs now, I would wear a pair of shorts with a ganji

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?: Black and blue

A language you wish you were fluent in: Bengali, since my wife is a Bengali

A celebrity you look up to: Amitabh Bachchan. Even when I was a child, I would write the word ‘mard’ on my chest, open the top two buttons of my shirt and then go out of the house. And I would not greet anyone who had anything bad to say about my idol

A movie that always brings a smile to your face: 3 Idiots

A film you have watched over five times: Agneepath and Deewar

The most overrated film: Life of Pi

A movie that was part of your childhood: Agneepath and Deewar

The first movie you saw on screen: Shree 420