Vishal Kotian is an Indian actor and model.


In the recent weekend episode of the reality show Bigg Boss, a press conference was held inside the house. The contestants were asked questions about their actions in the past weeks and their game plan. In the episode, one of the media representatives questioned Vishal Kotian on his intentions when he said bad things about Raqesh Bapat. Jay Bhanushali was seen losing his temper over Vishal's actions and they were seen getting into a physical fight. 

In the weekend episode, a press reporter was seen asking Vishal Kotian what he meant when he said, “Raqesh one Lamba health Maara hai”. He tried to defend himself, but Shamita Shetty was seen as disgusted by the statement. Jay Bhanushali was seen losing his calm at him as he calls him ‘Ghatiya’. He said that Vishal is not a reliable person and it is disgusting that he was using such bad words for his 'sister' Shamita Shetty. In a fit of anger, Jay is seen pushing Vishal Kotian, he is also seen striking back at him. Other housemates try to keep them away. 

There was no elimination in the weekend episode. There were some wild card entries including Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, and politician Abhijeet Bichukale. While first there are prior contestants of the show, Abhijeet is a new entry. He was seen getting into a fight right after his entry into the show. The contestants were also informed about the top 5 contestants who will reach the finale and the rest will be eliminated.

The upcoming episode of the show will bring a lot of surprises for the contestants and the audience. Raqesh Bapat will be taken out of the house due to a medical emergency; he is under observation and will resume in the show when his health allows. Singer Afsana Khan will also be reportedly eliminated from the house owing to her violent actions in the house.

The upcoming episode of the reality shows  Bigg Boss 15 will bring a massive surprise for the contestants, which will completely change the game for them. Till now, several small groups have formed inside the house, but with the introduction of the VIP zone, the picture is definitely going to change. As per the latest promo of the show, the doors for the VIP Zone had opened and contestants are seen making speculations about an entry into it.

Sidharth Shukla's fans have expressed major disappointment with former Bigg Boss 15 contestant Vishal Kotian for releasing the deceased's song. The song, which was shot a few odd years ago, features Sidharth in it along with Vishal and another actress named Deepika Tripathi. This hasn't gone down too well with the fans of Bigg Boss 13's winner and they have put forth their demand of pulling down the song. Several believe that Vishal is "encashing" the late actor's popularity.

The army of Sidharth Shukla's fans bombarded Vishal Kotian's social media post with comments where they warned him of pulling down the song. After Vishal posted a series of posts talking about the release of Sidharth's song, some got emotional seeing glimpses of him in the video while a certain section of his fans wanted to check if Vishal and the song's producers took prior permission from the Shukla family for releasing this song. A fan wrote about "disrespecting" Sidharth's family despite an official statement released by them.

A user commented, "Even after the official statement released by Sidharth Shukla family, how could the team disrespect it. End of humanity. Shame on the entire team of the song !! (sic)" Another comment read, "The family said no. Do you have something called common sense or not? You make me sick. Catch somebody else for the footage and views! Leave him alone!"

One of the 'Balika Vadhu' actors' fans mentioned that this song was shot after his show, 'Dil Se Dil Tak', and was refrained from being released due to certain "controversies." "This was shot after Dsdt and makers stopped it from being released because of controversies and axed it. But after bb13 they tried and Sidharth refused and again they tried after September 2nd and the family refused. SO WHY ARE YOU TAKING BENEFITS FROM A MAN NO LONGER ALIVE (sic)", read the comment. Some even opined that a lawsuit should be filed against Vishal.

For the unversed, Sidharth's family had earlier issued a statement that read: "We, as a family, come with a request, which we hope everyone will respect. Sidharth has moved on and no longer can he make decisions for himself, but he’s still an integral part of our lives and our memories and we are there to protect his wishes. We request everyone who wants to use Sidharth’s name and/or face in any project, please reach out to us. Please take a moment to ask us. We knew Sidharth’s choices, we knew what he would have wanted and our decisions for him would be keeping all this in mind. And if there are projects that he wasn’t happy with, we are sure he wouldn’t want them released. Anything that did not release when he was with us, did not have his consent or intent for release. So please let’s keep his wishes in mind and let’s remember him with love, with respect, with fond memories, the ones he left us with. From, The Shukla Family (sic)."

Jay Bhanushali and Vishal Kotian were last seen together in the reality show  Bigg Boss 15. The duo was not seen on good terms in the house and often got into a fight. They recently met up after the show and have resolved all their differences. Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal actor shared with ETimes about meeting Jay Bhanushali, Mahhi Vij, and their daughter.

