Rajeev Paul was born and brought up in Ajmer and hails from an army family. He went to an acting school before starting his career as an actor with Mahesh Bhatt’s television soap Swabhimaan. He has also worked with directors like Deepti Naval and Late Bharat Rangachari. Playing negative roles on the small screen has been his forte and his biggest turning point came when Ekta Kapoor offered him a role in the serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. He was also one of the popular contestants in a dance reality show Nach Baliye.
Rajeev was married for 14 years to a famous Indian television actress Delnaaz Paul before they split in 2010. Rajeev is also a poetry writer and has been working on his book for long time. He recently launched his first book titled “Mumbai,Mohabbat aur Tanhai” in Pune. He is a housemate in Bigg Boss 6