Vivan Bhatena is an Indian TV & film actor, model, and TV host.He was born and brought up in Mumbai. Vivan Bhatenas childhood picture with his father.In an interview, he talked about developing an interest in acting. He said, I used to get bullied in school, and films became my escape. Television was where I did most of my social learning and understanding of dynamics and how to behave with people. In school, I barely had any interaction with other students. Nobody would talk to me. I grew up as a movie buff. I studied cinema. I love every aspect of it. I think that is what really makes you a part of this industry, otherwise you just really cannot exist in this field without a passion for it..While he was in college, he started working as a model and appeared as a model in the print advertisement for Levis Jeans. He then appeared in various print advertisements and TV commercials.Vivan was then roped in as a model in many Hindi music videos like Maine Payal Hai Chhankai (1999) by Falguni Pathak. In an interview, while talking about working in the music video, he said, I attended an inter-collegiate event where Levis Jeans was looking for models. I got selected by them. During that time, the casting director of a video (that directors Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru were doing for Falguni Pathak) asked me if I interested, I agreed even though I didnt even know what the video was about. It became a massive hit. I got Rs 4,000 for a video that was more than enough..After appearing in a few Hindi music videos, he participated in the Grasim Mr India contest and won the title.He then thought of doing something different from modelling and joined a theatre group. During an interview, he talked about it. He said, I was modelling for about three-five years and had got bored of it. It was getting a little stale for me, moving up and down on ramps, changing clothes, were not inspiring me. It wasnt really stable enough for me; I wanted to do something which moved me more. Hence, I started doing theatre, and understanding acting and seeing what I could do on stage really made a lot of difference..Vivan was then spotted in a music video by the team of Balaji Telefilms. They offered Vivan a TV serial, but the TV serial got shelved. In 2001, he was called for another Balaji TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He then acted in a few other Hindi TV serials such as Vaidehi (2006), Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008), Pyaar Ka Bandhan (2009), and Sanskaar Laxmi (2011).He then decided to quit acting in Hindi daily soaps. In an interview, while talking about it, he said, I was reaching almost the top of the ladder and the only name ahead of me was Ronit Roy. I quit and rejected a few offers as it was not taking me anywhere. And at that point in time, there was a sudden shift happening where a lot of people who had worked on television shifted to films and left us with the rejects of small-town actors who were very disrespectful and didnt speak very well. I just kind of felt that this is not a place for me anymore. I also lost a lot of work in television. There were many fights that Ive gone into for getting the right screen space on television; there were people who were badmouthing me. I couldnt get work, and eventually, lost a lot of work. But I made sure that it didnt dampen me. I moved on to films, but yes, I had a very tough time because nobody was willing to give me a part in anything. And for five years, I had to sit at home and do nothing, It was very, very difficult..Vivan then joined the MTV channel as a VJ.