He shared, “Jay and I had not met before Bigg Boss 15. We have a lot of common friends and once or twice at parties we had just seen each other or exchanged pleasantries. But one thing is that we both have a body of work. I really admire Jay’s body of work and so does he. We have worked for many years in the industry and we are not kids to fight, keep that hate inside and drag it. We were not going to stop talking to each other. We bonded in the Bigg Boss 15 house because of our sense of humor. He has an amazing sense of humor and we know how brilliant he is as a host. We had a great time together in the house.”

Vishal also shared that the rift in their friendship happened because of the game inside the BB house. There were misunderstandings and the fights happened because of their different principles in life. He said that Jay played the game with principles and he played by using different policies. He joked that Jay played the game like Bhishmapitamah with all his principles and he played it as Shri Krishna. None of them was wrong about how they played the game. He said, “I feel that BB15 house does to you something weird that you start reacting to small things and get frustrated. I think the same happened to Jay and me. But now everything is sorted and we are back to being Jay and Veeru.”

He further added that after coming out of the house, they spoke to each other and things became normal. He revealed that he was eager to meet Jay’s daughter Tara. He added that Mahhi Vij is also a good friend.

While speaking to the paparazzi, Vishal Kotian said that I am feeling bad for Pratik because he was playing really well. He further added that it is a big thing that Pratik reached to Top 2 and he is still a winner. Similarly, Pratik’s good friend Akasa also rooted for Pratik and said that he is a winner for her. She also added that the top two for her are Pratik Sehajpal and Karan Kundrra. Rakhi Sawant too took Karan Kundrra’s name for the winner and said that Tejasswi’s win was quite shocking. 

A few days back, the host of the reality show Bigg Boss 15, Salman Khan announced that the show has been extended by two weeks. He also revealed a wildcard entry, which was of Rajiv Adatia. As per reports, Vishal Kotian was also set to enter the house again but he contracted COVID-19 at the last minute. The actor recently talked to Etimes TV as he expressed disappointment for being unable to enter the house.

Vishal said, “I was all dressed up, with my hair and makeup done too, when my reports came. I was shocked because the makers of the show had quarantined me for almost five days before that. A day later, I did another test which came negative, and I was excited again. But after three days, when they needed me to test again to be sure, it showed positive! It was too confusing, and we didn’t want to put others at risk, so I didn’t go in.”

Television actor Vishal Kotian catapulted into fame with his stint on the popular reality show  Bigg Boss 15. Kotian recently tested positive for COVID-19 after he underwent a mandatory test. In a recent chat with a leading daily, Vishal said that as he was asymptomatic, he would not have known he had the virus if not for the test. The actor was preparing for something but the virus stalled his plans. However, Vishal maintains a positive attitude, and says, “This too shall pass”. 

In a recent interaction with Hindustan Times, Vishal revealed that he is getting engaged with his girlfriend and actress Payal Shetty this year if the third wave does not stick for long. The two were planning to get engaged in 2020 but the pandemic postponed their plans. 

Vishal and Payal have been dating each other for a long time, but the couple doesn’t talk about their relationship much. “My personal life is very private. People should know about my work and then my personal life will follow. Otherwise, work takes a backseat. For instance, if  Deepika (Padukone) would have married Ranveer (Singh) before he became what he is today, he would always be known as Deepika’s husband,” said Vishal. 

With the steeping rise in the COVID 19 cases all over the country, many states have imposed restrictions. Right from night curfew to weekend lockdown, everything has been put into place to bring down the cases. Many celebrities have also tested positive for COVID 19. Recently, Nakuul Mehta, Pandya Store actors, and others were reported to be tested positive. And now Bigg Boss 15 former contestant Vishal Kotian has been tested positive for coronavirus. The actor took to social media and shared the news with fans. 

Vishal mentioned that he is asymptomatic and is completely fine. “I have tested positive for covid-19. I am asymptomatic and feeling completely okay. I have isolated myself and followed the protocol given by my doctor and health professionals. If you have been in contact with me, request you to please get tested immediately,” Vishal Kotian wrote on his Instagram stories. To note, there were reports that Vishal Kotian may enter the  Bigg Boss 15 house again as Shamita Shetty's ‘connection’

Vishal further added that if there is love, one does not need to display it publicly. He maintained that both he and his ladylove are very private. However, Vishal added, that Payal is a person of her own with her own body of work and can talk about things she wants to. He concluded by saying that he can only talk about himself.

Vishal Kotian is a television actor who came into the limelight due to his entry into Bigg Boss 15. He had formed a good friendship with Shamita Shetty, and they were also called the Anna Akka Jodi. The actor was deemed as the mastermind of the house owing to his manipulation skills and his strong connections in the house. In an interview with Etimes TV, Vikas shared about being in talks with the show maker about his re-entry into the house. 

