Kartik Aaryan Tiwari is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. While pursuing an engineering degree in biotechnology, he dabbled in modeling and made attempts to start a career in film. After struggling for three years, he made his acting debut in 2011 with Pyaar Ka Punchnama, a buddy film about the romantic tribulations faced by three young men, which was directed by Luv Ranjan and co-starred Nushrat Bharucha. Following a brief setback, Aaryan subsequently collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha in two more buddy films, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), both of which were commercially successful but received criticism for their misogynistic themes. The latter proved to be a breakthrough for Aaryan, and he followed it by starring in the 2019 romantic comedies Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh. In addition to his acting career, Aaryan endorses several brands and products and has co-hosted two award ceremonies. He appeared in Forbes India's Forbes Celebrity 100 list of 2019.