India, Nov. 22 -- Kartik Aaryan has come a long way from juggling engineering with working on his small budget but successful films such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama to delivering a Rs 100 crore film, riding solely on his shoulders. Kartik turns 30 this year and has much to celebrate as he also completes 10 years in films. And looking at his platter loaded with some big banner projects, there is only more name and fame in sight for this Gwalior boy from a non-film family.

It didn't come easy for Kartik who worked hard to fulfil his dream of becoming an actor. Coming from a family of doctors, Kartik enrolled himself in an engineering course at a Navi Mumbai college. "I'd crop my face out of group photos to send to agents! All the while I'd skip ...