Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor.
|Born||21 August 1984|
|Years active||2009- Present|
|Spouse(s)||Pashmeen Manchanda (m.2010)|
Sobti started his acting career in 2009 with Star Plus's series Shraddha and later appeared in a negative cameo role in Dill Mill Gayye. He portrayed his major lead role in Sony Entertainment Television's series Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (2010), In 2011 Sobti became a household name with his portrayal of Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? In 2017 the channel brought back a third season with Sobti playing the role of Advay Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
Sobti debuted in Bollywood with the romantic comedy Main Aur Mr. Riight (2014) and later worked in critically acclaimed Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017). He also starred in the Hotstar Originals webseries Tanhaiyan (2017), and ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family (2018). Sobti also did short films Dry Dreams (2015) and Voot originals Derma (2019).
Friends in industryEdit
Barun Sobti is friends with many people in industry.His friend Karan Wahi was the one who urged him to be in acting career.Sobti is friend with Sanaya Irani,Gautam Hedge,Ridhi Dogra,Akshay Dogra,Daljit Kaur,Mohit Shegal and many more.They call their group of friends as Pack of wolves and is always seen together supporting each other and celebrates every occasion together.
Early life and familyEdit
Barun Sobti was born in Delhi into a Punjabi family. He has an elder sister named Richa Arora (née Sobti). He attended St. Mark's School in Paschim Vihar, New Delhi and completed his graduation from University of Delhi. He worked as an operations manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years before entering the entertainment industry. He married Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.
Sobti made his acting debut in 2009 as Swayam Khurana in Star Plus's Shraddha opposite Neha Janpandit. He later on appeared in a negative cameo role in the series Dill Mill Gayye as Dr. Raj, a medical intern with drug addiction.
In 2011, Barun Sobti starred in Star Plus's Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? as Arnav Singh Raizada opposite his best friend of real life Sanaya Irani. His portrayal as an arrogant business tycoon earned him recognition in India and worldwide. The series has been dubbed into different languages and has aired in over 50 countries since 2012. Sobti also was the part of third installment of the series as an anti-hero.
His second movie was the slice of life Tu Hai Mera Sunday, directed by Milind Dhaimade, premiered at the British Film Institute London Film Festival, then in India at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The movie was critically acclaimed and won several accolades.
In 2015, he also starred in Dry Dreams, a short film about water conservation. The short film was Sobti's debut into the digital platform, after which he starred in Hotstar's romantic webseries Tanhaiyan opposite Surbhi Jyoti which was well received. He later on starred in ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family opposite actors Kay Kay Menon and Swaroop Sampat.
In 2018, Sobti's third film 22 Yards premiered at the inaugural Bay Area South Asian Film Festival in California . He won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the film, which released in India on 15 March 2019. He also played an edgy role in Voot originals Derma (2019).
|2009–2010||Shraddha||Swayam Khurana||Star Plus||Lead|
|2010||Dill Mill Gayye||Dr. Raj Singh||Star One||Cameo|
|2010–2011||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Shravan Jaiswal||Sony TV||Lead|
|2011–2012||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?||Arnav Singh Raizada||Star Plus||Lead|
|2015||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Jashan||Arnav Singh Raizada||Lead|
|2017||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3||Arnav Singh Raizada||Star Plus||Lead|
|2015||Dry Dreams||YouTube||Short Film|
|2017||Tanhaiyan||Haider Ali Khan||Hotstar||Series|
|2018||The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family||Samar Ranaut||ALT Balaji||Series|
|2019||Halahal||Yusuf Qureshi||Eros Now||Web movie|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Main Aur Mr. Riight||Sukhi Singh||Debut|||
|2017||Calon Istriku Putri Dari India||Ajay||Indonesian Short Film|
|Tu Hai Mera Sunday||Arjun Anand||World Premiere at BFI, London|||
|2019||l'22 Yards||Ron Sen||World Premiere at the BASAFF, California|
|N/A||Satra Ko Shaadi Hai||Naresh Sinhal||Post-Production|||
Sobti featured in a comedy stage play titled Do Fool Chaar Maali in Dubai in 2013. He was the narrator along with Mrunal Thakur.
- 2010: Boogie Woogie- Dance Performance with Ankita Sharma to promote Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
- 2010: Indian Idol- Guest Appearance with Ankita Sharma to promote Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
- 2011: India Ne Bana Di Jodi- Dance Performance with Ankita Sharma.
- 2012: Star Parivaar Awards- Host.
- 2012: Star Diwali Har Chehre Pe Muskaan- Host.
- 2012: Star Parivaar Live, UK- Host and Dance Performance.
- 2013: Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir as Arnav (to introduce Shlok)
- 2016: Sevadi Sevmaydi- Special Appearance in an Uzbek film.
- 2017: Star Parivaar Awards- Dance Performance and Unveiling of Advay Singh Raizada from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
- 2017: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein- To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
- 2017: Ishqbaaaz - To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
- 2018: Juzzbaatt- Guest with Zain Imam.
Advertisements and endorsementsEdit
Prior to entering the Indian television industry, Sobti appeared in a Reliance BIG TV advertisement and three Ford Figo advertisements in Dulux Paints, raza.com advertisements.
In 2013, he was also appointed as the brand ambassador for Scavin eyewear.
In 2015, Sobti became the brand ambassador for an eyewear company, Scavin, and featured in their promotional video called "Dawn".
In 2017, he featured in four promotional videos for Tinder, the official sponsor of his webseries Tanhaiyan. Soon after, Sobti featured in an Asian Paints advertisement.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Star Guild Awards||Best Actor||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Nominated|||
|2012||People's Choice Awards India||Favorite Actor (Drama)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?||Won|||
|Favorite On-screen Jodi||Won|||
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Popular||Won|||
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Onscreen Couple||Won|||
|Best Television Personality of the Year||Nominated|||
|2017||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Popular||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3||Nominated|
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- "Manish Paul, other TV-Bollywood actors who are not single!". Hindustan Times.
- "10 things you didn't know about Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda's love story". daily.bhaskar.com.
- "I have reservations about doing intimate scenes: Barun Sobti". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Main Aur Mr Riight (2014)". Times Of India. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- A, Nagarathna (17 January 2017). "15 Best Scenes Of Barun Sobti & Surbhi Jyoti's Tanhaiyan That We Loved The Most!". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Top 10 Most Handsome Men In the World - 2018 Update". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
- "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- "'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The AsMarch 2016.
- "India Ne Bana Di Jodi dazzles tonight". dailybhaskar. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- Second season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – Daily Bhaskar
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- "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "2012 And the winners are..." People's Choice Awards India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
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