Aarav/Arav, the winner of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 1 hosted by Kamal Haasan is an Indian model who has acted in more than 100 television commercials.
Aarav made his acting debut with the 2016 film Saithan and the following year, he appeared as a contestant on the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil and emerged the winner.
Aarav was born on October 31, 1988, in Nagarkovil to a Tamil Muslim family and his real name is Nafeez Kizar. His father was a Professor at Trichy Government Law College.
Aarav moved to Trichy when he was a child and completed his schooling after which he moved to Chennai for his under graduation.
He studied BE in Mechanical Engineering at Hindustan College, Chennai.
Celebrity photographer VS Anandhakrishna spotted Aarav and gave him the launchpad to make it big in the world of modelling and it is then he changed his name from Nafeez to Aarav after Vijay Television misspelt his name in Bigg Boss show as Aarar.
His height is 5 feet 9 inches and he weighs 75 kg.
Aarav’s initial days in the Bigg Boss house were not so happening because he was a newcomer in a house full of celebrities. It was his proximity with Oviya that made the audience take notice of him.
Aarav was not politically correct on the show and due to his ability to accept his faults and telling the truth after any conflict endeared him to the viewers.
He had his bittersweet moments in the house, especially with Oviya, Gayathri, and Snehan. This only helped to raise his popularity.
The viewers appreciated his competitive skills necessary to survive in the house. Aarav won the audience with his never-say-die attitude and his ability to adapt in the competitive household.
Aarav received a cash prize of Rs fifty lakh from Bigg Boss and Vijay Television along with the winning trophy.
As of the latest reports, Aarav is very much single.