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Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor.

Barun Sobti
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 34)[1]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active2009- 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).

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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.[2] He worked as an operations manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years before entering the entertainment industry.[2] He married Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.[3][4]

CareerEdit

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 2010, Sobti starred in Sony TV's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai opposite Ankita Mayank Sharma. 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 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.

Sobti made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the film Main Aur Mr. Riight,[5] a romantic comedy opposite Shenaz Treasury. [6]

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.[7] 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.[8] He later on starred in ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family opposite actors Kay Kay Menon and Swaroop Sampat.[9]

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).

MediaEdit

Sobti was voted as the 3rd Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye following Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor.[10]

He was ranked 2nd in the Gazette Review list of Most Handsome Men in the World in 2017-2018 as runner up to Chris Evans.[11]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Channel Notes
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

WebEdit

Year Name Role Platform Notes
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 Derma Anthony Voot Short Film
2019 Asura Nikhil Nair Voot Series
2019 Halahal 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 Debut [12]
2017 Calon Istriku Putri Dari India Ajay Indonesian Short Film
Tu Hai Mera Sunday Arjun Anand World Premiere at BFI, London [13]
2019 l'22 Yards Ron Sen World Premiere at the BASAFF, California
N/A Satra Ko Shaadi Hai   Naresh Sinhal Post-Production [14]

TheatreEdit

Sobti featured in a comedy stage play titled Do Fool Chaar Maali in Dubai in 2013. He was the narrator along with Mrunal Thakur.

Special appearancesEdit

Other workEdit

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

Year Award Category Show Result Ref.
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 On-screen Jodi 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Barun Sobti Turns 30: 5 Fun Facts About The Birthday Boy". Indiatimes. 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Manish Paul, other TV-Bollywood actors who are not single!". Hindustan Times.
  3. ^ "10 things you didn't know about Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda's love story". daily.bhaskar.com.
  4. ^ "I have reservations about doing intimate scenes: Barun Sobti". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Main Aur Mr Riight (2014)". Times Of India. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Top 10 Most Handsome Men In the World - 2018 Update". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  13. ^ "'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The AsMarch 2016.
  15. ^ "India Ne Bana Di Jodi dazzles tonight". dailybhaskar. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  16. ^ Second season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – Daily Bhaskar
  17. ^ "When Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon's Barun Sobti met Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel". Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  18. ^ "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. 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".

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