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Purab Kohli Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Biography, Facts & More

Purab Kohli is a very popular person from India. He mostly works in the tv serials, web series, and films. He is best known for his presence in web series Typewriter, film Rock On!! and The Wachowskis. Know more about him from this article.

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Purab Kohli Age

Actor Purab Kohli was born on Friday, 23 February 1979 (age 41 years old; as of 2020). He was born to the well-settled and modern family of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He spent most of the childhood and teenage in Mumbai, India.

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Let’s read this quick info form the given table of bio-data. It has interesting things about Purab’s age, parents, wife, children, favorite things, caste & much more.

Purab Kohli Bio-data
Real NamePurab Kohli
Nick NamePurab
Known NameKD (Killer Drummer)
Birth date23 February 1979 (Friday)
Age41 years (as of 2020)
ProfessionActor, Model, VJ
HobbiesSwimming, Listening to Music, Dancing, Travelling
Debut AppearanceFilm: Bus Yuhin (2003)
TV: Hip Hip Hurray (1999)
Famous ForRole of Kedar (KD) "Killer Drummer" in film Rock On!!
Net WorthNot Known
Political InterestNot Known
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 5' 8"
In centimeter: 173 cm
In meter: 1.73 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 70 Kg
In grams: 154 LBS
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignPisces
Food Habits:Non-Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
Father NameHarsh Kohli
Mother NameNot Known
Siblings:Rima Kohli
Born PlaceAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai
The Bishop's School, Pune, Maharashtra, India
CollegeSp Jain Institute of Management & Research
Education QualificationGraduate
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/Spouse1. Yamini Namjoshi (Divorced, 2007-2010)
2. Lucy Payton (married 2018)
GirlfriendLucy Payton
ChildrenDaughter: Inaya Amelia
Son: Osian
Favorite Things & Assets
Favorite ActorSalman Khan
Favourite FoodIndian Food
Favorite PlaceIndia
Favorite Color:Black
Car CollectionNot Known
Social Media Accounts

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Purab Kohli is one of the most recognized television actors from India. He was born into the Hindu family at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He raised into the dream city Mumbai with his family. Purab completed his schooling and graduation from Maharashtra, India.

Purab was very inclined towards arts like acting since his young age and always wanted to be a part of it. He started his professional career with the tv show “Hip Hip Hurrey” on Zee TV. Subsequently, he also worked as a Video Jockey on Channel V.

Purab Kohli

Purab made his first acting debut film with Bus Yuhin in 2003. Next, he did acting in the many hit movies such as  Bas Ek Pal, Awaarapan, Turning 30, Fatso, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and many more. He received popularity with the film titled “Rock On!!”

Apart from movies and tv series, Purab Kohli also became a part of web shows like Sense 8, It’s Not That Simple, Typewriter and Out of Love. He also received fame for appearance in movies like Mission Mangal, Airlift, Manto and Colour Black.

Purab Kohli is married to Lucy Payton and has two children. He is a very popular male actor on social media and the internet. Additionally, Purab is a very passionate and workaholic person for his career in acting.

Family, Caste & Religion

Purab Kohli was born on 23rd February 1979 into the Hindu family of Allahabad, UP, India. His father’s name is Harsh Kohli and is a hotel businessman. His mother is a corporate trainer by profession. Purab has one sister named Rima Kohli. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Purab spent most of his childhood with his family and is very close to them. There is not much information about his singlings or other family members.

Childhood pic of Purab Kohli

Purab follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. Besides, he is a Hindu Khatri by caste. Currently, he lives with his family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife & Children

Actor Purab Kohli is a married person. He did first marriage to Yamini Namjoshi who is an actress and theater artist by profession. Both Purab and Yamini Namjoshi got married in 2007 and then parted their ways due to personal reasons in 2010.

Purab with Yamini Namjoshi

After then, Purab Kohli met girlfriend Lucy Payton through his sister Rima Kohli who went to John Hopkins University with Lucy. They started talking to each other and then fell in love. Both dated each other for more than ten years. Both the couple blessed with baby girl Inaya while they were in a relationship.

purab kohli marriage photo
purab kohli with wife lucy payton

Later, Purab Kohli and Lucy Payton got married in a private ceremony in 2018. His wife Lucy is a UK based professional yoga teacher by profession. After marriage, the couple is blessed with baby son Osian in 2019. Kohli’s family looks very cute together and often posts photos on social media.

