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Sobti in 2012
21 August 1984 |
New Delhi, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Years active||2008 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Pashmeen Manchanda Sobti|
Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian model and television actor whose career was launched from the STAR Plus television series Shraddha[disambiguation needed]. He is recognized for playing the lead male character, Shravan Jaiswal, in the Sony TV's serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. He became popular with the STAR Plus's romantic drama television series where he played the character Arnav Singh Raizada (ASR) in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.
Barun Sobti was born on 21 August 1984 in Delhi. He completed his schooling in Delhi from St. Mark's School. Before entering into to entertainment industry, Sobti worked as an operation manager at 'Jindal Telecom' for 7 years. He married his childhood girlfriend Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010. Barun has maintained a close friendship with co-star Sanaya Irani and colleagues Akshay Dogra, Karan Goddwani, Daljeet Kaur Bhanot and Abhaas Mehta. TV actor and host Karan Wahi is his childhood friend. Barun has joined into cinema industries.
Barun Sobti made his acting debut in 2008 with the family and faith oriented daily soap Shraddha, which aired on STAR Plus. He played the male lead Swayam Khurana, co-starring alongside seasoned actress, Neha Janpandit. However, the show failed to impress its audience, and was discontinued shortly after its release. Sobti later appeared in a cameo role in the popular teen television romance Dill Mill Gaye, where he played the negative role of patient Raj Singh, in rehabilitation for drug abuse. He later left the show as he got the opportunity to play the lead role in the show, Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, alongside actress Ankita Sharma. In the serial, he portrayed the comedic character of Shravan Jaiswal, a rich, spoilt but good-natured young man who engages in a temporary marriage via contract.
After the closure of Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, Sobti was immediately offered the role of the male protagonist in STAR Plus' popular soap, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?. In the show, he played the role of Arnav Singh Raizada(ASR), a cruel and uncouth business tycoon who does not believe in love or god until meeting his soulmate, Khushi Kumari Gupta. The show first premiered on 6 June 2011 and faced an abrupt ending on 30 November 2012, as Sobti decided to depart from the show to do movies.
The response from fans on Sobti's exit from the daily soap was pathbreaking, leading to numerous public announcements from the actors, production house and channel. For the first time in the history of Indian television, a show was shut down with the departure of an actor, though the immediate details of the closure are still publicly unclear. The channel, Star Plus, publicly and controversially broadcast their statement that Sobti's exit was the sole reason for the ending of the show during the soap's last few days on air.
His performance and onscreen chemistry with co-star Sanaya Irani has won him numerous awards, critical fame and has garnered him a household name. Today, Sobti is often referred to as "The Golden Boy of Indian Television." He has also hosted the 2011 Star Parivaar Awards and performed in the Star Parivaar Live Concert 2012 in Birmingham, UK. The response the actors garnered in the United Kingdom was unparalleled, with thousands in the audience to witness the performance. No Indian TV actors till date have experienced a significant fan frenzy of such magnitude.
Sobti's first Bollywood film Main Aur Mr. Riight has completed shooting and is currently in post filming. The film is said to be released in the third week of September 2013. Recently after the ending of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Sobti has signed his second film, with the tentative title, 22 yards. Directed by Mitali Ghoshal, it is said to be based on the hidden and often overlooked conspiracies of the cricket world. Shooting for the film is said to begin in September.
Furthermore, Barun Sobti was the only television actor to be featured in the "20 Most Intriguing People of 2012" list by People Magazine India.
|2009-2010||Shraddha||Swayam Khurana||STAR Plus||Neha Janpandit||Barun's Debut show. Played the Lead Role.|
|2010||Dill Mill Gayye||Dr. Raj Singh||STAR One||Neha Jhulka||Initially Played a role which has grey shades as a Drug Addict. But Later turns positive and becomes a Doctor.|
|2010||Boogie Woogie||Himself||Sony TV||Ankita Sharma||Appeared in 1 Episode as a Guest Performer.|
|2010-2011||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Shravan Jaiswal||Sony TV||Ankita Sharma||Essayed the Lead Male Protagonist Role as a Confused, Irresponsible Boy to a Caring husband.|
|2011-2012||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?||Arnav Singh Raizada||Star Plus||Sanaya Irani||Essayed the Lead Male Protagonist Role of a Rich, Arrogant and Sauve Business Tycoon.|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards 2012||Himself||Star Plus||Hosted the show|
|2012||Star Parivaar Live event UK||Himself||Star Plus||Rupal Patel||Hosted the show|
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