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Barun Sobti

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Barun Sobti
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Sobti in 2015
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 36)[1]
Delhi, India[1]
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • screenwriter
📆 Years active  2009–present
Known forIss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
👩 Spouse(s)Pashmeen Manchanda (m.2010)
👶 Children1 (Sifat Sobti)
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Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor. He started his acting career in 2009 with Star Plus's Shraddha and later appeared in a negative role in Dill Mill Gayye. He portrayed his first lead role in Sony TV's series Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (2010). In 2011, Sobti played Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.

Sobti made his film debut with the romantic comedy Main Aur Mr. Riight (2014) and later worked on the film Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017). He also starred in the Hotstar Originals web series Tanhaiyan (2017) and ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family (2018). Sobti also starred in short films Dry Dreams (2015) and the Voot originals Derma (2019) and Asur (2020).

Personal Life[edit]

Sobti was born in Delhi into a Punjabi family. He attended St. Mark's School in Paschim Vihar, New Delhi and completed his graduation from University of Delhi.[2] He worked as an operations manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years before entering the entertainment industry.[2] He met his wife Pashmeen Manchanda the first time in his school and they were classmates. After a long distance relationship, he married his childhood sweetheart in a private ceremony on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.[3][4] In 2019, they were blessed with a baby girl and they named her Sifat.[5]

Career[edit]

Sobti made his acting debut as a lead in 2009 as Swayam Khurana in Star Plus's Shraddha. He later did negative cameo role in the famous medical show Dill Mill Gayye as Dr. Raj, a medical intern with drug addiction.

In 2010, Sobti starred in Sony TV's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. He rose to prominence with his portrayal as the carefree, rich spoilt brat Shravan Jaiswal.

In 2011, Barun Sobti starred in Star Plus's Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? as Arnav Singh Raizada His portrayal as an arrogant business tycoon earned him recognition in India and worldwide. The series has been dubbed into different languages and has aired in over 50 countries since 2012. In 2017, the channel bought a third season of the series with Sobti playing the role of Advay Singh Raizada, an anti hero.

Sobti made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the film Main Aur Mr. Riight,[6] a romantic comedy opposite Shenaz Treasury. [7]

His second movie was the slice of life Tu Hai Mera Sunday, directed by Milind Dhaimade, premiered at the British Film Institute London Film Festival, then in India at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The movie had its theatrical release in October 2017. It was critically acclaimed and won several accolades

In 2015, he also starred in Dry Dreams, a short film about water conservation.[8] The short film was Sobti's debut into the digital platform, after which he starred in Hotstar's romantic webseries Tanhaiyan which was well received.[9] He later on starred in ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family.[10]

In 2018, Sobti's third film 22 Yards premiered at the inaugural Bay Area South Asian Film Festival in California. He won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the film, which released in India on 15 March 2019. He also played an edgy role in Voot originals Derma' (2019). He also starred in voot original TV series Asura.

Media[edit]

Sobti was voted as the 3rd Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye following Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor.[11]

He was also ranked 2nd in the Gazette Review list of Most Handsome Men in the World in 2017-2018 as runner up to Chris Evans.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2009 Shraddha Swayam Khurana Star Plus
2010 Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Raj Singh Star One
2010 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Shravan Jaiswal Sony TV
2011 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Arnav Singh Raizada Star Plus
2017 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Advay Singh Raizada / Dev Kashyap Star Plus

Web[edit]

Key
Denotes web series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Platform Notes
2015 Dry Dreams YouTube Short Film
2017 Tanhaiyan Haider Ali Khan Hotstar
2018 The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Samar Ranaut ALT Balaji
2019 Derma Anthony Voot Short Film
2019 Halahaldagger Yusuf Qureshi Eros Now Post-production
2020 Asur Nikhil Nair Voot

Films[edit]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Main Aur Mr. Riight Sukhi Singh / Vridhaan Dalmia Debut [13]
2017 Calon Istriku Putri Dari India Ajay Indonesian Short Film
Tu Hai Mera Sunday Arjun Anand World Premiere at BFI, London [14]
2019 22 Yards Ron Sen World Premiere at the BASAFF, California
2020 Satra Ko Shaadi Hai Films that have not yet been released Naresh Sinhal Post-Production [15]


Special appearances[edit]

  • 2010: Boogie Woogie- Dance Performance with Ankita Sharma to promote Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
  • 2010: Indian Idol- Guest Appearance with Ankita Sharma to promote Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
  • 2011: India Ne Bana Di Jodi- Dance Performance with Ankita Sharma.[16]
  • 2012: Star Parivaar Awards- Host.
  • 2012: Star Diwali Har Chehre Pe Muskaan- Host.
  • 2012: Star Parivaar Live, UK- Host and Dance Performance.
  • 2016: Sevadi Sevmaydi- Special Appearance in an Uzbek film.
  • 2017: Star Parivaar Awards- Dance Performance and Unveiling of Advay Singh Raizada from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
  • 2017: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein- To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.[17]
  • 2017: Ishqbaaaz - To promote Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
  • 2018: Juzzbaatt- As a Guest in the Zee TV talk show with Zain Imam.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2011 Star Guild Awards Best Actor Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Nominated [18]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Favorite Actor (Drama) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Won [19]
Favorite Onscreen Jodi

(With Sanaya Irani

Won [19]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Won [20]
Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple Won [21]
Best Television Personality of the Year Nominated [21]
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Nominated
2018 BASAFF Best Actor "22 Yards" Won

See also[edit]

  • List of Indian television actors

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Barun Sobti Turns 30: 5 Fun Facts About The Birthday Boy". Indiatimes. 2014-08-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Manish Paul, other TV-Bollywood actors who are not single!". Hindustan Times.
  3. "10 things you didn't know about Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda's love story". daily.bhaskar.com.
  4. "I have reservations about doing intimate scenes: Barun Sobti". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  5. "Barun Sobti and wife Pashmeen blessed with a baby girl after eight years of marriage". India Today. 2019-07-05. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  6. "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. "Main Aur Mr Riight (2014)". Times Of India. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  8. "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  9. A, Nagarathna (2017-01-17). "15 Best Scenes Of Barun Sobti & Surbhi Jyoti's Tanhaiyan That We Loved The Most!". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  11. "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  12. "Top 10 Most Handsome Men In the World - 2018 Update". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  13. "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. "'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  15. "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The AsMarch 2016.
  16. "India Ne Bana Di Jodi dazzles tonight". dailybhaskar. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  17. "When Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon's Barun Sobti met Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel". Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  18. "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "2012 And the winners are..." People's Choice Awards India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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