Manish Paul (born 3 August 1981) is an Indian television host, anchor and Bollywood actor who is a host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Starting as a radio
jockey and VJ, he moved to acting on television daily soaps, before taking up stand-up comedy and hosting television reality series.
Paul started his career in Delhi, as a host, compering cultural events in schools and colleges.later he shifted to Mumbai, where his first break was
hosting Sunday Tango on Star Plus in 2002.He also remained a VJ with Zee Music, and a radio jockey with Radio City’s morning drive time show,
Kasakai Mumbai.Later he entered a channel Star One’s Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials like Radhaa Ki
Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai on Star One, Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein & Kahani
Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV, Kuchh Cook Hota Hai on 9X . However, finding it unsatisfying he quit daily soaps and was even out of work for
eight months in 2008.
Though he had appeared in cameo roles like in Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer, Tees Maar Khan (2010), Paul made his debut as a lead
role of computer geek Mickey in Mickey Virus (2013).
Subsequently, Paul started his career as television host and presenter, gained recognition after hosting, Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad,
and later also appeared in stand-up comedy series, Comedy Circus. He also hosted Dance India Dance Li’l Masters on Zee TV. He also
participated in Star Ya Rockstar, a celebrity singing show on Zee TV and is currently co-hosting celebrity dance-reality competition, Jhalak Dikhhla
Jaa (season 7) on Colors TV,with Ranvir Shorey.
In 2011, he won the Best Anchor award for Zee TV’s Dance India Dance Li’l Masters.
He has also hosted “Science of Stupid” on National Geographic. Over the year, Paul has also compered numerous television award shows.
He is married to Sanyukta Paul (m. 2007), who is a Bengali. They met each other in their school, and started dating in late1998, soon their families
knew each other, finally married in 2007.