Akash Thosar

Akash Thosar (born 24 February 1994) is an Indian former wrestler, film actor who appears in Bollywood, Marathi cinema and best known for his role as Parshya in Marathi film Sairat.

Akash Thosar
Born (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 26)
OccupationActor
Years active2016-present
Home townJeur

CareerEdit

Thosar was born and raised in a small village Jeur in Karmala in Solapur district, Maharashtra. A former wrestler,[1] Thosar was spotted at a railway station in Solapur by Bharat Manjule, Sairat director Nagraj Manjule's brother, inviting Akash to audition for the lead role.[2] Thosar later starred in the lead role in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi movie FU: Friendship Unlimited in 2017.[3]

In the latest 2018 Netflix original “Lust Stories”, an anthology film, Thosar paired opposite Radhika Apte in the first story directed by Anurag Kashyap.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes Language
2016 Sairat Parshya Debut film Marathi
2017 FU: Friendship Unlimited Sahil Mahajan T-Series Marathi
2018 Lust Stories Tejas Anurag Kashyap's segment Hindi
2020 Jhund Aatpat Production Hindi

AwardsEdit

Akash Thosar won the best debut award (male) at the 3rd Jio Filmfare Awards Marathi 2017 for his performance in Sairat.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Why Sairat's Akash Thosar is the poster boy for Gen Z on the countryside". ETBrandEquity.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ "Sairat actor Akash Thosar never thought about acting, aimed to be a police officer or join the army". Hindustan Times. 2018-06-30. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  3. ^ "Sairat actor Akash Thosar to make his Hindi debut with Radhika Apte". 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ "Jio Filmfare Awards Marathi 2017: Complete winners' list - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "Filmfare Awards Marathi 2017 Winners - List of Marathi Filmfare Award Winners | Filmfare.com". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.

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