Manish Paul (born 03 August 1981) is an Indian television host, anchor and actor. Starting as a radio jockey and VJ, he moved to acting before taking up stand-up comedy and hosting. Paul was born and brought up in Malviya Nagar , Delhi to a Punjabi family originally from Sialkot to Delhi, involved in the financial business. He did his schooling from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. After his schooling, he did his B.A. in Tourism from College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi. He then lived with his grandmother in Chembur, Mumbai. He is married to Sanyukta Paul (m. 2007), who is a Bengali. They met each other in their school and started dating in late 1998. Soon, their families got to know each other and they finally got married in 2007. 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 channel Star One's Ghost Bana Dost to play the role of a ghost. Paul has acted in many serials such as Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil on ZeeNext, Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai on Star One, Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein, and Kahani Shuru with Love Guru on Zee TV and 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 such as in the Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Tees Maar Khan (2010), Paul made his debut in the lead role of the computer geek Mickey in Mickey Virus (2013) which received a lot of appreciation. Subsequently, Paul started his career as a television host and presenter, and gained recognition after hosting Saa Ree Gaa Maa Paa Chhote Ustaad, and later also appeared in the 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 co-hosted the celebrity dance-reality competition Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 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. Paul has also hosted Science of Stupid on National Geographic. Over the years, Paul has hosted numerous award shows. In 2019, he hosted Sony TV's Indian Idol 10. Next, he hosted Star Plus's Nach Baliye 9.

Manish Paul Controversies:
Affairs: Manish Paul never involved in affairs controversy till yet. He only dated Sanyukta Paul and married her!
Nach Baliye 9 Controversy: Judge Ahmed Khan did not have a fight with Manish Paul but was upset when he saw him chatting with the show's director and saying that he cannot shoot, his eyes hurt and he cannot read his lines. Infuriated that while everyone else waited to complete shooting for the eliminations, Manish Paul was claiming to be more tired than others, Ahmed stormed out from the sets. [Source]
Raveena Tandon and Manish fight: During the shoot of Nach Baliye 9, Judge Raveena Tandon and host Manish Paul indulge in a fight that forced the team to stop the shooting for more than an hour.. [Source]
Shahid Kapoor Vs Manish: Shahid got angry with Manish for sharing a picture of Shahid and his wife on social media. After this, there was so much news that came like Manish and Shahid not talking, Shahid trying to replace Manish from the host, etc. [Source] There was also big controversy came that Shahid is angry on Manish for doing jokes on his personal life. But Shahid remarked this news has rumors! [Source]
Liplock: During the promotion of "Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive" movie, Manish Paul and Sikander Kher caught kissing each other. This was done when someone asked them they are comfortable doing homosexual movies together. [Source]
Salman and Manish: In one interview Salman, Katrina, and Manish others were present together. On the stage, there was some fun talk happens between Salman and Manish. This was shown as the war by media between Salman and Manish. [Source] [Source]