Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi (born 29 April 1980) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema.[1]

Pratik Gandhi
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Gandhi in 2019
Born29 April 1980 (1980-04-29) (age 41)
NationalityIndian
Alma materNorth Maharashtra University
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Bhamini Oza
(m. 2009)
Children1
WebsitePratik Gandhi on Facebook

Early lifeEdit

Gandhi was born in Surat to parents who were teachers. He completed his schooling in V. D. Desai wadiwala(Bhulka Bhavan) High School in Surat. He studied at Surat where he was involved in theatre arts. He graduated in Industrial Engineering from Pune University and started working as an engineer in Reliance Industries in day time and doing theatre in evening. He worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune and later also worked for a multinational corporation in Mumbai.[2]

CareerEdit

Gandhi received an opportunity to work in a Gujarati play Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar with Firoz Bhagat, Apara Mehta, Vipra Rawal which was about to open in a short period. The play was commercially successful. He was landed a role performing with another stalwart of Gujarati theatre, Manoj Shah. He received a role in the Gujarati film Bey Yaar (2014) which became commercially and critically successful.[2] He continued to work in theatre with several hit plays like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi as well as Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe, in which he played multiple roles. He was included in the Limca Book of Records with his play Mohan's Masala; a monologue performed in three languages, English, Hindi and Gujarati on the same day. He played a lead role in his next Wrong Side Raju (2016), which also became commercially and critically successful. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.[3]

He garnered national attention and widespread critical acclaim for playing stock broker Harshad Mehta in the 2020 Sony LIV biographical drama web series Scam 1992. The success of the series is also said to have spawned the desire to gain financial literacy in India.[4][5][6][7][8] In 2021, he played lead in Gujarati drama web series Vitthal Teedi. He was praised for his performance and the show received positive reviews.[9]

He will be seen in Hindi feature films Ravan Leela[10] and Atithi Bhooto Bhava.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Gandhi's parents are teachers by profession. He married television and theatre actress Bhamini Oza in 2009. Miraya, their daughter was born in 2014. His younger brother Punit Gandhi is a designer by profession but has sung "Athadaya Kare Che" for film Love Ni Bhavai.[12][13][14]

FilmographyEdit

TheaterEdit

Year Play Role(s) Language(s)
2005 Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar Ravikant Deewan Gujarati
2007 Jujave Roop Dapher Gujarati
Apurva Avsar 6 characters Gujarati, Hindi
2008 Amarfal Gujarati
Saat Tari Akvees part 1 Rudra Gujarati
2009 Saat Tari Akvees part 1 Mukesh Chovatia Gujarati
2010 Chho Chok Chovees Gujarati
2012 Bohot Nachyo Gopal Krishna Gujarati
2013 Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe 7 characters - Popat, Akhil, Vimal, Kaka, Naresh, etc. Gujarati
Hu Chandrakant Bakshi[12][15] Chandrakant Bakshi Gujarati
2014 Master Madam Master Gujarati
2015 Mohan No Masalo[16] Mohandas Gandhi Gujarati, Hindi, English
Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon Bharat Ram Hindi
2016 Sikka Ni Triji Baaju Dhiru Sixer Gujarati
2018 Sir Sir Sarla[17] Sir Gujarati

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Language Ref.
2006 Yours Emotionally Mani English [18]
2007 68 Pages Umrao's brother English
2014 Bey Yaar Tapan - Tino Gujarati [19]
2016 Wrong Side Raju Raju Gujarati [20]
2017 Tamburo Bhavik Gujarati [21]
Love Ni Bhavai Aditya Gujarati [22]
2018 Loveyatri Negative Hindi [23]
Mitron Raunak Hindi
Ventilator Prashant Gujarati [24]
2019 Dhunki Nikunj Gujarati [25]
Gujarat 11 Nirmal Gujarati [26]
2020 Luv Ni Love Storys Luv Gujarati [27]
Aavartan Gujarati [28]
2021 Ravan Leela Rajaram Joshi Hindi Post-production[28]
Atithi Bhooto Bhava TBA Hindi Filming[11]
2022 Woh ladki hai kahan TBA Hindi Filming

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Language Ref.
2020 Scam 1992 Harshad Mehta Hindi [29]
2021 Vitthal Teedi Vitthal Tripathi Gujarati

