Sudhanshu Pandey (born 22 August 1974) is an Indian model, film and television actor, singer, writer and producer. He has appeared in many films, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages in his career.

Sudhanshu Pandey
Pandey in 2023
Born (1974-08-22) 22 August 1974 (age 49)
Nationality India
  • Model
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Writer
  • Producer
Years active1995–present
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Mona Pandey
(m. 1996)



Pandey Started his career with modeling in the early 90's. His debut television show was Kanyadaan, aired in 1998. His debutant movie was Khiladi 420 as co-lead with Akshay Kumar. In 1999 Pandey featured in one of the songs, 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 opted out of the band as he needed to settle down financially.[2]

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 that up with roles in Meaghamann (2014), Indrajith (2017) and 2.0 (2018), the most expensive Indian film at the time of its release.[3][4]

Pandey has a production house, named 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, as well as a short film named Fitrat in 2021, along with Tahir Baig, his second home production.

Since 2020, he has been portraying Vanraj Shah in Anupamaa, which has popularized him among the Hindi-speaking audience.[5][6] 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.[7]

In 2023, Pandey produced his second solo single, Dil Ki Tu Zameen, starring Madalsa Sharma Chakraborty.[8]

Personal life


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



Pandey was a member of A Band of Boys from 2001 to 2005 when he decided to get out of the musical band.[citation needed]


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
" Unns" Rishi Rampal
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 Videos

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]
2024 Maa Ankit Tiwari


Year Serial Role Notes
1995 Mano Ya Na Mano (1995 TV series) (Episode appearance)
1996 Beta Akash Leadrole
1999 Suspense Hour (1999 TV Series) Vikram (Episode appearance)
1999 Kanyadaan karan Leadrole
2000-2001 Rishtey Various Characters
2001–2005 Dishayen Samir (Baba) Negative role
2002 Sanjivani Vishal Kapoor Supporting role
2002 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal Host
2002 Kismey Kitnaa Hai Dam Himself Along with Band of boys team
2003 Hai Na Bolo Bolo Himself Along with Band of boys team
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
2020-2024 Anupamaa Vanraj "V" Shah
2022 Ravivaar With Star Parivaar Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16
2024 Bigg Boss 18 Contestant

Web series

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 [7]
2023 A Day Turns Daark Radhe




Year Album Track Notes
2001 Yeh Bhi Woh Bhi

A Album of A Band of Boys

Film Music

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 nominations

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]
22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular- Drama Nominated [20]
2023 Indian Telly Awards Most Outstanding Performance Won


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  5. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey says Anupamaa gave me popularity that even Hollywood and Robot 2.0 can't give". Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
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  9. ^ "Sudhanshu Pandey: I'm very simple person".
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  14. ^ "Stars of ZEE5 The Casino slay on the cover of Filmfare".
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  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 9 March 2022.
  20. ^ "ITA Awards 2022 complete winners list: Varun Dhawan, Nakuul Mehta, The Kashmir Files win big". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 January 2023.