|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Relatives||See Babbar family|
Prateik Babbar (born 28 November 1986) is an Indian film actor, who predominantly appears in Hindi language films, and has also acted in a Tamil movie. The son of late actress Smita Patil and actor Raj Babbar, he began his career as a production assistant before pursuing an acting career. Prior to his screen debut, Babbar appeared in television advertisements for a variety of products, including Nestle KitKat, on the recommendation of the filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar. Since his debut in Bollywood, Babbar has received accolades such as a Filmfare Award and a Stardust Award.
Babbar made his screen debut with the 2008 coming of age drama Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. He made his debut in Tamil language through Darbar. He garnered nominations at various award ceremonies including the Filmfares, Screen Awards, and the Stardust Awards for best debut, winning the last of the three. Babbar played a variety of roles in 2011, appearing in commercially viable projects such as the crime thriller Dum Maaro Dum and the political drama Aarakshan, while drawing the attention of critics for his performances in independent films, including the drama Dhobi Ghat and the romantic comedy My Friend Pinto. Following a number of box-office failures, he had his biggest successes with the thriller Baaghi 2 (2018), the comedy Chhichhore (2019) and the action drama film Darbar (2020).
Following a battle with substance abuse in 2013, a problem that Babbar had struggled with in the past as well, he went through rehab and counselling and has managed to stay sober since. He attended acting school taking up a course in method acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio in 2016. He made a comeback with the comedy drama Umrika, which opened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to positive response.
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. At the 54th Filmfare Awards, Babbar received a Special Jury certificate, as well as nominations for Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor. The film went on to become a major commercial success.
Following this initial success, he appeared in films which earned him little recognition. 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. 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. In 2014, he made Bengali film debut in film titled Auroni Taukhon with Paoli Dam.
Following a battle with substance abuse in 2013, Babbar went through rehab in Mumbai, and attended extensive counselling. After gaining sobriety, he attended acting school taking up a course in method acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio in 2016. Babbar's first role after the course was in a short film entitled The Guitar. He made his feature film comeback with the comedy drama Umrika, which opened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to positive response. In 2017, he starred in a video titled "#DilSeAzaad", which highlighted the stigmas around addictions and addicts.
In 2018, he made a comeback with the film Baaghi 2, with Tiger Shroff in lead role, where Prateik for the first time portrayed an antagonist role as Sunny. He appeared in two more films; Anubhav Sinha's Mulk where he played Shahid Mohammed and Nitin Kakkar's Mitron.
In 2019, he appeared in a comedy-drama film, Chhichhore directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, a story of seven friends. He also appeared in the 2019 Tamil language action thriller film Darbar, written and directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran starring Rajinikanth. The film was a major commercial success.
Babbar was born on 28 November 1986 and is the son of the actor-politician Raj Babbar and the actress Smita Patil. His mother died due to complications in childbirth when Prateik was born. Prateik was raised by his maternal grandparents in Mumbai. He has said in interviews that he had a strained relationship with his father while growing up, as his father was "always busy with his other family." However, he has also stated that he and his father were reconciled after Prateik grew to adulthood. Prateik's stepmother is the actress Nadira Babbar and his half-siblings are Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar, who are also actors.
In 2019, he married his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2008||Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Amit Mahant|||
|Dum Maaro Dum||Lawrence "Lorry" Gomes|||
|My Friend Pinto||Michael Pinto|
|2012||Ekk Deewana Tha||Sachin Kulkarni|
|2014||Auroni Taukhon||Bengali film|
|2017||Aroni Tokhon||Bengali Film|
|2018||Baaghi 2||Sunny Salgaonkar|
|2020||Darbar||Ajay Malhotra||Tamil film Debut|
|Mumbai Saga||Shyam Jadhav|||
|2014–2015||Box Cricket League 1||Contestant|
|2016||Shockers||Karan||Directed by Faruk Kabir|
|2019-present||Four More Shots Please!||Jeh Wadia||Amazon Prime Video||2 seasons|
|2021||Chakravyuh||Inspector Virkar||MX Original Series||1 Seasons|
|2021||Casual||Lionsgate Play||Directed by Kunal Kohli|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Filmfare Awards||Filmfare Special Jury Award (certificate)||Won|||
|Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut||Nominated|||
|Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|Stardust Awards||Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male||Won|
|Screen Awards||Screen Award for Best Male Debut||Nominated|||
|2012||Dhobi Ghaat||Stardust Awards||Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male||Nominated|||
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