Ankur Bhatia

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Ankur Bhatia
Ankur Bhatia in bollywood.jpg
Born (1982-05-24) 24 May 1982 (age 34)
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
Height 6' 3"

Ankur Bhatia (born 24 May 1982) is an Indian actor and model. He grew up in Bhopal, India and currently resides in Mumbai. He made his acting debut in 2010 in Payal Sethi's Grant St. Shaving Co which was produced by Mira Nair. In 2012, he won the Best Actor Commendation Award at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film Festival for Coconut Grove. In 2013, Ankur played a negative role in a Bollywood/Tollywood film Zanjeer (2013 film)/Toofan, remake of Zanjeer. He is currently shooting for Apoorva Lakhia's Haseena, starring Shraddha Kapoor, which will be released in theatres on 14 July 2017.

Early life[edit]

Ankur Bhatia was born on 24 May 1982 to parents Sateesh Bhatia and Kiran in Bhopal, India. He moved to United States to pursue a master's degree in Mathematics and worked as an Actuary for top tier consulting firms. He changed his path to Acting as he wanted to become an actor from a very young age. Ankur attended the New York Film Academy to learn Filmmaking and Acting.

Acting career[edit]

Ankur Bhatia's film debut came in 2010 in Payal Sethi's "Grant St. Shaving Co." which was produced by Mira Nair. The film was selected in over 10 film festivals worldwide, including Cannes Film Festival Short film Corner in France and River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival in Italy. It won best film awards in River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, Smalls Film Festival, London and Mexico International Film Festival, California.

In 2012, he won the Best Actor Commendation Award at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film Festival for the movie "Coconut Grove", where he plays a funny, street-smart waiter. Ankur recently finished shooting for an untitled film based on insider trading, inspired by Galleon Group Scandal involving South Asian bankers and consultants in New York City. The film also stars Poorna Jagannathan.

In 2013, Ankur Bhatia played a negative role in a remake of 1973 Bollywood film Zanjeer, directed by Apoorva Lakhia in Hindi and Telugu.

In 2016, he played the role of Baldev, husband of Dalbir Kaur, essayed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarabjit directed by Omung Kumar.

In 2017, he has now been signed to play Shraddha Kapoor’s husband in Apoorva Lakhia’s upcoming film Haseena.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2010 Rendered Riyaz
2010 Grant St. Shaving Co. Bunty
2011 Coming Home Lover
2011 Coconut Grove Raj
2012 A Dirty Business Dev Kohli
2013 Zanjeer Bosco
2013 Toofan Telugu film
2016 Sarbjit (film) Baldev
2017 Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai Ibrahim Parkar

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