Rohit Bhardwaj is a television actor and model from India. Although, he has worked in theatre and many television shows he is best known for his role in the famous mythological TV show Mahabharat (2013-2014), in which he played the character of Yudhishthira. He has a strong fanbase overseas. His Indonesian fans call him by the name Om Rohit Mulyono, which is very popular.
Rohit Bhardwaj was born on Sunday, 30 January 1983 (age 39 years; as of 2022) in Punjab, India. He did his schooling in Punjab, where he was a studious kid, and counted among the good students of the class. He wanted to study abroad after graduation and live a satisfying life. However, he was also inclined toward cinema and acting, so, he secretly used to watch movies. He got married to Poonam Bhardwaj around 2006. Later, he decided to follow his passion and started giving auditions for modelling and acting. Initially, he could not crack any auditions and got a little demoralised. After going through a lot of hardships, he finally got the role of a supporting character named Sukhi in Ranbir Rano (2008-2009), and after his first appearance in Ranbir Rano, he was offered many roles in multiple TV shows. He has worked in a few movies and short films also.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 76 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Rohit Bhardwaj belongs to a family that lives in Punjab.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Vijay Bhardwaj and he has a brother whose name is Mohit Bharadwaj.
Rohit lost his mother in February 2021. He mourned over her death and said,
She suffered a cardiac arrest and I am still recovering from the loss. I’ve been shuffling between Mumbai and Delhi to spend time with my father, who is now all alone.”
Wife & Children
Rohit was married to Poonam Bhardwaj and both were high school lovers. Some sources say that Poonam is a singer. They knew each other since childhood and were married to each other for 16 years. They lived happily and had a daughter together, whose name is Parthivi Bharadwaj, and was born in 2011. He loves his daughter very much and said,
I pamper my daughter like hell and can’t think of life without her. She is my little angel.”
The couple filed for divorce in 2022 after a few marital disputes in their personal life. In 2017, things got worse when he returned from Indonesia. He stated that,
I am staying alone for the last four-five years. There were differences from the beginning, which kept escalating, especially after I returned from Indonesia. I tried to sort things out with my wife, but couldn’t save the marriage. It was marred by differences of opinion and compatibility issues. The divorce is in the process and should be through in two months.”
He misses his 10-year-old daughter and said,
I haven’t seen my daughter in two years. Maa chali gayi, aur daughter door ho gayi. I was going through emotional turmoil and went into a shell.”
Rohit and Poonam had a long-term affair that started in school and they had been dating each other since high school. They had been in a serious relationship for many years and got married to each other around 2006.
Besides having great acting skills and a successful career, it was not easy for him to enter the unknown world of acting. He took the risk to leave his studies and went for what he loved. When everyone, who wants to work in the showbiz industry starts preparing for it at an early age, he started acting a little late. After his schooling, he completed his graduation and had a little time off, and whatever happened during that period, he considers it destiny’s plan. In an interview on the set of Mahabharat, he said,
My plan of action was to go abroad for higher studies after graduation. I never imagined that one day I would act in a television serial and become a known face.”
After my graduation, I had three months of free time for soul searching. I wanted some kind of change and joined theatre after a friend advised me to take up acting. Those three months turned into three years and I am an actor now! I think it was bound to happen. It was part of destiny’s plan,” he added.
After his debut in the TV industry, he acted in many TV shows such as ‘Baat Hamari Pakki Hai’, ‘Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha’, ‘Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal’, ‘Mahabharat’ and ‘Laal Ishq’.
Mahabharat became so prominent that all the cast went to Indonesia to perform the play in Indonesia. Countless Indonesian fans appeared to watch their performance and attend the fan meeting.
The New Eat Bulaga Indonesia (2014-2015) is an Indonesian television show on which Rohit has worked as a judge and anchor. He has also judged and performed on Bolly Star Vaganza in 2015. In Indonesia, he has done stand-up comedy and also played the character of ‘Mr Bean’. He has performed the characters of almost all the kings of all regions in Indonesia.
He has worked in a few short films such as ‘Waapasi’, ‘Mumbai’ and ‘Mombatti’. In 2020, he has also acted in a mystery and thriller web series ‘Myopia’ as a lead actor.
- Award for Best Actor in ‘Waapasi’ at the 3rd Dada Saheb Film Festival in 2013.
- Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Mahabharat’ in 2014 (nominated).
- In Mahabharat, because of the character he played, he has a massive fan following in foreign countries, especially in Indonesia. He loves and cares for his fans and gives them the credit for everything he has achieved in his acting career. Some fans go beyond the boundaries and hurt themselves to show their love for their favourite actor but he requested them not to do so and said,
I am overwhelmed and happy that I am being appreciated as Yudhishtir, finally, I feel that people can see Yudhishtir in me, I wanted it all to look real and as convincing as possible and thankfully I am being appreciated and acknowledged but at the same time, I don’t like my fans doing weird things for me like writing a letter from blood. It’s my humble request to all my fans there, please don’t hurt yourself ever. ”
- Rohit has a huge number of followers on social media platforms. He has 504k followers on Instagram, 257k followers on Twitter and 79525 likes on Facebook.
- He is very health conscious and believes in a healthy lifestyle. He is vegan and eats salads, sprouts, cottage cheese and boiled vegetables. In drinks, he likes protein shakes. He is a sportsperson and likes to swim, play cricket, go to the gym and he also jogs at night.
- According to Rohit, he cannot compromise when it comes to money as an actor. In one interview he said,
I have been getting a lot of offers post Mahabharat. In fact, I was recently offered an interesting comedy show which I was actually keen to do but then things on the money part did not materialize. I can’t compromise on the money part as an actor. Plus, everyone is making an excuse these days to actors that there is less budget because of COVID. I was also offered Bigg Boss a few years ago but I didn’t do it because woh mere bus ka nahi hai. I want to save my personal life. I am scared of doing Bigg Boss.”
- Regardless of being fortunate enough to become a renowned actor, his father did not support him to follow his dream. Rohit said,
My father, is everything to me. He never wanted me to get into an acting career and because of that, I used to go for the auditions without informing him. On the other hand, my elder brother always supported me in my acting career.”