Ayush Mehra Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, Biography & More
Ayush Mehra is an Indian anchor and actor.
Ayush Mehra is currently on cloud nine with all the praise he has been garnering for his performance in his latest show, ‘ Call My Agent Bollywood’. times got in touch with the actor for an exclusive interview where he spilled the beans on how he came on board for the show, bonded with Dia Mirza, and shared screen space with seasoned actors. Excerpts...
It was the lockdown and I was at home. Obviously, I had done a lot of YouTube content and the casting directors of the show knew me. I got a call from them saying I have to play this agent in a show called, ‘Call My Agent Bollywood’. I asked them if it was some spy thriller show. So they told me no I have to pay an agent for a Bollywood star. Auditions weren’t happening because of the pandemic. I did the test on Zoom. They also sent me a link to the original show to watch but I didn’t get any time to watch the show before the screen test. I did it after my test and that too in just one sitting. I was in awe of the series. I really wished at the time that I would get the show and to my luck, I did.
I really loved the original show. To contextualize the show in Bollywood would be such a humongous task and cool too. In our country, Bollywood is like a religion. My character was so sweet and lovable and passionate about his talent. The character has talents and tricks and that is what pulled me to the role. I remember I had a discussion with our director Shaad Ali sir where he also said the same thing. He, too, felt that my character is one of the most lovable ones in the show. He advised me to play it like that only, without any malice. He just told me to look honest and believable.
No, I wasn't skeptical at all. There is actually nothing that happens behind the glamour that people are not supposed to know. It is such a fun industry. It is really lovely working over here with fun people who are creative and like-minded. I was very excited in fact because I wanted people to know what happened behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what the world there is like. As an actor, people just see the final finished product. But what goes behind that, the effort, the energy, synchronization, the coordination – so much is involved. It is a perspective behind the camera and people need to know about this so I was very excited.
Dia Mirza is one of the sweetest people on this planet. When she walks in on the set, she glows. It is not just me who thinks like that, it is literally everybody. We all get amused by how pretty she looks. Not just looks, she is very talented and so grounded. I remember I was very skeptical about going and talking to her because in my eyes she is a big superstar. I didn’t want to intrude on her space. She came up to me and started rehearsing lines and chatting. It was such a sweet gesture on her part. She made me feel comfortable. We are good friends now. This is something I will always keep with me. In the show, I manage Dia Mirza and I am sure she must be a treat and a privilege to manage in real life too because she is really very sweet as a person.
Dia is one of the most humble and hard-working actors. She would rehearse her lines, discuss scenes with me, and be ready to try new things which not many people are aware of. When you see stars on screen, you have a perception of them. But when you actually get to meet them, you are taken by surprise. I think everybody should know this fact she is genuinely a real person. She is a very nice person and that reflects on her face and that is one of the reasons why she glows. She is beautiful inside and outside.
There are actually too many fun and interesting things that happened on the set. I remember that funeral scene. Everyone was coming and talking about Mr. Soumyajit Das Gupta who just passed away in the agency. The scenes were totally improvised. There was a time when Lillete Dubey ma’am and Ila Arun ma’am had to go at each other and they did not stop. The take went on for 10-15 minutes. The minute that ended, everyone on the set started clapping. They were actually going for each other. It was so beautiful and organic to watch. It was such a friendly and fun banter. That was one of the funniest things we witnessed on set.
Even with Tigmanshu Dhulia sir, the whole tissue joke between Aahana Kumra and me was a random insert. Shaad Ali sir said we call Tigmanshu sir tissue and there was a tissue box there so why don’t we use it. I asked him if I can use a tissue like that and he was like, yes, of course, you can. The tissue joke became one of the funniest scenes on the show. It was fun.
I was really excited to act with Rajat Kapoor sir because I really rate him as one of the best actors in this country. My first scene was with him and I was really excited and nervous. I learned his lines, my lines, and everybody’s lines and I went on the set. As soon as Shaad sir said action, I saw Rajat sir forgetting his first line and I prompted him. He looked at me and asked, ‘How do you know my line?’ We all had a lot of fun. We ate lunch together. It was a treat to work with all these talented actors.
