Pulkit Samrat

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Pulkit Samrat
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Pulkit Samrat
Born 29 December 1983 (age 33)
Delhi, India
Other names Mr Fit
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Shweta Rohira (m. 2014; div. 2015)

Pulkit Samrat is an Indian film actor and model. He made his debut in Hindi cinema with Bittoo Boss (2012).

Early life and background[edit]

Pulkit Samrat was born and brought up in a joint family in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi,[1] where his family has its real estate business. He studied at Manav Sthali School, New Rajendra Nagar till class X[1] and completed his schooling from Montfort Senior Secondary School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi and joined an advertising course at Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi. However, after studying for five months, he received a modelling assignment. Thereafter he quit his studies and shifted to Mumbai, where joined acting course run by Kishore Namit Kapoor.[1]

Career[edit]

Pulkit shifted to Mumbai in 2005,[2] and made his television debut in the role of Lakshya Virani in long-running television show by Balaji Telefilms, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006, which first got him recognition,[3] though he quit the show in 2007.[4][5]

In 2011, Samrat appeared as the lead in choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant's musical theatrical Taj Express.[2]

Debut in Films (2012-2014)[edit]

He made his film debut with Bittoo Boss (2012), wherein he played the role of a wedding videographer from Punjab.[2] Though the film didn't do well, he got noticed.[6]

Film Career (2012-present)[edit]

His performance in "Bittoo Boss" (2012) led to his second film, Fukrey produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film was released in June, 2013 to good reviews, and later became a sleeper hit.[7] In 2014, he then appeared in a cameo role in Jai Ho as a police inspector. Then he played the lead in O Teri produced by Atul Agnihotri, opposite Bilal Amrohi and Sarah Jane Dias. In 2015, his first film was Arbaaz Khan's Dolly Ki Doli opposite Sonam Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao.[8] In 2016, Samrat starred in Divya Khosla Kumar's Sanam Re opposite Yami Gautam.[9] The film was a hit.[10] Samrat has also been signed on for Vicky Bhari's Ticket To Bollywood opposite Amyra Dastur.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He married his long-time girlfriend Shweta rohira on 3 November 2014. Rohira is also "rakhi-sister" to actor Salman Khan.[12] Khan was even involved in the promotion of Samrat's debut film.[13][14] The couple separated in November 2015.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role
2012 Bittoo Boss Bittoo Boss
2013 Fukrey Hunny (Vikas Gulati)
2014 Jai Ho Inspector Abhay Rajput
2014 O Teri Prantabh Pratab (P.P)
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Robin Singh
2015 Bangistan Praveen Chaturvedi / Allahrakha Khan
2016 Sanam Re Akash
2016 Junooniyat Jahan Bakshi
2017 3 Storeys
2017 Fukrey Returns Hunny (Vikas Gulati)
2017 Veere Ki Wedding
2018 Paltan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Lakshya Virani
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai (Episode 5) Reality series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Salman bhai is my brother-in-law: Pulkit Samrat". The Times Of India. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Look who's on the big screen!". The Hindu. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pulkit Samrat, Prachi Desa: TV actors finally crossover into Bollywood". CNN-IBN. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "I had got bored of my character in TV: Pulkit Samrat". The Times Of India. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "What the heck, Pulkit?". The Times Of India. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bittoo Boss: Movie Review". The Times Of India. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fukrey Emerges A HIT". Box Office India. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  8. ^ Priya Gupta (8 March 2014). "Pulkit Samrat with Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam in Junooniyat". Bollywood Hungama News Network. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  10. ^ http://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/box-office-clashes-february-aligarh-neerja-ghayal-once-again-sanam-re/
  11. ^ Ankur Pathak (11 April 2014). "Pulkit Samrat and Aditi Rao Hydari in 'Ticket To Bollywood'". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Sarkar, Prarthna (4 November 2014). "Entertainment Celebrity 'Fukrey' Actor Pulkit Samrat Weds Salman Khan's Sister Shweta Rohira". 
  13. ^ Subhash K Jha (19 April 2012). "Why Salman is promoting Bitto Boss' Pulkit Samrat". Rediff.com Movies. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pulkit Samrat feeling blessed to get Salman's support". Indian Express. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Pulkit Samrat separates from wife Shweta Rohira"

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