Arpit Ranka is popularly known as Duryodhan in
Mahabharat. He is a model- turned Hindi television actor. He is originally from Rajasthan. He won Best Body in Gladrags in 2006. After that, he started modelling. He got a chance to act in "Paiyaa," a Tamil movie in 2010. He acted in one Telugu movie "
Rey" in 2014.
He got a great chance to perform in Duryodhan role, which is a mythological serial "Mahabharat" on Star Plus by Swastik Productions. During his modelling days, he was very lean. After that he decided to become stronger; and eventually he got selected for Duryodhan role. Lean character doesn't suit for Duryodhan as he is the greatest warrior and from a royal family. So slowly he increased his weight to satisfy his role in Mahabharat. He is such a dedicated person to prove his talent in this industry. He is a very tall and his height is 6'2" approx having a fit body personality. Arpit is acting presently as a brave and strong character in Mahabarat. He told that if he doesn’t perform well in this character, the total character will become dark. So he put more efforts to show Duryodhan's hidden reason why he was behaving selfishness. Everybody has to understand about his real character.
He got great appreciation from all audiences who are watching this show. Arpit is feeling very happy about this as he is playing a negative role in this. Duryodhan's character is a very important and more powerful role in Mahabharat. Duryodhana is a person with some critical qualities. His thoughts and actions used to have some reason behind. Arpit was able to show this kind of critical qualities as part of his performance. Arpit analyzed himself with Duryodhan and he can achieve anything he wants. Arpit is having long hair and fit body and hence he’s best suited for the Duryodhan character. So he also got so many lady fans. But he respects woman in his real life.
But his passion is to become a great star in films. Because of the idle character Duryodhan, he accepted to act in this serial. And also he learned so many things after doing this series.
Serial Acted: Mahabharat (2013-Present)
DOB: 26 Approximately
Movies acted: Paiyaa (Tamil, 2010) and Rey (Telugu, 2014)
Another version of the story...
Arpit Ranka is a famous Indian model and actor. He was born on 30th of June. He is well known because of his body building passion. He won the title of “Best Body” a few years ago. Just after winning the title, he started modeling for many famous brands. In the mean time, he got a way to Telugu and Tamil cinema. But in the beginning he got just minor roles. He was waiting for his break when director N. Linguswamy offered him an important role in his upcoming Tamil film “Paiyaa”. The movie hit the screen in 2010 and proved a big hit. Arpit was not playing lead role in the movie but his acting opened the doors of success to him.
He has performed in ten Tamil and Telugu movies till now. But his roles were so minor that “Paiyaa” is considered his debut film. In 2013, director Siddarth Anand Kumar offered him a major role of “Duryodhan” in mythological Star Plus drama serial “Mahabharat”. At first he was reluctant to accept the role because he wasn’t ready to work for TV. He said his goal is to be a star of silver screen.
But when he accepted the character he said that it was his big break he was waiting for. “Mahabharat” started airing on September 16, 2013, and within a few months, made him a super star. His Telugu film “Rey” hit the screen this year.