Akashdeep Saigal

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Akashdeep Saigal
File:Aakash deep saigal.jpg
Born Akashdeep Saigal
(1974-10-29) 29 October 1974 (age 44)
Mumbai, India
Other names Sky Walker
Occupation Model and Actor
Years active 1997–present

Akashdeep Saigal aka 'Sky Walker' (born 29 October 1974)[1] is an Indian model and a television actor. He is well known for playing the role of Ansh Gujral on popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus.[2] He was most recently seen in the Indian Television's Reality Show "Bigg Boss" Season 5 from October 2011 to January 7, 2012.

Personal life

Saigal's father and older brother are lawyers.[3] He also has a sister, Madhu Bhatia who lives in Dubai.[4] During his modeling days he dated Madhu Sapre for 6 months, choreographer - director Farah Khan for 2 years and Shazahn Padamsee for 3 years.[5][6] He took the alias 'Sky Walker' on the suggestion of his numerologist for better career prospects.[7]


Akash shot to fame as the winner of the Gladrags Manhunt Contestant, supermodel of the year in 1998. The same year he appeared on the 1998 music video for Shweta Shetty's Deewane to Deewane Hain. He started his acting career with the film Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999). He made his debut on small screen with the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus.[8] He had participated in the first season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance competition on Sony Entertainment Television channel.[9]

In 2009, he has played the role of the villain in Tamil blockbuster hit Ayan.


  1. Ayan as Villian (Tamil film, 2009)

Fiction Shows

  1. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Ansh Virani / Ansh Gujral / Eklavya Virani (STAR Plus, 2004-2008) (TV Serial)
  2. Kkusum as Trishul Kapoor (Sony, 2005) (TV Serial)
  3. Time Bomb 9/11 as Usmaan (Zee TV, 2005) (TV Serial)
  4. Kuchh Is Tara as Ranbeer Nanda (Sony, 2007-2008) (TV Serial)
  5. Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki as Kansa (9X, 2008) (TV Serial)

Reality Shows

Year Show Place Channel
Fear Factor
N/A Sony TV
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1
5th Place
Comedy Circus
5th Place
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
4th Place
Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket
Paired with Bengali Beauty Debbie Majumder[10] and evicted due to health issue.
Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
Imagine TV
Bigg Boss (season 5)
4th Place
Evicted Day 98
Colors TV



  1. "Big Boss Season 5 - Biography". Bigbossfive.com. Retrieved 3 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Dare to play devil?, Mumbai Mirror. Mumbaimirror.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.
  3. "Akashdeep Saigal alias 'Sky' - A Profile". Breaking News Online. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-06-08. Retrieved 4 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. =http://www.realbollywood.com/2011/12/family-members-bigg-boss-5-contestants-visit-house-scandal.html
  5. http://www.riflebirds.com/news/2011/nov/sky-dated-farah-khan-for-two-years
  6. http://www.indya.com/news/newsDetails.aspx?xfile=2010/June/News_20100626_43
  7. http://www.bollywoodmantra.com/video/akashdeep-saigal-sky-walker-enters-the-bigg-boss-house/
  8. Ansh... Knocked Off. The Hindu. December 16, 2004
  9. A finger in every pie. The Hindu. September 6, 2004
  10. "This'll be my big screen debut: Devdutta". Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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