Chetan Hansraj was born on June 15, 1982 in Mumbai, India. He was an Indian film and serial actor. Chetan Hansraj is the most popular villain of the television industry. He was brought up in Mumbai. His mother is a pathologist and his father is a well-established businessman. He completed his studies at Jamunabai Nursery School in Mumbai and graduated in Mithibai College. He also did a course in fashion designing from NIFT and a 3D Animation course. He was a state level water polo player and also participated in the Gladrags Manhunt contest and won the second runner-up prize. He had won the Best Physique award in the same contest. He is the cousin of actor and model,
Jugal Hansraj. Chetan got married to Lavania Pereira on December 12, 2004. His wife is a soft furnishing designer. The couple have a 4-year old son, Ethan.
Chetan started his career with ad campaigns like Tata Safari, Thumbs Up, Cinthol, Lakme and Wagon R. He did almost 200 advertisements as a child. He also did both modelling and acting. He was also seen in the music video of Deewane to Deewane Hai by
Shweta Shetty along with
Kushal Punjabi in 1997.
He made his television debut under a negative role in the daily drama serial, Kkusum as Garv. Then he did the Episodes 226 to 252 in the thriller show, Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat as Kab Kaisey Kohan on Sony TV, a story that is based on the Hollywood film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. He was also starred in the popular Indian soap, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii on STAR Plus as Sasha/Shashank Garg. He played as Josh in the romantic-drama series, Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai on Sony TV and made the cameo role of Rakesh Beggar in the Indian sitcom,
Instant Khichdi. Chetan was also Dev’s ex best friend in Kaajjal – Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi. He also did the antagonist role of Rudraksh in the Hindi drama soap, Virrudh. He became more popular for his appearance as Raja Bhimdev in the popular Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan.
He did few more serials like Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki,
Veer Shivaji and Kya Huaa Tera Vaada. The actor is back on small screen with another grey shade character of Adam Khan in popular show
Jodha Akbar on Zee TV. Its format is a bit different and he was doing it as fun. He played a negative character but totally different from what Chetan was doing from earlier. It is not the first time that Chetan is doing a historical or a mythological serial. He started his career with a mythological serial when he was a kid and played the role of Chote Balram. Jodha Akbar dubbed in Tamil which is airing in Tamil on Zee Tamil channel in 2013. Chetan was gearing up yet again to do a grey shade for Sony Entertainment Television's, Encounter. The man will be seen acting as a dangerous killer in the next episode of the show. He was also seen as Asura Nighastha in the famous, Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev and a brutal killer in Shapath: Supercops vs Supervillains.
Apart from doing some good work on televisions, Chetan also has few Bollywood films to his credit. He made his presence in the movie Koi Aap Sa that starred
Aftab Shivdasani, Natasha and Deepanita Sharma. He also played under a small role in the hit movie Anthony Kaun Hai (2006) as
Lucky Sharma. He also did a role for Bodyguard (2011) as Mhatre, Bhram: An Illusion (2008) as Prem Mathur, Don (2007) as Anthony, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara (2013) as Jimmy and Shootout at Wadala (2013) as Bakhiya. This year, he did the Pakistani film, Sultanat.
Chetan was also a contestant in
Fear Factor India in 2006. He even joined the Mr. and Ms. TV in 2008 and had a guesting in Saas v/s Bahu. He was also in the Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, an India version of the British game show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! And in Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.
Chetan got the Best Actor Award in a Negative Role for Jodha Akbar from Indian Television Academy Awards in 2013. He won the Favourite Khalnayak Award in Zee Rishtey Awards in the same year. He also won the Best Actor Award in Negative Star from Garv Indian TV Awards in 2014 and the Best Actor in Negative Role in 7th Boroplus Gold Awards in the same year.