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Purab Kohli at a Photoshoot
|Born||23 February 1979|
|Occupation||Model, Actor, VJ|
Purab Kohli (born 23 February 1979) is an Indian television, film actor, model and former VJ.
He started his career as an actor with the television show Hip Hip Hurray on Zee TV and earned recognition through video jockeying on Channel V. He then hosted the travel show Gone India where he toured India on budget trips.
Kohli made his acting debut in films with Bus Yuhin (2003) starring opposite Nandita Das. He has also acted in other films like Supari (2003), Vastu Shastra (2004), and 13th Floor (2005). His performance in My Brother…Nikhil (2005) got him recognition. Kohli then went on to star in Mahesh Bhatt's 2006 film Woh Lamhe and as a villain again in Bhatt's 2007 film Awarapan. He also acted in Rock On !! (2008) along with Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny and Arjun Rampal. Kohli's work in Rock On garnered him a Special Jury Mention at the 2009 Filmfare Awards in March 2009. Kohli then starred opposite Nandita Das again in the 2010-11 film I Am which was directed by Onir, who had previously directed him in My Brother…Nikhil. He also contributed financially in the making of this film. Purab's 2014 released movie Jal is a story based on villagers fight for water and dignity.
Kohli's father is a hotelier and mother is a corporate trainer. He did his schooling from Pune, Maharashtra in various schools of St. Stanislaus and The Bishop's School. He also joined a flying school to be a pilot, but did not continue. He also switched his education faculty from Science to Commerce and finally to Arts and studies Economics, Psychology and Literature.
|2005||My Brother…Nikhil||Nigel De Costa|
|2006||Bas Ek Pal|
|2006||Woh Lamhe||Sam aka Sammy|
|2007||Awarapan||Munna R. Malik|
|2008||Rock On !!||Kedar 'KD' 'Killer Drummer' Zaveri||Filmfare Special Jury Award (certificate)|
|2009||Yeh Mera India||Nachiket Joshi|
|2010||Hide & Seek||Om Jaiswal|
|2011||Turning 30||Jai Saxena|
|2012||Kuch Spice To Make It Meetha||Akshay Rana||Short film|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Shekhar|
|2015||Sense8||Rajan Rasal||Netflix series|
|2016||Rock On !! 2|
|2016||Galaxy World of Alisa||Jane (voice)||British English and Hindi dub, Episode 19|
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- "Kuch Spice To Make It Meetha". Times of India. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Purab Kohli learns Arabic during ‘Airlift’ shoot". IANS. The Indian Express. December 10, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.