Sudhanshu Pandey

Sudhanshu Pandey (born 22 August 1974) is an Indian Model, Film and Television Actor, Singer, Writer and Producer. He is best known for portraying Vanraj Shah in Anupamaa[2] and Anupama: Namaste America.[3] He has appeared in many films, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages in his career.

Sudhanshu Pandey
Sudhanshu Pandey at Mika's birthday bash hosted by Kiran Bawa 15 (cropped).jpg
Born (1974-08-22) 22 August 1974 (age 48)
Years active1993-present
Known for
Mona Pandey
(m. 1996)


Pandey Started his career with Modeling in early 90's. His Debutant television show is Kanyadaan aired in 1998. His debutant movie is Khiladi 420 as parallel lead with Akshay Kumar.In 1999 Pandey featured in one of the song Maikhane se Sharab se from Pankaj Udhas 's Album Mahek. Then he become part of India's first Ever Music Band A Band of Boys. Later in 2005 Pandey Opt Out from band as he needed to settle down financially.[4]

Pandey also regularly appeared in Tamil cinema throughout the 2010s, and first portrayed the main villain in Billa II (2012) starring Ajith Kumar. He later followed it up with roles in Meaghamann (2014), Indrajith (2017) and 2.0 (2018), the most expensive Indian film at the time of its release.[5][6]

Pandey has a Production House Raw Stock Production Private Limited under which he had produced a music video his first single Teri Adaa in 2018 in which he was a lyricist also , A Short Film Fitrat in 2021 Along with Tahir Baig his second home production.

Since 2020, he has been portraying Vanraj Shah in Anupamaa, which has popularised him among the Hindi-speaking audience.[2][7] In 2022, he reprised his role of Vanraj Shah in Anupamaa's eleven-episode prequel web series Anupama: Namaste America which streams on Disney+ Hotstar.[3]

In 2023 Pandey Produced His Second Solo Single Dil Ki Tu Zameen starring Madalsa Sharma Chakraborty.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Pandey is married to Mona Pandey and has two sons, Nirvaan and Vivaan Pandey.[9][10]


Pandey was a Part of A Band of Boys from 2001 to 2005 as he opt out in 2005.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Khiladi 420 Rahul
2004 Kiss Kis Ko Sudhanshu Mathur
Madhoshi Student Cameo
2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Milind D. Khanna
The Myth Dasar temple guard captain
Yakeen Kabir
2006 Manoranjan Vicky
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Aditya Singh Anthalogy film; Segment: "Matrimony"
2008 Singh Is Kinng Raftaar
2008 Dhara Sagar
2010 Sky Ki Umeed Rajendar & Vir Dual roles: Comedy Film
2011 Singham Rakesh Kadam Cameo
2011 EK Noor Renjith
2011 Murder 2 Inspector Sadaa
2011 Tell Me O Kkhuda Kunwar Virat Pratap
2012 Bekhabar
2012 Billa II Abbasi Tamil film
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2013 Rajdhani Express Muneesh
2014 Meaghamann Rane Tamil film
2015 Chooriyan Aman Brar
2017 Indrajith Kapil Sharma Tamil film
2018 2.0 Dhinendra Bohra Tamil film
The Bar Kabir

Short Film

2019 Bypass Road Narang Kapoor
Manmadhudu 2 Amith Telugu film
Seasoned With Love Arjun short film
2021 Radhe Dilawar
Pon Manickavel Badrinath Tamil film
Fitrat Nasir Short Film
2022 Jersey Ranvijay

Music VideosEdit

Year Title Singer Notes
1999 Maikhane se Sharab se Pankaj Udhas A Song from Pankaj Udhas Album Mahek
2018 Teri Adaa Sudhanshu Pandey
2023 Dil Ki Tu Zameen Sudhanshu Pandey [11] [12]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Beta Akash
1999 Kanyadaan
2000 Rishtey Suraj Segment : Love Hua
2001–2003 Dishayen Samir (Baba)
2002 Sanjivani Vishal Kapoor
2002 Hai Na Bolo Bolo Himself
2002 Kismey Kitnaa Hai Dam Himself Along with Band of boys team
2002 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal Host
2006 Akela Ranvir Main lead
2006 Man Mein Hai Visshwas Wing commander Shashikant Oak Episode appearance
2009 Monica Mogre - Case Files Hritivik Negative Role
2011 Jhansi Ki Rani Yuvraj
2012–2013 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera Sampooran Singh
Siyaasat Jahangir aka Salim
2015–2016 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Keechak
2016 Tamanna Diwakar Limaye
24 (Season 2) Vedant Acharya
Bharatvarsh Shivaji
2020–present Anupamaa Vanraj Shah
2022 Ravivaar With Star Parivaar Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Jamai 2.O Cheeram
2020 Hundred Pravin Shukla [13]
The Casino Shailendra Singh Marwah [14]
2022 Anupama: Namaste America Vanraj "Guthlu" Shah [3]
2023 A Day Turns Daark Radhe


Year Album Track Notes
2001 Yeh Bhi Woh Bhi

A Album by A Band of Boys

Film MusicEdit

Year Album Track Notes
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Aaja Soniye


Year Track Artist Producer Lyricist Reference
2018 Teri Adaa Sudhanshu Pandey, Myra Sareen Sudhanshu Pandey Sudhanshu Pandey, Ravi Singhal
2023 Dil Ki Tu Zameen Sudhanshu Pandey, Madalsa Sharma Chakraborty Sudhanshu Pandey Himanshu Kholi [15] [16]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2012 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor In A Negative Role Nominated
2020 Gold Awards Dynamic Actor Won [17]
2021 20th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Won [18]
2022 21st Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Jury Won [19]
Gold Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Pending [20]
22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular- Drama Nominated [21]


  1. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey:"I got married when I was 22-years old"". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Sudhanshu Pandey says Anupamaa gave me popularity that even Hollywood and Robot 2.0 can't give". Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Anupama Namaste America Promo: Rupali Ganguly and Sudhanshu Pandey's Younger Look Leave Fans Excited". News18. 2022-04-18. Retrieved 2022-04-19.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey says I've Fallen in Love with Tamil Cinema". Indian Express. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey can't stop praising Tollywood". Indian Express. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey on massive success of Anupamaa: "Did Films with Priyanka Chopra but didn't experienced anything like this". Hindustan Times. 4 June 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey: I'm very simple person".
  10. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey speaks about his wife Mona Pandey, says "I decided that she was the one for me"". Times of India. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ [4]
  13. ^ "Raftaar, Krsna release 'Chaukanna' featuring Karan Wahi; inspired by Hotstar Specials' 'Hundred'".
  14. ^ "Stars of ZEE5 The Casino slay on the cover of Filmfare".
  15. ^ []
  16. ^ [5]
  17. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey calls out Gold Awards for no sanitisers, masks at event. Viral video". India Today.
  18. ^ "ITA Awards 2021 full winners list out. Surbhi Chandna and Pratik Gandhi win big". India Today.
  19. ^ "Know the winners list of ITA 2022". Jagran Josh. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  20. ^ "14th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2022: Check Out The List Of Nominees". Gold Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  21. ^ "ITA Awards 2022 complete winners list: Varun Dhawan, Nakuul Mehta, The Kashmir Files win big". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2023-01-01.

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