Mohit Raina, the handsome and brawny gentleman is the Shiva of the millennials. He started his career in 2004 with a science-fiction show Antariksh and has been a dominant personality in Indian television since then. He is best known and celebrated for his lead role as Lord Shiva in Devon Ke Dev- Mahadev and Mahabharata.
A native of Jammu, Mohit moved to Mumbai to begin a career in modeling and went through a drastic transition in terms of losing weight to fit in. After the first television series, he tried his luck at the big screens as Jaikishan in the comedy film Don Muthu Swami, but went back to the silver screen after the film’s poor performance at the box office. In 2009 he played the husband of a handicapped girl in Chehra, a suspense drama. He was also a part of Bandini, and played the male lead in the show Ganga Ki Dheej.
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For his famous role as Shiva, he worked on enhancing his physique and started learning Kathak, which was integral part of his role and helped him play it authentically. The Times Of India has been quoted saying that the role had a huge fan-base due to his “fabulous abs, groovy smile and acting chops”.
Raina has also played the adult emperor Ashoka, in the historical serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on Colors TV. Among his recent works, Mohit Raina has been seen as Havildar Ishan Singh in 21 Sarfarosh- Saragarhi 1897 which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi.
What has recently grabbed eyeballs is his short, but impressive role as Captain Karan Kashyap in the 2019 Bollywood blockbuster URI: The Surgical Strike. He has gone on record to say that he is a confident actor and quite a believer in quality over quantity, when asked why he agreed on playing a supporting role. The television sensation also revealed to sources that he once wanted to join the army and admires the uniform which was another reason for signing the short role.
Mohit Raina has recently been seen campaigning for the noble initiative #DrugFreeIndia and pledges to work towards the goal. He is currently on his second act as Army man in a web show called Bhaukal which is inspired from the real life story of Navniet Sekera, the super cop from Uttar Pradesh. The television actor seems to be working towards bigger goals for future.