Aashish Mehrotra is an Indian television actor and choreographer who is well known for his appearance in the shows, India’s Next Superstars (2018) and Anupamaa (2020) as Paritosh “Toshu” Shah on StarPlus.
Aashish Mehrotra aka Kedar Aashish was born on Thursday, 12 April 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2022) in New Delhi, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. Aashish completed his schooling at Montfort Senior Secondary School, New Delhi. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from Amity School of Business, Noida.
Childhood picture of Aashish Mehrotra with his mother
Picture of Aashish Mehrotra in his teenage
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 16″
Parents & Siblings
Aashish’s father’s name is Kedarnath Mehrotra. He passed away in 2021.
Aashish Mehrotra with his father
His mother’s name is Nita Mehrotra.
Aashish Mehrotra with his mother
He has an elder sister, Mini Chopra.
Aashish Mehrotra with his sister
Aashish Mehrotra, in an interview, revealed that he was in a relationship for around four years during his school days. Reportedly, Aashish is speculated to be in a relationship with Natasha Bhardwaj, an actor. They met on the sets of the reality show India’s Next Superstars in 2018 on StarPlus.
In 2012, Aashish Mehrotra made his debut in television with the show Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein on Zee TV. In 2013, he appeared in the show ‘Paanch – 5 Wrong Make A Right’ on Channel V India in which he played the role of Yudhishtir “Yudi” Kharbanda.
Poster of Aashish Mehrotra’s television show Paanch – 5 Wrong Make A Right
In 2014, he played the role of Sanjay Patil in the show Bandhan – Saari Umar Humein Sang Rehna Hai on Zee TV. In 2015, he appeared in the show Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum as Shaleen Sabharwal on And TV.
Aashish Mehrotra in a still from the television show Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum
In 2016, he played the role of Yashvardhan “Yash” Bundela in the show Dahleez on StarPlus. In 2017, Aashish appeared in two shows; as Manoj in Savdhaan India – India Fights Back on Star Bharat and as Vishal Singh in Ishq Mein Marjawan on Colors TV. Aashish is best known for playing the character of Paritosh “Toshu” Shah in the television show Anupamaa (2020) on StarPlus alongside Rupali Ganguly and Gaurav Khanna.
Aashish Mehrotra in a still from the television show Anupamaa
In an interview, Aashish talked about his role in the show Anupamaa and said,
Its been 10 long years of my hardwork and dedication that finally I’m enjoying to play such a beautiful role of Paritosh, and it has clicked for me. My audience are loving and appreciating me. Personally I’m also enjoying to play so many layers in a single character. I’m really thankful to the makers for giving me this opportunity to play such a wonderful character. I have loved playing it entirely, its going to be great two years now. And people are loving the journey of my character in the show.”
In 2018, Aashish Mehrotra appeared as a contestant in the Indian talent search reality television show, India’s Next Superstars on StarPlus. The show was judged by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty.
Aashish is a professional choreographer. In his initial days of career, he worked as a dance instructor at DX – Dance Explosion Studio in New Delhi. Aashish owns a dance school in Delhi. In an interview, talking about how his dance school helped him in fulfilling his career aspirations, he said,
I came to Mumbai from Delhi eight years ago. In Delhi, I used to run my own dance school and it is by teaching students there and saving that money that I could come to Mumbai and pursue my dream of becoming an actor.”
In 2020, Aashish Mehrotra appeared in the series Pyaar Ka Overdose along with Shruti Sharma on the YouTube channel ‘Total Indian Drama’ in which he played the role of Ramit.
Poster of Aashish Mehrotra’s YouTube series, Pyaar Ka Overdose
- 2022: Best Actor in a supporting role for Anupama at the International Iconic Awards
Aashish Mehrotra with his award at the International Iconic Awards
Aashish Mehrotra owns a Jawa bike.
Aashish Mehrotra with his bike
- Food: Chole Bhature and Kadi Chawal
- Holiday Destination(s): London and Goa
- Aashish also goes by the name Aashu.
- Aashish’s first audition was for the television reality show Roadies.
Aashish Mehrotra while auditioning for Roadies
- Aashish Mehrotra’s first pay cheque was of Rs 1500, which he earned by working in his debut television show ‘Fear Files’ on Zee TV. In an interview, talking about his first pay cheque, he said,
After struggling for the first few months, I got my first show, which was Fear Files of a montage scene and I earned Rs 1500 from it. In fact, the scene created quite a buzz in my colony.”
- Aashish Mehrotra has a tattoo on his upper back.
Aashish Mehrotra’s tattoo on the back
- In an interview, Aashsish Mehrotra revealed that he had been a victim of casting couch. While he auditioned several times for Bollywood films, he was asked to compromise in order to get a role.
- Aashish has two pet cats, Hichkee and Ginee.
Aashish Mehrotra with his pet cats, Hichki and Ginee