Pratik Gandhi

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Pratik Gandhi
Gandhi in 2021
Born29 April 1980 (1980-04-29) (age 41)
Alma materNorth Maharashtra University
Years active2005–present
Bhamini Oza
(m. 2009)

Pratik Gandhi (born 29 April 1980) is an Indian actor. He primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema.[1] He garnered national attention and widespread critical acclaim for playing stock broker Harshad Mehta in the 2020 Sony LIV biographical drama web series Scam 1992. In 2021, Gandhi made his Bollywood lead debut with Bhavai.[2] He also will be seen along with Tapsee Pannu film in a new film titled Woh Ladki Hain Kahan.

Early life[edit]

Gandhi was born in Surat to parents who were teachers. He completed his schooling in V. D. Desai Wadiwala (Bhulka Bhavan) High School in Surat. He studied at Surat where he was involved in theatre arts. He graduated in Industrial Engineering from Pune University and started working as an engineer in Reliance Industries in day time and doing theatre in evening. He worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune and later also worked for a multinational corporation in Mumbai.[3]


Gandhi received an opportunity to work in a Gujarati play Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar with Firoz Bhagat, Apara Mehta, Vipra Rawal which was about to open in a short period. The play was commercially successful. He was landed a role performing with another stalwart of Gujarati theatre, Manoj Shah. He received a role in the Gujarati film Bey Yaar (2014) which became commercially and critically successful.[3] He continued to work in theatre with several hit plays like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi as well as Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe, in which he played multiple roles. He was included in the Limca Book of Records with his play Mohan's Masala; a monologue performed in three languages, English, Hindi and Gujarati on the same day. He played a lead role in his next Wrong Side Raju (2016), which also became commercially and critically successful. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.[4]

He garnered national attention and widespread critical acclaim for playing stock broker Harshad Mehta in the 2020 Sony LIV biographical drama web series Scam 1992. The success of the series is also said to have spawned the desire to gain financial literacy in India.[5][6][7][8][9] In 2021, he played lead in Gujarati drama web series Vitthal Teedi. He was praised for his performance and the show received positive reviews.[10]

He was praised for his performance in 2021 Hindi film Bhavai. It was his first Hindi film as a lead. The film received mix reviews.[11][12][13] His upcoming Hindi film Atithi Bhooto Bhava is under post-production.[14] He started filming Dedh Bigha Zameen, written and directed by Pulkit.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Gandhi's parents are teachers by profession. He married television and theatre actress Bhamini Oza in 2009. Miraya, their daughter was born in 2014. His younger brother Punit Gandhi is a designer by profession but has sung "Athadaya Kare Che" for film Love Ni Bhavai.[16][17][18]


Year Play Role(s) Language(s)
2005 Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar Ravikant Deewan Gujarati
2007 Jujave Roop Dapher Gujarati
Apurva Avsar 6 characters Gujarati, Hindi
2008 Amarfal Gujarati
Saat Tari Akvees part 1 Rudra Gujarati
2009 Saat Tari Akvees part 1 Mukesh Chovatia Gujarati
2010 Chho Chok Chovees Gujarati
2012 Bohot Nachyo Gopal Krishna Gujarati
2013 Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe 7 characters - Popat, Akhil, Vimal, Kaka, Naresh, etc. Gujarati
Hu Chandrakant Bakshi[16][19] Chandrakant Bakshi Gujarati
2014 Master Madam Master Gujarati
2015 Mohan No Masalo[20] Mohandas Gandhi Gujarati, Hindi, English
Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon Bharat Ram Hindi
2016 Sikka Ni Triji Baaju Dhiru Sixer Gujarati
2018 Sir Sir Sarla[21] Sir Gujarati



Year Title Role Language Ref.
2006 Yours Emotionally Mani English [22]
2007 68 Pages Umrao's brother Hindi [23]
2014 Bey Yaar Tapan - Tino Gujarati [24]
2016 Wrong Side Raju Raju Gujarati [25]
2017 Tamburo Bhavik Gujarati [26]
Love Ni Bhavai Aditya Gujarati [27]
2018 Loveyatri Nagendra 'Negative' Pathak Hindi [28]
Mitron Raunak Hindi [29]
Ventilator Prashant Gujarati [30]
2019 Dhunki Nikunj Gujarati [31]
Gujarat 11 Nirmal Gujarati [32]
2020 Luv Ni Love Storys Luv Gujarati [33]
Aavartan Gujarati [34]
2021 Bhavai Rajaram Joshi Hindi [35]
2021 Shimmy Amol Parekh Hindi
TBA Atithi Bhooto Bhava dagger TBA Hindi Post-production
TBA Dedh Bigha Zameen dagger TBA Hindi Filming[36]
TBA Untitled film dagger Ani Hindi Filming[37]
TBA Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? dagger TBA Hindi Filming[38]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Language Platform Notes Ref.
2020 Scam 1992 Harshad Mehta Hindi Sony Liv All 10 episodes [39]
2021 Vitthal Teedi (Season 1) Vitthal Tripathi Gujarati OHO Gujarati All 6 episodes [40]
Star vs Food (Season 1) Himself English, Hindi Discovery+ Episode 5 [41]
Gangistan Aashu Patel Hindi Spotify All 48 podcast episodes [42]
TBA Six Suspects dagger TBA Hindi Disney+Hotstar [43]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2021 Indian Television Academy Award Best Actor (Series) Scam 1992 Won [44]


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  26. ^ Tamburo Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 3 April 2018
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  28. ^ "Pratik Gandhi shoots for Loveratri in Ahmedabad - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Mitron Cast List | Mitron Movie Star Cast | Release Date | Movie Trailer | Review- Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  30. ^ Ventilator Movie Review {4.0/5}: Critic Review of Ventilator by Times of India, retrieved 15 September 2018
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  34. ^ "Air Light". Scientific American. 24 (2): 24. 7 January 1871. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01071871-24. ISSN 0036-8733.
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  37. ^ "Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi, Ileana D'Cruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy to star in an upcoming romantic comedy-drama". Bollywood Hungama. 11 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  38. ^ "Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi to star together in comedy-drama Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?, first look unveiled". Bollywood Hungama. 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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  40. ^ "Vitthal Teedi: Pratik Gandhi is a master gambler in his follow-up series to Scam 1992. Watch trailer". 2 May 2021.
  41. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (13 May 2021). "Star Vs Food: Scam 1992 star Pratik Gandhi explores culinary skills to cook unique dishes : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  42. ^ "Gangistan review: Pratik Gandhi tries his best to elevate Spotify's pointless crime podcast". The Indian Express. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  43. ^ "Richa Chadha, Pratik Gandhi begin shooting for web series Six Suspects". The Indian Express. 21 March 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  44. ^ "ITA Awards 2021 full winners list out. Surbhi Chandna and Pratik Gandhi win big". India Today. Retrieved 3 October 2021.

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