Prateik Babbar

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Prateik Babbar
Prateik Babbar at the Lakme Fashion Week.jpg
Babbar at the Lakme Fashion Week, 2012
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 29)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Parent(s) Raj Babbar
Smita Patil
Relatives Nadira Babbar (Step-mother)
Juhi Babbar (half-sister)
Arya Babbar(half-brother)

Prateik Babbar (born 28 November 1986) is an Indian actor. He is the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor turned politician Raj Babbar.


Babbar assisted advertisement filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar for a year as a production assistant. During this time Babbar was cast in advertisement films for several companies, including KitKat.[2]

Babbar made his acting debut in the Aamir Khan production, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na alongside Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza. His portrayal of the annoying, attention-seeking brother of Genelia's character won him critical appreciation as well as numerous awards.[3] At the 54th Filmfare Awards, Babbar received a Special Jury certificate, as well as nominations for Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor.[4][5] The film went on to become a major commercial success.[2]

Following this initial success, he appeared in films which earned him little recognition.[6] In 2011, Babbar appeared in four films, the first of which was Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghaat, which opened to positive reviews at film festivals worldwide.[3] Babbar also featured in the action-thriller Dum Maro Dum alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Rana Daggubati, and in the Prakash Jha-directed social drama Aarakshan with Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Also, in 2011, he acted opposite Kalki Koechlin in My Friend Pinto. His subsequent films include Ekk Deewana Tha and Issaq, both of which underperformed at the box office.[6] He is currently shooting for Saurav Chakraborty's Bengali film titled Auroni Taukhon with Paoli Dam.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Babbar was born on 28 November 1986 and is the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor-politician Raj Babbar.[7][8][9] His mother died due to complications in child birth after Prateik was born.[10] He has said that he had a strained relationship with his father while growing up, as he was "always busy with his other family", but stated that he had later reconciled with him.[7] Babbar's ex step-mother is actress Nadira Babbar and his half-siblings are Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar, who are also actors.[11]

In 2011, during the filming of Ekk Deewana Tha, he began a relationship with Amy Jackson and got a tattoo reading her name on his left arm. They broke up the following year.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Amit Mahant Filmfare Special Jury Award (certificate)[4]
Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male[5]
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor[5]
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut[13]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Male Debut[14]
2011 Dhobi Ghaat Munna Nominated—Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male[5]
2011 Dum Maro Dum Lawrence "Lorry" Gomes
2011 Aarakshan Sushant Seth
2011 My Friend Pinto Michael Pinto
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Sachin Kulkarni
2013 Issaq Rahul Mishra
2014 Auroni Taukhon Bengali film


  1. ^ "Prateik Babbar BollyGraph Bio". Bolly Graph.
  2. ^ a b "Times Most Desirable Men 2011". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Prateik talks about 'My Friend Pinto' and his Bollywood journey". CNN-IBN. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Filmfare: 'Jodha...' bags 5, Priyanka, Hrithik shine". The Times of India. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Prateik Babbar | Latest Celebrity Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Jha, Shefali S. (15 September 2013). "Famous fathers and their not-so-lucky sons!". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Lalwani, Vickey (22 May 2014). "'Dad was not around while I was growing up'". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Prateik Babbar's Biography". Koimoi. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Dhingra, Deepali (16 July 2012). "Prateik's learning curve". Mid-Day. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Prateik Babbar on mother Smita Patil: Got to be her sunshine kid". NDTV. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Saroj, Shikha (22 April 2010). "I don’t meet Juhi, Arya often: Pratik". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (2 August 2012). "Prateik, Amy’s romance comes to an end". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Filmfare awards 2009 part4 HD. YouTube. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2014. Event occurs at 8:44 
  14. ^ "Star Screen Awards Nominations – 2008". Indicine. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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