Barun Sobti

Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor. He started his acting career in 2009 with Star Plus's Shraddha and later appeared in a negative role in Dill Mill Gayye. He portrayed his first lead role in Sony TV's series Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (2010). In 2011, Sobti played Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.

Barun Sobti
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Barun Sobti
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 36)[1]
Delhi, India[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • screenwriter
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)Pashmeen Manchanda (m.2010)
Children1
Signature
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Sobti made his film debut with the romantic comedy Main Aur Mr. Riight (2014) and later worked on the film Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017) and Eros Now original movie Halahal (2020). He starred in the Hotstar Originals web series Tanhaiyan (2017) and ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family (2018) and recent Asur (2020). Sobti also starred in short films Dry Dreams (2015) and the Voot originals Derma (2019).

Personal lifeEdit

Sobti was born in Delhi into a Punjabi family. He attended St. Mark's School in Paschim Vihar, New Delhi and completed his graduation from University of Delhi.[2] He worked as an operations manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years before entering the entertainment industry.[2] He met his wife Pashmeen Manchanda the first time in his school and they were classmates. After a long-distance relationship, he married his childhood sweetheart in a private ceremony on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.[3][4] In 2019, the couple had a daughter.[5]

CareerEdit

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

In 2010,Barun Sobti starred in Sony TV's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. He rose to prominence with his portrayal as the carefree, rich spoilt brat Shravan Jaiswal.

In 2011, Barun Sobti starred in Star Plus's Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? as Arnav Singh Raizada 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. In 2017, the channel bought a third season of the series with Sobti playing Advay Singh Raizada, an anti hero.

Sobti made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the film Main Aur Mr. Riight,[6] a romantic comedy opposite Shenaz Treasury.[7]

Sobti's second movie was the slice of life Tu Hai Mera Sunday, directed by Milind Dhaimade which premiered at the British Film Institute London Film Festival, then in India at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival and screened at other prestigious film festivals. The movie had its theatrical release in October 2017.

In 2015, he acted in Dry Dreams, a short film about water conservation.[8] The short film was Sobti's debut into the digital platform, after which he starred in Hotstar original romantic webseries Tanhaiyan which was well received.[9] He later on starred in ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family alongside Kay Kay Menon.[10]

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.

Sobti recently played Nikhil Nair in the Voot Select original series Asur and Inspector Yusuf Qureshi in Eros Now original movie Halahal both garnering positive responses from critics and viewers.

MediaEdit

Sobti was voted as the 3rd Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye following Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor.[11]

He was also ranked 2nd in the Gazette Review list of Most Handsome Men in the World in 2017-2018 as runner up to Chris Evans.[12]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Show 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

WebEdit

Key
Denotes web series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Platform Format
2015 Dry Dreams Unnamed YouTube Short film
2017 Tanhaiyan Haider Ali Khan Disney+Hotstar Web Series
2018 The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Samar Ranaut ALT Balaji Web Series
2019 Derma Anthony Voot Select Short film
2020 Asur Nikhil Nair Voot Select Web Series
2020 Halahal Inspector Yusuf Qureshi Eros Now Web Movie

FilmsEdit

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Main Aur Mr. Riight Sukhi Singh / Vridhaan Dalmia Debut [13]
2017 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Arjun Anand World premiere at BFI, London [14]
2019 22 Yards Ron Sen World premiere at the BASAFF, California
2015 Satra Ko Shaadi Hai   Naresh Sinhal Yet to release [15]

Special appearancesEdit

  • 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.[16]
  • 2012 - Star Diwali Har Chehre Pe Muskaan - Host
  • 2016 - Sevadi Sevmaydi - Special appearance in an Uzbek film
  • 2017 - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein - To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.[17]
  • 2017 - Ishqbaaaz - To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
  • 2017 - Indonesian Short Film Calon istri ku putri dari India
  • 2019 - Juzzbaat Celebrity Chat Show with Zain Imam

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2011 Star Guild Awards Best Actor Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Nominated [18]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite Actor (Drama) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won [19]
Favorite Onscreen Jodi

(With Sanaya Irani

Won [19]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Won [20]
Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Won [21]
Best Television Personality of the Year Nominated [21]
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Nominated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Manish Paul, other TV-Bollywood actors who are not single!". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "10 things you didn't know about Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda's love story". daily.bhaskar.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ "I have reservations about doing intimate scenes: Barun Sobti". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Barun Sobti and wife Pashmeen blessed with a baby girl after eight years of marriage". India Today. 5 July 2019. Archived from the original on 6 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Main Aur Mr Riight (2014)". Times Of India. 13 December 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  9. ^ A, Nagarathna (17 January 2017). "15 Best Scenes Of Barun Sobti & Surbhi Jyoti's Tanhaiyan That We Loved The Most!". FilmiBeat. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. ^ "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family". Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Top 10 Most Handsome Men In the World - 2018 Update". The Gazette Review. Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. ^ "'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The AsMarch 2016. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  16. ^ "India Ne Bana Di Jodi dazzles tonight". dailybhaskar. 2 January 2011. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  17. ^ "When Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon's Barun Sobti met Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel". Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  18. ^ "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  19. ^ a b "2012 And the winners are..." People's Choice Awards India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  20. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  21. ^ a b "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2014.

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