There is a rumor doing the rounds about the actor entering the house again. In the interview, Vishal said, "Firstly I wasn't evicted by the audience, I was evicted by the housemates. So the people didn't want me to be out of the show. And I don't know if I am entering the show again or not. I am in talks with the makers and nothing is finalized yet. But I am not taking up any project as of now."

The actor received support from some of the ex-contestants and shared he was happy about that. He shared that he feels good that someone like Delnaaz Irani was supporting him and even ex-contestants of Bigg Boss like Kashmera Shah and others were also supportive of him.

Talking about the work front, Vishal has a movie in hand. He shared, "I had signed a film before the show and I couldn't shoot because I went into the house. But now I'll start working on that in some time. I really hope I get a chance to host a show. I feel I can do it well as I can speak different languages. In fact, that's how I used to talk every morning in the Bigg Boss house. Even Maniesh Paul who is my childhood friend has told me that I should try hosting."

We conducted a poll yesterday to know the opinion of the audience on choosing one among the evicted contestants who deserved to be the finalist. The contestants who were a part of the list were Vishal Kotian, Jay Bhanushali, Neha Bhasin, Ishaan Sehgal, and Miesha Iyer. The results of the poll are out and it is absolutely amazing how the audience has unanimously chosen Vishal Kotian. 

The contestant at the second number is Jay Bhanushali with 27% votes. He was a complete entertainer inside and was among the most popular actors on the show. He was quite popular for his aggressive behavior with other contestants. But he was seen trying to maintain his image, which did not work for him. Neha Bhasin, who entered the house after her stint in Bigg Boss OTT received 26% votes. It seems the audience has an almost equal liking for Jay Bhanushali and Neha Bhasin. Ishaan Sehagaal and Miesha Iyer received the least number of votes, which were 1% and zero votes respectively.

Bigg Boss 15 house recently saw three shocking evictions including Jay Bhanushali, Vishal Kotian, and Neha Bhasin. In a recent interview with a leading daily, Vishal Kotian spoke about the most deserving contestant.

Speaking to News18, Vishal spoke about her equation with Shamita Shetty, whom he considered his sister. “Tejasswi was the one to support me most. She is a true and a good friend of mine, and a nice person. She supported me throughout the game. I supported Shamita the most. I had expected that being a sister, she would support me more but I didn’t get that kind of support from her. In the game, I was always ahead of her so it was always me extending my support to her. However, I don’t have any regrets. Ours is a strong relationship which will not break easily,” he said. 

However, Vishal feels it is neither Shamita nor Tejasswi who deserves to win the show. Vishal said it is Umar Riaz who should lift the trophy. “Tejasswi is my first priority and Shamita is my second and she fought with me on this. But coming to her, I am not even her second choice, I am fourth! I come after Neha, Raqesh, and Rajiv, so how could she fight over my choice? But if you ask me who deserves to win out of all the contestants, I will neither choose Shamita nor Teja. Umar Riaz should win this game because he is the only contestant who started from zero and became the hero. That is the most difficult thing to do,” Vishal said. 

After his eviction, Vishal posted a video of himself on his Instagram account with a caption that read, “I have been blessed and privileged enough to be the part of India’s most entertaining show #biggboss15. Thanks to all my fans who have been my strength when I needed them the most. There’s never a happy ending because nothing ever ends. Ek kahani khatam toh naya kissa shuru hua . And a new journey awaits from here. BOL BAMM."

With the opening of the VIP zone gates, the game has changed for the contestants. Now each one of them has their eyes set on getting entry into the VIP zone, they are making plans to make themselves secure. In the recent promo of the show, Vishal Kotian is seen making plans with Umar Riaz that he will be on their side, but he is also seen making other plans with Shamita Shetty.

In the latest promo of the show Bigg Boss 15, Vishal Kotian, who is known as the master manipulator of the house, is seen confirming his support for Umar Riaz. He says that he is swearing on his mother that he will be on their side over Shamita Shetty. Later, he is seen talking to Shamita Shetty, as he tells her, “When power will come in my hands, I will surely flip.” Karan Kundrra is seen talking Umar that he should not trust Vishal as he will definitely change. He said that its time to play smart and change the game. 

Vishal Kotian is an Indian actor and model. Vishal is well-known for television soap operas Dil Vil Pyaar Vyar, Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal, Vighnaharta Ganesh, etc. He gained popularity with the role of Akbar Birbal in Big Magic’s comedy television show Har Mushkil Ka Hal and is popularly known as Birbal among the people. He has worked in many mythological shows and he is included in the popular heroes of TV. From making people laugh like Birbal to intimidating in the role of Ravana, Vishal has played every character beautifully. Apart from this, Visha was also seen in movies such as The Deadly Discipline and Don Muthu Swamy.

