Tarun Arora is an Indian actor and model who came into the limelight after playing the role of Geet’s annoying lover, Anshuman, in the Hindi film ‘Jab We met’ (2007).
Tarun Arora (Tarun Raj Arora) was born on Thursday, 14 June 1979 (age 43; as of 2022) in Assam, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Bangalore.
A picture of Tarun Arora (extreme left) with his college friends
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.):Chest: 41 inches, Waist: 28 inches, Biceps: 14 inches
Parents & Siblings
He has a brother named Himesh Arora and a sister named Dipty Arora.
Tarun Arora with his mother
Tarun Arora’s mother and his sister
A picture of Tarun Arora’s father
Tarun Arora with his brother, Himesh Arora
Wife & Children
After being together for more than 10 years, Tarun tied the knot with his girlfriend Anjala Zavery, who is an Indian actress and model.
Tarun Arora with his wife, Anjala Zaveri
Tarun Arora co-owned a North-Indian cuisine restaurant in Bangalore named Tandoori Hippie. In February 2011, he became the co-owner of a Goan-themed lounge bar “Love Shack” in Bangalore. The co-owner is his brother, Himesh Arora.
Tarun Arora at his restaurant Tandoori Hippie in Bangalore
In 1999, Tarun made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’ in which he made a special appearance. In 2004, he appeared in three Hindi films Hawas, Sheen, and 19 Revolutions, which were low-budget films. In 2007, he appeared in Imtiaz Ali’s critically acclaimed film Jab We Met, where he played the role of Anshuman, the lover of Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor). In this film, his dialogue “..kyu dekhu main ganne ke khet? kya khaas baat hai ganne ke khet mein? nahi dekhne mujhe ganne ke khet!” (why should I watch sugarcane fields? what is s o special about sugarcane field? I don’t want to see sugarcane fields!”) became popular.
Tarun Arora as Anshuman in a still from the film ‘Jab We Met’ (2007)
In 2016, he made his Tamil debut with the film ‘Kanithan’ in which he played the role of a fake certificate scam kingpin named Thura Sarkar. He garnered appreciation for his performance in this film.
Tarun Arora (middle) as Thura Sarkar in a still from the film ‘Kanithan’ (2017)
Tarun continued appearing in Tamil films like ‘Kaththi Sandai’ (2016) as Tamizhselvan’s accomplice, ‘Kanchana 3’ (2013) as minister Shankar, and ‘Dagaalty’ (2020) as Vijay Samrat.
In 2017, Tarun made his Telugu debut with the action-drama film ‘Khaidi No. 150,’ where he played the role of the antagonist named Aggarwal.
Tarun Arora in a still from the film ‘Khaidi No. 150’ (2017)
Tarun appeared in many other Telugu films such as ‘Katamarayudu’ (2017), ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ (2017), ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ (2018), ‘Arjun Suravaram’ (2019), and ‘Seetimaarr’ (2020).
In 2011, he made his Assamese debut with the film ‘Poley Poley Urey Mon’ in which he played the role of Amit Agarwal.
In 2004, he appeared in the official music video of the Hindi song titled Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya by singer Hans Raj Hans.
Tarun Arora in a still from the music video of the song ‘Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya’ (2004) by singer Hans Raj Hans
Apart from this, he also appeared in the Hindi song titled Teri Berukhi from the album “Forget Me Not” by Jagjit Singh.
Beauty Pageant- winner
In 1998, Tarun Arora was announced as the winner of Gladrags Manhunt and Mega model Contest, a unisex pageant in India.
After winning the pageant, Tarun took up modelling as a career and has walked the ramp for several designers. He has also worked in several advertisement campaigns for brands including Raymond, Westside, Kwality Walls, McDowell’s whiskey, and LG.
Tarun Arora with supermodel Madhu Sapre
He has also been featured on the cover of many fashion magazines such as Elle.
Tarun Arora featured on the cover of the fashion magazine ‘Elle’ November 2000 edition
In 2012, Central Crime Branch raided Love Shack bar, owned by Tarun Arora. Allegedly, after being tip-off that the disco of the bar was running illegally, a case was registered at Ulsoor police station in Bangalore. The police arrested its manager and two disc jockeys.
Triumph Street Twin (2021)
Tarun Arora on his Triumph Street Twin motorcycle
- Tarun is a fitness enthusiast, and he often shares his fitness regimen on social media.
Tarun Arora during his workout session
- During an interview, Tarun talked about the fact that people don’t remember his real name but they recognize him as ‘Anshuman’ from the Hindi film ‘Jab We Met.’