Pratik Gandhi

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Pratik Gandhi
Born Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s)
Bhamini Oza (m. 2009)

Pratik Gandhi (Gujarati: પ્રતિક ગાંધી), is an Indian theatre and film actor who primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pratik Gandhi was born in Surat to parents who were teachers. Pratik Gandhi studied at Bhulka Bhavan, Surat where he is involved in theatre arts. He wanted to become a doctor but opted for Industrial Engineering in Maharashtra due to low grades in school. He graduated and started working as a salesman in day and in theatre in evening. He worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune and works for a multinational corporation in Mumbai.

Career[edit]

He 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 Gujarati film Bey Yaar (2014) which became commercially and critically successful.[2] He continued to work in theatre with several hit plays like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi as well as અમે બધા સાથે તો દુનિયા લઈએ માથે, 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.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Pratik Gandhi married television and theatre actress Bhamini Oza in 2009. He has a daughter born in 2014.[5][6][7]

Works[edit]

Theater[edit]

Play Character Language
Aa Paar ke Pele Paar (2005) Ravikant Deewan Gujarati
Jujave Roop (2007) Dapher Gujarati
Apurva Avasar (2007) 6 characters Gujarati, Hindi
Amarfal (2008) - Gujarati
Saat tari Akvees part 1 (2008) Rudra Gujarati
Saat tari Akvees part 1 (2009) Mukesh Chovatia Gujarati
Chho chok Chovees (2010) - Gujarati
Bohot Nachyo Gopal (2012) Krishna Gujarati
Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye mathe (2013) 7 characters - Popat, Akhil, Vimal, Kaka, Naresh, etc. Gujarati
Hu Chandrakant Bakshi (2013)[5][8] Chandrakant Bakshi Gujarati
Master Madam (2014) Master Gujarati
Mohan No Masalo (2015)[9] Mohandas Gandhi Gujarati, Hindi, English
Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (2015) Bharat Ram Hindi
Sikka Ni Triji Baaju (2016) Dhiru Sixer Gujarati
Sir Sir Sarla (2018)[10] Sir Gujarati

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Character Language Ref.
2006 Yours Emotionally Mani English [11]
2014 Bey Yaar Tapan - Tino Gujarati [12]
2016 Wrong Side Raju Raju Gujarati [13]
2017 Tamburo (film) Bhavik Gujarati [14]
2017 Love Ni Bhavai Aditya Gujarati [15]
2018 Loveratri Unknown Hindi [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soumitra DasSoumitra Das, TNN (27 August 2014). "Dhollywood is changing: Pratik Gandhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Navya Malini (1 September 2014). "Bey Yaar". Times of India.  4/5 stars
  3. ^ Sankayan Ghosh (9 September 2016). "Film review: Wrong Side Raju". Livemint. 
  4. ^ Shruti Chaturvedi (6 September 2016). "An extraordinary story of an average struggling actor in Mumbai – The city of dreams". Chaaipani. 
  5. ^ a b "I don't wish to get categorised: Pratik Gandhi". DNA. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (18 March 2014). "Bhamini Oza Gandhi blessed with a baby girl". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Tribune Lifestyle". The Tribune, Chandigarh, India. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Seta, Keyur (1 October 2013). "Review: Hu Chandrakant Bakshi – Meet the bold and rebellious author". My Theatre Cafe. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.mumbaitheatreguide.com/dramas/reviews/mohan-no-masalo-gujarati-play-reviews.asp
  10. ^ "Makarand Deshpande: People are asking me when I'm coming out with the Marathi version of 'Sir Sir Sarla'". BombayTimes. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "My theatre background really helped me: Pratik Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  12. ^ "Look Who's Filming". mid-day. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Ghosh, Sankhayan (2016-08-31). "'Wrong Side Raju': New age for Gujarati cinema". https://www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 2018-04-03.  External link in |work= (help)
  14. ^ Tamburo Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 2018-04-03 
  15. ^ "Gujarati, "Love Ni Bhavai" set to release in Australia and New Zealand on 23 Nov, in USA on 15 Dec". Newsfolo. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  16. ^ "Pratik Gandhi shoots for Loveratri in Ahmedabad - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 

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