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Mohit Raina Biography – an Indian Television Actor and Model

Real Name: Mohit Raina
Profession: Actor, model
Spouse: Aditi Chandra ​(m. 2022)​
Age: 41

Mohit Raina (born 14 August 1982) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films and television. He started his acting career with a science fiction show Antariksh (2004) and later went on to play a role in Don Muthu Swami (2008). He is best known for the lead role of the Hindu god Shiva in the television series Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev and Mahabharat, prior to which he had acted in television soap operas including Chehra (2009) and Ganga Kii Dheej (2010).

Mohit Raina Biography
Born 14 August 1982 (age 41)
Actor, model
Years active 2004 – present
Aditi Chandra ​(m. 2022)​

Early life and background

Mohit Raina was born into a Kashmiri Pandit family on 14 August 1982 to Dr. Udesh Chandar Raina and Sushma Kumara and raised in Jammu. He was educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Jammu and earned a bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Jammu. He moved to Mumbai to begin a career in modelling. He hoped that modelling would provide him with a route into acting work and lost 29 kilograms (64 lb) from his teenage weight of 107 kilograms (236 lb) so that he could participate in the 2005 Grasim Mister India modelling contest. He was placed among the top five contestants in that competition.


Mohit’s acting career began in 2004 with a science fiction TV show called Antariksh. In 2008, he starred as Jai Kishan in the comedy film Don Muthu Swami, which was not a success at the box office and caused him to return to television work. In 2009 he appeared in the Chehra TV series, a suspense drama revolving around a disabled girl. Mohit played her husband Garv, a young business tycoon. He was also part of Bandini.

In 2011, he was cast as the lead in Nikhil Sinha’s Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. The series focused on the god Shiva and portrays his journey from a hermit to a householder through his marriage to Sati and later to Parvati. Mohit worked on improving his physique for the role, and started learning the Indian classical dance form Kathak, which is integral part of his role as Shiva. The Times of India said the role created fans due to his “fab abs, groovy smile and acting chops” He played over 30 different characters in the series, which ran for three years, ending in December 2014, by which time Mohit had become a celebrity.

Mohit has played the adult emperor Ashoka, in the historical serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on Colors TV. The series started broadcasting from 2 May 2016. After Ashoka, Mohit also played the lead role as Havildar Ishar Singh in 21 Sarfarosh – Saragarhi 1897 which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi.

Mohit played the role of Major Karan Kashyap in the Bollywood film Uri: The Surgical Strike, released on 11 January 2019.

He made his web debut with the ZEE5 web series Kaafir, starring opposite Dia Mirza.

Mohit Raina is playing the character of Dr. Kaushik Oberoi the series Mumbai Diaries 26/11. The show is created by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Emmay Entertainment. It also stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Tina Desai, and Shreya Dhanwanthary.

Personal life

On 1 January 2022, Raina revealed that he had married his longtime girlfriend Aditi Chandra. The couple had their first child, a baby girl on 16 March 2023.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Don Muthu Swami Jaikishan
2019 Uri – The Surgical Strike Major Karan Kashyap
Good Newwz Flight passenger Cameo
2020 Mrs. Serial Killer Imran Shahid
2021 Shiddat Gautam
2023 Ishq-e-Nadaan Ashutosh


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Meher
Bhabhi Shubham
2006–2007 Antariksh – Ek Amar Katha Vikrant
2009 Chehra Garv Dhanvat Rai
2010 Bandini Rishabh Hiten Mahivanshi
2011 Ganga Kii Dheej Agantuk
2011–2014 Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev Shiva
2013 Mahabharat Cameo
2016 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Ashoka
2018 21 Sarfarosh – Saragarhi 1897 Havildar Ishar Singh

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Kaafir Vedant Rathod
2020-2022 Bhaukaal Navniet Sekera 2 seasons
2020 A Viral Wedding Yudhisthir Kaul
2021-2023 Mumbai Diaries 26/11 Dr. Kaushik Oberoi 2 seasons
2023 The Freelancer Avinash Kamath

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Jury) Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev Won
Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Drama Nominated
Best Actor in a Negative Role Won
Gold Awards Steller Performance of the Year Won
Best Actor Nominated
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated
Best Actor (Jury) Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Drama Nominated
2015 Star Guild Awards Best TV Actor Won
2018 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Drama 21 Sarfarosh – Saragarhi 1897 Won
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Jury) Won

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