Pearl V Puri is an Indian actor and model who burst into the spotlight with Ekta Kapoor’s successful supernatural franchise Naagin. He became even more popular with parts in television series like Bepanah Pyaar and Brahmarakshas 2.
Being one of the most popular actors in the telly world, Pearl topped the 2018 Times of India’s “Most Desirable Men on TV” list. In June 2021, he made headlines after he was arrested under POSCO Act for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl. The incident that shook Bollywood happened sometime around 2019. Several Bollywood actors came out in support of him, saying that he’s innocent and is falsely accused.
Pearl V Puri Biography
Pearl Vipin Puri
July 10, 1989
33 years old
Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India
Pearl V Puri was born into a Hindu Khatri family. His father, Vipin Puri, is a businessman and his mother, Pummy Puri, is a housewife. He grew up alongside his elder sister Reet Vohra aka Quety Puri. His father died in October 2020 from a fatal heart attack.
Pearl attended Maharishi Vidya Mandir Public School in Chhindwara. The family later shifted to Agra, where he attended Raghendra Swarup Public School. After high school, he enrolled himself at St. John’s College in Agra and completed his MBA degree through correspondence.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Pearl V Puri Love Life
Puri has had a fair share of affairs throughout his life. His first known relationship was with an unidentified girl from Agra, whom he dated for more than nine years. She has been a huge fan of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan which inspired him to pursue acting. Upon moving to Mumbai, Pearl couldn’t continue his relationship with the girl and they broke up.
In 2015, Puri started dating actress Asmita Sood, however, the relationship didn’t last long and they called it quits the next year.
Apart from these relationships, he was also linked with his co-stars, including Hiba Nawab and Karishma Tanna.
5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Even though Puri was already a familiar name in the television sphere, it was the third season of the longest-running supernatural franchise Naagin that made him a household name. For his stunning performance as Mahir Sehgal in Naagin, he won the Best Actor Male (Critics) category at Gold Awards in 2019.
Pearl V Puri Facts
In 2013, Puri made his television debut with a recurring role of Ajay Tiwari in the Sony TV romantic drama show, Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat.
On Naagin 3, Puri was seen alongside the likes of Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Adaa Khan, Anita Hassanandani, Nia Sharma, and Surbhi Jyoti.
Pearl V Puri was ranked at number 20 in Biz Asia’s “2019 TV Personality” list.
In 2018, Puri topped the Times of India’s Most Desirable Men on TV list.
On June 5, 2021, Pearl was arrested by Vasai police in connection to a year-old case. He was accused of molesting and raping a minor girl when she visited the sets of the TV show Bepannah Pyar. He was later sent to 14-day judicial custody. On June 15, he was released on bail.