Television’s lover boy Vivek Dahiya who’s been a fit kid ever since his debut on television with Veera has the superstar Salman Khan to thank for.
An athlete all his life before his acting career, Vivek recalls how Salman’s songs were the driving force while he was growing up, “I grew pretty fast and one of the tallest kids in the school. I did play a lot of sports back then so I was tall but skinny. Then came Salman Khan Revolution back when we were in school. Every girl I knew was crushing over him and his body”
“To be honest, I was fascinated with the way girls & boys alike would react when he took off his shirt in Oh Oh Jane Jana. I made my mind back then that I’m going to have a body like him”
“But I was too young to start weight training back then. I was still in school. So I collected few bricks from a construction site & hid it in my room & would wait for my parents to leave & I would lift the bricks & train. It clearly wasn’t a good idea & I don’t endorse it. But as I grew up, fitness became a part of my lifestyle & wherever I am in the world, there’s never a day when I don’t work out. It gives me a different high altogether”
Vivek Dahiya is married to Divyanka Tripathi and has appeared in series of hit soaps, such as Yeh Hai Aashiqui, Ye Hai Mohabbatein and Kavach…Kaali Shaktiyon Se.