And he might be right. The actor, most known for his work on YouTube sketches for popular channels such as Arre, Filter Copy, and Just Human Things, was recently cast in his first major project outside the feel-good YouTube universe. He’s all set to star in Applause Entertainment’s upcoming streaming project – the official Indian remake of the popular French show of the same name.
Most recently, Ayush has been seen in web series such as Please Find Attached and Operation MBBS. The second season of Please Find Attached was released on YouTube last week, with the first episode having clocked almost 5 million views in 5 days. The series follows a couple who live together and work together and all the complications that come with that.
It’s been great. The first episode got over 3 million views in just four days. My DMs are full of messages. I thought we’d get a decent response to the show after the full season is out because everyone’s so used to watching everything at once and then reacting. But this has been pretty instant and we’ve managed to surpass our Season 1 expectations in four days with just the first episode, which we genuinely didn’t expect.
Of course, there is pressure, but in a good way. The good part about Dice shows, or any show on YouTube is that we’re not trying to depict a perfect relationship or make a perfect show. We’re trying to give you a real story with real people and relatable problems. In Please Find Attached, it’s two people in a relationship who also work together and their struggle to find a balance between work and love. It’s real and simple and raw and that’s what makes it beautiful.
On YouTube, you get instant validation and feedback. If they like it, they’ll tell you in the comments and in four days we had almost 7000 comments. If you’re on Netflix or Amazon or Hotstar, you don’t know how it’s done but when it’s YouTube you can clearly see how it’s doing and how people are reacting to it.
There are also a lot of people who don’t have access to streaming platforms who watch shows on YouTube instead. YouTube also has a much younger audience of 10-25-year-olds who are very vocal and I don’t think you’d get this kind of love on a platform. So I’m very fortunate to have so many shows on YouTube because they’ve built whatever I am today.
That honestly doesn’t worry me at all. There’s a right time for everything. I’ve been very lucky to have got this far, and you can only go upwards from here.
That fear of being typecast as a charming cute little boy did play on my mind a lot initially. But the minute I started doing a different kind of role, like in Operation MBBS which was a medical drama where I played a medical student from UP, that’s when people started noticing that there is that side to me as well.
It’s actually funny because I feel like romance and this whole cutesy zone isn’t even my forte. I genuinely feel that high drama and intense roles are what I am trained for as an actor. And I know that it’s just going to take that one project, that one serious role to flip everything and get people to see me differently, and I’m sure it’s going to come soon.
When I started doing ads and auditioning, I never had the faintest idea of the power of the web. I’d done 150 ads, but the minute FilterCopy and Arre and TVF sketches came along that’s when it all changed for me. I always thought the web was just a place where I could showcase what I could do but it’s obviously so much more than that. So it was a mix of being in the right place at the right time, trying to do your best with your craft, and being a part of good projects. Not necessarily big projects, but good projects.
I have heard this a lot, that having a large following gets you more roles, but it’s never worked for me. I didn’t have much of a following when I started getting opportunities on the web. So I don’t believe in the idea that you have to have a following, because if you’re a good actor, irrespective of your following, people are going to cast you. So I don’t think quantifying following with acting is really going to help.
But yes, there may be people looking for talent and there may be people looking for your following, and it does get confusing and you get frustrated about what to do. But if doing that is working for people and they’re getting roles then great, go for it. Try everything possible, you never know. But it is very subjective, I don’t think there’s only one way to it.
I genuinely don’t know (laughs). I think it’s a culmination of a lot of things – they show, how well it’s done, how well you’ve done in it. More than anything, if you’ve done well on a show, then it’s all about word of mouth. I think success is just being watched and people appreciating your work. That leads to more opportunities. That’s my measure of success, anyway. Even if the show doesn’t do well, if your performance works and people are responding to it, something must be going right.
Yes, for sure, it’s completely different from the world of YouTube. There were a lot of shows that were offered to me on OTT which just didn’t appeal to me, but this one was the first one that seemed like the right thing to do. I’m really excited just because of the people attached, it’s Shaad Ali, there are phenomenal actors like Rajat Kapoor, Aahana Kumra and Soni Razdan. And as you said, it’s my first big project outside my world.
