Who is Shikhar Pahariya? All About Janhvi Kapoor's Rumoured Boyfriend

Did Janhvi Kapoor and Shikhar Pahariya just confirm their dating rumours? A now-deleted Instagram banter under their friend Orhan Awatramani's post seems to have confirmed it. Read more to find out

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Who is Shikhar Pahariya? All You Need To Know About Janhvi Kapoor’s Rumoured Boyfriend

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The rumoured romance between Janhvi Kapoor and Shikhar Pahariya has been the subject of much speculation, as the two have been spotted together at various Bollywood events and even on vacation. While they haven't officially confirmed their relationship, their recent playful exchanges on social media have fueled rumours.


Amid the ongoing excitement over Ananya Panday and Aditya Roy Kapur's relationship, many are equally intrigued by the sweet banter between Janhvi Kapoor and Shikhar Pahariya on social media. Although neither of them has explicitly addressed their romantic involvement, their affectionate interactions on social platforms appear to validate the long-standing speculations.

Their common friend, Orhan Awatramani, known as Orry, shared a video on Instagram featuring star kids like Suhana Khan, Sara Ali Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Janhvi's rumoured beau, Shikhar Pahariya. In response to the post, Kapoor commented, and Pahariya followed up with the comment, "I'm all yours." However, it seems that these exchanges have since been removed.

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Earlier, rumours started when Janhvi Kapoor was photographed with Shikhar Pahariya during her visit to the Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh, fueling speculation about their relationship. The duo is rumoured to be together and has been seen together several times.


 Who Is Shikhar Pahariya?

  • Shikhar Pahariya, who is rumoured to be dating Janhvi Kapoor, is the maternal grandson of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
  • Pahariya is the son of Mumbai-based businessman Sanjay Pahariya and Smruati Pahariya. However, his parents divorced in 2008. His aunt, Praniti Shinde, is a three-time Maharashtra MLA.

  • Shikhar Pahariya worked as an investment analyst for an international corporation in London after graduating. He and his brother Veer started an entertainment and gaming firm in 2018. Pahariya is a skilled polo player. He has represented his country in international games.
  • Pahariya is also interested in charity initiatives. He has previously advocated for women's empowerment. He also collaborates closely with environmentalists and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Meanwhile, Kapoor has an exciting slate of films in the works. She will appear in the sports drama Mr and Mrs Maahi, starring Rajkummar Rao. She is also making her Telugu debut with NTR 30.

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