15th November 2023, Mumbai: Amit Mehra, recognized as Mr. Universe India 2018, stands as a prominent figure in the Indian entertainment industry. Based in both Dubai and Mumbai, he has made significant strides as an actor, model, and producer. His journey from the bustling streets of Delhi to the glamorous realms of Bollywood is a captivating story.
Early Life and Fitness Commitment
Born into a newspaper family in Delhi, Amit excelled in sports, particularly cricket, badminton, volleyball, and athletics. His early commitment to fitness led him to the gym, establishing a lifelong dedication to staying fit. This commitment eventually drew him to acting, and in 2012, he attended the acting school of Hollywood guru Tom Logan in Los Angeles.
International Modeling and Education
While in the USA, Amit’s tall stature caught the attention of various modeling agencies, leading to TV advertisements for brands like Thums Up, Park Avenue Soap, and Audi. In 2013, he pursued Food and Health Studies at Stanford University, California, showcasing his diverse interests and academic pursuits.
Return to India and Bollywood Journey
In 2014, Amit made a conscious decision to return to India, settling in Mumbai to learn acting from an Indian perspective. Before venturing into Bollywood, he worked with live theatre groups, honing his craft. His filmography includes roles in “Titoo MBA” (2014), “Arjun Patiala” (2019), and “Marjavaan” (2019), along with appearances in TV series like “Mahabharat” and “Fear Factor (Khatron Ke Khiladi)” ,” Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman” & “Pishachini”.
Versatile Modeling Career
Amit’s modeling career has seen him feature in campaigns Coca – Cola, Audi, McDonald, Loreal Paris, Toyota, Amazon, Nivea, Men’shealth, Garnier, Prime Video, HP, Mercedes, Nike, Tata, Blackberry, Head & shoulders, Swiss Arabian & Schwarzkopf.His diverse portfolio attests to his ability to connect with audiences and advertisers globally.
Mr. Universe India 2018 and Global Recognition
In 2018, Amit’s journey took a competitive turn when he entered and won the “Mr. Universe India” competition. Representing India at the Mr. Universe Pageant in Dominican Republic, he was one of the top 12 finalists and won 2nd prize in the sports and fitness category.
Multilingual and International Exposure
Amit’s work has taken him around the globe, living in Atlanta,Dubai and London, and extensively traveling through Europe, Asia, North and South America. Fluent in English and Hindi, he also has an understanding of Punjabi, Haryani, some Italian, and a smattering of Spanish, showcasing his multicultural and multilingual adaptability.
Versatility in the Entertainment Industry
Amit’s journey from modeling to acting, his foray into reality TV, and his portrayal of a negative character in “Arjun Patiala” demonstrate his versatility. His charisma on the runway, in commercials, and on the screen has solidified his position as a versatile talent in the Indian entertainment industry.
Amit Mehra’s story is one of determination, versatility, and global success. From Delhi to Mumbai, from sports to modeling and acting, Amit’s journey is an inspiring testament to his multifaceted talents. As he continues to evolve and surprise audiences, Amit Mehra stands as a name to watch in the dynamic landscape of Indian entertainment.