Bobby Darling at Zerza Tunga Launch
Bobby Darling is an openly transgender Indian actress active in Bollywood and regional Indian films, celebrity, reality show participant, and model. Before transitioning she appeared in the Limca Book of Records for doing 18 roles as a gay man by the time she was 23 years old. Bobby, during a visit to audition for a television show, caught the attention of Rishi Vohra, who cast her in the film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya as the leader of the college group The Sisters. Initially a minor role, the character was given a more pivotal part when producer-cum-director Sohail Khan was impressed with her performance during its filming.
In 2006 Darling came into wider Indian prominence when cast in the first season reality TV programme Bigg Boss, which follows the Big Brother format, which was first developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Darling was also the first person representing sexuality minorities which has continued on the show. She has since appeared on other shows, and media, and made appearances while continuing her acting career
In 2013 Darling was honoured to be performing for the first time in her career a mujra dance.
Darling was born in Mumbai, India. A transsexual from a young age, she ran into problems with her family due to her gender identity. Her mother died when Darling was a teenager. She said in a 2009 interview that her appearance on the reality show Sacch Ka Saamna (Hindi: सच का सामना, "Facing the Truth"), the Indian version of the popular American show The Moment of Truth, helped reunite her with her father. The two were brought together on the show when her dad was the special surprise guest.She underwent surgery for breast implant in 2010.
Darling identifies with the LGBT community and has expressed that her arrest, along with other guests at a private party was solely due to police bias against gay people, "I doubt the police would have taken such action had it not been a gay party ... I did not see any form of indecent behaviour." She has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights.
In October 2015, Bobby declared that she is going to marry her Bhopal based boyfriend Ramneek Sharma. According to a report on entertainment website TakeMyAudition.com, their marriage was delayed due to personal problems but finally the couple tied the knot with consent of their family on 8 February which they registered later on 11 February. Ramneek is the owner of a cineplex in Bhopal. The wedding was a private ceremony at Gayatri temple in MP Nagar in Bhopal with only close friends and family in attendance. After marriage, Bobby also changed her name to Pakhi on 23 February 2016.
In September 2017, Bobby Darling accused her husband Ramnik Sharma of domestic violence and demanding dowry. But Ramnik, told to a news agency that everything that Bobby has said is baseless and she is doing it to get some publicity and his money.
In May 2018, Ramneek Sharma was arrested and sent to jail on charges of domestic violence. In a message, Bobby said, “This is to inform all my fans, friends and family that my husband was arrested by Delhi police on 11.5.18 and was in police custody for 4 days. Thereafter, he moved application for bail before Delhi courts which has been rejected. Justice is being meted out!”.
- Dee Saturday Night(2014)
- Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) ... in the song 'Drama Queen'
- Super Model(2013) ... as Bobby
- Shirin Farhad (2012) ... as Bobbylina Boywala
- Kalpvriksha (The wishing tree) (2012)
- Dehli Eye (2012)
- Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai (2012)
- Naughty Girl (2011)
- Shaadi Ke Liye Loan
- Horn Okay Please
- Apartment (2010) ...... Paying guest
- Problem Mein Phas Gaya Yaar (2010) (to go on floors)
- Will You Marry Me? (2010)
- Potadar Kirti (2009)
- Club '07 (2009)
- Shadow (2009)
- Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
- Dhoom Dadakka (2008)
- Mr. White Mr. Black (2008)
- Phir Tauba Tauba (2008)
- I Am in Love (2007)
- Apna Sapna Money Money (2006) ...... Bobby Mohabbati
- Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal (2006)
- Katputtli (2006)
- Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga (2006)
- Tom Dick And Harry (2006)
- Saawan – The Love Season (2006)
- Naughty Boy (2006)
- Mr 100% – The Real Player (2006)
- Navarasa – Nine Emotions (2005) ...... Bobby Darling
- Nazar (2005) ...... Choreographer
- Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) ...... Kiran
- Page 3 (2005)
- Tauba Tauba (2004)
- Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004)
- Chalte Chalte (2003)
- Stumped (2003)
- Valentine Days (2003)
- Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002)
- Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002)
- Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002)
- Style (2001)
- Taal (1999) ...... Dress designer
Traffic Signal....fashion designer in car.
- Sasural Simar Ka (2014) As Bobby (Khushi's friend)
- Yeh Hai Aashiqui (2013) .... friend and business manager
- Late Night Show with Begum Nawazish Ali ... co-host
- Emotional Atyachar (2010)....herself
- Sach Ka Saamna (2009)
- Cornetto Anchor Hunt....herself
- Bigg Boss 1 (2006)....Herself
- "Fame Gurukul" ... celebrity contestant
- Kasauti Zindigi KI (2005)....Mr. Softy
- Kitne cool hai hum
- Kyunki Saas bahu thi
- Kaahin kissii roz
- "Bobby Darling's husband Ramneek Sharma sent to jail, bail rejected". hindustantimes.com/. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
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