I’ve always wanted to act in films, that was always the aim. I started my career thinking I’ll do ads and then films because the web never existed at that point in time. Even today, a lot of people say ‘it's only a YouTube show’ but it takes the same amount of effort! It’s still 30 days of shoot and just because it releases on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s a small show. But maybe it’s the mindset of ‘once you’re on or in a film, then you’ve arrived. So, let’s go for it. I’ll try doing that as well.
So yes, movies are still the end goal, but I also don’t know what will happen in the next 2-to 3 years because of this time we’re living in. We don’t even know what movies will look like or whether there will only be movies, and I have no problem doing those. I never thought things would happen this way or that the web or films would even be a thing, but things have changed and they keep changing so fast. So yes, films are the next step. That’s the plan.
Ayush Mehra is an Indian anchor and actor. He is also known for playing roles in web series like Mom and Co, Minus One, and Operation MBBS. Ayush began his acting career with a short TV advertisement. Mehra made his Bollywood debut with the movie In This Life, in the year 2010. Ayush has also acted in the episodic show on Bindass Television’s ‘Life Laude Aur Bandiyan’ as ‘Rishabh Bhalla ’, in the year 2016. Ayush has 1 million followers on his Instagram and 309K Followers on his Facebook (FB) account.
Ayush Mehra finished his schooling at Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. After finishing his schooling he got a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Ayush Mehra has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 65 Kg (143 lbs). Ayush Mehra always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got black hair and Black Eyes.
Ayush Mehra was born on 7th January 1992, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in a middle-class Punjabi family. Ayush’s mother’s name is Goldy Mehra. He has one sister named Pallavi Mehra. Talking about his love life, his affair with Aashna Vijay, who is a model & dancer. There is not much information available about Ayush Mehra’s family.
Ayush chose to pursue his career in acting, just after his graduation and began working in television advertisements. Ayush has acted in several advertisements such as Sprit, Havells, Catch Masala, and many more. Mehra made his film debut with the film, In This Life, in the year 2010, and his television debut with the show Life, Laude Aur Bandhiyan, in the year 2016. Ayush has acted in many web series like Mom and Co, Love on the Rocks, Homecoming, Please Find Attached, Operation MBBS, Minus One, When You Meet Your EX, The Office Canteen, etc. He has worked on several YouTube videos. Ayush has worked with many YouTube channels such as Filtercopy, Arre, RVCJ Media, etc. Ayush worked in many youtube & NetFlix videos with Aisha Ahmed, Rohan Shah, Sainee Raj, Anushka Sharma, Prajakta Koli, Apoorva Arora, and Sharmila Sharma, Barkha Singh, Himika, and many more.
Mehra’s videos are Love In The LibraryLove In The Library, When Opposites Fall In Love, Pause – Sometimes Love Means Letting Go, Types Of Shoppers, 8 Ways Your Partner Drives You Mad, Signs You Are Becoming Like Your Partner, Bhai vs. Bhai, If Your Love Story Was A K-Drama, How I Fell In Love, Enjoy the Journey, Alright!, Office Ka Pyaar: Part 1, When You Have A Crush On Someone, Every Long Distance Relationship, Life Of A Working Couple, Boys Will Be Boys, Love Vs Food, Thoughts You Have In Knee-Deep Water, Minus One, Minus One S01E03, When Your Best Friend Gets A New Best Friend, World Of MG: Homecoming S1: Roadtrip Across South India, Fashion Conversations Between Couples, Stuff Brothers and Sisters Do, etc.
|Real Name||Ayush Mehra|
|Debut||Film-In This Life, In the year 2010
TV-Life Lafde Aur Bandiyan, In the year 2016
|Language Known||Hindi & English|
|Date Of Birth||7 January 1992|
|Age (as of 2021)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Capricorn|
|Height in Centimeters||173 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.73 m|
|Height in Feet & Inches||5′ 8″|
|Weight in Kilograms||65 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||143 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx.)||Chest-40
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Educational Qualification||B.Com. from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
BMM from UPG, Ploiesti, Romania
Bachelor of Mass Communication from Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Maharashtra
|School||Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|College/University||Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra
UPG, Ploiesti, Romania
Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Maharashtra
|Actor||Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal|
|Food||Chicken, Burger, Pizza, Chow Mein|
|Color||Black, Blue, White|
|Holiday Destination||Goa, London, Dubai|
|Car Collection||Not Known|
|Salary (approx.)||Not Known|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|