Barun Sobti

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Barun Sobti
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Barun Sobti
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 31)[1]
Delhi, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Known for Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
Spouse(s) Pashmeen Manchanda (m. 2010)

Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor.[2]

He started his acting career with the STAR Plus' television series Shraddha. His first noticeable role was of Shravan Jaiswal in Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.

He gained popularity with romantic drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.

Early life and family[edit]

He did his schooling in St. Mark's School, New Delhi.[2] Before entering into entertainment industry, he worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years.[2] He married his childhood sweetheart Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Sobti first appeared in the spiritual show Shraddha on Star Plus which was stopped abruptly in few months because of the low TRPs. He then did a cameo of Raj in the popular show Dill Mill Gayye . He then did a lead role of Shravan Jaiswal, a comic guy in the television fiction show Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.[5]

Sobti then went on to star in the drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.[6] He played the character of Arnav Singh Raizada, a rude and suave businessman who passionately falls for a girl.[7] After Sobti announced his "break" from the show producers ended the show.[8][9] In 2013, he was titled the 3rd Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye.[10]

He made his Bollywood debut through Main Aur Mr. Riight which released on December 12, 2014.[11] Bollywood Hungama News Network stated Sobti was "probably the only saving grace of the film."[12] In 2015, he acted in a shortfilm named Dry Dreams based on water conservation.[13]

Sobti has signed Arshad Sayed's Satra Ko Shaadi Hai in 2014 which is set to release in 2016.[14][15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Key
Shows that have not yet been broadcast Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast
Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2009-10 Shraddha Swayam Khurana Debut show [17]
2010 Dill Mill Gayye Raj Singh Cameo [18]
2010-11 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Shravan Jaiswal Lead role [18]
2011-12 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Arnav Singh Raizada Lead role [19]
2015 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Jashn Arnav Singh Raizada Web series on Hotstar [20]
2016 Tanhaiyan Haider Ali Khan Web series on Unit 7 network YouTube

Film[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Main Aur Mr. Riight Sukhi Singh Debut film [21]
2015 Dry Dreams Unnamed Short film on water conservation [13]
2016 Satra Ko Shaadi Hai Films that have not yet been released Naresh Sinhal Post-Production [22]
2016 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Films that have not yet been released TBA Post-Production [23]
2016 22 Yards Films that have not yet been released Ron Sen Filming [24]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Star Guild Awards (Apsara Awards) Best Actor Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Nominated[25]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Won[26]
Favorite International Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani) Won[26]
Favorite Naya Sadasya - Male Won[26]
Most Stylish Sadasya - Male Won[26]
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Television On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Nominated[27]
Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male) Won [27]
People's Choice Awards India Favorite TV Drama Actor Won[28]
Favorite On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Won[28]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Won[29]
Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Couple (along with Sanaya Irani) Won[30]
Indian Telly Award for Best Television Personality of the Year Nominated[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barun Sobti Turns 30: 5 Fun Facts About The Birthday Boy". Indiatimes. 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Bollywood is the next obvious step-Barun Sobti". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Big icons of small screen!". The Times of India. 
  7. ^ "The strong & silent TRP-trippers of small screen soaps". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Small screen’s heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Will Barun Sobti get Third time lucky in B-town". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Bollywood Hungama (12 December 2014). "Main Aur Mr. Riight". bollywoodhungama.com. 
  13. ^ a b "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Barun Sobtis new avatar for 22-Yards". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "John Abraham to Launch Harshavardan in Bollywood". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Barun Sobti how he is the best family man". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Barun Sobti in Shraddha". The Times Of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Spreading his wings". The Indian Express. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar (25 June 2012). "Big icons of small screen!". The Times of India. 
  20. ^ "Popular TV actors comeback". The Times of India. 
  21. ^ "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "‘Satra Ko Shaadi Hai’ is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  23. ^ David Tusing, Deputy tabloid! Editor. "Barun Sobti: The new-age heartthrob". GulfNews. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The Asian Age. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  26. ^ a b c d "Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the winners are... : TV News-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  27. ^ a b "Global Honours 2012 - The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Awards 2012". Globalhonours.in. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  28. ^ a b "2012 And the winners are...". People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". 
  30. ^ a b "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". 

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