Barun Sobti

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Barun Sobti
Barun Sobti from the Mahurat of Main Aur Mr. Riight.jpg
Barun Sobti at the premiere of his film Main Aur Mr. Riight in 2014
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 33)[1]
Delhi, India[1]
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Pashmeen Manchanda (m.2010)

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

He started his acting career with the Star Plus' faith-oriented television series Shraddha. His first role was as Shravan Jaiswal in Baat Hamari Pakki Hai opposite Ankita Sharma.

In 2011, he portrayed business tycoon Arnav Singh Raizada in the 2011 drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011 TV series) opposite Sanaya Irani. He later appeared in the 2017 web series Tanhaiyan opposite Surbhi Jyoti.He will soon to be appear in critically acclaimed movie Tu Hai Mera Sunday that is scheduled to be released on 6th October in India .He is currently portraying the role of Advay Singh Raizada in Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon 3.

Early life and family[edit]

Barun attended St. Mark's School in Paschim Vihar, 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 girlfriend Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Sobti first appeared as Swayam Khuranain the faith-oriented show Shraddha on Star Plus, opposite Neha Janpandit. He then appeared in a negative cameo role of Dr. Raj in Dill Mill Gayye, after which he played the lead role of the carefree Shravan Jaiswal in the television series Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.[5]

Sobti then went on to star in the drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011 TV series) .[6] He played Arnav Singh Raizada, a rude and suave businessman who falls in love with Khushi Kumari Gupta played by Sanaya Irani. After Sobti announced his "break" from the show, the negative response from fans ultimately led to the series' cancellation.[7][8] In 2013, he was titled the Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye.[9]

He made his Bollywood debut in the 2014 film Main Aur Mr. Riight.[10] In 2015, he acted in Dry Dreams, a short film about water conservation.[11]

In 2014, Sobti signed Arshad Sayed's Satra Ko Shaadi Hai,[12][13][14] but in May 2017, Sobti expressed a belief that the film had been shelved. He said, "I don't exactly know the status of that film, but I doubt it's ever going to come out. I finished shooting for it long ago."[15]

Sobti's soccer themed movie Tu Hai Mera Sunday (English: You Are My Sunday), was directed by Milind Dhaimade. The film premiered at the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival, then in India at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. It was also screened at the Comedy Cluj International Film Festival (Romania); and will have its USA premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, California in March 2017.[citation needed] It is all set for a worldwide release on the 6th October 2017.

In 2017, he acted in the web series Tanhaiyan opposite Surbhi Jyoti, and it was announced that Sobti would again be the lead in the third instalment of the Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon franchise,[citation needed] opposite Shivani Tomar from Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki. The show started airing as from 3rd July 2017 and garnered Sobti a lot of appreciation from critics and the television fraternity but failed to garner good rating and eventually that led to the show closing down on the 6th of October 2017.[citation needed] After the release of his next film, Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Barun Sobti will take a short break before choosing a new project.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Co-Star Role Notes
2009-10 Shraddha Neha Janpandit Swayam Khurana Debut show
2010 Dill Mill Gayye Neha Jhulka Raj Singh Cameo
2010-11 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Ankita Sharma Shravan Jaiswal Lead role
2011-12 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011 TV series) Sanaya Irani Arnav Singh Raizada Lead role
2017 Tanhaiyan Surbhi Jyoti Haider Ali Khan Web series on Hotstar
2017-present Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 Shivani Tomar Advay Singh Raizada Lead Role

Reality appearances[edit]

Special appearances[edit]

  • 2017: Ye Hai Mohabbatein as Himself (To promote his new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3)[16]
  • 2017: Ishqbaaaz as Himself (To promote his new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3)

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 [17]
2015 Mere Haaniya Harman Punjabi Movie Debut
2015 Dry Dreams Unnamed Short film on water conservation [11]
2016 Satra Ko Shaadi Hai Films that have not yet been released Naresh Sinhal Post-Production [18]
2016 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Films that have not yet been released Arjun Anand Post-Production [19]
2016 22 Yards Films that have not yet been released Ron Sen Filming [20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Star Guild Awards (Apsara Awards) Best Actor Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Nominated[21]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011 TV series) Won[22]
Favorite International Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani) Won[22]
Favorite Naya Sadasya - Male Won[22]
Most Stylish Sadasya - Male Won[22]
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Television On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Nominated[23]
Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male) Won [23]
People's Choice Awards India Favorite TV Drama Actor Won[24]
Favorite On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani) Won[24]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Won[25]
Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Couple (along with Sanaya Irani) Won[26]
Indian Telly Award for Best Television Personality of the Year Nominated[26]

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. ^ "Small screen's heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Will Barun Sobti get Third time lucky in B-town". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Main Air Mr.Right". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water". Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Barun Sobtis new avatar for 22-Yards". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "John Abraham to Launch Harshavardan in Bollywood". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Barun Sobti how he is the best family man". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/barun-sobti-sapna-pabbi-satra-ko-shaadi-hai-shelved-john-abraham-production-bollywood-news/18270199
  16. ^ "When Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon's Barun Sobti met Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel". Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "‘Satra Ko Shaadi Hai’ is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding". The Indian Express. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  19. ^ David Tusing, Deputy tabloid! Editor. "Barun Sobti: The new-age heartthrob". GulfNews. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti". The Asian Age. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "6th Apsara Awards-". apsaraawards.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the nominees are... : TV News-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  23. ^ a b "Global Honours 2012 - The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Awards 2012". Globalhonours.in. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  24. ^ a b "2012 And the winners are...". People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". 

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