Purab with son Osian
Purab with son Osian

Height in Feet & Body Status

Actor Purab Kohli is a very good looking male with approximately 5′ 8″ feet or 173 cm. His approximate weight is around 70 kg or 154 lbs. He is very healthy passionate and follows strict diet plans as well as workout. He has black hair and black eyes. There are no tattoos on his body.


Purab Kohli hails from the well-settled and modern family of Mumbai, India. He spent most of the childhood and young age with his family there. He completed his schooling from St. Stanislaus High School of Bandra, Mumbai; and The Bishops School of Pune, Maharashtra.

Next, Purab did graduation from SP Jain Management School of Mumbai. Purab was always interested in arts like acting, modeling, and speaking since childhood. At a very young age, he decided to follow his passion for arts and to pursue a career in acting.

Purab Kohli started his career as a professional actor with the tv serial titled “Hip Hip Hurray” of Zee TV. He played the role of Mazhar alongside Nilanjana Sharma, Bhumika Chawla, Pamela Mukherjee, and many others. Next, he received immense popularity as a VJ on Channel V.

Purab Kohli Hip Hip Hurrey
Actor Purab in Hip Hip Hurrey

Purab also hosted a travel show titled “Gone India” where he traveled the country with a budget trip. In 2003, Purab Kohli made his first debut film “Bus Yuhin” along with actress Nandita Das. Following that, he did acting in films like Supari (2003) and Vastu Shashtra (2004)

In 2005, Purab featured as the bright science student ‘Dhumketu’ in the serial Sharaat. The same year, he made this appearance in films such as ’13th Floor’ and ‘My Brother…Nikhil.’ He played the role of Nigel De Costa with stars Sunjay Dutt and Juhi Chawala.

Career from 2006

In 2006-07, Purab Kohli did acting in films Bas Ek Pal, Woh Lamhe, and Awarapan. In the film Aawarapan, he featured as a Munna R. Malik alongside celebrities Emraan Hashmi and Shriya Sharan. In 2008, He became a part of the musical drama film ‘Rock On!!

He received a huge admiration for the role of Kedar KD ‘Killer Drummer‘ Zaveri in that film. He starred in the film along with Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, and Prachi Desai. The film went commercial hit and Purab received Filmfare Special Jury Award for the role of KD.

Rock On Purab Kohli

In 2010, Purab Kohli hosted music talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar. Next, Purab made an appearance in movies like Yeh Mera India, Hide & Sick,  I am, Fatso, 10ml Love and many more. In 2012. Purab starred in short film Kuch Spice To Make It Meetha.

In 2014, Purab Kohli participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. Subsequently, he joined the films Gangobai, Shaadi Ke Sides Effects, and Jal. In 2015, Purab Kohli featured into the science fiction Netflix series ‘Sense 8‘. He played the role of Rajan Desi from 2015 to 2018.

Career from 2016

Actor Purab Kohli played the role of Ibrahim Durrani in the Akshay Kumar starter hit film “Airlift” in 2016. Following that, he again played the role of KD (Killer Drummer) in the film ‘Rock On 2!!‘ along with Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor, and Prachi Desai.

Next, Purab Kohli appeared on the show “P.O.W-Bandi Yuddh Ke” along with Amrita Puri and Sandhya Mridul. He also played the role of Angad Shergil in the web show ‘It’s Not That Simple’ which aired on Voot. His role as Angad Shergil received a very positive review.

Purab Kohli as Inspector Ravi Anand
Inspector Ravi Anand in Typewriter

In 2019, Purab Kohli did acting in the Netflix series ‘Typewriter‘ and Hotstar series ‘Out of Love’. He is one of the most talented and passionate actors in the Indian television Industry. He is also a part of a new movie ‘Color Black.’

Facts of Purab Kohli

Does Purab smoke?: No

Does Purab drinks alcohol?: Not Known

His major hobby includes a traveling, swimming, listening to music and photography.

Initially, Purab started his study in the science stream and then switched to commerce and finally to the arts. Moreover, he studied Economics, Psychology, and Literature.

He also joined a flying school to be a pilot but didn’t continue.

Purab is an animal and nature lover. His Instagram wall is full of beautiful photos of animals as well as natural landscapes and plants.

He quit smoking after his daughter Inaya’s birth.

Actor Bhishm Kohli aka Vishal Anand is his paternal uncle. Moreover, Dev Anand’s sister a paternal grandmother of Purab.

On 7th April 2020, Actor Purab Kohli shared a message that he and his family got positive reports for the Corona test and they are under a Quarantine period.

Actor Purab Kohli is a very popular person on social media and the internet. Moreover, he regularly updates his Instagram profile and uploads beautiful photos on it.

His official Instagram is “purab_kohli“.


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