Vikas Gupta (born on 7th May 1988) is an Indian television producer, creative director, screenwriter and host known for hosting MTV Ace of Space. He came into popularity after he came as a participant in Big Boss 11 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9. He has his own productions studio by the name “Lost Boy Journey”
Vikas Gupta Biography
|Profession||Producer, screenwriter and creative head|
|Debut||Production: Gumrah: End of Innocence (2012-2016), Screenwriting: Mujhe Meri Family Se Bachao (2011)|
|Date of Birth||7th May 1988 (33 years old as of 2020)|
|Place of Birth||Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India|
|Hometown||Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Name not known|
|College||Rai University, Ahmedabad|
|Height||183cm or 1.83m or 6’|
|Weight||80kg or 176lbs|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 inches, Waist: 34 inches, Biceps: 14 inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Father||Name not known|
|Brothers||Watan Gupta and Siddharth Gupta (actor & model)|
|Cousin||Anshuman Malhotra (actor)|
|Girlfriends/Boyfriends||Parth Samthaan (Actor)|
|Net worth||US $1 million|
|Hobbies||Writing and singing|
Early Life and Background
Vikas Gupta was born and raised in Dehradun, India. He grew up with his mother Sharda Gupta, sister Komal Gupta and brothers. He has a brother named Siddharth Gupta who is an actor and model and another brother Watan Gupta. Television actor Anshuman Malhotra is his cousin. He did his initial schooling from a local school in Dehradun and then moved to Delhi for further studies. However, he wasn’t able to complete the course and moved to Rai University, Ahmedabad, India to pursue graduation. His long-time interest in the entertainment industry and writing led him to move to Mumbai to become a scriptwriter. Vikas came out I to public as bisexual in June 2020 through a post on Instagram.
Much is not known about Vikas’s relationships other than the fact that he is bisexual, which he told the people via an Instagram post. He was rumoured to be dating Priyank Sharma and Parth Samthan but the later denied such claims. Presently, Vikas is single and very much happy in his career-oriented lifestyle.
|Colour||Black and white|
|Travel Destination||New York|
Vikas started off his career as an intern in Balaji Telefilms at the age of 17. He was the creative head for Ekta Kapoor in Balaji Telefilms. He supervised shows like Mahabharat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya as the creative head. After that, he moved on to create his own production studio by the name Lost Boy Productions. Under his own banner, he created popular Television series like Gumrah: End of Innocence, Warrior High, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyaan, V the Serial, Yeh Hai Aashiqui and MTV Webbed. He has been recognized as the youngest programming head of MTV India. In 2017 He participated in Colors TV’s Big Boss 11 and became the second runner up. In 2017, he produced the Class Of 2017 on Alt Balaji. In 2018 he hosted IIFA Buzz in Thailand on Voot. In 2019, he became a participant in Colors TV Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 in Argentina.
He has created Punch Beat on ALT Balaji. In March he reunited with his co-contestants Bharti Singh, Aly Goni, Harsh Limbachiyaa and others to be a part of Khatra Khatra Khatra. In May he created an anthology series Yeh Ishq Nahi Aasaan for Dangal TV. In February 2020, he created Class of 2020 for ALT Balaji. He has also created his own reality show called MTV Ace of Space in 2018 and has successfully made 2 seasons of the show till now as a host. He is known as the Mastermind in the show.
- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi from 2005-2008 as Creative Director
- Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki from 2006-2008 as Creative Director
- Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil from 2008-2010 as Creative Director
- The Serial in 2012 as Writer and Producer
- Gumrah: End of Innocence from 2012-2016 as Writer and Producer
- Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya as Producer and Writer
- Kaisi Yeh Yaariyaan from 2014-2015 as Writer
- MTV Warrior High in 2015 as Producer
- Code Red in 2015 as Producer and Creative Director
- Talaash in 2015 as Producer
- Bad Company in 2015 as Host
- Big Boss 11 from 2017-2018 as Contestant (2nd runner up)
- IIFA Buzz in 2018 as Host
- Ace of Space in 2018 as Host
- Big Boss 12 in 2018 as Guest
- Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 in 2019 as Contestant
- Kitchen Champion in 2019 as Participant
- Khatra Khatra Khatra in 2019 as Participant
- Ace of Space 2 in 2019 as host
- Big Boss 13 in 2019 as Proxy for Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Duration completed on Day 87)
- Mujhse Shaadi Karoge in 2020 as Host for Final Episode
- Big Boss 14 as Mastermind
Web series of Lost Boy Productions
- Class of 2017
- Puncch Beat in 2019
- Class of 2020
- Lion Gold Awards for TV Personality of the Year in 2018 for Big Boss 11
On 3rd December 2013, Parth Samthaan accused Vikas Gupta of touching him inappropriately. This caused a huge social media outrage but later things cooled down as Parth was seen vacationing with the producer 20 days later and also retrieved the claims back. Ekta is a statement told that the allegations made by Parth were false and made out of anger as they have a breakup and things turned sour for them. Vikas was hurt by the outrages and called out the trolls and Parth in early 2020, as the situations were shameful and bad for his mental health.
Lesser Known Facts
- After completing his 12th he moved to Delhi for a college but the college shut down due to some unknown reasons.
- His first work in Mumbai was to write for Bhimsain Khurana, the director of Bollywood film “Gharaonda (1977)”.
- He tried at acting and started shooting for the TV serial “Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani” but quitted in 4days.
- Ekta Kapoor is his rakhi sister.
- He has his own production studio called Lost Boy Journey and has done popular shows like Gumrah, The Serial, Ye hai Aashiqui and MTV Webbed under the banner.