Pavail Gulati

Pavail Gulati is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi films and web shows. Pavail Gulati is best known for his portrayal in films Thappad (2020) and Dobaaraa (2022). He is also known for his role in the television-series Yudh (2014) and Haq Se (2018).[1][2]

Pavail Gulati
Pavail Gulati as clicked by SouBoyy, Sourendra Kumar Das at Lalit Calcutta.jpg
Gulati in 2022
Years active2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Gulati was born and brought up in New Delhi. He went to school at Blue Bells while attending summer workshops at the National School Of Drama and also learnt dance with Shiamak Davar.[3] He joined Whistling Woods as one of the first students at the faculty.


Pavail started his career as an assistant casting director in My Name Is Khan[4] and made his acting debut with the film Hide & Seek in 2010.[5] He then made his TV debut with Yudh in 2014 portraying Amitabh Bachchan's son.[6] He then appeared in the short film Queen of Hearts in 2016.[7]

In 2017, he made his web debut with Pyaar on the Rocks and also appeared in the film Ittefaq opposite Sonakshi Sinha.[8] He then appeared in Imtiaz Ali's short film The Other Way[9] opposite Shreya Chaudhary and in the web series Haq Se opposite Parul Gulati in 2018.[10]

Gulati portrayed a journalist in Kalank[11] and appeared in an episode of Made in Heaven, both in 2019.[12] In 2020, he appeared in Anurag Kashyap's Segment[13] in Ghost Stories and portrayed an Army Officer in the web series Avrodh: The Siege Within.[14]

Gulati portrayed Taapsee Pannu's husband in the 2020 film Thappad.[15] The film based on domestic violence, proved as a major turning point in his career.[16] It received mixed to positive reviews from critics.[17] He next appeared in the 2022 short film Flow.

Pavail appeared once again in Dobaaraa[18] opposite Pannu. His new movie Goodbye is being released on October 7th opposite Rashmika Mandanna.[19] He is currently shooting for the web series Faadu opposite Saiyami Kher.[20]

In the mediaEdit

Gulati ranked 19th in The Times Most Desirable Man List of 2020.[21]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 My Name Is Khan Assistant casting director
Hide & Seek Abhimanyu Jaiswal [22]
2016 Queen of Hearts Mehta's son Short film
2017 Ittefaq Chirag
2018 The Other Way Arjun Short film
2019 Kalank Aditya Khanna
2020 Ghost Stories Ansh's father Anurag Kashyap's Segment [23]
Thappad Vikram Sabharwal
2022 Flow Kabir Short film
Dobaaraa Anay Anand [24]
Goodbye Karan Bhalla [25]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Yudh Rishikesh Sikarwar [26]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Pyaar on the Rocks Rahul [27]
2018 Haq Se Tabish "Azi" Azad [28]
2019 Made in Heaven Angad Roshan Episode: "All That Glitters Is Gold"
2020 Avrodh: The Siege Within Major Rishabh Sood
2022 Faadu   TBA Filming [29]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2021 Naa Dooja Koi Jyotica Tangri, Arko Pravo Mukherjee [30]


  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Pavail Gulati: It took me 10 years to get where I am, and I want to make the most of it". Times Of Indua. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Dobaaraa actor Pavail Gulati says he has social anxiety". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Pavail Gulati: Delhi led me to become an actor, i did workshops at NSD and learnt dance with Shiamak Davar". Times Of India. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Pavail Gulati: I was Shanoo Sharma's assistant in My Name Is Khan". Times Of India. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Hide & Seek: First Look". The Times of India. 20 November 2009. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  6. ^ Guha, Aniruddha (15 July 2014). "Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' - Work of innovation or plunge into plagiarism". DNA India. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ "'Queen of Hearts': Darshan Jariwala, Smita Jayakar, Pavail Gulati and Ahana Kumra Valentine Special Short Film". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ Ghosh, Samrudhi (3 November 2017). "Ittefaq Movie Review: Sidharth-Sonakshi's murder mystery will keep you on your toes". India Today. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "The Other Way review: This short film by Imtiaz Ali is the tale of our deepest fears". Indian Express. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Haq Se first impression: Performances hold the fort in this riveting drama". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  11. ^ Gupta, Rachit (17 April 2019). "Kalank Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Made In Heaven review: The best desi original by Amazon Prime, it unmasks the shiny lies of big fat Indian weddings". Hindustan Times. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Ghost Stories Movie Review: Tales Of Horror Have Never Been So Imperturbable". Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  14. ^ Jain, Arushi (2020-07-31). "Avrodh The Siege Within review: An interesting web series on 2016 surgical strike". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "घरेलू हिंसा पर राजस्थान पुलिस का ट्वीट- एक थप्पड़, पर नहीं मार सकता". Aaj Tak. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Actor Pavail Gulati comes on board for Anubhav Sinha's Thappad". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Thappad Movie Review: THAPPAD makes a strong statement on patriarchy and violence against women". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  18. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's Dobaaraa starring Taapsee Pannu to be released on August 19". Bollywood Hungama. 12 May 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  19. ^ "Goodbye starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna to release on October 7, 2022". Bollywood Hungama. 23 July 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  20. ^ "Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shares Faadu teaser, promises an intense love story. Watch". Indian Express. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  21. ^ "Check Out The Times Most Desirable Man of 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput tops the list". Times Of India. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  22. ^ "WATCH! Full Hindi Thriller Film 'Hide & Seek' (2010) On ZEE5". ZEE5. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Anurag Kashyap starts shooting for Ghost Stories with Sobhita Dhulipala and Pavail Gulati". India Today. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa' to open London Indian Film Festival". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  25. ^ "'Thappad' Actor Pavail Gulati Joins Amitabh Bachchan In 'Goodbye'". News18. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  26. ^ Goyal, Divya; Sharma, Sarika (1 June 2014). "Watch: Amitabh Bachchan battles world, himself in TV show 'Yudh'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  27. ^ "Watch Pavail Gulati and Aneesha Shah's web series 'Pyaar on the Rocks'". MX Player. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  28. ^ "'Haq Se' team attends an interview in Mumbai; see pics". Times Of India. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  29. ^ "Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari reveals first look of Pavail Gulati and Saiyami Kher for her debut web-series, 'Faadu'". Times Of India. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  30. ^ "Zee Music Original 'Naa Dooja Koi' starring Rakul Preet and Pavail Gulati is out now". Telangana Today. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.

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