Samir Soni (born 29 September 1968) is an Indian film and television actor, director and a former fashion model. Soni made his debut in the Hindi serial Samandar based on Navy officers. In 1996, he appeared as Ashok Mathur in Doordarshan's A Mouthful Of Sky. He made his film debut in China Gate (1998), which was followed by cameo appearances. In 2003, Soni appeared in the film Baghban and played lead roles in Basti and Kahan Ho Tum. In that same year, Soni also worked in the television series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. In 2004, he worked in Saaksshi. Soni featured as one of the contestants in the reality television show Bigg Boss 4 in 2010.
Samir Soni at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
(m. 1996; div. 1997)
(m. after 2011)
Soni was playing the lead role in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka (2013), which earned him the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor, and ITA Award for Best Actor - Drama (Popular) in 2012.
Through modeling, he met Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar. The two were married for six months before they divorced. He was in a relationship with Nafisa Joseph and got engaged to her. Ironically, this engagement even made it to the Valentine Day issue of Society, a high profile celebrity magazine. The engagement lasted two years before they broke up without marriage. On 24 January 2011, he married former actress Neelam Kothari. Together they have a daughter.
|Denotes feature films that are not yet released|
|1995||Samandar (TV show)||Navy officer|
|1996||A Mouthful of Sky||Ashok Mathur|
|1998||China Gate||Uditanshu Tandon|
|2002||Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum||Sameer Shastri|
|2003||Dance Like A Man||Vishal|
|Kahan Ho Tum||Jai|
|Basti||Ramesh "Rama" Kulkarni|
|Baghban||Sanjay Malhotra, Raj's second son|
|2004||Dil Kya Chahta Hai||Ram|
|2006||Vivah||Sunil Bajpayee, Anupam Khair's older Son|
|2008||Cracking The Code||Host|
|Fashion||Rahul Arora, a designer, Janet's best friend and later on husband and biggest supporter and well wisher of Meghana|
|2010||I Hate Luv Storys||Veer Kapoor|
|2013||I, Me Aur Main||Cameo|
|2016||Chalk n Duster||Sunil Thakur|
|2018||Batti Gul Meter Chalu||SPTL Head|
|2019||Student of the Year 2||Principal|
|2020||Mumbai Saga||Rajant 'Raja' Shankar||Filming|
|2018||My Birthday Song|
|1999-2000||Hello Friends||Samir||Zee TV|
|2003 - 2005||Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin||Purab Mehra||Sony TV|
|2004||Saaksshi||Shekhar Sengupta||Sony TV|
|2005||Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan||Advocate Yash Thakur||Star Plus|
|2010||Bigg Boss 4||Contestant||Colors TV|
|2011 - 2013||Parichay||Advocate Kunal Chopra|
|2015||Darr Sabko Lagta Hai - Mera Saaya||Vijay (Episode 14)||&TV|
|2017||Bewafaa sii Wafaa||Sumer Singh Bajaj||Alt Balaji|
|2019||Puncch Beat||Rajbir Chaudhary||Alt Balaji|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor (Popular)||Won|
|Best Onscreen Couple
(along with Keerti Nagpure)
|Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actor (Jury)||Won|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor (Popular)||Won|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite Drama Actor||Nominated|
- "Exclusive biography of #SameerSoni and on his life".
- "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Popular) at 11th Indian Telly Awards for Parichay". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Samir Soni wins Best Actor at ITA 2012 for Parichay". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
- "Samir Soni talks about his directorial debut Bollywood movie". The Moviean. 11 January 2018. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Samir Soni as Director Debut for My Birthday Song Movie". 15 January 2018. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
- "Samir Soni". Sawf News. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
- "Neelam-Sameer to tie the knot tonite!". rediff. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
- "Sanjay Gupta nervous to shoot for 'Mumbai Saga'". Times of India. 27 August 2019. Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
- "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Critics) at Gold Awards,2012 for Parichay". Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Nominees of People's Choice Awards,2012". Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.
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