Purab Kohli Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | May 30, 2024

Date of Birth

23 / February / 1979


45 Years



Purab Kohli, born on February 23, 1979, is widely recognized by his real name in the entertainment industry.

Purab Kohli Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography & More

While his nickname remains undisclosed, Kohli has carved a niche for himself as a versatile actor. He gained significant acclaim for his portrayal of Kedar ‘KD’ ‘Killer Drummer’ Zaveri in the 2008 hit film “Rock On!!”. Kohli’s career spans across various genres and platforms, showcasing his talent and dedication to his craft.

Early Life

Purab Kohli’s early life is rooted in his upbringing across different cities in India. Born on February 23, 1979, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, he spent his formative years in various locations due to his father’s profession as a hotelier. Kohli’s education took place at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, and later, at The Bishop’s School in Pune, Maharashtra. These experiences likely shaped his adaptable nature and exposed him to diverse cultures, laying the foundation for his future career in the entertainment industry.


Purab Kohli attended St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, India, and later, The Bishop’s School in Pune, Maharashtra, India, for his education.


Purab Kohli was born on February 23, 1979, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, making him 45 years old as of 2024. He belongs to the zodiac sign of Pisces and holds Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Purab Kohli stands at 173 cm (5′ 8″) tall and weighs 76 kg (168 lbs). He possesses a well-proportioned physique, with chest measuring 42 inches, waist 32 inches, and biceps 16 inches. Kohli’s striking features include black eyes and hair.

Wife and Children

Purab Kohli was previously married to Yamini Namjoshi from 2007 to 2010, and they have a daughter named Inaya. As of now, his marital status is divorced.


Purab Kohli’s father, Harsh Kohli, is a hotelier, and his mother, whose name is not disclosed, works as a corporate trainer. He has siblings, including brothers and sisters, whose names are not publicly known. Kohli follows the Hindu religion.

Purab Kohli with his wife Yamini Namjoshi

Purab Kohli with his wife Yamini Namjoshi


Purab Kohli’s career in the entertainment industry spans across various mediums, showcasing his versatility as an actor. From his early days in modeling to his breakthrough roles in television and cinema, Kohli has left a significant mark. Known for his dynamic performances, he has portrayed a diverse range of characters with finesse, earning both critical acclaim and audience appreciation. With a string of notable projects to his credit, Kohli continues to captivate audiences with his talent and dedication to his craft.

Filmography List

Year Role Title
2003 Aditya Bas Yun Hi
Chicken Supari
2004 Murli Vaastu Shastra
2007 Munna R. Malik Awarapan
2008 Kedar ‘KD’ ‘Killer Drummer’ Zaveri Rock On!!
2009 Nachiket Joshi Yeh Mera India
2010 Om Jaiswal Hide & Seek[15]
2011 Jai Saxena Turning 30
Suraj I Am
2014 Shekhar Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Bakka Jal
2015-2018 Rajan Rasal Sense8
2017 Ayan Banerjee Noor
2018 Angad Shergil It’s Not That Simple
2019 Inspector Ravi Anand Typewriter
2019-2021 Akarsh Out of Love
2019 Vivek Pillai Mission Mangal
2020 Arjun London Confidential
2021 Bubai Bob Biswas
Zen The Matrix Resurrections
2022 Amar Roy London Files
Neeraj Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach
2023 The Driver / Serial Killer Blind

Net Worth

Purab Kohli’s salary and net worth are not publicly disclosed.

Favorite Things

Favorite Hotel Kishkinda Heritage Resort, Anegundi near Virupapur Island in Hampi
Favorite Food Avocado, Banana and Almond milk smoothie
Favorite Destination Goa, London
Favorite Dance Style Tango
Favorite Books Haruki Murakami by Norwegian Wood, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Purab Kohli

  • Purab started his acting career with Zee TV’s popular serial Hip Hip Hurray in 1998.
  • He worked as a VJ in Channel V.
  • He got his breakthrough by playing the role of KD in his most popular movie Rock On!! (2008), for which he won a Filmfare Special Jury Award.
  • He is the grandnephew of Dev Anand.
  • He is also the nephew of Shekhar Kapur (Filmmaker), Vishal Anand (Actor) and Yash Kohli (Film Producer).
  • He hosted Zee TV’s music show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar in 2010.
  • In 2014, he participated in Colors channel’s dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7.
  • Apart from acting, he directed a short film Bibek (2014) and co-produced a short film Leeches.
  • In the film My Brother Nikhil, which was based on HIV AIDS, Purab not only acted in it, but also supported it financially.
  • He has featured in American Television Series Sense 8.
  • Does Purab Kohli smoke?: No (Used to smoke)
  • Does Purab Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He quit smoking after the birth of his daughter, Inaya.

Check Alos: Sukh Ghuman

Body Measurements Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32Inches, Biceps: 16 Inches
Birth Place Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Children Daughter: Inaya
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 173 CM
Height In Meter 1.73 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Harsh Kohli, Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Actor
Siblings Not Known
Spous Yamini Namjoshi (Divorced)
Weight 76 kg
Zodiac Sign Pisces


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