Vishal has been working in the television industry for more than twenty years and Vishal is a famous face on television. After the end of Bigg Boss OTT, Bigg Boss 15 started on October 2, 2021, which will be hosted by actor Salman and this time the theme of the show has been kept as a jungle. In the year 2021, for the first time in his 20-year TV career, he got a chance to become a participant in the TV reality show Big Boss-15. Vishal is very active on Insta. He has 215K followers on Instagram. Many photoshoots are viral on Vishal’s Insta profile flaunting his body.

Vishal Kotian did his early studies at Fatima High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and graduated from Don Bosco College, Matunga. Vishal completed his post-graduate degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce, Mumbai. In Vishal’s early days, Vishal, troubled by financial constraints, sold tickets to Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan aka Salman Khan’s movie in black to pay his education fees. Vishal started working in TV serials at a very young age, compromising his family circumstances, this can be gauged from the fact that his first TV serial came in the year 1998, at that time Vishal was just 14 years old.

“Vishal faced a lot of challenges in this because where Vishal comes from, people don’t even have clothes to wear, forget to wear nice clothes. Luckily, my mom and dad taught me in a very good school because they realized that if I want to go from here to do something big in life then I need a good education.” Vishal’s parents did not have money to pay the fees. My mother did not eat for various days. She used to cook rice and she used to drink starch and feed us rice.”

Vishal Kotian has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 70 Kg (154  lbs). Vishal Kotian always keeps himself fit and he is very healthy and Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 31 Inches & biceps measurement is 12 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Brown Eyes.

Vishal Kotian was born on 13 February 1985 (Wednesday) in Mumbai the city of Maharashtra the state of India. Vishal has not disclosed much information about his personal life. Although he has shared many pictures with his mother and father on his official Instagram account. But the name of his parents is not disclosed.

Please tell me that Vishal Kotian has not married yet. While talking about Vishal Kotian’s girlfriend, then tell that according to media reports, Vishal Kotian is in a relationship with Payal Vijay Shetty. In an interview, he had told that he was going to get engaged last year in 2020 itself but due to Corona, he had to cancel his engagement and once he was ready for the engagement again, the second wave of corona came, due to which his relationship A crack broke out. Vishal had announced that he would get married by the end of 2021.

Vishal started his TV career in the year 1998 with the role of Vishal in the serial “Dil Vil Pyaar Pyaar” which aired on Sony TV. After this, in 1999, he made his mark by playing the role of Mohit in the serial Family Number One. Vishal’s time from 1999 to 2005 did not go well, he did not have much work in these 6 years. He was seen in only episode eighteen of the TV show “Ssshhh… Koi Hai” in these six years.

After 6 years, in the year 2005, Vishal Kotian performed in the 2nd season of the comedy television show “Dil Hai Phir Bhi Hindustani”. In the year 2005 itself, Vishal acted the character of Rahul Gupta in the television soap opera named ‘Ek Chabi Hai Pados Mein’. In 2007, he once again played the role of Vishal in Dhamaal TV’s show “Darling I Love You Too”, He also worked in CID for some time. After which in 2009 he worked in the SAB TV serial Shri Adimanav, in which he played the role of.

Apart from television soap operas, Vishal Kotian has also acted in movies. He started his film career in the year 2001. She played the role of Suriya in the 2001 film “The Deadly Disciple”. After that, he did not get any film. And then after 7 years, once again in the year 2008, he got a chance to work in the Hindi film Don Muthu Swamy, a remake of the 1999 American film Oscar. Actor Mithun Chakraborty acted in the character of a don in this movie. Apart from actor Mithun Chakraborty in this film, actors like Shakti Kapoor, and Ronit Roy were involved.

Real Name Vishal Kotian
Nickname Vishal
Profession Model, Actor
Debut Hollywood-As ‘Suria’ in The Deadly Disciple, In the year 2001

TV-As ‘Vishal’ in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, In the year 2002

Popular Role Birbal in the television show Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal (2014)
Language Known Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 13 February 1985 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Hobbies Gymming, Playing Cricket, Traveling
Height in Centimeters 175 cm
in Meters 1.75 m
in Feet & Inches 5′ 9″
Weight in Kilograms 80 kg
Weight in Pounds 176 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-44



Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known 
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Payal Vijay Shetty (Actress)
School Fatima High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
College/University Don Bosco College, Matunga

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce, Mumbai

Educational Qualification MBA In Marketing
Food Not Known
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Film Not Known
Colour Black, White, Blue, Grey
Sport Cricket
Car Collection Not Known
Holiday Destination Goa, London, Europe
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known

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