Namish Taneja rose to fame as Lakshya in ‘Swaragini’ is all set to be back on TV as hero in ‘Ikyawann’. The actor will be seen as the male lead in this Star Plus’ next.
Namish’s real-life love story is much more romantic than the daily soaps he has acted in. The actor was in a relationship since six years but managed to keep it a secret. During this period, he was linked to ‘Swaragini’ co-star Tejasswi Prakash and Kanchi Singh as well, but even that did not make Namish blurt out the truth.
Namish took his social networking profile and shared a few pictures with his lady love with a caption, “Before I met you, I never knew what it was like to smile for no reason❤ #SoulMate #TrueLove #LoveAtFirstSight”
The actor, last seen in ‘Swaragini’, has finally opened up about matters of the heart. He has been dating Aanchal Sharma, who is currently studying to be a company secretary, for the past six years. The girl hails from Mumbai while Namish is a Delhi boy. The tale of their romance is quite interesting as well.
Namish tells TOI, “I had gone to a restaurant where I saw Aanchal and instantly fell in love with her. It might sound filmy, but when I saw her leaving the restaurant, I went up to her and asked her if she’s on any social networking site. She got baffled and said no. I then requested her to share her number with me. Though she tried to give me a wrong number, she is so innocent that she ended up giving the right one. A few days later, I started sending messages to her and after a lot of struggle, I managed to convince her for a meeting. We gradually became friends and a year later, I told her that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. Fortunately, she accepted my proposal.”
It’s Aanchal’s innocence that attracted Namish the most. “Initially, it was just an infatuation, but then I fell in love with her childlike innocence and simplicity,” he says.
Ask him about the reason for hiding the relationship for so long and he says, “Aanchal is not from the entertainment industry and was pursuing graduation. I didn’t want to create unnecessary trouble for her by making our relationship public — it might hamper her studies. I am a protective boyfriend and I don’t want to make her personal life hell just because she is dating an actor.”
You faced the wrath of fans because you were hiding your relationship? “Not only me, my family and my manager Himaanshu Shuklaa received a lot of hate messages on social networking sites. My fans love me unconditionally, that’s why they were expecting me to tell them each and everything. But I was helpless, I had to lie so that Aanchal can complete her graduation peacefully without any distraction because of me.”
Despite being head over heels in love, the duo haven’t thought of settling down anytime soon. “Marriage is not on the cards. We want to settle professionally first and then plan other things,” Namish said while signing off.
On the work front, Namish will be next seen in Suzana Ghai’s family drama ‘Ikyavann’ . The show ‘Ikyavann’, set in Ahmedabad, tells the tale of a tall girl who is the 51st (Ikyavann) child in the family. According to Hindu norms, she is considered lucky! Namish Tanuja will be seen alongside ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ actress Prachi Tehlan in the show.