Barun Sobti[1] is an Indian actor who is known for working in Hindi television, movies and web series. He rose to fame for his role as Arnav Singh Raizada in Star Plus's romantic drama series Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. He is also known, and has won various awards for his performance as Nikhil Nair in the popular series Asur, including Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Asian Television Awards. He also won an award for Best Supporting Actor (Male): Drama at the 2023 Filmfare OTT Awards for his role as Amarpal Garundi in the critically-acclaimed Kohrra on Netflix.

Barun Sobti
Barun Sobti in 2023
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 39)
Delhi, India
Occupation(s)Actor, writer
Pashmeen Manchanda
(m. 2010)

He worked on various critically acclaimed projects, including Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017), Halahal (2020), Asur (2020–2023) and Kohrra (2023).

He also starred in the Disney+ Hotstar series Tanhaiyan (2017), ALT Balaji series The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family (2018) and Amazon Mini TV's Badtameez Dil (2023). He narrated the audiobook The Last Boy to Fall in Love by Durjoy Datta for Audible.[2]

Sobti began his acting career in 2009 with the Star Plus show Shraddha and later appeared in a role in Dill Mill Gayye on Star One. He then worked in Sony Entertainment Television's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (2010). In 2011, Sobti rose to fame by playing Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon.[3] He debuted his film with the romantic comedy Main Aur Mr Riight (2014).

Early life and career edit

Sobti was born and brought up in Delhi, India. He attended school at St. Mark's School in New Delhi. Before entering the entertainment industry, he worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years.

Career edit

Sobti made his acting debut in 2009 as Swayam Khurana in Star Plus's Shraddha. He later did a cameo role in the medical show Dill Mill Gayye as Dr Raj, a medical intern with drug addiction.

In 2010, Sobti starred as Shravan Jaiswal in Sony TV's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.

Sobti rose to prominence in 2011 as Arnav Singh Raizada, a business tycoon in Star Plus's Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. In 2017, he portrayed Advay Singh Raizada, aka Dev Kashyap, in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3, the third installment in the Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doom series.

Sobti made his film debut in 2014 with the Romantic comedy Main Aur Mr Riight. Sobti's second feature film was Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017), directed by Milind Dhaimade, which premiered at festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. In 2019, he starred in the thriller-drama short film Derma.[2][3] It premiered on Voot. The same year, he appeared in a Sports drama film, 22 Yards.

Sobti started appearing digitally on Tanhaiyan in 2017. He later starred in ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family in 2018 as Samar Ranaut alongside Kay Kay Menon.[citation needed]

In 2020, he appeared in Voot's original mystery crime thriller show Asur as Nikhil Nair. Later that year, he appeared in the MX Player show The Missing Stone. He then played the role of Inspector Yusuf Qureshi in Eros Now original movie Halahal (2020). It was written, produced by Zeishan Quadri and directed by Randeep Jha.[citation needed]

He also played a cameo role in Srijit Mukherji's Zee 5 web series Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke. In 2023, he returned as Nikhil Nair for the second season of Asur. He also starred in the Amazon Mini TV series Badtameez Dil. Later he starred in Netflix's critically acclaimed series Kohrra. His performance as Garundi was well appreciated by the critics, film fraternity and the public.[citation needed]

Personal life edit

Barun Sobti married his high school sweetheart, Pashmeen Manchanda, on 12 December 2010, in a private ceremony in a Gurudwara. In June 2019, the couple welcomed their daughter, Sifat. In April 2023, the couple again became parents and welcomed their baby boy, Meer.[2]

Filmography edit

Web releases edit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2017 Tanhaiyan Haider Ali Khan Disney+ Hotstar
2018 The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Samar Ranaut Alt Balaji
2019 Derma Anthony Voot Select Short film
2020 Asur Nikhil Nair Jio Cinema
2020 Halahal Inspector Yusuf Qureshi Eros Now
The Missing Stone Sahir MX Player
2021 The Last Boy To Fall In Love Amartya
200 Halla Ho Umesh Joshi Zee5
2022 When a Man Loves a Woman Peter Youtube Short film
2023 Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke Sameer Zee5 Special Appearance
Badtameez Dil Karan Singh Rathod Amazon Mini TV
Asur 2 Nikhil Nair Jio Cinema
Kohrra Amarpal Garundi Netflix
2024 Rakshak India's Brave (Chapter 2) Naib Subedar Sombir Singh Amazon Mini TV
Donali TBA
Bawandar TBA
Raat Jawan Hai TBA Sony Liv

Films edit

Year Title Role
2014 Main Aur Mr. Riight Sukhwinder "Sukhi" Singh / Hridaan Dalmiya
2016 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Arjun Anand
2019 22 Yards Ronajith "Ron" Sen

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Shraddha Swayam Khurana
2010 Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Raj Singh Cameo
2010–2011 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Shravan Jaiswal
2011–2012 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Arnav Singh Raizada
2017 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Advay Singh Raizada/Dev Kashyap

Music videos edit

Year Title Singer(s)
2021 Taqleefein Amit Mishra, Ritika Raj Singh
Tera Mera Papon

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Star Guild Awards Best Actor Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Nominated [3]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite Actor (Drama) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won [4]
Favorite Onscreen Couple Won[a]
ITA Awards Best Actor - Popular Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Won[a] [6]
Best Television Personality of the Year Nominated
Gold Awards Best Couple Won[a] [7]
Star Parivaar Awards Favourite New Member (Male) Won [8]
Favourite Stylish Member (Male) Won[a]
Favourite Couple Won[a]
2017 ITA Awards Best Actor - Popular Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Nominated [9]
2020 Asian Television Awards Best Supporting Actor Asur Won [10]
2023 2023 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Supporting Actor, Series (Male): Drama Kohrra Won
2023 ITA Awards Best Actor Popular - OTT Kohrra Won
  1. ^ a b c d e Shared with Sanaya Irani
  2. ^ Tied with Samir Soni

References edit

  1. ^ "Winners Of The Filmfare OTT Awards 2023: Full List Out". Retrieved 28 November 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Exclusive: Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda become parents for the second time; blessed with a baby boy". The Times of India. 26 April 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 12 September 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "6th Apsara Awards-". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 And the winners are..." People's Choice Awards India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  5. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Gold Awards 2012". IMDb. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Star Parivaar Awards 2012". India Forums.
  9. ^ Kriti Sonali (7 November 2017). "ITA Awards 2017 winners list: Jennifer Winget, Vivian Dsena and Nakuul Mehta take home the trophies". Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Asian Television Awards 2021, NOMINEES". Asian Tv Awards.

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