The turning in the career of Nikhil Arya came with the serial Kesar. This hard working actor started making his career just at the age of 17. He started his own music shop in partnership with a friend. They named it Juke Box and it was doing business very well. They almost made 25,000 in the first month. But soon it got closed down after his friend left for Canada. Soon after the acting bug bit him and he found himself acting in a lot of commercials including, Raymonds, Ponds, Airtel, BPL. He is mostly known for his dress to kill image.
Nikhil Arya gained name and fame in the afternoon serial Kesar. In this serial he is the only son of Manmeet and Pam and is not interested in long-term relations. But Kesar's simple way and innocence attracts him and he finds himself falling head over heels in love with her. In another popular Rabba Ishq Na Hoye he again plays the sacrificing man who sacrifices his love for the happiness of his brother. Recently he appears in a K-series soap Kasturi. Here he plays the husband of Alaana. He knows that his wife is besotted to him so he conviniently parks himself in the place of his in-laws. He is a very demanding boss and dominates the main protagonist of the serial Kasturi to an extreme extent. He also has an extra marital affair with his employee Puja.
He has also appeared as Nandini's husband Arya in the most popular K-series soap Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhio Bahu Thi. He was quite excited about this role because his portrayal is quite significant and it is from here that the Karan-Nandini relation in the soap took a major turn. He is pretty comfortable with all the characters that he portrays as it gives him a high to enact different roles in front of the camera. He enjoys the appreciation part even more. At present he does not have any time to appear in the commercials though he would love to. Since his career graph is moving up at a steady rate he does not seem to have any complaints even.
He even aspires to appear in films but he is waiting for better offers. In his personal life also he is a very contended person and has moved into his dream house, which he has brought in Mumbai. He is extremely proud of it and his parents are very much delighted by his achievements. He is also not seeing anyone at present but plans to get married shortly.