Gagan Dev Riar

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Gagan Dev Riar
NameGagan Dev Riar
NicknameGaggu Bhaiya
ProfessionIndian actor
Famous roleAbdul Karim Telgi in Scam 2003: The Telgi Story (2023)
Years Active2014-Present
Date of BirthAugust 16, 1993
Age (In 2023)30 Years
Birth PlacePathankot, Punjab, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mother TongueHindi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 8in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Mallika Singh (Co-founder at ESENEMES)
gagan dev riar with mallika singh
FatherDevinder Singh Riar
gagan dev riar parents
MotherRaj Kanwal Riar
gagan dev riar with his mother raj kanwal riar
Sister(s)Sonika Riar
Brother(s)Karan Riar (Choreographer)
Other Relative(s)
Niece(s)Noor Riar
Rumi Riar
Sister-in-law(s)Meera Sarkar Riar (Kathak Dancer)
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeGITAM University
Educational QualificationGraduate
Debut MovieSunsilk Real FM (2014)
MoviesKusum Manohar Lele (2020)
Piya Behrupiya (2019)
Sonchiriya (2019)
Sunsilk Real FM (2014)
Web SeriesScam 2003: The Telgi Story (2023)
A Suitable Boy (2020)
Not Fit (2015-16)
Best Supporting Actor for ‘Piya Behrupiya’ at at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), 2014
Vinod Doshi fellowship for Performing Arts, 2013
Contact/Social Media Details (1.5k followers)
Other Details
Childhood Picture
childhood picture of gagan dev riar with sister sonika
Gagan Dev Riar is an Indian film and theatre actor known for Scam 2003: The Telgi Story (2023), A Suitable Boy (2020), Sonchiriya (2019), and Piya Behrupiya (2019).
Gagan was born into a Hindu Jat family on 16 August 1993 to Devinder Singh Riar and his wife Raj Kanwal Riar in Pathankot, Punjab, India. He has an elder sister named Sonika Riar and an elder brother named Karan Riar.
His brother, Karan Riar is a Choreographer with 20 years of experience in the Mumbai Film Industry and has choreographed for the movie For Here Or To Go (2015) starring Ali Fazal, Omi Vaidya, and Melanie Kannokada Chandra. He has also worked as an assistant choreographer for movies such as Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Kisna (2005), Dhoom 2 (2006), I See You(2006), Yuvvraaj (2008), and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi(2008). 1

Karan Riar founded the Riar Academy Of Performing Arts (RAPA) with his wife Meera Sarkar Riar in 2012. RAPA began as an exclusive Bollywood and Kathak dance school but now expanded to include other dance styles such as Acro, Hip Hop, Break-Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Ballroom. 2
His sister, Sonika Riar is a Fashion Designer. She has also worked at HDFC Bank and IDFC Bank in the past. Sonika is married and has a son named Aayan. 3
He did his graduation from GITAM University.
gagan dev riar in his college days
Since the age of 16, Gagan has been actively involved in theatre, collaborating with eminent theatre personalities like Late Shri Satyadev Dubey, Sunil Shanbag, Shivani Tanskale, Om Katare, Purva Naresh, Trishla Patel & more. He also played the role of the bride’s father in the stage adaptation of Mira Nair’s 2001 film Monsoon Wedding. 4 5
gagan dev riar in monsoon wedding
He has done plays like ‘Chor Chor’, ‘Ok Tata Bye Bye’, ‘Choo Mantar’, ‘Raavanleela’, ‘Stories in a Song’, ‘Aaj Rang Hai’, ‘Hadh Kar Di Aapne’, ‘Char Small’, ‘Sir Toby Belch’, and ‘Piya Behroopiya’ & was awarded the prestigious Vinod Doshi fellowship for performing arts at a function held at Gharkul Lawns in Gharkul Lawns, Maharashtra on 12 February 2013. 6
Gagan worked as a dialogue writer & creative head in Balaji Telefilms Limited for television series such as ‘Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai’, ‘Kkavyanjali’, and ‘Kya Kahein’. He has also written and composed title tracks for several Daily Soaps on Indian Television and is a two times ITA (Indian Television Awards) nominated Lyricist. 7
In 2014, he won the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of Sir Toby Belch in ‘Piya Behrupiya’ at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META).
He made his acting debut in the 2014 television movie ‘Sunsilk Real FM’ and was next seen in the television series ‘Not Fit’ from 2015 to 2016.
He played the role of Khalifa in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Sonchiriya (2019).
In 2020, he played the role of Pran Kapoor in the television drama miniseries ‘A Suitable Boy’ directed by Mira Nair.
Gagan Dev Riar is dating Mallika Singh, a theatre actor, and co-founder at ESENEMES (a clothing brand). 8
Gagan Dev Riar is playing the lead role of Abdul Karim Telgi in SonyLIV’s series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story (2023) directed by Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani. The series is an adaptation of the Hindi book ‘Reporter ki Diary’ authored by journalist Sanjay Singh, who is credited for breaking the story of the scam and it will start streaming on SonyLIV from 2 September 2023. 9

Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story trailer

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