Sharman Joshi

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Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi partyy.jpg
Born (1979-03-17) 17 March 1979 (age 35)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Film actor, television presenter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Prerna Chopra
Children 3

Sharman Joshi (Marathi: शर्मन जोशी, Hindi: शर्मन जोशी) (born 17 March 1979) is an Indian film and theatre actor. He has worked on various stage productions in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages. However, he is mostly known for his work in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in Godmother (1999). He made his debut as a co-lead actor in the Hindi film Style (2001), this was followed by supporting roles in hit films like, Rang De Basanti (2006), Golmaal (2006), Life in a... Metro (2007) and 3 Idiots (2009), his next hit film as a lead was Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012), which got him critical acclaim.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Joshi belongs to a Gujarati family[2] of actors and performing artists. His father, Arvind Joshi is a veteran of Gujarati theatre,[1] while his aunt Sarita Joshi (Bhosle), sister and cousins acted in Marathi and Gujarati theatre. His sister, Mansi Joshi has appeared in many televisual series and is married to actor, Rohit Roy. Joshi is married to Prerana Chopra, daughter of actor Prem Chopra. The couple has a daughter, Khyana, born in October 2005, and twin boys, Vaaryan and Vihaan, born in July 2009.[3]

Career[edit]

He has appeared in role of a deaf character in Gujarati version of popular play, All the Best, which did over 550 shows in three years.[1]

He made his film debut in the 1999 art film, Godmother.[4]

This was followed by Style (2001), produced by N Chandra. Style was followed with a sequel called Xcuse Me (2003), and other comedies like Shaadi No. 1 (2005).

In 2006 he starred in Rang De Basanti. Later that year he starred in the comedy film Golmaal. In 2007 he appeared in the films Life in a Metro, Dhol and Raqeeb. The following year saw him as the character Shyam in Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel One Night @ the Call Center. Joshi also played the male lead in the film Sorry Bhai! in 2008 and one of the three characters in the 2009 film, 3 Idiots, which was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone.

In year 2009 he also hosted a game show at Real T.V. called PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha, which was based on a British game show called PokerFace. He is noted for his free & naturalistic style of acting. His performances are praised as being uninhibited & extremely heartfelt. He has been honored with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Other notes
1999 Godmother Karsan
2001 Lajja Prakash
2001 Style Bantu
2001 Urf Professor (Video) Raju/Raj Saxena
2003 Kahan Ho Tum Rakesh Kumar
2003 Xcuse Me Bantu
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Aryan Kapoor
2006 Rang De Basanti Sukhi / Rajguru
2006 Golmaal Laxman Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
2007 Life in a... Metro Rahul
2007 Raqeeb Siddharth Verma
2007 Dhol Pankaj a.k.a. Pakkiya
2008 Hello Shyam (Sam)
2008 Sorry Bhai! Siddharth Mathur
2009 3 Idiots Raju Rastogi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won—IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award
2010 Toh Baat Pakki! Rahul Saxena
2010 Allah Ke Banday Vijay Kamble
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari Rusy
2012 3 Bachelors Amit
2013 War Chod Na Yaar Captain Raj of Indian Army
2014 Gang of Ghosts Writer
2014 Hello 2Films that have not yet been released Shyam (Sam)

Playback singer[edit]

Year Film Song
2009 3 Idiots (Performer:- "Give me some sunshine, give me some rain")


Television[edit]

Year Show
1999 Gubbare
2009 PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Function Award Film Result
2007 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Comedian Award Golmaal Nominated
2010 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award 3 Idiots Nominated
2010 IIFA Award IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award 3 Idiots Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A Star on Wheels". Tehelka Magazine, Vol 9, Issue 25. 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Sharman Joshi: Playing dandiya is in my blood
  3. ^ Soumyadipta Banerjee (18 December 2009). "It’s all in Sharman Joshi's family". DNA (newspaper). Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Sharman Joshi's profile". 

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