Kartik Aaryan Tiwari is an Indian Hindi film actor who was born on November 22, 1990, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
His father, Dr Manish Tiwari, is a gynaecologist, and his mother, Dr Mala Tiwari, is a paediatrician. He graduated from the D. Y. Patil College of Engineering in Navi Mumbai with a degree in biotechnology engineering. While pursuing a biotechnology engineering degree, he dabbled in modelling and sought to get into the film industry.
He earned a part in Pyaar Ka Punchnama, a friendship film directed by Luv Ranjan and co-starring Nushrat Bharucha about the love difficulties of three young males, after a three-year fight.
Despite a brief setback, Aaryan collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha on two additional friendship films, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), both of which were commercially successful but drew criticism for their sexist elements.
Aaryan's breakout role was in the romantic comedies Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh in 2019, and he followed it up with parts in the romantic comedies Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh in 2020.
Because he had little financial means at the time, he shared an apartment with 12 other young actors and cooked for them. In Pyaar Ka Punchnama, his character's four-minute speech was one of the longest single sequences ever shot for a Hindi film at the time. When reviewing it for Rediff.com, Shaikh Ayaz considered Aaryan's "bursting soliloquy on why women are the way they are and can never be understood [to be] riotously amusing."
In 2021, Aaryan will act in Ram Madhvani's Netflix thriller Dhamaka, which is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, with Kiara Advani and Tabu, as well as Anees Bazmee's horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Ekta Kapoor will produce Rohit Dhawan's official translation of the 2020 Telugu smash Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, renamed Shehzada, and Shashanka Ghosh's love thriller Freddy. Aaryan has agreed to feature in Om Raut's yet-untitled 3D action film set in Hong Kong, and will therefore work for the first time under producer Sajid Nadiadwala, in Marathi filmmaker Sameer Vidhwan's epic musical love drama Satyanarayan Ki Katha.