Amit Sial

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Amit Sial
Born Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor

Amit Sial [1] is an Indian actor from Kanpur,[2] Uttar Pradesh.He graduated B.Com. (Hons) 1993-96 from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. He obtained his Post Graduation diploma in International Business from Swinburne University of Technology from Melbourne, Australia. During the same time he did a lot of theater work in Melbourne. He did his professional theater training in Delhi, India with Theater Action Group (TAG) under Barry John (1994–1997). He got noticed for his work in director Dibakar Banerjee’s film Love Sex aur Dhokha,[3] where he played a sting journalist, Prabhat, who is on the verge of committing suicide.

Early life and background[edit]

Sial was born and brought up in old Kanpur. His father was into leather business and mother was a librarian. He has a younger brother who is a Chartered Accountant.

Acting career[edit]

Sial wanted to become an actor since the age of 8, when he saw actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time on silver screen. It was his mother who pushed him into acting and other extra curricular activities after noticing where his true interests lied. From thereon, he participated in a lot of theatre activities in Kanpur and continued the same in Delhi on a more proficient basis with his first professional play being "Blood Brothers", a musical by Willy Russel and directed for stage by Barry John in 1995. As acting was not considered a very 'safe' profession in those days, he succumbed under family pressure to pursue a Post Graduation Diploma in International Business from Melbourne, Australia. He eventually returned to India and worked in Delhi as a Franchise development director for a playschool company for a couple of years (2003). But not being able to overcome his passion for acting, he decided to quit the corporate world and return to Theater instead. To support his passion he also opened a take-away joint in East Delhi. Finally in 2004 he moved to Mumbai and settled down as a professional actor. In late 2004, Sial was recommended to Indian director Tanuja Chandra for an Indian-American film, Hope and a Little Sugar. And he was selected to play the protagonist after giving a grueling audition. His other noticeable films as an actor are "Love Sex aur Dhokha aka LSD" by Dibakar Banerjee, "Phas Gaye Re Obama" by Subhash Kapoor, and "Peter Gaya Kaam Se" by John Owen besides many other shorts.

He has also acted in a stage play "Arms and the Man" written by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Naseeruddin Shah, playing the role of Captain Bluntschli. Besides this he has produced and directed two short plays and has been associated with theater for the last 10 years, primarily acting and sometimes production.

Recently he has been involved in a thriller called "Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein", which he co-wrote, co-produced and acted in. His other recent acting stints will soon be seen in "ISSAQ", a Hindi adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, shot in Varanasi where he is playing the equivalent of "Mercutio" AND "COFFIN-MAKER" set in Goa with Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah and Randeep Hooda. Sial is currently shooting for Indian producer Ekta Kapoor and Bejoy Nambiar’s film Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi,[4] which is directed by Aman Sachdeva.


Year Film Character Name Notes
2014 Titli Pradeep
2014 Kuku Mathur ki Jhand ho Gayi Prabhakar sala
2013 Charlie ke Chakkar Mein Lead Role
2013 Issaq Supporting
2013 Coffinmaker Murari
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Supporting
2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha Lead
2010 Peter Gaya Kaam Se Supporting
2008 Hope and a Little Sugar Lead


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