AwardsEdit

Year Award Show Award Show Result Notes
2021 Indian Television Academy Award Best Actor - Series Scam 1992 Won
Critics Choice Award Won
Raj Kapoor Awards Best Male Actor Award (OTT) Won
Hitlist OTT Awards Best Actor - Series Won
IWM Buzz Digital Awards Season 3 Web Person Of The Year Won [30]
Most Popular actor in a web series (Drama) Won [31]
Most Popular debut in a web series Won [32]
Streaming Media Awards Best Actor in a Web Series (Male) Won
Best Couple in a Web Series Won Awarded with Anjali Barot

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Soumitra DasSoumitra Das, TNN (27 August 2014). "Dhollywood is changing: Pratik Gandhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Solanki, Vivek (13 May 2019). "Pratik Gandhi – An engineer turned into an Actor". Voice Of Vivek. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ Sankayan Ghosh (9 September 2016). "Film review: Wrong Side Raju". Livemint.
  4. ^ Bureau, ABP News (27 December 2020). "'Scam 1992' Star Pratik Gandhi Spill The Beans On How His Family Survived COVID-19; Says 'I Watched My Brother Gasp For Every Breath'". news.abplive.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Pratik Gandhi: Scam 1992 is the biggest milestone in my career". The Indian Express. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  6. ^ Kaur, Avneet (11 October 2020). "Twitterati going gung-ho about 'Scam 1992, the Harshad Mehta Story' webseries". mint. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Wouldn't be simple to shed the name, says actor Pratik Gandhi, who played Harshad Mehta in the Scam 1992". GrowJust India. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  8. ^ "'It actually felt unreal', says 'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi on bagging Harshad Mehta's role". cnbctv18.com. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  9. ^ Verma, Vishal (8 May 2021). "Web Series Review | Vitthal Teedi: Pratik Gandhi Is Back To His Roots And How!!". Glamsham. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  10. ^ Chittora, Piyush (24 November 2020). "Scam 1992's Pratik Gandhi First Hindi Feature Film Ravan Leela". Moviespie. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Jackie Shroff, Pratik Gandhi begin filming Atithi Bhooto Bhava in Mathura". India Today. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  12. ^ a b "I don't wish to get categorised: Pratik Gandhi". DNA. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  13. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (18 March 2014). "Bhamini Oza Gandhi blessed with a baby girl". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  14. ^ "The Tribune Lifestyle". The Tribune, Chandigarh, India. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  15. ^ Seta, Keyur (1 October 2013). "Review: Hu Chandrakant Bakshi – Meet the bold and rebellious author". My Theatre Cafe. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  16. ^ http://www.mumbaitheatreguide.com/dramas/reviews/mohan-no-masalo-gujarati-play-reviews.asp
  17. ^ "Makarand Deshpande: People are asking me when I'm coming out with the Marathi version of 'Sir Sir Sarla'". BombayTimes. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  18. ^ "My theatre background really helped me: Pratik Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Look Who's Filming". mid-day. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  20. ^ Ghosh, Sankhayan (31 August 2016). "'Wrong Side Raju': New age for Gujarati cinema". www.livemint.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  21. ^ Tamburo Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 3 April 2018
  22. ^ "Gujarati, "Love Ni Bhavai" set to release in Australia and New Zealand on 23 Nov, in USA on 15 Dec". Newsfolo. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Pratik Gandhi shoots for Loveratri in Ahmedabad - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  24. ^ Ventilator Movie Review {4.0/5}: Critic Review of Ventilator by Times of India, retrieved 15 September 2018
  25. ^ "Pratik and Deeksha's next film is titled Dhunki - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Daisy Shah to play a football coach in Gujarati movie debut". Mumbai Mirror. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Luv Ni Love Storys - Official Trailer". times-of-india. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  28. ^ a b "Air Light". Scientific American. 24 (2): 24. 7 January 1871. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01071871-24. ISSN 0036-8733.
  29. ^ "Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthary play the lead in series based on Harshad Mehta scam". India Today. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  30. ^ "Full List of Winners – IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3". IWMBuzz. 18 March 2021.
  31. ^ "Full List of Winners – IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3". IWMBuzz. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  32. ^ "Full List of Winners – IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3". IWMBuzz. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.

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